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by ArcticDiver
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Objective Strength Measurement
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Objective Strength Measurement

In my quest to get back in the water I think I am objectively strong enough for at least warm water recreational diving. I have no trouble carrying weight equivalent to that of warm water gear. Flexibility is actually a bit better than pre-trauma except for the lumbar spine. Even then the surgical t...
by ArcticDiver
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRATEFUL DIVER!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRATEFUL DIVER!!!!

Happy Birthday Bob.

May you have many more wet ones.
by ArcticDiver
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whoopee! Big news for me!
Replies: 20
Views: 2249

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Great work Dusty.

Congratulations.
by ArcticDiver
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whoopee! Big news for me!
Replies: 20
Views: 2249

Re: Whoopee! Big news for me!

Purely Outstanding.
by ArcticDiver
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Merry Christmas to me?
Replies: 7
Views: 1231

Re: Merry Christmas to me?

Looking forward to a ops report. :)
by ArcticDiver
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scientists solve mystery of West Coast starfish plague
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: Scientists solve mystery of West Coast starfish plague

Might be able to protect from the virus' consequences. But should we? As the piece points out, the virus has been in the starfish for a very long time with no ill effect. Maybe it actually is a built in population control that we interfere with at our peril. As far as we know every species has a cra...
by ArcticDiver
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Open ROV Project
Replies: 40
Views: 4105

Re: Open ROV Project

Just to the web site and to my browser settings. Storage is on a subscription basis.

But, it is my browser that appears to be blocking image display. By default it has Tracking Protection On. To see the images Tracking Protection has to be turned Off and cookies for the site allowed.
by ArcticDiver
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Open ROV Project
Replies: 40
Views: 4105

Re: Open ROV Project

I'm just seeing solid black rectangles where you say you have posted images. New problem for me.

How are you uploading?
by ArcticDiver
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A thank you to Veterans
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: A thank you to Veterans

I can empathize with Old Salt's post. If it hadn't been for a helicopter pilot and crew breaking orders I wouldn't be here today. As I travel the phrase "Thank you for your service" is one I commonly hear. To be blunt that doesn't keep the snow and rain off. Those words don't fill the bell...
by ArcticDiver
Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba diving with Respritory Laziness question.
Replies: 17
Views: 6483

Re: Scuba diving with Respritory Laziness question.

As a fellow back injury person may I stick my nose in? It appears no two back issues are the same. If the manner in which nerves are impinged varies only slightly symptoms and signs can be significantly different. Add to that physiology variance between people and finding The answer to pain can be f...
by ArcticDiver
Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: new record
Replies: 15
Views: 2152

Re: new record

No sweat Tom. We are having the same discussion that has been had for a lot of years between different people. Time will tell. In the meantime, his event didn't cost any of us a dime or a minute but it did motivate us to think a bit.
by ArcticDiver
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: new record
Replies: 15
Views: 2152

Re: new record

Tom, your opinion is the "other side" of most of history. Same things were said about the first people to fly, the first to fly supersonic, the first to climb Mt. Everest, the first to do a lot of things. Those who explored remote areas, and the ocean is pretty remote. Indeed there was lit...
by ArcticDiver
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: new record
Replies: 15
Views: 2152

Re: new record

He joins the ranks of lots of other pioneers who have carried human spirit forward and led the way for exploration. Expanding the frontiers has been the story in every other area.

Now that he has shown the way before we know it people will be following with methods to work and explore directly.
by ArcticDiver
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Interesting Book
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Interesting Book

I forgot to say that I checked the book out from my local library via Overdrive. I figured my taxes had already purchased the electronic copy so why buy it again?
by ArcticDiver
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Interesting Book
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Interesting Book

Just finished a book that some may have already read. It is: "Deep" by James Nestor; Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt Publishing.

It starts out with Freediving and rapidly moves to a commentary about the world's oceans and our relationship with them.

I found it interesting.
by ArcticDiver
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Any Lawyers out there???
Replies: 55
Views: 5060

Re: Any Lawyers out there???

I'm not sure how it works for a DM, but as an instructor, you have a duty to act. F or instance, you aren't responsible for everyone on a boat charter, but if someone is doing something unsafe, you have a duty to inform that person of that fact. You aren't required to remedy the situation, but you ...
by ArcticDiver
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Advice on redundant computer
Replies: 17
Views: 1140

Re: Advice on redundant computer

There is another very valid reason for two computers. Money. But they have to be running the same algorithm. When I spend the money and time to travel somewhere on a trip where iexpect 20-25 dives I don't want it interrupted by a computer problem. If, for whatever reason, one has a problem go with t...
by ArcticDiver
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I'd give anything to experiance this!
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: I'd give anything to experiance this!

Fantastic!
by ArcticDiver
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Traffic
Replies: 23
Views: 2250

Re: Traffic

As a person who came into scuba older than most and now making reservations to resume and dealing with the emotions involved I wonder if comments in this thread are more an expression of age and number of years diving than anything else.
by ArcticDiver
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The time has come
Replies: 27
Views: 2305

Re: The time has come

It is a time that must come, sooner or later, to all. From your post it appears you are at peace after a difficult decision. Take care and good fortune.
by ArcticDiver
Mon May 19, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Rare sighting for PT
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Very Nice.

Thanks.
by ArcticDiver
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Just out for a morning cast.
Replies: 21
Views: 1742

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

Re: eating that fish. Wonder what kind of shape it will be in after being hauled around in the bed of a pickup in very warm temperatures and still whole? I suspect not very tasty.
by ArcticDiver
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dusty eyes
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Dusty eyes

There are people who pay good money to have multi-focal lenses inserted just so they don't have to wear glasses. They show it really isn't much of a risk. I know I like mine and not having to wear glasses for the past years.
by ArcticDiver
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu
Replies: 33
Views: 2904

Re: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu

To add to the history of the Mahi: That is the place the owner of one of my favorite dive ops died. He was also the skipper of his company's dive boat. The way it was told to me is that he went overboard immediately after recovering the customers from their deep dive. He had weights on and went stra...
by ArcticDiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: SCUBA Up or Down Or?
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: SCUBA Up or Down Or?

Sort of a churn but stable overall is what I guess you are saying. In other areas I'm familiar with folks who started diving when I did in 1999 are no longer involved. They have "moved on" to other hobbies. Some of that is a factor of age and some money. Mostly I think it is a cultural cha...