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Scuba Diving

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:42 pm
by TheCatt
I startled a 3' wide Stingray in the ocean once. Was swimming in 2' of water, and it popped out of the sand. Didn't Irwin me.
. Obviously

Scuba Diving

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:51 pm
by GORDON
In the Georgia Aquarium, we all stopped at one point and they had my kid, the only child there, creep up on this big mound in the sand. He didn't understand what they wanted him to do, because it was just a pile of sand... you know where this is going. It didn't pop up, but they got him next to it, started blowing the sand away with their hands, and it was a giant fucking ray.

Scuba Diving

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:05 pm
by GORDON
No bites. Turtle likes to cuddle. Constantly. For 90 straight minutes.

That was a workout.

Scuba Diving

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:49 pm
by GORDON
Leisher wrote:Source of the post I was at the zoo on Thursday.

Saw the massive aquarium in the Malawi center. Very cool room for meeting.


I'm diving that tank next Tuesday. :-D

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Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:02 pm
by Leisher
GORDON wrote:Source of the post
Leisher wrote:Source of the post I was at the zoo on Thursday.

Saw the massive aquarium in the Malawi center. Very cool room for meeting.


I'm diving that tank next Tuesday. :-D


That's pretty cool. You're going to be in a target rich environment.

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Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:57 pm
by GORDON
Diving that zebra shark in an hour.

Feel like I need to announce it now in case it's my last words online.

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Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:13 pm
by TheCatt
GORDON wrote:Source of the post Diving that zebra shark in an hour.

Feel like I need to announce it now in case it's my last words online.

Gonna marry it and live beneath the sea? Make an honest shark of it?

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Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:06 pm
by GORDON
That fucking shark.

WOULD NOT stay off me. I.went in and started the feed show, and it was constantly there, circling within 18 inches. I kept pushing it away as instructed, and it stayed on me. They unplugged my microphone from the visitors watching, and I let the zoo staff know it was all over me. "I.can see that. Wow.". I stayed down a few more minutes trying to wave at kids while fending off a shark... I wonder what THAT looked like... Then it lunged at my midsection and went for a bite. I called the dive at that point.

Zoo staff was watching, "It hasn't done that to anyone else." Sigh.

I think I'm going to volunteer to.come in offhours and let it have at me, so they can observe and try to.figure out what's going on... But I don't want to do that in front of.kids/zoo guests.

Scuba Diving

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:17 pm
by Leisher
Hell hath no fury like a shark scorned.

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Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:07 pm
by GORDON
GORDON wrote:Source of the post
Leisher wrote:Source of the post I was at the zoo on Thursday.

Saw the massive aquarium in the Malawi center. Very cool room for meeting.


I'm diving that tank next Tuesday. :-D


100 minutes under water. May be a personal record.

Scuba Diving

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:55 pm
by Troy
GORDON wrote:Source of the post That fucking shark.

WOULD NOT stay off me. I.went in and started the feed show, and it was constantly there, circling within 18 inches. I kept pushing it away as instructed, and it stayed on me. They unplugged my microphone from the visitors watching, and I let the zoo staff know it was all over me. "I.can see that. Wow.". I stayed down a few more minutes trying to wave at kids while fending off a shark... I wonder what THAT looked like... Then it lunged at my midsection and went for a bite. I called the dive at that point.

Zoo staff was watching, "It hasn't done that to anyone else." Sigh.

I think I'm going to volunteer to.come in offhours and let it have at me, so they can observe and try to.figure out what's going on... But I don't want to do that in front of.kids/zoo guests.


This story is wild and interesting. I want to see video!

Scuba Diving

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:05 pm
by TheCatt
He'll probably upload it to Pornhub later

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Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:52 am
by GORDON
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Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:59 am
by Leisher
GORDON wrote:Source of the post 100 minutes under water. May be a personal record.


Is that how long it took to fuck all those fish?

That picture makes it look like you're chasing them.

Scuba Diving

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:23 am
by GORDON
I had just turned from the end of the tank, and was then trying to move against the current to get back to the middle, to climb out.

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Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:13 pm
by Leisher
Do you have to be careful with the plants and whatnot? Does the zoo have strict requirements in place to avoid damage to the habitat.

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Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:49 pm
by GORDON
No plants in that tank, nor in the shark tank I frequently dive in.

Also, the coral in the shark tank isn't real. If so, we'd prolly have to be VERY careful with it.

But yeah, there's a general "don't break stuff" rule. I was in the Malawi tank scrubbing algae off the rocks with a scrub brush, and off the glass with a sponge. I have one of each in my hands in that pic.

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Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 1:07 pm
by Leisher
Posting this for Gordon and Troy.

Best scuba diving locations.

Scuba Diving

Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 1:15 pm
by TheCatt
Leisher wrote:Source of the post Posting this for Gordon and Troy.

Best scuba diving locations.

I need to dive again.

Scuba Diving

Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 3:04 pm
by GORDON
I'm surprised the Keys are on there, they're somewhat crowded. But... it is part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world.

Everywhere else.... super hard (and expensive) to get there. Part of what makes those places great and unspoiled.