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Upstate New York
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    1. scubamountaingirl
    2. scubamountaingirl
      yech thanks for the heads (no pun intended) up...this will alter my decision to go there...diving all day in one pampers is a drag...hope to meet you some day
      No - I won't be there. Too cold for me. The weather on the surface will be much more difficult than the water. There are woods to go into or there is a convenience store about 3 miles away.
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    5. FishNut
      I see your Feet :p
    6. TSandM
      Wendy -- Sorry to have taken so long to reply, but I was in the South Pacific with little internet access, and I haven't been on SB for a month.

      It sounds as though you simply aren't carrying enough weight. I don't know what you were diving for exposure protection before, but a Fusion with a Mk2 or Mk3 undergarment is going to need a LOT of ballast. I wear a total of 31 pounds (20 on a belt, 5 in the backplate, and 6 on the cambands) with my Fusion and MK3, and that's with Jet fins and a can light.

      I've caught myself a couple of times, underestimating the weight needed with an equipment change, and then feeling as though my diving skills have gone to hell in a handbasket, when it's just underweighting. Now, managing the balance in the water, once you have determined how much weight you need altogether, is a different story. But I'd highly recommend doing a formal weight check to determine total ballast needed, and then work on moving it around until you can balance horizontally.

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    Upstate New York
    I am an artist by profession
    Certification Agencies:
    Dive History:
    I learned in New Paltz, got my cert. in very cold and murky water and promptly went off to Mexico to dive...learned in the cenotes about buoyancy, lol, went for one open water. I just went to Florida and wreck dove in Tarpon Springs for two days that was nice. now I am planning my next trip....hard to dive in the mountains but i try. Minnewaska NY, Dutch Springs for DUI day. More Dutch, more Minnewaska.. we dove to a reef in the Atlantic. more wrecks to come...
    I joined NEUE...gue and utd
    Certification History:
    The usual, PADI NAUI, OW, AOW, Rescue, First responder, etc. ect. fudies and intro to tech tdi
    Certification Level:
    ow, nitrox, drysuit, AOW. peak performance buoyancy , rescue, first responder , etc etc
    # of Logged Dives:
    100 - 199
    Dive Classification:
    Just An "Average" Diver
    Years Certified:
    Three Years
    Dive Equipment:
    3mill wetsuit , Dui tsl 350 , scuba pro jetfins,
    Edge Epic Reg, DIN with a yoke tradeout ,HOG SPG, oceanic compass, promate depth guage
    Halycon backplate, Halcyon wing, xs steel 100's
    Rebreather Experience: