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Hi guys more good news!

Discussion in 'Matt the Aquaman' started by Matt the Aquaman, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. 2Tours N Iraq`

    2Tours N Iraq` Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Hopkinsville, KY
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    Matt,

    Way to go man! I'm really proud of you for stiking this out and not giving up when some people told you it was impossible. You and I both know of a certain someone who is also following your progress with great enthusiasm. I bet he was very excited to hear from you about staying down for 17 minutes! I also must say you are getting more bottom time than I am, there just isn't anywhere to dive in the mountainous region of North-Eastern Iraq. Not that I have seen anyways. Of course, I didn't bring any of my gear with me so even if there WERE a place to go, I wouldn't be able to go anyways. Oh well. Right now, I'm in the wee stages of planning a trip to South Africa with my brother and his wife and we hope to get to dive with the Great Whites there. If the trip pans out and we get to go, I'll be sure to email you pictures!
     
  2. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Woodbury, MN
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    Hey buddy, going to South Africa to dive with the great whites, not with out me. LOL. That is one of the big things I want to do. To be in a cage with the great whites around me. What a blast that would be. I want to help save the sharks. That would be a cool vacation with the sharks.

    I feel for you not being able to dive for another 115 days. You are right there is no place to dive in Iraq. You could try swimming in sand there is lots of that. LOL LOL.

    To tell you the truth I am proud of myself for staying with it. It is turning into awesome time. What can I say you never know until you try. I can't wait to turn my bottom time into 30 min.

    I just sent it to your brother.

    Take care and be safe Matt. :D :14:
     
  3. Firebrand

    Firebrand Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Back in Northern Alabama
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    Absolutely AWESOME! Keep up the good work and thanks for sending me the link to this thread!!!
     
  4. Wreck Wench

    Wreck Wench Divemaster

    # of Dives:
    Location: Salem, SC & Dallas, TX
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    Your accomplishments so far in reaching your goal are amazing! I'll be waiting for the next installment in your success book!
     
  5. wetrat

    wetrat Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vista, California
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    Hey Matt,

    Congratulations and thanks for the inspirational pics!! It hasn't escaped me that you have outrageously nice gear and are surrounded by hotties (even the ones with scary butts LOL).

    Take care,

    John
     
  6. WaterKtn

    WaterKtn Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: DC Metro
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  7. TRIG

    TRIG Solo Diver

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    Matt

    I was wondering if you could do an experiment. It has to do with sound. When we hear a noise , the
    sound hits one ear before the other and we can tell the direction the sound came from. But in
    water, sound travels about four times faster, so the tap or bang or whatever hits our ears at
    about the same time and most people can`t tell which direction it came from. So heres the idea,
    when you`re underwater, close your eyes and with a signal from you, have someone make a noise
    underwater and see if you can tell where it came from. I`ve heard that with some practice, some
    people can learn to do this.
     
  8. Randy43068

    Randy43068 Orca

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location:
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    I've heard the same thing. Some people can tell where the sound came from while underwater. I, however, cannot.
     
  9. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Woodbury, MN
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    Hi all,

    By the way I posted one video on the video page on my web site of my last dive. It might take a couple minutes to load depending on your internet connection. Here's the link to that page... http://www.scubadivingdream.com/scubadivingpage7.html

    I'm gonna try to change the video from time to time, so that people can see them all.

    Take care and safe diving,
    Matt
     
  10. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Woodbury, MN
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    Hi Firebrand,

    Thanks buddy. It was pretty far out to pull that off. Thanks for your support.

    Matt
     

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