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#31 georoc01

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:36 PM

This is something at least I feel I have the bare minimum for, and would really need to build up for doing some pre trip dives, doing some tech drills prior to going out on the boat.

But how many dive boats have you been on that have their own chamber on board?

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:06 PM

Yup, just read that also. Seems like maybe the surrounding Marshal Islands land based diving might not be so tech though. How do you read it George.

George when you say serious tech trip 'splain me! Is it something SD can do or just a small subset of SD?


Meaning you need to be tech certified..

1.A Qualification rated to 50mts depth issued by a recognised dive training agency
2.Advanced nitrox qualification to use mixes up to 100% oxygen issued by a recognised dive training agency

So that would be a small subset, IMHO..

http://www.indiestra...i-atoll-diving/



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:32 PM

Yup, just read that also. Seems like maybe the surrounding Marshal Islands land based diving might not be so tech though. How do you read it George.

George when you say serious tech trip 'splain me! Is it something SD can do or just a small subset of SD?


Meaning you need to be tech certified..

1.A Qualification rated to 50mts depth issued by a recognised dive training agency
2.Advanced nitrox qualification to use mixes up to 100% oxygen issued by a recognised dive training agency

So that would be a small subset, IMHO..

http://www.indiestra...i-atoll-diving/


That's true, along with the surfing trips. But I would think if you going to travel there, you would want to do the bikini islands. I'd think that places like Fiji or Wakatobi would be a better alternative as a non tech related trip for those type of $$$.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

The Bikini Atoll diving charter lists the minimum equipment and qualification requirements. It is quite specific. For example, the hangar of the USS Saratoga is at 130 FSW. If you want to enjoy your dive, you'll need the tech gear and training.

The good news is, you get lots of practice at Truk Lagoon before doing Bikini Atoll. You also have the time to put another dollar in.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:34 AM

Here are ships sunk at Bikini Atoll:
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USS Saratoga(888 feet)Posted Image

HIJMS Nagato (703 feet)
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USS Arkansas (562 feet)
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USS Pilotfish(312 feet)
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USS Apogon (311 feet)
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USS Lamson(334 feet)
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USS Anderson(348 feet)
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USS Carlisle(426 feet)
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USS Gilliam (426 feet)
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HIJMS Sakawa (550 feet)
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

Thanks for the great pictures Lephenix! Posted Image

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:33 AM

Solomon Islands ?
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:07 AM

In no particular order -

Bikini Atoll, Wakatobi, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea

Canary Islands Tenerife (main island of the group)

Coiba National Park (west coast of Panama)

South Africa & white tip shark diving

Might return to Isla Cocos if the price is good.

So many places to go...............

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:39 AM

Still getting my head wrapped around the next 24 months! Posted Image

That said, off the top of my head, I would still say Cocos is #1 for me. Would go to Capetown to dive with the Great Whites. Been to False Bay & Seal Island 3 times & never got wet & am overdue to return to SA. Would also throw in the Maldives (though I know you were just there). Socorro.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:46 PM

In no particular order -

Bikini Atoll, Wakatobi, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea

Canary Islands – Tenerife (main island of the group
Coiba National Park (west coast of Panama)

So many places to go...............

LET'S DIVE!

Still getting my head wrapped around the next 24 months! Posted Image

That said, off the top of my head, I would still say Cocos is #1 for me. Would go to Capetown to dive with the Great Whites. Would also throw in the Maldives & Socorro.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:10 PM

We should hurry and dive the USS Saratoga before it collapses too much.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:38 PM

Thank you all...great input and YES I'll be locking in 2016 very soon so you can all plan!

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:56 PM

Always wanted to go to Maldives. Why do I always want the expensive airfares?

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:55 AM

Always wanted to go to Maldives. Why do I always want the expensive airfares?



Same reason I do...the corals & fish are always prettier on the other side of the ocean! ;)

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:03 AM

Always wanted to go to Maldives. Why do I always want the expensive airfares?



Same reason I do...the corals & fish are always prettier on the other side of the ocean! ;)/>

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