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by pensacoladiver
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Shearwater Petrel GF Settings
Replies: 26
Views: 2269

Re: Shearwater Petrel GF Settings

There is absolutely no end to your numbskullery
by pensacoladiver
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Shearwater Petrel GF Settings
Replies: 26
Views: 2269

Re: Shearwater Petrel GF Settings

This is nothing more than my experience... So take it with a grain of salt. Shearwater defaults used to be 30/85. They changed it to 30/70 about 2 years ago after some deep diving bubble research that was done... Or so I understand that to be the case. I used to dive 30/85 on all my dives, rec and t...
by pensacoladiver
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Shearwater Petrel GF Settings
Replies: 26
Views: 2269

Re: Shearwater Petrel GF Settings

H20doctor wrote:seems like a strange question if your trained in nitrox ?


???? Gradient factors are gradient factors, whether being used with air, nitrox or trimix.

You can use/adjust them on air just as well as you can with any other gas.
by pensacoladiver
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Shearwater Petrel GF Settings
Replies: 26
Views: 2269

Re: Shearwater Petrel GF Settings

I was diving down to the I-Beams yesterday and by the time I arrived there, pretty much a straight swim to the top of the I-beams too at around 100ft, my Petrel informed me that I had 2 minutes at 100ft before I exceeded my NDLs. Given that my buddies had 15+min on their Oceanic puck computers I wa...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu
Replies: 33
Views: 2966

Re: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu

I don't eat cold crab because.... Well, because I don't have to.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scooter crack
Replies: 28
Views: 2829

Re: Scooter crack

Ummmmm. The negative stuff was discussed because it is negative stuff.

The battery retaining system for Dive X scooters sucks. Mine failed several times on my Sierra when I had it.

You sound like a lucky one with yours.
by pensacoladiver
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scooter crack
Replies: 28
Views: 2829

Re: Scooter crack

Funny you mention the speed control. I just finished a half mile run on a 600 and noticed myself unintentionally changing the speed by bumping the lever. But it sure is nice to be able to adjust speed with one hand to any output on the fly. If Jon ever drops his prices a bit, I think he will corner ...
by pensacoladiver
Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scooter crack
Replies: 28
Views: 2829

Re: Scooter crack

I'm not the subject matter expert on the Genesis batteries, so don't quote me.

The 600 is modular. The batteries break down into 300w packs.

Very well thought out scooter lol
by pensacoladiver
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scooter crack
Replies: 28
Views: 2829

Re: Scooter crack

It does have lithium batteries. And correct, you can fly with it.
by pensacoladiver
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scooter crack
Replies: 28
Views: 2829

Re: Scooter crack

Two of my buddies dive the Genesis 600. This is one of the few times I'll say this.... I'm jealous

No dynamic shaft seals and no opening the main body to charge.

Pretty ingenuous setup.
by pensacoladiver
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 1
Views: 283

It's been a while

Since I posted a dive report here. Chris' recent dive recap out here got me a bit motivated. Figured I'd post a report and see if maybe a few more tech divers want to mosey out here for a week or so. :-) There is a coal ship that sunk over 100 years ago about 1,000 feet away from the Sea Tiger wreck...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu
Replies: 33
Views: 2966

Re: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu

Gotta love those sand clouds.
by pensacoladiver
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu
Replies: 33
Views: 2966

Re: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu

Curt,

The Mahi has recently collapsed even more since when I arrived last year.

The front end is severed and completely impassable now.
by pensacoladiver
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu
Replies: 33
Views: 2966

Re: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu

The camera removes 4 shades of tan.

Why are you looking at my legs? I'm flattered.
by pensacoladiver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu
Replies: 33
Views: 2966

Re: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu

Great vid. Who says you can't run a rEvo on its back? :-)
by pensacoladiver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu
Replies: 33
Views: 2966

Re: H20doctor Diving Vacation On Oahu

Great report. Very nice read. Love the pre sinking pics.
by pensacoladiver
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9522

Re: re-breathers

Rebreather diving is not for those who lack the ability to maintain attention to detail. I'll even take it a step further... Neither is open circuit tech diving. Deadly pilot error happens on OC as well. In the last 2 years, I know of 2 deaths from Ox tox on open circuit. One was a tech instructor b...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9522

Re: re-breathers

H20doctor wrote:
pensacoladiver wrote:You stated there is no need for a rebreather shallower than 200 feet.

Once again, I'm asking, how many dives do you have between 130 and 199?


I have 2 dives to 137 feet ...


I know for a fact that one of them was on the "Miracle of Life"
by pensacoladiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9522

Re: re-breathers

But that takes time and effort. F THAT. I wants my respect and I wants it now. Y'all better respects my opinion.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9522

Re: re-breathers

Matt, I think you are getting a little harsh here. I am sharing my opinion, which may not be derived entirely from 1st hand experience, but rather from talking to many divers, and asking them about it. . This just gets better by the post. There are 2 parts to your statement above. 1. That you are a...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9522

Re: re-breathers

I'll bet you have received worse insults by better people.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9522

Re: re-breathers

BoB has a brother named Neal. They hang out together quite a bit.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9522

re-breathers

Overall, I don't give a crap how their unit works, if there's a problem they get an OC reg (mine or their bailout). I don't care what green vs orange vs red blinking lights mean. I am not going to be attempting to salvage their loop into something breathable. Simple, end of story. : You mean to tel...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9522

Re: re-breathers

Not many. I am very recently certified in technical diving. I can only share my opinion, which is limited. Yet, I do not think this makes what I am saying invalid, or terribly ill-informed. I might ask, how would you view my comments if I had 200-300 dives in the 130-199 range? I would view them mu...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9522

Re: re-breathers

You stated there is no need for a rebreather shallower than 200 feet.

Once again, I'm asking, how many dives do you have between 130 and 199?