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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:07 pm
by Troy
16 hour flight, now in Singapore. Really nice airport. You have to have a license for spearguns here, so had to do a little finagling with the airlines so I never brought them through customs.

All sorted though. Jakarta up next followed by Padang.

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Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:43 am
by GORDON
BTW had my first underwater navigation class. Lots of.compass and counting kicks, after you determine how many kicks it takes to go 100 yards, and how fast. He said most people take 2.5 minutes to do the distance. I did it in 1 minute 15 seconds. He said I couldn't maintain that pace. I said because of my lap swimming, that was nothing and could maintain it all day.

:-D

But I hit all my marks pretty.well. it gets harder in the next class, tomorrow.

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Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:22 pm
by GORDON
The other guy in my class screwed the pooch. He has to try class one again and he is no longer with me as I advance.

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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:03 pm
by Troy
Collection of pictures from the trip. I didn't take any of these, but I thought they were good-uns. The drone shots are particularly spectacular.

The boat
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Surf boats on a line-up
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Inshore reef
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Best diving spot
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Best spearfishing haul
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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:29 am
by Leisher
Did you eat all the fishies?

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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:37 am
by TheCatt
Your wife looks different.

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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:10 pm
by Troy
Leisher wrote:Source of the post Did you eat all the fishies?


We ate most of our catches between the 10 guests and 6 crew. I snagged a trophy red-mouth grouper at some point I wanted to eat - but never saw it on the table. I think the crew took it home to their families or sold it - in their defense they had victualed two weeks worth of "american food" which needed to get eaten.

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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:56 pm
by GORDON
I would have taken the cost out of their tip.

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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:03 pm
by Leisher
It does seem like stealing if you caught a valuable fish, didn't get to eat it and didn't leave with it.

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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:39 pm
by Troy
Eh, it's tough enough to prepare food for 10 people at the same time in a galley the size of a small closet without one person wanting to eat their own special meal. Our vegans, gluten-frees and lactose intolerants were already giving them enough trouble. If I had shot 3 of them I might have been mad.

They also wouldn't serve us reef fish unless it had been frozen overnight and fully cooked. We met a offshore fishing boat on its way into port one day and did a sushi night. I trust the locals on that front.

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Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:43 pm
by Leisher
This is apparently at the bottom of Lake Mead.

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Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:54 pm
by GORDON
There's a Jason in some lake/quarry in... MN or WI. Looks pretty cool.

Here it is.

https://www.scubadiving.com/jason-vorhe ... tatue-lake

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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:35 am
by TheCatt

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:51 am
by GORDON
Just made hotel reservations... for his Christmas present, I'm taking my son scuba diving in the Georgia Aquarium, on December 23.

With the Whale Sharks. :-D

https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/experience/explore/programs-activities/animal-interactions/journey-with-gentle-giants/dive-with-whale-sharks

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:17 pm
by TheCatt
That's pretty cool!

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:48 pm
by Leisher
Very cool.

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:11 pm
by GORDON
I'm not allowed to take in a camera, so hopefully the ex gets lots from outside the tank.

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Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:28 am
by GORDON
Between 5 and 6 today, think about me communing with whale sharks.

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Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:31 am
by TheCatt
GORDON wrote:Source of the post Between 5 and 6 today, think about me communing with whale sharks.

I did t think that was legal?

Well, it is Georgia

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Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:37 am
by GORDON
I think I already made a joke, "I hope a shark doesn't rip my wetsuit and then the hog flops out and then the whale sharks are like all intimidated by the size."