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Author:  drmwc [ Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:00 am ]
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I have finally got around to booking some diving for this year. I am doing the Deep Diver speciality in England soon, to let me get to 40 metres. (As I gained experience, I haven't had 100% success in limiting myself to 30 metres in the past...)

Then I play some Go in Japan in early November. Then I have a quick liveaboard in Thailand. Then home, with -1 days holiday left for the rest of the year.

Author:  Joaz Banbeck [ Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:42 am ]
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Joaz Banbeck wrote:
The L19 scuba club... plans are to dive locally, probably someplace between Redondo Beach and Ventura...


We're going on Saturday the 29th from Ventura. It will be the second day of lobster season. :rambo:
If anyone wants to join, PM me soon. There were a few seats still open yesterday.

Author:  Joaz Banbeck [ Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:25 pm ]
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The conversation in another thread got on the subject of scuba diving, so I moved this post and the next four from there to here. -JB
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shapenaji wrote:
...In Curacao now, and uh, I'm pretty limited in my options to play.


Curaccao? That's on my list of places to dive. Maybe we can play a few games while I decompress.
How long are you there? Until the warrant expires?

Author:  shapenaji [ Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:11 pm ]
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Joaz Banbeck wrote:
shapenaji wrote:
...In Curacao now, and uh, I'm pretty limited in my options to play.


Curaccao? That's on my list of places to dive. Maybe we can play a few games while I decompress.
How long are you there? Until the warrant expires?


There's no statute of limitations on callous disdain for the morals and practices of polite society. I'll be here for a bit. :D

Seriously though, I have a job down here now, and I'm fairly certain they'd like to have me for at least a year. If you want to come dive at some point, and you need a couch to crash on, you should let me know!

Author:  skydyr [ Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:43 pm ]
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Joaz Banbeck wrote:
shapenaji wrote:
...In Curacao now, and uh, I'm pretty limited in my options to play.


Curaccao? That's on my list of places to dive. Maybe we can play a few games while I decompress.
How long are you there? Until the warrant expires?


Didn't you have some proposal for a combination diving/go trip at one point?

Author:  paK0 [ Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:30 am ]
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skydyr wrote:
Joaz Banbeck wrote:
shapenaji wrote:
...In Curacao now, and uh, I'm pretty limited in my options to play.


Curaccao? That's on my list of places to dive. Maybe we can play a few games while I decompress.
How long are you there? Until the warrant expires?


Didn't you have some proposal for a combination diving/go trip at one point?


If so, try doing both at the same time and post pictures of it =)

Author:  schultz [ Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:19 pm ]
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paK0 wrote:
skydyr wrote:
Didn't you have some proposal for a combination diving/go trip at one point?


If so, try doing both at the same time and post pictures of it =)

I'm pretty sure I've seen pictures of something very similar to this the last time this topic came around, but maybe that was Chess and not Go.

Okay, found it: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... =10&t=8501 -- and it was actually both (though the Go related one looks like it's in a pool. ;)).

And it's good to see you back, Violence. Remember watching closely a number of these Malkovich matches involving you.

Author:  Joaz Banbeck [ Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:54 am ]
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skydyr wrote:
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Didn't you have some proposal for a combination diving/go trip at one point?


I was hoping to do something around the South China Sea. There are places like Surin, Sipadan, Bali, Puerto Galera, Koh Tao, Phuket, etc.
I'm thinking that there are a few pro-strength players in that part of the world who could be paid a modest fee to teach in the evenings after we dive during the day.

Author:  drmwc [ Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:46 am ]
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I'm half planning a trip to Bali in September 2015. It sounds like it could tie with Joaz's plan...

The attraction is, I believe, sun fish, sharks and manta rays. My last 15 or so dives have been in strong current and zero visibility in the UK, so it will be nice to do a warm dive with visibiilty again!

Author:  drmwc [ Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:47 am ]
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Bali is now booked in October for me and a buddy. If anyone is interested, pm me for details. We're going with World Diving Lembongan.

I'm diving the remains of the German First World War fleet a week or so after that at Scapa Flow in Scotland, so October should be a good month. (Scapa is a club trip, and is already fully booked, so I'd struggle to expand it to include go players as well.)

Author:  Matti [ Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:13 am ]
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Joaz Banbeck wrote:

I was hoping to do something around the South China Sea. There are places like Surin, Sipadan, Bali, Puerto Galera, Koh Tao, Phuket, etc.
I'm thinking that there are a few pro-strength players in that part of the world who could be paid a modest fee to teach in the evenings after we dive during the day.

I first read "players like Surin".

Author:  drmwc [ Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:09 am ]
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I ended up getting a major neurological bend last year. I was walking my kit up a steep hill after the dive, towards the showers. I'd finished that weekend's diving and was going to rinse off the salt before driving home. Shortly after this, the world started to spin, I couldn't stand, and and I started to vomit. A week in the pot fixed me.

My ascent from the final dive was pretty good - I have about 25cm bouyancy control, and f0r a 6 minute safety stop - my buddy has minute or so of deco to do.

I'm now signed off to dive again, albeit with a 15m depth limit due to a likely PFO (hole in the heart). I need to consider if it's worth getting the hole fixed. The bend was most likely caused by a shunt through the hole due to the walk up the hill.

I suspect my foreign diving will be limited due to difficulty in getting insurance.

Author:  Joaz Banbeck [ Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:20 am ]
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drmwc wrote:
...A week in the pot fixed me...


Glad to hear that you are well.

drmwc wrote:
...a likely PFO (hole in the heart). I need to consider if it's worth getting the hole fixed...


Of course you should fix it. You need to live long enough to finish our Malkovich game.

Author:  drmwc [ Fri May 04, 2018 1:05 pm ]
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You know it's your move? :)

Author:  Joaz Banbeck [ Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:57 pm ]
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Joaz Banbeck wrote:
...the south China sea...


My bucket list is getting longer. Now it not only includes diving in Asia, but diving Cocos island off of Ecuador.
One opportunity is this: https://www.scubaboard.com/community/th ... 097/page-3

It need not be that particular boat nor that particular time.
The best diving is from June thru September, when manta rays, whale sharks, and schooling hammerheads can be seen.
http://www.divereport.com/locations/cen ... os-island/

The China option is still open, and now Cocos is too. Anyone else?


PS: The hammerhead schools at Cocos are huge:
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Author:  EdLee [ Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:29 pm ]
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The hammerhead schools at Cocos are huge
Do they attack and eat humans, or only smaller fishes ?

Author:  Joaz Banbeck [ Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:25 pm ]
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EdLee wrote:
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The hammerhead schools at Cocos are huge
Do they attack and eat humans, or only smaller fishes ?

There have been 17 documented, unprovoked attacks by hammerhead sharks since 1580 AD. No human fatalities have been recorded.

Great white sharks, by comparison, kill more than four people every year. Cows kill about 22 people per year.

You're safest in the water where the cows can't get you.

Author:  drmwc [ Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:12 am ]
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Hammerheads are awesome.

Here is a short extract from one of my Bimini dives:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=`


I had a cheeky quarry dive yesterday, to brush off some of the cobwebs.

Author:  Joaz Banbeck [ Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:32 am ]
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drmwc wrote:
...
I had a cheeky quarry dive yesterday, to brush off some of the cobwebs.


Does that mean you are able to dive deeper? Did you get the hole fixed?

Author:  drmwc [ Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Scuba and Go

I definitely have a PFO. My sign off is one dive a day; 15 metres max; 1 hour max; no deco. The no deco feels a bit redundant given the he other constraints.

I can't get it closed on the NHS. However, my insurance may pay - I am hoping to get it done later this year.

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