Scuba Obsessed Episode 75 - We have power and some social scuba networking!

Scuba Obsessed
Scuba Obsessed
Scuba Obsessed Episode 75 - We have power and some social scuba networking!

Gull Lake MUD Club Picnic Dive

We have power and some social scuba networking! Darrin and Mac catch up with two weeks of diving and no podcast. Nasty Great Lake weather has cause power problems in land but dive on the big lake has never been better. We cover scuba in the news and then Darrin talks about his search for a dry suit.

  • Local dive shops busy as divers prepare for annual lobster mini-season madness - TCPalm.com?
    • http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/pompano-beach/fl-hrb-race-0728-20110728,0,7892946.story
  • Underwater racing league returning to Broward - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com?
    • http://www.marketwatch.com/story/brownies-cancels-letter-of-intent-to-acquire-us-1-scuba-inc-2011-07-11?reflink=MW_news_stmp
  • Liberty dad jailed in Bahamas jail after bullet found in bag - KCTV5 - Kansas City News, Weather and Sports?
    • http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=142229
  • Brownie's Cancels Letter of Intent to Acquire U.S. 1 Scuba, Inc. - MarketWatch?
    • http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=142229
  • Peter A. Hughes and Fraser Bathgate to receive DEMA's 2011 Reaching Out Awards
  • Scientists study B.C. lake for potential link to life on Mars?
    • http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Scientists+study+lake+potential+link+life+Mars/5132271/story.html
  • Montreal Scuba Diving Center Launches a New Online Reservation System for Renting Dive Gear?
    • http://www.bluwaterscuba.com/2011/07/28/oceanics-new-bud-computer/
  • Scuba diving Bobcats find the right club | University Star?
    • http://www.bluwaterscuba.com/2011/07/28/oceanics-new-bud-computer/

Potentially cool scuba gear

  • Oceanic’s New Bud Backup Dive Computer
    • http://www.bluwaterscuba.com/2011/07/28/oceanics-new-bud-computer/
Tree Frog

The Scuba Obsessed Divers’ Round Table – DRT 63 part 2 – How was your summer? Mine was only two days long

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The Scuba Obsessed Divers’ Round Table – DRT 63 part 2 – How was your summer? Mine was only two days long
  • Darrin Jillson
  • Don McAlhany
  • Rich Synowiec
  • Craig Castle-Mead
  • Dave Tonneman
  • Mike Cory

D.C. Seawall


Rich of Diversync talks a little bit about his Cooper River Dive.
We got sidetracked talking about Samoa and MAC's Daughter's Podcast.
Talked a little bit about diving in Europe and the Middle East.
Rich dreams about finding a rock that Jesus thew in the water or a
sandle that Moses wore.
Darrin talks about the Washing D.C. Tidal Pond and the ongoing repairs
on the Jefferson Memorial sea wall and the Reflecting pool by the
Lincoln Memorial.
We drift into talking about diving in Southern Californa. Shout Out to
Bob Mistro and BodyGlove.
We discuss some of the other podcast and scuba shows available.
I get critical about getting critical. That should not be surprising.
We discuss the theroy of scuba podcasting.
We do a little dry suit talk. Rich loves his low drag dry suit.
"How was your summer? Mine was only two days long". We need four hot
days to kick off the non-scuba obsessed divers into the dive season.
We discuss Bonaire in May and the art of kid shipping.
Back on the boat topic with a boat we spotted from Catamaran Coaches, Inc. http://www.catamarancoaches.com

We are looking to become independantly wealthy so we can dive we each of our fans.
Had some comments on some of the scuba swag.

D.C. Tidal Basin


Episode 04 - Show Notes – It is a good time to service gear

Scuba Obsessed
Scuba Obsessed
Episode 04 - Show Notes – It is a good time to service gear

0:00 – :50 Introduction

:50 – 30:00 Interview with Kathy from Just Add H20 Dive Shop - (a.k.a. JR Aquatics) - http://www.justaddh2o.us.com/
Annually servicing gear
  • Regulators - Inspection and what gets services - Horror stores of abused regs
  • BC (buoyancy control) vests
  • Gauges and computers
  • Tanks - Inspections - Annual Visual - Hydrostatic every 5 years -
  • Drysuits - Seals
General Care of gear
  • Wetsuits - cleaning and storing
  • Rinsing out your regulator - keeping water out - sand - environmentally sealed vs non-environmentally sealed
  • Killing the stink in your gear - "sink the stink"
New trends - Training and equipment
  • PADI courses moving to using dive computers in replacement of the dive tables
  • PADI online training courses
30:00 – 44:30 Scuba in the news
  • SCUBA program buoys local high school students http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=353377&src=1
  • Pint-sized 10-year-old becomes certified scuba diver http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Japanese-Elastic-Water-Plastic-Tokyo,news-5635.html
  • Omaha Fire Department Boat Request, Dead in the Water http://www.kptm.com/Global/story.asp?S=11885449
  • Japanese Scientists Create Elastic Water http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Japanese-Elastic-Water-Plastic-Tokyo,news-5635.html
44:30 – 48:30 Cool Gear - (announced - vapor, reality & over hyped , under hyped)
48:30 - 49:00 How to follow and contact us
49:00 -59:00 Our last dive
  • Second ice dive at Singer Lake
  • Even better vis! Wow!!
  • Line signals - 1 pull (give me more line), 2 pulls (take in the slack) and 3 pulls (pull me in now!!!)
  • Thanks to our support crew! Sir Larry and Bob while Don, Jim and Darrin dove.
  • Don - "Only five minutes..."
  • More flopping
59:00 - 1:02:000 Upcoming Scuba Events and shows
February 19-21, 2010: Our World-Underwater: http://derekaudette.ottawaarts.com
The 40th Annual Our World-Underwater show scheduled for February 19-21, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
  • Darrin and Jim there on Saturday the 20th.
February 27, 2010: The Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival - http://www.shipwreckfestival.org/
The show is scheduled for Saturday February 27, and will be held at Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building at 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105.
  • Maybe a Sunday dive.....
  • Chamber dive.... "What should we try?"
  • Guest lined up for next week.
1:02:00 - 1:03:16 Thanks for listening! We will see you next week.

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