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Sunday, January 1st, 2012
9:00 pm
[u_t_tiger]
Long overdue tribute to Jim Boyd
For those of you who knew him, I wrote up a little tribute to Jim Boyd to commemorate the one year mark of his passing.

http://nedeg.livejournal.com/1843.html

Feel free to comment if you wish.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
11:16 pm
[u_t_tiger]
Boat salvage
How'd you like to go for a dive and find an intact, twin engine high performance racing boat!

According to the divers:
Recently, Island Diving discovered, and recovered, the wreck of a high performance, twin engine race-craft from the depths of Lake Ronkonkoma. While salvage law is very clear in this regard, and we are free to do with this vessel what we see fit, we would like to attempt to do the right thing and return it to the rightful owner. If you have any relevant information, please contact us ASAP!
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
7:01 pm
[stripedpony]
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
7:01 pm
[u_t_tiger]
New diving forum
Many on here have attended dive events The North East Diving Equipment Group has held.
http://www.hardhatdivers.org/
I just started a new NEDEG forum here on LJ at http://community.livejournal.com/nedeg/profile
Hope to see you there. :-)
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
12:43 am
[u_t_tiger]
View from the water
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It was always great to surface from a dive and see this big smile.
I shall never see it again.
I considered Jim Boyd one of my closest friends. I feel I owe him so much. Now he is gone.
May you rest in peace Jim.
*sobs silently*

I know many folks here know Jim, so I found it appropriate to post this here.

Current Mood: numb
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
1:29 am
[u_t_tiger]
Looks very soothing to me
How'd you like a bedroom like this?

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Current Mood: relaxed
Monday, October 25th, 2010
8:18 pm
[u_t_tiger]
A repost of sorts
These are videos of me doing demonstration dives at the Beneath The Sea dive expo in Secaucus NJ back in March 2007.
I posted some of the videos on Photobucket and linked to them back then. However, some of the files on Photobucket became corrupted and when I tried to re-upload the vids I found that Photobucket videos and LJ no longer play nicely together.
So now they're all on You Tube and I post them here for your viewing pleasure.




More vids behind cutCollapse )

Current Mood: glub
Friday, October 8th, 2010
5:34 pm
[u_t_tiger]
Bizarre diving dream
It's not unusual for me to dream about diving in some form, but last night's dream was not only quite vivid, it was one of the most weird.

(Remember I'd been a forklift mechanic for 25 years)
I was at work and there were 2 forklifts being operated. However, they were being driven down ramps into pits where they were completely underwater. Both lift drivers were in full dive gear and I knew them both. One was wearing some kind of orange suit and helmet, that was nitropup. The other was wearing a black Viking drysuit and AGA mask and stopped for a minute to chat, that was rocketpup.

The gist of it was they had a bunch of large industrial compressed gas cylinders that were to be destroyed, but due to whatever had been in them they had to be destroyed underwater.

I went to the boss and complained as to why I wasn't chosen for the job. He said he didn't think I could do it due to my bad hand. "Hand schmand! I want that job! You know I'm a diver I should have been first pick!" I told him.

So I got the job.
That's when I woke up.

You ever been disappointed it was only a dream?

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
3:00 am
[u_t_tiger]
Swimming with tigers
What the hey??.
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Photobucket

I don't yet know what the story is behind this photo, but I do have one teeny weenie little question………


WHY AM I NOT DOING THIS???

Panoramic shots can be seen here and here.

Current Mood: WANT!
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
12:12 am
[u_t_tiger]
Dive weekend
Ok all you furry divers out there, Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, and that means our Hardhat Dive Rally at Dutch Springs in Pennsylvania.

I know there are other things that take place that weekend but I was wondering who if any may be able to make it and who may not.

Hope to see as many of you as possible there.

Current Mood: excited
Monday, August 17th, 2009
9:55 pm
[u_t_tiger]
This pic will cool off the summer heat
Click here for proof that divers are crazy. (like any of us need proof) ;-)

Q: Why is he crazy, U/T?
A: He's not using a full face mask.

Current Mood: silly
Friday, May 8th, 2009
10:18 am
[u_t_tiger]
AGA
You know how it is when you get a new piece of dive gear.
You can't wait to put it on and try it.

Photobucket

Current Mood: Geared up
Monday, March 2nd, 2009
1:55 pm
[u_t_tiger]
My first You Tube video

Just a little video I shot, holding the camera myself, of me testing out my recently acquired AGA mask in the pool on Saturday.
I found the regulator needs a bit of tweaking.

Current Mood: excited
Friday, February 27th, 2009
3:29 pm
[wolffit]
Turks & Caicos
I'm going on a dive trip to Turks & Caicos this August. There are still a couple of spots left, but the trip will be closing shortly.


Trip Flyer (PDF)

Join us on the beautiful Turks & Caicos Explorer. Price includes food, diving, nitrox, fuel surcharges, port fee and airport transfers. Not included are tips, dinner Friday night, and exit tax. Suites are available on first come, first serve basis; 2 spaces available at $2895, 2 spaces available at $3095, and 1 space available at $3295. Please call Splash Dive Center (703-823-7680) for details.

  • Beautiful boat

  • Gin clear water

  • Food, fun and more!

Training Options

OW, AOW, Fish ID, Coral ID, Nitrox

Costs

Standard: $2895/3095/3295
Without Airfare: n/a
Non-Divers: n/a
Supplemental: n/a

Saturday, January 24th, 2009
3:34 pm
[u_t_tiger]
I want to go diving!
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Yes, horny_oryx I know where to find a (currently frozen over) pool.
My new AGA sits here and taunts me.
Too bad I woke up sick this morning. :-(

Current Mood: horny
2:34 pm
[oryx]
I want to go diving!


I was looking at dive photos today and dug this one up from the last AC. I've got the itch to go diving now.. Maybe u_t_tiger and I can find a swimming pool somewhere and blow some bubbles?

Oryx
Sunday, January 4th, 2009
8:38 pm
[u_t_tiger]
Trial by fire
......or should that be trial by ice?
January in New Jersey
Overnight temps in the teens and twenties. Highs in the mid 30's.
Perfect weather for a dip in the pool.

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To test one's new drysuit.
Happy to say the test was a success.
Test may be repeated next weekend if I have my AGA by then. :-)

Current Mood: satisfied
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
8:47 pm
[u_t_tiger]
New toy
I bought a digital underwater camera yesterday.
Went in the pool today to try it out. As there's not much in the way of scenery in the pool, I tried a few self portraits.
I think this camera is going to work out really well.

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Current Mood: satisfied
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
12:53 pm
[u_t_tiger]
Monday, July 14th, 2008
10:25 pm
[rocketpup]
Jack and Horse
By the request of a certain rubbery horse, here's the two of us:

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