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"scuba diving" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have
"On it. It creates a prisoner attic affect. And you're seeing these rainbow colors denouncing in front of your eyes. It's like you're on drugs but you're not you're is you're you're living in your experiencing life and it's thrilling. It's absolutely thrilling. kona hawaii is a replaced. Do this so. I do have a blackwater diving episode on kona hawaii with a famous blackwater Dive authored jeff Lisin listen to that episode. It's amazing. I did a solo episode on black diving florida as is a very different experience in co neither actually hanging on to a twitter heather than to your tether to the boat. It's very easy dive. In that sense you will. The boat is right there. You go with the boat however off the coast of florida. How they do block or diving. There is very different and you go on a drift dive at night and you're just drifting through the water. You're not tethered to anything and you do that. For ninety minutes. you're just drifting and we drifted six miles on that trip rich drifting at night without seeing anything below you is pretty incredible so listen to the drift diving blackwater episode as well highly recommend some other diving episodes if you're diving enthusiasts is diving between the tectonic plates and iceland you do need a dry suit certification for that also if you're interested in going sonoda diving in mexico and beautiful caverns and with these light rays coming in and there's this amazing view in front of you it's ogle i interviewed the guy. Aiden dink for that episode. So send not as are on your list like down into loom not area near playa del carmen. Listen to the episode. So lots of lots of diving on this podcast. I light to weave in diving episodes throughout. There's much more Will lease get you started and thanks again for listening and thank you for your support..
"scuba diving" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have
"B do have to show that see card that certification card. So i just encourage you. If you are intrigued about diving to just just do it. Go go sign up. If this is something that interests you go try it out and maybe just maybe it will change your life. Thank you so much for listening to experiences that you should have podcast if you are interested in picking a future dive destination. Maybe you've been inspired to learn how to dive. Or maybe you are a diver yourself. I would love to give you some recommendations. I love diving in kona wii and after you've done your checkout dives you can actually do one of the top nine dives in the world like diving with manta rays at night definitely. Check that out. Put that on your list. It's a great beginner night. Dive in is actually episode number. One of this podcast from four years ago. Also final note. This podcast actually began on a dive trip. In the galapagos in there is an episode on diving the galapagos. Definitely listen to that. If you are interested when schooling hammer heads or moolah or marine guavas listened to that episode. Now if you are an adventure seeker. Which many of my listeners are if you are listening to this podcast. We are experienced seekers. We loved venture. We love trying new things and if you are a diver and you're willing to get some dives under your belt then look into something called black water diving. I have two episodes on this one in kona and one in florida. Now if you don't know about blackwater diving is the coolest dive i've ever done in. It's one of my favorite dives. I've maybe done. I don't know maybe now close to twenty blackwater dives over the years and it's where you go out at night is not your typical night. I because you're not diving on a reef you're going to wear is extremely deep below you. Sometimes thousands of feet below you deep be. You're not going down that far. You're just going down ten twenty thirty forty fifty feet somewhere in there. Depending what what you're seeing and then you turn on your light and then you pierce the darkness with that light. And then you start to see amazing creatures ever arisen up from the depths because this is the result of the world's largest migration of biomass in the world called the diurnal vertical migration and there you can see saifon force in tina fours and just really cool stuff. I mean some of the heads on it and as you shine your light.
"scuba diving" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have
"For servicing are some costs associated with owning gear on versus. If you fly in brent then then you're still paying money to rent. I gear Which does renting geared is really varies might be fifty dollars for the day or might be more depending on white you're renting and how much now. If you have limited mobility or disability scuba diving may still be an activity you can do There's something called a adoptive at scuba diving. Allows you to dive with the buddy Who's trained dive with you So definitely checkout dive. Pirates orig or search adaptive scuba diving. I know there's a place in denver that has Classes and lessons and and they're there's still a way to explore the underworld even if you have limited mobility There's been people around the wheelchairs. That have still been able to go. Go dive My husband has cerebral palsy. And he didn't get the adoptive diversification. Got the open water patty certification. Which was he. he said. Some challenges learning by the he figured out his own way it. It all clicked And and he's been my divy the all around the world and in malaysia and cavern diving and as and mexico together. he's done the blackwater. Dives i talk about on the podcasts and winston kona and he's done the me into ray dive very bursts episode in. Go back four years guys and listened to the purse owed about the manta ray nighttime which is when the best night dives in the world actually of conan definitely go co. Listen to that but just because you have disability doesn't mean you need to get the adoptive certification might be able to get your open water Just really depends on what your challenges are And if you need a buddy trained to help you sa- definitely definitely look look into that if you are inspired in wanted venture in and get out there as those are few basics to answer abou- getting dive certified so you can essentially get certified anytime in the year and then you can start planning really cool trips like live aboard. Dive live aboard. They can go on and many times. The cost of liv- aboard. I say is usually around the three three thousand sometimes four sometimes a little bit higher but lower for the week which includes all of your meals. But it's not like drink cruise. You're not going on a boat with thousands of people are usually on a boat with maybe like fifteen other people..
"scuba diving" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have
"To your your bookwork online and teeter pool work And then you can fly to a warm place lay kona hawaii or florida and indu your checkout dives there and then go diving But that is eating into your trip where you're doing checkout dives instead of maybe that dive do you really wanna do but that's a nice way To to be introduced to your open water dies in in the nice warm place but by doing those checkout dies and cold uncomfortable conditions. Make you really appreciate those warm water. Lovely visibility dives later So way out the the pros and cons and costs. If you're thinking about it now some people wanted just rush out and buy your right away. Say that really just depends on how much you plan on diving and and also your budget Because it does cost money to check that dive bag and pie. Dive bag pirating. You need Typically are not going to need to buy weights because usually dive. Operators will offer you unless you're planning on doing lots of local like lake dives and not sort of thing or maybe you're gonna do beach dives with a friend in need drone weights but typically if you're planning on doing boat diving and vacation diving Then then they provide those weights four zero. What you will need though is a good fitting mask. it'd be recommended to buy that through your local dive shop seek triumph line and make sure you find one that fits your face You will want to have your own Booty you wear. I like having my own fends I do my own. cd and regulator. And i have a computer so if you find your diving alive then then going get your gear It will be an investment He can. It could be a little bit cheaper free by used. You get that certified or have your dive shop. Look over it to if you are going to buy us gear. I would look to see if it's the same brand that your dive shop carries and conservatives Because you do need the service your gear. Once a year Like you're regulating needed to them..
"scuba diving" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have
"Let's breakdown some logistics. If you want to learn how to scuba dive he needed to be at least ten years old. That's right then. I wish i knew that when i was telling Now now a ten year old when benita have their parents on board and parents permission and Things are done a lot of different than how they were when when i was a teenager Now you do need to show that you are in in good health conditions. There are some medical restrictions so if you do have some health problems you may need to sign off from from your doctor about about diving Now diving is done or learning how to die this done differently than how it was when i was a teen when i was a teen we had to do in person classes Before our time in the pool And then before the final checkout dies. So benign now you do those in person classes essentially online at your own pace You could do them as quickly as a couple of days or spread it out depending upon your schedule Now some the malls popularized diving to get certified through Patty ordinarily But there are some other ones out there but those are the ones and most people recognize. So i i'd recommend going with one that promoted at your local dive shop But just knowing that that patty and allie are the top deal. I'm patty certified and have done all my specialties and and other certifications through through patty and still dive today. So i've been diving for about twenty twenty years now and i liked include diving episodes on the podcast. Just because you're seeing this whole new world under you your. There's so much that we don't know about the ocean hill. There's i think there's a code saying that we know more about outer space than our own ocean. So just there's this whole world mystery the uncover and just kitto whole nother world where you're not being bombarded by your cell phone or Internet or people's expectations. And i don't know it's just a place you can go that's peaceful and just ill open your eyes now. There people who are like. Oh i just did this like pull resort cores in my hotel so uncertified. No you're not. You're not certified. That's non chew certification So some people ought to do like a two hour course at hotel and and go go dive with maybe that hotel for that day by. That's not that doesn't give you a pass to go Get certified and if you wanna be on dive boats and and go dive other places around the world you need that. Open water certification Which does have its limits of how deep you can go So it's also recommended to go get your advanced certifications. He can dive a little. Bit deeper. You can look into getting a nighthawk certification that at certain depths Can allow you to stay down a little bit longer. Some people like how nighthawks makes them feel because it's higher percentage of oxygen that you're breathing are normal airs. Twenty one percent. Oxygen seventy nine percent nitrogen reside trucks Might be thirty percent oxygen or thirty two percent or sometimes thirty four or even thirty six percent but it really depends on the blend that you are breathing So just just some things to to be thinking about There's a rescue diving certification to out there which. I highly highly recommend this. Probably when the best courses that you could take.
"scuba diving" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have
"He's and he said yes. I took my regular out of my mouth in the handed me his and he and i did our safety stop together and then came to the top and and i was so relieved. You know i. I was trained on what to do. An emergency as to learn some very important lessons such as not diving with the cold and learning how to to slow down breath end And i've i've never buddy breathed sense. I mean that was my my my first buddy buddy breathing. Experience was only first ocean. Dive is with sharks as as a teenager. And i will never forget that day being on that boat after that dive and to feel the worms. Sign on my forehead and tasting the salty droplets in realizing that. I could make my own reality. So before i knew it. I i moved to florida's soon as i graduated and kept on diving and found the world of skydiving and started building my own communities and i was able to find happiness and many other ways and i've never found myself in the depths of despair like i was in high school and i i needed. I needed to leave. I needed to. I needed to find new ways of of happiness and i and i had to had to get out and to this day. I'm i'm still in an adventurer. And i'm still making things happen and Love planning things. I know the pain de makers have been a bit strange to figure out how to still adventure in this world and maybe doing more local adventures. But i still. I still interview people in pined those people out there who value experiences in value making those dreams into a reality and so while learning to scuba dive was was what i needed to jump. Start that I i know that. There's many people with a fear of going underwater and or the claustrophobic and maybe duchess is not for them. You know late. This is no. There's no pressure for for other people to go scuba diving by if scuba diving interview and intrigued you. I highly recommend learning how..
"scuba diving" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have
"Hundred and twenty feet and seeing saint tigers everywhere. They're known as the ragged tooth shark and they've got all these like marley p coming out of their mouth. That would just try and smiles. I remember just laughing too. So keti to like be there and realize that i i had this moment i had this vision in my and here i was still in high school. I just finished my junior year. Old as tennessee girl could be there in the sand at the bottom of the ocean surrounded by sharks. And i knew i knew that i'd figured out something in life. They you could dream something. You could have that initial fought and you could work towards something and make that dream a reality. I learned at the perfect age. I needed to learn that and also coughing on this dive and laughing. I actually had a cold. But what you're not supposed to die of the cold. But i could still equalize ears. Autos okay but i was running through my air like real quick and and i realized i needed to head over to the rope and work on and on making myself up up the line back to the boat and i let the divers no. I was headed over there. And i just started going very slowly up. You don't wanna rush top. Because if you rush to the top you can get the benz naked. Kill you See if to ascend. Very slowly to the top The and as i made it up the rope my breathing harder and harder and harder. Before i knew it i realized i couldn't take another breath but i saw divers on the line down below me. They weren't too far now is able to go down to them. And i like like grab to win Stivers name is lenny. I need a contact him. And thank him and and i grabbed him and i told them with sign language that i was or scuba diving. Sign language that. I was out of air and i needed to buddy breathe.
"scuba diving" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have
"Had this moment. I had this vision in my head and just as tennessee girl could be there in the sand at the policy ocean surrounded by sharks. Welcome to experiences. You should have your how to guide for amazing experiences. I'm your host gilman lasko and today we are going to be diving in. That's right we are talking about learning to scuba dive. And actually i said we and this is actually going to be a solo episode. So i will be talking about learning to scuba dive and this is a topic. That's just very close to my heart Mooning to to dive open my world to a world full of possibility It it was something that always excited me just even as a kid. I would watch steve irwin and shark link and and watch these documentaries and i. I never thought that that could be me when day. Not essentially being on tv. But just be that person dead exploring and venturing and and. I looked up to those people that i saw On these little documentaries growing up but in in high school. I was living in tennessee. Which is not exactly a scuba diving. Estimation and i was actually going through an extremely rough time. My parents were going through some some crazy stuff. Knuckling into and i hit the bottom of the barrel depression House around fifteen years old at the time and and just really really struggling with life I wasn't going to school. allied Actually had to spend some time at a psychiatric hospital for depression. And i really was not not in a good place in life and one day i i came across a smoothie king in in nashville and i walked in and i saw all of these happy people making smoothies noor wearing hawaiian shirts and when i walked in. They said aloha welcome to smoothie king. And and i'm watching them make smoothies and put in the bananas strawberries and they had this up. Beat you know just personality and smiles on their faces and high ponytails. And i'm like wow these. These smoothie king workers are extremely happy. Like our own be happy. And so in. Order my smoothing in and when i paid for my smoothie i didn't ask for an application to work there and it was a good forty minute drive I had a hardship license. So i could read. I could drive to and from nashville south of nashville. And i could drive by myself at a young age and i got the job at smoothie king because i thought you could just find happiness with smoothies and and the owner of smoothie king took an interest in me he he knew as just going through a really tough time in life and he. He looked at me. His name is john. John fisher.
"It's time for another installment of sea hunt. It still alive here on scuba shack radio. And this time. We're going back to season three episode thirty eight titled diplomatic pouch diplomatic pouch premiered on september twenty fourth nineteen sixty. Well in this episode. Mike is back in a latin american country named san miguel. His mission is to retrieve a diplomatic pouch from crashed american airplane. The show opens up with mike searching the wreck while his buddies on the surface appearing to be fishing as luck would have it. Mike find the pouch and starts to head to the surface. There's a great shot of the voight swim fins as he ascends but just as mike breaks the surface he's confronted with an armed boat of officials who are pointing their guns at him and asking him if he would be so good to come on board what to do. Quick thinking mike takes a fix on his position and drops the pouch. Who are these armed men. The guy in charge is colonel ramirez and he is the head of the coastal defense. He's cold and tough and goes over. Mike's gear with a fine toothcomb. Just then mike's friend. Paul alexander pulls up with their boat. He tells mikey sorry. That he drifted. The boat drifted off process that they are on vacation. And he's from dallas texas. Colonel ramirez tells them that they are not to dive on the downed airplane at an at the penalty by order of the dictator row. All as is that they will be immediately deported. They are welcome to fish. Just stay away from the airplane. So now paul and mike are on the bridget or boat and paul is upset about the diving when might tells him he found the pouch but he had to drop it. He says he took a position. And we'll be able to find it. But how will that be possible with the colonel watching pause. Got a plan. But mike wants to know i. Where did he get that phony. Southern accent well. Paul's plan involves dragging mike to a local cantina. The club kellyanne. Tae sign is flashing on and off as they enter once inside. They sit down in the bartender heads over the jukebox. A stereo phonic rockall roller and plays a record loudly before waiting on and paul. Something's the bartender nods and mike and pau get up and head for the back room. The ace of pulse leave is one of colonel ramirez. Deputy familiaux who calls the kernel. A pig who goes beyond the law familiar will fight with his fingertips to overthrow the hated dictator. The plane is to get. The plan is to get information from familiaux on whether the colonel is going to put a diver on the wrecked plane. Now the the scene shifts to mike and paul on the water and they're trying to get to the wreck but they're constantly being pursued by the coastal defense. Just then shots are fired from the defense boat. And they're colonel comes alongside and tells them that the penalty for diving on. The wreck is no longer deportation. It's death before they leave familiar hotels. Mike and paul that they are going to have another diver coming from the capital. Soon we now had back to the cantina. We're familiar comes in the bartender. Nods towards the back room in the room familiar hotels mike composite. The situation is desperate. what can they do. Mike knows he will be an underwater hitchhiker. But only familiar can drop a line over the side of the colonels boat you see. Mike can swim to the rack but he needs a ride back. Familiaux says it will be done. So now we have paul mike on their boat watching a coastal defence boat with its diver onboard and her headed out to the wreck plane. Mike tells paul if anything happens he needs to get out of there because he's too valuable. Paul reluctantly agrees as mike. Put the powder into his wetsuit top. Once the divers from the colonel Once the diver from the kernels boot jumps in. Mike is in the water swimming towards where he dropped the pouch. He sees the line. Familial has tossed over the side but now he needs to pop to the surface to get his bearings so he can find the diplomatic pouch just before the men on the boat turn towards mike. He slips beneath the surface a close call. Mike is now underwater searching and searching trying to find the pouch before the enemy divers season. Finally he spots the pouch intact and now he needs to get it out now. Here's where it gets a little strange. Mike is kneeling on the bottom looking at the patch. Trying to figure out and then like maybe how to open it or something. He's got a puzzled look on his face. His back is towards the plane wreck. As he's puzzling over the pouch the enemy divers spots him pulls out his knife and be lines towards mike as he tries to stab. Mike looks like the pouch gets in the way we are now witnessed to a classic underwater knife flight where mike wrestles do knife out of the bad guys hand takes out his own life and you guessed it cuts who's hose. The enemy divers forced to the surface and mike heads under the colonel's boat too high policies the diver surface in figures. There's a problem so he starts to head out. Mike is trying to figure out what to do with the diplomatic pouch when he decides to stick between his back and his doubles now. The colonel suspects that mike is with paul so he starts out in hot pursuit. Mike grabs the line and his underwater hitchhiking begins. The ride is challenging. You can see the strain on his double hose thins. Just as he's about to let go the boat slows down and pulls alongside. Paul familiar searches the boat and said no one is aboard. Paul says he just wants to go home as this is no place for a vacation. That colonel tells them to get out of his country. Once colonel leaves. Paul is despondent at the thought of losing mike just any. Here's mike call out. I think i heard him call pau. Alex i'm not sure. But as paul looks over the side mike tosses up the diplomatic pouch telling him. He forgot his laundry. Mike has yet again the day now. There wasn't any indication in credits as to where this episode was film. The plane wreck looked pretty authentic with the large propeller and debris. I wonder if this was. In the bahamas. So there you have it. Diplomatic pouch from season three of sea hunt.
Wet Notes - 9-27-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock radio for monday. September twenty seventh two thousand and twenty one first up. I want to congratulate tech clark and a dive locker. Podcast on celebrating the second anniversary for those who don't know about this. Podcast tech. Started this to help die professionals with various topics and techniques. But it's not just for dive professionals. I remember listening to the first episode. Way back in two thousand nineteen just before dima that year i've come to look forward to each weekly episode tech plans to keep the show going and has teed up a lot of great new content for the year year ahead. So i'd encourage you to check out the dive locker podcast. There's a lot of great information and perspective on things that hopefully will give you something to think about. Scuba shack is a proud patron of the dive locker. By the way tech also hosts a podcast titled the league of extraordinary divers. Where you can listen to some of the giants of our industry. Great job tech. Keep it coming now. I don't know what it is. But i seem to be a sucker for a message in a bottle story. So here's another one this time. The story involves a bottle that was washed up on the shores of the big island of hawaii. The bottle started his journey thirty seven years ago from japan and it was put in the water by school children. As part of an experiment in monitoring ocean currents the number of bottles were cast into the ocean in nineteen eighty-four from choshi highschool hawaii's about six thousand kilometers or four thousand three hundred miles from the launch point now. The bottle was found by abbie graham while her family was visiting a beach near hilo. It is estimated that about seven hundred and fifty of these bottles were tossed into the ocean between nineteen eighty four and nineteen eighty five. The last time one was found was in two thousand and two on kake. Jima island overall. The bottles have been found in seventeen. Different locations including okinawa the philippines china and even the west coast of the united states. I just get fascinated by these stories and often wonder just how many messages in bottles are out there in the ocean now. Last week we got an email from the clearly clearly came in resorts and it wasn't good. News clearly came in resorts include cobalt coast on grand cayman. Little came beach resort and cayman. Brac beach resort. The news informed us that the cayman borders will remain closed until two thousand twenty two. Now that's tough at a recent press conference to premier indicated that phase. Three of the original plan will start sometime. In february given the rise in cove in nineteen cases the resorts are now planning on opening on february. Fifth two thousand twenty two. Now this has been a really tough situation. If you remember way back in april i reported that the plan was to open in late april or early may two thousand and twenty one. It's been a long and difficult road for a lot of places. Surely the caymans are feeling abroad. We hope it gets resolved before october. Twenty twenty two trip yet. That on certain there's been a great deal of communication coming from tom. Ingram the president and ceo of dima the dive equipment marketing association regarding the two thousand twenty one show in las vegas. Tom unequivocal be states. That the show has absolutely no plans. Of cancelling now they did indicate that accordance with the local health mandates. Everyone will be required to wear a mask on the exhibit floor. There are several large past exhibitors. Who are forgoing the show this year causing some to question whether it should even take place. I know we've been getting a lot of surveys from our vendors as to whether we plan to go or not right now matt and i will be there. Tom indicated that it would be extremely difficult to cancel at this late date. Given the contracts that are in place and that if it were cancelled it would seriously impact demon's ability to put on these shows in the future. So we're looking forward to a successful show this year out in las vegas and finally today. I wanna talk about a piece of underwater camera gear that you might just want to consider. There was an article from sport diver magazine by john widow titled great camera accessories for underwater photography. It was a scuba lab review of the products that the staff took diving at alexander springs in central florida. First on the list was a sea life. Sport diver smartphone housing. Now that's pretty cool. I can remember my first. Underwater camera was sealife. Reef master with a whopping three mega pixels now. This housing will fit a number of iphones and android smartphones. The housing is bluetooth enabled and his rate it to one hundred and thirty feet. The sea life sport diver smartphone. Housing comes with a vacuum seal and duly alarms when you purchase the housing. You'll get a free app that will give you access to most of your phones. Usual camera functions also included is a red filter. And if that's not enough to housing allows you to put in those sealife life color changing moisture. Munchers he i remember those now. The housing isn't cheap. It retails for two hundred ninety nine dollars and ninety five cents. Us but if you wanna travel light and still get some great underwater shots of your adventures check out the c. Life sport diver smartphone housing at sea. Life fash cameras dot com. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes here on scuba shack radio.
The Chester A. Poling
"Today. I'm going to do something a little different for this installment of your next dive normally tried to take you to a dive destination where we talk about the trip from a number of different perspectives. The travel the lodging the dive operator. Oh yeah the diving. Now we've been around the world. But today i'm going to focus on one particular dive that is almost in our backyard. It is one of the most iconic dives here in new england and that is the wreck of the chester. Polling off gloucester mass. The chester polling was a coastal tanker. That sank in a brutal storm on january tenth. Nineteen seventy seven. The tanker had just left everett massachusetts and was bound for newington new hampshire. That information is pretty consistent in the research but there is other conflicting information about where she had been. And what cargo she delivered for example some documentation said she had previously delivered kerosene to new jersey while others indicated that the heating oil was delivered to everett mass. I would suspect that delivery to everett mass to be more likely always interesting when you Doing research to get this type of inconsistency now the chester polling was bill in nineteen thirty four at mariners harbor new york by united dry docks incorporated it was originally in the plattsburgh sacconi somewhere along the line at also known as the mobile albany before getting renamed as the chester polling at the time of its sinking it was owned by the motor vessel polling brothers and that was number one inc. I wasn't able to find who was actually named after but obviously some member of the family. So that's a little bit of history about the ship now on january tenth. Nineteen seventy seven capital captain. Bert charles burgess was in command. The forecast for that day was for thirty five mile an hour winds along with fifteen to twenty foot seas. the chester polling chester. A polling left. Everett are left everett at six thirty. A m well as we all know. Forecast can be wrong. The winds built up to fifty miles per hour and to seize goddess highs. Thirty feet facing the mounting sees captain. Burge's tried to get more stability by adding more ballast but at ten thirty a m a thirty foot waves smashed into the tanker and broke it in half the captain called for abandoning the ship. Six of the seven members of the crew were saved. I believe it was the cook jail. Derosa from providence rhode island who perished the sir. The stern section of the chester polling came to rest off easter point gloucester originally in about seventy five feet of water with the bow section sinking about four miles off of eastern point in about one hundred ninety feet of water subsequent winter. Storms move the stern section to its present location about eight hundred yards off of eastern point about ninety five feet of water. I think the bottom might be a little bit deeper than that. However the stern section of the chester polling is what some folks call hollywood wreck sitting upright and is probably the most popular wreck dive off. Cape ann as that areas known. Now i- i dove the chester polling way back in july two thousand and five. It was my fortieth dive and a double dip on. The polling was part of my advanced open water class. These dyes would constitute my deep and wreck advanced. Open water dives. At that time. I was still diving in a seven. Millimeter wetsuit with the appropriate gloves and hood. I use the standard aluminum. Eighty tank with nighthawks. Thirty two. I can still remember the anxiety that had doing. The first real wreck dive in the northeast but once in the water what an amazing dive the visibility that day was thirty feet and my max step was at eighty five. Even though it was july the water temperature on iraq was fifty degrees. It was incredible to move along the deck and reach the mid mid ship section where. The tanker broken half absolutely mesmerizing but with an aluminum. Eighty you don't get much bottom time and after about fifteen minutes we headed back to the up line and after are appropriate safety. Stop we climb back aboard the boat and got ready to do it again. Total dive time was twenty six minutes the second dive that day was just as spectacular and pretty much the same profile. Let me just say in a wetsuit. It can get pretty chilly. I didn't go back to the chester polling until august. Two thousand nine and that was my last trip there. It was my two hundred and forty ninth dive but this time i did it in a dry suit and hope to get some good video of iraq. I still dove aluminum. Eighty the dive was just as i remembered and just as exciting visibility again was thirty feet. And my max. Depth was eighty two with and the bottom temperature. That day was forty eight degrees still very cold but so much better in a dry suit again however with an aluminum eighty. You just. Don't get much bottom time especially if your task loading like shooting video so my recommendation is that if you are planning to die the polling you might want to consider a little bit bigger tank something like a steal one hundred or going to doubles. I know that i wouldn't consider going back with anything less than a steel one hundred tank. How do you get to the chester polling back. Then we use cape and divers but they closed up several years ago and recently the dive boat cape and diver to was purchased by several guys from boston. An air now operating regularly chart regular charters again became an diverse to is a forty five foot. us coastguard registered dive vessel. It is spacious and right now with limited divers on board you get plenty of room to get ready and dive but you don't get a lot of but you don't get a lot of time because you don't have a lot of time to get ready because the is only a few minutes from the dock so be prepared one thing. Different about northeast wreck diving. Is that as a diver. You need to bring all your gear that includes tanks weights everything. It's not like diving at a resort. Don't get caught short by not being prepared with all your own stuff now. Here's an interesting element. That i discovered during my research. It appears that in nineteen sixties. The chester polling was length lengthened. By maybe twenty six or so feet. That doesn't sound like much. But at the time of her sinking her length with two hundred and eighty two feet so that lengthening was about ten percent of the original ship's length could this have been a contributing factor for the ship splitting in half. I wonder so if you happen to be in the area of cape ban in gloucester massachusetts. You might wanna look up cape and diver to and head out for a double dip on the chester a
Wet Notes - 9-13-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock radio from monday september thirteenth. Two thousand twenty one first up today is in another idea for diving with a purpose in one of the most recent newsletters from the coral restoration foundation the coral chronicles. There was a report that cr f. is teaming up with the atlantis. Dive resort in douma getty to offer a unique opportunity to participate in a week long program at the result in helping them build and maintain the largest coral nursery endowing. Actually the town where. Atlantis is located. The program is being sponsored by the coral restoration foundation. The loveland living planet aquarium and the meat foundation. The program runs from september twenty fourth to october. First two thousand twenty two there are planned educational sessions on coral ecology along with restoration efforts and techniques. You also conduct restoration. Dives along with some fun dies. This sounds really fascinating. One of the pictures into newsletter showed the table coral at apo island. I vividly remember that area when we dove air in two thousand nineteen there wasn't any pricing available in the article and you'll have to contact the hotel directly if you have the time and desire to dive with a purpose check out this program and market on your calendar. Long time ago. Donna and i lived in hawaii that was in the mid nineteen eighties. At that time we got to experience. What was probably one of the first while in walls in honolulu. If you're not familiar with wilem walls you can check them out. The wall was a large mural of the humpback whale on the side of a building near waikiki. It was quite impressive. Well it might not be a while and wall but if you happen to be near brant rock in mansfield massachusetts you can catch a the view of a mural of a large shark painted on the side of an old restaurant according to wicked local dot com. The mural was painted by a local artist. Shane leonard. Shane was a former football player at boston college. Who has a passion for painting and a passion for sharks. Now the muros on the side of the former arthur and patch restaurant that closed back in two thousand fifteen. The shark faces divers as they head down ocean street which is a one way street. So you can't miss it say. Shane says he likes the way shark. Show emotion. the photo is pretty impressive. there's no guarantee that the building won't be torn down. Now that is unoccupied but according to shane. Even if it doesn't survive it was worth doing so if you happen to be near mansfield mass check out the shark mural on ocean street about a month ago. Patio wear foundation announced their fourth annual aware week. Now this year it will run from september. Eighteenth through september twenty six two thousand and twenty one the whole idea behind aware week is to empower the global dive community to lead or take part in conservation activities in courses focused on local action for global impact in the past aware has focused on two elements marine debris and vulnerable marine species this year in concert with patties blueprint for ocean action. They're adding three more components. Climate change marine protected areas and coral reefs. Some of the ways. That dive shops can participate or by conducting aware classes like dive against debris coral conservation or the aware specialty. Also like us. You can become a one hundred percent aware dive centre where you provide a monthly contribution in support of the patty certifications you award. We are very proud to be one hundred percent aware. But here's something that. Patty aware foundation needs to work on. We need more notice as to win. Aware week is happening. I wasn't sure what was happening this year and our calendar filled up and we weren't able to get things scheduled as i mentioned at the top of the show. We've already created are twenty twenty two calendar and it would be nice to know when aware week twenty twenty two is happening. I also mentioned at the top to show that the re photo contest results were in and that i didn't win while scuba diving magazine. Magazine's two thousand and twenty one through the lens contest is also complete. The winners were recently released at scuba diving. Dot com and the photos will be revealed in september october special photo issue. They received one thousand seven hundred and nineteen photos from around the world. The contest categories included behavior compact camera macro and wide angle. The entries were judged on beauty originality and unique encounters. I check them out and they are spectacular. I only wish. I had the talent impatience to do that kind of work. Now if you wanna get a jump onto twenty twenty two contests they will start accepting entries january third two thousand twenty two and you can submit your photos through may thirty first two thousand and twenty two and finally we recently received our two thousand twenty two aqualung buyer's guide along with information on all the new products coming down from aqualung apex. So i thought. I'd give you a little preview on what's on the horizon. I from aqualung. They are releasing a new regulator the helix pro and the helix it looks like the helix pro is a mid range regular and i think it's replacing their core. It is a balanced first and second stage in his environmentally sealed with four low pressure ports and two high pressure ports. It was built for cold water and has the automatic closure device or a cd. lower end. helix is not environmentally sealed. And it doesn't have a cd and it's designed for warmer water. Also coming out in two thousand and twenty two is their new. Aqua fluck aqua flex men and aqua flex woman wetsuits. I think it's a redesign of their tried and true. Aqua flex line they also have a two millimeter. Free flex wetsuit now. The i one hundred computers going to come in a new color yellow and speaking of colors. They've added a number of different colors to various products including something called sand petrol red and orange as for eight packs. They also have a new regulator the xl four osha and it is billed as a totally sustainable regulator bay from post consumer waste it comes in grey or mint with some great etching. On the first stage. I suspect it's just like the xl four plus being an overbalanced diaphragm regulator with two hp and four l. p. ports. It looks pretty. Sharp and apex is releasing a new dive computer to the sx. It will be program can program up to six gases and monitor six transmitters. The has a titanium basil making it lightweight endurable but also has a color display. There's something more that require. Some more research It says it has in oh to analyze or onboard. But no to sell gotta check that out a little bit. There's a lot more out there and over time. I'll give you more updates from both aqualung and apex. Well that wraps up wet notes. Here on scuba shock. Radio for monday september thirteenth. Two thousand twenty one
A Look at Farallon Industries
"Couple of months ago. I told you about a guy who dropped off some vintage scuba quip at the shop. One of the regulators was an old poseidon cyclone and that spurred me to segment on poseidon here on the show. I also mentioned that the cyclone was complete with a set of farallon gauges and that there were a pair of farah line fins that were unfortunately torn so they got me thinking about doing some additional research on fairlon and doing a segment here on the show. I gotta tell you. Researching on industries was a bit of a challenge. It was difficult for me to piece the information together. So some of this may be a little bit out of sequence. Let's start at the beginning. Or what i think is the beginning from my research. I believe it was somewhere around. Nineteen sixty nine. That guy named ralph osterhaudt was working on a diver propulsion vehicle or dp that he called the mark one. It seems that this was pretty successful. Product and the us navy decided to purchase two dp marquand from ralph and it appears that that's when he started foulon industries. Farallon is the name of a small group of islands about twenty six miles due west of san francisco. I wasn't familiar with the farallon islands but found out some interesting stuff about them from what i read. They were originally called the islands of the dead by native americans and then given the name farallon meaning cliffs by the spanish. I'm not exactly sure. Why ralph named is company farallon industries. Farallon was based in belmont california which is between san francisco in palo alto on the san francisco bay side. The address was listed as one three three three old country road. But when i google map data address it came up with one three three three county road now. I like to take a look at the street view at these locations to see what it looks like today and today one three three three county road in belmont california looks like a self storage facility. One of the ways that i researched founded on industries was to look back at old trademark registrations impacts when registering a trademark or patent near sometimes a description of the business on one of those registrations the businesses described as as a california corporation producing goods and services for skin and scuba divers equipment namely self-propelled vehicles for transporting scuba divers. Interestingly i saw a fair aligned dp up for auction just yesterday. I think one of their most famous patents was also in early one. It looks like it was around seventy one and that was the shock dart famous because of its uses a prop in nineteen seventy five blockbuster draws the shark dart is described in the patent as a compressed gas injector weapon including parts. Therefore you may also see these come up for auction from time to time and complete rig gets pretty pretty expensive now. There were a whole lot of patent issued to caroline industries in the nineteen seventies. It looks like it looks like there was another row involved with foulon who is also inventor and that was ralph sham champion in an old article that i read who's identified as the president of farah line industries and was listed on a number of different patents. So let's take a look at some of these products in one thousand nine hundred seventy four. It looks like they submitted a patent for a decompression indicating instrument and it said it was an analog computer then in one thousand nine hundred seventy five. They produced a pressure gauge and started to design fins over time. They introduced the farah thin the fahrenheit which was a rechargeable hand-held light and then in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight farallon industries was issued a patent for a pilot regulator that said it incorporated a novel valve assembly in the second stage in the form of a unique main diaphragm valve and a pilot valve assembly. Now i did try to trace. What actually happened to farrell on. There's some indication that it was acquired by a company called tacna. But if you look on the oceanic website they say that. Bob hollis took a big step forward with oceanic when he acquired foulon industries around nineteen seventy six giving oceanic full line of scuba equipment with an innovative line of instrumentation products. I'm not exactly sure when oceanic stop branding their products with the farallon logo. I did find a price list and catalog. from nineteen seventy eight. They're still showed a lot of the farallon. Products including their low profile pragmatic mask their patented molded mouthpiece swim snorkel. The farah light farah fins and all their instrumentation they were also still producing four versions of their diver propulsion vehicle. The mark to the mark sri mark for mark five. Interestingly in that cadillac. I did see that. Both the farallon. An oceanic logos were shown together. And oh by the way you could still get the shark dot and he came in two flavors the magnum supreme in the magnum super. Well i knew. When i started this research on farallon line industries that would be a little more challenging than some of the other companies that i've researched farah line. Industries wasn't around very long but it looks like they did some really interesting
Wet Notes - 7-18-21
"This is what notes here on scuba shack radio for sunday. July eighteenth two thousand and twenty one first up. Today is an update on the upcoming boston. Sea rovers clinic. Historically the clinic was held in the early part of march just before the start in the northeast dive season. The show actually happened in march. Two thousand twenty just before the country shut down it was probably the last scuba diving show before cove. It wasn't possible to conduct the clinic in march. Two thousand twenty one as we were still at a high point of covy nineteenth spread infections so the decision was made to move the show to the first weekend of october in two thousand twenty one fall in massachusetts. That should be pretty neat. Tickets are on sale now for the boston. Sea rovers to day clinic in danvers massachusetts. Right now the early bird special is still available. You can attend the daytime. Saturday and sunday clinic along with the saturday night. Film festival for seventy five dollars. You can pick and choose your options and that's a pretty good deal. Don't wait check out the boston. See your oversight for all the details and get your tickets now now. Here's something new to help you with your fish identification. It's something called name that fish dot com name. That fish dot com was created by a guy named jake easterling and he is the co founder of a company called scuba. School botox mission is to reduce the cost and time requirements to monitor coral reefs by using artificial intelligence autonomous underwater vehicles and citizen science. I guess and of course this work. Jake developed a database of fish and came up with the idea of taking people's underwater video footage and identifying fish in the video. If you go to the name net fish dot com website you can view short video on what the finished product looks like. Jake also has assured Tutorial on how to make a submission the site says it will accept dot m. p. four emo v dot j. peg in png files. Max file. Size is one hundred megabytes and must be at least seven hundred. Twenty p or higher processing time is one to five days the more fish more processing the rare species. The longer it takes to verify and if your quality isn't that good don't be don't need more time to process. There's a little bit of disconnect on pricing. Jake says into in his short tutorial that you can set any price you think is best but there's also a button that says it costs three ninety nine in any event. Why don't you just go out and take a look at name. That fish dot com. I recently hadn't really interesting email. Come across my desk a few days ago and it was from reef divers. If you're not familiar with reef divers they operate with the clearly came in resorts. Cobol coast on grand came and the little cayman beach resort and the beach resort. They're known for their valet diving. Well reef divers is expanding our operation in the caribbean to turks. Keiko's now they are partnering with east bay resort on south. Keiko's it looks like they plan to be up and running there by late. August east bay resort sits on a mile long beach and boasted. Every room has a beach view. To get south goes she'll need to fly into providence jalis and then you can take either a short air hop over or board the ferry. It's not that long of a ride resort officer an all inclusive option. That seems pretty good reef divers outstanding operator in the caymans so sure that you can look forward to superior valet service from nemo turkson. Keiko's as well so many places to go diving. What it dilemma. Just about every week. Get an update from michael light. Any contains various tips and tricks for better underwater photography plus they also provide some product updates but also in this email is some other interesting information last week. They introduced me to an organization called washed ashore and the articles title said using discarded plastic to save the ocean. Now washed ashore. It is a five. Oh one three or c three nonprofit arts and environmental education organization aimed at bringing to light the world's plastic pollution problem. Well how well washed ashore started by angela ponzi who is a lifelong lover of the ocean and after the death. Her husband from a brain tumor. She turned to the ocean for healing. What she also found was that the ocean needed healing as well so she turned her artistic talents into creating sculptures. That are marine-related using the plastic. That is washed up ashore and they do some spectacular sculptures. I was also amazed by the fact that they have over fourteen thousand volunteers. Working with washed ashore. These are not small sculptures. Either you can check them out at washed ashore and take a look at some of their work. You will be amazed well. I'm sure that we've all heard about the billionaires who are competing to go into space amazing stuff for someone who grew up at the start of the space race in the nineteen sixties. But there's also another race going on and that's the race to build the world's deepest pool at the top of the list. Right now is deep dive. Dubai located in nod al sheba. Which is fifteen minutes from downtown dubai. It's an amazing sixty meters deep. That's one hundred ninety seven feet and contains fourteen million liters of water or three point. Seven million gallons. The pools constant thirty degrees celsius or eighty six degrees fahrenheit. It is team doesn't abandon sunken city. Now that's pretty cool. They have an onsite hyperbaric chamber restaurant gift shop and dive shop. Put this in perspective. The other deep pools around the globe include. Why forty in italy at forty two point one five meters deep spot in poland at forty five point four meters and there's either one coming online or it's online and crom cornwall england. That's called blue vis at fifty meters deep. I wonder if there's some kinda limit on just how deep can build a pool. I'm sure we'll be amazed and finally today. Here's another message in a bottle story. this time. It comes from michigan. It seems that jennifer dour the owner and operator of nautical north family adventures of scuba snorkeling. Glass bottom boat company was cleaning a windows on her glass bottom boat in the cheboygan river when she spotted the bottle inside. The bottle was a message from ninety. Five years ago it read will the person who finds a bottle return his paper to. George morrow cheboygan michigan until where it was found. The message was dated november. Nineteen twenty six. Jennifer posted this on social media and george morrow daughter michelle who's now under seventies reached out michelle indicated that her father was probably eighteen years old when he put the message out. There sounds like the battle didn't travel very far. However now i wonder just. How many messages in bottles are out there. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes here on
Wet Notes - 7-4-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock radio for sunday july fourth two thousand and twenty one first up today i wanna talk about re fest two thousand and twenty one this october. The reef environmental educational foundation will again be holding refenced from thursday october fourteenth to sunday october. Seventeenth in key largo. That's four days of some great activity. The festivities kickoff on thursday. And one o'clock. You can then get a couple of days of diving in on friday and saturday morning with a two tank dive from either key divers amaury dive resort or essence. Those charters run about ninety dollars and they go out at eight am. If you wanna do a kayak tour you could also do that. For sixty dollars with florida bay outfitters. There are seven afternoon workshops and seminars and activities at john pennekamp park the coral reef restoration foundation. The history of diving museum and the florida keys. Wild bird sanctuary. Wow this sounds like a great event. Unfortunately i won't be able to make it down due to a family obligation but this sounds really good. Be sure to check out repressed. That's reef fest. Two thousand twenty one on their website. Well who watches the tv. Show curse of oak island. I think matt has watched every episode. And i think they're still searching for treasure but i came across an interesting article about one of the guys on the show. I guess tony sampson had a strange situation happen about a year ago tony's frequently on the show and he runs a tour company called salty door. Salty dog tours. Well he was taking some tourists out when one of his guests hat blew off so quickly turned the boat around to fetch the hat. And that's when he spotted something else a voter in the water. Apparently the boater was on his maiden voyage with this new boat when it capsized and he couldn't get to his life jacket because it was tied to the boats seat ono so tony fortunately rescued the voter in what is called the oak island triangle triangle. I guess the boat subsequently washed up on oak island now at least those guys found something there about a year ago. Olympus announced that they were getting out of the digital imaging business and that they would not be making cameras any longer and that would have been a shame if these Tech this technology went by the wayside. I really liked my Olympus t g six. well don't worry. A new company named 'em digital solutions is producing the old olympics. Cameras binoculars audio gear. They took over in january. Two thousand twenty one. Their website is get olympus dot com. Now if you want to know more about the company checkout oem dash digital solutions dot com. This company is based out of tokyo. And it's led by sha guinea saga motto all digital solutions employees about two thousand people with evaluation of twenty seven billion yen or about three hundred and thirty three million. Us dollars the oem comes from the nineteen seventies oem solutions that they put in place to make cameras smaller more rugged and quieter. This is great news especially for us olympus fans. Here's some sobering news out of florida. The manatees are under stress as of june fourth. This year. Seven hundred and eighty two manatees have died in two thousand twenty one alone and that's a one hundred and fifty one percent increase from the three hundred and thirty one that died during the same period last year to put this in perspective. The record number of deaths for manatees in a year is eight hundred. Twenty one or eight hundred and twenty four and that was in two thousand eighteen. This increase is so dramatic that representative vern buchanan from florida wrote a letter to the us fish and wildlife services to change their status from threatened to endanger and that's the highest level of protection here in the us. The florida manatee used to be on the endangered list until two thousand and seventeen when their numbers rose. Above six thousand six hundred they now estimate a census of about seventy five hundred but as we can see that number is going in the wrong direction. Now what's the cause food availability. The seagrass is being killed off by oversaturation of nutrients and the manatees simply. Starve to death. Not sure how a change in status will solve the sad scenario but we need to start someplace. Well it's summer. And i know that a lot of people like to catch up on summer reading while they're on vacation we'll scuba diving. Magazine just published a list of books that you might consider in their armchair adventure section. A couple of book stood out. One of them was in oceans deep courage innovation and adventure beneath the waves. And that's written by bill steve. And it's a history of our underwater presence. He covers submarines saturation diving and recreational gear. Bill also goes into the impacts of aro vs versus in-person exploration. You can pick up this book in ocean deep for about fifteen dollars in paperback. Now the second book is exploration deep ocean the first descent to the bottom of all five of the world's oceans and it's written by josh young. The book covers the exploits of victor scovill and his team on their history-making mission. You can find this book in hardcover for a little over twenty one dollars time to kick back with some good summer reading and finally here on wet note if you're a collector of vintage gear or want to start mark your calendar for the vintage scandal auction on july seventeenth. The auction is run by the nation's attic and you can register at live. Auctioneers dot com now. The auction starts at ten. Am central standard time. You can go to the site now and take a peek at all the cool stuff you can also register embiid early. The first part of the auction folks who focuses on vintage scuba gear from the nineteen forties to the nineteen seventies things like regulators knives mask cetera. Then it switches to maritime artifacts and closes out with the really expensive stuff. Those classic military commercial hardhats. I missed the last one. Because i was out diving. But we'll definitely try to tune into this next one get set up early and register. It moves pretty quickly when when the auction goes off. And don't miss out on that special piece of scuba history. Well that's it for wet notes. For sunday fourth two thousand and
Your Next Dive - Key Largo
"Last year my goal was to do a segment of your next dive where i featured key largo dive mecca here in the united states. I wanted to time this segment for just after we returned from key. Largo in april of two thousand and twenty. Well we all know how that turned out. We did not get there and again in two thousand and twenty one. We were not able to plan out an excursion as we would have hoped to. Two thousand and twenty two however is on the horizon. But i didn't wanna wait any longer to talk about key largo so here we go with your next dive where we travel to key largo florida. I think i've mentioned it before here on the podcast that my first is after getting a certification where with it's a dive located at the marriott hotel on the overland highway in key largo and it was fantastic. How about your first real dive being on a real historic wreck the city of washington a ship that was in havana harbor when the us main exploded and sank now. There are many reasons to choose key largo as your dive destination. Especially if you live in the eastern part of the united states first off. It's easy to get to. You can either fly into fort lauderdale. Which is my preferred airport. As i find it logistically navigate or miami which is a little closer to key Key largo you just hop in your rental car. That is if you can find one these days and head on down now. Let's talk a little bit about the dive. Operators in key largo as you can imagine being to dive. Mecca that it is. There are quite a number of operators to choose from it's a dive at the marriott is no longer operating but i will talk about two of the operators. I'm familiar with. They are horizon divers and rainbow reef now right after only a couple of months. After i did that first trip to key largo i returned and at that time. I drove with horizon divers back. Then they were located in marina at mile marker one hundred of the overseas highway and that was right next to the courtyard by marriott. Which at the time was a radison. It was very convenient to roll out of bed. Get a quick bite to eat and stroll over to the dive. Shot horizon has moved however and they are now located on the overseas highway at mile marker. One oh six. That's the dive shop in a retail store. Their boats are located about a half a mile up the road next to a place called shipwrecks oceanside now rainbow reef has taken over the old horizon diver facility at the mile marker one hundred marina additionally they also bought out ocean divers on the other side of the marina and have quite a large operation. Now the last time we were in key largo. We stayed at the courtyard and dove with horizon. We were going to go back to key. Largo in two thousand twenty and planned to die with rainbow reef. We didn't make it down there now. If you're looking to do more technical diving then. I think horizon divers maybe a better choice for the shallow reefs that i like rainbow reef might be a good option as they have those big forty six foot newton dive boats now. I have to admit that. I've never done the deeper wrecks down there like spiegel grove. Where the dwayne bid. But i love the shallow wrecks like the city of washington. The hanan bell. Also known as mike's wreck and especially the ben would. They are teeming with fish life and are great places to do fish identification and surveys. You can also experience of great dives on elbow reef molasses reef and french reef another great shallow dive through the book spurring grove. Karl is christ of the abyss. Dry rocks you can grit some great photo opportunities there. The water temperatures in key largo range from the mid seventies in the winter months to the mid eighties in the peak of the summer. When i dove in april of two thousand and nineteen. I was pretty comfortable on the shallow reefs with my three millimeter wetsuit. Only wanna do to morning dives. You can free up your afternoons for some topside adventures. A trip to reef headquarters Is interesting or you can take a tour of the coral restoration foundation and just down. The road is the history of diving museum in l. morada. I was really looking forward to getting to the museum last year and hope that i can make it down there next april. Talk about the dining. While if you're staying at the courtyard on the marina you don't have to get in your car and drive someplace you can just scroll stroll over skippers doc right on the marina. They have some great conch chowder. There and if you want a burger or some pub food than walk a little bit further down to dr sharpies shark bite grill. You'll probably run into some of the dive staff there hanging out now. Another great place to eat is the pilot house and that's located right near the coral restoration foundation very close by and and if you're in the mood for pizza then upper crust pizza at mile marker one zero one point six. Just make sure it's not. Wednesday is their closed. We made that mistake. So as i wrap up this segment. If you've been diving in key largo. I hope that you will agree that it is really a cool place to dive. And if you've never been there. I would encourage you to consider putting a trip there on your counter. I regret having taken fourteen years between visits. I'm not gonna make that mistake again.
Wet Notes - 6-6-21
"This is wet notes. Scuba shack radio's news and information update for sunday. June sixth two thousand and twenty. One first up. I like give you a quick update from stewart. Coves dive bahamas stewart. Coves has moved to new location. In coral harbour. Coral harbour used to be home of dive dive dive in nassau scuba center. Both are now gone. Stewart just moved to this new property in the last month and he has bought and he has big plans for the place right now. The main building is under significant renovation. So he has constructed some temporary structures to accommodate divers while things progress. I had a nice chat with stuart on his plans to build out the facility. And make it a great place to do your diving. When in nassau we are really looking forward to seeing how everything evolves move when we get back there next year. Good luck. Stewart as you begin this new phase. I'm sure you will make it a world class diving operation in the may two thousand and twenty one edition of the divers alert network. Safety stop newsletter. They introduced the return of the dan tags. So what are they will. The dan tags are small round crafted aluminum tag. That can easily attach to your. Bcd you tag will be laser engraved with important emergency information. That will help in the event that something happens. The dan tag will include your name date of birth. Your dan membership number any specific medical information. You'd like to disclose like allergies or other medical conditions plus contact. They're pretty attractive. Bright red and are easy to order from the dan website. The cost of the dan tag is twenty dollars. Check them out at divers alert network dot org and go to their online store in personalized. Your tag a couple years ago magazine. Podcast did a series on ballast and it was hosted by allen. Kelsey well ellen is back with a new five part series called the sound aquatic the ocean and the antra pause the first episode debuted on may twenty fifth and will run each week through june twenty-first. This series is about the sound scrapes that scientists are recording the surprising ways that animals talking. Listen and how the cove nineteen pandemic triggered a quietness in the ocean that is renewing commitments to lower ocean noise. The podcasts are quick moving and entertaining. You can find them at hawkeye magazine dot com or on any of your favorite podcast apps. Oh and if you wanna know what andro pause means. The term refers to a global reduction in modern human activity and it was coined by researchers in june. Two thousand twenty article in nature ecology and evolution. Guess she learn something new every day now. Here's some discouraging news out of grand cayman and it doesn't have to do with the covid nineteen pandemic but rather about another disease outbreak among coral the stony coral disease or sc td. According to an article in the came encompass an isolated area containing disease was spotted at life off a smith cove. And that's along the south west coast and that's not good. The came in department of environment also reported infected sites amal along grand cayman's east coast the now suspects that divers and boat operators be spreading it although scientists are still not exactly sure how stony coral tissue disease spreads. If you look at the outbreak map you get the feeling that it could be divers or boat. Operators there are new disinfecting guidelines for local divers. Not sure how these will translate to us when the caymans open back up again as if we didn't have enough to contend with with covid nineteen now it stony coral tissue disease and our dive gear every day. Now we're learning about more destinations for diving opening up around the world. One of these locations is bon air. There was an article on dive. News wire from the bon air tourism department. That indicated that. Us flights will resume. On june fifth and the country is launching an island-wide health initiative american and delta will be resuming their wednesday and saturday flights from miami and atlanta. Unlike the bahamas of it appears that you'll still need an antigen or pcr tests even if you are vaccinated before entry and of course for returning to the united states. It sounds like you might be able to get these tests at the airport or at three other facilities on the island so even though bonaire will open. Be sure you're properly prepared. Hopefully in the near future you'll be able to travel without restrictions if you're fully vaccinated and finally here on wet notes. I just saw that. Bob ballard has a new book out and it's titled into the deep and memoir from the man who found titanic a couple of years ago. We met doctor ballard at the sixty fifth boston. Sea rovers clinic and his presentation was fascinating. Some sure the book will be equally fascinating. There was an article on cnn where they interviewed bob allard. And according to this article the book delves into some of the most defining moments of his personal life including the tragic death of his son. Ballard turned seventy nine in june and he said that depend pandemic. He had a lot of times on his hands. So he teamed up with christopher drew the new york times who's an investigative journalists to write the book into the deep by robert. Ballard would be a good one to add to your summer reading list. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes here on scuba shack radio
The Invader -
"It's time for another installment of seahorn. It's still alive here on scuba shock radio and this time we're heading back to july thirtieth nineteen sixty for season three episode thirty titled the invader in this episode. Mike is on assignment to a small unnamed. Latin america country where his job is to train a new underwater demolition team in the opening underwater scenes. Mike is with two other divers and there are placing underwater charges. Mike says that in wartime the underwater soldier only has his blade and bundle of explosives. Well when the charges go off you see the divers being violently tossed about but they're okay. They were just far enough away from the concussion back on the boat. Mike tells us that he has started with twenty men but now he is down to their. Is thomas vegas a wealthy princeton graduate and paul ramirez better known as indio an orphan who is happy but can be serious as a barracuda but there is trouble ashore. The scene shifts to the office of the president day president they duran and he's being confronted by an opposition leader so scenario silvano who is calling for revolution against iran's tax bill. Mike confronts scenario storms out. Mike is worried about this little dictator but president duran assures in he was a soldier and all will be well now. We're back on the boat. Where mike still has his hands. Full with a rivalry between tomasz an indio underwater thomason indio get into a fight by training. Mike forces them to the surface. Thomas toes indio that if he kicks him again like that he'll cut his throat. Mike tells ended. They gotta learn to work together to now. Tomas asks to go sure to go on a date with dawn comes trouble. Speedboat approaches the argonaut with a colonel. Who tells them that. President duran has been abducted by solano and being held in an island. Four miles offshore. What can you do ask the kernel. We'll think of something. Mike replies give us until noon. And if you haven't heard from us by then you've never will. The next thing we see is tomasz on the radio and he is talking to survive at the fort. The revolutionary traitor to l. president. He tells them that there will be an underwater attack. Now as mike in dior getting ready their gear we see tomas sneaking a flare gun into his rig back underwater. The three divers are set for a long swim with patrol boats circling around. So mike takes the boys deep into the channel to create a diversion. Mike sends up a surface marker buoy with a time fused bomb on it when it goes off. The fort thinks it's a pto and savannah. Realizes mike nelson is on his way. President they durant says. Mike nelson is an extraordinary man to which ivano replies. He's an extraordinary gag. Man you see. The revolutionaries have set up a concrete and steel screen across the channel. The only way through is to blast but they wanna confused patrol boats and the floor so they set off a series of bombs in different locations while they blow up the screen. One two three bombs go off in the guards and savannah are confused with a concrete and steel screen blown apart. Mike leads the divers through just then tomasz takes off. Where's he going. He makes his way to the sea wall and is ready to fire off his flare gun to signal the four when mike jumped him they didn't tie tomasz to a floating rafts off the island and set off a smoke bomb again to confuse the revolutionaries mike and i had to the other side of the island. They're getting shallower and shallower into a mike. Pops his head up all clear and they get out of the water and ditched her scuba gear. The raft trick worked by tells indio and he tells them to keep them busy while he gets el presidente. Indio starts tossing grenades. all around. the guards are shooting at everything. Now we see. Mike armed with a small revolver while savant is starting to freak out in the cell. He keeps calling out for martinez. President duran smiling smugly as the havoc rains bike sneaks into fort with his revolver and then we see so von. Tell the guard. Go out and find martinez. Well that opens the door from mike to be called in by president day duran. Mike surprises silvano and tells them to call off the revolutionary. When he says no. Mike says he's a peaceful man but he won't hesitate to shoot him. He'll give him the five one two three okay. So von gives up and radio demand to stand down. Mike is florida the revolution and saved l. president day in the final scene. We see mike at the helm of his boat with a metal pin to his chest. His first from a foreign government indio ramirez is now the head of the country's coastal defense once again letter. Nimoy shows up on seahawks where he played indio. The invaders wasn't filmed in a small latin american country to filming was done in silver springs florida. Well i hope you enjoyed this. Latest installment of sea hunt that still alive brought to you by scuba shack radio.
Wet Notes 5-6-2021
"This is wet. Notes here on scooby. Shock radio for may six two thousand and twenty one. I want to start off today with a story. That is a bit of personal meaning to me. And that's a story about what some recreational divers found while diving out in hawaii. Awful and i. Now i have quite a few dives out there. Awful and i and these divers found some unexploded world war two era ordinance. They found two bombs. One was at seventy four feet and the other one was at ninety four feet. The divers immediately notified to hawaii division of aquatic research. Who went out to investigate it and confirmed it was unexploded ordinance the report indicated that the munitions were about three hundred yards offshore. The exact location wasn't disclosed when but it may be in the area of the first and second cathedrals again personal for me. Because i have probably about at least twenty. Five dives onto cathedrals as of now. There aren't any more updates and there was no mention on the divers website and they run many charters out to the site. Let's see where this goes. I recently checked out the four ocean blog to see if there was anything of interest will there was a lot but one thing did pique. My interest for ocean occasionally does a blog on plastics around the world. And that's where they identify articles or stories that talk about the plastic crisis facing the world. Now one article was from interesting engineering and it was written by deora as deamer and this was about plastic eating mushrooms. Yes certain types of fungi can ingest and eat plastic apparently in two thousand eleven some yale researchers discovered rare mushroom in the amazon forest and it was able to digest and break down plastics. One of the scenarios suggest that these plastic eating mushrooms could be placed at the bottom of landfills interesting over the years. There have been various successful experiments. So what's the holdup perhaps speed. It takes times for the mushrooms to eat and digest the plastic and there's also competition for other investment now. Here's a bit of disturbing news that i saw from dima apparently there's going to be a virtual meeting of the florida fish and wildlife conservation commission or dfw see on may twelfth and thirteenth one of the topics on may twelfth. I think it is a two. Our discussion is to review and update the goliath grouper. Now this review is to look at if they should allow a limited highly. Regulated harvest of the goliath grouper. Why well that's a really good question now if you go out to the f. w. website you'll be able to find a detailed Presentation on this review. Even if the science holds up and supports the harvest. I would have to ask if the enforcement is of a regulated harvest. Dean feels that. The economic value of the goliath grouper are better served without any harvest and continue the protection they currently have. Sos thousand island. Well what's that all about. Well for those of you are familiar with the saint lawrence seaway in the thousand island region. Sos stands for save ontario shipwreck thousand island chapter now. This was reported in scuba news. Sos thousand island wants to create an artificial reef off of brockville in canada. Why are they making such a bold proposal. Were there are three main objectives. I an artificial reef will reduce the pressure on the local historic wooden shipwrecks and then second. An artificial reef can preserve the maritime history of ships that had been destined for scrap and finally this effort will assist the local aquarium in promoting maritime heritage and discovery. This is still a long way off but there is some good news in that day of identified a ship that could be used and it is the former canadian coast. Guard vessel the c. c. g. s. mont. Mandy now this ship was built in one thousand nine hundred sixty three and it was decommissioned and sold in nineteen ninety nine. Let's see where this one goes. Well here's something that. I just saw from patty. I think it was on the patty pro blog. Patty women's dive day. Two thousand and twenty one is coming and the tagline on the blog was celebrate the connection between mandy and the ocean. This year's patty women's dive day is july seventeenth 2021. This event started six years ago in two thousand and fifteen and it was started as a way to encourage more female participation in sport scuba diving to date there have been over four thousand patty women's dive day events in over one hundred countries. I'm sure last year was a little tough to get events planned and executed safely this year. More places are opening and travel is picking up. Everyone can participate be on the lookout for patty women's dive day event in your local area or maybe even travel to a nice destination to participate and finally today. I thought i'd give everyone and update on traveling. To the bahamas. As of may first the bahamas ministry of health has released new guidelines for entry departure. I if you are fully vaccinated for covid nineteen that's two weeks from your final. Does you don't need a covid. Nineteen tests prior to entry. Nor do you need to fill out the daily health questionnaire or get a covert test. After your fifth day on the island. You'll still need to apply for the bahamas. Health visa prior to entry. And you still need to get a covert test before travelling back to the united states. Now we're heading to nassau a may twenty six th so these changes make things a whole lot simpler. Hopefully more countries will open up. Like the bahamas. Well that's it for wet notes on may six two thousand and twenty one here on scuba shack radio
Wet Notes - 4-23-21
"This is wet notes for april twenty third. Two thousand twenty one here on scuba shack radio. I up just after i recorded. The last episode president biden released his two thousand and twenty two budget. Well if you're a fan of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration or noah. You'll be happy in the budget. Proposal released on april ninth. The president proposed a record budget of six point. Nine billion dollars for knowing now. How does that compare well. This year knows budget is four point. Six billion wow. that's big increase. This budget really supports taking action. On climate change protecting marine mammals the ocean great lakes and coastal communities. If you recall the previous administration has proposed cutting knows budget only to have it restored by congress. Now this is just a first step in the budget proposal. It has a long way to go to get congressional approval. But i think it's a very good first step now. Here's something that's really interesting. I read this in the cayman compass online. It's about a grand cayman. Northside family found a message in a bottle. Yeah on easter. i think it was. The family was out walking on a remote part of the island. A place called the parrot sanctuary. I think this is on the east end. Well that's where patricia dacosta her family recovered an emerald colored bottle with a handwritten message inside the note said thrown into the ocean on six december. Two thousand and seventeen somewhere between the bahamas and florida. If you find this drop us a line and let us know where it ended up. Signed by darren and shannon from evansville illinois and it gave them their email address so patricia them with the news and now darrin shannon are planning to visit grand cayman at some point as for the bottle. The dacosta family's planning to put their own note in the same bottle and send it back out to see what an incredible journey. It's here the second quarter edition of the journal of diving history magazine. It arrived in the mail just after the last show. This latest additions cover story was written by chris. Cole and it is about the divers who worked on the edgewater disaster. It was one of the worst maritime disasters in us history. I'll leave it at that and you can do some of your own research but it was a really interesting article. There's also an interview in the edition. Done by michael newdow with dick rakowski and he's dubbed. The father of nighthawks again. Some really interesting stuff. I highly recommend that you take a look at the historical diving. Society's website if you become a member you'll get the journal mail to you every quarter a pleasant surprise in your mailbox. I received an email from a friend a few weeks ago with the subject line serenity so who can't use a little serenity how about serenity now well it turns out that my friend was asked by our son to watch him cameras for a school project. These live cams were from the monterey bay aquarium so i went to the link and it took me to their landing page for nine different cameras. I'm not going to list them all right now. But you can peek. In on their penguins. Sea otters were moon jellies. There's even a camera for monterey bay itself personally. I like to observe my sealife while diving but these live cams from monterey bay aquarium can fill in and provide that little bit of serenity. Now here's something interesting. That came in from shearwater. You know the makers of the dive computers. They have a contest. It's going to be starting up. In may called the spring shopping spree and the winner will get four thousand nine hundred ninety nine dollars shopping spree at the dive shop of their choice. And here's how it works if you purchase the shearwater in april or if you buy one in may you can register for the contest with their online portal with a proof of purchase. But you don't have to buy a computer to participate. You also be able to register by completing a short fifty word essay on why you like shearwater computers. The lucky winner will be selected at the end of may. And it's another great way to support your local dive shot. Thanks your water for doing this. And finally there was a short article from patty on april twentieth about their meeting with the maldivian government to confirm the protection for sharks. There was some speculation out there that the maldivian government might be lifting the shark fishing ban in their countries waters. Well this can't be good over ten years ago. Patty along with others helped to establish this current protection so the patty staff met with the moldavian ministry of fisheries marine reserves and agriculture's lead zaha wahid. Well here's some good news here at the meeting minister while he said that they were committed to sustainable and responsible management on april twentieth the ministry released a statement that said the maldives does not intend to permit a targeted shark. Fishing in the mouth. These great job. Patty in great job maldives for protecting these critical apex predators. Well that's it for wet notes. For
The Alcatraz Story
"It's time for another installment of sea hunt. It's still alive here on scuba shack radio. This time. we're going back to episode one of season two and it was titled the alcatraz story this episode premiered on january fourth nineteen fifty nine at the time. Alcatraz was still very much an operation as a prison and it did not close until march of nineteen sixty three. The alcatraz story starts off with a scene of several convicts breaking rocks on the cliffs of alcatraz when all of a sudden one of the convex Falls in and then you see him. Swim-down before surfacing when the guards fish him out but wait. There's a mysterious fishing boat. The olympia watching what's happening. The convict circling is arm as if he's signaling fishing boat the scene shifts to the boat and three guys say they need to find mike nelson. Now we're underwater with mike nelson and he's testing flares for company. When all of a sudden an anchor comes crashing down dangerously close to him and an a skin. Diver comes diving down. Mike is really mad. And he's ready to chew him out when he gets to the surface but they get to the surface in all the guys start apologizing and they say they've came a long way to see mike and mike ask them why to bury mitzi no. They introduced themselves as the brand brothers. Larry johnny and frank they claim to be abalone divers and need to to learn how to scuba dive so they can find the abalone. Mike advises them on the law. But they say hey there lotto buying brothers so he agrees to teach larry and johnny how to scuba dive for three hundred dollars. And we're going to start tomorrow morning at eight thirty. But mike tells them any of them goof off. It's over so the next morning they're out diving. Mike says they're easy to teach. He's going over the equipment the safety procedures in the buddy system underwater now. They're in triples doubles and singles tanks. Bit of everything after their first lesson which by the way lasted five hours underwater and they were below sixty feet might tells the brothers no more diving while he heads back to town jeep to get the tanks fill and he gives them a book on scuba diving. Do read larry tells mike okay teach will be good he had. That's not gonna happen. Mike returns to find the boat empty. And there's bubbles in the water. Larry johnny or diving again just franks shows up and mike and frank get into a fight before mike knocks him down gets into his gear and enters the water to retrieve the two brothers before they kill themselves. Mike finds them underwater. And it looks like they're doing something like the dive master gear exchange. Now they take off and mike goes in hot pursuit for some reason. Johnny turns around rips. Mike mask off. Mike has defined it. Put it on and clear it. Just in time to find larry running out of air. Mike grabs larry and buddy breathes with him to the surface now. Mike is really mad. Schools over another five minutes and all their problems would have been over. They'd be dead his advice. Don't play games with the ocean. The brothers gibb tell mike. They were just practicing. What was in the book. Mike gave them. Mike doesn't really believe them but they take off and as the boat depart mike find frank's wallet on the pier. Apparently he lost it. Doing to fight with mike. He's not frank brennan but frank bronson the plot thickens. Wonder if my god is three hundred dollars the scene now shifts to fisherman's warf and mike is getting the low down on the bronson brothers. They haven't been abalone fishermen for years and there's a fourth brother mark now mike looking for their boat but he spots it on often abandoned peer in oakland and decides that he needs to scuba dive out to see what's up. The board is empty. But before mike can get on board the three bronze brothers show up his only option. Hide under the boat when the engine starts. He grabbed a dangling. Bow-line and hitches a ride. They're up to no good. The pressure is tremendous as he hangs on an fears of the blades of the prop behind them. But the boat finally slows then stops. And larry johnny jump in on scuba and have an extra set a gear. What's going on. Mike surfaces and sees their right off alcatraz. It's two against one. Nothing new for mike nelson. He follows them down to some rocks underwater where they deploy a surface buoy. Then we see a convict one zero nine eight six. That would be mark bronson. He died into the water now. Mike gets it as he sees the convict getting into a wet suit. And putting on the gear. Mike shoots a flare off to signal. The guards on alcatraz hoping it works. Mike is now fully rigged mask wetsuit. Tank regulator weight belt and knife and their high tailing it off against a strong title current. But larry turns and he spots mike. He's going to fight a rearguard action while johnny and markswoman. It's a knife fight. And it's a good one larry's tough clever and slippery but might get behind. Him cuts his air hose and brings him to the surface. And that's where we see. Mike's knife into larry's first stage. The flare did its job. And there's a patrol boat from the island coming on the scene that's one bronson in the bag on the boat. They followed the brothers bubbles and when they catch up mike dies back in lights off a flare and pokes it at the brothers and another massive underwater fight breaks out mike pulls off marks masks shuts air off and shoves him johnny he then puts johnny in a stranglehold and brings the two brothers to the surface. Mike has thwarted escape attempt. Larry says on the boat. It was a pretty good scheme. Yeah mike doesn't think so. Wow this first. Episode new year was jam packed with some great underwater fight scenes. I guess they really wanted to get everyone excited about the show again. And you most definitely will recognize johnny bronson. That was leonard. Nimoy yes mr spock. He shows up again. So that's the alcatraz story from nineteen fifty-nine the first episode of season. Two of seon. Hope you enjoyed it. I'll be back again soon with another installment of seon. It's still alive here on scuba shack radio.
Wet Notes - 4-9-21
"This is wet notes here scuba shock radio for april ninth two thousand and twenty one first up today. I'd like to give you an update on new netflix. Documentary see spiracy. You might recall that. I introduced you to this film in a previous segment of wet notes. Well it did premiere on netflix's advertised. And i had a chance to watch. She spiracy a couple of weeks ago. The film is eighty nine minutes long and it can be captivating and controversial. Like i said this is certainly raising a great deal controversy especially as it relates to sustainable seafood and fishing. There's a couple of organizations that they called out into spiracy earth island institute and the marine stewardship council actually marine stewardship council issued a response on their website within days of the premier and every day. I see something more coming out related to the controversy. But i encourage you to watch the film and then decide for yourself about what it is saying like. I said lots of controversy. That's spiracy on net flicks now. Here's something that. I found really interesting. I came across an article that talked about how scientists are using thin wales to map out what lies beneath the sea floor. Now according to to seismologists vaclav kina from the czech academy in prague and john nab elec of oregon state university in corvallis oregon the song of the fin. Whales are loud enough to penetrate the earth's crust and revealed deep structures. I guess they have a network of fifty four bottomed size meter seismometers that the tech sound waves traveling through the ground and they picked up the of whales as they were passing by. Now they have a one hundred and eighty nine decibels song and that song can last from two and a half to five hours as they did more analysis they were able to map the underlying rock structures. According to these guys this is just as effective as those air cannons that are polluting the ocean with all that noise how practical this is yet to be seen. But you've gotta admit it is interesting. Now here's an update on the lectured aluminum tanks situation. You might recall back at the end of february. I told you about luxembourg Decision to exit the aluminum tank business and that they were looking to sell their plants in the us and the uk more. Here's some good news. Metal impact out of elk grove village in illinois is acquiring the graham north carolina luxembourg cylinder plant metal impact is no stranger to scuba tank business. They've been around since nineteen fifty nine and in two thousand fourteen. They purchase worthington. Aluminum cylinders has been providing aluminum scuba tanks to excess scuba and see pearls for a number of years. We've got quite a few from excess scuba over the past couple of years and so we're pretty familiar with metal impacts. This is some good news for the. Us aluminum Scuba tank supply chain. There's absolutely no doubt that. The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the scuba industry. But i guess it's not all bad news if you happen to be in the right place and it seems that hawaii is those right places especially for new diver certifications. There's a recent article in scuba diving magazine. Titled more hawaiians getting certified than before the pandemic turns out that even though the travel has been restricted to and from the islands more locals are turning to scuba aloha scuba on awad who had reported a one hundred and twenty percent increase in new diver certifications. In two thousand and twenty. They went from twenty seven in two thousand and nineteen to eighty three in two thousand and twenty spurred by whole families going for they're open water certification with some great diving. It certainly makes sense to mask up and dive in our aloha state. Last week i was trying to see if the ocean based climate solutions act of two thousand and twenty was being introduced in this session of congress. Well no update on that yet but i did come across something very interesting. There is a house select committee on the climate crisis now. This committee was created during the one hundred sixteenth congress. That was the last one so it hasn't been around long. But they did produce a climate action plan of two thousand twenty. And that's called the congressional action plan for a clean energy economy and a healthy resilient and just america committee is chaired by representative. Kathy castor from florida and the ranking chair is representative garrett graves from louisiana now. I watched their organizing meeting from march nineteenth. Let's say there's just a little bit of difference on the ideas of how to approach In the approaches in making the us carbon zero by two thousand fifty but as representative castor stated. It's time to turn recommendations into policy. Now i'll be tracking our actions and keep you updated here and finally you might recall. Last year the uss bonham rashard an eight hundred forty four foot long and fibia assault ship burned out of control for five days. Now that was in san diego california. But now senator. Marco rubio from florida is proposing that the ship be used to create an artificial reef down in florida little bit of background. The navy did some cost analysis On what it would take to restore the ship to operational status an estimated that that would be somewhere between two point. Five and three point five billion dollars but the cost to decommission and scrap the bonham rashard would be about thirty million dollars. Senator rubio didn't provide any details on where the ship might be sunk and be become an artificial reef but he did say that it could be done for less than thirty million dollars to scrap the ship. This word Happened it would be. We'll keep an eye on it and see where it goes. Fingers crossed that will have another artificial reef down in florida. Something that big to dive on. Well that's it for this installment of wet notes for april ninth. Two thousand and twenty
Captain pleads not guilty to manslaughter in California boat fire
"Boat fire. Gerry Boyle in the captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast in September. 2019 killing 34 people has pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of Seaman's manslaughter. The 67 year old Boylan was arraigned in federal court in Los Angeles Tuesday. Prosecutors say Boylan failed to follow safety rules before the fire broke out. One day after the catastrophic fire. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said there was a stairwell. To get down the main entry way up and down and there was an escape hatch, and it would appear as though both of those were blocked by fire. Each of the 34 counts carries a potential 10 year prison term. I, Mike Rossia. AP News I'm Jackie
Captain pleads not guilty to manslaughter in boat fire
"Hi Mike Crossey of reporting a captain pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges in a catastrophic California boat fire Gerry Boyle and the captain of the scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast in September twenty nineteen killing thirty four people has pleaded not guilty to thirty four counts of seaman's manslaughter the sixty seven year old boy when was arraigned in federal court in Los Angeles Tuesday prosecutors say Boylan failed to follow safety rules before the fire broke out one day after the catastrophic fire Santa Barbara county sheriff bill brown said there was a stairwell to get down the main entry way up and down and there was an escape hatch and it would appear as though both of those were blocked by fire each of the thirty four counts carries a potential ten year prison term hi Mike Rossi up
"It's time for another installment of on it. Store live here on scuba shack radio. And this time we're going back to season one episode two titled flooded mine flooded mine the premiered on january eleventh nineteen fifty eight. The show opens up with mike scuba diving. And there's a woman who is free diving with them. They're searching for a guitarfish from marineland of the pacific and that's when they encounter a c line who might calls a natural clown. He then says that he will be faced with a very different situation. Fifteen hundred miles inland where he's been called to investigate a mine. Explosion that has flooded the tunnels in the next scene. Mike is at the mine and he's talking to the head of the mind. Mr graham mr graham explains that the explosion killed thirty miners and he needs mike to determine the extent of the flooding. Mike tells mr graham that he can go thousand yards into the tunnel with his cylinder. Graham asks him what it's going to cost. Mike says we'll talk about that later. Now mr graham calls in bill henderson. Who's going to help mike. Bill tells graham that he sorry about his boy who was killed in an explosion. The scene shifts to mike being lowered into the mine in his full scuba gear with miner's helmet on he says he's been all seven seas on six continents but has never been in a mind before and never wants to be in want again as bill and mike or making their way through the mine. Bill tells mike not to touch anything. It's a tight squeeze and mike accidentally kicks a beam. That causes a bit of a cave-in. Well they finally make it to the water mike. Mike looks at his watch. And it says three twenty and he tells bill that he has forty minutes of air. Bill asks mike. What can you do if he doesn't make it back in time to which mike replies. Nothing bill tells mike. He's got a dangerous job now. Under the murky water. Mike is feeling his way along slowly carefully when he hears some noises. He doesn't know exactly what what they are but he sees a light at the surface and when he surfaces up he discovers to miners trapped in an air pocket barely breathing. Mike shoves the regulator in their mouth and smacks them starts yelling at them to breathe now the dilemma. How to get them out. There's no time to go back for another long. He can only take one out but who they draw. Rocks smallest rock stays the guy. Mike is taking out. Can't swim and he needs wait. So they load his pants with rocks mic shows. Them how to buddy breathe gives him as masks and off they go but not for long. The minor panics. Takes mike's knife and starts to fight with them. Mike drops might drops his light and gets to panic. Diver back to the air pocket. Mike goes back down to get his late and then he comes up and tells the minor to get some rocks. He's taken him out. This time keeps his mask and things go smoothly. We then see bill looking at his watch. It's four pm. Whereas mike suddenly bill sees the light. And mike comes up with the minor. It's been workman. Mike needs to go back but he doesn't have enough air and there's not enough time to go out in the mind for another tank. What can they do. Just an mike spots a welding torch where there's a torch there's oxygen tank has the same valve as regulator. What luck but mike need some tools to complete the rig now. He needs to go back down underwater To retrieve a toolbox he does and hooks up his regulator and carries the o. Two tank with them as he heads back breathing welding oxygen. Mike reaches the air pocket and finds the second minor limp. But not dead. He gives him the regulator and the minor starts to revive. He tells. Mikey sorry that he was scared. Mike says that's okay. You just didn't have enough oxygen this time. Mike says that things went a lot better than they made it out. We never did get the name of that panic minor nor did we ever find out what might charge mr graham for those of us of a certain age or watch a lot of old time television. You might recognize bill henderson. That's hank patterson who played fragile. Arnold the pigs. Dad on greenacres the episode sort of ended abruptly when when it switches to lloyd bridges on his boat telling us that three fifths of the planet is covered by sea. And how little we know so join us as we go below with si-hun as we've seen in many si-hun adventures. You never know where mike nelson will be going diving next. Stay tuned for future installments of seon. It's still alive here on scuba shack radio
6. Family Travel Association with Rainer Jenss on the Adventures with Grammy Podcast
"That's the biggest advantage. I see of travel is that it is such an educational opportunity for children and it reinforces what they learn in the school systems hundred percent very well said and if i may add to this something that i think most parents are not really aware of our additional benefits that come out from traveling with your children so for example we all know or suspect that they are learning about the world as they travel through it which certainly was the case when we did it with our children. You know those cultural differences relieve impression and now so many things but there is also not only they exploring the world outside of themselves but unbeknownst to them. They're really learning about themselves. They're learning life skills. They're developing not just new perspectives but discovering personal interests. That that's this interesting. Byproduct of getting your kids out of their comfort zone and from what's familiar now. That's what travel affords Everybody not just children but particularly children who are going through. Whether it's adolescence are changes that are going on in their lives. All of this mixed together with this discovery about themselves through what they're seeing externally is i wasn't aware of When we embarked our trip and really realized. When i got back it's no surprise at my older son is now twenty three years old. Got his first job. Out of college at spacex he developed this love and appreciation for not just photography. that's a life skill. He learned while he was driving but an appreciation for our nautical engineering and space rocketry. That came out of visiting places like the kennedy space center and so forth so it could lead to be really anything but this gives children opportunity to discover themselves without the kind of influence of their peers and and you know kind of the day to day struggles that they have is young people. I hope the audience out there really takes this to heart. Maybe in some way practices on their own because to be aware of it will really enhance the experience. I think without being no intentional about it. 'cause it should just it just kind of happens and that's where the magic is and that's why go to career in trying to promote All the things that families can do together not just a theme park beach the case. It's some we talked about. But you know there's so many great ships one mention For example dude ranches very popular with the multi gen skipped gen circles if it's a chance to get outdoors and You can not just ride horses by go fly fishing and you'll quality time the cookout or you know by the by the can fire. You know making a sure or young burning marshmallows. Toasted marshmallows students attended arnhem but You know these are. There's so many things that i know. Parents grandparents alike will take the time to research. Discover not to put a plug for family travel association that i that i founded seven years ago but family travel dot org. I urge here audience. Check it out and maybe get some ideas and look at things that you never thought were even possible. Scuba diving with with children is is a possibility. I've gone on dive trips all around the world with my kids and other families ten years ago. I didn't think that was even remotely possible. I didn't realize that a ten year old could certify. Get their certification. I thought it would have been at least in the teens. If not a little older but anyway there's so much out there but as we kind of started with its finding that that kind of common ground that so important one planning something like this you know. What are some of the things that everyone in the family likes to do. And one last thing a common mistake that's also made when it comes to planning travel With families and certainly with multi jan groups is that they don't consider the activities before the destination in other words. People said okay. Where do you wanna go. And let's say for the sake of argument. Someone says i want to go to hawaii and allies. Great were really. What hawaii is is destination with beaches resorts things like diving as i mentioned some cultural experiences but if you pick the destination i you limit yourself to that destination offers instead. Start with all. I wanna go. Sailing are oh. I wanna beach vacation decide on the activity then. Your geography is much larger than you can choose from a greater variety not to mention expenses. Let's say everyone decides to go to hawaii but some people live in florida You know those are all factors so pick the activities. I the destination second. I hope you enjoy today's episode of the adventures with remy.
"scuba diving" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The commercial scuba diving vessel were rescued labor unions in several US cities are holding parades and other celebrations this Labor Day they're hoping to increase the size of unions Chuck Korbach of member station W. you W. M. in Milwaukee reports on calls for Congress to help the movement union membership is down to about ten percent of U. S. households but the first female president of the Wisconsin AFL CIO says she's committed to working hard to convince more people to join organized labor Stephanie Bloomingdale is also asking Congress to pass when she calls labor law reform to protect the right to organize act the pro actors in Congress right now and this is what we need to level the playing field for working people to be able to join and organize a union but the US chamber of commerce says the pro act as many pernicious provisions that would harm employer's rights for NPR news I'm Chuck Krumbach in Milwaukee seven people killed in a shooting rampage on Saturday in West Texas were remembered at a prayer vigil in Odessa last night this is NPR from KQED knew some Brian what authorities arrested seventy four people cited fourteen others and impounded two dozen vehicles in Antioch over the weekend after two side show gatherings in the city gatherings took place near Summersville town center and Wilbur Avenue on Saturday night officers from six law enforcement agencies responded they made arrests and citations on suspicion of reckless driving speed and trespassing. the many city council will vote tomorrow on declaring a climate emergency in the city which is the home to the Valero Valero refinery the new ship mare Elizabeth Patterson says although the refinery employs hundreds of people it's also a daily reminder of the dangers of the oil and gas industry can pose to local communities she says this resolution would commit the nation to gradually shift away from fossil fuels by twenty thirty I think it would impress other communities that don't have a refinery that they can do as much if not more to ignore is the threat to jobs to ignore the threat to the industry I think it's a full house the city of Richmond home to the chevron refinery declared a climate emergency last year Patterson hopes a similar move in Benicia could open up cap and trade funds from the state as well as other grants in sports the Yankees beat the ace five to four the Padres beat the giants eight to four in that game marked what could be Pablo Sandoval's last with the giants he's due for Tommy John surgery on his right elbow this week the giants play the cardinals in Saint Louis that game starts in a couple hours our time I'm Brian white KQED news support.
"scuba diving" Discussed on Overheard at National Geographic
"She's in the desert in sudan is doomed just four hours you could see the christians and torrance scuba gear okay well this is gonna top it off like let's go diving in a pyramid christian isn't editor writer in one of my colleagues national geographic she's also in underwater archaeologist lynch's she's investigated plenty of periods in terms.
"scuba diving" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"It's time for our new feature into the child and figure out what the hell you get ready for you. Go to Jamaica to go to jail. We're about the hug it out. You don't want hug it out. No. I wanna hear what you getting ready to play. Well, this things, you know, key words, keyword, like VCR key word Travis has Heather hunter collection. We didn't know about in the basement. Whatever you have Chinese. Travis ever in his life seen Heather. All right. But. Oh man. We talked about those keys. Teams. Good key told us about the new TD's. Also, new nude booze. Cruise which I'll be doing a couple of times next week in Jamaica and pretty sure, I'll be back this feature kind of went sideways, but, you know what it is time for what Chris. That bit at the day, the bit of the day is driven by foreign virg- Los Angeles on the sunset strip. You heard what it prior to me and the headline you heard what he's doing Jamaica. So, yeah, the nude booze cruise don't know. I'm talking about the illegal activity. It's done walk off. Mak- would they turn their head Jamaica? Jamaica is make or I'm also going to cliff diving. Again, I've been before you guys ever built off the huge cliff known talking about, like way up. Now you get in. Doing. That's fun. Okay till you hit a rock scuba diving. I'll be down there with the sharks. He says he's not he's not coming back. Jamaica, better combat with that is this sharks? Jamaica water. There's the oceans is the ocean water. Of course there in their little Lagunas and stuff. Like never heard of like a tax, you know, stuff like that. But sharks. Sure, they can go anywhere. I mean like in the, you know, the cliff diving area. No, not there. But ocean nice blue? All you have got to be way out at that point. Here's, here's a good rule of thumb their everywhere. But here's my good rule of thumb, if it's Carribean Jamaican water that sort of thing in ways, now I'm getting in anything below above the waist. We go. We go into it coming we go in a boat and go way out in the ocean like fifty feet down. And then you just joined. Captain. Yeah. That's not the new boat though thing. Different different. Bit of the day, the bit of the Darrell of bits man, all good. Hornberger Los Angeles on the sunset. Strip brings you a bit of the day every morning to wrap up. Visit Hornberger Los Angeles dot com and Rover above and beyond. You're listening to Caspian Los Angeles. Los angeles. Six hundred miles my pre somebody to row feel last night. Six hundred how many miles we drive this weekend? If you had to take the kids everywhere, over six hundred and you're not doing six hundred watch not, not just have a fantastic weekend. We will see you on Mondays.
"scuba diving" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"I'm not worried about that part, anything inside not on the list. I'm not probably not gonna happen. They would ask me anyway, because she's already prepped him on what to ask for which is on the list. There will be no target stops. Now, it'd be none of that on Rogers listed. He's been giving because I've seen it before. Do you guys have this to the last thing that circled his please? Come home not on my list. Unique you get please come home, because you heard what it prior to me, and the headline you heard what he's doing Jamaica. So, yeah. The nude booze cruise. No, I'm talking about the illegal activity. It's done walk off. Jamaica? Would they turn their head Jamaica? Mak-. Mako. I'm also going to cliff diving. Again, I've been before you guys ever jumped off the huge cliff known talking about, like way up. You get in. Doing. That's fun. Okay till you hit a rock scuba diving. I'll be down there with the sharks. He says he's not he's not coming back. Jamaica's you'd better come back with that is this sharks in Jamaica water. There's the oceans is the ocean water, of course there in their little stuff, like never heard of like attacks, you know, stuff like that. But Sharpton, I'm sure they can go anywhere. I mean like in the you know, like the cliff diving area. Asking no not there. But the ocean nice blue. All you have to be way out at that point. Here's, here's a good rule of thumb their everywhere. Yeah. No, but here's my good rule of thumb, if it's Carribean Jamaican water that sort of thing in ways. Now I'm getting in anything below above the ways we go. We go coming. We go in a boat and go way out Neo Shen fifty feet down. And then you just joined the low captain. Yeah. That's not the nude boat though thing different different boat. Yeah. But you just talked different scoops, crispy cream stop by Cosco..
"scuba diving" Discussed on Know Where You Want To Go Travel Podcast
"Been a challenge of source to have gotten into the water in it goes back to when I was in high school, and I was going into the ocean at night, and I felt something bump up against my leg. And in that sense, trivial today, of course, I laugh about it. I think is kind of funny, and but at the time I thought it was an animal of some kind of think it could be a rocket, and they could be anything that was non living. So of course, I put it into the most dramatic tents possible at the time, and I stayed in the ocean and really out of any water. I couldn't see clearly through from above. And and that's very rare. You can see clearly through to autumn from any waterway. I don't care how blue to water is clear to water is etc. Is very difficult. But it kind of took a toll on me over time. After that point where I really did. You wanna go into swimming pools. It wasn't that. I was scared to something in there. But it was kind of that fear of. Maybe it was current. Maybe it was you know, any anything around those lines along those lines. So yeah, I mean, my point here is that if you're scared of going in the ocean, or if you have any kind of fear water, you know, kind of think about this, and and maybe open open up the mind of sorts to be able to consider doing this. Because it is a great thing. And one thing that I hope to do into futures. You know, get more people that are experts scuba diving. I'm certainly not an expert by any means with scuba diving get them on this episode are on this podcast, rather and be able to talk through it. And maybe on the where those who are a little bit apprehensive about getting into this wonderful amazing field of scuba diving where it just opens up semi world's t-. They could definitely work would me, and and talk maybe talk you into it. So how did I get back into the water really fast forward from nineteen ninety? Six or so to about twenty ten wave or not and twenty ten we had a trip down to Costa Rica, and the idea was to do some snorkeling uh part of the trip an amazing trip of all Costa Rica's a beautiful country. It's curve south not your Cup of tea for whatever reason than Costa Rica's got so much going on that from you know, from coast to coast from Caribbean Pacific through that volcanoes in through all kinds of cloud forest rainforest and everything, but one of our excursions on this adventure was to do some snorkeling and feet sufficient that seemed exciting so we get into the boat wondering what in the world's going on. I hear that water is very murky. See, and I was expecting Clearwater and in. It was certainly not what had happened Mr. been earthquake. I guess the dare to before probably the day before. We're not connected to the music, anything insolvent Spanish. So we really didn't have a clue what was going on. But we were told there was an earthquake off the coast around that time. So that certainly murky the water, but I got in you couldn't really see anything. I mean that was kinda fun part was not really I'm being very facetious. There wasn't fun at all, you know, not able to see anything. So we just kinda got back into boat. But before we did that the the boat guide through some crumbs watering fish coming up. You can't see them. So they get to the top. And it's kind of scary. They're not fun at all. But I felt weirdly safe fen kinda strange going from extreme of not wanting to get into the ocean at all to getting in there this time. So certainly did that and how to get time. So you go couple years from there and that was diverse tripped occur Sal in. That was when the water was clear water was great. You could see some of the corals below and so forth. And so we've decided that. We were going to do some snorkeling there as well. And you know, snorkel you can certainly die down a little bit. But you still have to use great caution for your ears and just for breathing. We are not going to breathe into water course. But you just want to be able to get back to the service to be able to get your breath. So we did a little bit of kind of diving down a bit nece amazing. What you could see. So intrigued buddy a DEA then of trying scuba diving. And I didn't really realize how easy it was to try scuba diving. You know, of course, you wanna make sure you have medical clearance as a insulin-dependent diabetic had to ensure my doctor would sign off on this kind of thing. So they had because you know, it was kind of one of those things in advance of maybe we'll scuba dive, you know, kind of hot hot over beers thinking. Oh, maybe we'll go scuba diving. But we ended up doing that signing up with the diet bus. And we'll I'll talk about them all the time and. And. They don't even have to pay to promote themselves with me. I love him so much, and you You know. know, highly recommend them. But the point being is that I had to Clarence win to two introduction to discover scuba dive. And we had a really really really good time. It was really amazing.
"scuba diving" Discussed on Know Where You Want To Go Travel Podcast
"On how I got into scuba diving how Jonathan I got into scuba diving and really the fears of water to fears of swimming pools, even that I had what I was a little bit younger and into young adulthood, actually that kind of provided some challenges for me up until go into curse out back in twenty twelve for a little bit of adventure under see so. Yes, it's definitely. Been a challenge of source to have gotten into the water in it goes back to when I was in high school, and I was going into the ocean at night, and I felt something bump up against my leg. And in that sense, trivial today, of course, I laugh about it. I think is kind of funny, and but at the time I thought it was an animal of some kind of think it could be a rocket, and they could be anything that was non living. So of course, I put it into the most dramatic tents possible at the time, and I stayed in the ocean and really out of any water. I couldn't see clearly through from above. And and that's very rare. You can see clearly through to autumn from any waterway. I don't care how blue to water is clear to water is etc. Is very difficult. But it kind of took a toll on me over time. After that point where I really did. You wanna go into swimming pools. It wasn't that. I was scared to something in there. But it was kind of that fear of. Maybe it was current. Maybe it was you know, any anything around those lines along those lines. So yeah, I mean, my point here is that if you're scared of going in the ocean, or if you have any kind of fear water, you know, kind of think about this, and and maybe open open up the mind of sorts to be able to consider doing this. Because it is a great thing. And one thing that I hope to do into futures. You know, get more people that are experts scuba diving. I'm certainly not an expert by any means with scuba diving get them on this episode are on this podcast, rather and be able to talk through it. And maybe on the where those who are a little bit apprehensive about getting into this wonderful amazing field of scuba diving where it just opens up semi world's t-. They could definitely work would me, and and talk maybe talk you into it. So how did I get back into the water really fast forward from nineteen ninety? Six or so to about twenty ten wave or not and twenty ten we had a trip down to Costa Rica, and the idea was to do some snorkeling uh part of the trip an amazing trip of all Costa Rica's a beautiful country. It's curve south not your Cup of tea for whatever reason than Costa Rica's got so much going on that from you know, from coast to coast from Caribbean Pacific through that volcanoes in through all kinds of cloud forest rainforest and everything, but one of our excursions on this adventure was to do some snorkeling and feet sufficient that seemed exciting so we get into the boat wondering what in the world's going on. I hear that water is very murky. See, and I was expecting Clearwater and in. It was certainly not what had happened Mr. been earthquake. I guess the dare to before probably the day before. We're not connected to the music, anything insolvent Spanish. So we really didn't have a clue what was going on. But we were told there was an earthquake off the coast around that time. So that certainly murky the water, but I got in you couldn't really see anything. I mean that was kinda fun part was not really I'm being very facetious. There wasn't fun at all, you know, not able to see anything. So we just kinda got back into boat. But before we did that the the boat guide through some crumbs watering fish coming up. You can't see them. So they get to the top. And it's kind of scary. They're not fun at all. But I felt weirdly safe fen kinda strange going from extreme of not wanting to get into the ocean at all to getting in there this time. So certainly did that and how to get time. So you go couple years from there and that was diverse tripped occur Sal in. That was when the water was clear water was great. You could see some of the corals below and so forth. And so we've decided that. We were going to do some snorkeling there as well. And you know, snorkel you can certainly
"scuba diving" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"And I'm not so sure that Daniel was talking about what was going on on the vessel versus a rich history of me urinating in on. I know is that we were going to go stood scuba diving, and I left my invis- align in the sink. That's all I know. So how he two years in a row very excited about this happened to be on the island of Maui. When when we were he chartered a big what's that catamaran, man? I think holds thirty five people, I think it holds more. I think it holds more. But they said it whole L holes like Holland's of piss. I said the have something with many things. So how 'bout of cracks jail? Janelle howie. Commandeer to boat, and then we go out sailing, and then it's awesome. And then we stop at a great snorkeling spot. And then how he doesn't go snorkeling. You know, why because turtles pissing there? On the boat where I believe it safe until somebody would not gorham tells me, it's not to save his hit a few pockets turtle piss you are right about that year before you had the full beard going and you put the whole beard butter on. So you could get the seal going with the mask the mustache butter. But then never entered the drink. You know? What's funny? I don't wanna go snorkeling. We're on a catamaran that water is clear I could sit on the catamaran eating an egg salad sandwich topped going. There's a turtle. There's a turtle there are you? You guys are like flailing for your lives and when mask sucking on. Snorkeled that has been in every orifice that we can imagine. That's right from Taurus, Oliva place, going turtle down here, doesn't I know? I see it where I am. I see it from the boat. I don't need to again bringing you back to my tribe. Remember for had the waters parted, and I could just walk along bottom and look at turtles from side to side. I would have done it. Well, also, it's weird because they go don't touch the turtles. And I'm like if there's ever an animal you could touch. It would be a turtle first off. I don't even know if they would know if you were touching it number one number two. They don't seem bright it, and it's not like anyone ever said what what's up turtle traumatize. What happened? What boy touch to somebody touched it like they don't seem to even know you're there. They just want to eat and dive, and we'll bubble come out of their little nostrils. And if there's any am ever an animal, you could physically put your hands on. The wild. It would. And you could do no damage to it. It would be the turtle, but how he was supposed to touch turtle. You're not supposed to. So what we were doing was. We were just getting within a foot and feeding them straws. That's right. They love one draws a one of the six pack binder plastic. I gave one there. I gotta tell you know, you're going to get let nobody gave I would never give us a turtle just a tune in. I gotta say this in a in a world where like oh. Who cares? Like, hey, Dr electric car drive, a gasoline car have solar power, whatever. It's all good. It all works. It's all fine. The paper straws. No, no, good. I just have this weekend. They don't work like integrate within ten minutes. I am like showdown with everybody. And the just use the good stuff that's friendly to the earth. And what's the big deal, and you don't need this. And you know, I'm all about these just have heavier own water bottle fill it up and bring it with you on your walks. You don't need to get a new plastic bottle every time. Not the straw. We need those straws when did nip this in the bud now because I've come across more and more of these the paper straws disintegrate. The world cannot turn here we keep keep going rest on these laurels pursuing something. It's not disintegrate it,.
"scuba diving" Discussed on Anna Faris Is Unqualified
"And if you're into him, and you think he's hot dating in being in a relationship. I don't care what anybody says is work and it takes effort. So you're gonna have to spend time like travelling in. It's not going to be the most convenient thing. But if you're into him, he's into you. And you guys decide like, that's what you want. It's gonna take effort to meet up. It's gonna take effort to plan out and to actually have conversations. But I also think you the first thing you need to do before you start any of this is tell him exactly how you feel. Oh, I don't know what you disagree with that. If you here's the thing hate, Madison. I'm I'm sorry. sorry. When you said that he loosened its practical, by the way is amazing though on the Quincy Listrik, and it's really yes. So I really. I'm just want to hear what we sweet Madison win win. What what did he say that you that he needed to do when you were like potentially able to meet up, so he actually in the military, and so he is going away to scuba diving school for four months, and may so it's part of his job. And he he thinks it's going to be made. But he it's kind of like so kind of and up in the air. So yeah, unfortunately, the timing doesn't seem like it's gonna work out. But we're also not like a hundred percent sure, Madison when you guys have been casually texting has it mostly been you instigating. No. She definitely has instigated a lot of the conversation as well. I when I got back I told him I was like, oh, it's not there for new years. And so he actually added me on Snapchat 'cause we were gonna try to video call, but it ended up being like with the time difference where. He was super loud and noisy. So we didn't end up doing that. But but he still like, I don't know he's in touch like almost every day. Like, I was messaging him last night. Every day. So has he been since you guys have trust issues in the sky? Yeah. Yeah. See I think that's my follow to as I just see the good people. And I just assumed like he's he's like really at you. And you just he just needs to hear it. I always want everyone that we talked to to protect their hearts, and I just I know it sounds corny. But I wanna make sure the Madison is not sorry medicine. But I just wanna make sure that you're not being misled also want to make sure the Madison because he you met him on app. So he swiping right on all of the Hawaiian everyone in on the Hawaiian islands every single island as well. So, you know, that's happening. Because you're I'm sure you're swiping right on everyone in Vancouver as well. Right. That's happening as well. So I mean, that's you know, that's happening in both locations right now. So knowing that that that needs to inform your strategy going forward. Right. That's what I'm saying. I think you just need like what do you want out of this? I know you're asking us. But like, do you are you ready? Are you in a position near life for like managament, like just a relationship? Why do you like him? Good question on. I mean, I would definitely be willing to explore it further. I know long distance can be hard, especially when we're in two different countries. 'cause I don't really have a work visa in the states. But but we get along in so many different ways. I guess like we we are both very adventurous into extreme force. He's like an amazing surfer. I also served. It's not that well and not bike and hiking and skydiving scuba diving like all of these other like extreme sports, which I'm sure there's lots of other people out there that do those things I'm not our oldest single..
"scuba diving" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Probably would. Yeah. That would have been a lotta we were riveted here in the United States day by day. With this incredible story and people thought they're not gonna make it. They're gonna make. A couple of scenarios that people were coming up with to try to rescue them. You know, whether you would create some kind of tube-like system and kind of like slide them in under the water all the way through and stuff. But I mean was the cave was kind of wind e in we and it was pitch black in the water. Wasn't it? That's right. Yeah. It was picked back obviously inside the cave. The the water was stood up with sediment. So for the divers they had virtually zero visibility on a good day. If no one had been three before then they might have had a few inches to see. So it was all done by the diving was done by hand. They felt they way along the the guideline, but you're right all of the options that they could be sold up. We'll put on the table, and frankly, all of them were bad, they contemplated as you say something of inflatable shoop that was one of the Musk's suggestions. They did actually trial that in canal nearby. But as soon as they'd spoken with some of the navy seals about just how shopping jagged rocks are within the long cave. They realized that would never work. They went to the rescue is went to great efforts to try to drill an access hole using industrial machinery that could go several hundred meters through rock, they actually had just started that process when Android a few meters into the Weinstein when the boys were found, and they pulled it off. But that was only going to drill a hole about five inches in diameter. So it was never going to get the boys out that was still could get some oxygen and water. It could be a lifeline to them. And of course, one of the other options the fight most favorable option from much of the rescue period was to simply wife and just plants survive in there until the monsoon was over in the cave. They tried to pump out the water right pumping was going on the whole time humping started early and did not stop huge resources will put into that. And and that certainly made a difference foam the entrance of the cave to what was not became known as a as a can't three which is where I sort of afford operating base was set up for the rescuers. And the divers the on that it probably didn't make much difference. According to many of the hydrologist, and any sorts that actually went in there. But it was it was a it was a good effort. It was withdrawing absolutely. I would assume the water kept coming in the more. They pumped out the more just kept coming in. At some point. They got it under control. And it became a matter of you know, would rent a bit of an inch? But it would go down pretty often. They didn't control it without pumping. It could have been a disaster. So that was probably well worth it. Certainly now whose idea was to say we're going to put some oxygen masks on these kids, and we're going to get them out. Well, amongst the dolphins you had to cave diving experience several of them always thought that was the only way it was. It was going to happen. And the reason for that is a long difficult dives zero visibility. It's something that a recreational scuba dive at would struggle with. It'd be a heck of an effort to pull it off. If you had a few days under your belt, these young boys who could swim a bit, but not really strongly and had never been scuba diving before it was just unthinkable that they could have a regulator in their mouth. They'd have a mosque over. There is I could stay calm food service. And they have never done that before on they weren't scuba divers. No, no, no experience like that. And and and frankly, I I think I would have been able to stay calm at an adult Bank through that sort of terrifying situation, not knowing where you can't see which way's up because anything is. That's the one thing about the scuba diving is a certified scuba diver in pitch black water. You don't know if you're going up or down, correct? That's right. And so and that factored into some of the planning that they did they get the boys out. So the first thing as you mentioned was these food by small, and they the typical scuba two to Moscow and a regulator mouthpiece. So you have this is a single piece of plastic that goes over yours makes us feel around the whole face and the full head down the side of the face around the jewel on and the silicon seals around there. Keep the water out and keeps them pressure in the cylinder that is considered an easier option for notices, and certainly for these boys who are going to be sedated and terms of what you were saying about nine which is up or down. The other thing that I did was to put the oxygen cylinder. That would be connected to the boys. They will put that in front of him strap it to he's not he's back as you might imagine. And then in addition, they put a lid on the five is that the idea was something went wrong, and somehow the the rescue diver ends the boy became a separate separated. Was down to the bottom of the cave. Hopefully, still face down, hopefully, still breathing and remained that weighted down by that tank that lived wife until he's rescued. I bet good feelings lay around in the darkness and. The kid would panic by that time would have no idea. Well, now that that's what we're going to get into. But one quick question. Liam how long did it? Take to get from the entrance to the cave toward the boys were underwater with the diver. How long did it take the diver to make that trip took them walking diving whiting took about six hours to get in about five hours to get out helped along a little bit by the flow of the water. Are you saying they had to they had to swim for five hours? The wooded harm was too strong and most pasta swim. They were mostly pulling themselves along the guideline for five hours at took correct to go from point A to beat way to get out of the cave would take five hours direct. Oh my God. I thought it was just a matter of a half hour or something like that. No, it was it was a huge undertaking. How would you have enough oxygen? Well, as as you would know that that's that's the on what you can do on eighteenth to even the three tanks that they were taking in each of the divers had three straight three times strapped to them and they positioned spit. Thanks, along the way to replenish supplies Opoku. They find them. They had systems worked out the different sports that had been marked the new way that would be had a system of mocking the tanks with different colors, which ones a full and empty at some point in the rescue. They had like Kim lots those sort of glow in the dark blue sixty snapping night. They come to life. They had those types of the tanks that would let them up in green or red for for twelve hours. So the job is would know which thanks that even them and which were empty now. The ordeal, of course, will be how do you get a kid who doesn't know how to be a scuba diver who can't breathe who's never had a mask on most of them? How do you get him for five hours to breathe this tank without panicking or going crazy and getting him out with the diver? And of course, this is where your story in your book has made it all around the world. It's all over the the media today that these kids were sedated tell us about that. That's right. The sedation of the boys was something that was absolutely necessary for this is a lot. It just couldn't have happened. Otherwise, they would have woken up. They would have panicked along the way and put their own lives in danger and possibly the rescue daughter as well. So a decision was made. At the time very secretly for Australian anesthesiologist who was also an expert cave. Diver one of any two people in the world who has that skill set went in and the boys to sleep using topple sedative police academy. He also gave them a couple of other things to help that process. So before the name was injected into the boys lake he was given an anti anxiety, drug abuse, other brand names that would calm him down down to the water's edge would sit Dr Harry, Dr Richard Harris and stuff to how he would give an injection into his leg of ketamine to put him to sleep an injection into his other leg of an anti saliva agent. So that while he was unconscious. He wouldn't rule into the mosque, and therefore create another drowning has an suffocate. So are you saying that they pull these kids through for five hours? And they were knocked out. They were knocked out. None of the boys. Remember, anything factual of the of the escape at all the one of the most kind of stopping things I think all of the rescue and of the sedation process was that the rescue was gonna take ours is about three hours to get the camp three which is sort of the diving diving part of it and during that process, the the kid of Maine would only last. For about an alum. So each of the boys would have to be revised. Each of the the the British recovery actually took one bleach and under time. Each of those expert divers had a little pouch with a preloaded syringe of main separate firms needle and at various stages. They have to read minister that most of the time. This was done at various stations that was set up. And there were other dot instructors volunteered to be there to help them. But on at least one occasion with Jason Johnson. He's boy WorldCom floor in the water while they're in a part of the tunnel. Had no money banks on the side. He was forced to just hold the boys. Best he could samba around with his other hand to get these reloaded ketamine syringes out and find reate minister that the wizards. And he describes it either. Very calm. He's he's a stiff upper lip British guy. He doesn't to the state too much or exaggerate anything. He said, it was a pretty nervous moment with syringes and rep is floating around in the water in these divers were heroes. Absolutely. Yeah. There there are certain breed people who cave diving for fun. Generally has a certain kind of character. They're very careful there often extremely good at what they do professionally and the rest of their loss. They're very sober. Guys who don't react emotionally to things generally speaking because that sort of reaction, of course, can kill you. So these kids were knocked out with the breathing respirator in their mouth. What would keep them full faith? Mosque was was sealed tightly to their almost almost like a helmet. That's right to the front of the. Okay. So they didn't they didn't have anything in their mouths breathing. Like a scuba diver. Correct. Okay. So that helped a little bit. So they're knocked out there sleep. They've got this helmet on leak proof and off they go. For a five hour trip..