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Rhode Island, USA
Electronics tech

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Solo Diver, Male, from Rhode Island, USA

Aquanaut Extraordinaire Oct 1, 2016

AfterDark was last seen:
Jul 20, 2019 at 8:37 PM
    1. porgyhunter
      Hey AD You still have your annual Jan. 1st Dive at FW?
    2. AfterDark
      Aquanaut Extraordinaire
    3. CT-Rich
      What did you do that for? I spent a lot of time on that project (well if you consider I have the attention span of Cocker spaniel...) you could have PM'd and seen what the people were saying...
    4. Bob DBF
      Bob DBF
      I'm in Mass and have most gear for a dive. Give me a call and may be we can catch a dive before I leave. 707 239 8094, call tomorrow as I'm drinking with my brother tonight.

    5. striper
      That sounds cool I'm unsure if I will be able to dive this week or not but I will stay in touch. Whats your activity preference hunting, collecting, deep, wrecks, ect?
    6. Sat Diver
      Sat Diver
      I was in Newport for the last 3 months. Did some diving there. Nice.
      Where do you live ?
      I rented gear from East Bay in Warren.
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  • About

    Rhode Island, USA
    Electronics tech
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    Dive History:
    All over MA. and RI, CT, NY FL, NC, Aruba. Mostly I just take in the sights. I do some photography, catch lobsters (the kind with the claws) I did spearfish for awhile. Also dive wrecks locally
    ice dive not much these days too much work. Most of my dives during the 80's where night dives, IMO the best time to dive is AFTERDARK!
    Certification History:
    Certified scuba diver from NASDS. Got reissued OW card from SSI 2010. There weren't all these different cert levels I started. Experience and buddies were our teachers. Weekly diving from shore and private boats allowed us to do the diving we wanted to do. Night, wreck, ice, solo were some of the types of diving we learned by diving with those making those kinds of dives. I dived weekly year round at least one - two dives per week some weeks more from 1970 to 1992 (got my 1st dry suit 1970) my eariler years was when I was able to dive the most. After getting married my diving slowed down. I try for quality dives these days. I have a lot more experience than certs. No brag just fact. PADI AOW PADI NITROX 40EAN added in 2012
    Certification Level:
    AOW / nitrox
    # of Logged Dives:
    2,500 - 4,999
    Dive Classification:
    Experienced Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    I still dive with some of the same gear I bought in 1968. I use a Scubapro MK V regulator retro fitted with a 3000psi yoke and other features I thought useful down thru the years. Two other SP MKV for a second reg on my ID's and one back up. New consists of: Hendson wet suit farmer stlye 7MM,
    Pinnacle Black Ice dry suit.
    OMS BP/W 94lb, Two Oceanic VEO 100Nx computer.
    Tank collection: 2-50lp 3- 72lp - 2 - 94lp 1 - 19cu. pony tank. Use the 50's and 72's as independent doubles. The 90's as singles or ID's.
    Diving Rebreathers Since:
    About the profile picture: ThatÂ’s me making my 1st dive into the living room rug circa 1959-1960 with the twin tanks my father made for me from wood and the mask and fins I used to watch sunfish swim around the pond where went swimming.

    Born in MA. Started snorkeling @ age 10 learned to scuba @ age 14 in 1968. Dived locally regularly year around until 1992 when my last diving buddy moved away. After that became a sometime solo diver. Am married to a non-diver (water shy) with 2 grown girls also non-divers(mom's fault:). I love the outdoors and of course the ocean! Also a first time Grandfather.
    My Avatar is the night diver patch we used to laugh at when night diving "certs" 1st started. We had been night diving for years before the cert. Never did get a night diving cert.


    "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of forever". Jacques Cousteau
    Give Peace a Chance NUKE Iran!!
    "The best time of day to dive is after dark". AfterDark
    "You know, three-fifths of the world is covered by the sea, and how little most of us know about that underwater world. Go below with us again next week". Huh? . "For another thrilling adventure in Sea Hunt." Lloyd Bridges
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