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[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 395 views]
As per request of our friend whoelsebutbob and others, I am going to keep you all updated. I havent been doing a real good job with this lately…so here it goes…. currently, I am in roanoke, VA waiting to pick up a load going to AR. I am REALLY hoping that i can take some time off in the near future to go diving again….If anybody is interested, I would love to set up a date that some of us can get together sand do a sort of group dive. If anybody would be interested, pleasde email me and let me know. plus include dates that might work for you…if i get enough responses i can try to set it up….thanks all, talk to yoiu all soon.
by Redneck_Trucker_Lady@yahoo.com on 4/30/2010

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[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 407 views]
It´s FRI – TGIF for all us divers diving in CLEAN ocean waters! We can now count all our blessings that we don´t have to contend with a OIL SLICK MESS now said to be as big as the Island of Jamaica. That is still hard to picture or even imagine by any means! It´s now hitting the LA coastline, and the SHRIMPING industry is already starting to feel the impact – as certain grassy bed areas offshore and inland are now being closed to shrimping and crabbing alike. Bummer! The losses to the seafood industry there will be HUGE no doubt, and we´ll all feel the PINCH in seafood price increases as a result. The diving world sure will feel the impact of all this when it starts to hit the shores of the FL coast as well, as I´m sure it will before this OIL MESS is over!! There is no way human hands can ever alter Mother Nature esp when it comes to the Gulf winds she creates. A shift in winds Eastward will have a devastating impact on the shorelines of MS & AL as well as the Pandhandle of FL as well. That´s hard to stomach let alone even look at on the TV news today! For that to even have gotten as far as it did it totally criminal in my mind. No amount of FINES are BIG enough to impose on the negligent actions of BP if you ask me. Now some brainiacs up in WASH DC are having second thoughts as to Obama´s insane new drilling off the PRISTINE Carolinas shores – let alone allowing any more oil platforms to go up in the Gulf of Mexico! I heard one senator say that no oil drilling should ever be allowed any closer than 125 from shore! REALLY? Too late for that one huh? I even heard that they are now very worried about the SAFETY of the rest of the ~4000 OIl & Gas platforms already in the Gulf of Mexico. NO CLUE! What took you so long? That USCG female Rear Admiral that spoke on the TV news about oil containments and hidding the REAL FACTS about the amounts of oil being dumped into the Gulf was kinda pathetic in a way (sorry – no offense to the female nation here). Her urgency was like a Lolly Pop being slowly licked by a puppy dog if you ask me! Too little too late and TOO SLOW if you ask me! She needs to go as well. The Coast Guard should have been screaming down Obama´s back on DAY 1 if you ask me! Sounds like another KATRINA DISASTER all over again! The finger pointing on this MESS will be hilarious to say the least when all is said and done!! So how is all this OIL MESS settling on you & hubby there? Must be making you sick as well. Hope all else is better there? – more later – gotta run some errands now. Bye :~)
by outtosea2 on 4/30/2010

Scuba Gear Reviews »

[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 689 views]
Rating:Hollis M-1 Frameless Mask Great Mask

Just tried out the M-1 and love it. I am going from a 2 lens mask to Hollis single. The glass improves visibility, lets in plenty of light and is still low profile. The black skirt keeps you focused on what your looking for. Great fit, great product.

Scuba Gear Reviews »

[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 524 views]
Rating:Mares Avanti X3 Super Channel Adjustable Strap Fins. Great deal.

Great Fins at a close out price!

Dive Buddies »

[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 419 views]
Great! We´ll all look forward to enjoying them!
by whoelsebutbob on 4/30/2010

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[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 394 views]
I can totally understand that dilema. It even hits those of us that work in scuba from time to time. LOL Keep us posted on your chances to get under when you get the chance again! And for that matter… just check in and say hi from time to time! :)
by whoelsebutbob on 4/30/2010

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[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 398 views]
Exploring the caves and caverns takes a lot of patience, and some training to make sure you not only do it right, but come back out to do it again. But, some of the lesser diving in the springs in your area is actually quite fun and interesting. I always skipped lobster season when I live in Fl. Too many knotheads out in the water that don´t really have sense enough to be safe in a shower, let alone the ocean. LOL The rest of the year, though, those same dive spots are pretty amazing to see!
by whoelsebutbob on 4/30/2010

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[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 395 views]
That they can.. although I understand they are a bit more expensive now than when I owned horses. LOL Not to say that all our underwater toys aren´t. LOL
by whoelsebutbob on 4/30/2010

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[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 439 views]
Oh yes! It´s one of the most unique things about diving in this part of the world. I often describe it as being so similar to walking through the forests in the Pacific NW only underwter. If you get a chance, go see the new Disney´s Oceans. There are a couple great shots of diving in the kelp forestt.
by whoelsebutbob on 4/30/2010

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[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 415 views]
Sounds like a great trip!!! Thanks for sharing!
by whoelsebutbob on 4/30/2010