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Guss

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please share your experience

Apnea academy clinic in 2 weeks? ...nice, nice.
Alastair, I have never been in one clinic. There was here in Spain one Apnea academy clinic (4 days long) but it was impossible for me to assist because I’m still recovering from a very hard barotraumas I suffered in august.
would you like to share with us your experiences in this clinic??. I’m hungry of information about how clinics develop and if it is a price worth paid to go to one of this courses (not only money speaking also time, etc.).
Waiting for your news.

Thanks alastair.

Guss.
 
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alastair

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OK, no problem.

I'm attending an information evening next week, where we find out the exact times. Then I'll be able to decide whether to go or not...

Here's the extract from apneamagazine.com :

First they introduce the instructors :

Corsi di apnea a Genova. I corsi organizzati seguono la didattica Apnea Academy e sono seguiti da tre istruttori brevettati:
Luca Bortolus, Istruttore Apnea Academy dal 1996, sommozzatore professionista e componente della squadra di assistenza ai record di Umberto Pelizzari; Luciano Orsini, istruttore Apnea Academy dal 2000, istruttore di apnea e ara F.I.P.S.A.S. da oltre 10 anni; Paolo Acanti, istruttore Apnea Academy e F.I.P.S.A.S. dal 2002, sommozzatore sportivo F.I.P.S.A.S.

Then they describe the course :

I corsi si articolano in 12 lezioni pratiche in piscina, 6 lezioni teoriche in aula con sedute espressamente dedicate alle tecniche mentali di rilassamento, concentrazione e alla ginnastica tubarica. Sono inoltre previste 5 uscite in acque libere al mare. È prevista anche una lezione di tecniche di pesca subacquea tenuta dal campione Silvano Agostini.

12 practical lessons in the pool, 6 theory sessions in a classroom, dedicated to the mental relaxation, concentration and exercises required for apnea. There are 5 open water sessions. There will also be a spearfishing lesson from Champion Silvano Agostini.

I corsi sono rivolti ad apneisti di tutti i livelli, dai principianti, agli appassionati di pesca subacquea che vogliono migliorare le loro prestazioni e agli esperti già in grado di raggiungere profondità impegnative. A fine corso vengono rilasciati brevetti Apnea Academy di 1°, 2°, 3° grado.

It's open to all levels and types of diver, and at the end you get a level 1, 2 or 3 certificate from Apnea Academy.

Al
 
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Nicky

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Ok I'm really crap at computers but would really like to answer the questions, can somebody help me to insert the list of questions without having to write them out again like the people have started to do at the beginning?
Ta
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Nicky

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1.) Full Name
Nicolette Scanlon
2.) Nickname
Nick, Nico, Nicky
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
East Coast of Australia
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
5mins
5.) How often do you freedive?
Not heaps, but I practice when I am spearfishing, and also at my swimming squad training
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Lots is summer/spring. Not so much in winter as I meed a new steamer.
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
None as yet but I have made many friends.
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
I am doing my HSC so I have to comcentrate on that for a while.
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
I am free from the grasps of school! Hopefully I'll work a bit and travel in the time after that when I have some $
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
RELAXING! It is the start of my holidays. Probably dive with my Bro.
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
I mask that I still use, its my favourite.
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
some rig line.
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
my favourite mask
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
booties thatPs that were too big and gave me some cramps
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
my first gun! Or a pair of deep dive fins, or a new steamer, or new knife sheath....
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Anywhere and everywhere! Maybe Lady Musgrove or those beautiful islands off Queensland.
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Either, though I'd like to do some more boat dives.
18.) Why do you dive?
Because I love it and am keen to learn more about the ocean.
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Because I'm at school
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
with diving? Maybe to dive deeper and pushing my limits.
21.) How old are you
16.

P.S. thanks to the man who helped me with this - much appreciated.

Chow :thankyou
 
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TMcKee

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1.) Full Name
Tim McKee

2.) Nickname
Cop-Killa, no really, Snake, wait a minute...I dont have one.

3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
The Greater New Orleans Area, Louisiana

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
Depends on if you want vis or not.

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

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Never been

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

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Dive, dive, dive. Like a submarine.

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
endless diving, maybe attend a free-diving course

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Practice Statics, go visit my dad...

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Picasso Black Team Fins

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

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
gotta say those Black Team Fins

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Im not liking that sporasub mask I purchased

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

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Like to go back to Grand Cayman, or Cozumel.

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Been on both, would prefer a boat

18.) Why do you dive?
Why do I breathe?

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
because I have to work to support my habit.

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
holding my breath past 4 minutes

21.) How old are you?
28 years old
 
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O'Boy

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1.) Full Name
Erik Tocek
2.) Nickname
O'Boy
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Slovakia, Zvolen
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
About 30km to the nearest lake
5.) How often do you freedive?
About 3 times in a week
6.) How often do you spearfish?
I don't like spearfishing
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Nobody, but I'd like to meet Eric Fattah
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Enter some freediving competitions.
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Go to a sea and do some good CW dives.
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Go to pool and try static apnoe personal best
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Scuba fins Technisub Stratos
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
The mask Technisub Falco
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
The mask
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Those scuba fins
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
WaterWay monofin model 1 LD
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
In Adriatic sea
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat dives
18.) Why do you dive?
I like it. I'm interested in the science which covers this sport.
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I came from the water about 10 minutes ago.
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Good monofinning stroke
21.) How old are you?
25

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shaneshac

shaneshac

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Oct 8, 2002
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1.) Full Name
Shane Shacaluga

2.) Nickname
Shaca

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

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
500 metres

5.) How often do you freedive?
see 6

6.) How often do you spearfish?
every other day

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

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Catch an atlantic bluefin tuna

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
see 8

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Spearfish Sat and Sun with friends.

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Cressi rondines when I was 4

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Sporasub Squadra Pro 5.5 suit.

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Creesin Apache 90 Had it 5 years and caught three large sea bass this morning.

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Sporasub sniper 115. See my comments in spearfish section.

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
New muzzle for that sporasub.

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Isla Perejil, (Off Morocco) Yes the one on the news a few months ago.

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

18.) Why do you dive?
I live in a country that is 10 km2 and 90% surrounded by the sea. What else would I do!!!!

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

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Decompress my ears without using hands.

21.) How old are you?
26
 
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orca

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Oct 3, 2002
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1.) Full Name - Anais Horsman
2.) Nickname - Abbie
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
- Canada, BC, Sechelt.
4.) How far to the closest dive spot? -A few feet
5.) How often do you freedive? -Every day if possible
6.) How often do you spearfish? -Never. Well, I caught a big crab for supper once, but he ended up being too endearing and became my pet instead (for a few hours, anyway).
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life) -No one
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? Diving, school...diving, and diving.
9.) What's your plans for the next year? Surviving the cold, the schoolwork and the scheduals until it's summertime and I can be a lazy beachbum :cool:
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? zzz
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? Actually, I don't
have any freediving gear except for a mask and snorkel, I usually just dive under and find the biggest rock I can carry, then sink down a slope until it's time to go and drop the rock.
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? A wetsuit, seeing as I'm in Canada... and it's October.. and it's bloody cold!
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? -In warm water, for the first time :) (Not counting the bathtub)
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? -Shore
18.) Why do you dive? -Because I'm a neurotic fish wannabe
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? -Because it's midnight and I'm going to bed!
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? A
five minute static.
21.) How old are you? 16
 
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Sam

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1.) Full Name - Samantha
2.) Nickname - Sam
3.) Where do you live? - Not far from Edinburgh in Scotland
4.) How far to the closest dive spot? - 30mins
5.) How often do you freedive? - Havent so far...but cant wait to give it a try.
6.) How often do you spearfish? - See above answer
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life) - noone yet, but would be interested in contacting anyone local.
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? Holiday to Turkey on Sunday to try some freediving, then after that who knows!!
9.) What's your plans for the next year? No idea - take one day at a time
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? Seeing parents on Saturday, flying to Turkey on Sunday
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? - Fins
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? - Fins
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? - Mask/Goggles
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? - nothing yet
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? - dont know
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? - anywhere warm and with good viz
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? - both have merits
18.) Why do you dive? - I just love the water
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? - Have to earn money to be able to enjoy diving in my free time
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? - improve on my freediving and scuba skills
21.) How old are you? - 28
 
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Alun

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Oct 5, 2001
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1.) Full Name
Alun George

2.) Nickname
None

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

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
500m to the Irish sea and about 30min drive to the freshwater site near Mount Snowdon where I usually train (110m flooded slate quarry called Dorothea)

5.) How often do you freedive?
usually twice a week, all year round

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Never

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Papa Smurf :king
Ben Gowland :ko
bam bam (Sam Still) :cool:
Crispin :vangry
... maybe a few others

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
To become fitter than I've ever been in my life

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
To be reaching 75-80m next summer in UK waters

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Freediving! (alone on saturday and with bam bam on sunday)

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Cressi Gara2000HF :duh

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Eric Fattah's Fluid Goggles (A-type)

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
either the Fluid Goggles or the range of low profile lead neck weights I've made for myself: 0.5kg, 0.75kg and 1.0kg (ok, I didn't buy those, but they're really good!)

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Toss up between a Cressi Minima and a Dacor Bandit
Acutally I think the Bandit wins :head

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
possibly a long distance Model 2 Waterway or a spare Paradisia noseclip.

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Apart from Dorothea quarry... anywhere that is warmer than 18oC with good visibility - for a change.

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Hardly ever freedived from a boat, so no real preference.

18.) Why do you dive?
Because I simply love being in the water

19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I've just come back from diving!

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Perfect my constant weight technique and wet equalisation - if I ever get a chance to dive in a warm sea

21.) How old are you?
28
 
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Longfins

Well-Known Member
Oct 28, 2001
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1.) Full Name
Peter Satitpunwaycha

2.) Nickname
N/A

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

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
80 miles

5.) How often do you freedive?
2-3 times a month

6.) How often do you spearfish?
Never tried

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Octo, Stu, Icarus Pacific, Kirk Krack, Bill, DSV, Fishferbrain

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Get in better shape.

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Freedive with wild dolphins.

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

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

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Paradisa noseclip to go with my home-made pipe goggles

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Toss up between Suunto D3 and Millenium Comp fins

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Neoprene socks. Can't seem to find any that lasts.

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
No plans right now. Daddy's gotta eat.

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Bahamas, or just someplace warm.

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

18.) Why do you dive?
Because I need a lot of direct experiences.


19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Got a burn wound and don't want to risk infection.

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Be comfortable at 30m, 6:30 static.

21.) How old are you?
35

22.)What job do you do ?
Engineer in the (computer) chip equipment industry
 
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ebusso

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Originally posted by SASpearo
OK .... my answers.

1.) Full Name
Eric A. Bussing
2.) Nickname
ebusso
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
San José, Costa Rica
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
2 hrs.
5.) How often do you freedive?
At least once a month
6.) How often do you spearfish?
At least once a month
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Nobody
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Just graduated as a dentist looking for a practice
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Depend on work
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Leaving for a one week to the Pacific, defenetly freediving, hopefully, some spearfishing if conditions are right.
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Mask, fins...
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
JBL speargun
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Haven't had a chance to really test my gun
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
I have been lucky
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Some good freediving fins
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
On both coasts here, Pacific and Caribbean,
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
I have mainly done shore dives, because of logistics and cost, I don't own a boat, I would love to go in a fishing boat with a guide that knows were to get some nice fish.
18.) Why do you dive?
My dad is a biologist and introduced me to snorkeling since I was a small kid
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I have a 2 year old boy and a 3 months old girl....
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Improve my freediving skills, and locate nice spearfishing sites.
21.) How old are you?
will be 38 in february:D
 
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Sharky

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ok my turn.
1) Phil Owen
2)sharky (because of tatto on my back)
3)UK, Gloucestershire, Gloucester city (It has a dock yard but dont go diving in the water you dont know what you will find)
4) 1 hour by road sea, 3 hours inland
5)never but willing to give it a go
6)never done that ether not much call for it when you get it at ASDA
7)none yet but may do. (when it gets warmer:D )
8)get married and finish wreck dive level
9) do padi rescue training
10)finish off painting the house (missis won't let me out to play)
11)Mask
12)another tank (did my nitrox)
13)computer
14)SMB (bl##dy thing keeps snaging)
15)don't know yet
16)Mauritius oohhh yesss
17)ok with both
18)UK manly but love warmer climes
19)it's cold ,it's wet and it's dark. Its october dam it!
20)PADI rescue
21)feel old 28
 
loopy

loopy

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Go the Aussies

Bring one more on for the Aussies...

1.) Full Name
Brad Drew
2.) Nickname
Loopy
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Jervis Bay Australia - Working in Canberra for 3 years
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
Can dive in Lake Burley Griffin (5 mins walk) but I'm not into raving over 5cm vis.... couple of mins from home
5.) How often do you freedive?
Pool every day, beach every day whenever I'm home (a few weeks a year)
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Whenever I dive :)
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
No one yet
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Get another 6 months of an aero eng degree done...
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Get another 12 months of an aero eng degree done...
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Going home, and I'll be damned if I aint diving :)
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
A pair of Mares Plana Avanti fins... well technically my mum bought them but hey :)
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Omer fins
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Omer fins... they make a HUGE difference :)
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
A set of ankle thingies cause my feet were too small... grew out of them a few weeks later :)
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Toss up between a D3 computer/railgun/underwater camera
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
At home, down in Melbourne, out on the Swains reef with my dad, might get somewhere else in there too... oh I wanna do the unprotected great white dive, that looks impossibly insane
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
I prefer boat dives by far, but do a lot more shore dives... they're both unreal though :)
18.) Why do you dive?
Been diving since I was a wee one, so why stop now? It's the best sport ever though...
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Cause I'm on the net... thought that was obvious? :Þ
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
How to go a little deeper but mostly improve my bottom time
21.) How old are you?
20
 
mishu1984

mishu1984

Halla Waaaaallllaaa
Aug 15, 2002
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1.) Full Name: Meshal Sulaiman
2.) Nickname: Mishu
3.) Where do you live? Kuwait
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
across the street
5.) How often do you freedive?
daily baisis responsabilities permiting
6.) How often do you spearfish?
every time i freedive i take my speargun with me
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
no one
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
dive more, learn how to make sashimi
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
same as this, but add going to university in miami
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
spearfishing and playing basketball
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
a mask
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
a reel for my speargun
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
my Ab Biller speargun
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
dive booties
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
float system
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Bali
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
both are just as good as long as you know how where to do each
18.) Why do you dive?
for the adrenalin rush
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
i have finals tomorow
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
how to perform toninc immobility to a tiger shark
21.) How old are you?
18 as of in nine days (today is Nov-28-2002)
 
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CEngelbrecht

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Oct 31, 2002
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1.) Full Name
Christian Heckmann Engelbrecht
2.) Nickname
Porno Chris (don't ask!)
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Suburbal Copenhagen, Denmark
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
About 20 miles
5.) How often do you freedive?
Twice a week in pool, once-twice a month in sea, depending on season (definently not enough)
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Never, actually (I'm a depth nut)
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
A couple in apnea competitions
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Pool training and occasional open water dives
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
One diving travel, Red Sea maybe
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Nothing diving related
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Mask and snorkel (forgot brand)
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Scubapro Futura 1 mask
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Technisub Sphera mask
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Mares ESA mask
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Either Breier carbon/glas monofin OR smoothskin wetsuit OR Fluid Goggles (whenever finances permit)
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
The Carribean or the Maldives or the Pacific - anywhere blue!!
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat dives
18.) Why do you dive?
To find hope and deliverance (you asked...)
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Education stuff (plus it's the cold season)
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Better fitness (?)
21.) How old are you?
25
 
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PILOT

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Oct 30, 2002
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.) Full Name: Jack Watson
2.) Nickname: "J"
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town) NYC
4.) How far to the closest dive spot? 5 min to the Hudson if your desparate and brave
5.) How often do you freedive? once a month
6.) How often do you spearfish? never
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life) ---
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? take a dive trip
9.) What's your plans for the next year? Same as above
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? pool workout
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? esclapez fins
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? scubapro wetsuit
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? wetsuit
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? hawaii
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? boat
18.) Why do you dive? i don't know, thats what brings me back
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? geographically challenged
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? another language
21.) How old are you? 38
 
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Tom Arnold
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1.) Full Name
Tom Arnold
2.) Nickname
Don't have one I'm afraid - always wanted one though!
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Ipswich, Suffolk, UK
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
No idea - I usually live in Sidmouth in Devon (right on the coast), so when I'm here I only dive in pools.
5.) How often do you freedive?
Twice or three times a week pool training.
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Only during the summer, and even then not very often, as I prefer just diving with no extra equipment.
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
I have met Pekka in Exeter - great bloke!
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Earn a bit more money and head off to road-trip America with my wife Sophie.
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
After our three months in America we will head back to Devon for the summer to do our teacher-training courses (1 month) and then head off to somewhere with clear warm water and some snow for snowboarding (New Zealand hopefully).
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Go back to Southampton where we went to university and visit friends and hopefully play a gig with my band (Latin-dance-funk-jazz-fusion stuff!).
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
My Sporasub fins and Cressi mask.
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
That's it so far!
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
My fins - they are so much better than normal scuba fins!
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Only bought two things and they're both great.
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
A proper freediving wetsuit.
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
In the States - anywhere with clear warm water.
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat dives, as you can access deeper water much quicker.
18.) Why do you dive?
I simply love being underwater. It's so relaxing and peaceful and beautiful.
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
I would be if I could be. I'm going tonight though, to meet with a new freediving buddy in Bury St Edmunds pool.
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
I need to improve my breath-hold (don't we all!) so I can spend longer under.
21.) How old are you?
22.

Interesting stuff you guys - it's always nice to know what makes people tick!
All the best everybody,
Tom.
 
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1.) Full Name
ANTTI ARRAK
2.) Nickname
Paha
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Estonia , town Tartu
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
1km . Its a bassein or pool ....but its do the job
5.) How often do you freedive?
5 times in week
6.) How often do you spearfish?
heh :) we dont have water deeper than 5m and theres you cant see anything
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
noneone
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Stay alive :) eat :)
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
I thing about that
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
I plan a day ahead
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
Usual fish are 10 cm long in here . so how I chatch ?
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
NoOne trust to give me a weapon like that
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?
I'll try to travel somewere warm country to dive
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat dive
18.) Why do you dive?
To prove myself and because nobody else is doing that here
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Im typing . thats why
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
To swim delfin like delfin
21.) How old are you?
25
 
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1. full name-Mustafa H. Agaoglu
2. nick name-yunus
3. I live in Miami, Florida, USA
4. i live minutes away from the closest dive spot
5. Recently i have been diving every weekend
6. Recently i have been hunting every weekend
7. I recently joined this site and i have not met anyone yet(in real life)
8. Plans for the next 6 months- Fall in love, build my medical practice, travel to the islands in the carabean for spear fishing and train.
9. Plans for the next year-Similar to above except I am planning to go back home to Turkey for mom's birthday. I love diving there.
10. I will be diving both on saturday and sunday. Sunday night watch a derby soccer match from Turkey.
11. It was in 1980 in Turkey- A mask- I gave it to my cousin in 1981 when i immigrated to the states.
12. I just bought picasso sombra mask-i love it
13. Probably my mask is the best gear i have ever bought
14. My first mask is probably the worst ever-it was froma pharmacy-I was 9 10 years old at the time.
15. I need to upgrade my wetsuit-it is getting a little nippy- planning to buy a beuchat or a cressi competition 5 mm suit
16. I want to go back to turkey next summer, west coast sounds pretty good and the islands we can definitly do.
17. I like shore dives but i don't mind boat dives at all.
18. I experience a spiritual transformation when i dive. i experience absolute peace and freedom.
19. I will be going to my practice to see patients in two hours.
20. Horse back riding. I think i would like to learn how to horse back ride.
21. I am 33 years old.
 
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