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by BDub
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)
Replies: 54
Views: 11175

Re: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)

The world was a better place with Lynne in it, and the dive community lost its top ambassador and mediator. She was one of a kind, and will be greatly missed.

Rest in peace, Lynne. Peter, I am so sorry. If there is anything I can do, just say so.

Brian
by BDub
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Sunday June 30th
Replies: 19
Views: 1640

Re: Sunday June 30th

Jeanna and I are in as well.

Looking forward to it!
by BDub
Mon May 20, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Dive Training
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Dive Training

I'll echo what others have said... When I started to consider taking Divemaster training, I decided I wanted to have at least 200 dives. I was being "pushed" into becoming a DM a bit faster than I was comfortable with. I don't know how I came to that number, but at the time, it probably ju...
by BDub
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Reef
Replies: 14
Views: 837

Re: Alki Reef

Glad you were able to go, Chris. That was a lot of fun!

It'd been a while since I'd dived there. I really love that dive.
by BDub
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Maui Easy Shore Diving Recommendations 2/22-3/4
Replies: 8
Views: 1915

Re: Maui Easy Shore Diving Recommendations 2/22-3/4

It depends a lot on where you'll be staying on the island. We usually stay in Kihei, and there are plenty of great sites in that area...Makena Landing, 5 Graves is a must do (we normally enter at 5 Graves and exit at Makena Landing), White Rock, Ulua, La Perouse, etc. This is a great book that can b...
by BDub
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro HERO3
Replies: 32
Views: 2748

Re: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro H

johndo88 wrote:Bdub,
Truly amazing videos.


Thanks Johndo
by BDub
Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro HERO3
Replies: 32
Views: 2748

Re: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro H

lundysd wrote:Awesome Video!!!


Thanks, dude!

limeyx wrote:You had ATV's ? I had to walk !


That's because you were the ATV on that trip!
by BDub
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro HERO3
Replies: 32
Views: 2748

Re: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro H

One more video from the trip…the Pit The Pit is a very deep sinkhole that gets to ~360' or so. There’s a downstream passage and upstream passage at ~35', however, and they are gorgeous. We had last done it in early 2011 and it took quite a bit of effort to get to it, requiring the usual drive over l...
by BDub
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Interesting article from John Chatterton
Replies: 70
Views: 10388

Re: Interesting article from John Chatterton

I'm not quite wrapping my brain around this statement. How are you self-reliant when you are relying on others? I’ll take a stab… I agree that I think it has to do more with each person’s interpretation of “reliance”. When showing up to the dive site, I’d consider a diver to be “relying on others” ...
by BDub
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: A life altering dive
Replies: 49
Views: 3830

Re: A life altering dive

Wow! So glad to hear you're doing ok, Curt. Crossing my fingers for a quick recovery.
by BDub
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro HERO3
Replies: 32
Views: 2748

Re: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro H

Yeah, caves aren't fun, don't worry you aren't missing anything! :) That being said, i'd move to Florida or Mexico in a heart beat, currently waiting for the job in Gainesville to open back up... Thanks again for another great video! I agree. You're not missing a thing. And, all it does is mono...
by BDub
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My boy is here!
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: My boy is here!

Congrats, buddy!
by BDub
Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro HERO3
Replies: 32
Views: 2748

Re: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro H

Thanks, Jan! Lynne, jump off Lagarto like you're going to Lithium. Go past the Lithium jump and continue on way past the Lithium jump, through Trap Door and Chicklet Highway. We decided to bypass Pabilanny Passage and took the upper route, which is right around where we turned, IIRC. About an hour p...
by BDub
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro HERO3
Replies: 32
Views: 2748

Re: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro H

Next up is Calimba and Pabilanny! Both are in the Sac Actun System. We did Calimba for the first time the last time we went to Mexico and it quickly became one of my favorites. It’s a white, highly decorated and very ornate cave. It’s also a bit challenging as it’s fairly tight in areas, along with ...
by BDub
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Pee valve replacement tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

Re: Pee valve replacement tubing

I use the blue tubing from Camelbaks. Not as rigid as the norprene stuff that comes stock. REI, etc sell replacement tubing at a reasonable price.
by BDub
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Outrageous Deal on Camera and Housing
Replies: 81
Views: 5983

Re: Outrageous Deal on Camera and Housing

Damnit! There's always something else to buy, isn't there? Guess I need to jump on this too! On a related note, if anyone picked one of these up and wants a few points on how to use it, our very own lundysd does photo classes from time to time. I've taken Lundy's class, and it's perfect for this typ...
by BDub
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: Winter Undergarment
Replies: 13
Views: 659

Re: WTB: Winter Undergarment

So first dive with Argon and it was definitely a significant difference! About the same bottom time and conditions and I was "less cold"... Can't say I was warm:) but should be enough for now at least for he stuff I'm doin, or find a good deal on a better undy... I've never felt warmer us...
by BDub
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: BIG nitrox sticker on tank.
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: BIG nitrox sticker on tank.

I personally don't use them, as they don't really serve a purpose to me. However, I think what it really comes down to is the shop filling your tanks. Some shops want to see the nitrox band, regardless of what information is on the VIP sticker, if they are going to fill a tank with anything other th...
by BDub
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: GoPro Hero3
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: GoPro Hero3

Thanks everyone for the replies and D, those videos are excellent - when you say camera mount - what specifically do you mean? -Rob There are many mounting options for the Gopro (head strap, helmet, tripod, etc). Depending on what footage you're trying to get, it may be a good idea to consider gett...
by BDub
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Wreck of the Dreamscape
Replies: 11
Views: 873

Wreck of the Dreamscape

This past weekend we joined CaptnJack on the wreck of the Dreamscape that he and Scott Boyd located in Dyes Inlet in March 2012. It's a surprisingly large wreck at ~130' long, given its shallow depth. For an obviously scuttled wreck, it's got a lot of character! The original shaft hole is enormous, ...
by BDub
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Weight Belts and Rescue Diving
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: Weight Belts and Rescue Diving

Desert Diver wrote:I agree (for what its worth) with inflating rather than ditching, but if you do the stops with a non-breathing victim you might just as well send them up alone...


Unless they have a blocked airway, then you're definitely sending them to their death.
by BDub
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Weight Belts and Rescue Diving
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: Weight Belts and Rescue Diving

I would attempt the most controlled ascent possible and try to ditch the victim's weight at the surface. I would try to get to the surface as quickly and efficiently as possible WITHOUT jeopardizing myself or the victim. Like Herb said, if I'm impaired I'm no use to anyone and could become a victim...
by BDub
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro HERO3
Replies: 32
Views: 2748

Re: Cave Diving in Mexico Over Thanksgiving with the GoPro H

Thanks Dusty, Koos and Dave!

Dave, we took turns for the most part, but Jeanna was pretty focused on taking stills on this trip and she got some good ones. We're uploading them to the website today. I'll let you know as soon as they're up. We each had a pretty good mix of shooting and just diving.
by BDub
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: GoPro Hero2 Dive Housing, 2 Batteries & 2 Chargers
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: GoPro Hero2 Dive Housing, 2 Batteries & 2 Chargers

Sold. Thanks SSPiffyDiver!
by BDub
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Help finding a house?
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: Help finding a house?

Awesome news, Kate! Welcome back!

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