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Thanks to the 2018 Scubaboard Surge sponsors

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Surge 2018: Bonaire!' started by Newdiv, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Newdiv

    Newdiv Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
    I would like to thank all the sponsors for the 2018 Scubaboard Surge who gave of their time and products.

    I would in particular like to thank All West Curaçao and Go West Diving Curaçao for the package they put together and donated to the Surge! I never win things like this and was truly shocked when I did.

    Thanks again!
  2. Johnoly

    Johnoly Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Congrats !! Can you share more details of the prize ?
  3. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: South Lebanon, Ohio
    Ditto to all that Newdiv wrote including the last sentence, I never win substantial things either (I do win door prizes, not BIG stuff).

    I won the Ocean Encounters Curacao dive trip. Five days of two tank boat dives on Curacao (and more).

    A prize that was just as big, was meeting and talking with the developer of the Shearwater dive computer line. What an interesting success story. Bruce and Lynn are simply super people. It is no wonder that their computers are the best!

    The story about naming their computers is cool. The theme relates to their last name, Partridge, a bird name!

    Highlights of their computers:
    1. Failure rate of .4 percent (in one year I believe; there is a decimal point in front of the number 4!). The industry standard is 4 percent.
    2. Great screen layout.
    3. Easy to function in-water or on deck.
    4. Bruce and Lynn have been known to replace entire lots of computers simply because they were not good enough. They worked fine, just not up to Bruce and Lynn's standards.
    5. Their computers are available for all classes of divers. Newb to CCR. The same computer can be used for recreational dives or tech dives. Gauge mode also.
    6. Any AA battery functions the computer, even a grocery store copper top alkaline type battery.
    7. Bruce started the company as a retirement avocation and it is now a huge success story.
    Thanks again to all Surge Bonaire sponsors!!!!:cheers:
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2018
  4. Newdiv

    Newdiv Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
    Sure, it was a 7 night stay at All West Curaçao and 5 days of 2 tank boat diving from Go West Curaçao for 2!
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2018
  5. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    Congrats guys! As if any of us needed an extra reason to go to a scubaboard event...
  6. Dizzi Lizzi

    Dizzi Lizzi Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: California
    @Newdiv LOL much better than the pair of socks you were expecting!

    Billy and I won $30 gift certificates to Divers direct! I also got a inftator hose cover, Billy says its easier to see me underwater :cool:

    I also got to trial the Shearwater. As a relative newbie I was not sure if it would apply to me, but man that computer is easy to read a depth and all the important info is there at a glance. Honesty I did not think AI was any big shake, but I loved it!
    Leo Travis, markmud, ROXANNE and 2 others like this.
  7. Dish

    Dish Are you for Scuba? ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: High Plains of Colorado
    I also want to thank all the businesses that supported this Surge. There were many exceptional prizes available. Whether I win anything or not, I make it a point to patronize those businesses that support ScubaBoard and its members.
    Leo Travis, markmud, ROXANNE and 2 others like this.
  8. Leo Travis

    Leo Travis Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Victoria British Columbia Canada
    SB Surge Bonaire was my very first SB Event
    I had an awesome time diving and making new like minded friends
    I'm looking forward to doing it again

    I would like to take the time to thank, all Sponsors for there generous donations

    Special thanks to Divers Direct, for the $30.00 Gift Card, I won in one of the many draws that took place

    Also great to meet and dive with Bruce and Lynn from Shearwater
    I'm an owner and big fan of there product

    Thanks again everyone,
    I had a Blast

    Leo Travis
    Dish, markmud and ROXANNE like this.
  9. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    Thanks and a "Me too!" :D :D :D
    Leo Travis, Dish and markmud like this.
  10. Dish

    Dish Are you for Scuba? ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: High Plains of Colorado
    Let us not forget about The Chairman. He provided free NITROX certs and managed to certify several AOW students during his “vacation”.

    I would patronize Pete, but that might be considered patronizing. Mrs Dish and I may visit his goat farm, once completed, though.

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