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Peak Performance Buoyancy [PRACTICAL]

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by knowone, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. knowone

    knowone Regular of the Pub

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    When you can cruise around plucking scallops in 50 feet and place them into
    a sack clipped to your torso with these little darlings reaching up to envelop
    you without making dust and I'm talking where you almost cant see the sand



    [video=youtube;pflXwCXd6D4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=pflXwCXd6D4[/video]


    I mean much more thicker than these

    Well you pretty well got it down


    Gonna have to get a video for my head
     
  2. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many.

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    That is absolutely amazing! On such barren substrate, what ARE they living on? Each other?
     
  3. Bombay High

    Bombay High Barracuda

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    Amazing video !! Never saw anything like this ..
     
  4. ppo2_diver

    ppo2_diver Tech Instructor

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  5. bfowles

    bfowles Nassau Grouper

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    This is a regular migration of spider crabs from Tasmania that happens every year. They move around the bay feeding at various sites, including some of the piers where us divers get to watch them. The sandy area in the video can be full of life, on nights dives I have done there you see a lot of octopus coming out of the sand to feed.
     
  6. Tigerman

    Tigerman Solo Diver

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    Holy crap thats a lot of crab :eek:

    Is that a seasonal thing or something?
     
  7. spectrum

    spectrum Dive Bum Wannabe ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We see the same thing with lobsters out on the sand at the right times of the season.

    The practical side of buoyancy control is the real deal. I like to drop down and pluck golf balls from silty fresh water sites without stiring things up.

    Pete
     
  8. Tigerman

    Tigerman Solo Diver

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    My colleague just suggested it might be the mafia body-dump site TSandM, that would explain what they live off?
     
  9. Culcuhain

    Culcuhain PADI Pro

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    Looks like a scene from Starship Troopers.... Nice!
     
  10. awap

    awap Solo Diver

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    That video needs a stick of butter in it to give us a perspective on their size.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011

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