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Cornbread2 - 11/28/2019 11:43 AM
Hi- My name is Mike Hainey; I work overseas and stay in the central Tennessee area when I’m in the states, it’s where both my daughters and grandkids are located. I’m in the process of organizing a dive trip to Bonaire with a bump plan to go to Cozumel (based on total pricing) in early to mid-May 2020. Including my girlfriend (who doesn’t dive & will only be snorkeling there), we have four of us so far.

I’ve sent feelers out to different dive centers and travel agencies to try to get the most competitive dive package prices available, and am still waiting for replies from most of them. There may be boat dives in the package- but I’ve been told by several friends that just doing shore dives down there is pretty cool ….. and a lot of dive centers I’ve looked at focus mostly on unlimited shore diving.

There is most certainly more information pending, as organizing these things is normally like herding cats. If you or anyone else you know- divers or nondivers- may be interested, please respond to me on here or via e-mail; my e-mail address is . Hope to hear back from you & thanks!
OceanRanger - 10/17/2019 11:01 PM
Hey Jeff
You’re a machine! Man I just started my DM training and am getting ready for stress and rescue diver!
ScubaSiren63 - 9/26/2018 12:18 AM
Hi Jeff! You are a fascinating guy!
Smithsgold - 10/17/2018 10:42 AM
Thanks !!!!
AOWTimN - 1/24/2018 12:22 PM
Thanks for the db request.
I will have to check out some of those vids. I was once bitten
AOWTimN - 1/24/2018 12:25 PM
by the gold bug and caught the fever real bad. I would not be in Nor Cal now if it was not for that.
Smithsgold - 1/24/2018 2:02 PM
Hope you enjoy them !!!!
RN_Diver - 1/06/2018 2:06 AM
Hi Jeff, how do I add a new Dive Club to DB?
Smithsgold - 1/07/2018 2:44 AM
Click on Dive Clubs at the top of the tool bar hit Browse when that screen pops up on the Left hand side it will give you the option to add a dive Club. Hope this helps
Smithsgold - 1/09/2018 9:41 AM
Let me know when you get it done...
RN_Diver - 1/20/2018 1:41 AM
I’ve added it.
Smithsgold - 1/20/2018 11:45 AM
ok I’ll check it out
Scaredoffish - 7/07/2017 10:03 PM
Hi, thanks for the add! We are brand new divers and can’t wait to get out there! I take a magnet with me when I dive, but I would love to hear how you look for things!
Smithsgold - 7/10/2017 2:21 PM
Enjoy your diving !!!
Smithsgold - 9/16/2017 12:03 PM
Sniping for Gold and Using a underwater metal detector looking for mostly Gold !!!
Gypsybutterfly - 7/07/2017 6:35 PM
If you are looking for a buddy, give me a shout! I am a retired Instructor of over 25 years teaching and 37 yrs diving, PADI 49045, looking for divers wanting a female buddy. I live in Dallas and have my passport current. I have been retired to care for elderly mom and 5Yr old autistic grandson, so not a lot of money to spend on trips. I do have skills, making me an excellent dive buddy - can get away for short trips -
Smithsgold - 7/10/2017 2:22 PM
Best of luck
AYeezy - 6/17/2017 7:22 PM
Hey Jeff, got any NorCal dives planned anytime soon? Let me know if you do!
Smithsgold - 6/18/2017 8:27 PM
I think Tahoe at the end of July
Tzuchun - 5/19/2017 1:49 PM
Thanks for the add. If you’re coming to Okinawa for diving, please let me know!
Smithsgold - 5/26/2017 12:10 AM
Will do thanks
JulianSF - 4/20/2017 1:07 PM
Hey Jeff,
Thanks for the add, let me know if you need a dive buddy any weekend, I’m game for anything.
Smithsgold - 4/20/2017 1:39 PM
will do
Lifesabeach - 2/17/2017 8:31 AM
Appreciate the buddy request. Fairly new to diving, so experience has been limited to Florida and Caribbean, being located on East Coast. Would love to explore the differences in diving in the Pacific. My bucket list is getting longer and longer!
Smithsgold - 2/16/2017 12:10 PM
I made a 95% on the following quiz:
Basic Life Support and First Aid Quiz
metalheadluigi - 12/15/2016 3:58 PM
Thanks for the add Jeff. Feel free to let me know if you are planning on getting in a Nor Cal dive anytime. We could always meet up onsite.
Smithsgold - 12/15/2016 4:04 PM
will do !!!
WaterBoy700 - 12/26/2016 7:33 PM
Ok. I travel so much it is hard to go diving. But like I said I go by the Blue hole more than my house?
dsp - 12/07/2016 11:14 AM
cool profile jeff! thanks for the add! Hope to dive together at some point soon ;)
Smithsgold - 12/07/2016 12:09 PM
Thank you , sounds like fun !!!!
UnderSeaLevel - 10/12/2016 10:35 PM
Hey Jeff, you must of send that am interested in treasure dives. I have all the equipment ready and service the Only peace am missing is the detector which seems pretty pricy do you have a recomendation. I don’t want to through money away or not have what I really need to start with. I will chech out you video and shows for interest. Am in center Florida on the gulf side so one I gain so dives under my belt this is what I will be seeking to do. Also if you know of any people or companies who would let me join in for the experience that would be awesome. Not sure how this all works am as green as the seaweed. But excited to be so close to actually doing this.
Smithsgold - 10/12/2016 10:53 PM
The Best Advice would be to look around and see what detectors the Locals are using and go from there on Price you get what you pay for so I’d save up and get a good one rather than getting a cheap one.
Smithsgold - 10/12/2016 10:56 PM
Kellyco there in Florida should have all the brands look them up. Also look up the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum in Key West Florida Good Luck keep me posted !!!
KCDC - 9/19/2016 1:47 PM
Hey Jeff, thanks for the add. Good luck hunting!!!
Smithsgold - 9/19/2016 1:52 PM
Thank you !!!
Diver_Aaron - 8/31/2016 12:22 AM
Hi, Jeff. Thanks for the add.

Congratulations on the great landscape and UW photos. I do a little bit of photography on land as well, but I’m really hoping to get to practice my shooting under the water.
Smithsgold - 8/31/2016 10:28 AM
Thank you and good luck
ex0dust43 - 8/01/2016 1:35 AM
Hey Jeff thanks for the add. I’m into metal detecting as well as diving, although i don’t look for treasure to speak of, I do love finding history nonetheless.
Smithsgold - 8/01/2016 3:17 PM
Nice whats your best find ??
ex0dust43 - 8/01/2016 11:38 PM
nothing to speak of really, some round balls, old buttons, where i am is actually rich in finds, but it’s all protected or you have to know someone to get on their land. I am close to the Shiloh Battlefield.
Smithsgold - 8/01/2016 11:46 PM
Nice !!! Good Luck
JFras30 - 7/21/2016 3:17 PM
Jeff, cool you’re in production. I’m an ENG photog myself in NY. The photo is my one an only time I got to do my craft underwater. Did a story in Lake Tahoe that I got to shoot underwater.
Smithsgold - 7/24/2016 11:39 AM
Nice !!!!
Madbear - 6/22/2016 9:35 AM
Hi Jeff thanks for the request, it feels good that there are people out there that are looking to make new diving friends. I don’t have a collection of diving experiences like you nonetheless I commend you for it. most of my experience has been in Panama during military service (on the Atlantic side) where there were many exciting dive sites. Later in life I got a chance to dive in cancun which I enjoyed very much. Looking forward to meeting with you someday. 👍🏽
Smithsgold - 6/22/2016 5:07 PM
Sounds good !!! Dive Safe