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NorthDiver

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Well here goes the "anonymity"..

1.) Full Name
Lasse Løvhaug

2.) Nickname
Nick...? nope...

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
South of Norway Kristiansand(all american: go find a map...hehe)

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
3 Kilom.

5.) How often do you freedive?
2/week

6.) How often do you spearfish?
2/week

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
None (sadly)

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Enjoy life

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

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Getting in the water, and I am mooving....
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
tusa wetsuit

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

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
omer excalibur 90 speargun/beuchat competition fins

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
picasso sagress gun/picasso black team fins/poseidon drysuit

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Hmmm. New socks/gloves?

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Australia/New Zealand

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Have not done boat dives yet (freediving that is..)

18.) Why do you dive?
Relaxing, exciting, fun, well...:)

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Need money, got to work...

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Just got to improve all skills....

21.) How old are you?
31 ok soon 32....
:head

22.) How did you run into this sport/activity?
Got tired of blowing bubbles as a Padi Divemaster, and thought it looked more relaxing, and easyer to lift the equipment....
 
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crazyfrenchmen

CW = Crazy'n Wet
Oct 17, 2001
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Me myself and i

1.) Full Name
Francois Delisle

2.) Nickname
Who's nick and why should i know is name?
Ok, it's Frank, or Crazyfrenchmen

3.) Birthplace? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Canada, Quebec, Cowansville

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
France, Britanny, Goven

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
90 Km

5.) How often do you freedive?
2-3 times a month, more in summer, less in winter

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Same as above

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Nobody yet, English forum are not very popular in France.

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Dive Dive Dive, get fired, get a job in the tropics, get rich, get drunk, and dive dive dive

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Same as above, get a boat if i can't get a job in the tropic

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Go get some more Spidercrab to make more of that recipe with Cognac and white wine.

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Kid snorkel kit (flipper, mask and snorkel)

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Long blade (Green Escalpez)

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Beuchat 3mm suit

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Mini dive light

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Rob Allen Railgun!!!!!!!

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Red Sea, and it's not like, i'm gona dive there

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Shore dive, more relax

18.) Why do you dive?
Is there anything else when you're sober?

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I like money too much to quit my job and work in the water industry

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Anything usefull in the caribbean.
Art of Sushi .

21.) How old are you?
28 as of today

22.) What language do you speak?
French and English
 
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phatdattie

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Nov 8, 2001
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1.) Full Name
Kyle Hehenberger

2.) Nickname
None

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
St. Petersburg, Florida

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

5.) How often do you freedive?
Couple times a week

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Whenever I get wet

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Nobuddy, Just starting really

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Enjoy the summer, Shoot some fish, Start my masters

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Dive, Shoot, Fish, Surf, Shoot, School, Shoot, Dive

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Dive, shoot some grouper, catch some tarpon

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
I don't really know... some cressi snorkel stuff

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Riffe reel for my Island

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
My Riffe Island

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
It's all been good... at least for awhile

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
A slip tip

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
I'm doing the Keys and the Bahamas, I'd love to dive and shoot the Pacific coast of Mexico

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
You gotta have a boat here unless you want to swim 20 miles to get to deep water

18.) Why do you dive?
What else is there

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
It's dark, but tomorrow is coming

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Gotta go deeper

21.) How old are you?
20
 
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Ender

New Member
May 17, 2002
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1.) Full Name
Wannes De Smedt

2.) Nickname
Ender

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Hometown is Antwerp, Belgium. Currently residing in thailand

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
100meter

5.) How often do you freedive?
Couple times a week

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

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

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
get work as a divemaster, break the 40meter barrier

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
stay close to the ocean

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
no weekends here

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Tusa mask with optical lenses

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
divewatch with chronometer (Aquacraft)

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Scubapro TwinSpeed fins

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Suunto Spyder computer.

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
my own pair of freedive fins

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

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
never done a shoredive

18.) Why do you dive?
because i like it

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I just woke up....gimme a break

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
no new ones...just wanna perfect the ones I have now

21.) How old are you?
22
 
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Mad Max

New Member
May 21, 2002
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OK .... my answers.

1.) Full Name
Markus Wurm
2.) Nickname
Mad Max
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Austria, Vienna
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
about 6 hours to the top of croatia
5.) How often do you freedive?
Every weekend, 3 time training during the week
6.) How often do you spearfish?
never do it before
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
None
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
25m constant weight, 70m dynamic without fins, 100m with fins, 5 min static
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
to achieve my goals
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
constant weight training at Ottenstein
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Mask - mares target
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
wetsuit, from sepa divers
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
mask
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
/
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
fins, cressi sub gara 2000
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
croatia, ibiza,...
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Shore dives
18.) Why do you dive?
i feel better under water
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
it's too late, but I was in the water today doing easy 50m dynamic
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
no limits
21.) How old are you?
21
 
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fishferbrains

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May 30, 2002
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Ok I guess I should do this

1.) Full Name Keith Fischer
2.) Nickname FishFerBrains and I've also been called Sven
3.) Where do you live? Sunnyvale, CA
4.) How far to the closest dive spot? 45 minutes although there are some sleazy bars closer.
5.) How often do you freedive? Not yet! Nada..Zilch!
6.) How often do you spearfish? About every time I scuba dive!
7.) Who have you met on these forums? Longfins/Peter; hopefully soon Sven and Octo
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? Find a new job, take a Performance Freediving course
9.) What's your plans for the next year? Improve freediving skills; buy a house
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? Scuba Saturday and Abalone dive Sunday or Monday
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? Suunto Mosquito (comes with the scuba instructor territory)
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? See 11
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? Small mask light so I'd have BOTH hands free lobster diving in the cement ship at Cortez Banks
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? Would my ex's wedding ring count? :D
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? Fins ..but I have Riffee gun lust
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? Galapagos Islands and back to Palau
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? Boat dives - Nothing like diving the Channel Islands or Cortez banks
18.) Why do you dive? Grew up a water kid
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? I figure I might meet more people if I write something down.
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? Freediving is a good start and then to refine my spearfishing skills

21.) How old are you? <Cough> 39
:wave
 
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GeoFdz

New Member
Jul 8, 2002
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1.) Full Name
George Fernandez
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?
30Min.
5.) How often do you freedive?
Every Weekend (When weather Permits)
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Refer to answer for QUESTION 5
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
NOBODY
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Kepp Spear Fishing and LOBSTER SEASON BABY!!!!!!!
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Buy a BOAT!!!!!
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
SPEAR FISH
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
BODY GLOVE MASK
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
SEAC-SUB ASSO Speargun (Need Reviews!!!)
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
CRESSI FINS
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
That Body Glove MASK, I mentioned
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
New LYCRA SUIT!!
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
CABO, and/or COSTA RICA
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
BOAT DIVES (I do all my diving in S. Florida)
18.) Why do you dive?
I love the excitement and the HUNTING it's great (I LOVE THE OCEAN)
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Wish I could be!!!!
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
What ever comes my way I love to learn new things on every possible ocasion
21.) How old are you?
27
 
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Mad Scientist

New Member
Jun 1, 2002
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My Info

1.) Full Name - Rico Reyes

2.) Nickname - N/A

3.) Where do you live? - Laguna Hills, CA, USA

4.) How far to the closest dive spot? - About 15 minute drive

5.) How often do you freedive? - about 1 or 2 times a week

6.) How often do you spearfish? - perhaps 1 or 2 times a month

7.) Who have you met on these forums? - Nobody (yet)

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? - Leaving for the US Air Force

9.) What's your plans for the next year? - Still in USAF, hopefully somewhere where I can still dive...

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? - Spend time with girlfriend and diving (before work)

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? - Mask and Snorkel and then a wetsuit later.

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

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? - Suunto Mosquito (Perfect freedive tool)

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? - Dacor Panther fins (straps broke in <6 months and are expensive to replace)

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? - Perhaps a freedive specific wetsuit.

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? - I am happy diving anywhere.

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? - Prefer boat, but I mostly shore dive, which is just fine by me.

18.) Why do you dive? - Its relaxing and exciting at the same time... I can't think of anything else that feels the same way...

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? - It's 12:30 AM

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? - Deeper depths, longer times, bigger fish :)

21.) How old are you? - 20 years old
 
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Mar 14, 2002
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Hi guys. :)

1.) Full Name

Jason Salim Williams


2.) Nickname

Mung Bean, Dolphin Boy, Captain.


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

Auckland, New Zealand


4.) How far to the closest dive spot?

45min by car 10min by boat.


5.) How often do you freedive?

Pool twice / week. Sea once every 2 weeks.


6.) How often do you spearfish?

No thanks. I'm a vegetarian. : )


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

A few local lurkers in Auckland. ; )


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

Learn how to swim with my mono and speeeeek dolphin. Try going down as well as along.


9.) What's your plans for the next year?

Dive some where nice and warm.


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

Wed night pool training with John Wright. Early Sunday morn pool session with the lads and ladses. Organise talk with pool managers re. Freedive saftey procedures. The Sunday team and I are doing a rescue course on 21- 22 Aug.


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

Omer Millennium Fins.


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

Waterway #1 LD Mono.


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

Front mounted snorkel. Made some flutterboards with anchors for beach missions. Very nice. Faster than being in the water, lighter than a kayak. Something to put gear on. Can even catch the rip out and surf back in!


14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?

Cressi Minima mask. Not enough vis. ( I even polished out the orange peel in the plastic side pieces ) Not paticularly low volume or good seal on my face. Still use it all the time though.


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

Developing a Freedive / Rec. dive (Spearfishing if you must) hybrid wet suit system with some of the lads from the Sunday team.


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

Any one going some where toasty and clear??


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

Boat dives for easy accsess (there are 52 islands in our gulf). Shore dives for simplisity.


18.) Why do you dive?

It started off as my weekly wind down and is now also another forum for futher connection with my self, my friends and the elements.


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

I actually want to be shareing this with you people right now.


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

Lung packing, sinus flooding, Deep diving.


21.) How old are you?

30




Thanks Christiaan for starting this and every one else for being part of it.

Jas. : )
 
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LaJollaFreedvr

New Member
Aug 10, 2002
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alright im new here on the boards so here goes!

1.) Full Name

Scott Kennedy

2.) Nickname

none


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

La Jolla, San Diego, California


4.) How far to the closest dive spot?

4 min by car


5.) How often do you freedive?

summer: 4-5 days a week, winter less


6.) How often do you spearfish?

almost always when im diving

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

none


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

get either a reel or a breakaway for my gun...start diving past 50 feet

9.) What's your plans for the next year?

dive and hunt more! haha

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

diving scripps pier if the vis gets any better....i was there yesterday and it had the sharkiest vibe ever! with 5 - 10 foot vis too creepy for words to explain


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

mask and snorkel when i was like 6


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

AB Biller 36 special - i love it


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

see above

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?

one of those snorkels with all those fancy valves that always flood


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

reel or a float

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

catalina, baja, or the south pacific (either scuba or free)


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

boat dives for scuba, shore dives for freediving

18.) Why do you dive?

no feeling better than being deep down, surrounded by kelp and blue, and having no tank or air supply...its the gateway to another world


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

cause i just got up from diving yesterday evening

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

go deeper, stay down longer

21.) How old are you?

17 - in 5 days
 
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Murat

Promethian
Jun 21, 2002
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1.) Full Name
Murat Hacimuratlar

2.) Nickname
None

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
North Cyprus, Famagusta

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
1.5km

5.) How often do you freedive?
never tried

6.) How often do you spearfish?
once in a week

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
no one

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
studying for next semester and more spearing of course

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Just wish a succesfull year in university and better dive spots with better equipment

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
i will in holiday in Turkey.

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Technisub Look Mask

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
OMER Mulinelli Reel

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
My Look Mask

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Cressi Clio Fins

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Long Blade Fins

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Florida (Just dreaming:D)

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
No experiance with boat dives.But i like shore dives

18.) Why do you dive?
I like to dive. It`s interesting to see different things.It`s my hobby and i like fish meat too much

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Beacuse i don`t like dive alone and my buddy is too lazy

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Shaolin Kung-Fu :martial

21.) How old are you?
19
 
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Mr Black

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Aug 12, 2002
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1.) Full Name: Tyler Bateau
2.) Nickname: Mr Black
3.) Where do you live? Oshawa Ontario Canada
4.) How far to the closest dive spot? Florida, I guess
5.) How often do you freedive? Haven't yet
6.) How often do you spearfish? Haven't yet
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life) no one
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? School, sports, continue improving my statics
9.) What's your plans for the next year? Continue improving my statics, travelling, camping, school, sports
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? going camping
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? mask
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? mask
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? mask
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? mask
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? fins
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? The Carribean
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? don't know
18.) Why do you dive? it's wonderful being underwater without any complicated gear
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? I'm filling out this questionaire
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? SCUBA diving
21.) How old are you? 13.5
 
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narked

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1.) Full Name: Matthew Simon Brown
2.) Nickname: narked
3.) Where do you live? Oldham, Manchester, United Kingdom
4.) How far to the closest dive spot? Hundred miles or so, Dorothea quarry
5.) How often do you freedive? In the pool once a week, open water havent yet
6.) How often do you spearfish? Not tried it yet
7.) Who have you met on these forums? No one
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? Improve statics, get fit enough to start the navy diver training
9.) What's your plans for the next year? Become a navy diver, and improve my freediving
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? Bugger all
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? Mask
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? Wetsuit
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? Wetsuit
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? Crappy snorkel
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? Speargun
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? Anglesey, done scuba round there and loved it, want to try it without tanks
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? Probably boat, deeper water,
18.) Why do you dive? Just love being in the water, get away from the stress topside
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? My computer disagrees with the water
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? Being able to attract the opposite sex, or if that's asking too much, get to try out no limits
21.) How old are you? 17
 
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SAFishShooter

Waiting for Summer!!!
May 28, 2002
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1.) Full Name
Reinier Herman Botha

2.) Nickname
Boet

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Cape Town, Western Cape, South-Africa

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

5.) How often do you freedive?
Try to go every weekend but the &*)%) Weather.

6.) How often do you spearfish?
If the vis is OK then I do it.

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

Spoke to SASPEARO on the phone once but that was before I knew he was diving.

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Work, get Payed dive.

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Work, get Payed dive. Get payed some more.Hopefully.

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Dive

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

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Neoprene socks

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
CRESSI SUB wetsuit

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Beuccat pneumatic speargun

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Really long flippers

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Durban\Sodwana

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

Shore dives

18.) Why do you dive?

I LOVE it. The challenge

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

I'm at &%)&% work.

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

"How to make enough money to retire and dive all day long and party all night long" That is a skill I admire

21.) How old are you?

22

22.)What job do you do ?
Computer Programmer.
 
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buddha

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Aug 18, 2002
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1.) Full Name
Oscar Macho Real

2.) Nickname
Buddha

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Spain, Bizkaia, Bilbao

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
12 Km.

5.) How often do you freedive?
Try to go every weekend.

6.) How often do you spearfish?
I don´t like it

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

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Work, train a lot... live!!!

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Work, train a lot... live!!!

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Freedive and read a book called "Pranayama... the esence"

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

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Wetsuit

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
CRESSI SUB wetsuit and Gara HF fins

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

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
A Suunto D3

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

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
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18.) Why do you dive?
I LOVE it.

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I'm at the work.

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
No-limits skills

21.) How old are you?
25

22.)What job do you do ?
Webmaster
 

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Wishbone

Wishbone

Paragraph aquanaut
Jan 13, 2002
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1.) Full Name
Ivan Bakardjiev

2.) Nickname
N/A

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

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
500 km. Way too far...

5.) How often do you freedive?
Whenever the job, money and weather allow it.

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Every time I'm freediving

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Noone unfortunately. Would love to sit around the fire with many of the guys here and have a drink after a good hunting day.

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
It's hard to make any plans where I live.

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Do better on the local spearfishing competitions

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Get among the top 10 (15 wouldn't be bad either) on our Nationals. They're scheduled for the next weekend.

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

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Omer Excalibur Carbon 100

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Beuchat Mundial mask

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Beuchat Massimo Cougar knife. Got all rusty after the first dive. Quite amusing!

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
New set of fins - haven't desided yet. Probably Tuna Ice or Imersion Esclapez

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

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Shore dive. Have a problem with sea sickness :duh

18.) Why do you dive?
Never even though about it. My dad used to carry me on his back when spearfishing and leave me on the surface when diving. Back when I was 6. Ever since then I'm diving too. And I hope I'll be able to carry my kid the same way some day...

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Cause I'm writing this! hehe My vacation starts tomorrow! Yeehaw!

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Blue Water Hunting - can't practice that in the Black sea.

21.) How old are you?
28

22.)What job do you do ?
Legal / Foreign investment advisory projects management
 
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sand man

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1.) Full Name NOAM RAZABI
2.) Nickname sand man
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)Koh Taw Thailan
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?ON
5.) How often do you freedive?weekly basis
6.) How often do you spearfish?never try
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)frind
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?teachig diving in Koh Tao
9.) What's your plans for the next year?Do not know
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?diving computer
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?free diving fins
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?low volume mask
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?burma
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?depend
18.) Why do you dive?to feel alive
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?I'am all day in the water
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?go deeper fore longer
21.) How old are you?29
 
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Mattedhead

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A little info on the new guy

1.) Full Name
Matt Head
2.) Nickname
Matty
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Wrightsville Beach, NC USA
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
5 minutes
5.) How often do you freedive?
2-3x per week
6.) How often do you spearfish?
2-3x per week
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
I'm a newbie
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Finish school, go to Fiji Dec/Jan
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Find a job, buy a boat
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Get offshore
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
mask/snorkel
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Riffe Pez Fuerte Fins....lost one of my Cressis
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Hard to say...my Riffe C-2
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
My old snorkel...what a POS
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
New wetsuit...cressi or deep thought
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Gulf Stream, or some of the Gulf coast rigs
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat
18.) Why do you dive?
To learn more about myself
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I'm supposed to be working on my thesis...ok ok the tide is low and the seas are up
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
How to grow gills
21.) How old are you?
25
 
marshallh7

marshallh7

Marshall
Nov 5, 2001
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Interesting reading about poeple that enjoy our sport.

1.) Full Name
Marshall Hill

2.) Nickname
none

3.) Where do you live?
Joplin, Missouri, United States

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
About 5mi to a 200 ft deep lake.

5.) How often do you freedive?
2-3X a month Spring-Summer-Fall. Winter is for pool training.

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Haven't in 25 years.

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

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Work, dive, train and save up to afford the next dive trip with my brothers and son.

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Torn -- always wanted to attain goal of PADI Instructor, started recently with Advanced Open Water, but freediving has my heart. I don't log many scuba dives when all I want to do is freedive. Hope to move nearer th ocean within the next 5 years.

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Freedive and maybe go camping on a lake in Arkansas or Missouri.

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Cressi Mask, fins and snorkel from a scuba mail order catalog my dad bought from when he started scuba diving 30 years ago.

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Sporsub Falco mask and a new dive light.

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
I'm satisfied with all the gear I'm using right now. I'd have better if I could afford it, but I can't -- that's life.

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Pretty satisfied with every piece of gear I've bought.

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Maybe someday, a better set of long-fins or maybe a monofin.

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Bonaire, Caymans, Belize, Honduras, Cozumel, Florida, Southern California, you name it.

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
What's everyone else want to do? I just want to dive.

18.) Why do you dive?
One activity that absorbs you completely. When you're involved in it, you're present. Difficult or impossible to even start thinking of work or problems. Every dive is a meditation. Physically demanding sport that also requires mind control, or you can die. The contradiction: relax, get lost in it, forget about breathing -- remember to get back to the surface to breath. A sport I share with my son.

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Have to come up for air. Got to work.

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Learn 5 min static and get more comfortable at 30m depth.

21.) How old are you?
43
 
alastair

alastair

Blue Member
Aug 30, 2002
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1.) Full Name
Alastair Orchard

2.) Nickname
Al, Paddy

3.) Where do you live?
Nervi, Genova, Italy

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
10m


(that's meters...)

5.) How often do you freedive?
Whenever I get away from work. Sometimes every day, sometimes not for a week or two

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Just starting... The spear bounced off the only fish I shot at so far

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

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Apnea Academy course in a couple of weeks. Then hopefully find a buddy with a boat...

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Next year ?! Never think that far ahead.

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
That's an easier question. I'm off to Sweden to run a 30k race

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Real Freediving gear? Sporasub H.Dassault fins. They're still the only 'long' fins I've tried and I love them.

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Top Sub SuperCaccia 5mm apnea suit

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
See 12.

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Shitty Cressi speargun that was too short. I'm a gadget-guy and I thought small was better :eek:

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Suunto Stinger - tomorrow (485 Euro!!).
Dive boat (just kidding)

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Off to fiji in December :cool:

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
I like to dive to the sea bed rather than an imaginary point. It's therefore most comfortable for me to shore dive. Actually I warm up by swimming slowly out and doing a series of increasingly deep dives as the floor drops away. Anyway, I don't have a boat.

18.) Why do you dive?
I always loved it. As a kid I used to swim more under water than on the surface and I always dreamed of scuba diving (difficult when you're a kid in the U.K.) so I could feel more like a fish. Once I moved to Italy and started diving regularly I realized that with tanks and a semi-dry you lose all the sensations of freedom and serenity that I had in the swimming pool as a kid. Then I discovered freediving and...

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I will be in 20 minutes...:D

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
For me apnea is all about diving. I never even imagined training for static, but reading that you guys can do 4, 5, or 6 minutes has somehow inspired me...

21.) How old are you?
28
 
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