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Forum: General Scuba Training Questions 09-27-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By CompuDude
Sounds like a very thorough class. Score!

Sounds like a very thorough class. Score!
Forum: Scuba Stories, Comments & Questions that don't fit elsewhere! 09-27-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,975
Posted By CompuDude
have everyone turn off their lights and see how...

have everyone turn off their lights and see how it goes.
good luck on your dives. enjoy them.[/QUOTE]

Or better yet, have everyone COVER their lights for a minute or so. I agree it's not generally...
Forum: Dry Suits 09-27-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,787
Posted By CompuDude
Drysuit courses are a great idea for many, but...

Drysuit courses are a great idea for many, but using a drysuit is not rocket science. I took a course after diving dry for 6 months only because I wanted to be able to rent a suit (the few local...
Forum: Tanks 09-27-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,901
Posted By CompuDude
Pretty much the perfect all-around tank. Neutral...

Pretty much the perfect all-around tank.

Neutral Al.80s are pretty pointless, IMO. Too heavy (on land) for the amount of air you get, by far, and you're less likely to get a decent fill since no...
Forum: Scuba Stories, Comments & Questions that don't fit elsewhere! 09-27-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,975
Posted By CompuDude
Back to the original point. NO-vis dives are...

Back to the original point. NO-vis dives are pointless except maybe as navigation exercise.

Limited vis (around 3') dives (night or day) can be a lot of fun, but things definitely start getting...
Forum: Accessories 09-26-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By CompuDude
Those are the new ones. Old ones were cheaper,...

Those are the new ones. Old ones were cheaper, even before companies started selling off old stock of a discontinued item, but clearly you get what you pay for.
Forum: Accessories 09-26-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By CompuDude
Do you have the old, original X-Shorts or the new...

Do you have the old, original X-Shorts or the new ones? Supposedly they've made them considerably more sturdy.

Another option is simply to reinforce the stitching on the original ones.

They are...
Forum: Mask / Snorkels / Fins 09-26-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By CompuDude
Spring straps ROCK, and are available for nearly...

Spring straps ROCK, and are available for nearly any fin. Get 'em.
Forum: Scuba Stories, Comments & Questions that don't fit elsewhere! 09-26-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,975
Posted By CompuDude
Well, alright... *technically* I blocked my light...

Well, alright... *technically* I blocked my light against my chest, for the exact reasons you mention.

But I still hold firm to my opinion that sitting weightless in REAL pitch black, was a...
Forum: Accessories 09-26-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By CompuDude
Because its not DIR. ...

Because its not DIR. :smiley36:[/QUOTE]

Neither am I, so that's not it. :smiley2:
Forum: Techniques 09-26-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By CompuDude
I get Photoshop free from work (site license...

I get Photoshop free from work (site license allows installation on home computer as well), so ... I win. :smiley8:
Forum: Accessories 09-26-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By CompuDude
It's pretty simple, actually, and not that big of...

It's pretty simple, actually, and not that big of a deal (here... and to me).

There are endless debates on ScubaBoard over whether the attachment should be solid, to eliminate any possibility of...
Forum: Scuba Stories, Comments & Questions that don't fit elsewhere! 09-26-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,735
Posted By CompuDude
I would imagine you can. DiveAssure is primary...

I would imagine you can. DiveAssure is primary coverage, though, so they would pay first, and DAN would only cover what DA does not... if, that is, whatever it is DA does not cover is something...
Forum: Accessories 09-26-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By CompuDude
Controversial choice, but you know that....

Controversial choice, but you know that. :smiley2: Plenty of people on both sides of that argument.
Forum: Surface Interval 09-26-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,505
Posted By CompuDude
+1 points to you. Well done. :smiley32: Old...

+1 points to you. Well done. :smiley32:

Old skool for teh win...
Forum: Man Laws 09-26-2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By CompuDude
The problem with that is instead of warm water...

The problem with that is instead of warm water surounding your body, you have warm pee. :smiley11:

There have been several occations I've waited to pee till after the dive because I really didn't...
Forum: Mask / Snorkels / Fins 09-26-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By CompuDude
Yes, you pretty much have to use boots with open...

Yes, you pretty much have to use boots with open heel fins.
Forum: Trips & Travel 09-25-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By CompuDude
Mine lay flat (ScubaPro MK25/S600, has rotating...

Mine lay flat (ScubaPro MK25/S600, has rotating hose turret on first stage), so I leave them on.
Forum: BC's - Buoyancy Compensators - Stab Jackets 09-25-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By CompuDude
20 lashes for you!!!! ;)[/QUOTE] Well, he did...

20 lashes for you!!!!

;)[/QUOTE]

Well, he did want an "alternative". And I did point out it's not in the same class. :)

Trust me, if I ever went back to a non-bp/w, it would be a Zeagle....
Forum: BC's - Buoyancy Compensators - Stab Jackets 09-25-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By CompuDude
Just for kicks, you could check out the Genesis...

Just for kicks, you could check out the Genesis Recon. Not in the same class as the Zeagle products, IMO, but it's cheaper. (I think)
Forum: Surface Interval 09-25-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,505
Posted By CompuDude
I have a 2" band of knotwork circling my...

I have a 2" band of knotwork circling my calf. I plan to add another at some point, but haven't settled on a design. I wait until I find the thing that really inspires me, and that I know will...
Forum: UW Video 09-25-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By CompuDude
Interesting housing. I'll have to give that some...

Interesting housing. I'll have to give that some consideration... I've been toying with bringing my video camera down, but haven't wanted to spend thousands on a housing for relatively older camera....
Forum: Scuba Stories, Comments & Questions that don't fit elsewhere! 09-25-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By CompuDude
-Brigade, yes. Ranger is overkill for easy...

-Brigade, yes. Ranger is overkill for easy vacation dives, and I read a lot of complaints about how huge the sucker is to pack. A lot more expensive, too. Also consider the Stiletto, but either...
Forum: Accessories 09-25-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By CompuDude
I like Halcyon's titanium knife, on my waist...

I like Halcyon's titanium knife, on my waist belt.

http://kalani.net/scuba/divegear/Halcyon-TitaniumKnife.jpg
Forum: Mask / Snorkels / Fins 09-25-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By CompuDude
Full foot fins are great in the right conditions....

Full foot fins are great in the right conditions. If you're ONLY diving from a boat in very warm water, with light (or no) exposure protection and light gear, they're very simple, lots of fun, and...
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