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May 14, 2004
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August 17
Home Page:
Salem, MA (North of Boston)
System Administrator / IT lackey

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Instructor, Scuba, Male, from Salem, MA (North of Boston)

Snowbirding in Cave Country (Florida) Jan 11, 2021

    1. macado
      Snowbirding in Cave Country (Florida)
    2. macado
      More dives than my post count. I'd like to keep it that way..
    3. macado
      More dives than my post count. I'd like to keep it that way..
    4. mmtndiver
      Dude if that lobster pinched your finger it would look worse then that little old lion fish poke you got! Good having a couple of beers with ya. Did you make the 6oclock ferry in time?
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    August 17
    Home Page:
    Salem, MA (North of Boston)
    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. I crew/captain on a dive boat. I also teach OW classes occasionally.

    I 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.

    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, 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, Lake Michigan), Scapa Flow (Scotland), Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and New Zealand.

    I am not DIR/GUE nor do I claim to be. I am mostly brand agnostic when it comes to certifications. I'll dive with anyone at least once, maybe even twice until they can prove they're not trying to kill me. 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
    NAUI Advanced
    PADI Nitrox
    PADI Rescue
    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 Divemaster
    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:
    • rEvo
    • SF2
    Diving Rebreathers Since:
    Work in an IT department as a System Administrator for a university.


    More dives than my post count and I'd like to keep it that way...
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