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Is there a current Sheck Exley?

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by KidK9, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. karstdvr

    karstdvr Solo Diver

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    I agree with Curt.

    Actually back in Sheck's heydey there were some amazing things occuring by others that didn't get the attention since they didn't publish,and the same thing now. The one incentive Sheck had was he created the CDS after expulsion by the NACD,and to make the CDS viable he published a lot of material where no one else was. I won't take anything away from Sheck,because I know his dive buddies and have heard the stories that never appeared in "Caverns....",but there are a lot of names that have been lost by time that did some incredible things (for example ever wonder who Hendley's castle is named after)
     
  2. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Sounds like a bitter South African problem.
     
  3. LiteHedded

    LiteHedded Great White

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    sheck exley did some things that are just incredible. the dive he did in downstream chip's hole just blows my mind
     
  4. JDostal

    JDostal Divemaster

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    Kinda what I was thinking. The technical divers I dive with are extremely passionate about what we do and we work our butts off in order to participate in this kind of diving and we do it at every available opportunity. We are crazy fussy over our equipment because we worked so hard to get it and it lets us do some pretty amazing and fun things underwater. We do it because it's fun. If it wasn't fun, why on earth would you put so much time and money into this??? I've been diving what...nine years now... and I haven't even gotten one dive groupie because of all my phenomenal (sarcasm) achievements.
     
  5. diver 85

    diver 85 Solo Diver

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    Don't ever say never----or ever....Though you can say nope(but in the south it's 'no sir').......:)
     
  6. DA Aquamaster

    DA Aquamaster Directional Toast ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I just finished reading "Fatally Flawed" by Verna Van Shaik. It offers an interesting perspective on the very controlled "club" focused nature of diving in that region in the 1990's and into 2000's.

    I read that post and got the same impression.


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    Anyone note the reference to Wes Skiles in 2004? That's ironic given his subsequent untimely death.
     
  7. ucfdiver

    ucfdiver DIR Practitioner

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    Any link to it?
     
  8. knowone

    knowone Regular of the Pub

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  9. Rainer

    Rainer DIR Practitioner

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    Scroll up.

     
  10. lamont

    lamont Photographer

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    frak.
     

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