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Trimix depth wrecks (or other unique locations)

Discussion in 'Wreck Exploration and Expeditions' started by Leo53214, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Leo53214

    Leo53214 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Milwaukee (West Allis) WI
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    We are trimix certified. This is for the advanced cert and will be the fifth technical class I've taken with John. We've done classes on the Great Lakes wrecks where I live and on the Florida wrecks where he lives. As it is the last OC class my dive buddy and I can take I thought it might be worth an investment to make it a unique experience for all of us. We're all Shipwreck nuts so exploring something new over a number of dives with JC sounds well worth the hassle of having to investigate the possibilities.
     
  2. Leo53214

    Leo53214 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Milwaukee (West Allis) WI
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    While I'd LOVE to do some Pacific Island wreck hunting, I'm afraid we'll have to at least know where the wreck is and its depth or the entire trip could be sidescanning topside. Japan sounds interesting of course, but 280 meters is more appropriate for a ROV class than advanced trimix. I do intend to research the IJN mystery! Sounds interesting!
     
  3. Leo53214

    Leo53214 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Milwaukee (West Allis) WI
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    Philippines is yet another amazing dive area I'm apt to avoid due to the current political climate :(
     
  4. Leo53214

    Leo53214 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Milwaukee (West Allis) WI
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    I do train in the environment I'm going to be diving in. Other than the deco math and additional tank switches, the physical dive skills for Advanced trimix are exactly the same as they are for Trimix. Every time I do deco and switch tanks I am doing those skills, and I do them both in wetsuits and in drysuits. If it's over 50*F I prefer to go wet.

    I've taken four classes with John, done both wet and dry, and I don't think there's anyone on the planet I'd rather learn from. Needless to say - Eating Pineapple and drinking water watching a deco tank bob on the end of my reel at 15 feet beats the *$%& out of sweating in my floatation device wondering how bad my gloves leaked and dreaming of popping that flippin neck seal. I do both, I practice both, I will continue to do both. If I want my expensive class to be as enjoyable and relaxed as possible, I'm going to run out that deco time wishing for more ~~~
     
  5. Leo53214

    Leo53214 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Milwaukee (West Allis) WI
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    It varies greatly on how awesome said trip would be as to how much I'm willing to spend. If it's a life changer I might be willing to go into debt. No wife, no kids, no rebreather- pure wreck diving addiction....
     
  6. Leo53214

    Leo53214 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Milwaukee (West Allis) WI
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    See previous quote on John's Smart-asseddry
     
  7. Leo53214

    Leo53214 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Milwaukee (West Allis) WI
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    That's a fantastic wreck but we're looking for a bit deeper..
     
  8. Kevrumbo

    Kevrumbo Banned

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: South Santa Monica Bay/Los Angeles California, USA
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    http://www.petemesley.com/cms-assets/documents/172274-7207.bikini-main-info-2014.pdf
    Well in 2013, I was the only Open Circuit diver on the trip ---with Helium at over $4/cuft, that was a killer gas bill even while using an economy "tropical trimix" blend of 20/20 for only the first of two dives per day. And ideally you need a dpv/scooter (which United Airlines charged an exorbitant excess baggage weight fee for each flight leg) to do the grand tour of fhe 888' long USS Saratoga Aircraft Carrier.

    If I was already a CCR diver at the time, this would have been a more economical trip; otherwise it was a once-in-a-lifetime epic visit to some very significant & historical WWII warships, and seeing the effects of the two atomic bombs which sank them.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016
  9. cathal

    cathal Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ireland
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    Malin Head of Ireland, WW1 and WW2 submarines, destroyers and liners. From 55M to 162M. Here's an example:
     
  10. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Loreto, MX
    71,823
    54,992
    113
    You didn't include a quote here, so I'm not sure what part of the world you're referring to. But my experience has been that a lot of the safety concerns are overblown by the media and the government. I recall travelling to Indonesia shortly after 9/11/2001, and after receiving a letter from our State Department advising me not to go. Of course, what they knew that I didn't was that they planned to begin a war in Afghanistan the day after I got there. I went anyway, and had a great time. Nobody bothered me. In fact, a couple weeks after I got there the media started talking about anthrax letters showing up in people's mailboxes in the USA. My Indonesian hosts were quite concerned for my safety, and advised me not to go home ... but to "stay here, where it's safe".

    Same goes for my trips to Egypt ... I've been generally treated quite well by the locals, even when just wandering around town as some anonymous white guy. If anything, Egyptians are almost too polite ...

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
     
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