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Julio from Columbus GA | Scuba Diver
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From Ponce, Puerto Rico (Wepaaa!), residing now in Columbus, GA. Ex-Military (Infantry, Airborne, Air Assault, Jungle Trained, EIB, Bilingual (Spanish) Instructor, Drill Sergeant) "It’s a tactical thing, you wouldn’t understand." Have taught elementary school, now substitute teach, dive, and practice H2H combat methods. Have splashed around in Bonaire, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Mexican Cenotes, (Aerolito, Chikin Ha, Dos Ojos & and Batcave, Taj Mahal), USS Oriskany, Pensacola, Puerto Rico (La Parguera, Fajardo), Cooper River S.C. - looking for Megalodon teeth, Vortex Springs, Destin, Panama City (Florida), Blue Water Adventures, Pelham, Alabama, LiveAboards (Turk & Caicos Explorer II, Blackbeard Cruises, Aqua Cat, Okeanos II, Ferox), Roatan, Honduras (3x, Bananarama, Coco View, Turquoise Bay), Swimming w/ whale sharks in Cancun, West Palm Beach, Cocos Island, Malpelo Island.
Pirate Name: "Iron Jack Flint" - Aaaarrrgh, hang them Captain, hang them!!!

"Beware of devious men. All Ninja are devious men."

"The truth lies at the heart of the art of combat."

"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum - If you want peace, prepare for war."

"Jump in, Keep Calm and Return Fire." - Airborne Infantry

Comments

Seawolf5 - 3/04/2018 11:47 AM
Hola, regards to all!

Have not posted stuff for some time, been a tad busy. Just returned from a mission to Malpelo Island from Feb 18 to Mar 1. It was an outstanding trip in every way and very educational. For those of you considering this area, GO! You will not regret it. Yes there are pages with reports and comments of incidents that took place some time back about diver being lost, recovered and a fatality or two (correct me if I am off the numbers) but, as it stands, the trip is well worth it. We went on The Ferox, a very seaworhty ship. Splashed around on the following sites: Phantom’s Wall (La Cara del Fantasma) D"Artagnan, Vagamares, La Nevera (The Fridge), Virginia’s Altar (El Altar de Virginia), Monster’s Low/ Depth (El Bajo del Monstruo), Castaway’s Wall (La Pared del Naufrago), Heaven’s Door (La Puerta del Cielo), Under The Anchor (Bajo del Ancla), The Freezer (The Refrigerator), and Frenchman’s Cave (La Cueva del Frances). Saw a lot of hammerheads, galapagos, silkies, combo of some white/ blacktips, turtles, bonitos and tunas, barracudas, an octopus or two, eagle rays, dolphins and moray eels galore, could not ask for more at the time. Water temp ranged from 80 to 63 degrees depending on the site, currents were strong but manageable. The captain and crew were the utmost professional, always on the lookout for their diver’s safety and comfort w/ out acting like helicopter parents. Did three dives a day, no night dives on this one, but those dives were intense. The cooks went above the standard preparing meals and attending to those w/ special requests, no issues there. If any of you fellow divers is entertaining the thought of Malpelo Island, I’ll say this to you: Yes, check out the reviews of past incidents and consider your skill level(s) and motivation and since there’s no substitute for 1st hand experience, GET ON OUT THERE AND DIVE IT!!! As I conveyed at the start of this, You will not regret it. Again, regards to all. Diver Away!!!
Seawolf5 - 7/01/2012 5:52 PM
Greetings, badintexas, regards to you and yours!

Apologies for confusing you, not my intent. In reference to my 2 profile photos, the red one is the symbol for Bujinkan Taijutsu, where I received my Ninjutsu training, and the black one is for Krav Maga which means "close combat" from the Hebrew. This is the hand to hand system taught to the IDF or Israeli Defense Forces and it is not a martial art, but a pure, unadultered defense system. Nice to have skills...especially when you travel.
Greg - 7/02/2012 11:45 AM
When you post on your profile like this, only you and your dive buddies can see it on the "dive slate". If you want to reply to someone in particular, post on their profile OR send them a direct message. Thanks man!
Seawolf5 - 6/30/2012 2:19 PM
Greetings, Divers!!!

Returned from a Cozumel mission from June 4-20 and what a trip it was!. Did 24 dives, including Punta Sur’s "Devil’s Throat," Palancar Horseshoe, Punta Tunich, Sta Rosa Wall, Yucab, Paradise Reef, the C-53 wreck, Tormentos, Colombia Deep, San Francisco, Palancar Cuevones and Gardens, , Dalila, and San Clemente. Did a tour of the Mayan ruins in Tulum, which included rappelling, zip lining in the jungle and snorkeling a nearby cenote. Also took a day each for the cenote Taj Mahal and a Whale shark tour in Cancun, posted vids of the activities on FB. As you can see, I was a tad busy! Planning for the next mission soon before the Aquacat in October.