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drbill
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drbill

The Lorax for the Kelp Forest, Male, from Santa Catalina Island, CA

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drbill was last seen:
Jul 20, 2018 at 1:06 PM
    1. Frackingawesome
      Frackingawesome
      Thanks for responding to my post about the cam bands. I saw your location and wanted to as a question. in September my wife and i are flying into San Diego to do some diving on cost around San Diego and LA. we have 2 boat trips scheduled with divecenter.com but we have a few days still free. do you have any recommendations? Any help or suggestions would be awesome!
      1. drbill
        drbill
        Of course I prefer the diving right here on Catalina due to generally better visibility (and warmer waters). You don't need to actually visit the island. There are many dive boats leaving from the Los Angeles area that come out and dive three sites off the island. Check out California Diving News' website for a list of scheduled trips.
        Jul 6, 2017
    2. Gaijinsan
      Gaijinsan
      I saw your post about a horrible dive operator in Hurghada late last year. I'm going there the first of next month and haven't decided on anyone yet. Would be curious who this was to avoid them. Cheers.
      1. drbill
        drbill
        I thought about psting in your thread, but didn't. More than willing to respond here. It was the worst "liveaboard" experience I've had in many decades of diving. The captain was more concerned with his cell phone and cigarettes and let a young kid steer the vessel most of the way.
        Apr 14, 2016
      2. drbill
        drbill
        They tied up too tight on the mooring ball at the Rosalie Moller and ended up breaking the mooring line, forcing us to abort the dive and causing injuries to several divers. The boat was the Lady Shakira operated by Big Blue.
        Apr 14, 2016
      3. drbill
        drbill
        They tied up too tight on the mooring ball at the Rosalie Moller and ended up breaking the mooring line, forcing us to abort the dive and causing injuries to several divers. The boat was the Lady Shakira operated by Big Blue.
        Apr 14, 2016
    3. stevensamler
      stevensamler
      Hello Bill, I hope all is well I wanted to drop a dime and ask about conditions around your neck of the woods. I know the swell predictions don't look favorable for shore diving over here but was wondering how the nw swell affects the dp?
    4. eponym
      eponym
      "Lorax for the kelp forest" is brilliant.
      1. drbill
        drbill
        Just saw this. I can't take credit for it. Pete Murray (Net Doc) and crew did it
        Apr 14, 2016
    5. Steve Barsky
      Steve Barsky
      Hey Bill,I am sending you a private message about my article on Karl.
    6. ferris213
      ferris213
      Hi Dr. Bill,
      I have seen you reference an incident you had involving a CESA from around 80ft a number of times. It sounds like it was quite touch and go. Have you posted an incident report on it? Could you send me the link if possible?

      If you haven't written it up it would be great if you could, it sounds full on.

      Thanks, good diving.
      Pat
    7. Melinapie
      Melinapie
      OK Dr. Bill Its time for you to join us up in Canada. Pack up your dry suit and jump on a plane we will meet you there.
    8. Jendra
      Jendra
      Glad to hear you are feeling better! I am leaving for FL on Friday. We are driving down to Miami then leaving on a short cruise to the Bahamas. Maybe I will run into you on the east coast this time?!? :)
    9. Jendra
      Jendra
      How's life on the island treating you? Seen any Hoosier divers there lately in the dive shops? :)
      Happy Holidays!!
    10. Jendra
      Jendra
      It was great meeting you...
      I will post some of my pictures when I return home.
      How did your night dive go?
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    June 12
    Home Page:
    http://www.starthrower.org/
    Location:
    Santa Catalina Island, CA
    Occupation:
    marine ecologist and underwater videographer
    Gender:
    Male
    Certification Agencies:
    experience
    Dive History:
    I've dived four of the seven continents and aim to get in the other three before I leave the water planet. Have dived in SoCal, Sea of Cortez, Guadalupe Island, Belize, Honduras, Thailand, Australia, Fiji, Tahiti, Italy and Greece.
    Certification History:
    I don't need no stinkin' badges!
    Certification Level:
    Rescue
    # of Logged Dives:
    2,500 - 4,999
    Dive Classification:
    Experienced Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    HP120, ScubaPro X-Tek, ScubaPro Mk10/G250's, Apollo Bio-Fins, "holy" wetsuit (special order), Dive Rite Nitek Duo, Uwatecc 2G; Sony CX550V, L&M Stingray G2+ housing, Sola 1200 and 2000 video lights
    Kelp forest ecologist and underwater videographer

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    Dr. Bill: I once had a 6-pack but now I have a full keg... well, maybe just a pony!
    Dr. Bill: Not THAT kind of doctor... but I'll take a look at it anyway!

    Kelp forest marine life images, DVD's for sale, and archived "Dive Dry with Dr. Bill" newspaper columns
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