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  1. lsorenson

    DAN Seminar Charlotte area! This Sunday, June 7th

    All Divers, The Blue Ridge Dive Club will have a DAN seminar this Sunday, June 7th at the Sherrills Ford Fire and Rescue Meeting room (near the Lake Norman Quarry)...? Jim Chimiak, a Medical Director with DAN, a staff anesthesiologist at Blueridge, and a member of our club will hold a...
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    Question to experienced divers regarding ScubaPro octo..

    Hey guys, Well, its taken some time but I have finally moved to the ScubaPro world with the MK25-700. I dive a plate, bungee octo, with a 6' second. I never dive with the yellow octo in a since its around my neck and if by some chance, cause confusion for a moment. Real world dictates the...
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    Pony Express from Key Largo to NC...?

    I could use a little help retrieving a pony bottle (no pun intended) from Key Largo back to the NC area or close... maybe just passing through even...! It was the last day of diving and the wife and I just finished up cleaning up the gear... Long story short, a pony bottle was left by mistake...
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    Cenotes temp around Playa

    Hey guys... Heading to Coz (next week) for 2 weeks of diving and plan to hit the Cenotes midway through... Was hoping for some input regarding temperatures I can expect... I have read were some get cold and wear hoods but no mention of temperature. So can somebody help out with what I might...
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    Buy, Sell, or Trade Scuba swap meet…! Hickory-Morganton NC

    Hey guys, The Blue Ridge Dive Club is hosting its first Buy, Sell, or Trade Scuba swap meet…! Where Scuba Adventures 570 Malcolm Blvd. Rutherford College, NC 28671 (Between Hickory and Morganton, exit 113 off I40) When May 11th, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM This is a club event and we are...
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    Buy, Sell, or Trade Scuba swap meet

    Hey guys, The Blue Ridge Dive Club is hosting its first Buy, Sell, or Trade Scuba swap meet…! Where Scuba Adventures 570 Malcolm Blvd. Rutherford College, NC 28671 (Between Hickory and Morganton, exit 113 off I40) When May 11th, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM This is a...
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    I need to trade SP Jets XXL for 3XL straight up!

    I have a brand new never been worn scubapro Jet fin size XXL... Little to small for my Drysuit with rocks on... Looking to find someone with 3X needing a 2X! No springs on these, just straps... lee
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    Is there really much difference in Manufacturers?

    Hey guys... I am gearing up for doubles and find it somewhat difficult to believe there could be a whole lot of differences when it comes to bands or manifolds between the Manufactures... I have several Halcyon items as well as Highland; even some Dive Rite but differences between the bands...
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    Blue Heron Bridge; passing through and could use some help Sunday...

    Hey guys... North Carolina guy at this end working my way up from Key West and heading home... I would really love to dive the BHB this Sunday (Jan 6th) if someone would not mind showing me around. No camera on this trip as its truly just a trip to enjoy diving! Don't mind spotting but I...
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    Any charters heading to the Oriskany the first week of Jan?

    Re-post per suggestion to post in DDD... Hey guys, sorry but I looked (via web) to see if any shops were heading out this week to the Oriskany... Do any of you know of a boat heading out this week; Jan 1st-7th??? Thanks, lee
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    Any boats going to the Oriskany this week: Jan 1st-3rd???

    Hey guys, sorry but I looked (via web) to see if any shops were heading out this week to the Oriskany... Do any of you know of a boat heading out this week; Jan 1st-7th??? Thanks, lee
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    To dive the UK or not... input appreciated

    I find myself in a bit of a dilemma here... A bunch of us, more than a dozen (family, in-laws) are heading to over to spend a week in Ireland and a week in the UK come Sept 1. Me and the wife are the only divers of the bunch and my wife won't dive cold water so here I am trying to make a...
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    Nikon 60mm f/2.8 AF-D or the Nikon 60mm AF-S G...?

    Hey guys… I have decided to choose the 60mm over the 105mm however; I could really use some advice between the Nikon 60mm f/2.8 AF-D and the Nikon 60mm AF-SG. I know with the AF-D I can get an inch more working space from the object but unsure if there are any “got-ch’s if I went with the D vs...
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    Have LED's passed HID's?

    I have looked and read but having trouble getting my head around which light to go with… Right now doing some wrecks, muck diving, nights, and intend to venture into caves… Looking hard at the Light Monkey and I am wondering if the LED’s have finally crossed over the...
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    Insurance for Divers/DM's in Mexico

    This is regarding Mexican Citizens... Not Americans traveling to Mexico...! I posted this on the "Thread Split - DAN insurance for Cozumel DM's?" but thought I would start a new thread so the information Laura Johnson sent was not lost... As promised; here is the email from Laura Johnson...
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    My thoughts Diving the Cocos Island (Isla del Coco)... very long! Pt 2

    Cont from Pt 1 http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/central-america/395328-my-thoughts-diving-cocos-island-isla-del-coco-very-long-pt-1-a.html#post6036334 Third dive, Manuelita Outside. This was a very good dive as we dropped down to 80’ to the sand and positioned ourselves behind a rock. I...
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    My thoughts Diving the Cocos Island (Isla del Coco)... very long! Pt 1

    I originally wrote this for my wife, to get her a chance to read about my experience to the Cocos Island. She had encouraged me to take this trip and after she read it and corrected my spelling she though I might post it for others to get a taste of what they could expect in this very special...
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    I need a second Inon Z240

    Hey guys.... I currently have the following setup, Nikon D70 Aquatica housing Single Z240 type 2 and for wide's, a Tokina 10-17 I am looking for a second strobe to help with the wides... Type 2, 3, or 4...! I saw that a type 3 just sold but I had reservations regarding the 3 but at...
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    Question on Regs, hammering!

    Regs have about 150 dives on it and just serviced (can we leave the manufacture out of the equation for the moment?) Anyway, in the water (warm) and during a inhale, I heard this hammering sound; felt like a good rattle and then a "bam!" It was coming from the first stage and lasted pretty...
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    Octo hose length?

    I was in the lake diving Dry this past weekend and for the first time ever, I was using an Octo with a necklace… I felt very constricted with the hoses and was concerned with the length of the Octo because it kept pulling and just did not feel right…! My first stage uses one High Pressure...
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