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    Covid surging in Bonaire

    You could probably get the answers to those questions by emailing publichealth@Bonairegov.com
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    Taking Rescue Course and I don't think the conditions are good to dive in.

    Reschedule it. Don't accept any excuses. Don't argue. If they won't do it, complain to the training agency.
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    Regulators and Covid

    Trying to be helpful here... An "octopus" is actually the alternate second stage, not the full set up. The full set up is a first stage regulator, two second stage regulators, a low-pressure inflator hose, and some kind of pressure gauge, perhaps that is part of a console along with a depth...
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    2022 Bonaire Roll Call

    Walk across the street to BonBida.
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    Covid surging in Bonaire

    Covid Status Update ============== Things were looking really good through August, then on Sept 1 there began to be some more infections. They peaked around Sept 8, dipped until Sept 19, rose again and peaked abut Oct 11, and are now falling again. The reports are that almost all of these are...
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    Shearwater feature request

    https://scubaboard.com/community/forums/shearwater-research.697/
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    What do you interpret this as, if not buddy separation? Is your buddy there when one of you needs the other?
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    Nautilus Life Line from a divers and Captains view

    I have no doubt it works with the Blue Manta, or other upscale liveaboards. I was questioning this statement:
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    Nautilus Life Line from a divers and Captains view

    I'm guessing you don't do a lot of diving in Indonesia or the Philippines?
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    First PADI Recreational Backmount Doubles Certification Issued

    This Full Cave requirement began in 2006. Before that the prereq was Intro to Cave.
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    First PADI Recreational Backmount Doubles Certification Issued

    Some people prefer the course to the alternative of reinventing all the mistakes, some of which are dangerous.
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    "Recreational" is more than depth....entering an unknown wreck, for example, is not recreational diving. What you are describing is dangerous diving...and usually commercial.
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    History of Altitude Diving

    https://watchangels.ch/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/BUL_timeline_01LD.pdf has some nuggets in it.
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    2022 Bonaire Roll Call

    Enjoy!
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    First PADI Recreational Backmount Doubles Certification Issued

    The actual statement on the Specialty Instructor Application is: *Documentation Required A. Cavern Diver course – attach to this application documentation of certification as a full Cave Diver by a recognized Cave certification agency There are other prerequisites for other courses, too, for...
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    Best way to familiarize yourself with a new computer.

    Thanks. Some folks use a shortish HP hose and put the transmitter on their shoulder or upper D-ring, if you really need to get it closer to your wrist.
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    Best way to familiarize yourself with a new computer.

    That's the theory. I'm curious what his in-water practice showed....
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    Decoplanner 4 purchase?

    No.
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    My pony is always closer to me than is my buddy. Sometimes MUCH closer.
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