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'The divers pub'

Postby JR8 » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:15 pm

Hey welcome fellow divers! I hope that you'll pull up a chair and stop and chat. We have everything here from ol' time hard-hat commercial divers to people just thinking about doing their Open Water course.

What we all have in common is a love of the sea and diving. So, pull up a chair, post your pics and tips. And any q's just ask. Someone here will probably have the answer, and certainly an opinion ;)...

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:27 pm

http://www.sportdiver.com/photos/9-worlds-best-dives

I like the look of Iceland. This is not the first time I've thought that. [hmmm > mental note, somewhere to visit]

I have a friend in Sweden (British/Marines) who runs a dive op and will do the whole 'sawing a hole through the ice' thing. Still not sure if I'm up for that, despite having a dry-suit!

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Re: 'The divers pub'

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:42 pm

JR8 wrote:Hey welcome fellow divers! I hope that you'll pull up a chair and stop and chat. We have everything here from ol' time hard-hat commercial divers to people just thinking about doing their Open Water course.


I resemble that remark! hehehe

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:46 pm

Oh, my old Desco Hardhat?

Before restoration and now.......

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:48 pm

Intense. I can say that as a dive-compadre lol! ....

More seriously, what were the depths you were doing [don't want to get over-techie and put off any newbies here eh]]

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:51 pm

Your helmet polishes up nicely.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:58 pm

Bell-Bounce on Heliox to 450'. Surface air normally <150' but did do one to 209' and one to 225' (let's not talk about the rapture on both) one planned the 2nd unplanned, working on replacing anode chutes on a Jacket but slipped off the last horizontal and couldn't maintain a grip on the slime covered 6" chute so slid on down to the bottom! :o Got the depth pay for it though - that's all that matters. Some of the guys said I did it deliberately. Not talking. :wink:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 1:01 pm

Actually, the helmet was tinned originally and it was a heap of work removing the tinning to get down to the spun copper and brass/bronze of the hat (it was cheaper than sending the hat back to Desco for re-tinning, and I like the copper/brass finish much better.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 1:02 pm

'Bell-Bounce on Heliox to 450'.'


Hehehehehehehehhehehehe.
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Postby carteki » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 3:12 pm

Hello fellow divers! Just thought I'd share the sightings from P.Hantu today ...
As usual, it didn't disappoint...2 sea horses, eel, nudi's, angel fish, etc

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 8:23 pm

Nice. I never got to dive P. Hantu (sigh!)

Here's something different. During a surface interval, all peace and tranquility, then BOOM!, a volcano erupts.

And that was like about 60 miles away, though it felt much closer...


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@ Bunaken on Sulawesi

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 5:38 am

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Gubal Island. Middle of the Red Sea.
We moored up there as a big storm was coming in.
We did a night dive.
It was a howler.
The current took three of us.
We came up half a mile or more away on another boat's mooring line*
About 3-5 knots, at night, at c20M? I seriously considered that we were going to die that day.


* I have never been so happy to see anything in my life. The diagonal white line across my field of vision [it's mooring rope] appearing in my torchlight as we howled towards it. I've only had this happen twice in diving so far. You get back, you're kinda quiet, you have a kinda rye-smile, you sit just kinda squinting at each other... 'Yes, we made it, but let's not do that again eh!'...

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 5:51 am

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The legendary Shark Reef at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsular in Egypt.
Just my buddy and me did it 'backwards' and then some.

Normally you'd drop at 3 o'clock on Shark, pass Yolanda to your right, and end on the wreck/debris.

p.s. the bare arrow-heads show current. Any experienced diver will 'just feel' how the dive was from that and the path taken.... :)

p.s. Yeah, the start was like a crack-ho on commission sucking a golf-ball through a hosepipe. That first channel is like 20m wide and gets 'half the Red Sea' flushing though it on each tide. I love that feeling 'Airborn at depth wheeee!'

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 7:34 am

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Malapascua in the 'Peens.

Yes do it, do it now! :)

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 7:46 am

Not thought provoking, just blah, but I like the symmetry. 30 years ago.... whoo-hoo!


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In India c83 I think.


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Margins auto-resized, so it's not right at all. 1/3rd of image missing, balance completely lost.... bleugh...!





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