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HeliMech
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Whitehorse, Yukon - land of very little diving
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Manager - Aerospace

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HeliMech

Nassau Grouper, Male, from Whitehorse, Yukon - land of very little diving

Total DIR Stroke Jul 16, 2018

HeliMech was last seen:
Jan 9, 2019
    1. HeliMech
      HeliMech
      Total DIR Stroke
    2. dhaines429
      dhaines429
      I live in your area and get out diving quite a bit and don't mind diving with newer divers. I remember what it was like when I first got certified and didn't have people to dive with. I'll be at Whytecliff on Sunday for OPD barbeque.
      1. HeliMech
        HeliMech
        I'll be there Sat, to finish up my deep cert.

        Is OPD Ocean Pro Divers? If so, have you had much experience with them? They happen to be my closest dive shop but I have only bought my dive computer and some soft weight from them. Let me know your opinion. Apparently they have a BBQ...that's a great start. ;-)

        I need to make a point of checking out their buddy board too.
        Feb 8, 2018
      2. dhaines429
        dhaines429
        Yup. Ocean Pro Divers. I have dealt with most of the shops. OPD is good and I do a lot of work in South Surrey so end up down there and I know the crowd there. Barbeque and fun dive Sunday, $10 if you want food. If you are into mid week evening dives the Whytecliff Wednesday page is a good one. John will make sure you are buddied with someone or buddy with you, the whole WW crowd is great.
        Feb 8, 2018
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Whitehorse, Yukon - land of very little diving
    Occupation:
    Manager - Aerospace
    Gender:
    Male
    Certification Agencies:
    PADI
    Dive History:
    Mexico and British Columbia

    Best dive: HMCS Annapolis
    Certification History:
    PADI Open Water
    PADI Advanced Open Water
    PADI Drysuit Specialty
    PADI Enriched Air Specialty
    PADI Deep Specialty
    Certification Level:
    PADI Advanced Open Water
    # of Logged Dives:
    50 - 99
    Dive Classification:
    Just An "Average" Diver
    Years Certified:
    Two Years
    Dive Equipment:
    Zeagle FH7 / F8 Primary w/F8 Octo
    Hollis Elite 2 Harness w/ Hollis SS Backplate and C45 LX Wing
    Hollis integrated weight pockets. Hollis and Scubapro trim weight pockets.
    Bare Trilam Tech Dry Drysuit
    Bare CT 200 Undergarment
    Scubapro Seawing Nova Fins
    Scubapro Rock Boots
    OTS Spectrum
    Zeagle Scope Dual Mask
    Bare Hood
    Light and Motion Sola 1200 Dive Light
    Underwater Kinetics C8 L2 Dive Light
    4x Luxfer AL80 Tanks
    1x HP Steel 120
    1x Luxfer 40 Pony Bottle w/ Oceanic Gamma 2 first stage and Zeagle Z second stage.
    Shearwater Perdix AI w/transmitter
    Suunto Sk8 Compass
    GoPro Hero 5 Black w/GoPro Super Suit and Light and Motion Sidekick Duo
    2x 20lb Pocket Weights
    Storm Safety Whistle.
    Tried diving for the first time when I was 12. Open Water Certification course in Vancouver with a dive shop that doesn't exist anymore. Heavy gear for a kid, long walks for shore dives with weights, no drysuit and horrible (and terrifying) visibility in Howe Sound...lost interest after second dive.

    I'm 46 now and it has always bugged me that I never followed through with it.

    Did a Discover Scuba Dive in Punta De Mita, Mexico last February and I was hooked after diving the Marrietas.

    Returned to same dive shop and location this October to complete our OW certification. Conditions weren't great but it was nice to learn and experience some adversity in big swells, slightly rough surface etc.

    My awesome girlfriend has been along for the ride. Unlike myself she completed her PADI OW as a kid.

    Hard to explain it but I'm drawn to diving in a semi-profound kind of way. It's hard to put the world and regular life behind you on land but underwater I'm alive in the moment. Like being instantly on another planet...

    I'm back home in Langley. Drysuit, Enriched Air, Advanced OW and Deep are now complete.

    Next up some throwaway C card given on an upcoming liveaboard trip then Wreck Specialty...

    I can't wait.

    JR