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by ArcticDiver
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Whale Tales
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Whale Tales

Nice
by ArcticDiver
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving & The Economy
Replies: 11
Views: 1984

Re: Diving & The Economy

of course we could just take a hint from our our neighbors to the north... I suspect more of us go up there to dive their artificial reefs than come down here to dive ours m In a way this is the heart of the tourist industry. To successfully compete with other locations to bring tourist dollars hom...
by ArcticDiver
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving & The Economy
Replies: 11
Views: 1984

Re: Diving & The Economy

A further thought: Economic well being in this context is only meaningful when population is figured into the calculation. That is why our current global economy is in such turmoil. Our population is rapidly increasing but the ability to provide each person with a job and life comforts is not increa...
by ArcticDiver
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving & The Economy
Replies: 11
Views: 1984

Re: Diving & The Economy

Actually, you aren't far off according to many economic models. In galactic terms the planet we call earth, is indeed "local. When Time is factored in to analysis many answers are changed. But, attracting people and their money from elsewhere means our businesses grow and theirs decrease. In ma...
by ArcticDiver
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: AL40 stage tank
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: WTB: AL40 stage tank

Still have mine. Complete with regulator.

PM me if you are interested.
by ArcticDiver
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving & The Economy
Replies: 11
Views: 1984

Re: Diving & The Economy

Actually, the study's conclusions are a bit flawed. Local divers who spend local money in local places contribute to local economic churn, but not to the overall economy. That is done by outside divers who bring outside money to the local area. This is why so many places work so hard to develop and ...
by ArcticDiver
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?
Replies: 27
Views: 2774

Re: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?

Don't know your age and physical condition so can only say those are Really important. Health care availability is a critical factor. Transportation when you can't drive is important unless you are ready, willing, and able to move again when you can't drive. Lots of claims about public transportatio...
by ArcticDiver
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Dispose of Dive Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: Dispose of Dive Gear

Back in service. I will follow up with Wounded Warrior. Also, I'll get an inventory together.
by ArcticDiver
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

Re: Done

Sorry for the gap in time. I went down south for my son's birthday. What a shock. Temperature at home +50. Seven hours later step out of the terminal at DEN to +90 degrees. HOT I can vouch that the definition of "hideabed" is accurate. I was told it is an old English word meaning "tor...
by ArcticDiver
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

Re: Done

Wow! You folks know how to bring a tear to a guy's eye.
by ArcticDiver
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Dispose of Dive Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: Dispose of Dive Gear

pony is a 40cf currently rigged with reg as a deo cylinder. It is full of 100% O2. List here? With shipping from Alaska I didn't think anyone would be interested. I'll be reasonable on price. But, I can't afford to pay shipping to give the stuff away. If y'all think people would be interested I'll t...
by ArcticDiver
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

Done

It was a good 11 years from 63 to 74. Was able to scratch an itch, really scratch an itch with about a 1000 dives. I say "about" because I didn't keep a formal dive log. But when you travel and do 20-25 per week it isn't a giant mental task to get a working number. My spine trauma brought ...
by ArcticDiver
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Dispose of Dive Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Dispose of Dive Gear

Looks like diving is done. Need some suggestions on how to dispose of it. Complete dual tank and tank+pony rigs, two sets of regards spools, reels, dry suit, etc.

I'll check with local shop again. But I think they want to sell what they have, not take on used stuff.
by ArcticDiver
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: PBS Big Pacific Series airing Wednesday June 21 at 8pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

Re: PBS Big Pacific Series airing Wednesday June 21 at 8pm

Very Nice.
But I missed one. Coming around again?
by ArcticDiver
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba is "too expensive" Huh?
Replies: 21
Views: 2916

Re: Scuba is "too expensive" Huh?

For perspective it is helpful to remember they don't put trailers on hearses.
by ArcticDiver
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba is "too expensive" Huh?
Replies: 21
Views: 2916

Re: Scuba is "too expensive" Huh?

You ought to add in transportation to far away dive sites when you live in Alaska! The gear is almost bycatch.

Still, I have a garage full of gear, all in good condition that I now have the problem of selling. At least the transportation doesn't leave any residue.
by ArcticDiver
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Emailed Topic Not There
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

Re: Emailed Topic Not There

Delete those Golden Words How could they? :eek:
by ArcticDiver
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Emailed Topic Not There
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

Emailed Topic Not There

Not sure this deserves a Thread. But, I didn't find anyplace else. So... I received an email saying someone had quoted me in a thread. The email had a link to the thread. When I followed the link it took me to a "Post does not exist" location. I replied to the email giving the details. Nev...
by ArcticDiver
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diver finds lost Nuke in BC
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Re: Diver finds lost Nuke in BC

Article isn't written very well. Not a "lost nuke". Actually, what it says, I think, is that it was a simulated bomb. No nuclear material involved.
Location supports the idea that it was a simulated device. Otherwise it would have been recovered ages ago.
by ArcticDiver
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: No dive for 6 weeks or more
Replies: 23
Views: 3304

Re: No dive for 6 weeks or more

Sounds like you have every reason to be optimistic about your prospects.

Wish for you a quick recovery and a bright future.
by ArcticDiver
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: No dive for 6 weeks or more
Replies: 23
Views: 3304

Re: No dive for 6 weeks or more

Really happy no cancer. ☺

Just curious, and a bit nosy. Removed the entire pancreas, or just a portion?

Any ongoing medication, or lifestyle changes?
by ArcticDiver
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Out of the water almost 2 years, but alive!
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

Re: Out of the water almost 2 years, but alive!

Great attitude Bruce. Never give up living. You may dive again. Or, you may not. To quote that old song title: "The future is not ours to see". But, regardless, with that positive attitude you WILL succeed.
by ArcticDiver
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Key Largo
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Key Largo

One of my favorite dive locations. They have easy, don't need a computer, watch or dive plan, just dive till the cylinder is empty dives. Then there are some that are challenging, like the Spiegel Grove and the Coast Guard Cutters. Both are deep and the variable current at the Spiegel Grove can be a...
by ArcticDiver
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Beached for a while as well
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Beached for a while as well

Quick healing to you.
by ArcticDiver
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Wee Bit Of Sunshine
Replies: 1
Views: 768

A Wee Bit Of Sunshine

Some good news for a change. In the midst of moving hadn't been to the doc in a couple years. Except for when I totally crushed a toe when I dropped a scuba weight on it that is. Bone fragments looked like grains of rice. My new doc looked at my history, including all the titanium in my spine. Then ...