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by ArcticDiver
Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thanks for good weather
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: Thanks for good weather

One of the interesting tidbits was the temperature. Was about the same both places but freezing precip at home. So was able to do more walking in Seattle.
by ArcticDiver
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thanks for good weather
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Thanks for good weather

Back home after a few days playing in Seattle. Flew down to give my wife a chance to do some things she hasn't been able to do over the past couple years. A byproduct was my hiking up and down the hills of downtown Seattle. I had forgotten how big the hill is from the market to I5. Good exercise. Th...
by ArcticDiver
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: I got bent (NHZ)
Replies: 52
Views: 8544

Re: I got bent (NHZ)

After my personal insurance covered everything they were going to I sent a copy of all my EOB's and hospital bills to DAN and they sent me back a check for $1350. I was still out of pocket about $400 but I really am thankful for having DAN available for telephone medical consults and the insurance ...
by ArcticDiver
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Not A Never Ending Saga I Hope
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Not A Never Ending Saga I Hope

I say it over and over becauuse it is so important. Your support is really appreciated. As pointed out by spatman and my exchanges we have different symptoms and will probably have different things we have to live with when healing has gone as far as it can. But, we all have similar emotional challe...
by ArcticDiver
Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Not A Never Ending Saga I Hope
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Not A Never Ending Saga I Hope

ljjames wrote:Have you looked into pilates in addition to your weight training? (It was developed for rehab)


No I haven't. But I will. Thanks.
by ArcticDiver
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Not A Never Ending Saga I Hope
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Not A Never Ending Saga I Hope

Sounds like scuba could be on the near horizon; I was able to get back to it after my surgery by having my buddies carry my gear to the water and putting it on there, where there was basically no weight on my spine. You might think about trying that... Right now my problem isn't with the spine. It ...
by ArcticDiver
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Not A Never Ending Saga I Hope
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Not A Never Ending Saga I Hope

Seems like this has been going on forever. In one perspective it nearly has. Trauma in May 2011. Little surgery that helped some in July 2011. Definitive major surgery in April 2012. Released from initial post-op restrictions in July 2012. Repeatedly given counseling that I had major surgery to addr...
by ArcticDiver
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: BLACKFISH
Replies: 12
Views: 1716

Re: BLACKFISH

The discussion of what should and should not be kept in captivity to teach people about a world they otherwise would never encounter is a long standing one. Even the idea of keeping animals in captivity for educational purposes is controversial. I have never liked the SeaWorld model, or those patter...
by ArcticDiver
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: BLACKFISH
Replies: 12
Views: 1716

Re: BLACKFISH

This is one more chapter in the zoo discussion. Good arguments on both sides, especially for those who do not have ready access to the ocean or wilderness. I was left with contempt for the former employees who, despite their pleas of ignorance, had to know what was going on but did nothing about it....
by ArcticDiver
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Rinsing gear.
Replies: 39
Views: 2662

Re: Rinsing gear.

Q answered. Thanks.
by ArcticDiver
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Rinsing gear.
Replies: 39
Views: 2662

Re: Rinsing gear.

Q: Why not rip out that tank hot water heater and put in tankless? Advertising says that is cheaper and safer than old fashioned tank heaters. I have always rinsed my kit twice. Once when I finish at my destination and then, again, when I get home. Almost all my gear looks almost like new. But, afte...
by ArcticDiver
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Water Rescue Report
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: Water Rescue Report

Thanks for sharing a good job! To me The Key was that you did something. Not only something; but an intelligent and effective something. In a couple other venues involving a fairly good sized number of people according to what they said.there was not one person who would attempt to help a person in ...
by ArcticDiver
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Got wet today
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Got wet today

oldsalt wrote:Way to go. I wish I were there in Hawaii with you. Make sure you keep that girl, you wouldn't have made it this far without her.
-Curt


True words Curt. When the marriage ceremony made us one we took that seriously. Now breaking up the partnership would be like amputation.
by ArcticDiver
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Got wet today
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Got wet today

Rehab is as much mental as physical. Y'all really help with that. I have discovered that if a person opens up and allows it there is a lot of support. Also, it is surprising who is watching and getting encouragement from rehab efforts. I have relearned we all are in this together. On with the work!
by ArcticDiver
Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Got wet today
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Got wet today

On Oahu testing to see where I am 17 months after definitive surgery. Anyone interested can look over prior posts for the details. But, According to the docs this was major trauma and surgery. No problem riding a bike 20 or 30 miles at a time without stopping. But I have significant weakness in my f...
by ArcticDiver
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 6 Days Until I Take the BIG PLUNGE....
Replies: 20
Views: 2039

Re: 6 Days Until I Take the BIG PLUNGE....

My wife and I are on Oahu so I can test my progress and to give us a break from a very stressful time. We were talking about this very thing. how we've been married 51 years when so many have fallen by the wayside.. Her answer was that we are a partnership. We are One. Everything we do is for the be...
by ArcticDiver
Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 6 Days Until I Take the BIG PLUNGE....
Replies: 20
Views: 2039

Re: 6 Days Until I Take the BIG PLUNGE....

Congratulations. Best thing I ever did.
by ArcticDiver
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Photon Torpedo LED Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Photon Torpedo LED Upgrade

Thanks, I'll check these out.
by ArcticDiver
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Photon Torpedo LED Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Photon Torpedo LED Upgrade

I'm thinking of dropping the LED Upgrade unit into my Photon Torpedo. Anybody with experience? (hesitate to ask) Opinions?

According to the Gulftex web site the module is about $65.
by ArcticDiver
Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Should you, just because you can?
Replies: 14
Views: 1947

Re: Should you, just because you can?

Impact on the creatures that live there?
by ArcticDiver
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: "It's a desert down there"
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: "It's a desert down there"

Dive Monkey wrote:You can stay in one spot,any spot and stare at the bottom. If you stay there long enough something is going to move!



You only say that because you dive in the Ring of Fire. :)
by ArcticDiver
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Camera Any Good?
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Camera Any Good?

Trying to get information off the internet is often like trying to drink from a fire hose, or trying to interpret results from a battery of medical tests. Perspective and experience are everything. Y'all have provided that. Thanks.
by ArcticDiver
Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Camera Any Good?
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Camera Any Good?

Thanks. Glad I asked.
by ArcticDiver
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Camera Any Good?
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Camera Any Good?

I'm headed back to Oahu in a couple weeks. When I get there I will definitely swim and snorkel. Probably will scuba also. But, in the gym I tumbled over the edge of my rehab envelope so the scuba on this trip is not certain. In any case I'd like to take some images on the beach and underwater( of wh...
by ArcticDiver
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: "It's a desert down there"
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: "It's a desert down there"

I'm still learning to slow down and smell the roses. Memories: Bahamas liveaboard. Everyone else on board came as one of a couple groups. I'm at least 30 years older than the rest of the divers. Pool's open. Splash and everyone but me races off into the ?????. I swim about 50 yards from the boat. T...