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"advanced" scuba classes [Sep. 16th, 2005|03:20 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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So under some crazy logic, if you've taken 4 "advanced" scuba classes and done 25 dives, you're considered an advanced diver.

I guess some ridiculous percentage of people get certified to go on one vacation and never dive again. Silly.

Anyway, daveman692 is our motivated guy, so he created/negiotated a private weekend lesson with four of the advanced classes, so soon we'll be taking:

-- Night/limited visibility diving
-- Boat diving
-- Dry suit
-- Navigation

Then a couple more dives after that to reach 25 and we're "advanced", whatever that means.

But yeah, scuba's still fun. We went around and (partially) into a sunken amphibious personnel carrier last weekend, and I found a golfball (Titleist! anyone here a Marine biologist!?) and a Gilligan hat.
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[User Picture]From: jackbrinks
2005-09-16 11:13 pm (UTC)
It works exactly the same in cold water. The instructor teaching the night diving class will demonstrate I'm sure.

The health department of Monterey County provides bacteria count information for the local waters. It's usually only bad after it rains:

http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/health/beaches/

Other misc interesting links:

Dive conditions predictor based on ocean swells:
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/swell/wamglance.html

Local Yahoo diving group. (very good links section) frequent posts on current conditions / dive sites, etc...
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ba_diving/


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