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  1. Adventure 101

    "Why do you want to be a cave diver? - She asked.
    People from all over the world flock to Bahamas to enjoy white beaches, palm trees and turquoise water. They drink fruity cocktails in the sun, get drunk, sun-burnt and then happily go back to their daily lives. Why would anyone in its right mind fly across the globe to such a paradise to don 50Kg of gear and swim into a cold, dark and hazardous holes?
    Good question.

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  2. Panama City/Pedasi/Isla Iguana/Isla Frailes/Isla Coiba/El Valle

    We must have just missed each other, Jake. I couldn't agree more on the visit to Casco Viejo and Cafe Rene (home style meal for $8.50pp w/ inexpensive wine and beer). We also took a boat through the MiraFlores locks and then watched from the overlook above. Truly awe inspiring! We left Panama City and dove two days (March 19-20) from Pedasi Sports Club--owner Bobby, DM Cari very friendly, and a very nice place to stay and dive. Our favoirite restaurant "Smiley's" we returned to several ...
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  3. PADI IDC - What it's really like to Go Pro in Costa Rica - A review...

    If you are reading these reviews, you have at least thought about GOING PRO! And if you are like me, you haven’t stopped thinking about the possibility of being a dive professional since the first time you blew bubbles beneath the waves. You may have asked yourself…How do I make the leap? Where is the best place to go? How do I know I am getting the best deal for my money? How good is the education? Are there things to do other than diving where I do my training? I know because I asked all these ...
  4. Argon?

    Quote Originally Posted by divealaska View Post
    You know what they say about opinions...they're like rectal temperatures...everybody's got one. Speaking of rectal temperatures, the earlier quoted study doesn't make sense to me. The body has a wonderful way of compensating for illness, injury, or in this case...cold. To measure rectal temperature doesn't speak to the bodies ability to vasoconstrict to shunt blood away from the extremities to keep the core warm. I can say from a purely un-scientific perspective that argon is an effective tool for
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  5. Diving in Alaska!

    Quote Originally Posted by divealaska View Post
    I'm sorry to have neglected this forum for 8 years! I typically find little time for cyber-diving, but it seems as though the time has come. We run a dive charter boat in Resurrection Bay, Alaska. The shore side town is called Seward, and it has all the modern conveniences you could ask for from great restaurants to nice hotels. Our charter boat operates mostly on weekends, but occasionally we'll put together a trip mid-week if we get enough demand. Our rates are $150 per person/ per day. Our shop
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