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Chicago & O'Hare heading thru TSA 5x per year
Trainer of Tactical Officers; Cat Herder

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Was RoatanMan, Male, from Chicago & O'Hare heading thru TSA 5x per year

Paint what you feel Jan 15, 2016

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    1. Jordan23
    2. Robertcrockett
      Hey Doc.. Long time no see....Question... Ever been to either of the Corn islands? Planning a trip there with in-laws and wondered if you had a preference... I'm kinda leaning LC
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      2. Doc
        Same for Cayos Cochinos. Keep your eye on possibility of Cisne/Swan, if youre young enough to wait or even do it if and when. Guanaja awaits.
        Feb 1, 2017
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      3. Robertcrockett
        Would love to do Swan one day...I don't know why i always think Roatan and Utila and I never think much seriously about Guanaja. I need to plan a trip there. Utila has gone way way down in terms of the social scene... Crime is way up, cock fighting etc... Last year I had a break in when my fiancee was actually still in the room asleep while they pilfered...
        Feb 21, 2017
      4. Robertcrockett
        Maybe head to Bonaire later this year.. I've heard good things but never been. The in-laws have family in San Juan Del Sur ... So they thought Little Corn sounded nice. I'm fine as long as I get to blow bubbles. So Guanaja is really worth the trip?
        Feb 21, 2017
    3. bkpix
      Hi Doc, Happy holidays. I need some information if you haves it on Media Luna.
      They say that the resort is open and only shut down in October; sure not the way it looked when we saw it from the Reef House dive boat in May of 2015. Do you know anything about the resort? Thanks for any help.
    4. Doc
      Paint what you feel
    5. a878bob
      Perfect! Thanx for the suggestion ! Crocs and fullfoot fins are working great !
    6. a878bob
      Thanks for the suggestions. But I'll use the ones I got, they are well broken in : ) where do you like to hang them on your rig, my first thought is on my butt d ring. At least they would be out of the way. I used to put my reel there until it got unwound without me noticing.. Embarrassing !
    7. a878bob
      Thanks for the fresh thoughts. My superchannels are like wearing slippers, so comfy, and I am itching to give my cressi 3000's a spin. besides both are probably still lighter than my quattros and Bonaire boots put together. Where do you like to hang your crocs, because that was my exact thought on how to handle it.
    8. Carribeandiver
      Hello, I wrote to you asking for advice on finding a house. Like your "about me". I am coming to Roatan Aug 20-27. Going out for a Prince Albert dive around 3 pm on Sat Aug 20. Plan on a night dive around 6 on Sat Aug 20. Then doing the boats the rest of the week except for the drop offs on the walls. Staying at CCV. Have an appt with Matt/Margot Halliday to see properties. hopefully I will find one that really turns me on so I can make an offer to buy.
      Anyway, maybe we can meet for a drink or dive sometime that week. Bringing along my son, he is an instructor, trained with Patty at CCV and got instructor certified at Barefoot. He stayed at CCV to work with Patty from Feb through May last year. If you visit CCV, you may have ran into him. He is a great diver, I try real hard. We have two rules, 1- never ever touch the wildlife and 2- never ever touch the reef. We have the unwritten rule of safely reaching the surface but I felt no need to state the obvious rule.
    9. jewel20048
      Hi Bob my name is Julie Sullivan, Cathy Sullivan's Daughter
      She has asked me to find you for her she has lost any and all contact info on you and would love to speek with you!!! email me at jewel20048@aol.com so I can give her the info please.

      Thanks Julie Sullivan
    10. SDSCUBA27
      Hey Doc, need info on P.I. in October, Rob
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    Chicago & O'Hare heading thru TSA 5x per year
    Trainer of Tactical Officers; Cat Herder
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    Certification Agencies:
    Darwin, Ralph, Hal, Mr. Bill, Joe, Falco, Yoda, and my Hero~ Patty Grier
    Dive History:
    Certification History: pre cert: cave, deep wreck diver, then Ralph hooked me up to PADI
    Certification Level: OWSI, current but only influence Honduran DM's on how to make a better living
    My cert card was pre-numbers-So is some of my gear. Perfect your buoyancy,carry a magnifying glass,look for the little stuff-anybody can see a Shark. Show me a Pipefish! If you stop learning,you die. Life is an adventure.
    Certification History:
    I got a shoebox full of old cards and patches. I used to think my first PADI C-card was old~it was pecked out on an IBM typewriter by Ralph Erickson...then I saw one made before they could afford that Selectric. I am old now. Once when I was young, I was bulletproof, invincible and made of stainless steel. I did caves, deep wrecks and all sorts of stuff that you need C-Cards to do now. Probably a good idea. I have descended into the blackness and pulled a few men back to the light, and done some things underwater that would cause many to faint... and I know real heroes that have done things that make me gasp. But- we did it right and lived to tell the tale. Pass on the information. The point of all this? A badge collection means nothing when the SHTF... and then three more things go South between you and your buddy. What matters is your collective training and experience. Go diving, you can't learn even 1/2 as much here. Never let your post count exceed your total of logged dives _(:)@
    Certification Level:
    C.I.D., Certified Internet Diver bestowed upon me by (the) El Stroko Guapo of Boca Raton
    # of Logged Dives:
    None - Not Certified
    Dive Classification:
    Vacation Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    eBay and the junk box at my LDS, all selected with care to ensure universal international serviceability. I check it through baggage as nobody steals regulators and BC's. Carry-on should not be in a Pellican case. If you're competent, rental gear is fine. Owning a piece of gear doesn't equate to trained competence to deploy it. Large sharp pointed knives have their legitimate use. So do scissors. There aint no one answer for everything~ ie: BPW vs BC. Have both, but until then, pick one. Point and shoot cameras work fine. Get over the passing of your first mask, we all do. All flippers worked the same, now that we have fins, there seems to be a debate. Shut up and dive. <'))><
    Diving Rebreathers Since:
    My first u/w breath was in a Boca Raton pool where they were filming a TV show that started a lot of divers. I was 5 years old and the star put a double hose reg in my mouth and as I stuck my head underwater I vividly remember seeing his white Jantzen trunks and Voit duck feet flips. I was hooked. My next toy was a panoramic curved mask with two (2!) snorkels built in. I was a 6 year old Frogman in 1958! Until 1979 all of my diving was cold water or task related. I dove with true iconic gods of the industry- not because I was good, but because I worked real cheap. Then I had the opportunity to sport dive in warm water. Never looking back, I follow closely local DM's and experts. They know where the cool stuff is. Pay attention and extend your BT with perfect buoyancy and honed observational skills. Skip the fancy stuff and heavy photo gear. KISS. Spare Air and recreational Ponies are for poseurs. A missed night dive (or any dive) is a sin. I will take anyone on a night dive just to get you hooked- and you will be! Don't wear gloves, if you don't touch stuff you didn't need them anyway. Cave Diving Certs are well advised, but we didn't have Cave Cards in 1970, nor TriMix Cards for the Shinohara I-169, either. Times change, the places we go expand. You should'a seen Cayman in 1979! Take care of the reef as best you can. It's all the grandchildren of your DM have.


    Doc Adelman PADI way before there was numbers :eyebrow:
    ​............This LINK is weird -> u/w micro pix....................
    SeaDrops Latinum Mask Defog: Refined from glistening beads of perspiration gently blotted from the downy naked inner thighs of our private stable of free-range virgin Swedish Divemistresses
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