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Kevrumbo
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Aerospace, Military Industrial Worker Drone

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Kevrumbo

Solo Diver, Male, 55, from South Santa Monica Bay/Los Angeles California, USA

Status post Vitrectomy Surgery Right Eye X 1 year, back in the water and I can read my SPG, computer & compass again! Dec 30, 2016

    1. Mrs. B
      Mrs. B
      I want to hear about the surgery
      1. Kevrumbo
        Kevrumbo
        Going on two years now -It was a "fumbled" cataract lens removal parts of which fell & sank back into the vitreous humor of my right eyeball. Had to go to a Retina Surgeon Specialist to "fish it out" two days later (do a YouTube search on Vitrectomy -very gross to watch!). Visual acuity still is an uncorrected 20/300.
        May 1, 2018
    2. Kevrumbo
      Kevrumbo
      Status post Vitrectomy Surgery Right Eye X 1 year, back in the water and I can read my SPG, computer & compass again!
    3. Kevrumbo
      Kevrumbo
      Status post Vitrectomy Surgery Right Eye X 4 months, back in the water and I can read my SPG, computer & compass again!
    4. Kevrumbo
      Kevrumbo
      Status Post Vitrectomy Surgery Right Eye x 3 months (back in the water, and can read my gauges & computer again!).
    5. stevensamler
      stevensamler
      Hi Kev , it was cool meeting you today .
      - Steven
    6. tphelps
      tphelps
      Hey Kev!

      Thanks again for all your help with my college searching. Take care!

      -Tyler
    7. Pullmyfinger
      Pullmyfinger
      Hi Kev,

      I wanted to thank you for your numerous posts about the advantages of Metric vs. Imperial.

      I have been wanting to for awhile, but finally committed to doing it for my recent Fundamentals course, which was done in Metric.

      I took Advanced Nitrox/ Deco Procedures in Imperial, and I can't believe the difference in how much easier and intuitive Metric is.

      Anyway, I wanted to say thanks...your posts here have been very helpful to me. I've learned from reading a lot of your responses here.

      My teammate and I passed the first time with a Tech pass. We practiced a lot beforehand, and it really paid off!

      Take care,
      Mitch
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Dec 9, 1962 (Age: 55)
    Location:
    South Santa Monica Bay/Los Angeles California, USA
    Occupation:
    Aerospace, Military Industrial Worker Drone
    Gender:
    Male
    Certification Agencies:
    PADI, NAUI, TDI, NACD, IANTD, GUE
    Dive History:
    Sipadan -luckily & unknowingly escaped before the infamous Abu Sayyaf Raid, Easter Sunday April 23, 2000. Dived in Indonesia -Lembeh, Halmaherah & Raja Ampat; PNG -Bismark Sea; Thailand -Similans, Hin Daeng/Hin Muang; Fiji -Bligh Straits; Philippines -Balicasag Island, Tubbataha Reefs; Grand Cayman & Little Cayman BWI; Galapagos Islands; Cocos Island Costa Rica. South China Sea -WWII Battleships HMS Prince of Wales & Repulse, Super Tanker Seven Skies; Sri Lanka -WWII Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes; Sunda Strait -WWII Cruisers USS Houston & HMAS Perth; Truk -HIJMS Oite Destroyer, Aikoku Maru, San Francisco Maru, et al; Palau -Amatsu Maru, IJN Iro Tanker, Chuyo Maru; Subic Bay -USS New York, Sakura Maru, F4 Phantom Jet; Coron Bay PI -HIJMS Akitsushima, IJN Irako; Vanuatu -SS President Coolidge Transport; Bikini Atoll -WWII Aircraft Carrier USS Saratoga, Battleships USS Arkansas & HIJMS Nagato, Destroyers USS Lamson & Anderson.
    Certification History:
    PADI Drager Dolphin Rebreather 1999 (Fred Colburn, Pacific Wilderness); GUE-Fundamentals 2001, 2007 (John Walker, Beach Cities Scuba, Michael Kane, Hollywood Divers); TDI Adv. Trimix 2005 (Chuck Mather/Keith Keizer, Dive Tek Hawaii); DSAT Trimix Blender 2005 (Dave Ross, Tech Asia); PADI Wreck Diver 2005 (Jo Hjelm, Island Divers Oahu); NAUI Wreck Penetration 1 2005 (Andrew Georgitsis, 5thD-X); NACD Cavern 2006 (German Yañez, Yucatech Expeditions); NAUI DPV 1 '06 (Joe Talavera, 5thD-X); IANTD Technical Wreck Diver '06 (Sam Collett, Tech Asia); SDI Solo Diver '15 (Rob McGann, TLDC).
    Certification Level:
    PADI Rescue (1997)
    # of Logged Dives:
    1,000 - 2,499
    Dive Classification:
    Technical Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    Halcyon SS Cinch Backplate & AL BP; Explorer Wing 55 & 40; Catalina double AL80's, AL100's; UTD Z-Sidemount System; Apeks TX100's & TX50's, SP Mk25 G250HP's; DUI TLS350 & DC Ultraflex Drysuits; 4.5Ah & 2.6Ah Halcyon EOS LED canister & handheld lights; Jetfins; X-Scooter Sierra; SW Petrel2, LV Zeo & UW 330m; McMurdo Fastfind Plus PLB in Dive Canister; Uniden Mystic VHF/GPS Marine Radio stowed in X-Scooter; Halcyon Diver's Life Raft; UTD Solar Wetsuit Heating Unit w/ 110W Battery Canister.
    Enthralled Aquanaut, lost in (Inner)Space. Born, raised, graduated from UCLA & still currently reside in Los Angeles County, the Birthplace of Recreational Scuba: where you can snowboard/ski in Winter Mountain Wilderness; then turn back around to swim, surf & night dive in Kelp Forests at Mainland Beaches; and finally come home to Suburbia with a perfect Mediterranean Climate --all done within either a span of 12 hrs, or a leisurely paced Weekend. . . !

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