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PADI Pro, Male, from Salem, MA (mentally in Cozumel, MX)
More dives than my post count. I'd like to keep it that way.. May 5, 2017
- August 17
- Home Page:
- Salem, MA (mentally in Cozumel, MX)
- System Administrator / IT lackey
- eBay User Name:
- Blog / MySpace URL:
- Certification Agencies:
- An alphabet soup of letters and occasional common sense.
- Dive History:
I do most of my local diving in New England although I usually try to make 3-5 trips a year to Cozumel. In 2009/2013 I got greedy and visited Cozumel 6 times in one year; I think that's my record. I crew/captain on a dive boat and teach OW classes locally in Cape Ann/Boston most weekends in the summer.
All over New England (mostly Boston, Cape Ann, Rhode Island, Vermont), Cozumel, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Playa Del Carmen/Tulum, Belize, Fort Lauderdale/Pompano Beach, Florida Keys, North Florida Caves, St Lucia, Bahamas, North Carolina, St Lawrence River Seaway (Brockville Ontario & Alexandria Bay, NY), Newfoundland, Great Lakes (Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Erie), Scapa Flow (Scotland), Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and New Zealand.
Also, I am not DIR/GUE nor do I claim to be. I am brand agnostic when it comes to certification agencies. Wing, BCD, horse collar or plastic garbage bag..whatever floats your fancy.
- Certification History:
Common Sense (some people seem to lack this prerequisite)
PADI Open Water
PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspector
TDI Nitrox Blender / SDI-TDI Visual Inspector
TDI Cavern Diver/TDI Intro to Cave
FMAS/CMAS Cave 2
TDI Advanced Nitrox/TDI Decompression Procedures
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
Emergency First Response Instructor (EFR)
IANTD CCR rEvo Diver (MOD1)
TDI CCR rEvo Normoxic Trimix (MOD2)
IANTD Rebreather Cave / NSS-CDS Rebreather Cave
IANTD Full Trimix CCR (MOD3)
TDI SF2 Air Diluent eCCR
TDI Advanced Trimix
GUE Fundamentals (Part 1)
- Certification Level:
- CCR Full Cave/Full Trimix (MOD3)
- # of Logged Dives:
- 1,000 - 2,499
- Dive Classification:
- Just An "Average" Diver
- Years Certified:
- Ten Or More Years
- Dive Equipment:
Lots of gear but thankfully not as much as some people. Compiled from various bits and pieces, some old, some new.
Rebreathers: rEvo II Mini mCCR / SF2 eCCR
Doubles Regulator Sets: Apeks ATX50 Second Stages with Apeks DS4 First Stages. Multiple sets.
Deco/Stage Regulators: Multiple sets of Apeks ATX50 Regs with Apeks DSTs and DS4s. Multiple sets of HOG D1 Second Stages and D1 First Stages
Vintage Regs: Aqualung DW Mistral Double House Regulator (Circa 1965-1975). Aqualung DA Aquamaster (West Warner address) with Phoenix HPR second stage. Voit Trieste R-22 Double Hose Regulator. Completely rebuilt, custom made diaphragm to improve cracking effort.
ScubaPro Mk5 3rd Gen, Voit MR-12 Regs. Other regs in various levels of deterioration and abuse.
Too much other stuff to list.
- Rebreather Type:
- Rebreather Experience:
Work in an IT department as a System Administrator for a university.
- Diving Rebreathers Since:
SignatureMore dives than my post count and I'd like to keep it that way...