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Trip Report
Wreck Diving in North Carolina | Trip Report

Wreck Diving in North Carolina

Views: 4850 | Date: Mar 08, 2005Author: Stevs

Note: I began this report nearly two years ago but experienced some computer difficulties and set it aside were it was forgotten. I recently ran across a backup file and decided to finish and post it.
Steve

North Carolina June 2003

Although I had never really considered North Carolina as a dive destination I had read of the many wrecks located in the area. It was really my wife's idea she knows someone going to school there and wanted to check it out, of course she had no problem convincing me to go when I found out we would be right on the beach.

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Gear Review
RECALL: Uwatec 1995 Aladin Air X NitrOx Dive Computers | Gear Review

RECALL: Uwatec 1995 Aladin Air X NitrOx Dive Computers

Views: 3714 | Date: Feb 28, 2005Author: Addict

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), UWATEC AG, of Hallwil, Switzerland, is voluntarily recalling about 390 dive computers manufactured in 1995 and sold under the model name Aladin Air X NitrOx . Software in the dive computers may inaccurately calculate desaturation times, resulting in possible decompression sickness under aggressive dive conditions.

UWATEC AG has received five reports of decompression sickness allegedly associated with the use of the 1995 dive computers.

This recall involves Aladin Air X NitrOx dive computers manufactured in 1995. The manufacture date is located on the back of the dive computer, in the lower right hand corner. The date code reads the number of the month followed by a decimal point and the year, for example, "01.95." The dive computers are blue and black with the words "Aladin" and "NitrOx" printed across the front. Aladin Air X NitrOx dive computers with date codes other than "95" are not included in this recall.

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Gear Review
RECALL: Cressi-Sub BC's | Gear Review

RECALL: Cressi-Sub BC's

Views: 3512 | Date: Feb 28, 2005Author: Addict

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Cressi-sub Buoyancy Compensators

Units: About 1,000

Distributor: Cressi-sub USA, of Westwood, N.J.

Manufacturer: Cressi-sub S.p.A., of Genoa, Italy.

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Free Scuba Addict Stickers! | Addict Giveaway

Free Scuba Addict Stickers!

Views: 3725 | Date: Feb 23, 2005Author: Addict

For all of our members, I have FREE Stickers!

These are just a hair over 4"x5", and are full color.

There is one catch. You need to send me a self addressed stamped envelope. Make sure the self addressed envelope is at least 4 1/8 inches by 5 1/8 inches so I dont have to fold the sticker (Most business letter envelopes are 4 1/4" which will work fine)

Members can see the address in the left column (under Bender). I will send your stickers the same day I get your envelope!

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Gear Review
RECALL: Dacor Darwin Computers | Gear Review

RECALL: Dacor Darwin Computers

Views: 3591 | Date: Feb 23, 2005Author: Addict

CPSC, Head USA Inc. Announce Recall of SCUBA Diving Computers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: SCUBA Diving Computers

Units: 181

Distributor: Head USA Inc., of Norwalk, Conn.

Hazard: The dive computers were improperly calibrated, resulting in incorrect calculations. Diving with an improperly calibrated dive computer can provide inaccurate "No Decompression (no stop) Time," "Decompression Time," "Desaturation Time" and "No Fly Time." This could result in divers suffering serious injuries, including decompression sickness.

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Resort Review
Pueblo Bonito Rose: Cabo San Lucas  (Hotel Report) | Resort Review

Pueblo Bonito Rose: Cabo San Lucas (Hotel Report)

Views: 3967 | Date: Feb 03, 2005Author: mcm007

We went to Cabo San Lucas in March 04 and were pleasantly surprised. My girlfriend is in charge of research and development for our dive trips. She mentioned we can have a great vacation and I could get some dives in lovely Mexico.

She suggested we stay at the Pueblo Bonito Rose Hotel.

Pueblo Bonito Rose

After many days of reviewing it on trip advisor I gave the final approval:

Trip Advisor: Pueblo Bonito Rose

We landed on-time in Mexico and not much fuss through customs. However, although in Mexico, Coronas are 5 Dollars at the door to the parking lot...

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Dive Op Review
Lands End Dive OP: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | Dive Op Review

Lands End Dive OP: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Views: 3991 | Date: Feb 03, 2005Author: mcm007

We went to Cabo San Lucas Mexico in march 2004. I had pre- booked diving with a site I had found on the internet. However, when I arrived, the phone number I was given of course did not work. I went to the concierge and had them call him . The office phone was disconnected and the mobile # was a voicemail, who by the way never called me back.

So what was I to do? I needed to dive!

I went with the concierge's recommendation and was very, very happy with Land's End Divers.

http://www.mexonline.com/landsend.htm

I am happy to see that someone else here on the board recommends them. My Divemaster's name was Chalo. An unforgettable character who I would dive with any day. He went very out of his way to make sure I had a great time. I did about 6 dives and each one different. From Pelican Rock to Neptunes Finger. We dove Lover's Beach and Land's End. Pelican Rock and Neptune's finger are multiple dives and you'll not see the same fish twice. We also saw the Sand Falls, very nice. I was disappointed by lack of Sharks though. The marine life was abundant, with Pufferfish, Grunts, Squirrlefish, Parrotfish and Grouper.

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Trip Report
Trip to Cabo | Trip Report

Trip to Cabo

Views: 5238 | Date: Jan 22, 2005Author: Stevs

An E-mail special from American Airlines set me to thinking. As winter was setting in on a long year I made the decision that I couldn't make it to springbreak without warm sunshine and clear water. (We already had St. Maarten booked for springbreak) From Kansas City most good deals are to Cancun and the Yucatan but after many trips there I wanted something a little different. I had considered Cabo for a few years but the airfare during the times when I could travel always seemed high (My wife is a teacher which locks us in to traveling during peak periods).

The deal gave us a choice between Fiesta Inn in San José and Fiesta Americana on the hotel corridor. Both were all-inclusive packages but the Fiesta Inn was a little cheaper and near town which I thought to be a plus for my wife who is not a diver but fluent in Spanish and enjoys dealing with Mexican trinket dealers. Also in my Yucatan mentality I figured all the resorts in the area would have deals with the area dive shops.

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New Download
Free Spyware Removal Software | New Download

Free Spyware Removal Software

Views: 2939 | Date: Jan 05, 2005Author: Addict

Is your computer running slow? Maybe it is barely walking?

Many people will attribute a slow computer to a virus, or a hardware defect in their computer. Chances are you have spyware or adware that has burrowed into the depths of your operating system and using valuable resources, causing your computer to slow down.

Did you know that there are quite a few free/pay programs out there that will help solve this problem? Paying for the spyware removal software doesn't necessarily mean it is better then the free options.

I personally use a combo of 2 free programs that compliment one another (Spybot - Search & Destroy and AdAware). Both of these programs can clean your computer and have you back up to speed in no time...

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T-Shirts for Your Trip Reports! | Addict Giveaway

T-Shirts for Your Trip Reports!

Views: 3022 | Date: Jan 04, 2005Author: Addict

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NOTE: This contest has ended. Everyone who submitted a report will receive a free T-Shirt! Thanks for your submissions - and check your inbox to get your free shirts!

In an effort to get some helpful resources for other divers, we are giving T-Shirts away for selected review submissions!

We will give away 5 T-Shirts to the best reviews!

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