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  1. Rickk

    Has been waiting since early 2020

    I came to Moalboal in early March 2020 for a planned 6 week dive experience. Got caught in the hard lock down in late March and had a 3 month surface interval with not much moving around. Diving restarted here in July 2020 and I have been diving several times a week here, taken the TDI Deco and...
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    Necklace Bungee Knot

    I had been tying the fisherman's knot to attach my necklace to the regulator. However I quickly lost two of them. Now I just tie a bowline with a small loop on each end of the bungee cord. Each can them fit tightly over the mouthpiece securely holding in place. Given a sharp enough pull, one...
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    At what point should I get diver insurance?

    I do not know why this is a question at all. DAN is dive coverage by a company that knows diving, the dangers and the treatments for these dangers. I have the full package from Dan Asia, cost around the same as 10 or 12 dives from my local dive shop. Since I dive often, it works out around...
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    What is the fundamental reason that prevents scuba diving from becoming popular?

    Sounds like my story, was 40 when certified, now retired living in Moalboal and dive several times a week. I ice dove at Wesk Hawk Lake, do ,they still do that? From Portage la Prairie BTW
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    Do deaf divers have an advantage underwater???

    At a resort after a group dive we were having refreshments and one member's daughter came up to him and since she was deaf spoke to her dad in sign. Another member turned out to be a teacher at a school for the deaf, he spoke to the daughter in sign. The teacher had kids about the same age the...
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    diver dies under ice

    It looks like they did an open water entry from shore and then moved under the ice or the ice moved over them and they could not get out. At home we ice dive, but with tender, rescue divers etc ready to go. As the ice goes out no diving until the floating ice is at least just slush if not...
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    Nitrox course. What's the point?

    Many LDS will ask to see your Nitrox C card before letting you dive Nitrox.
  8. Rickk

    Time for a new laptop, looking for suggestions

    I use an older ( 6 years now) MS Surface Pro, they make updated models with the same form factor. It is a great travel computer, You can get a wide range of options for processor, RAM and SSD size. When it die, I will replace with another. A little limited in what you can connect to it but with...
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    Garmin MK1 v MK2

    I read one review that said that the sonic transmitter for the air on the Mk2 was audible. Anyone else experience this? Anyone know the frequency and volume?
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    what kind of diver are you?

    I agree, I start to think about getting out of my board shorts and rashie and putting on my 2 mil shortie at 25C. Dry suits are for the days when you need a chain saw to get in the water.
  11. Rickk

    Dauin or Puerto Galera for a month +?

    I am in Moalboal now. You could consider here. The diving is in a built up area so there is some night life. In PG you have a lot of currents to deal with and in Dauin the shore is all rocky and outside of Apo Island all muck diving. Moalboal has a nice wall, a wide variety of topside...
  12. Rickk

    Dive Guide Cost Structure

    This discussion is missing basic micro economic considerations. The cost of something has absolutely zero impact on the price that someone can charge. The price will impact the supply available. The price and quantity bought and sold in the market place will be at the intersection of the supply...
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    Does everyone really need an SPG? (w/transmitter)

    Back in the 70's when I started engineering school, calculators were not at all common. I got one for Xmas in first year, it needed to be charged and only had about a 3 or 4 hour battery life. I still took my slide rule to every test and exam right up to 4th year. ( I was not the only one that...
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    Checkout Dive Etiquette/Protocol

    Most place I have dove with will do some sort of check out on your first dive. It may be as simple as having a DM keep an eye on you or it may be formal one on one and you do some drills. If they suggest a simple dive to get started, go long with it, no big deal, often a good idea especially if...
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    Does everyone really need the LP BCD inflator?

    My SOP is to inflate the bladder while pulling on the bottom dump at the same time as soon as I am out of the water and before I remove my BPW. This flushes out any water in the bladder at the end of every dive. Sometimes I will get a litre or so, sometimes zero water but always empty at the...
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    Does everyone really need the LP BCD inflator?

    That is total lung capacity. You can exhale as much as possible and you still have 2 l left. Maxi mun air difference from full lungs to as empty is about 4 l. Normal breath is around 2 l. Of course averages so different people will have different volumes. I need no air in my wing at 50 bar...
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    First aid kits

    I am 65 and have a first aid kit that evolved from the one I put together when I was about 11 in Scouting. I have a military surplus trauma dressing dated 1951 in it that has been with me since the 60's. Put in your kit the stuff that you think you will need and that you know how to use. Keep...
  18. Rickk

    SS vs AL Backplate - Choosing Your Scuba Backplate Material

    I ended up with an Ocean Diver AL back plate and harness. The SS Apeks plate alone was as much as the combination, the Apetks harness about the same so I got Al for half what a SS would have been. I had been using a low end Seac BCD, With just a rashie and board shorts I was diving with 5 kg...
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    Are you an EXPERIENCED recreational diver?

    There is an instructor here with a few thousand dives but he has never dove dry suit. I have dove dry and ice. Does this make me a more experienced diver? Yes but only for ice and dry. You should be experienced for the type of diving you want to do. If a type of diving does not interest you...
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    4 Months in Prison for Breaking Quarantine in Cayman Islands

    I have absolutely zero sympathy for any foreigner in any country that gets tossed in prison for doing something that is against local law. Whatever is legal at home, whatever rights you have at home simply do not matter at all. All your embassy will do is ensure that you are treated in...
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