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  1. keralucu

    Excellent website...

    Has anyone seen this WWF site (that would be World Wildlife Foundation... :out: )? I stumbled across it while searching for stuff on my beloved whale sharks - it's really well done and informative... Check it out: Mesoamerican Reef
  2. keralucu

    I'd like to introduce...

    ... Kingfish, who signed up a couple of days ago but couldn't work out how to get into a thread! I think I've showed him how to do it, so hopefully you'll reply to this, Rob? Welcome to the Board - as a newly addicted and extremely fanatical scuba diver I am 100% sure you will soon become...
  3. keralucu

    Finally AOW!!!

    :dance: Woooohooo - I am AOW as of yesterday!! :dance: After several months of bad weather, lack of customers for my LDS hence cancelling trips, I finally did my last AOW dive on Saturday - The Deep Dive. Had a bit of trouble equalising at first, due to recently getting over a cold, but...
  4. keralucu

    Educate me...

    What with the major hurricanes and tropical storms that have been hitting the Caribbean lately, I was wondering what effect, if any, this kind of weather has on what's below the surface of the ocean? What happens to marine life and reefs while all this damage and chaos is going on above?
  5. keralucu

    I'd just like to say...

    To all you guys around the world who celebrate it.... HAPPY HALLOWEEN! from us in Thailand who are also celebrating our 'Loy Krathong' Festival tonight.... Have a good one and don't eat too much candy - it's bad for your teeth! :devilish:
  6. keralucu

    Introducing a long-time lurker....

    .... my li'l sista, Sea Squirt! I decided to take this intro into my own hands because I know she has been skulking around the edges of the board for months now (it's taken me that long to find out what her username is!). Sea Squirt always enjoys hearing about my exchanges with all my...
  7. keralucu

    Need help from UK Divers...

    Hello everyone in the UK... I need a bit of help finding a suitable dive club for a friend of a friend in London who is coming on our Similan dive trip in Feb next year. He certified OW in April last year in Thailand (Koh Tao) and hasn't dived since so he needs to do a refresher and maybe...
  8. keralucu

    Sandfly allergy

    Hi docs et al.... Can anyone advise me of a suitable course of anti-histamines to be taken to combat a severe allergy to sandfly bites? What I mean is, something to be taken for a week or so before going to a sandfly-infested area that will aid in toning down the allergic reaction. My mum...
  9. keralucu

    fenfluramine & diving

    Hi Docs.... What can you tell me about the above? Have there been any studies on this drug and diving? Thanks
  10. keralucu

    Diving & Epilepsy

    Is there a link I can go to to read about epilepsy and diving? I'd like to know more about it. Thanks, Docs :)
  11. keralucu

    Ginger works!

    Hi all - for those of you wondering about seasickness remedies and are nervous about taking chemicals that may make you drowsy (see my previous thread on dimenhydrenate) I just thought I'd tell you that I tried the ginger approach and it really worked well for me. An hour and a half before we...
  12. keralucu

    Dimenhydrenate

    Can the Docs tell me what the correct dosage for dimenhydrenate should be? I did a search on it, but there are apparently no references to this drug on the boards so far. On Sunday, four of us were on a small boat on the way to a dive site when the weather turned foul and we were being...
  13. keralucu

    Underwater seasickness... :(

    Does anyone have any hints on how to combat the following?: On Saturday I was to do my Peak Performance Buoyancy course. We got to the beach, the weather was good, water looked good from the shore. We went down to about 3m and began learning our skills. Viz was bad - less than a metre...
  14. keralucu

    Nasal decongestant sprays & diving..

    What do the docs say about using Afrin Nasal Spray - 12 hour(oxymetazoline Hydrochloride) in the event of blocked sinuses before diving? It seems to have a lot of contraindications...
  15. keralucu

    To all US members...

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO YOU ALL - HOPE YOU GUYS HAVE A GREAT DAY WITH YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, DIVING OR DOING WHATEVER IT IS YOU DO ON THE 4TH OF JULY... (I know fireworks figure into this somewhere! And for some reason I am thinking of hotdogs/bbq's?? :p)
  16. keralucu

    'My' whale shark pics...

    Following on from my very first post "Totally addicted after 6 dives..." these are the links to the pics of my mates playing with the whale shark. Thought you would like to see them... :) http://www.scubagirls.com/keralucu/awws.jpg http://www.scubagirls.com/keralucu/awws2.jpg...
  17. keralucu

    First Night Dive

    I just did mine. It was scary as hell but at the same time I was proud of myself for not freaking. Surface conditions were lovely - water flat as can be and warm, but down below, viz less than 2m.... It was hard to fin properly because I didn't know what I might accidently touch and we had to...
  18. keralucu

    Exhaling through my nose

    I just came back from my second dive trip (now up to 10 dives which is very exciting for me) but I had a real problem this time with my breathing. I found that I kept exhaling through my nose which of course causes bubbles to escape from the mask. I don't know why this was happening as in my...
  19. keralucu

    going Advanced

    What's the general consensus on taking your advanced immediately after your OW? I know people do it straight away, but I think it would be good to do a few dives first. I'm going again in 2 weeks, originally to do the Advanced, but my sister, who is my dive buddy, says she wants to wait for a...
  20. keralucu

    Totally addicted after 6 dives

    Hi everyone. I'm so glad I found this site - it looks like exactly what I need to express the joy I've just discovered on getting OW Certified. I'm in Thailand, where we have some of the best dive spots around (I believe) and after being on this planet for almost 33 years, AND spending 4...
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