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Guy Alcala
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Guy Alcala

Solo Diver, from SF Bay Area

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  • About

    SF Bay Area
    Certification Agencies:
    Dive History:
    OW cert in Monterey/Carmel area, where I do most of my diving. A few dives in mountain lakes. Have yet to go to any exotic dive destinations, but will eventually go to places where there are wrecks to dive. I plan to get tech certified so I can dive deep wrecks, including penetration, and may get cave certified although I have less interest in that. I'm in good shape and a strong swimmer; I like to cover longish distances when shore diving, and enjoy doing compass nav. and surveying/mapping. With the help of some friends I've mapped a compass navigation course at the breakwater in Monterey, using GPS, an orienteering compass, surveyor's tape and a reel: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ba_diving/files/San%20Carlos%20Beach%20%28Breakwater%29/. As with many of my other sports, I often prefer diving solo, as my SAC rate is lower and I never feel rushed or held back, nor do I have to worry about buddies. But I like diving with buddies with similar conditioning, speed and interests.
    Certification History:
    SSI: OW 1/07; AOW (Deep, Night/Limited Vis, Nav., Dry Suit) 3/07; Nitrox 7/07. PADI: Altitude 9/07; Rescue (EFR/CPR/AED/DAN O2 Provider) 4/08; Nav. 8/08.
    Certification Level:
    # of Logged Dives:
    200 - 499
    Dive Classification:
    Experienced Diver
    Years Certified:
    Three Years
    Dive Equipment:
    Hog harness BP/Wing, Dry Suit, 5' primary/bungied secondary, wrist computer, wrist compass, SPG, mechanical watch, mechanical depth gauge
    Rebreather Experience: