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rashley - 2/24/2012 5:19 PM
Wow. I decided to get wet again after a year and a half out of the water. I hit the local heated pool with my gear, checked it over, jumped in and suited up in the shallow end. After a quick check on the shallow end I made my way to the deep end. I found several problems, like a sticking BC inflator, dirty velcro on my weight pockets that wouldn’t retain my weights correctly, and most importantly I realized how out of shape I am. This brings up an interesting point. How many of you get a refresh...
Comal Trashfest 2010 Comal Trashfest 2010
rashley - 10/03/2010 9:10 PM
Let me start this blog by saying the picture shows the truck only about half loaded. There was twice as much in the end as what is shown here. The team arrived at the Trashfest 2010 registration area at around 8 am. Dr. Mike had already set up the DiveBuddy banner so we could all find each other. The team captains were selected and everyone signed waivers and filled out registration papers as required by the event organizer. While we all visited and became acquainted, or reacquaint...
Cozumel Cozumel
rashley - 2/06/2008 11:15 PM
My first out of country dive trip was to Cozumel in January of 2008. When my flight left Dallas, Tx. the temperatures were in the upper 20`s. Upon arrival to Cozumel I stepped off the plane to temps in the mid 80`s and partly cloudy skies. It was about noon and we hurried to the motel "Casa Del Mar" and checked in, then off to the docks to board a boat for an afternoon 2 tank trip. Wow, from 20`s in Dallas to 79 degree water in Cozumel all in one day. After our second dive we came out of the wat...
Windy Point
rashley - 9/29/2007 11:35 AM
Just came up from my second dive on my Lake Travis Windy Point dive trip. We did 107 ft. but found that there was very little fish life below 60 ft. At around 30 ft the number of perch around us was unbelievable. There were also multiple catfish in excess of 2 ft. long and a couple of bass that were very nice sized also. I sit here writing this as I do my Surface Interval. The visibility above 70 ft. is only about 10 ft., but at 100 ft it was probably 20 ft+ but very dark. A dive light was requi...
Proper Weighting
rashley - 9/25/2007 10:26 AM
Keep in mind that this is just my opinion, but: Why do most certifying organizations teach proper weighting as becoming neutral (or floating with about half your mask submersed) when this will lead to your being positively boyant at the end of the dive? I like to be slightly overweighted at the begining of the dive so that I am neutral at the end of the dive when my tank is empty. If you are neutral at the begining of the dive there is the possibility that at the end of the dive you will be posi...
Weight Prices
rashley - 9/24/2007 8:38 PM
Does anyone else faint and fall down at the price of weight? Who woulda thunk that a chunk of lead could cost so much. I don`t remember paying so much for lead when I bought my weights about 8 years ago. Did the price of lead skyrocket? Maybe its just me....