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Michael from Tacoma  WA | Instructor

As a profession I keep incredibly busy instructing at a commercial dive school in Seattle. As a ’PASSION’ I enjoy recreational diving with my better-half and friends. Always looking forward to diving new sites in the Puget Sound!


timjritter - 5/30/2010 8:56 PM


Just looking to build a dive buddy network in puget sound. I dive a lot and its hard to find buddies all the time. i’ve built a facebook groups page that will hopefully develop into kind of a "grab a buddy and go" type of thing. whenever you get the itch to dive just check the page and see if there is someone to go with. here is the link.!/group.php?gid=126050544083061
CFG3 - 2/01/2009 9:44 PM
I would love to dive the Northwest. I just might take you up on a personal tour if you offer it. In the same respect if you ever make your way to Florida, we have some killer wrecks to dive and some absolutely beautiful reefs. Just let me know enough in advance and you’ll have a dive buddy the whole time your here if you want it.
vablackwater - 9/23/2008 7:12 AM

Hey Mike,

I don’t have any DCS incidents/ case studies related to PSD.

Two sources that may be able to help -


Hope that is a step in the direction you are looking for.






Schuedog - 9/22/2008 8:08 PM

The only thing I can tell you is that, even though we tend to dive shallow lakes and rivers here in Akron, you can still get DCS. We had a new diver just the other day that was in 25 to 30 feet of water doing training on a fan search pattern. He was under weighted and kept coming up off the bottom every time he gave a line tug. He had to go into the chamber and be dove 3 times before all his symptoms went away. Unknown to us he was sick and very dehydrated. This combined with the uncontrolled partial ascents caused him to suffer many signs and symptoms of DCS.

We no longer let anyone dive who has had diarrhea, vomiting, or a decrease in fluid intake for 48 hours prior to the dive.

I hope this helps. Be safe and don’t take unjustified risks.

Jeff Schueller
Brass_Hat13 - 9/22/2008 9:04 AM
I would agree. I would recommend focusing on ascent control and sticking to the tables. I’m assuming most of these guys dont dive enough to have any residual nitrogen build up over a few days of hard work. I’m sure you may have seen it already, but i posted a story in reply to your bulletin.
Brass_Hat13 - 9/22/2008 2:34 AM
I’ve got a ton of DCS stories, but I’m not sure what you mean with PSD. So I’m not sure if they will apply. I help you out best I can.
Emsdiver28341 - 9/21/2008 10:16 PM
let me see what i can find for you and i will be in touch with you....
Stevie - 9/10/2008 6:19 PM
 I recently purchased all the NAUI books for becoming a scuba instructor. I have NAUI scuba diver, advanced scuba diver, nitrox diver, leadership and instruction, rescue diver, master scuba diver, scuba diver instructor guide and several more NAUI books. I spent $3,900 on all the books and I am no longer going through NAUI, in fact I never even started... going through PADI now.. So, I have all the books and am hoping to sell them to at least get some money back. They are all brand new and never used. Is there any chance your shop could use these books? Or know anyone else who would want them? Any information would be helpful. Thank you very much!
Much appreciated,
Brass_Hat13 - 9/01/2008 2:43 PM
I guess a "student" makes more sense. Anytime, stay safe.
Brass_Hat13 - 8/31/2008 9:16 PM
It would all depend on your dive profile as to whether you sur"d" the diver or not. In either case, the inwater O2 still cuts all the times down significantley. Th actual console in use now is a lot easier to use and to do maintenance on. It almost looks like a mini control console and just jumps inline between the main console and the umbilicals. Its so easy a child could run it.