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GUE/DIR recovery dive in California

Discussion in 'Tech Trip Reports' started by roakey, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. MHK

    MHK SoCal DIR

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    Bob,

    I didn't notice that. Someone PM'd me with a link to this thread saying that someone was chucking us under the bus so I just responded. In any event, Tobin is correct, no way would I be using Sport Chalet for Trimix fills since they don't even pump Nitrox and we don't dive OMS tanks. However, I am aware that another team was hired by the family in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Their efforts were unsuccessful so law enforcement took over the search and used our team for the recovery. One of the other team members asked if he could be part of our team. Naturally, we declined. I suspect to the extent the underlying post has any merit to it, they may be confusing our team with the other team.

    Sorry about bringing up an old post, but I didn't realize it wasn't a recent post.

    Regards
     
  2. boomx5

    boomx5 DIR Practitioner

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    Even so...I'm glad you cleared up the confusion Mike.
     
  3. Otter

    Otter ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I noticed it, but since it had been resurrected, thought it needed to be laid to rest!
     
  4. HarryH97

    HarryH97 Divemaster

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    Just getting back from SoCal and wanted to give a plug to Sports Chalet. Coming from out of state, I was very impressed with the professional service down there, especially the Mission Viego shop. Although the shops only pump air, they have a policy to fill pony 30cf and less for free. My 6cf DS Bottle was filled promptly with air, tank O-rings lubed and replaced, and she even provided handouts and contacts for local boats. I was in and out in a jiffy. Just wonderful.

    Sincerely,
    H2
     
  5. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Understandable that you'd want to clear it up ... of course, I picked up on the "clues" right away that he couldn't have been talking about your team. But not everyone would ... and you have every right to want to avoid an Internet character assassination ... :crafty:

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
     
  6. California Diver

    California Diver Solo Diver

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    i reckon theres 2 sides to this story. ive heard one side, whats the gue side?
     
  7. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The "gue side" was answered in post #13.

    Having met Michael I can assure you that he ...

    - doesn't use OMS cylinders
    - doesn't use Aqualung regulators
    - and definitely doesn't dive air to 247 feet

    Michael is neither a braggart nor a bully ... and even though when I first met him he knew I was somewhat hostile to GUE, he was polite and engaging. There is nothing about him that would suggest to me that he would behave in the manner described by the Sport Chalet employee.

    I have no idea who this employee dealt with on that day ... but I'm as certain as I can be without having actually been there that it wasn't Michael Kane.

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
     
  8. California Diver

    California Diver Solo Diver

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    im not saying it was him that was there because i know who was at the sport chalet. i was wondering why they had not found the body and the gue guys were called in. i had heard they even had a helicopter
     
  9. Divesherpa

    Divesherpa Instructor, Scuba

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    Hey Mike,

    Sorry about throwing the A-hole bomb out there. You have always been very nice and answered any questions I have asked. I'd forgotten about this post a long time ago.

    Cheers,
    Jamie
     
  10. MHK

    MHK SoCal DIR

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    If the R.I.P. to Steve in your post is who I believe it is, then perhaps it's best to avoid this discussion. I purposely was ellusive in my post for that reason, and I see no benefit to discussing this issue publicly at this time.

    Regards
     

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