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Macker

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1.) Full Name - Keith McDonnell
2.) Nickname - Macker
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town) Waterford, Ireland
4.) How far to the closest dive spot? 3 miles
5.) How often do you freedive? twice a month
6.) How often do you spearfish? once in Spain with my cousin who lives by the Costa del sol
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life) nobody
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? hibernate till the winter is finished doing its thing
9.) What's your plans for the next year? buy a new Turbo car and go drag racing with it :-D
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? spend quality time with my girlfriend, as i work nites and get very little time with her ;-(
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? Fins (flippers)
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? nose plug (hehehe)
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? Mares mask
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? dunno
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? new snorkel
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? Spain
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? shore
18.) Why do you dive? i like peacefull places (when im not doing over 110mph in my car Vvrrroooommm)
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? cos its 7am and i work nites lol
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? deeper dives, relaxing more
21.) How old are you? 25
 
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eshowe_boy

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1.) Full Name
Ed Petersen

2.) Nickname
Ed
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Encinitas, Ca, USA - Ex South African who misses warm water.

4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
1 mile

5.) How often do you freedive?
Summer - at least twice a week, Winter - twice a month

6.) How often do you spearfish?
See 5 above

7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
None yet. Would like tyo meet some SoCal divers.

8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Get my gear sorted. Build new gun. Find a local heated pool for some apnea training.

9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Go deeper, longer more often.

10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Try out my new 2 man sea kayak I got for Christmas

11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
My Dad was a navey diver so he was rigged. I bought long Cressi fins 15 years ago.

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
See 10

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Old RA gun - before the rail became standard - I still use it.

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Sh_ty wetsuits, stupid snorkels and many other gimmicks

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
I would love a custom fit 5mm camo suit. Can't believe the prices in the US. I might have to find something in good old SA.

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
For old time sake - Aliwal, North Mozambique would be killer

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boats if I can afford it.

18.) Why do you dive?
Uhhm - I don't understand the question? Why do you breath!

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

20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Hunting White Seabass successfully - It is the holy grail in CA

21.) How old are you?
33
 
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McCoy

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1.) Full Name: Matt McCoy
2.) Nickname: Matt
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
USA Arlington, Ohio (NW Ohio)
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?: 25 miles
5.) How often do you freedive?: From May - October twice a
week. I would in the winter but my dive buddies are
scared of the cold water.
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Never
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Divemama and Mike Kellenbarger
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Train to be a better freediver
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Same as above
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
Put in a new kitchen counter top
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
O'neil shorty wet suit
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Sporasub raptor dive computer
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Waterway monofin MD1 med stiff
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Some cheap snorkling mask
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Fluid goggles and a nose clip
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Anywhere in the ocean that is warm and clear
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Only have dove in stone quarries so I'd have to say shore
18.) Why do you dive?
It's one of the only few exciting things to do in NW Ohio
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
It's 11:00 pm and the quarries won't let me dive
at night with out a buddy or a light
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Improve the mono stroke
21.) How old are you?
29
 
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Ben Gowland

Ben Gowland

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About time I did this

Name: Ben Gowland

Nicknames: Loads of them, half are bad

Domicile: Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

How far from sea: about 0.5 miles away, but it is crap

How often do you dive: Between 1 a month in the winter, and up to 7 times a week in summer. However, I am in the pool several nights a week playing UW Hockey.

How often do you spearfish: I spearfish whenever I think there is a remote chance that I might catch something. I am proved wrong continuously.

Who on DB have you met: Alun (Alun George), Bam bam (sam still), Crispin (uncle crispers), Eric Fattah, DSV (Deron Verbeck), and a few others I think...

Plans for the next 6 months: Successfully move house

Plans for the next year: ditto

What are you doing this weekend: Going hiking

First bit of kit you bought: A Cressi Oceanic Mask

Last bit of kit: Waterway Model 1 LD (probably? - haven't bought kit in a while)

Best bit of kit: Probably a Cressi Superocchio - can't beat them

Worst bit of kit: I hate technisub spheras

Next bit of kit: No plans to buy anything since my wife won't let me, and I only get depressed when I think about all the new toys I could have!

Diving aims for the year: I would like to ensure that I do some good diving in Wales with Alun this year

Boat or shore dive: Prefer Boat dives - only when sea is flat - getting lazy in my old age

Why do yo dive: for fun

Where are you now: I am at work - not fair

Aim to improve: To improve my ear clearing techniques - to do mouthfill well and to do BTV

Age: 26
 
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MANTA99

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1.) Full Name
Daniel Martin Haneveer
2.) Nickname
Dan
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Australia/Tasmania/Ulverstone
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
Probably at the end of my Street
5.) How often do you freedive?
I'm just getting back into it, I havn't been in about a year
6.) How often do you spearfish?
I occasionally use a handspear
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
No One
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Get my static PB back up to 5min, It's dropped to 3min
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
Not really sure
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
I'm going on holiday, hopefully get in some diving at a beutiful place on the east coast called Coles Bay
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
A mask
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
Knife
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Hood, it gets so cold down here
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Nose clip
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
A new rubber, clips for my fins, a new pair of gloves
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Frecient National Park
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Evenly, I like the personal satisfaction with diving as deep as I can
18.) Why do you dive?
The above reason, I think I have potential and I really want to reach the top of it
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
It's 12:45 in the morning, a little dark and cold I would imagine
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
I would like to understand the gas laws so that I know exactly what my body is going through, basically physioligy (sp?) more than anything
21.) How old are you?
18
 
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zipy

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Nov 19, 2002
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1)Full name
Jure Pirc
2)Nickname:
jurc ,žaba(froggy--not sure about spelling),Zipy...
3) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Slovenia, Ljubljana
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
About 130km.
5.) How often do you freedive?
As often as I can (depends on a season)
6.) How often do you spearfish?
I don't.
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
Nobody jet.
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
Get to (at least) 30m in CW, and inprove my static.
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
I plan to develop my mental abilitys
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
New PB in static.
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
mask and 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
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
First mask
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
Wet suit
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Red sea
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Shore dives
18.) Why do you dive?
Cause I am afraid of drowning :duh
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
Cause i am working :waterwork
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
Equalisation at depth hands free (i can only do it till 15m)
Diveing tehnik without fins
21.) How old are you?
21
 
matthieu

matthieu

Monofin Addict
Nov 8, 2001
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1) Full Name
Matthieu Girardin
2.) Nickname
mad psaras
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Paris, France
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
3 hours by car but pool is 5 minutes
5.) How often do you freedive?
2 - 4 times a week pool training.
6.) How often do you spearfish?
Only during the summer
7.) Who have you met on these forums? no one
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
earn money to go to "La Reunion" Island , nice place for DH mtb and freediving
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
earn more money to fly in tropical islands
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
mountain biking for the fist time in 2003
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
sporasub long fins
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
breier monofin
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
Valentin gun
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
Sporasub reel
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
new monofinswimming suit (suit built with arms above your head)
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
Alonissos, greece
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
Boat dives but don't have boat
18.) Why do you dive?
I am a natural born fish killer and that's the only sport I am gifted
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
because the pool isn't open ( or maybe i am lazy)
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
I need to improve my monofin skills
21.) How old are you?
25
 
Skindiver

Skindiver

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A Time to die...

Hey SASPearo...

We love you and realise that you do this moderating for the love of it, but i think its time for this sticky thread to go.
If someone posts it will move up for a moment, just long enough for those that want to view it to see it before it dies again. A year top of the pops is enough already..

I'm tired of it really.

Skin.
( death to sticky threads!!!! )
 
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Jay Styron

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So tell us how you really feel, Skin.:duh
 
freddytunafish

freddytunafish

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Feb 26, 2003
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1.) Full Name
Fred Tuna
2.) Nickname
Freddy Tunafish, Horse, Elephant
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town)
Canarsie, USA
4.) How far to the closest dive spot?
couple miles
5.) How often do you freedive?
not often
6.) How often do you spearfish?
not often
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life)
no one
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months?
increase static time
9.) What's your plans for the next year?
increase static time
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend?
increase static time
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought?
no gear
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought?
no gear
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought?
I use a hose in water for a poor mans power-lung
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought?
no gear
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying?
no gear
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year?
the housatonic
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives?
shore
18.) Why do you dive?
increase static
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW?
it is 4 am
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year?
increase static
21.) How old are you?
16
 
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Skindiver

Skindiver

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Sure you do ..

And i suppose you find the information supplied by the previous poster usefull to you ...?
 
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SASpearo

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Originally posted by freddytunafish

no gear
I use a hose in water for a poor mans power-lung
increase static
How old are you?
16

Mmmmm ......

Ja well no fine. Somehow I don't think a hose in water (even if it is for a poor man's strong lungs) is gonna do the static on this channel any good .....
 
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freddytunafish

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Try it. Get a 5-10 ft long water hose and put it in water. It isnt as easy as it sounds.
 
iceselkie

iceselkie

where did the summer go?
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..dang can't do any better than that one! LOL :D Well, gotta introduce myself, been lurking long enough..


1.) Full Name Brianna
2.) Nickname Bri
3.) Where do you live? (Country, Province/State, City/Town) Regina, SK, Canada (2006) Kamloops, BC
4.) How far to the closest dive spot? Lawson pool? (2006) An hour or so to the Shuswap
5.) How often do you freedive?I swim at the Lawson (2006) every weekend, sometimes more
6.) How often do you spearfish?Never (2006) It depends where I am, but I take my speargun when I go freediving JIC
7.) Who have you met on these forums? (In 'real' life) Ron Brandt (2006) Erik Y, Feign, Eric Fattah, TylerZ, Laminar, Fondueset, BarbieGuitars, JimDoe2U, JPPlay
8.) What's your plans for the next 6 months? Make contacts (2006) train/dive more/deeper
9.) What's your plans for the next year? Travel
10.) What's your plans for the next weekend? Visit family
11.) What's the first piece of gear you've bought? Snorkle set
12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? wetsuit
13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? Seriously, my Nike 100% polyester WaterPolo swimsuit, it never dies!
14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? snorkles, i hate em
15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? Monofin, good noseclip (2006) bought the monofin, need a softer one now. never did get the noseclip. maybe some doc's proplugs
16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? Somewhere warmer (2006) Campbell river, the coast more, Telegraph again!
17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? I'll take anything
18.) Why do you dive? To be underwater
19.) Why aren't you in the water RIGHT NOW? Good question.
20.) What new skill would you like to learn in the next year? Hands free equalization VTO
21.) How old are you? 27 (2006) 30

** thought i'd update this little time capsule. :)
 
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Alimar7

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1.) Full Name Alistair Marr

2.) Nickname Ali, and i wont go into the other ones

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

4.) How far to the closest dive spot? The north sea(lucky me)

5.) How often do you freedive? In the sea only during summer, in the pool most weeks

6.) How often do you spearfish? I prefer the rod and reel set up

7.) Who have you met on these forums? No one, cant find anyone in scotland

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

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

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

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

12.) What's the last piece of gear you've bought? VR3 computer

13.) What's the best piece of gear you've bought? VR3 computer, the games are addictive

14.) What's the worst piece of gear you've bought? Scubapro Regulator, their all crap

15.) What's the next piece of gear you're planning on buying? A new dry suit, In scotland u need it

16.) Where would you like to dive in the next year? Europa, but i dont tihnk it will happen

17.) Which do you prefer: Boat dives / Shore dives? Boat, with out a doubt

18.) Why do you dive? do u need a reason

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

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

21.) How old are you? 20
 
Murat

Murat

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Re: Murat

Originally posted by Cingene
Turkce konusurun?

If you mean can you speak Turkýsh, yes i can.;)
 
FreeFloat

FreeFloat

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Jun 5, 2003
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1.) Larissa Reise
2.) FreeFloat. Actually, I don't have any other nicknames, except this handle. I use it on Scubaboard.com as well.
3.) Kingston, Ontario, Canada
4.) Mmmmmm, 2 blocks to the water, about 2km/1.2 mi. to the nearest wreck. :D
5.) Freedive as often as I can.
6.) Never tried spearing. I believe it's illegal in this province. Besides I'd rather just chase fish around for fun.
7.) Don't know that I've met anyone in 'real' life from this forum
8.) In the next 6 months - that would be after winter's over - I hope to double my PB depth.
9.) Plans for the next year include purchasing some better gear. (read: 'real' freediving gear)
10.) Plans for next weekend - get wet! The weather's suppoed to be nicer than it was this last weekend. Even if it's still getting colder.
11.) First piece of gear I've bought - waaaaaaaay back when - mask/snorkel/fins set (I was a kid)
12.) Latest piece of gear - a hood and gloves.
13.) Best piece of gear - so far - has been the Cressi-sub fins I bought to use for my Basic OW course as well as 'messing around' in the water. (I call them my 'crossover' fins since they're multi-purpose, from my point of view)
14.) Worst piece of gear I've bought - department store snorkel with purge valve, etc. All the bells and whistles - I swear the thing would up and do the dishes too if I asked. Ugly, huge, heavy, and uncomfortable.
15.) Next piece of gear on my list - either proper freedive fins or a low-volume mask (I found a 'perfect fit'!!!!! )
16.) Where I'd like to dive in the next year - we have loads of wrecks in the area but a lot of them are beyond my depth range at this time. Someday I hope to surprise the stuffing out of some scuba divers on one of the wrecks...........preferably one with some depth to it.......
17.) Boat or shore dives? At the moment shore dives, unless I can sweet talk my way onto someone's boat. Especially since the shore dives tend to be more in my range than the depths of the wrecks that they take boats out to.
18.) Why do I dive? For the feeling of freedom - nobody can tell me I'm "doing something wrong" for a change. Although I'm certainly no hotshot swimmer, give me my fins and watch my comfort level soar.
19.) Why I'm not in the water right now? Work tends to interfere with it, plus, now that it's getting to be autumn, the water temps here are just plummeting.
20.) New skill for me - I'm hoping to teach myself the Frenzel maneuver. It will help with my descents. I also aim to double my PB max apnea time, which believe me isn't all that great right now.
21.) I'm 27. (oh so old....)
 
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w3ac

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1. Bradley Watanabe
2. W3AC (on this forum), Brad, Coach, Habuts (locals will know what it means).
3. Hilo, HI. USA
4. About a half mile to the trail, then another 5 minutes walk down. Also my favorite surf break.
5. Freedive 3-4 times a month right now.
6. 99% of the time in the ocean, whenever I am at a pool.
7. Bill, Deron, Brett (not sure if he is no the forum) at the safety diver training for the Pacific Cup. Gitano (lived with me for a while), Adam, and Kip.
8. Wrestling season just started, ends in ealry March. Dive or hunt on Sunday's after church.
9. Buy more spearfishing and hunting stuff.
10. Next weekend: Come home from camping on Friday (we leave Wednesday morning at 4 AM), take my dad pole fishing, go to church, myabe do a dive or hunt Sunday afternoon.
11. First piece of gear: Mask.
12. Latest piece of gear: new three prong head for my pole spear.
13. Best piece of gear: 55 inch Darryl Wong speargun.
14. Worst piece of gear: Power lung (waste of a $100)
15. Can't decide yet: custom Elios suit, hybrid fins blades from Special fin, euro gun with an OMER 50 reel. I'll cross that bridge when I get there.
16. Northern coast of the island. Niihau.
17. Blue water definitely boat (yes we do swim out on occasion), on the reef I would rather shore dive. I tend to get sea sick really easily.
18. Why do I dive? The challenge, the beauty of God's creation, all those delicious fish, love of the ocean, can't really put a finger on it.
19. Why am I not in the water? Cause I'm goofing off on my work computer!
20. New skill: trying to learn no hands equalization, increase my bottom time.
21. Age: 26

Brad
 
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