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  1. Zeke XA3

    Looking to ID 2 critters, night dive, worm and copepods ?, Bahamas

    Awesome guys thanks for the quick responses! im off to read up on both these guys
  2. Zeke XA3

    Looking to ID 2 critters, night dive, worm and copepods ?, Bahamas

    Good day all, Im trying to ID what looked like a worm hanging on to a bit of coral, about 3 inches long at 40 feet deep and what all the little things running around in the dive torch where during my dive. I got so annoyed at them by the end i became a mass murderer and fed loads of the them...
  3. Zeke XA3

    Creating Dive Maps (Contour and Sidescan) from scratch

    Not sure where to put this one but here goes. I have some time, a little bit of money, free access to a vessel and weird need to map things. I want to map some shallow (20 to 140 feet) dive sites and areas. Get some good contour maps and stitch together some sidescan for "photo" style images...
  4. Zeke XA3

    Bahamas for Christmas - idea

    I cant comment on all the Bahamas but for Nassau and Exumas there is pretty much no where i would shore dive. Either you swimming over 20 foot deep water over sand for 70 miles or walking across sharp rock to swim across shallow rock / coral to drop offs with wicked currents and the risk of...
  5. Zeke XA3

    Trip Report: Tiger Beach on the Dolphin Dream, Oct. 2020

    Can i ask the rough price of the trip? Ive been in the bahamas for a few years now and really wanted to do tiger beach as ive done bullies and HHeads, but the day trip version has been shut down for some time!
  6. Zeke XA3

    Looking to replace my S100 and Case - Current options?

    Wow, thanks for the all the response's! Was a little busy here for a bit prepping for some strong winds and moving the boat etc. Had to do some reading on focal lengths etc to understand you all! I bought the s100 due to the full manual option in case i wanted to "play". I did use it a lot...
  7. Zeke XA3

    Looking to replace my S100 and Case - Current options?

    So my second Canon S100 has gone the way of the first, the "lense error". My first lasted over 5 years, this latest one , just over 1. I bought the replacement as i had an ikelite case and a canon case for it and didnt want to lose them. But it seems its time to invest in a new setup. Im...
  8. Zeke XA3

    Hawai'i Pelagic Magic/Black water night dive?

    If you could do it everywhere or have done it a few times then i would say no, but its a unique experience, go for it, its awesome! I was on a backpacking budget and still felt it was worth the money!
  9. Zeke XA3

    All Star Liveaboards - Bahamas Trips Resuming

    Thank you for the info , do you have a link to the relevant government order and/or proof the All star has exemption from current Bahamian Law?? The last update, Emergency Powers (Covid 19 Pandemic) (No.10) Order, 2020 posted on Nov 2nd on the Office of the Prime Minister website, states in...
  10. Zeke XA3

    All Star Liveaboards - Bahamas Trips Resuming

    I had some crew over last night from their vessels, i can ask personally if i pop over to their boat today or tomorrow for you, Not sure where you are reading from but the 5th day test is for everyone on entry from a outside the country. I am still waiting to hear personally how this is...
  11. Zeke XA3

    All Star Liveaboards - Bahamas Trips Resuming

    There has been no word from the government about the 5 day test yet, does it have to be done at Dr/Hospital, uploaded results or just held in hand, special testing centers set up etc etc We can hope they forgive for charters but im not sure they will.
  12. Zeke XA3

    PADI - How to check version/validity of training materials

    Tursiops, no it was a great suggestion i was just pointing out that its not the best way IMO for the agency or majority of people. I am a bit more tech literate than many and have a decent computer so i am going to do something like combine them for searching just got to find a program that is...
  13. Zeke XA3

    PADI - How to check version/validity of training materials

    Tursiops, I am aware of how to find the TB on the padi site, and have them all downloaded to my current PC. I would have been able to find the other posters article if i was looking for it since he stated which quarter and year. As for "we are supposed to update our materials manually", for...
  14. Zeke XA3

    PADI - How to check version/validity of training materials

    Tursiops, I am aware of how to find the TB on the padi site, and have them all downloaded to my current PC. I would have been able to find the other osters article if i was looking for it since he stated which quarter and year. As for we are supposed to update our materials manually. For...
  15. Zeke XA3

    PADI - How to check version/validity of training materials

    I agree with all your points and we could go on for a long time about swim troughs and best practice. The PADI site is terrible (even the basic search functions dont work), information is hard to find and much of it is restricted by paywalls (i gave up looking for the 2020 price list today as i...
  16. Zeke XA3

    PADI - How to check version/validity of training materials

    Cheers, i haven't been non teaching etc at all , just not full time teaching. I have taught some open waters, guided and DSDs every year in my current job since leaving dive boats. I know elearning is used a lot but its a pain that i dont have access to any to see what the students see. I...
  17. Zeke XA3

    PADI - How to check version/validity of training materials

    Ive been out of full time teaching for a few years but in a niche spot right now with a lot of fellow professionals (boat captains) with a bit of spare time and energy wanting to get certified. Ive being re-learning a lot of the PADI material and now i have some potential to do some specialties...
  18. Zeke XA3

    One-handed scuba signals - for numbers - do you use?

    I need to show this vid to my non tech partner, she is a rec DM and gets very confused by my odd hand signals!
  19. Zeke XA3

    Abaco Caves

    Yup getting better for you! I am still waiting to hear how we do the day 5 test as usually my charters are at sea for between 4 and 7 days...not sure where we get a covid test on day 5 in that case!
  20. Zeke XA3

    Who "Fails" Open Water Scuba Certification and why

    I said it in jest as a response to your post but yes its a possibility, just like it is possible in quantum mechanism for me to walk through a solid object, its possible but based on all the evidence its extremely unlikely. As for dressel divers, i didn't do any OW courses with them just my own...
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