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SASpearo

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Dec 6, 2001
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Hi all,

Since starting to read and participate in these forums, I've met a lot of interesting people. People from all over the world, places a lot of people has not heard of (like the UK??? :D )

How about some more information ? In stead of sharing info with people that pm or email for specifics, why we share info right here? You might actually be sitting in an internet cafe sipping a decaf espresso right next to someone else also prticipating here .....

So how about it? Quote the bit below and fill it out !

1.) Full Name
2.) Nickname
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
5.) How often do you freedive?
6.) How often do you spearfish?
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
18.) Why do you dive?
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
21.) How old are you?

Feel free to add more questions .....

Riaan C
 
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SASpearo

Desk Driver
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OK .... my answers.

1.) Full Name
Christiaan Frederik Coetzee
2.) Nickname
PJ (as in Pajamas)
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
From home - 20km. From work - 2km.
5.) How often do you freedive?
Every weekend
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Once during the week and the whole weekend
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
None (thank goodness :D )
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Dive more, get a boat to dive more, and dive more
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Start a Spearfishing supply shop
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Spearfishing off Bellows rock - in search of Yellowfin Tuna
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Mask - around 15 years ago, for around 1US$
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Grinta longblade fins
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
My new (3 month old) Rob Allen Railgun
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Cheap snorkel with a valve - it broke
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
New wetsuit
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Madagascar - in search of Sailies
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Shore dives
18.) Why do you dive?
I live for the green room. Since my childhood I've done little else but think about it, how to get there, how it would be ....
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I need to work to make enough money to dive more often
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
U/W photography .....
21.) How old are you?
25
 
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andrsn

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Aug 26, 2001
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1.) Full Name
james anderson york
2.) Nickname
andy, elvis
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
us/colorado/westminster
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
not sure, keep going back to fort lauderdale; 3.5hours by plane:D
5.) How often do you freedive?
about once every 2 months
6.) How often do you spearfish?
see question 5
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
aquiles(no choice), sven, octo, scott, lynn, dan hodgins, island sands, m-2, tanya streeter, list keeps growing!
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
pay off my gear :)
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
get keys kraze '03 organized
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
going skiing!
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
tusa liberator mask(lasted 12 years!)
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
omer master competition 116cm
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
cressi gara ld's
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
finis rapid monofin
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
another pair of cressi garas
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
bahamas
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
boat... the reefs begin 3 miles from shore in the keys
18.) Why do you dive?
to feel alive
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
it's snowing and i'm from florida! :D
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
how to hit 50m!
21.) How old are you?
29
 
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Pekka

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Ok this is me..

1.) Full Name
Pekka Tapani Mehtala
2.) Nickname
Pekka
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
UK,Devon, Exeter
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
about half an hour away
5.) How often do you freedive?
as many times as I can during summer and few times in winter
6.) How often do you spearfish?
I don't..not that I wouldn't like it I just have't goten in to it..
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
LOU, I bought my new wetsuit from him, Teppo, and Juha, Tuomo, Jaakko and Misterlizard
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Make it through my coursework and finally dive a little
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Keep studying
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Go to London I guess
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Sporasub hd. radical carbon fins
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Imersion 5,5mm wetsuit and boots
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
see 12..;)
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Well I don't know...yet..
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Speargun perhaps..for next summer
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Maledives India..
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Shore, get into the mood while swimming
18.) Why do you dive?
For the feeling of it and because I can..
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I got my appendix operated...:waterwork :(
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Good diving technique and breathing..to dive deeper
21.) How old are you?
22
 
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thin_air

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1.) Full Name
Vincent Elliot
2.) Nickname
vince
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
waterloo, ontario, canada
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
florida? its cold here
5.) How often do you freedive?
when i go to florida, 1-2year i play uwh weekly
6.) How often do you spearfish?
never have but want to try it
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
no one
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
school and go to florida for spring break, maybe at end of exams to
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
school, mountain bike racing, training, sleep
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
study for exams and finish projects
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
a mask 6 years ago, leaked last year
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
fins mares plana avanti (for scuba dont have any freediving fins yet
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
my snorkle is hot pink he he he (so my mom can see me when i snorkel)
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
crappy mask defogger
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
fins or a wetsuit havent decided
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
the bahamas, anyplace warm
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
shore alot easier
18.) Why do you dive?
because i like to be underwater, and i always have
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
because i got out of school early and i have homework and there is snow on the ground
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
freediving-get a static apnea 5+ minutes
real world- learn to skydive
21.)How old are you?
15
 
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fjohnson

The land of ice and snow
Sep 5, 2001
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1.) Full Name
Frederick Johnson
2.) Nickname
Fred
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
USA, North Dakota..not quite Fargo, next to Minnesota
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
Not bad diving about 80 miles
5.) How often do you freedive?
Summer - almost every weekend - Winter- only on a southern trip or two
6.) How often do you spearfish?
not often
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Jon and Unirdna (Ted) down in wisconsin and others I don't remember (sorry), Kirk Krack and Tom Lightfoot in Vancouver
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
buy a lake cabin
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Bonaire, here I come
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? begin pool training again, party happy new year
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Mask, fins, snorkel, used wetsuit, weight belt.. 25 years ago, back when I took scuba
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
drop line
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
suunto mosquito or the D3, Mares Target mask
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
besides the Ford Pick-up...
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
another good wetsuit
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Bonaire, I'm going
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
I like shore dives.. generally the price is better
18.) Why do you dive?
love the pressure
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
on the 'puter
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
5min breath hold
21.) How old are you?
50 in 2 1/2 months
 
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Erik

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Jan 21, 2001
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1.) Full Name
David Erik Young
2.) Nickname
Stallion!....ok, kidding. El Bomberito really.
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
125 km
5.) How often do you freedive?
In Summer, every weekend or two....in winter- the pool every two or three weeks
6.) How often do you spearfish?
2 times, but will bring the number up this year (loved it)
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Doug (FD48), Peter(Laminar), Tom Lightfoot, Kirk Krack, Eric Fattah.
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Finish college,try out for Team Canada, move to Oman with my wife.
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Dive the Indian Ocean in Muscat, Oman. Oh yeah, GET A JOB!
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Write papers, practice Kriya Yoga, seek enlightenment.
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Tusa Liberator Mask! 12 years, and still kicking....not that I would wear a red framed clear silicone mask anymore.;)
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Omer Abyss CE and Zoom Snorkel(Awesome, thanks Mark.)
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Picasso Hombre 5mm Bio Termic.....or maybe the Sporasub Radical Carbons
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
7mm White's Scuba suit, before I heard of freedive suits.
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Nuclear Submarine! Actually, a 3mm suit at some point.
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Compete in Hawaii at the World's would be nice. I don't care where I dive really.
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Shore dives....unles I had my own boat of course.
18.) Why do you dive?
"Because it's there". I feel better in the water.
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Umm...it's -15C, and it's snowing?
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
I want to be in a place where I can go spearfishing every weekend.
21.) How old are you?
This body is 38, but the spirit..well...ancient ;)
 
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freediver48

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1.) Full Name
Douglas William Morgan
2.) Nickname
Mauer
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Lantzville, Vancouver Is., B.C., Canada
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
Two blocks
5.) How often do you freedive?
Winter, once or twice a week, Summer, almost daily
6.) How often do you spearfish?
I hunt on about one in three days or diving.
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Erik, Mandy-Rae, Kirk, Peter Scott, Eric Fattah.
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
get my boat fixed, new gun, and regs.
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
to have put in a good season of hunting halibut
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
We usually dive on Friday, sometimes I get out on Sunday.
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
A U.S. Divers Mask
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Santa got me a Vyper and I got new OMER Carbon Pros.
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
My 7mm Picasso Commerical wet suit by far, otherwise I'd be cold, as it is a couple of hours of winter diving is ok.
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
An Italian spring gun.
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
new gun.
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
I loved Cuba, but I am drawn to the Caymans
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat dives, the best spots are 1 to 2 miles off the beach, and to me that is a long surface swim.
18.) Why do you dive?
To meet the locals.
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Couldn't find a dive buddy, I suggested a night dive for crabs.
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
How to feel like I have been breathing up for 60 deep full relaxing breaths on my back, while keeping my face in the water.
20.) If you were going to hold a local spearfishing competition what would you call it?
The Nanoose Bay Ling Cod Open.


Feel free to add more questions .....
 
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Stephan Whelan

Papa Smurf
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I've moved this thread to the General Freediving forum as it seems more appropiate there.
 

Crispin

Spearfisherman ;=- --->
Sep 14, 2001
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Ok....

1.) Full Name
Crispin Wright

2.) Nickname
Don''t get any ideas ;)

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
London and Cornwall England UK

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
From London - about 3 hours...From Cornwall - about 3 minutes.

5.) How often do you freedive?
as often as i can...

6.) How often do you spearfish?
more often than freediving ;)

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Stephan Whelan.

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Make money - buy a house, and the BFT experience in October - I will post more details as they are finalised - its gonna be BIG!!!

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
have a great cornish summer - lots of spearing, have more people to stay at the house in Cornwall for good spearing times, then maybe a trip in the late Autumn (see no. 8)

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
See my good lady, watch lord of the rings, wait for my new spearing gear to arrive...

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Cressi Sub 5mm Competition suit

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
New spear and knife...

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Cressi Sub 55 SL Star Pneumatic - "The Desert Eagle"!

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Picasso Twin shot gun - had to be modded seriously to be good....it is v.good now though...

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Floats, large bungees for no. 8 ;)

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
NW Ireland, Ibiza (again) anywhere with friends and good people really (and no "Landlords" = GWS!!!!)

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Shore

18.) Why do you dive?
Because I can!

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I have to make some money

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Bass Stalking like Pete Crawford does it!

21.) How old are you?
the ripe old age of 27 :)
 

Jesper Juul

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1.) Full Name
Jesper Juul Pedersen

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Copenhagen Denmark

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
Very close to where I live. Less than 20 minutes by car.

5.) How often do you freedive?
Very often!
Tuesday: running and pool - static, dynamic, interval training
Wednedsday: pool - underwater rugby
Thursday: running and pool - static, dynamic, interval training
Friday: pool - underwater rugby
Saturday: recreational freediving or constant weight training
Sunday: pool - underwater rugby

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Never, but i do have a gun

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Probably I have meet some of you at ClubMed Ibiza 2001

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Training, training, training...

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
To have a great year with nice freediving

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Snowboarding and drinking 1 (one) beer

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Mask snorkel and fins

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Neoprene socks for winter diving, uw rugby gear.

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Perhaps my Suunto Mosquito or my Mtechnics carbon fins

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Noprene socks that lasted one dive

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
underwater flashligt for safety during constant weight training

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Warm water, high visibility. Red sea?

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Shore dives

18.) Why do you dive?
I can't resist. I'm addicted.

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Constant weight diving to 30 meter without tuching the nose for equalizing.

21.) How old are you?
1975, 26 years


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Abriapnea

New Member
Jan 16, 2002
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1.) Full Name
Abri Retief
2.) Nickname
None
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Sodwana Bay , Zululand currently in Koh Tao , Thailand.
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
100 metres - live 2 metres from the sea
5.) How often do you freedive?
Started training again today - hopefully daily!
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Haven't touched a gun since arriving in Thailand
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
No-one yet.
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Training.
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
MORE training
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Don't have weekends in my job.
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Jack Lugg speargun.
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Omer Tuna Comp fins.
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Beuchat tub-air snorkel
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Aropec "Mickey Mouse" wetsuit in Egypt.
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Polespear
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Mexico.
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat dives - bigger range , escape aggro taxmen.
18.) Why do you dive?
I scuba for a living ; freedive to be alive.
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Got out from training 15 minutes ago.
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
No limits apnea.
21.) How old are you?
39
 

jvoets

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Sep 4, 2001
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1.) Full Name
Jaap Voets
2.) Nickname
Haven't got one
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
the Netherlands - Maarssen
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
5 km
5.) How often do you freedive?
Summertime: 5 times a week, winter time: 2 times a month
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Never. I like fish in the sea, like them on my plate but don't have what it takes to kill them myself
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
No one yet. Hope to see Jorg and Okke in the near future
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Get my AIDA 1* and 2* certifications
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Reach 30 meters CW. Learn to use monofin
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Refereeing basketball games
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Mask & Snorkel
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Monofin
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Suunto Stinger
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
SCUBA wetsuit. 7mm overall with hood attached. There's no vest I can wear on top of it, so too cold for scuba diving after Dec 1st
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Sub-Marine Freedive wetsuit
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Canada, New Zealand & Egypt
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat for Scuba, shore for freediving
18.) Why do you dive?
Cause I'm still in training to be officially adopted by a seal family
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
My computer isn't water proof
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Swimming with monofin
21.) How old are you?
29
 

Hennie

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Here goes!

1.) Full Name
Hennie Potgieter
2.) Nickname
Pottie
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
South Africa, Pretoria
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
85km Bass lake
5.) How often do you freedive?
1 per month constant weight/ 5 X week pool
6.) How often do you spearfish?
every 3rd month (budget )
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
No one yet it's my first day.
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Successfully hosting the SA freedive championships in April.
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
International participation!
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Going to Sun City
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Cressi sub super Occhio mask
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
C4 Falcon fins
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Suunto Stinger
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Omer Millenium mask
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Fin bag
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Red sea
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Please boat dives!
18.) Why do you dive?
I have lost too many brain cells to answer that one.
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
My wife is expecting me to braai tonight.
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Equalizing past 40m
21.) How old are you?
35 years young.
 

fpernett

Well-Known Member
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1.) Full Name
Frank B. Pernett A.

2.) Nickname
Cabezón

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town
Colombia, Bogota

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
120 kms to a cold lake

5.) How often do you freedive?
pool: 2 x week
Lake: 1/3 months
Sea: 2/year (on vacation and everyday)

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Never, I did it but ,don´t like it now

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Diana Restrepo, accidentally

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
To work and study very hard

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
See (8) and go to the world championship

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
I have to work

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
A cavalero mask

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
A 5 mm scubapro wetsuit

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Cressi´s gara 2000 hf fins

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
A tusa imprex mask

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
A pair of fluid goggles

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
I don´t want a speciall place, maybe in my island

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Shore, less expensive and more physical

18.) Why do you dive?
Because I found my soul in the water

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I'm working in a Hospital.

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Dive in a slide
21.) How old are you?
31

Frank Pernett
 

efattah

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Mar 2, 2001
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My info

1.) Full Name: Eric Fattah
2.) Nickname: ---
3.) Where do you live: Vancouver, BC, Canada
4.) How far to the closest dive spot: 40 minutes to the ocean, 15min to lake
5.) How often do you freedive:
Winter: 1/week, Summer 2/week+
6.) How often do you spearfish: Never
7.) Who have you met on these forums: Erik Y.
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months:
Finish this year's freediving research
9.) What's your plans for the next year:
Start the Atlantis Operation
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend: Freediving, keep working on all the freediving devices I'm making
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought:
Mask & Snorkel in 1982.
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought: So many I can't remember.
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought: Finis hybrid chinese blade monofin
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought: Body Glove 6.5mm suit off ebay
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying: I'm making a bunch of devices
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year: Turkey
17.) Which do you prefer: Shore diving
18.) Why do you dive:
The correct question is why would I ever want to be on land, and the answer is that I can't stay warm enough to be in the cold water forever (yet)
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW: I got cold so I had to warm up
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year: 111m constant weight dive in August!
21.) How old are you: 26
 

Sickboy

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1.) Full Name
Terence Loo
2.) Nickname
Terry
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Hong Kong
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
30 min car then 30 min boat
5.) How often do you freedive?
Never in the winter, almost every weekend in the summer
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Not any more
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
no one yet
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Do a freediving course in Thailand and get my Scuba Dive master there
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Freedive more over the summer and get out to the Spratley pinacles 2hrs from HK
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Rest, mayby try to do a static PB
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Mask & fins (8 yrs old)
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Sporasub 3.5mm socks
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Suunto Mosquito
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
none
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
lower volume mask
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Likely: Pedro Blanco (see 9.) and the Simalans. Less likely: Palau
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
boat; nothing to see from shore in HK. Exception: Sipadan (600m drop 10m from the beach)
18.) Why do you dive?
it makes me feel special
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
at work (until next thurs!!) and it's cold
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
hands free equalising, reduce heart rate
21.) How old are you?
25
 

dunnd

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a SA diver in the UK

1.) Full Name
Daniel J Dunn

2.) Nickname
Trici2

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town
Windsor,UK (Holiday times..Witsand South Africa)

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
Spain?

5.) How often do you freedive?
pool: 2 x week
Sea: every second month

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Pobably about 10 times a year

7.) Who have you met on these forums? So far...nobody

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
To get to SA for a month and do some proper bluewater hunting

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
To become a scuba instructor

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Doing some static dives in the local pool

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
a Cressi Sub mask

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
New Picasso fins

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Picasso suit

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
a Cheap speargun...when I only started diving

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
a New Rubberduck

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Guadalupe

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat dive's so I can get to those hard to find pinnacles

18.) Why do you dive?
It is more challenging than hunting and I like the freedom

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Trying to balance my company's accounts

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
I need to become a better shot and place the spear better
21.) How old are you?
27

DAniel Dunn
 

Cash

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1.) Full Name
Kirez Korgan

2.) Nickname
Cash

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
San Clemente, CA and Phoenix, AZ

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
20 minutes by car, but it's not great diving

5.) How often do you freedive?
I haven't really... but I breathhold and swim deep :) (?)

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Never tried it... would like to

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
nobody

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Navy Diver school in Panama City, FL

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
With respect to diving... progress from uninitiated novice to someone with a little experience and a few clues!

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Philosophy seminar, then returning to CA for some swimming!

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Fins, mask, snorkel

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Comfort inserts for my Force Fins

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
wet suit

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
in the Carribean and Red Seas

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
shore dives

18.) Why do you dive?
i love submersion in water... it's like religion

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
my laptop is not submersible

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Freediving... spearfishing...

21.) How old are you?
28

22.) How dare you post here, you uninvolved newbie!?
I'll be around in the future, so I may as well start getting initiated...
 

jero

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This is me:

1.) Full Name - Alen Grakalic

2.) Nickname - Jero

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town) - Croatia, North Adriatic (Kvarner), Rijeka

4.) How far to the closest dive spot? - 15 minutes by car

5.) How often do you freedive? - in summer time every day, winter few times a month

6.) How often do you spearfish? - I don't

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life) - Laminar & Tom Lightfoot (in Ibiza)

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? - 7 min dry static, 6'30'' wet static, 60+ meters constant

9.) What's your plans for the next year? - same as above + go to hawaii

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? - i guess i'll have to work

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? - fins

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? - some weights

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? - C4 carbon fins

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? - omer millennium mask (it was broken within weeks)

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? - 3mm Top Sub suit

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? - Red sea, Pacific

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? - Both - depends on the sea

18.) Why do you dive? - It started as the most natural thing to do...

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? - I have to work

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? 3D modelling (nothing to do with apnea)

21.) How old are you? 29
 
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