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Perfect introduction to the behavioral skills crucial to diving safely in the ever-changing underwater environment:
Human Factors Skills in Diving Online Mini-Course
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There is always beauty and adaptable life to appreciate!
The wacky Sargassum is 2 to 3 feet tall, glowing gold in the autumnal sun, swaying in the surge... And mesmerizing.
It is what it is, and there is beauty all around. Giant kelp fish in lovely yellow colors weave between the fronds and...
Truly, September, October, November are the best "bets" for diving Catalina. You can still hit a bad weekend, but the odds are strongly in your favor.
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Starting January, the locals wait until the last possible minute to commit to a...
Were you diving at Casino Point on Saturday July 19th and were you suddenly too buoyant?
Did you go all Columbo on your BC (pat.. Pat-pat-pat: "Dayem!"), discovering one side was measurably less bulky than the other?
Contact me with an accurate description of what I found on the bottom of...
I'm pining for the beauties I got to see on that wonderful camp and dive trip, that's for sure!
In the meantime I'm doing a lot of SoCal diving including an entire squid run at my local mudhole, Veteran's Park, in August and September.
Hope you're doing great!!
I've enjoyed over 100 single tank trimix dives.
Am I a large market? No.
But I sure as hell don't use helium mix to inflate my drysuit.
Argon or airgon bottle management was an essential part of my GUE course...in a "single-tank" rig.
I suggest contacting Jarrod Jablonski directly at GUE if you desire the official answer.
GUE standardized cylinder management does not allow Bracketing of additional cylinders to one's back-gas cylinder(s).
I can envision a couple of ways of rigging an alternative drysuit inflation...
Your plates are gorgeous, Eric!
I passed Fundies and Recreational Tri-ox in 2006, and those were my last GUE courses. Training did include using a 6cuft argon bottle for drysuit inflation. How would I attach an argon bottle to the Freedom plate?
That's the only thing that occurred to me...
This topic was thoroughly covered in this thread: http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=356429
Simple phone calls will tell you if anything's changed since those posts.
In my experience, Ocean Adventures does excellent gas blending, both nitrox and trimix.
(They do not require O2...
Ronnie and I dived the area of Old Marineland around "Ted's Rock" on Wednesday January 2nd, about 10am, on a rising tide.
The Nudibranch Light turned on at 50fsw and we tallied 14 species on a 90 minute dive.
Most were found between 50 and 68fsw.
We saw many large Sea Lemons in the 40-50fsw...
Welcome to the electronic fun of SB, 'gypsy.
Remarkable way to connect with people who enjoy the same flavor of diving as you do.
I've meet people from across town and across the country... and enjoyed diving with them!... when it's unlikely we would have met face-to-face in our usual...
Whatever works for YOU is the perfect glove!
The pull-overs are so simple it's just enchanting.
I've dived only Diving Concepts dry glove ring system for 6 years and over 1400 dives.
I love it.
I'm fully independent to put the gloves on before diving and to remove then afterwards.
I gear up...
Another 15 pounds of yucky trash picked up!!!!
Many thanks to the generous divers providing shore support and underwater clean-up services.
We'll meet again next week!
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
Amazing! Thank you, Merry.
I had no idea they cast a net for their supper.
We saw many of these in the top 10 feet off Anacapa Island two days ago.
Next time, I'll be looking for the little nets.
Thanks for doing the homework and sharing the info.