Scuba Obsessed Episode 150 - Scuba Love and Sap are Flowing

Scuba Obsessed
Scuba Obsessed
Scuba Obsessed Episode 150 - Scuba Love and Sap are Flowing

Mac, Jim and Darrin didn't get a dive in this week but they make up for it by discussing Slugs, Gold and a wet Bounty... These could be mental triggers we have been told to communicate for our alien overlords. The bad scuba joke may be the proof you are looking for. If you get to Our World Underwater, make sure you keep an eye out for Mac - he'll be the guy waiting in line to see the mermaids.

Scuba in the News

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Potentially Cool Scuba Gear

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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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