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September 30th 2017
SEASONS START

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Fills up a Home Depot bucket & weighs almost 10 lbs! Coastal divers having a hard time so far. Offshore divers doing better with some doing way better than most. This one is from off of Palos Verdes. Openwater Habitat & a select group of Cats will be featuring on this tonight!

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September 27th 2017
GET IT WHILE IT’S GOOD!

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We made it up for a short surface interval so we could finally post something! Tis the season….light offshore breezes, sunny warm skies, no surf & that makes for stellar conditions!

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April 14th 2017
SOME’S GOOD, MORE’S BETTER & TOO MUCH IS DANGEROUS!

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Filling compressed gas cylinders is a serious matter. The Federal Government says that it’s illegal to fill gas cylinders beyond their rated fill pressures. Injuries at the fill station are common. Gas cylinder filling is a Hazmat situation that requires training for any individual who provides pressurized gas fills. Many divers want a “good fill” but what is a good fill? Divers seem to want their cylinders overpressurized meaning more than the cylinder is rated for. Cylinders are engineered & tested to allow for their maximum fill pressures. When cylinders get taken above their engineered max fill pressure things can go wrong. Cylinders will begin to weaken & potentially they will fail their hydrostatic test. It compromises the bust disc causing the burst disc to get bulged & then the burst disc can let go well below its rated burst pressure & at any given time (even U/W!) Most of our more discerning divers bring their cylinders in to fill well in advance so as to allow us to fill nice & slow, allow for cooling then to top up to the final psi while cooled.

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April 6th 2017
IF IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS!

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imageWe warned you in this post a year ago about miflex hoses. Now DAN (Divers Alert Network) posted a additional issue with these hoses. They allow for polymorphic crystallization corrosion on the inside constricting & potentially blocking the air flow. Cyclical heating & cooling at oil-water interfaces combined with the molecular structure of the internal tube lining promotes crystallization of these materials allowing growth to accumulate over time & that is just what’s happening inside! The external fiber woven sheath acts like a cheese grater. ┬áThe hose sheath fibers collect sand, soils & vegetation. These hoses fray & the plastic sheath fibers stick out & can stab you! What is wrong with rubber? They are stronger, last longer, flex as much & cost less.

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March 8th 2017
P.A.D.I. SOLD….AGAIN!

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New proprietors of the professional Association of Dive Instructors Providence equity partners have been advertising their quick flip available for 1 billion U.S. They sold it for 700 million instead. One of the worlds leading global equity firms specializing in investments in media, communication & information industries. P.E.P acquired PADI in January of last year. Providence Equity has over 85 significant businesses spanning travel, communications & Corporations like Cellular One, Hulu, Univision, Ironman & ITT to name a few. A consortium of family’s concerned about the environment now are the proud new owners.

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October 10th 2016
SEASONS PROGRESS

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Neptunes Robert, Mike & Bill scored this past weekend with some mighty fine large lobsters. These hunters do not waste any part of a Lobster. They eat the carapace meat as well as the tail. Never throw away the “head” of a fresh Lobster, it can be more work but worth all the effort with more flavor in the head than tail & the legs taste like crab legs!

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