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    Re: Get to Know each other :-)

    Name
    Theo Starr

    Location

    Sydney Australia

    First Qualified
    Oct 1997

    RB Qualified
    TDI Meg Air Dil

    Club Member
    No

    Highest Diving Qualification
    PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
    TDI Nitrox Instructor

    Instructor Yes/No
    Yes

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    All training I found to be rewarding

    Whatís your standard Kit
    Meg with narked at 90 stand

    Where do you usually Dive
    Sydney Australia

    Number of Dives
    1100

    Deepest Dive
    60m on OC on the SS President Coolidge

    Longest Dive
    94 mins at Kurnell Sydney

    Favourite Dive
    No Favourite Dive, there are some I prefer on a given day.
    But I love YAP and diving with Mantas



    Worst Dive
    There are no bad dives

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    The Next One
    The plan is at the moment to do
    Tasmania (in Australia) in October
    Solomon Islands in October
    Tranquility Island in Vanuatu in December
    The Solomons again next year


    What ONE other question should I have included?
    What do really like about diving????

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    Re: Get to Know each other :-)

    Name
    Laurent

    Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

    First Qualified
    CMAS* in about 1990

    RB Qualified
    End 2005

    Club Member
    Own part of a divecenter in Koh Chang, Thailand (TecEvolution)

    Highest Diving Qualification
    CCR Full cave (not much practice)
    CCR Mod 2
    TDI ER instructor

    Instructor Yes/No
    Yes OC, No CCR

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    CCR Full cave
    OC ANDI Technical Wreck
    OC TDI crossover with Cedric from PADI Tec Deep instructor

    Whatís your standard Kit
    Standard APECS Meg, evolve 40 wing, de inverted 3l tanks and sidemount kit

    Where do you usually Dive
    In Thailand

    Number of Dives
    500+, 400 over the last 2 years including 100+ hours CCR

    Deepest Dive
    73 metres on a sub

    Longest Dive
    3.5 hours (50 minutes bottom time at 62m ish) off the trident

    Favourite Dive
    Any WWII virgin wreck dive

    Worst Dive
    - CCR Full cave course with Cedric when i realized how crap my trim was on a CCR (but useful)
    - OC ANDI Technical Wreck when i tangled my spool line in my twinset manifole AND in between the split fins i was wearing at the time while wearing a blacked out mask (but useful)

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    1- Finding a Spanish Gallion full of gold
    2- The Repulse off the coast off malaysia
    3- Any tech liveaboard looking for WWII wrecks really

    What ONE other question should I have included?
    What DONT you like about diving ?

    buying, carrying, breaking, servicing, washing and all the rest of the gear hastle

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    Re: Get to Know each other :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by schford  View Original Post
    Name Steve


    Location Pearl harbour hawaii HOO-YA AMERICA


    First Qualified Nov 1984 CAPECOD MA OW


    RB Qualified on Dolphin Feb 05, on Sport KIss sometime in AUG


    Club Member Club Baby SEAL...KEEP ABORTION ALIVE


    Highest Diving Qualification YASDO


    Instructor Yes/No NO...but wife is


    What other training have you found most rewarding life guard (navy)


    What’s your standard Kit Sport Kiss w/ shearwater GF, sometimes Cochran when I don't hate them


    Where do you usually Dive Oahu (summer) northshore firehoue (winter) southshore...various


    Number of Dives oc 2000+, RB 100


    Deepest Dive 460 surface supplied (east coast doing research) 360 oc on submarine wreck doing research. RB 210 in GUAM on sep 1st 07 in the blue hole CHECK IT OUT


    Longest Dive 17 HRS....well there was this 93 dayer


    Favourite Dive All of them



    Worst Dive drift dive on majuro...bubbles were going in circles...i went down...wife went up...was sweating, boat said we made close to 10 knots in the water


    What dive/trip would you most like to do the submarine in thailand so i can say good bye to my fellow submariners


    What ONE other question should I have included?
    what's your favorite/least favorite wreck.
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    Name
    Kieran

    Location

    Perth, Australia

    First Qualified
    PADI OW in 1998

    RB Qualified
    Feb 2007

    Club Member
    UWA UC (OC only)

    Highest Diving Qualification
    CCR Air Diluent

    Instructor Yes/No
    Yes OC, No CCR

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    Wreck training - looking forward to the challenge of MOD2 and 3 though

    Whatís your standard Kit
    Standard APECS Meg 2.01j, Trek wing, 2.7l tanks, and 5.7l bailout

    Where do you usually Dive
    In Perth

    Number of Dives
    400+ , 50+ dives CCR

    Deepest Dive
    42 metres lots of times (the magic depth I never seem to crack)

    Longest Dive
    2 hours on OC, about 60 minutes on RB (isn't that the wrong way round ) but in Perth its hard to get a longer dive with MOD 1 unless you really like staring at crabs in the river.

    Favourite Dive
    Lots of spots in Manado, North Sulawesi

    Worst Dive
    - CCR - trying a dry suit (for the first time) with only a few hours on the Meg; flooded the loop and drained my bailout in the process of attempting to get to terms with the drysuit. Fortunately, I'd had the good sense to do this on a shore dive in 12m of water so I could hail CESA without any negative consequences
    - OC - choking on an o-ring or something that shot into my throat through a dodgy second-stage while struggling against the current to get to the best part of a divesite, really thought my number was up

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    1- Chuuk
    2- Exploring Raja Ampat area for wrecks etc
    3- Rowly Shoals
    and the list goes on

    What ONE other question should I have included?

    What's the biggest downside (if any) to switching to CCR?
    Getting the CCR and all the paraphernalia on a plane, particularly in Oz

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    Re: Get to Know each other :-)

    Name
    Steve
    Location

    Perth, Australia

    First Qualified
    OW in 1987

    RB Qualified
    1992

    Club Member
    Nope

    Highest Diving Qualification
    Adv 3mix OC and a few CCRs

    Instructor Yes/No
    Yes
    What other training have you found most rewarding
    Cave training and most rewarding was Field Medic and Chamber Operator

    Whatís your standard Kit
    Sold the Meg and am in limbo for a deep rig. The SK is fun to dive for now

    Where do you usually Dive
    In Perth

    Number of Dives
    logged 3.5k last year. About 700 CCR dives

    Deepest Dive
    147m OC and 143m CC

    Longest Dive
    7 h 15 min

    Favourite Dive
    Tough call. Probably one of the wildlife encounters like whales.

    Worst Dive
    Oh there has been some real crap in there. Another tough call. Probably doing a body count in Bougainville. Still have dreams about that.

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    An endless summer

    What ONE other question should I have included?

    How much for the little girl.
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    Re: Get to Know each other :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve  View Original Post
    Sold the Meg


    How much for the little girl.
    You have a sick mind, and I love it... ;)

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    Name
    Roland Somodi

    Location
    Kaposvar, Hungary

    First Qualified
    Back in 1998 NAUI OW

    RB Qualified
    Not Yet but working on it

    Club Member
    For some reasons it is extremely hard to get a group of GOOD people together with a same interest. For some people diving is just for a short period in their life,just as long as their neighbours, dentists, lawyers, etc dive. than they switch over to parachuting or playing golf. I gues you all know what I mean!

    Highest Diving Qualification
    OC Trimix
    Instructor Yes/No
    No and not planning on it either. diving is not for everyone , and I wouldn't hesitate for a second to tell someone to go and play chess.

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    DAN Advanced O2 provider, EMT Basic

    Whatís your standard Kit
    still OC, POseidon regs, alu blackplate, scubapro C1 trilam drysuit. Hopefully before the end of this year it all will be called an Inspiration CCR

    Where do you usually Dive
    European caves; Adriatic sea

    Number of Dives
    700+ on OC Zero on CC

    Deepest Dive
    82meters

    Longest Dive
    3 hours

    Favourite Dive
    Molnar Janos cave at Budapest


    Worst Dive
    all of the dives when I had a headache

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    Dive in the Opal mine of Dubnik Slovakia

    I'm a 31 years old punk who couldn't live without diving!!!

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    Name
    George


    Location
    Seattle


    First Qualified
    1994


    RB Qualified
    April, 2006


    Club Member
    none currently...used to belong to the Marker Bouey Dive Club

    Highest Diving Qualification
    Padi DM


    Instructor Yes/No
    no...never...I enjoy diving to much for that ;~).

    What other training have you found most rewarding
    my background in alternative and mainstream medicine has been very helpful, I have a masters degree...In science! :~)


    Whatís your standard Kit
    Copis Meg with Shearwater GF and HUD


    Where do you usually Dive
    a couple of tropical trips a year plus regular local cold water diving

    Number of Dives
    700+

    Deepest Dive
    175 fsw

    Longest Dive
    2 hours

    Favorite Dive
    kayak diving remote areas in the northern gulf islands of British Columbia.

    Worst Dive
    115 fsw, 1.5 knot down welling...on OC

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    8 weeks in the south pacific...PNG, Raja Ampat and a few others.

    Gill Envy

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    Quote Originally Posted by schford  View Original Post
    Name MarkyGuitar


    Location
    Margate/Dover/E. Kent/London

    RB Qualified
    Not yet; Just trying Voyager now

    Club Member
    ISAC 1803


    Highest Diving Qualification
    PADI (sorry) AI

    Instructor Yes(ish)
    DSD, nav, + Dive leading & Saftey Officer
    (Operation Wallacea and other CRF/BioMap Expeditions)

    What’s your standard Kit
    OC 300 + 300 pony & FFM

    Where do you usually Dive
    UK or anywhere

    Deepest Dive
    61 m (air) Roatan Banks

    Longest Dive
    1 hr 20

    Favourite Dive
    Jardensfijord
    (Ice - 1.4 m thick/ -20C air temp - wind 10 Knots)

    Worst Dive
    Dont ask!

    What dive/trip would you most like to do
    Antarctic/Wookey etc etc

    What ONE other question should I have included?
    Yes I Compose & play Guitar too
    Does anyone want music for underwater vids?
    Last edited by MarkyGuitar; 12th September 2007 at 08:13.

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    Re: Get to Know each other :-)

    Name

    David 'Freeflow' Morris

    Location

    Woodford Halse [Twinned with Royston Vasey] Northants, UK.

    First Qualified

    July 1997, good old Stoney Cove.

    RB Qualified

    2001, Maltaqua, Malta-in monsoon season.

    Club Member

    No one would have me! Sort of hanger on with BSAC 955, looking into Banbury BSAC when I get the time.


    Highest Diving Qualification

    IANTD Normoxic/PADI MSDT

    Instructor Yes/No

    Retired.

    What other training have you found most rewarding

    Express Lifts Apprenticeship.

    What’s your standard Kit

    RB: Dolphin, 3L bailoout, 7L stage.
    OC: single 10 to twin 12's and 2 x 10L stages.

    Where do you usually Dive

    Stoney bloody Cove as I live near there, South Coast of UK.

    Number of Dives

    Just over 900

    Deepest Dive

    60m, OC, 36m RB

    Longest Dive

    92 min

    Favourite Dive

    Big wrecks, Scapa cruisers, Murree.

    Worst Dive

    Water 4 degrees C, sat on the surface for 2 1/2 hours being a 'body' on a rescue course as a DM.

    What dive/trip would you most like to do

    Bikini-I was planning a trip there, but Jim at Scuba Safaris couldn't pull his finger out. I bought a Speed Triple with the cash instead.

    What ONE other question should I have included?

    Have you ever considered giving up diving?

    [My answer, yes]
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