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Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by Dzydvl33, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Dzydvl33

    Dzydvl33 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Fresno, CA.
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    Time for me to get back in the water.
    Hello from Fresno, CA.!!!
    I got certified with my Dad and sister back in 1991 and dove with them tell 94. We dove Monterey, San Diego, And Morro Bay. Then life happened and I stopped diving. Now I am settled down and married. My wife is getting her certification in April and I am going through class with her as a refresher.
    We already have a few dives planed. I really can't wait to get back in the water.
    Looking forward to having all of you help me get up to speed on gear, tech, and dive sites.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Massachusetts
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    2,145
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    Welcome and Happy Diving, from a Northeasterner! I am curious if you are wetsuit or drysuit diving in your area?
     
  3. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
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    3,763
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    @Bubblesong
    "Welcome and Happy Diving, from a Northeasterner! I am curious if you are wetsuit or drysuit diving in your area?"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    There are no dive sites in Fresno- It is a agriculture area located inland - Divers travel to the Pacific ocean to dive.
    Wet suits and Dry suits are used - individual preference
    but "some time in the summer and some times in the fall we dive with nothing on at all"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Fresno California ! --Welcome !
    I reside in "Fresno Beach" As you know popular with people from the valley.

    Every year the local San Luis Obispo UW Search and Recovery team presents a very informative and extremely popular diver Education Conference aka "DivCon." This year's Divcon is on Saturday March 14, 2014


    I do not have the program for this year , but will post it ASAP.

    FYI last years program ,

    8th Annual Diver Education Conference


    1. March 11, 2017 8:00 Am - 6:00 Pm

      Pacific Gas & Electric - Energy Education Center

      6588 Ontario Road, Avila Beach, CA.

    2. Topics and order of presentation subject to change

      Dr. Sam Miller III Dive Historian
      Published UW Photographer and Writer

      “History of the Original Big Five Dive Equipment Manufacturers”

      Capt. Patrick Smith
      Commercial & Scientific Diver, MA in Public History & Historic Preservation Co-Author ”Shipwrecks of Southern California”'

      “Long Warf-Port of Los Angeles”

      Karl Huggins
      USC Wrigley Marine Institute -
      Director of the Hyperbaric Facility

      “Current Studies of Bubble Dynamics & Dive Tables”

      John McKenney

      San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Deputy –
      John McKenney Productions –
      Underwater Documentary Film Maker

      The Snow Ball Effect”

      Dr. Steven R. Sabo
      Hyperbaric & Undersea Medicine – Sports and Family Medicine
      California Men’s Colony Correctional Institution. “

      Equipment Stress & Buoyancy Effects to the Diver”

      Dr. Sam Miller IV

      Hyperbaric & Undersea Medicine -
      Emergency Medicine Marion Medical Center Emergency Physician

      Seizures, Asthma and Cardiac Contradictions to Diving”
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Fee: There is a non-refundable $10.00 fee for the Diver Education Conference that covers the cost of the morning snacks and buffet lunch.

      Pre-registration is required due to the limited seating. Contact Depth Perceptions Diving Services to register. Payment can be made by cash or check only. No credit or debit cards accepted. Last day to register is March 7th, 2017.

      Conference Sponsors: Pacific Gas & Electric Company - Energy Education Center Energy Education Center Facilities
      Depth Perceptions Diving Services Conference Organization, Conference Promotion, Syllabus
      Binding
      San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Department Syllabus Reproduction – Breakfast Coffee, Snacks & Ice

      Registration: Pre- Registration Is Required
      Contact - Depth Perceptions Diving Services 805-595-3631 cmcdiver@aol.com 12322 Los Osos Valley Road San Luis Obispo, CA. 93405
      Payment - $10.00 Per Person. Payable to Depth Perceptions by Cash or Check. No Credit or Debit Cards Accepted.

      Includes - Conference Material, Beverages, Snacks & Buffet Lunch
    3. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    4. I suspect you and your dear wife would benefit from the program- It is al all day event and seating for the public is limited since UW S&R teams from though California also attend. If interested register ASAP.
    5. Questions? post or PM me
    6. SAM


     
  4. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Massachusetts
    2,443
    2,145
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    @Sam Miller III Looks like an interesting conference, wish I could go! We do have the Northeastern Show, the Boston Sea Rovers March 10, 11, 2018, But we don’t have any Dr. Sam Millers out here, so we have to see who else is available :)
     
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  5. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    4,981
    3,763
    113
    I was invited to chat at the Sea Rovers several times some years ago- but I declined for I am a man of the west -- And do not do well in rain , sleet, snow or cold weather - especially chatting about diving in that kind of weather

    I hope you are referring to my son Dr.Sam IV who has some outstanding dive credentials :
    NAUI (Life Time ) Instructor, PADI instructor
    SSI Pro 5000
    Mixed gas diver (a number to 400 feet)
    Post doctorate in Hyperbarics at Scripps hospital in San Diego
    Director of ER & Hyperbarics at the local hospital
    After a year long internship in Dayton, Ohio he discovered he was also a man of the west

    Enjoy the Sea Rovers show.. the oldest and one of the best

    Sam III
     
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  6. Dzydvl33

    Dzydvl33 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Fresno, CA.
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    Bubblesong
    Thanks, and happy diving to you too. Like Sam said, its whatever out here, depends on preference and location. I will be using a ~7mm simi-dry suit. Fresno is a nice location, not to far from dive sites all up and down California.

    Sam Miller III
    Definitely let me know about divCon, I will be looking into it also. Thank you. My wife and I would love to go, schedule permiting.
     
  7. Dzydvl33

    Dzydvl33 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Fresno, CA.
    100
    52
    28
  8. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    4,981
    3,763
    113
    @Dzydvl33

    Hombre,
    After 15 years I just changed my server from earthlink to yahoo ....It is like starting all over from day one

    May I suggest that you contact chuck at Depth Perceptions and request he send you a schedule for the Divcon ?
    When he does Please post it on SCUBA board for all to see what they are missing

    SDM
     
  9. Dzydvl33

    Dzydvl33 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Fresno, CA.
    100
    52
    28
  10. TracysaCADiver

    TracysaCADiver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Rocklin, CA
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    @Dzydvl33 , I'll be at the Breakwater in Monterey going through a refresher and getting some ocean experience myself. I recently picked up this package at my LDS. I paid a little extra for a different computer, and all seemed to perform well in the pool.

    Here's the link: Scubapro Equalizer BC, Reg and Computer Package | Dolphin Scuba Center

    I chose to get the Oceanic Pro Plus 3 computer instead of the one that came with it. That one has big numbers and it's air integrated, so no need for an SPG.
     

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