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#1 james

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 02:36 PM

Hi guys,

I thought it would be fun to put together a thread tracking all of the new friends we have made and met through Wetpixel. I have met a bunch of you at various shows and have even gotten a chance to dive with some. I'll post a list and I think it would be great if you could post yours too.

Wetpixel Members I've met in person:

Eric
Craig
Craig Ruaux
Alex Mustard
Karl and Kimberly Dietz
Randapex
Pmooney
Gerb
Mooner (Eric)
Tortuga
Mark R.
Kasey
Laz
Larry (Lionfish43)
Dhaas
Tio Loco (Richard Perry)
Ike
Larry (from Ikelite)
Dustin
Digitallywet (Giles)
Berkeley White (berk)
Scorpio_fish

I'm sure there are about a million people I have forgotten in this list. So if I haven't put you in here and you've met me, don't get mad - get even...:-) By posting in this thread.

Here's a list of folks that I have dove with before:

Eric
Craig
Alex Mustard
Randapex
Pmooney
Gerb
Mooner (Eric)
Giles
Berkeley White (berk)

All right - your turn folks.

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#2 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 03:40 PM

I presume that we can only list people that we have met virtually on Wetpixel before meeting them in person?

The only ones I can think of now are James Wiseman, Eric Cheng and Rob Mcmahon. I also know a good crowd of Brits who use wetpixel (but I already knew them before), and I have met quite a lot of people on my travels who have said that they know me from wetpixel, but they are not regular posters - just use the site for info and news.

This reminds me that I should chase up a few more of the Brits on the site that I don't know and catch up with them for a pint of bitter and some photo-banter.

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#3 DesertEagle

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 12:06 PM

I had a couple of sentences with Eric at the Sea Rovers in Boston. He gave a great presentation on digital workflow.

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 01:16 PM

I haven't met anyone of you guys yet.

But if you ever pass by Hurghada, Egypt let me know and we might be able to meet for a beer at Papa’s or even go diving together... Will be there from 13/9 until ---> the future… Well at least 6 months... ;-)
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Posted 24 August 2004 - 03:37 PM

I've only been round here a couple of weeks so haven't met anyone through wetpixel, *but* a few years back I logged three dives with an American guy called Jack Connick and I see there is someone on this board with that name. Don't know if it's the same one?

Jack, if you are reading this, did you dive in Fethiye, Turkey in September 2000? If so then Hi! Whenever I go out there I still get reminded how we ruined a search and recovery dive by picking up the coke bottle when looking for Seahorses at Sari Yallar (Yellow Stones ). :roll:

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 12:58 PM

I have dived with

James Wiseman
Alex Mustard
Lucinda Hoffman
Stephen Frink

and more than likely a few others having worked at Fisheye of Cayman .. infact a lot of names are familiar when i see them .. but all i mostly see on here is usernames. I do remember people coming up to me when diving with me and saying they had seen my posts on here. But those are the guys i dived with and know the names.
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Posted 12 January 2005 - 05:37 PM

Alex apparently doesn't recall that we met and had a couple dives together here in Bali not that long ago. I didn't think the dives were that forgettable. I've enjoyed meeting met Eric on a couple of occasoins as he passed through, and also benefited from his very helpful advice on several matters. I also know "Scubadru" and we've done some diving together in various places, but all that precedes wetpixel.

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 06:07 PM

I've had the pleasure of meeting and diving with Randapex and Yahsemtough in the cold waters of Port Hardy...I always appreciate peple that like a fine merlot after a great dive! I'd like to meet those who have posted and PM'd and emailed me their support lately. Thankyou, sincerely. Great, safe dives and photos to you all.
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#9 MikeVeitch

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 07:13 PM

Hmmm, not many really. Eric, James, Craig, and Scorpiofish at DEMA

Thats about it i guess.

Get your butts out to Yap and i am sure to meet all and everyone, tis rather a wee small place...

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#10 anthp

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 07:43 PM

Haven't met anyone in person from wetpixel :oops:

Guess I'm located a bit far from where most of you are lurking (down here in the land-downunder). As far as I can tell there aren't too many of us.

I gather whitey comes from the land of Aus in the sandgroper state, but that's about it.

If you're ever in Melbourne, drop me a PM :D

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 09:28 PM

G'day Anthp,

There actually seems to be a few Aussies floating around this board.
I'm actually a Melbournian myself, I just got stuck up here in the dusty northwest during a roadtrip in late 2003 and sort of haven't made it back to Melbourne yet. I'm getting used to the warm water now :D

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#12 anthp

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 10:15 PM

G'day to you Whitey!

Fancy you being a Melbournian - whatcha doing all the way over there?? :lol:

Somehow I'm a little suspicious of your profile listed occupation (EOS 1Ds on the dole :?) - I guess with rent assistance... :D :D

Have you (or ike) managed to perform a resurrection of your poor old DS50 yet? I feel for you.

We'll have to jump in the drink if you drop over this way.

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 10:47 AM

James

Have you forgotten about some of us Houstonians? Do me and Maria (sharkdiver00) count? [edited by mod]

:D

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#14 james

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 12:14 PM

Christa, I haven't forgotten, but I haven't updated this thread in a while, and I've met a LOT of y'all since DEMA.

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 12:57 PM

Forgiven :wink:

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 08:42 PM

James

Have you forgotten about some of us Houstonians?  Do me and Maria (sharkdiver00) count?  BTW, Maria (you met her at the xmas gig) is engaged to Chris Bangs - he proposed on New Years Eve....

;)  

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c'mon christa!! what about me :(, and james, you didnt mention me either!!

BTW,
met Eric at seaspace, and know james, christa and maria.

#17 james

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 05:06 AM

Guilty as charged... You want me to show them the photo of you in the inflated drusuit or something Justin? :-)

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 06:36 AM

c'mon christa!! what about me  :(, and james, you didnt mention me either!!


Well - I thought you were just a "Digital Diver".... Glad to see that you are finally showing your face over here! ;)

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#19 Craig Ruaux

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 08:29 AM

Guess I'm located a bit far from where most of you are lurking (down here in the land-downunder). As far as I can tell there aren't too many of us.


Hey there anth... I'm as 'strine as they come, even flew the flag on Orstrelia Day here in central Texas.

(Now I see a black van sitting opposite the house with antennae on it :? :( :wink: )

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I'm going to be back in Oz in late July, but plans at the moment don't have me coming down Melbourne way (it would be too damn cold anyway ;) ).
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#20 carib-blu

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 05:15 AM

We have some great shore diving right off the back porch..anyone who has dove Orange Canyon, Big Tunnels, Bonnie's Arch, etc...knows what I am saying...planning a trip to Cayman? Drop us a note and let's go diving!! Might be a great place to meet some wetpixelers!!! Water temp is a brisk 78F right now....almost ready for a dry suit!!!

Seriously, a 5-3mm. seems to be just right for a couple of tanks in the morning.....a thermos of hot liquids isn't a bad idea either.....