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I do dive vintage/modern. Photo proof.

Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:09 pm

See, I do dive vintage/modern! Taken this morning on my way out for a lobster dive.

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Re: I do dive vintage/modern. Photo proof.

Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:17 pm

Success!

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Re: I do dive vintage/modern. Photo proof.

Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:39 pm

Nice Bug !

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Re: I do dive vintage/modern. Photo proof.

Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:39 am

Not sure what I was thinking when I posted the first pic, only that I was using a B.C. which is rather unusual for me. Never actually used it save to float my tank while I climbed back on the inflatable. Had a fantastic dive regardless. I stopped counting adult green abalone at 100, they were everywhere (protected). Saw hundreds of lobster, all juvenile. Never got deeper than 24 feet and had a 70 minute dive on my twin 45's and 1958 Mistral. Covered about a 1/4 mile underwater searching for lobster. Water temp 68 F.  Visibility about 25 feet.

At least on this dive I didn't have a bag of somebody's aunt Gertrude's ashes from the Shady Rest Mortuary come crashing down on my head which is what happened last time I dove this spot. For future reference for a burial at sea dump the ashes out of the bag on the surface first rather than letting them form cement in a wet bag.  Ok, I've rambled on long enough. Mark out.
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Re: I do dive vintage/modern. Photo proof.

Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:32 pm

Careful Mark, Esquire, I hear they hang you for taking things out of the ocean in California ;)

I didn't realize you guys had spiny lobsters. Also, I wish my water was 68 degrees. Mine was 45 degrees @ 200 feet. :roll:
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Re: I do dive vintage/modern. Photo proof.

Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:10 pm

Ron wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:32 pm
Careful Mark, Esquire, I hear they hang you for taking things out of the ocean in California ;)

I didn't realize you guys had spiny lobsters. Also, I wish my water was 68 degrees. Mine was 45 degrees @ 200 feet. :roll:
Hi Ron,

We got bugs galore! Here is a little video I did a few years ago - I probably posted it before but what the hey... Mark

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Re: I do dive vintage/modern. Photo proof.

Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:32 am

Sounds and looks like a heck of a lot of fun. Easy in and easy out. Not too cold and not too deep. I've had a few diving days like that in the lake out front of my house. But the past two years a combination of heavy rain and new construction in the area has drained alot of silt directly along my shoreline and visibility has been 2 feet at best.

Later this past Summer, I looked down at the water with my polaroid sunglasses and it looked pretty clear. So I tried diving with bare skin and minimal equipment... Used a single 38 cf tank and dove depths from 12-22 feet. Usually there's a cold thermocline at 16 feet but it wasn't there this time. And, visibility was at least 15 ft... Not great but better than 2 feet. I timed the dive for 20 minutes out and 20 back but actually turned back at 17 minutes and ran my air down to the reserve just as I was arriving back. Pulled the reserve and swam to shore. So, about 35 minutes of free and easy diving.

I didn't get any Lobsters but I found an angel and she blessed me... So there. :)



Comments: You can hear boat motors in the sound track. They sounded pretty close but I coujldn't see them above me. Also interesting that just one week later the water was too cold to dive without a wet suit.
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Re: I do dive vintage/modern. Photo proof.

Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:36 pm

Boats? Those were torpedo's whizzing by...... Lol

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Re: I do dive vintage/modern. Photo proof.

Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:03 am

sound is always there, but this....

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q258xzJBLvA[/youtube]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q258xzJBLvA

now that is close... (idiots)

no idea why the video won't show directly....
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Re: I do dive vintage/modern. Photo proof.

Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:14 pm

SurfLung
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Re: I do dive vintage/modern. Photo proof.

Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:15 pm

not to derail this, but what did you do to re-post this?

I clicked the "youtube" tab, and pasted the address, yet only got what you saw from my attempt. I also just directly pasted the link.....

Thanks!
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:42 am

You have to use the address that Youtube gives you when you click "Share".

The "Share" address for your movie is https://youtu.be/q258xzJBLvA
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Re: I do dive vintage/modern. Photo proof.

Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:59 pm

testing...




edit: THANKS (now I just have to remember that)!
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