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    Riviera Maya, MX June 10-17, Whale Sharks

    we have a few openings left for the trip. The flyer gives you the basics. PM me or call for more information. I have take groups to this resort and Dive Operator multiple times. All inclusive. The only cash you will need is for tipping the Captaindxand Guides. (No tipping at the...
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    Open Letter to Dive Training - March/April Cover Article a Disservice

    The Executive Editor has offered to publish a response in the next issue, but I feel that more people will have read the cover article than will read a letter in a subsequent issue. I know Dive Training strives to support the industry and retail shops but they missed the mark this issue. The...
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    Warning about dive schools

    Does ACDI or anyone provide a scorecard of any type associated with the schools?
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    Accident at Lake Rawlings Sunday 05/27/2012

    Firstly, my heart goes out to the family, instructor, class and rescuers. We were on site with a couple of students ready to do their last OW dive for certification when this occurred. We primarily got out of the way as there were many hands helping. We did take O2 down. (They likely had a...
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    WISDOM Computer circa 2004

    Said computer has been great. However, in MAR 2012 I changed batteries for a dive trip, I have completed about 10 dives and I got a low battery indication. Changed batteries and after 10 mote dive and 5 days got same low battery indication, while on this battery it would not hold the...
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    SCUBAJAM VA - Where Youth come to Dive

    SCUBAJAM is a 4 day weekend of diving related activities for youth at Lake Rawlings in Virginia over Labor Day weeekend. It will be 30 AUG to 3 SEP. Activites from past years have included: underwater archealogy, equipment demonstrations, ROVs, scavenger hunts, search and recovery activities...
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    Video from the 2011 SCUBAJAM: ScubaJam2011 - YouTube
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    Marine Conservation Diving for youth

    Come join Crew300 ( and participate in Marine Conservation projects. We have 5 trips planned for 2012. 1-5 MAR - Coral Reef Conservation Training. 9-15 APR Puerto Aventuras Mex 14-21 APR Puerto Aventuras Mex 14-21 JUL Key Largo, FL Fall 2012 - Bonaire We will have the luxury...
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    Are you on Facebook? If so - here are some pictures:!/media/set/?set=a.257547627611661.70786.201429409890150&type=3 Here is a video on the site: Home We had a good turn out, but are looking for more in 2012. The dates are set. Aug 31 - Sep3
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    The program is firming up: Underwater Archeaology Rescue Squad Scavenger Hunt U/W Photography Bouyancy Challenge Night Dive (there were mermaid sightings last year) $$$ prizes for continuing education Blackbeard Cruise prize fins, flashlights, masks, and more.
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    Where did your Scouts/Venturers dive today?

    Venturing Crew 1904 from VA was diving in Puerto Aventuras Mexico. While there we saw Crew 9 from Rome NY. Managed to kill some lionfish as well!
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    Where did your Scouts/Venturers dive today?

    Crew 1904 in Stafford VA is looking to do some training in June. Open Water for some and AOW for others. In July, a few of us are going to Mexico to participate in a Lionfish research expedition. Then in SEPT we will be at SCUBAJAM-VA.ORG Mike
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    BSA Troops and Venture Crews ages 12-20 certified divers all over the state are participating in ScubaJam Virginia a gathering for an event filled weekend of camping and diving on Labor Day weekend 2011! Here is a link to our website: Home
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    Trieste Anniversary Party

    I had the pleasure of attending the Explorer's Club (Washington Group) recption on Tuesday evening to celebrate the anniversay. Don Walsh was the speaker and he was introduced by George Martin. It was a good evening. I liked Don's comment that he is writing a book - "The Right Stuff but...
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    Museum Visit

    While diving on Spring Break, Venturers from BSA Crew 1904 visited the musuem one afternoon. We had a great visit. The hands-on displays appealed to the youth, especially the weight of water displacement. The collection of helmets is really impressive. I know there are many of the older...
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