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scott

Well-Known Member
Apr 11, 2001
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.) Full Name - Scott Nelson

2.) Nickname - None

3.) Where do you live? - Lake Mary, Florida (near Orlando)

4.) How far to the closest dive spot? - 20 minutes

5.) How often do you freedive? - about once a week

6.) How often do you spearfish? - Never, but would like to try it someday

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life) - cjborgert (Chris), g_atchley (Greg), milanr (this weekend) and jeff.richardson (met before the forums)

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? - Work, freedive on weekends, take a family vacation, take my son on a mission trip to Central America

9.) What's your plans for the next year? - same but take my other son

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? - meeting milanr at Crystal River Springs

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? - snorkelling mask and fins in 1997

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? - a 2mm hooded vest to supplement my shorty - very pleased!

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? - Picasso BT fins are what took me to another level so this would have to be my best purchase (although I have lots of others)

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? - recreational snorkelling fins when replacing the fins in #11 - at that point I was ready for freediving fins

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? - Sproasub Radical Carbon fins

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? - The Florida Keys (have never dove in the ocean/sea where there was depth and visibilitiy)

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? - Both - depends on the easiest access to the Florida springs in which I dive

18.) Why do you dive? - It started out just enjoying the beauty of the Florida springs and wilderness

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? - Work

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? Learning to relax as much at 80+' as I do at 50'

21.) How old are you? 42
 
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Personal Info

1) Full Name:
Deron Verbeck

2)Nick Name:
N/A

3)Where do you live?
Kona, Hawaii. Home of the World Cup 2002!

4)How far is the closest dive spot?
Approx: 90m

5)How often do you freedive?
A few times a week. It varies.

6)How often do you spearfish?
Not very often anymore, but I'm getting a new gun hopefully soon.

7)Who have you met on these forums?
Kirk "the Guru" Krack, Paul "the Wussy Kotik, Bill Graham, and a guy I think from the Netherlands, but I can't remember his name. I sat next to him on the bus is Spain.

8)What's your plan for the next six months? Train for the Aloha State Games, dynamics and statics.

9)What's your plan for the next year? Train for the World Cup then who knows.

10)What's your plans for next weekend?
If it's still flat kill lobsters, if the surf picks up go train on the deep lines.

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

12)What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Suunto Stinger

13)What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Suunto Stinger.

14)Whatr's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Esclepez fins. And they were a gift!

15)What's the next piece of gear you plan on buying?
A House.

16)Where would you like to dive in the next year?
I would like to dive the Caymens. Where am I going to dive? Honaunau.

17)Which do you prefer, boat or shore dives?
Shore, ever gotten sea sick?

18)Why do you dive?
I dive because I think I was born into the wrong body.

19)Why aren't you in the water right now?
My 4 year old hasn't quite figured out the Frenzel technique yet.

20)What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
How to break the 60m barrier.

21)How old are you?
37
 
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Mark Tomkins

The Tunaking
Nov 12, 2001
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1.) Full Name
Mark Tomkins

2.) Nickname
Tunaking

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
5 mins

5.) How often do you freedive?
Weekends

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Once a month

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Kirk Krack, whoever went to Spain

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Taking Kirk's clinic next weekend, get some of the local guys good, go to Kona!

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Work, make money to live, play (fishing, freediving etc)

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Kirk's clinic!

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?
Omer Carbons

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Riffe blue water

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

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

18.) Why do you dive?
Could swim before I could walk - comes/feels natural

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Work (raining so in office)

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Static to 6.30 (present PB 5.40)

21.) How old are you?
37
 
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Octo

DancinLikeNo1isWatching
Apr 17, 2001
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1.) Full Name
Aaron Parker
2.) Nickname
OCTO, UNCLE RANGO, BONEHEAD (DEPENDS ON THE DAY)
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
USA/CALIFORNIA/LOS GATOS
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
15MI
5.) How often do you freedive?
NEVER ENOUGH - 2X A WEEK IN POOL AND WHENEVER I CAN
6.) How often do you spearfish?
NEVER ENOUGH, BUT EVERY TIME I GO NORTH, SOUTH OR WEST
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
LONGFINS, STU, KIRK KRACK, ELLIOT LIGHT AND ANGUS (MY BROTHER)
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
REFRESHER COURSE WITH PERFORMANCEFREEDIVING AND BUST FREE MORE WEEKENDS TO DIVE/BALANCED SOMEHOW WITH MOVING UP IN MY CAREER
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
GET BACK TO WALDO LAKE OREGON AND DIVE THE HIGH ALTITUDE LAKES OF THE SIERRAS THIS SUMMER
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
WORK
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
PLASTIC SNORKLE GEAR PACKAGE (MASK FINS SNORKLE)
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
7MIL PICASSO MIMETICO
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Suunto MOSQUITO
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
SEE ITEM 11.
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
A THIN CHICLE SUIT FOR PERFORMANCE FREEDIVING
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
SEE ITEM 9. AND AT THOSE COOL ISLANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN WITH PEKKA :)
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
YES...DEFINITELY...DIVING - I WOULD DIVE FROM A HIGH CLIFF OR A RUBBER DUCK OR POOL FLOAT IF THOSE WERE THE ONLY OPTIONS
18.) Why do you dive?
SHORT RESPONSE: BECAUSE I AM ABLE TO. THIS IS THE FIRST HIGH-RISK ACTIVITY I HAVE AN APTITUDE FOR.
LONG RESPONSE: THE FEELING OF FALLING THROUGH WATER WITH THE CALM OF MIND COMBINED WITH THE NEED FOR CONSTANT AWARENESS OF SELF AND SURROUNDINGS...TO FEEL THE WAY I FEEL WHEN CLIMBING OUT OF THE WATER AFER HOURS AND THINKING HOW HARD IT IS TO BE BIPEDAL AND WHY CAN'T I JUST BE A FULL-TIME MARINE MAMMAL AND MAN WHAT A DAY OF JUST BEING...BECAUSE I GET TO SHARE THE ABOVE FEELINGS/EXPERIENCES WITH MY BROTHER...BECAUSE MY BROTHER AND I ARE CLOSER THROUGH PURSUING THIS GLORIOUS ACTIVITY...TO BALANCE THE INTENSE CAREER I HAVE CHOSEN AND FATHERHOOD I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH...oh, AND BECAUSE THIS @%$& IS WAY TOO COOL NOT TO BE DOING FOR THE REST OF MY (PLANNING ON) VERY LONG LIFE: ("just park my wheelchair here, I will crawl to the shore...could you help me get these fins on Son and remind me where the good holes are?")!!!
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
PERSONAL CHOICE: DIVE OR WORK, KEEP THE KIDS HAPPY-HEALTHY-WISE, AND ATTEMPTING TO MAKE MY OWN LIFE MORE SECURE THAN IT IS NOW. NOT TO MENTION I AM AT WORK THIS WEEKEND (PROCRASTINATING @ WORK. RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW.)
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
BLUE WATER HUNTING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES
NEW SWIMMING TECHNIQUES FOR CONSTANT WEIGHT W/O FINS
21.) How old are you?
36....I THINK (I LOSE TRACK OFTEN, AGE HAS NEVER BEEN IMPORTANT TO ME)
 
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ickledevil

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Hi all,


1.) Full Name
Joe Bowtell
2.) Nickname
Ickledevil (dont ask)
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
UK, Midlands, Warwickshire, Warwick
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
About 200 miles :(
5.) How often do you freedive?
Hardly ever in Winter, as much as I can in summer (bout once a week/fortnight
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Usually same as above
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
No one yet, comeon UK people drop me a line!
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Get some diving and training in!
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Sort out my life! Dive Dive Dive!
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Fix crappy car with no money
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Rather bright 5mm surfing suit.... oooo dear!
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Picasso carbon gun
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
A buddy (he usually costs at least a pint)
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
The crappy car to get me to the coast
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Better car? (cant afford it!) Mares depth gauge
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Red Sea, UK, New Zealand
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Shore dives, I cant afford a boat either!
18.) Why do you dive?
Im lost without it.
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Gale force 8 winds make it a bit hairy
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
5min static 30m+ and 3min+ dynamic
21.) How old are you?
21



Riaan C
 
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mark9989

New Member
Jan 16, 2002
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1.) Full Name Mark S
2.) Nickname N/A
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Miami, Florida, USA
4.) How far to the closest dive spot? Couple of Miles
5.) How often do you freedive? Twice a week to 10 times a year
6.) How often do you spearfish? Never
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life) No
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Become an advanced freediver, and also get in some
good fishing.
9.) What's your plans for the next year? Fish and dive from Melbourne to Key West
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? Fishing, and Watching Bull Riding
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? Mask, Snorkel, and Rocket fins 1983.
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? Cressi 2000 hf's
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? Cressis 2000 hf
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? Rocket Fins
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? Wet Suit or Spear gun
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? Bahamas
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? Boat dives
18.) Why do you dive? Key West to Melbourne Fl. Mainly off Miami
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? Its dark outside
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? A 70 ft deep 2 minute dive
21.) How old are you? 31
22. Favorite Places you have dived? Cozumel Mexico, Key Largo Florida, Oahu Hawaii, Gennie Springs Florida
 
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clogz

New Member
Aug 30, 2001
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1.) Full Name: Juha Immonen
2.) Nickname: [email protected], otherwise no.
3.) Where do you live?: Helsinki, Finland.
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?: 3km to pool, few more to ocean, 50-> to lakes or excavations.
5.) How often do you freedive?: 2-3x/week on pool, waiting the summertime...
6.) How often do you spearfish?: Never.
7.) Who have you met on these forums?: At least 'akivioja'.
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?: Lot's of training, get over 100m dynamic.
9.) What's your plans for the next year?: Don't know, this year trying to dive -40 - -50m cw.
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?: Meeting friends possibly.
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?: Mask
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?: Swimming cap
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?: Maybe that cap, awesome warming on pool.
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?: I have no such bad gear ;)
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?: Elios tailormade suit.
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?: In deep waters ;)
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?: No experience yet.
18.) Why do you dive?: I love this, check thread on 'training' part.
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?: It's too late to be on pool.
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?: Deep diving with it's all details.
21.) How old are you?: 22 in June.
 
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pim

freediving maniac
Mar 3, 2002
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1.) Full Name
Pim Cornelis Vermeulen

2.) Nickname
Mad Pim :duh

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

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
1-stairway for a 0,8m deep bathtub (nearest lake is a 20minut drive)

5.) How often do you freedive?
to little, but something like 1-2 times (outdoors) and 2 times pool (a week offcourse)

6.) How often do you spearfish?
never

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Jorg, Fred, Jaap and ????? (but know them all before this forum).

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Get back on track in training and have lots of fun with my buddies

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
CW 50m, FI 55m (planned for Egypte in April), VW ?m, ST 6+, DWF 110m and DF 125m (later this year)

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Freediving in a (for me) new lake

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Cressi Gara 2000

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Cressi minima (now I can fill a wall with the masks I have)

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Apnea Xaos 5mm wetsuit

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Nothing

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Nothing I have everything more then double, maybe a new closet to put all things in. Althought there a pair of new C4's are on the way to Holland, but that is not planning to buy, I already payed for them.

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Hawaii (hopefully will do so)

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

18.) Why do you dive?
I don't know, it is an addiction. If I see water I need to jump in it.

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Todat I haven't got a buddy :( but tomorrow we go diving, so for now I have to do with the bathtub.

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Variabel weight (on a sled), and I will do so in Nice with Loic and later in Paxos with MT and Aharon.

21.) How old are you?
34


Greetings and keep breathing,

Pim Vermeulen :D
 
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Neeka

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Mar 10, 2002
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1.) Full Name
Juanita Young-McGarrigle
2.) Nickname
Nika, Neeka, Nytes, Freak
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Kingdom of Bahrain, Manama, Arabian Gulf
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
3 Km away is the ocean, but about 2 hours to deep water by boat
5.) How often do you freedive?
When I dont scuba and in water
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Only twice, cant stand being the instrument of death to a fish
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Erik.. my husband, and Doug, Kirk Krack
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Finish teaching in Bahrain, move to Jakarta with my husband
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Go to Bali and dive as much as possible
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
I have to supervise a carnival at the school with students...
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Sherwood scuba mask
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Suunto Mosquito..(Erik bought it, but since he is a student, I paid for it....hee hee!)
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Suunto Mosquito right now...
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Basic plastic snorkel, the purge fell off
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
New regs for my scuba gear
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Bali, Microindonesia
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat... totally!
18.) Why do you dive?
its better than anything else I have tried
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I need a boat to get to good deep water... and I have to teach little kids daily
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
I would love to learn Trimix diving... again, more of a scuba diver here
21.) How old are you?
30, almost 31

Juanita Young-McGarrigle
 
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mavic

New Member
Mar 11, 2002
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1.) Full Name
Vojteh Mocnik
2.) Nickname
mavic
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Slovenia/Kranj
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
30km
5.) How often do you freedive?
3 weeks/year - mostly in holidays, in winter in 2 m pool 1 per week
6.) How often do you spearfish?
1/year
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
none
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
dive in a pool and then in the see and lake
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
scuba and free diving (Adriatic sea, Read Sea??)
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
none, maybe cycling
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
mask - 35 years ago
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
fins Cressisub gara 2000 ld - 2 months ago
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
fins
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
mask Sherwood
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
shorty 2mm
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Read Sea
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Shore dives
18.) Why do you dive?
I fel very relaxed under the water, can come close to animals, can reach my mental and physical borders
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
working from 7am to 17pm
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
tuned my free diving technique, specially relaxation before a dive
21.) How old are you?
42

Regards and a lot of air to all of you!!

Vojteh
 
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Angus

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Apr 2, 2001
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.) Full Name; Mark Evey
2.) Nickname: Angus
3.) Where do you live? Orem Utah for five more months and then it is back to home in Bend Oregon
4.) How far to the closest dive spot? Training Site at Homestead Crater is 35 minutes. Real diving 1000 miles.
5.) How often do you freedive? Every chance I get which at this point is about once a month.
6.) How often do you spearfish? Haven't has yet but definitely plan to start within the next 18 months
7.) Who have you met on these forums? Octo but I new him before the forums.
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? Finish my doctoral internship and move back to Oregon.
9.) What's your plans for the next year? Finish my dissertation and start paying back my student loans,
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? Work on my dissertation.
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? A face mask and snorkle 40 years ago.
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? Fluid goggles (used pair at discount. Now I am saving for Eric's custom jobs)
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? My 7mm Picasso Wetsuit.
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? My weights
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? Really cool custom flluid goggles.
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? Florida Keys with Anderson, Aguille, and Octo, The Seychelles, Rangora, The great Barrier Reef off Belize when the Mantas and Whale Sharks are about, and just about anyplace with warm clear deep water that is full of life.
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? Either- depends on the reason for diving there.
18.) Why do you dive? It is transcendental and it the last true wilderness left on the planet.
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? Because I am avoiding working on dissertation by writing this instead. It is Saturday morning about 9:30 and I just finished makng a sour cream coffee cake for the family for breakfast and am waiting for Uncle Dave to get back from the store so I can start the Stewed Chicken in the tavas so it will be cooking while a play a round of golf with my son who is here on spring break from college. Then we will the Belizian feast tonight with Stewed Beans and Coconut Rice all heated up with Marie Sharp's Hot Sauce and play some Pedro.
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? I want to take the Performance Freedive Cert. Training. I also want to learn to spearfish.
21.) How old are you? I will be 50 in July.
 
laminar

laminar

Well-Known Member
Aug 13, 2001
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How did I miss this thread....:duh

1.) Full Name - Peter Frederick Scott

2.) Nickname - Pete, Laminar

3.) Where do you live? Vancouver, BC

4.) How far to the closest dive spot? 30min by car.

5.) How often do you freedive? Summer twice a week, winter once

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

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life) -
Vancouver freedivers, Ibiza competitors, Paul Kotik.


8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? - 150m+ dynamic apnea, 65m constant, get trained as a swim coach, publish more short stories and freelance articles.


9.) What's your plans for the next year? - Make a million dollars so I can freedive all day. Start windsurfing again.


10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? Finish packing for my return to Vancouver. Go out on the town (Whitehorse, Yukon)

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? - US Impulse II snorkels (to replace the ones Eric F. lent me and I lost)

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? - Omer 6.5mm suit--still haven't tried it yet.

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

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? - N/A


15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? - I'm going to make custom performance suit for deep diving.

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? -
Vancouver, Turkey

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? -
Shoredives because you can stay in as long as you want.

18.) Why do you dive? - Eric Fattah tricked me into doing it.

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? - It's -28C outside.

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Become a better writer. Long-distance finswimming.


21.) How old are you? 25
 
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Ron Brandt

Active Member
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1.) Full Name
Ron Brandt

2.) Nickname
Ronnie or Captain Ron

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Regina , Saskatchewan, Canada

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
About 1 hour by car to lake , 2 hours by air to ocean

5.) How often do you freedive?
Swimming pool mostly (so far) 1-3 times per week
Cozumel for ocean two years ago

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Never. Actually I just use a mesh bag.I make friends with the
fish.Fish swims into bag.

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
No one yet , but possibly could have met Eric F if I would have
gone to Vancouver this weekend to take a course from Mandy

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Possibly open a small dive shop.Teach scuba. Continue with
my day job. Take a clinic from Kirk Krack. Do IDC Staff.

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Same as question 8

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Practice my dynamic apnea and static breathhold.
Teach scuba

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Mask , snorkel and fins in 1964. I was 8. Still have the mask
and snorkel.Fins were lost in a recient move.

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
New Drysuit(custom,still being made)

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Seiko watch in 1985. Have it on right now. My Cressi
Rondine Pro's bought in 1997.

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Bare neon Orange and Blue 3 mm wetsuit.

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
A pair of Picasso or Cressi fins and/or a monofin.

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

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat for scuba . Shore for freediving. Boats cost too much
freediving should be "free".

18.) Why do you dive?
Relaxation.Takes my mind off the day job and cuts down on
my depression.It's really is a better word down there.

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Pool booked by swim club. We have a blizzard happening
outside.

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Freedive clinic from Kirk Krack. IDC Staff from Mandy C

21.) How old are you?
46

22) How long have you been diving ?
Snorkeling in 1964, freediving since 1993,scuba since 1980.

Feel free to add more questions .....


Ron
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Erik

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Nice to meet you Ron (cyber-meet). So, now that's 5 freedivers that I know of in Alberta and Saskatchewan, total! I've met Ken, who lives 30 minutes from me, and I've talked to the others (JMD. where are you?). I did put on a little clinic for 5 tech divers last year, and 2 of them now own Picasso Black fins, so I guess that's 7.
I am moving to Jakarta in a few months, but maybe we can meet sometime Ron....you could compete in the Nationals, or come out and have fun (or both). Maybe the water will be warmer than 7C by the end of May.
And you can try my mono any time.
Cheers,
Erik Y.
 
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Originally posted by SASpearo
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
Jason Chaumont
2.) Nickname
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
35 miles to boat launch, 40 miles to blue water
5.) How often do you freedive?
June - Sept 3 times a week
6.) How often do you spearfish?
everytime
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
no one
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
train, train dive, dive, dive, Belize, reflect
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
none as of yet
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
none as of yet
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Omer mask
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Gara fins
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
JBL speargun
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Dacor split fins. (how did I let them talk me into it?)
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
float line system
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Hawaii
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat dives
18.) Why do you dive?
the view
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Because im at work
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
prolonged breath hold
21.) How old are you?
31

Feel free to add more questions .....

Riaan C
 
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1.) Full Name
Anthony Wells
2.) Nickname
Nino
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Richmond, Ca
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
40 miles
5.) How often do you freedive?
2 to 5x a month
6.) How often do you spearfish?
everytime
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
James Darr
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Clemente, Catalina.
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Clemente, Catalina, Carribeanet
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Fort Ross
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Cressi Fins
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Rob Allen 130cm, Omer Pelagic Reel
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Still looking!
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
A "custom" scuba suit I use for Freediving.
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
A replacement for my lost stringer
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
St Croix, USVI
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat dives
18.) Why do you dive?
I love the water!
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Cause I work full time and its Tuesday night
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Slowing my heart rate
21.) How old are you?
29
 
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1.) Full Name
Kevin S. Pereira
2.) Nickname
N880DT
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
U.S.A San Jose, California
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
33miles
5.) How often do you freedive?
neverbefore
6.) How often do you spearfish?
once but do I have to be in the water
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
none
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Freedive training
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Quit school and become an abolone diver. lol
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
training
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
none
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
none
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
none
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?
everything(wet suit ,fins ,ect)
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
fiji
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
I dont know
18.) Why do you dive?
not enought time to tell.no words to explain it.
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
just came from school
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
everything
21.) How old are you?
13 1/2
 
Erik

Erik

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Originally posted by Kevin88
21.) How old are you?
13 1/2

Oh...13 and a HALF! Man, I can barely remember when I used to say that!
Welcome Kev. Nice people at DBlue; freaks and whiners don't last long here, and if you're interested in this stuff, then this is the best place on the planet to look (except in the water).
Warmly,
Erik Y.
 
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OH yes I love this place The people are great!And I am very interested and love freediving and spearfishing, so this is the best place on the web I know.:)
 
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1.) Full Name Mark Griffith
2.) Nickname Griff, spark
3.) Where do you live? (South Africa, Kwa Zulu Natal, Durban)
4.) How far to the closest dive spot? Ansteys, 12km drive, 2km as crow flies
5.) How often do you freedive? every weekend, if the viz isnt crap
6.) How often do you spearfish? a. do you mean spear fish, or
b. dive with the intention of spearing fish.
a. far too seldom to mention
b. all the time
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life) Duncan, SASpearo
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? Get more big fish
9.) What's your plans for the next year? finish my masters, and have fun doing it.
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? drive boat for scoobie doos
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? cressi mask or cray gloves, not too sure which came first
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? RA Boingie
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? Lizzard two piece suit. (My RA was a gift ;))
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? beuchat comp fins. 2nd set of footpockets splitting in less than 2 years.
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? new fins :waterwork
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? Aliwal Shoal Sodwana, Mozambique, wild coast, cape.
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? Boat dives. Lower tax rate
18.) Why do you dive? to get to a deeper level
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? Marking test scripts
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? 40m constant ballast
21.) How old are you? 22
 
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