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One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains

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Old men ought to be explorers, Male, from One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains

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My newest hobby is tombstones. I've made a few, getting better. Feb 20, 2016

DandyDon was last seen:
Aug 1, 2021 at 5:40 PM
    1. DandyDon
      My newest hobby is tombstones. I've made a few, getting better.
    2. Thalassamania
      I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did on the thread concerning the Maldives fragility.
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    August 22
    One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    eBay User Name:
    Certification Agencies:
    Padi, SSI, TDI
    Dive History:
    Florida Keys,
    Cozumel & Cenotes near Tulum,
    North Carolina WWII Wrecks,
    St.Lawrence River Wrecks,
    Calf Channel Islands,
    Belize - including The Hole,
    Roatan & Utilla,
    Puget Sound & San Juans near Seattle;
    Texas Flower Gardens;
    Exuma and nearby islands, Bahamas;
    Leewards Islands in Caribbean where I started on a 100 ft Resort Dive;
    and Snorkel racing with Holbox Whale Sharks...!
    Certified 18 years now, 503 dives logged, almost all ocean diving. Deepest dive - my Oops to 182 feet.
    Certification History:
    Padi Rescue & Nitrox, SSI Scientific Aquarena, TDI Decompression Procedures
    Certification Level:
    Rescue and Decompression
    # of Logged Dives:
    500 - 999
    Dive Classification:
    Just An "Average" Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    19 cf pony slung, 2 Oceanic computers, Safety sausage & reel, Storm whistle, Dive Alert whistle, signal mirror, light in pocket with folded snorkel, mask on forehead while on boat, snorkel vest on while riding to the dive site, PLB in nylon canister clipped to BC.
    Diving Rebreathers Since:
    Haha nope
    I was born at a very young age, raised on a dirt & cow farm long before safety rules, survived many accidents, mistakes, dumb choices, and my extended midlife crises decades much healthier than I deserve.

    Very single, probably unfit for marriage. I've rolled vehicles with and without seat belts and strongly recommend them, as well as wearing flotation vests on small moving boats. I may be the only one you'll see wearing a vest on a dive boat; it's okay - laugh.

    Yeah, Carbon Monoxide is a pet issue with me, in tanks, homes, vehicles, hotels, etc. Hell, it's only the air we breath, totally undetectable without special electronics, and a more complicated risk at depth. I wish that Operators cared, but since most don't - I test all tanks.


    Carbon Monoxide is toxic, orderless, tasteless, and can be produced by any overheated compressor, but most fill stations don't test. You can test the tanks you breathe or - dive on hope.
    Testing is safer...

    The agencies & DAN are doing nothing as exposure is bad for business and the industry. It gets boring checking tank after tank always getting zeroes until you get your first tank failure, then you view it all as worthwhile.
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