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  1. diverdoug1

    Nekton boats after hurricane Michael

    I think the Nekton did quite well for many years after losing the dive deck early in her history. The safety chains were not engaged and during a deep water crossing when relocating between Belize and Florida, things got nautical. the lift cables wore and broke. I really feel this had...
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    Nekton boats after hurricane Michael

    They were very stable dive platforms because they had "SWATH" (Small Waterplane-area Twin Hull) design. They were run out of Florida (and Belize, Cayman, St. Croix). They had dive deck that lowered to the water level. The first one, the Nekton Pilot was a very good boat, and a good vacation...
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    Nekton boats after hurricane Michael

    Over 40, I get 10 weeks of vacation, and we used to do a Nekton every couple of months.
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    Nekton boats after hurricane Michael

    Yes, it is a shame. I did over 40 trips with them, so I spent a chunk of my life on those boats. Lots of memories made. Unfortunately, the company went from really good to really bad.
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    Nekton boats after hurricane Michael

    The above posts about the boats being in La. and Alabama are incorrect. They were moored immediately after retirement at the now defunct Gulf County Shipbuilding shipyard in White City Florida, and have never been moved.. This is about 9 miles from Mexico Beach (as the crow flies). I last...
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    Nekton boats after hurricane Michael

    The old Nekton hulks were moored less then 10 miles from the most intense damage from hurricane Michael. I was wondering if the storm destroyed them. They were already in terrible shape.
  7. diverdoug1

    Will Smattrak be updated to work with Widows 10?

    Keith, you are missing the point. Smarttrack is great and was very happy with it BUT it does not function well with Windows 10.
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    Scubapro abandoning its customers! Fix Smarttrak!!!

    They need to provide a way to easily import the Smarttrak dive log in to their newer software. I have over 2500 dive profiles recorded on the Smarttrak software, and want to be able to continue to actively use this information.
  9. diverdoug1

    Scubapro abandoning its customers! Fix Smarttrak!!!

    Scubapro markets their computers as downloadable to their proprietary log book programs so they literally are in the software business.
  10. diverdoug1

    Scubapro abandoning its customers! Fix Smarttrak!!!

    If the are pushing Deepblu, then they need to provide a way to easily export Datatrak to it.
  11. diverdoug1

    Smarttrak fail to open after Win10 upgrade to ver. 1607

    Nothing is wrong with the IR, Smarttrak does not work well with Recent Windows editions. The need the update Datatrak or provide a way to easily export to other software
  12. diverdoug1

    Scubapro abandoning its customers! Fix Smarttrak!!!

    If Scubapro continues to ignore the compatibility issues between Smattrak and current versions of Windows, they should provide an efficient solution for converting a logbook with thousands of dives to a reliable dive log platform! They have been ignoring this issue for over a year, and it will...
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    Smarttrak fail to open after Win10 upgrade to ver. 1607

    Is Scubapro simply going to ignore its customers that have Smattak dive logs?
  14. diverdoug1

    Death in Cocos from shark attack

    I would not say acceptable, but sometimes unavoidable.
  15. diverdoug1

    Death in Cocos from shark attack

    It is unusual that you saw a Tiger Shark accompanied "twice with her two new babies". Tiger Shark pups avoid all large predators (including their mother) immediately after birth. Tiger Sharks have no maternal instincts, and will eat their pups if given a chance. New born pups are 20 to 30...
  16. diverdoug1

    HSE vs IDSA? What to do?

    Kevin, first of all, you sound very enthusiastic and goal directed! The area of your interests and potential field of study are very broad, so it is hard to specify what type of training will serve you best in the future. Realize that when you are talking about "Scientific Diving", Scientific...
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    Death in Cocos from shark attack

    I have noticed anytime a fatality occurs during a recreational pursuit, there are usually a few participants in that activity that are intent on saying "something" MUST have been done wrong or improperly, so that they may erroneously go on believing that they are at no risk of death themselves...
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    Death in Cocos from shark attack

    When I got hit by a Tiger Shark, it felt like a giant smacked me with a big sack full of bricks. I have fended curious sharks away with my camera housing a number of times, but a big Tiger hitting you is an entirely different ball of wax. I have a hard time imagining that fending off a big...
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    Death in Cocos from shark attack

    I would be pretty shocked if the rangers allowed bang sticks to be carried at Cocos.
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    Death in Cocos from shark attack

    I was 17 miles west of Venice Florida, in 80' water.
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