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Forum: Complaints or Problems 09-27-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,078
Posted By DennisW
There are two dive shops in Hampton, VA. They...

There are two dive shops in Hampton, VA. They are almost within spittin distance of each other. One of them always, not once in a while, always bad mouths the other shop. The other shop has never...
Forum: Scuba Stories, Comments & Questions that don't fit elsewhere! 09-21-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,531
Posted By DennisW
Probably the scariest thing in the Atlantic Ocean...

Probably the scariest thing in the Atlantic Ocean if you don't know it's there.

Fire Worm (Bristle Worm) http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=292

This article says it can cause an intense...
Forum: Fun and Games! 09-21-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By DennisW
Oldies, but goodies. I always enjoy reading them...

Oldies, but goodies. I always enjoy reading them again.

Once, a long time ago, early in my flying career (not really a career, more like a hobby), I heard this exhange (or something very close to...
Forum: Scuba Stories, Comments & Questions that don't fit elsewhere! 09-19-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By DennisW
I have two old backpacks. They were given to me...

I have two old backpacks. They were given to me and I have never dived with them. I'll have to try them sometime in a pool to see how they work.
Forum: Accessories 09-19-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,510
Posted By DennisW
Mine is semi-permanently attached to my fill hose.

Mine is semi-permanently attached to my fill hose.
Forum: Trips & Travel 09-19-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By DennisW
There are several wrecks that are reachable from...

There are several wrecks that are reachable from the beach in NC. You can find them and their location at this web site.

http://www.obxdive.com/NagsHead.htm
Forum: Scuba Stories, Comments & Questions that don't fit elsewhere! 09-19-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By DennisW
Take a horse collar. It's a BC.

Take a horse collar. It's a BC.
Forum: Scuba Stories, Comments & Questions that don't fit elsewhere! 09-18-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,174
Posted By DennisW
Panic can affect anyone, even experienced divers....

Panic can affect anyone, even experienced divers. Unusual situations, loss of visibility, Nitrogen Narcosis, etc., etc. can bring on a panic attack. The secret is to recognize the situation early,...
Forum: Fun and Games! 09-18-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By DennisW
I was just making a comment. Although I've seen...

I was just making a comment. Although I've seen these all before, they are always funny. And it doesn't take a college degree to fly for the airlines either, although, most of the pilots probably...
Forum: Southeast - Except Florida 09-18-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By DennisW
I was going to have my first dive off VA Beach on...

I was going to have my first dive off VA Beach on Sunday 9-16-07 and it was cancelled due to high seas. Unfortunately, this will be the last chance to dive there until next year in late summer. Water...
Forum: Advanced -> Instructor 09-17-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,611
Posted By DennisW
Scubasamurai has it right, in a rescue class, you...

Scubasamurai has it right, in a rescue class, you need to know how to deal with a panicked diver or swimmer. If I am the "victim", if you are not careful "rescuing" me, I will get your mask and I...
Forum: Surface Interval 09-17-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,418
Posted By DennisW
I saw the episode and laughed through the entire...

I saw the episode and laughed through the entire show. He knows nothing about diving and couldn't spear a fish if it bit him on the leg. Just too funny. Some of his other shows are a bit more...
Forum: Fun and Games! 09-17-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By DennisW
And, it does not take a college degree to fly an...

And, it does not take a college degree to fly an airplane. You can solo at age 16.
Forum: General Scuba Training Questions 09-17-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,174
Posted By DennisW
Unfortunately, some agencies will not allow their...

Unfortunately, some agencies will not allow their instructors to teach beyond their "requirements" for a particular certification. Those agencies can be very strict on this rule. This kind of agency...
Forum: General Scuba Training Questions 09-15-2007, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,174
Posted By DennisW
It's nice that some people actually understand....

It's nice that some people actually understand. Unfortunately, I've seen way too many divers that are certified that should still be in the pool working on their skills.

This from a SCUBA...
Forum: Man Laws 09-11-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,804
Posted By DennisW
My very favorite car is the 1967 GT500...

My very favorite car is the 1967 GT500 Convertible. Since I can't afford one of those, here is my toy.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n246/dwwilt/Mustang/mustang.jpg
Forum: General Scuba Training Questions 09-11-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,174
Posted By DennisW
A good course has nothing to do with a long...

A good course has nothing to do with a long class, however, in order to make a diver competent and safe, there are certain skills that need to be taught in basic OW. A weekend course can't do that,...
Forum: Surface Interval 09-11-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,569
Posted By DennisW
I open doors for everyone, but my Momma taught me...

I open doors for everyone, but my Momma taught me to be a gentleman. If I wasn't she would have beat the holy $@#@ out of me.
Forum: Trips & Travel 09-11-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,331
Posted By DennisW
Sounds like a nice trip. Thanks for sharing your...

Sounds like a nice trip. Thanks for sharing your pictures. It must have been surreal diving in a grave yard.
Forum: General Scuba Training Questions 09-11-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 42,839
Posted By DennisW
I always get a kick out of people that say they...

I always get a kick out of people that say they have never been narc'd. Either their instructor didn't give a very good lesson on human physiology or they were asleep during that lesson. If they...
Forum: General Scuba Training Questions 09-10-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,174
Posted By DennisW
I am a YMCA diver. And I disagree about the...

I am a YMCA diver. And I disagree about the statement that "It's only about the instructor." Some agencies have more stringent requirements than others. Those that have higher standards to receive...
Forum: Accessories 09-10-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,637
Posted By DennisW
Some divers pick up a lot of lead sinkers while...

Some divers pick up a lot of lead sinkers while diving. Some of those divers will make their own weights. My brother makes .5 lb weights and he only keeps the ones that are almost exactly .5 lb. ...
Forum: Used Stuff for Sale. 09-08-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,026
Posted By DennisW
The BC has been sold. Thanks all for your...

The BC has been sold. Thanks all for your interest.
Forum: Tanks 09-07-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By DennisW
I would suspect the test that was done on that...

I would suspect the test that was done on that particular tank as being a faulty test. Like I said, only a properly trained technician can perform the test properly. However, all tests are not...
Forum: Tanks 09-07-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By DennisW
As far as I know, there has never been a tank...

As far as I know, there has never been a tank failure from a tank that has passed both hydro and an Eddy Current test. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.

The reason for the Eddy Current test...
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