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The Atlantic Northeast (Maine)
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Automation Engineering Manager

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spectrum

Dive Bum Wannabe, Male, 62, from The Atlantic Northeast (Maine)

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spectrum was last seen:
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    1. Brainstorm
      Brainstorm
      I appreciate the fact you commented about the diver down marker however, do you always judge a product by looks only? Engineers I work with base their decisions on facts first, then make a judgement...
    2. bebbesen
      bebbesen
      The article that you suggested in your reply to my post is fantastic and makes complete sense. Thank you so much and I will read it several times over to assure that I have it completely absorbed. Thank you again.
    3. NoDiver
      NoDiver
      Thank you very much for your response to my post. It was very thoughtful and helpful.
    4. Spd 135
      Spd 135
      Hey Spectrum. I live in Louisiana but I am, originally, from Bar Harbor. I have dove Sommes Sound off of Halls Quarry Rd. in 1998. What a great dive. I still have family in the Old Towne and Bar Harbor area's. My mother recently moved back to Bar Harbor after nearly 40 years. Her house was turned to a rubble pile during Katrina. I hope to get up there again some day. Mark
    5. Scubafed
      Scubafed
      Did I fail to thank you for sending me the address of the dive shop that might have the pink weights? If I did I'm sorry and I thank you now. I got an answer from Julie. She doesn't have any at this time. Maybe later.
    6. Liquid Fit
      Liquid Fit
      It's always interesting to see what you're up to!!! As always, some very good advice.
      Carolyn
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Nov 22, 1956 (Age: 62)
    Home Page:
    http://home.gwi.net/~spectrum/scuba.html
    Location:
    The Atlantic Northeast (Maine)
    Occupation:
    Automation Engineering Manager
    Gender:
    Male
    Certification Agencies:
    OW-PDIC, AOW-NAUI, Rescue Diver-NAUI Nitrox-PADI, Ice Diver-PADI, Master Diver-SSI
    Dive History:
    I have always enjoyed skin-diving and got into it in a big way in 2004. That year ended with 91 skin-dives between southern Maine and Acadia National Park.

    Since my wife and I became certified in 2005 we have been fortunate to network with dozens of other local divers who provide lots of opportunity to dive. I'm an avid local diver. I take a special interest in working with new divers and those in transition. I also enjoy sharing our sites with guests from away.

    Extremes to date: First: 6/15/2005, Deepest: 102' (Witches Hut, Bonaire), Warmest: 78F, Coldest: (dry) 34F, Coldest: (wet) 40F, Darkest: totally, Longest: 149 minutes, Kennebunk Pond, Maine, 109 minutes (Crystal River FL), Farthest from home: Bonaire, Longest string of dive days: 11, Best SAC: .33

    Other dive venues: Bermuda, Alexander Spring FL, Blue Grotto FL, Weekie Wachee FL, Crystal River FL, Paradise Spring FL, Bonaire and Acadia National Park ME, Brownstone Quarry, Portland CT, Gilboa Quarry, Ottawa OH
    Certification Level:
    AOW / Rescue Diver / Nitrox / Ice / Master
    # of Logged Dives:
    500 - 999
    Dive Classification:
    Just An "Average" Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    Regulators: Sherwood single hose ((3) as well as a Phoenix Royal AquaMaster double hose. Alternate second stages are equipped with 36" hoses and mounted on the left, where they belong.

    Instruments: 3 bay inline console; Compass, SPG, Aeris ATMOS-2 diver computer. Console is on a short bungee bolt snapped to my left shoulder D ring.

    BC: Freedom plate equipped with Oxycheq Mach-V Signature 30 LB wing. Hog harness corrupted with adjustable shoulder buckles. Easy in, easy out, great fit with any suit. Vintage horse collars & BC. Semi retired Sherwood Avid

    Fins, ScubaPro Jets, Aeris Velocity

    Mask, no name with bonded script inserts

    Suits: Wet: Bare 7mm. 5/4mm, 2mm shorty, hooded vests (2). Bare 5mm gauntlet gloves rule. Dry: DUI TLS350

    13 cylinders; HP-80, HP-100, MP-72, 19CF AL- Pony and a couple of AL-80s for back-ups and novelty dives.
    I'm a lifelong resident of Coastal Maine. In the era of Sea Hunt and Cousteau I enjoyed snorkeling in the ocean. Starting in adolescence I forgot what the water was for about 20 years.

    As we took up camping with our children in 1995 I began to skin-dive wherever we camped. In 2004 as we began to be empty nesters we got cold water gear and my wife joined me. That was so much fun that in 2005 we took the leap and became OW certified. While she is less obsessed she consistently shares about 1/3 of my dives.

    My day job is in automation engineering / project management. In the diving off season I keep busy tending the worlds largest collection of antique Gilson snow blowers and provide worldwide parts and technical support. We still manage to get out camping once in a while. My personal web pages including Scuba Knowtes are a hobby unto themselves that tie it all together. I am also the current president of the Maine-iac Divers dive club.

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    My ever growing collection of assorted ramblings on scuba topics can be read here.

    No sequence of classes will make a good diver out of you, if you aren't actively diving and practicing in the meantime.
    TSandM
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