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    Get to Know each other :-)

    So I had to a chat to Juz about this idea and here we are - a few questions for us all to get to know each other....

    Pick up the Questions below and tell us what you can I'll reply first.

    Name
    Stuart

    Location
    Wraysbury in the UK - home of the largest inland lake inland - woooo

    First Qualified
    Back in 1997 when I did my OW, AOW and RD in Mexico - my second ever dive was wreck penetration - those mexicans know how to do it!

    RB Qualified
    Back in 2004 on a Dolphin in the red sea - I was hooked!

    Club Member
    Not really I help out at Wraysbury when Rich asks and am coming close to join hellfins though....

    Highest Diving Qualification
    IANTD MOD 3 thing.....

    Instructor Yes/No
    not on an RB! yet ;)

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    Leons military approach - hey don't you know 3 hours practising your frog kick is neccessary for your MOD 3 ;)

    What’s your standard Kit
    Meg with Shearwarer for gnarly / Copis for other with 2 by 7 bailouts for most add a 3l of 02 sometimes I could stretch to 10s above that team bailout for me.

    Where do you usually Dive
    South coast of the UK - favourite boat JA Diving&Marine

    Number of Dives
    no idea I gave up logging for OC on 1000 dives and my RB on 100 hours

    Deepest Dive
    360 feet

    Longest Dive
    4.5 hours though I admit my O2 exposure was like 200%

    Favourite Dive
    All time when we got engaged at 103m in the Caymans
    Intro to UK the Valentine day tanks
    Other than that -ohhh any Wreck with no other people on and spidge!


    Worst Dive
    Any Dive when I am throwing up due to sea sickness - who needs cats! spartacat seems to be my nemesis!

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    WE have 4 RBW expeditions lined up keep an eye on the site

    What ONE other question should I have included?
    you tell me!
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    Re: Get to Know each other :-)

    Name


    Location


    First Qualified


    RB Qualified


    Club Member


    Highest Diving Qualification


    Instructor Yes/No


    What other training have you found most rewarding


    What’s your standard Kit


    Where do you usually Dive


    Number of Dives


    Deepest Dive


    Longest Dive


    Favourite Dive



    Worst Dive


    What dive/trip would you most like to do


    What ONE other question should I have included?

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    Talking Re: Get to Know each other :-)

    Name
    Colin

    Location
    Hastings ,SE coast UK

    First Qualified
    August 2003 for my OW at Horsea
    RB Qualified
    August 2005 at Stoney Cove

    Club Member
    Treasurer of OOCDC (Out Of Cinque Dive Club)


    Highest Diving Qualification
    Recently completed TDI Mod2/3

    Instructor Yes/No
    NO

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    All of it

    What’s your standard Kit
    Vision in a KT frame with BMCL with 2 x 7L bailouts but looking at ali 80 +
    a steel 10

    Where do you usually Dive
    SE Coast UK from Brighton to Dover

    Number of Dives
    My 100th dive was during my Mod1 course & after that I stopped
    counting

    Deepest Dive
    53 metres out of Dover

    Longest Dive
    Same dive with 2 hour run time

    Favourite Dive
    Has to be a wreck called the Pontos from Hamburg ,for no reason
    other than that I found & recovered the name plate which identified
    her .


    Worst Dive
    Last summer getting bent from 19 metres

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    Norway

    What ONE other question should I have included?

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    Name
    Anke

    Location
    Leeds, W Yorkshire, UK - central to all coasts

    First Qualified
    1983 VDST CMAS* Germany, but didn't really start diving until Nov 1994 BSAC Novice UK

    RB Qualified
    PSAI Expedition CCR diver Sept 2005

    Club Member
    BSAC

    Highest Diving Qualification
    TDI Trimix, GUE Tech2

    Instructor Yes
    BSAC SMG

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    GUE

    What’s your standard Kit
    Classic Kiss with 7L upright drive tanks, two 7L bailout stages - depending on dive

    Where do you usually Dive
    UK South Coast - Dover to Plymouth, UK NE Coast, Scotland

    Number of Dives
    1179 total, 146 CCR - and still counting :)

    Deepest Dive
    70m , unknown upside down wreck nr Cherbourgh

    Longest Dive
    2 hrs on the Smyrna, 55m

    Favourite Dive
    SS Strathclyde, Dover

    Worst Dive
    Friedmans Sink, Manatee Springs, Florida

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    wreck with lots of goodies in 30m max and good vis

    What ONE other question should I have included?

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    Re: Get to Know each other :-)

    Name
    Juz

    Location
    Bucks, UK

    First Qualified
    31st December 1999

    RB Qualified
    Dec 2004

    Club Member
    Kinky Divers

    Highest Diving Qualification
    PSAI Explorer Diver

    Instructor Yes/No
    Yes

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    O2 Admin

    What’s your standard Kit
    Classic Inspo on a DT box

    Where do you usually Dive
    South Coast UK

    Number of Dives
    800 ish

    Deepest Dive
    101m

    Longest Dive
    130 minutes

    Favourite Dive
    Keeps changing, right now, I think it was the Seven Skies


    Worst Dive
    Last one - Didn't get in - Sea Sick!

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    Thinking about Jutland

    What ONE other question should I have included?
    What's the best CCR tip you have ever been given


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    Re: Get to Know each other :-)

    Name
    ScubaDadMiami a/k/a Howard

    Location
    Miami Beach, Florida, USA

    First Qualified
    NASDS (now SSI) Scuba Diver, 1979

    RB Qualified
    IANTD Trimix CCR, IANTD & NSS-CDS Cave CCR

    Club Member
    South Coast Rebreather Underwater Bounders (SCRUBs) all the way!


    Highest Diving Qualification
    NAUI Course Director, DAN Oxygen Instructor Trainer

    Instructor Yes
    Not on CCR (and no intention to become one at this point).

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    Tom Mount's emphasis on survival and accident prevention; John P. Jones' emphasis on relaxing and enjoying the ride; Lou Fead's emphasis on remembering to keep it fun; Mike Emmerman and Karl Huggins' Doppler training.

    What’s your standard Kit
    Dive Rite O2ptima

    Where do you usually Dive
    Southeast Florida

    Number of Dives
    Probably about 2,500 overall. I haven't kept a log book for years (though I now have a RBW.com Blog).

    Deepest Dive
    250 feet.

    Longest Dive
    2:15 on CCR; can't remember on OC.

    Favourite Dive
    Freshwater caves or saltwater walls.

    Worst Dive
    What's that?

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    Cave diving and live aboard trips.

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    Name

    Paul


    Location

    New Jersey

    First Qualified

    1992

    RB Qualified

    2004

    Club Member

    No, not particularly social


    Highest Diving Qualification

    Mod 1 or Intro to Cave or Adv Nitrox depending on perspective

    Instructor Yes/No

    No

    What other training have you found most rewarding

    Cavern and Intro to Cave

    What’s your standard Kit

    KISS Classic with whatever frame I've made most recently

    Where do you usually Dive

    Local lakes

    Number of Dives

    Somewhere >500 and <1000

    Deepest Dive

    150' (the deep bug hasn't hit me as there's plenty of interesting stuff in the shallows that no one's bothering with)

    Longest Dive

    Just about 2 hours

    Favourite Dive

    Discovering the remains of an old ice house

    Worst Dive

    Quarry dive testing out some RB mods when I realized the wing I was using was too big and had wrapped around the canister making it impossible to reach rear dump valve. Glad I was near an upline to hold onto.

    What dive/trip would you most like to doI

    I'd like to organize an RB trip to Cozumel, may just do that next year. Anyone interested, shoot me a PM.

    What ONE other question should I have included?

    What do you enjoy most about diving?

    Discovering history.

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    Name
    José (Zé is the shortname:) )

    Location
    Sao Paulo, Brazil

    First Qualified
    1992 Padi OW in Sao Paulo

    RB Qualified
    Last year on the O2ptima, cave country, USA

    Club Member
    no clubs around here...


    Highest Diving Qualification
    Padi Idc staff instructor, DAN IT,
    Iantd OC norm. trimix instructor / intro to cave instructor
    CCR O2ptima, CCR cave, and CCR trimix diver

    Instructor Yes/No
    Yes, OC only

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    Sidemount training was awesome! Gives you another perspective on both rec and tec dives.

    What’s your standard Kit
    The DR O2ptima with the Fx upgrade

    Where do you usually Dive
    Sao Paulo coast or any cave available...

    Number of Dives
    + 1500

    Deepest Dive
    90 meters OC
    85 meters CCR

    Longest Dive
    2.5 hours OC
    3.5 hours CCR

    Favourite Dive
    Any cave with a nice buddy

    Worst Dive
    Any after a bad boat ride...

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    Trips to caves around the world

    What ONE other question should I have included?[/quote]

    What else do you enjoy on your spare time?
    Listening to classic rock and heavy metal

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    Name
    Sven

    Location
    Sydney, Australia

    First Qualified
    PADI OW+ADV 1995, Sharm El Sheikh - Red Sea
    prrrrettyyyy fishhhhhh

    RB Qualified
    2005

    Club Member
    http://www.sydneyproject.com

    Highest Diving Qualification
    PADI OWSI, TDI Trimix, IART CCR MOD 3 (Trimix), DAN O2 Provider

    Instructor Yes/No
    OC only, not on RB

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    not actually training, but performing the role of Dive Supervisor on some Sydney Project expeditions was quite a steep learning curve and very rewarding

    What’s your standard Kit
    Inspiration Classic

    Where do you usually Dive
    wrecks off the coast of Sydney, 45-80msw

    Number of Dives
    don't count

    Deepest Dive
    120msw, a wreck which we believe is the S.S.Wear (off Montague Is, southcoast NSW, Australia)

    Longest Dive
    3.5h

    Favourite Dive
    many! recently: cleaning the brass off a Maru in the Gulf of Thailand

    Worst Dive
    don't know - I don't think I ever had a really BAD dive, some are just not quite as brilliant as others

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    any, as long as there is a wreck at the bottom

    What ONE other question should I have included?
    What is your preference: reef, wreck, or cave diving?

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    Name

    Mike

    Location
    Seattle WA

    First Qualified

    November 1964
    RB Qualified

    September 2000 Dolphin/Atlantis
    Club Member

    Moss Bay Dive Club TL Sea Dive Club
    Highest Diving Qualification
    IDC Staff Instructor and Dolphin RB Instructor

    Instructor Yes/No
    Yes on OC and RB

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    Tri mix and Deco/Adv EAN

    What’s your standard Kit
    Classic Inspiration, Hammerhead (new version)
    2 x 40 cu ft bail and deco
    Where do you usually Dive
    Pacific North West

    Number of Dives

    4988
    Deepest Dive

    422
    Longest Dive

    3.5 hours
    Favourite Dive

    So may it is hard to choose. Any wreck dive

    Worst Dive
    Total scrubber flood on Dolphin at Seattle Thanksgiving Day 2004

    What dive/trip would you most like to do

    PNG
    What ONE other question should I have included?
    Not sure, this about covers it.
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