|Thursday, May 25th, 2006|
|Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006|
|Tuesday, January 17th, 2006|
im getting my regs converted to 300Bar (4350PSI) DIN
I have a set of Aqualung Legends
they are so easy to breathe.
i dont have an occy, coz i have Air2
but as i will be starting my DiveCon soon, i will need one, but i like not having one, im used to not havingone, i like the steamline and lack of fuss.
guess i can always use crappy hire ones when im DM with new students
but YAY DIN connectors
|Wednesday, December 21st, 2005|
The Little Mermaid
How is everybody doing tonight? Christmas is just around the corner, so im sure everybody has been busy shopping until the big day. Im glad me and dana are done shopping, it seems like a madhouse around here with the mall always being packed. I ran across an article the other day and found it real interesting and thought you all might as well. So feel free to grab a cup of early eggnog and sit back and think about it. I thought it was pretty cool but tell me what you all think.
Welcome etherredrum to the Aqua Cave!
|Saturday, December 17th, 2005|
Save the Dolphins, vote NO
Hi, this is a letter from Tanya Streeter: Please pass this on to as many people as you can and VOTE NO!!
Never have I wanted to hear the word "No" so much. Please can you take 2 seconds to visit the following website to vote AGAINST a captive dolphin facility being established in the Cayman Islands. Hopefully, if the bid is unsuccessful it will also make other people looking to establish such attractions think again.
For those of you who don't want to read my soapbox lecture then please quickly go to www.caycompass.com and scroll to the bottom of the page to vote. (If you are FOR torturing helpless, yet exceedingly intelligent animals, then please forget you ever read this!)
I have been a spokesperson for the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society for some years now, and I promise you that my opinion is well informed (from both sides of the story), so please believe what I tell you on this issue. When marine mammals are captured in the wild it causes enormous negative impact not only on the animals seized, but also to the pod that is left behind. Many die in the capture process, and 10% of all captured animals who make it as far as their concrete tanks or sea pens (these are hardly any more humane) will die WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR. You know how stress effects us humans, especially the impact on our immune system - well it's very similar for marine mammals. The WDCS's "Dying To Entertain You Campaign" has a lot of information about all of this. Visit www.wdcs.org for more info. Yes, there are dolphins in captivity that were bred in captivity, but the per centage of these animals vs. wild caught is very small. Also, simply having them perpetuates the idea that it's OK. (The Cayman dolphins are NOT bred in captivity.) Any animal that doesn't survive as long in captivity as it would in the wild is obviously NOT suitable for captivity.
I could go on and on about this, but I fear I will lose you! Just go to www.caycompass.com at the bottom of the page and vote NO. Please!! Help me to protect these beautiful animals which we seek to emmulate as freedivers. They need us as much as we need them.
PS - If you have any questions or need further information before you vote, just ask!!
|Tuesday, December 13th, 2005|
i dont know what i want to do next year, regarding my diving holiday
the store is offering packages to all the usual places
borneo, PNG, Vanuatu (coolidge), Truck
im kinda keen on truck, coz i love wreck diving but there are a few considerations.
my brother wants to go to truck, in 2007
lots of my dive buddy friends are off to other places, and im not sure whos going to truck, and im not sure how well ill fit in to the little group that is going.
and the store instructor who i get on really well with, is leading vanuatu and wants me to go with him there.
so im not sure. i can only afford to got one place.
sigh. dedcisions, decisions.
any thoughts suggestions?
anybody been to both?
|Monday, December 12th, 2005|
|Saturday, December 10th, 2005|
holy fuck, fin!
What a fucking awesome dive today.
clear skies. calm water. good crew, no breeze to begin with.
dive site The Coololi
woo hoo! what can i say? my first dive to 40 metres.
we get there and another boat spots a fin....
round or sharp.
sharp. like a shark. fuck
so we go and check it out
motor about 100m over to it
its large, we can see the shadow, but wait thats not a shark its a ( SunfishCollapse )
just 5m away from us. the instructor gets in the water, and gets 1 shot, b4 its dissapers.
so time to go diving
40m, no probs on the wreck
then a 18 m dive
couple of cuttle fish lots of fishies yay
best bit is coololi and valiant again tomorrow. hell yeah
i loves my diving Current Mood: ecstatic
|Friday, December 9th, 2005|
|Monday, December 5th, 2005|
Since this is an underwater community and i love mermaids i just thought i'd share this little piece with you all. My wife and i rented Splash: The Special Edition which was just released and having not watched it for oh say 10+ years i was eager to watch it. Im telling you all, if you love mermaids or just want to check out some great realistic mermaids check this movie out. It's by far the best mermaid movie ever!
( SplashCollapse )
Breathing underwater, having gills, who wouldn't want that? Well seems some military scientist are testing it out and trying to come up with something that will eventually one of these days be as close as we can get. Of course it will go to the military first, bastards, but then the science community next. If scientist could ever figure out how a dolphin is able to dive so deep given almost the same properties as a person maybe in the future we'll be able to dive without tanks. Who knows anything is possible!
( GILLSCollapse )
how many of you out there are DAN members?
|Sunday, December 4th, 2005|
well after dives being cancelled yesterday
today was warm and calm, with good vis
so we hit a wreck at 27meters on nitrox 37 for our first dive, and just air for the second.
course skills included smb depolyment and no vis reel skills
had a blast and a bit of a swim around the wreck
i like that wreck, ive divied it a few times.
next week is the 40m wreck.! for the deep course
hope the conditions are like today
|Saturday, December 3rd, 2005|
Welcome gdkerplunk, i love having you aboard!
|Friday, December 2nd, 2005|
Welcome kath5, its good to have you aboard!
|Sunday, November 27th, 2005|
Sponge Bob Square Pants
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? I know many of you all might be wondering why the hell is he talking about Sponge Bob when its been days since his last post. And its a good question, i do apologize for the delay in updating me and my wife (gdkerplunk) just moved into our new apartment and were still getting the internet stuff worked out. Thanks to everybody for not leaving and sticking around after there thanksgiving feast. Speaking of which how was everyone's thanksgiving? Just a little trivia for everyone here, which famous inventor proposed that the turkey be the official bird of the U.S.? Okay now back to Sponge Bob, a few years ago i thought who the hell is this stupid sponge i keep seeing everywhere and people talk about. I dismissed it and thought nothing of it, and lo and behold i had an epiphany when i got into loving the ocean. I discovered not only is sponge bob funny and educational about marine life but the inventor was none other than a marine biologist. So without further ado, here is just a little information for all. I hope everybody checks it out and good luck jellyfishing! ( Sponge Bob Square PantsCollapse )
|Friday, November 25th, 2005|
Either I'm not doing enough diving or I have some kind of fascination with being in the snow wearing nothing but a bikini and freediving gear??( more behind cutCollapse )
This site is full of fun and facinating information! Sure...it is a government controlled website, but it is about the weather and the ocean! :)http://www.noaa.gov/
Enjoy! Current Mood: energetic