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by pensacoladiver
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The last Day to Hunt 6/15
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: The last Day to Hunt 6/15

Great write up. Congrats.
by pensacoladiver
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Narcosis
Replies: 30
Views: 2199

Re: Narcosis

Maybe my TDI instructor cheated, but I was not required to do extended range before Trimix. On a side note, I did extended range anyways as we were in nice warm blue water. Albeit, a bit on the smart ass side, I would say that no one is REQUIRED to do extended range before Trimix. If you don't want ...
by pensacoladiver
Wed May 15, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Always analyze your gas!
Replies: 23
Views: 2846

Re: Always analyze your gas!

We had a tech instructor die recently in Florida on the Hydro Atlantic. I have not seen the official report, but the word is, he had his shop he works at fill the tanks with air. Problem was, somehow, that air turned into 36 percent. He convulsed at approx 165 feet and died shortly thereafter at the...
by pensacoladiver
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: WDFW GPO update: Seacrest Cove 1,2,3 now included in options
Replies: 83
Views: 8275

Re: WDFW GPO update: Seacrest Cove 1,2,3 now included in opt

April and Joe, FWIW, I think you both are expressing very good and valid points in an exceptional manner.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Hat (Gedney) Island Barges have been removed.
Replies: 21
Views: 3888

Re: Hat (Gedney) Island Barges have been removed.

Langley Tire Reef, now this :( It was such a great place to dive ... Only memories now http://jankocian.smugmug.com/Other/Camano-Island-Gedney-Is-sites/i-SH5HH4V/0/XL/2z%204.5.08%20%20Gedneey%20bargeS%20%20-XL.jpg I might be seeing things, but if you zoom in on that side scan pic, the upper left co...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Oahu in March/April
Replies: 14
Views: 3555

Re: Oahu in March/April

2loud4u wrote:Does anyone know if there is shore diving here? If so where?


Sharks cove on the north shore is a popular spot, but this time of year, if can be a bit rough up there.
by pensacoladiver
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Oahu in March/April
Replies: 14
Views: 3555

Re: Oahu in March/April

Joe, how was the dive? Weather was kinda crappy yesterday.
by pensacoladiver
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 5143

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

I found out they operate a membrane, so that is a cost reducer (after the initial cost). I have no doubt they are also betting on the constant flow of tourists to use them for a few weekends and then stop. IMO, the biggest percentage of the diving population only goes diving a few times a year... Un...
by pensacoladiver
Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 5143

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

I'm getting a quote on industrial o2 now from air gas. We will see what shakes out. On a lighter note, Aaron's dive shop in Kailua just announced their new membership plan... 100 bucks a year, 75 for military and you get 2 free fills of 32 or 36 every day, 7 days a week. I called and spoke with the ...
by pensacoladiver
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 5143

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

Koos and Richard, THANKS. Great info here on HE and 02.

I just priced UHP here in Hawaii and the cheapest I can find is 490 bucks a bottle!!!

Likewise, ABO is 145 a bottle. Painful.

In gonna check the lower grades.
by pensacoladiver
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 5143

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

Oops. Replace backhand with backgas.
by pensacoladiver
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 5143

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

Trimix costs are not too bad if you mix your own (relatively speaking against paying retail). I have a set of dedicated hp dubs for trimix and they usually come home with at least 1500 psi in them. It costs me anywhere from 25 to 40 bucks to get them ready for the next dive, depending on mix. Dusty,...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Best boat tank holders for Doubles???
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Best boat tank holders for Doubles???

I use the plain old roll control brackets, for single tanks and just bungee the isolation valve.

Works well in 3-5 foot seas... When I get the hankering to dive in those conditions.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scallops?
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Scallops?

The northeast wall of deception island has more scallops than you can possibly harvest. You need a boat to get there though. SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH , nice going Chad tell them our secret spot for scallops.. decpeption island..just cause you dont live here anymore you have to blab all our diving secre...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scallops?
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Scallops?

The northeast wall of deception island has more scallops than you can possibly harvest. You need a boat to get there though. SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH , nice going Chad tell them our secret spot for scallops.. decpeption island..just cause you dont live here anymore you have to blab all our diving secre...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scallops?
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Scallops?

The northeast wall of deception island has more scallops than you can possibly harvest. You need a boat to get there though. SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH , nice going Chad tell them our secret spot for scallops.. decpeption island..just cause you dont live here anymore you have to blab all our diving secre...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scallops?
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Scallops?

The northeast wall of deception island has more scallops than you can possibly harvest.

You need a boat to get there though.
by pensacoladiver
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Interesting article from John Chatterton
Replies: 70
Views: 13044

Re: Interesting article from John Chatterton

It seems to me that what he said was that if someone tried to take his reg, or tried to jump him for it, on a deep dive that he would fight you. This to me is not unreasonable. At the depths he is talking about this divers training has failed, he has slipped into panic, and is a huge risk that must...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Interesting article from John Chatterton
Replies: 70
Views: 13044

Re: Interesting article from John Chatterton

It is quite realistic.... That picture certainly isnt. but there is no reason to not carry enough gas for two people on a 200, or even 300 ft dive. Or more. You don't have to dress up like a clown to carry that much gas either. Mortus , can I ask how many dives you have done to 200 or 300 feet? How...
by pensacoladiver
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Interesting article from John Chatterton
Replies: 70
Views: 13044

Re: Interesting article from John Chatterton

I also feel that a key word has been overlooked in Johns original post... Intentionally or not. That word is "jumps". Ask any man what actions he will take if someone "jumps" him. The only honest answer is "fight or flight". This applies to any environment... Surface or...
by pensacoladiver
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Interesting article from John Chatterton
Replies: 70
Views: 13044

Re: Interesting article from John Chatterton

The dive John was referring to in the blog.... He was on OC.

He may very well be diving CC at times but the decompression dives I have done with him and the recent expeditionary 200-250 foot dives he has been doing are on OC.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Oahu in March/April
Replies: 14
Views: 3555

Re: Oahu in March/April

Brendan, when in March will you be here?

I'm on the island and looking for a house. My boat "should" be here by then. Hopefully I will be settled and running by then.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Fun on 18/45
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Fun on 18/45

Much like the PNW, some of the best visibility days here are in the winter. We have been blessed over the last month or so with 3/4 of the dive days having well over 100 foot of vis. Unfortunately, the seas are pretty much a constatnt 2 to 4 feet.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Fun on 18/45
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Fun on 18/45

A few days ago, 4 of us dove the Johnny Morris wreck. She is 220 feet deep and we were all on 18/45. We all had scooters and with over 100 foot of vis and not much current, I wanted to get a shot of 3 scooters passing along side of the wreck. Unfortunately, I did not discuss this with anyone until w...
by pensacoladiver
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: If you build it, they will come.
Replies: 1
Views: 416

If you build it, they will come.

If you spend any amount of time in South Florida, you eventually get to meet some of the diving pioneers. My good friend Frank and I started a Meetup group www.meetup.com/stroke for his boat... and sometimes mine. There just wasn't a club like NWDC (down here) where we could get our dives organized ...