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Old 03-26-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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Since there was a substantial SCUBA hijack going on Jester's special thread, I thought we should keep it altogether over here.

I used to love wreckdiving as much as I now love brewing and it would have continued if it weren't for a tendency for sea sickness. The problem is that all the good wrecks up here in NJ are 15+ miles offshore and it never, or hardly ever, flattens out for us. I got tired of paying a captain $80 to make me sick for 6 hours with no lobster to show for it. It caused me to sell off my doubles rig and limit my diving to mostly carribbean stuff :-(

I'm headed down to Miami on 4/27/08 on business but I hope to catch an afternoon dive on Sunday with two of my colleagues.

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One of the few pics I have, this is at one of our local springs I dive at. ( I can't believe I actually have a snorkel on.



Im hoping to have a set of steel doubles by the end of summer, and starting my tech, classes next year. I want to be able to dive some of those great wrecks off the coast of NJ.

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I am certified.. although i never got my card.

would love to go through the certification again.

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I used to be pretty hardcore into diving years ago...adv naui cert and was working toward mixed gas. Did the Stolt, Mohawk and a bunch other Jersey wrecks before taking a long hiatus.

I've thought about getting back in but if I did, I might just stick to the tropical recreational stuff.

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Anyone looking for the youtube of scuba diving. My LDS just started up this site. If you have any good videos they are doing a contest for best video. Winner gets a 200 gift certificate to scubatoys.com.

http://www.scubadivingtube.com/

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One of the few pics I have, this is at one of our local springs I dive at. ( I can't believe I actually have a snorkel on.



Im hoping to have a set of steel doubles by the end of summer, and starting my tech, classes next year. I want to be able to dive some of those great wrecks off the coast of NJ.
I always have snorkel if we're shore diving. No reason to waste air on the surface.
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A whole lot of years ago at Dutch Springs in PA. Man, I hated that neoprene neck seal... I got Swarzenegger temples..

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A whole lot of years ago at Dutch Springs in PA. Man, I hated that neoprene neck seal... I got Swarzenegger temples..
I've done plenty of hours in Dutch Springs. Did you ever get a chance to dive the pumphouse area during spawn? That can be a pretty fantastic. How about Willow Springs out by Reading? Did that one a couple times.

Under the checkout platforms was always a great place to find a few spare masks or snorkles
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I've seen just about every corner of the quarry but I've found the most goodies under the copter. The noobs wouldn't dare go to 70' to retrieve. I think most of the weights I currently use came from there.

Never been to Willow.

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I always have snorkel if we're shore diving. No reason to waste air on the surface.
Well where I dive for the most part I don't need one, its more of a PITA. I have a fold up now, that I just store away unless I need it.
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