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tdpriest

Member Since 22 May 2005
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In Topic: What are the most photogenic wrecks in Truk?

Yesterday, 06:29 AM

It depends on the weather, the time of day, the amount of gunk in the water, the number of divers that have been around and probably a dozen other things. Look through some collections, and visit the wrecks that you like (although the Siren will have an itinerary and you may not have too much flexibility).

 

There's a lot of flexibility at Blue Lagoon, particularly if you have four or five divers in a group.


In Topic: Sipadan is a protected* area

18 February 2015 - 03:03 AM

... there isn't a maze, the cavern is large; and there is a tiny but visible window which I think anyone can locate...

 

There is something of a maze, if you go right on entering the large cavern (although Cousteau certainly managed to make it look more impressive than it is, I'll grant). It has silted out, sometimes if a turtle or fish is trapped inside. It's a proper cave dive, and needs a line...


In Topic: R2D2 on the Fujikawa Maru

18 February 2015 - 02:29 AM

This is what I eventually found; R2D2 and all!


In Topic: Lembeh with a D750

18 February 2015 - 02:24 AM

Lembeh is absolutely off the charts - I had no idea there was a place where one could see all these insane critters in one place. Also: I highly recommend Lembeh Resort.

 

Ain't that the truth!

 

And you have to go back...

 

... Adam ran a course with Alex Mustard in 2013 from Lembeh Resort that was, well, awesome...


In Topic: Dry Suits - How to?

21 January 2015 - 05:38 AM

 

Perhaps there is something unusual about British divers that causes the fatality, but in reality, a rapid ascent is a manageable event... as long as there is no pulmonary restriction.

 

Unusual? The British Sub-Aqua Club has long cooperated with the police, hospitals and decompression chambers to investigate diving deaths in the UK, if that's unusual. One thing that became clear many years ago is that there's a world of difference between a planned rapid ascent in training and one made in an emergency, particularly if there is a regulator failure or, heaven forbid, an out-of-air situation. I think that you're dangerously sanguine: how many burst lungs are too many? I also think it's silly to distinguish between the rapid ascent and failure to exhale: they are, of course, two sides of the same coin.