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  1. Maxwelll

    GUE Fundamentals

    Apologies if this isn't the appropriate forum. I'm not a new diver, but let's say I'm new-ish (about 80 dives total). Just got TDI wreck, advanced nitrox, and deco certified. I'm serious about advancing my skills and dedicating my resources towards that end. Generally, my core skills are good...
  2. Maxwelll

    Replacement tongue / nipple assembly for Si Tech Shell inflator?

    Salacious title indeed. The two prongs on the end of the tongue busted off, making it a pain to inflate the suit (the inflator hose has to be continuously shoved into the inflation valve to compensate for the missing prongs). Curious if anyone's got a link where I can buy a replacement nipple...
  3. Maxwelll

    Recommendation for soft Goodman handle dive light?

    Just got TDI tech certified so it's time to move away from lanyards. During my training I used a Sola 1200 and generally found it agreeable. I notice the Sola 2500 has the better battery with superior runtimes and quicker charging. However during training I was in my wetsuit - in reality I'll...
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    Do the plastic washers in trilam drysuits need grease?

    I recently took the the wrist dump valve off my trilaminate dry suit and when I did, I noticed that on the inside of the suit, there was a lightweight, semi flexible plastic washer between the suit and the back piece of the valve itself. When handling it felt very slightly greasy. Similar...
  5. Maxwelll

    What kind of regulator service should I get?

    It's nearing time to get my Apeks (DST + 2 XTX50's) their first servicing. Lucky me there's an LDS in town that services Apeks. I know it's typically recommended to get your regs serviced every year / 100 dives, but which service is recommended for this? See the menu below from my LDS.
  6. Maxwelll

    How to assemble DSMB / spool with line swivel?

    Hello, Looking for a resource video instructional on how best to assemble / utilize a DSMB + spool where the line itself has one of those metal swivels? Not looking to just stuff it in a BCD / drysuit pocket but assemble properly to be clipped to D ring.
  7. Maxwelll

    SOLD!!! XS Scuba Compass w/ retractor - like new

    Selling my XS Scuba compass as I've switched to another model. This compass typically sells for around $90 new. I've taken it on maybe 10 dives and it looks and functions like new. Asking $50 OBO, domestic shipping included.
  8. Maxwelll

    SOLD!!! XS Scuba Compass w/ retractor - like new

    Selling my compass as I've switched to a bungee-mounted model. This compass is considered high quality and is typically around $90 brand new. I've taken this compass on probably 10 dives total, looks and functions like new. Asking $50 OBO, domestic (USA) shipping included.
  9. Maxwelll

    SOLD!!! RK3's - L, White, barely used

    I've got a pair of RK3's (standard version, NOT HDs) I'm ready to part with. Too small for me as I've switched to drysuit diving. I've taken these on maybe 10 dives total. They're in perfect shape save for a couple minor scuffs (inevitable for these fins). Foot pocket retainers included...
  10. Maxwelll

    Excited to start my journey into tech diving

    I'm a pretty new diver, having done only around 35 dives after getting certified a year and a half ago. I wouldn't exactly call my initial OW certification dives "fun" or even enjoyable - it was cold (wet suit in Monterey), everything felt physically taxing, the kit felt foreign and cumbersome...
  11. Maxwelll

    Boston area dive scene?

    Well, my job wants to move me to Boston and I'll likely accept the offer. Naturally, one of my primary concerns is, what about my diving? I currently live in Portland, OR, so my diving experience is as follows - Closest consistently good dive sites are about a three hour drive (Hood Canal)...
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    Reputable dive shop in Puerto Rico?

    Hello! I'm looking at taking an extended trip to Puerto Rico later this year. I'll likely be based in or near San Juan. Just curious if there are any recommendations for a solid dive shop? I own all my own gear so basically I just need a place I can trust in case I need my gear serviced or...
  13. Maxwelll

    For Sale XS Scuba Compass with Retractor

    In perfect working order, looks pretty much new. I've used this on several dives and it has always worked flawlessly. Glowing face, and easily clips to D-ring or can be mounted on a strap. Compass module can be removed from the boot / retractor. The only reason I'm selling is because I've...
  14. Maxwelll

    For Sale XS Scuba Compass with Retractor

    In perfect working order, looks pretty much new. I've used this on several dives and it has always worked flawlessly. Glowing face, and easily clips to D-ring or can be mounted on a strap. Compass module can be removed from the boot / retractor. The only reason I'm selling is because I've...
  15. Maxwelll

    What's it like being a diver living in NYC?

    I'm a relatively new diver (certified about a year ago) currently living in Portland, OR. I currently go on a local dive trip once a month, and am in the pool training pretty much every weekend as I continue to get additional certifications or just practice various techniques. I feel pretty...
  16. Maxwelll

    1st stage Hose protectors - necessary?

    So I just got my first HOG SPG, and I'll ultimately be connecting it either to my left hip or left chest D ring, with probably a 26" hose to keep things fairly streamlined. I figure I might go with a Miflex hose - if I do, does that mean I don't really need to worry about a hose protector?
  17. Maxwelll

    Looking to buy new first + second stage - recommendations for new, committed diver

    Full disclosure I already posted here asking for an octopus recommendation - thanks to those who shared their insights. But as I'll likely be pivoting toward getting a new rig entirely, I wanted to post again under a heading that more accurately reflects what I'm looking for now. Currently I'm...
  18. Maxwelll

    Looking for dive buddies - Portland, OR / Puget Sound

    Heyo, Relatively new diver here, just moved to Portland. Curious about finding dive buddies who frequent Oregon dive sites / Puget Sound area. What kind of diver am I? Well I'm inexperienced, but I want to take a perfectionist approach towards technique and safety. Dive planning, buddy gear...
  19. Maxwelll

    Octo recommendation?

    I'm looking to get rid of my Aqualung Airsouce inflator / octo combo in favor of a traditional octopus. Currently rocking an Apeks XL4+ first stage. I'm a new diver but I've got the bug, and hope to eventually start training caves / caverns / wrecks etc. With this in mind, I figure it makes...
  20. Maxwelll

    Gear configuration question

    First post on SB so here it goes! I got OW certified last year, really dug it. Diving took a bit of a pause with COVID but recently got back into it now that I've found an LDS (Portland) that's still operational. Anyway I now own all my own kit - regs, BC, exposure system, etc. In my eagerness...
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