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12/24/14 10:07 P

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Hi Tina, Michelar, and everyone else,

Hope you are doing well, or at least feeling better in your case Michelar.

I have been flying low lately and not doing much on here, but want, and need, to get back in the swing.

I have not done much diving in the past year due to some change in priorities, but look forward to diving in a Florida lake come February. It is only about 40 feet deep, great for us so we can have a nice long dive and explore what has been put down there. I got my regulator fixed, and now I understand why our instructor never lets boat crew handle his BCD and regulator after getting out of the water. Since we will be there for about 10 days, I hope to be able to fill up my first log book!

Hope to catch up some more soon. Take care.

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12/19/14 6:37 P

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Hi gang!

Tina, that's what I have been doing. I went to the clinic and turns out I had the flu. Doc gave me antibiotics to take with me to use only if it got worse. So far so good. Started feeling better yesterday. I have Sudafed for the flight but I think I will sit out the first day diving and give it a go on Monday. We'll see. In any case I am off tomorrow early AM and can't wait to see the beach!
Have fun everyone and Happy Holidays to all! See you in the New Year!
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12/15/14 3:56 P

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Sounds like my kind of luck lately! Take lots of vitamin C and zinc and cross your fingers!


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12/15/14 12:58 P

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As luck would have it I got a cold today and I leave Saturday!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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12/11/14 9:35 A

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HAHAHA!!!! That's is a good one Tina! Great way to start the day with a good laugh! emoticon

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12/10/14 11:00 P

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Good one, Michela! I'm going to have to start looking for jokes again. Oh wait, I heard one the other day...

A woman was looking in the mirror at herself critically. "I'm fat, old, and look terrible!" she said to her husband. "I need you to give me a compliment." He looked at her and said, "Your eyesight is damn near perfect!"

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Hey it's joke day!

A bloke goes to a female dentist to have a tooth extracted.
She pulled out a large syringe to give an anaesthetic shot.
"No way, no needles! I hate needles!" the bloke said.
So she started to hook up the nitrous oxide tank, and he
said, "I can't do the gas thing. Just the thought of having
a mask on my face suffocates me!
The dentist then asked the patient if he had any objections
to taking a pill.
"No," he says, "I'm fine with pills."
The dentist gave him two little blue pills and he swallowed
them. "What are those?" he asked.
"Viagra," she replied.
"I'll be damned," said the patient, "I didn't know Viagra
worked as a pain killer."
"It doesn't," said the dentist, "But it will give you something
to hold on to when I pull your tooth out." emoticon

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Thanks Tina. I will play it safe and pack a sweater for evenings.
I also read somewhere that people suggest a jacket and a cap for the boat since it will be cooler when we are wet and speeding along on the boat. I have a 3/4 length boat coat that I may bring. It is a shell with hood and a fleece removable liner. If I bring it I will just bring the shell. It would be enough and the perfect thing if it does rain. I can easily fold it in my dry bag when not needed. Already got the 5ml wetsuit. I use 3ml when we are there in summer and still get cold on my 2nd dive. Did not get around to buying a beanie. I may run to the dive shop this weekend. I did pack my regular dive hood since we want to do the Cenotes again and it is cold in there but it will be too much hood for everyday diving.
Hope we do not get the Nortes while we are there. Port is closed and diving is cancelled when the winds kick up.

You must be excited to dive someplace new again. Can't wait to hear about it.

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12/10/14 9:20 A

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It's been a while since I've been there in the winter, but if I remember right, we got a little rain a few days, and it was cool when it rained, but, when the sun came out it was fine for shorts. I believe I did bring a pair of lightweight long pants and a sweater or light jacket for the evening if needed. And, you might want a 5 mil wetsuit (or a 3 mil and a thermal liner) and a beanie for diving. I know you are like me and get chilled easier than most. Otherwise, I pretty much lived in shorts and a tank top during the day when not in the boat.

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12/9/14 9:24 A

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Tina, it's the same with me, I totally don't think to eat when I am busy and running around.
Luckily I have not had time to be sit around and be bored lately.
Easy on the workout doll. Good idea to concentrate on upper body for now. I would guess that walking is ok but I know it has to be as cold there as it is here so that may not be too much fun.

11 more sleeps till Cozumel! emoticon emoticon emoticon
The Weather Network is showing 77F days & 68F at night. Looks like I need to pack some sleeves.
UGH!
Tina you have been there in winter right? How should I pack?

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12/5/14 11:41 P

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I don't know how I lost the weight this week, well, I guess I do...I was so busy that I forgot to eat sometimes. I haven't been exercising because of the hernia (did I all ready tell you that my surgery is March 12?), but now that I talked to the surgeon, he said it's okay as long as I don't do any strenuous ab workouts or any heavy lifting. He also told me that if my hernia pops out and I can't get it to go back in, to get to the emergency room right away for emergency surgery. Don't want that to happen! So, I think I will start doing some of my boxing stuff on the wii. That should be pretty harmless, and I'll get my arms, chest and back worked out a bit. After my surgery I won't be able to do anything strenuous for 6 to 8 weeks. Ugh.

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12/5/14 11:37 P

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You are so funny! Go ahead, have another glass of wine...! I think I'll join you!



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Ok so maybe I just had to much wine already! emoticon

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Omg just All wall the typos! Its par for the course on the iPhone that also has a keyboard in French

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Tina, did not know that about red underwater,but come to think about it one yr in coz a girl cut herself on a coral and the blood looked blue underwater. Took me awhile to realize what hsppened.duh!
But thé trin on thé wetsuit is so minimal anyway , that I don't know why it bothers me,
I called the dive shop today and apparently the 5mm is only with the blue but he wants me too be happy and will source other did me . But I told him him I am ok to keep this one .
Woohoo you did great this weekend losing so much!
I am almost there for my goal for this year but still have 5 more lbs to work off afterwards
It's been too long to get back into ans it it never fails that I needs vacation to get me I off my butt!


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Michela, well, red can't be seen under the water once you get any depth, so, think of it as a positive that you got blue! Awesome that it has so much stretch. I like my Bare 3 mm because it's easy to put on, too. On the other hand, my Pinnacle 7 mm is a bear to put on, even though it is a hyperstretch. But, I don't dive much in cold water any more, so, I guess it really doesn't matter.

Yay, my weight is down today. Now I have to try to keep it off and keep going down!

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Happy Friday gang!

I got my new 5mm wetsuit yesterday. The Akona quantum stretch. Only disappointment is the trim was supposed to be red as per the 3mm I tried on at the dive shop and it came with a blue trim instead. emoticon BUT it the easiest wetsuit to put on and take off. The stretch on this thing is amazing!

Hope you all have a great weekend! emoticon

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12/3/14 2:40 P

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Sounds like a great time Dennis! It's always fun getting together with friends and even better when the food is so good! I so envy you your weather. So awesome you can swim almost year round!

Tina, That is a long day. Will you be out of the hospital the same day of the surgery?
Awesome on going to Cayman Brac! So cool that you are getting to different dive destinations, unlike me. It's just so expensive travelling on the weeks we get to have off.
But I am happy that I do get to go to Coz and my trip is 17 sleeps away!

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12/3/14 9:08 A

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Dennis,
Wow, that's lots of eating, and your little scale at the bottom of your post shows you are at the weight you want to be...hmmm, how do you do that?!? I know, lots of swimming! I'm sorry, I forgot where you live, 85 degrees...wow... And, 21 breaks in your ribs, ouch! I'm so glad that you are healing well and can continue to swim and do your normal daily things!

Yesterday I drove over two hours to the VA hospital, waited almost an hour to see the surgeon for my hernia consult (he was running behind), and then spent another three hours there because he wanted me to get an ultrasound, and they were busy there so I had to wait for them to squeeze me in, then go back up to the surgeon's floor to see what he had to say. Then, over two hours drive back home. It was a VERY long day! When I got home, I had just enough time to wolf down some food and head out to my bible study class. Whew!

Anyway, my hernia surgery is scheduled for March 12. I'll have to go back to the VA hospital (over 2 hour drive) early that morning (or go down the night before and stay in a hotel) and then be driven home afterwards. Yuck. Oh well.

The last week of February my friend Sandy and I will be in Cayman Brac for the week. I've never been there. Anybody got anything to say about it? Anything I just HAVE to do while I'm there?
Tina

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Hi everybody, a group of us from the gym went to a Casino today to celebrate a friends birthday, by eating lunch together. Boy that was the biggest a best buffets I've ever been too. I ate too much as usual, Then they "made" me go back for desert, I should have never went, it was all too good. And I thought Thanks Giving was bad. On Thanks Giving the weather here was a perfect 85 degrees, one of the best days of the year. I got to go swimming in our community pool, it helped burn off some of the extra calories.
When I was at my lung Dr. the other day he counted the breaks in my my ribs, there was 21 brakes from the accident.
We are finally getting some much needed rain here. Wish you could come for a visit here, it sure beets the snow.


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Hi, Michela. I've been busy for the past few days chauffeuring my Mom around doing shopping. Ugh. We didn't do the big Thanksgiving thing this year. Todd and I just went out for brunch (and still ate a bit too much!) and then came home, where I changed sheets on the bed, did laundry, etc, just like any other day.

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Hey gang, where are you all hiding?

Hope all my American friends had a great Thanksgiving and managed not to eat too much!

Have a great weekend! emoticon

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Hello everyone!
Hope you all have a great week!

Countdown to Cozumel is 25 days!!! emoticon

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I tried the stick on lenses awhile ago but hated them. I want to try the bifocal and maybe this is my chance but am afraid in case I hate it. I tried them with glasses and had to return them. I just could not get use it them. Wish I could borrow a pair to try before I spend the money on them. But I also struggle with reading my computer so I may have to just take the chance.

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Thanks, Michela. I'll have to check them out. Bummer about losing your primary mask! I would really be upset if I lost mine, since it has a bifocal lens in it (permanent, not the stick in kind). My backup mask doesn't have them, so it's hard to read my computer with that one!



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Also jealous Dennis! It so friggin cold here and it's only gonna get worse. emoticon

Tina I have the Jet fin from Scubapro for local diving with my drysuit. Love them! They are heavier so that would take care of floaty feet. They have them in colors now.

We were tidying up the garage on the weekend and was getting vacation dive gear together and realized I lost my primary mask. UGH Can't find that bugger anywhere. I always carry a spare on me but it still means I need to go out and buy another one on top of the 5ml wetsuit I want for Coz.

Countdown has begun: 38 days emoticon


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Dennis, I'm jealous! It's in the 30's here, and was snowing this morning! It's just warm enough, though, that it isn't sticking...for now.

I have been thinking of getting new fins, also, but for a different reason. Mine are about 7 years old, so it's just a matter of time before something goes wrong with one of them. I would like something that is good for travel, but isn't too "floaty" so my feet aren't above me! I like the ones I have (can't remember the brand), it's heavy enough not to float, has a nice blade that isn't too soft. I have a strong enough kick that I enjoy the regular blade (not split fin). I actually have never tried split fins, as, to me, it seems they wouldn't have the "power" and speed of a full blade. Can everyone educate me?

Hi Michela, Dennis, Kinch, Chem, Ron, and anyone else that has been hanging in here! We haven't been communicating as much as in the past, but, I still always look forward to reading your comments. I have been so busy lately with doctor appointments, volunteer efforts, and helping friends with miscellaneous things that I haven't been on the computer much. And, I haven't been eating properly, either, so the weight has been creeping up...gotta start doing something about that!

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!
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I bought some smaller fins to us then in the pool to strengthen my ankles, they got pretty weak when I was laying around in the hospital all that time. They seem to be working, but I won't know for for sure for a while though. Great swimming here today, almost 90 degrees with 85 degree pool temp., wish you could join me here.

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Hey everyone!

Hope you all had a good week and that it is an even better weekend!
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Edited by: MICHELAR at: 11/7/2014 (13:16)
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Yeah those are tough one's Tina! It's so dang hard!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

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3 and 4 are my numbers for right now...

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It's JOKE day!!!


13 Things PMS Stands For



1.Pass My Shotgun


2.Psychotic Mood Shift


3.Perpetual Munching Spree


4.Puffy Mid-Section


5.People Make me Sick


6.Provide Me with Sweets


7.Pardon My Sobbing


8.Pimples May Surface


9.Pass My Sweatpants


10.Pissy Mood Syndrome


11.Plainly; Men Suck (not you guys of course)


12.Pack My Stuff

13.Potential Murder Suspect



Edited by: MICHELAR at: 10/29/2014 (12:25)
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Hi Dennis, so happy you are doing well. I know it must be hard to get back to where you were before the accident but you made great progress and it must be such a relief to do what you do even though you want to push yourself harder. It's your competitive nature and you should not be so hard on yourself. Just go slow like you are doing and let time work it's magic.
I am back to some form of exercise again. We finally got my gym equipment set up after 15 months of living in our home. Now I am working on trying to get a routine going again. There is so much more work with a house than a condo. The one good thing is that we are taking really long walks on the weekend and that helps. I don't know if I can manage to run again since I hurt my knee but I'll take it slowly too.

Luckily the snow has not started falling yet. I think we may see some light flakes on Saturday. UGH!!! Yeah I would love to live in a nice climate like you have. It would be fun, I know you would push me off my butt when I get lazy?

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Hi Michelar, thanks for asking, the good news is I'm back in the gym and getting stronger. I'm also back in the pool, and getting faster, doing sprints that is. The bad news is I have scare tissue on my lungs so I don't know if I will ever get my full lung capacity back. So right now I can only swim one length, 25 meters, then rest for 1 min. and then swim back and rest another min. I need the rest time to get my breath back. My neck is stiff also, this came on me while I was in the hospital, well after the accident. The bad thing about my neck is, I can't look forward vary far when I'm on my bike. I went to a physical therapist, a chiropractor, a acupuncture, and now I getting deep tissue massages, which are very painful, but I'm finally seeing some improvement. But everything else is going great.
If you hate the snow so much you should move out here, I'd love to have you out here.

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Hey Dennis, good to see you! How are you doing? All healed I hope!


Enjoy the weekend everyone!

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Hi Tina, sorry to hear about your Hernia, they're no fun, I know, I've had 2. One in my early 20's and one on the other side in my early 30's. They both healed up good after they operated.

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Really sorry to hear that Tina. Try to do some exercise that does not involve heavy lifting. Best to check with your doctor first on what you can do not to make it worse.

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I have no clue how I got the hernia, but I don't like it one bit! I am hesitant to exercise because I don't want it to get worse. But, now my weight is creeping up even more...eek!

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Ugh! Oh no Tina. That's crazy! Almost as bad as our health system.
How do you think you got that?

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I found out this past week that I have a hernia. Ugh. And I can't get in to see a surgeon for a consult until December! Darned VA system!

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10/17/14 1:43 P

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TGIF!!! Have a great weekend everyone! emoticon emoticon

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10/16/14 1:24 P

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Oh no Tina, what a let down that must of been but it sounds like you all had a great time.
And I hope they compensated somehow.



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10/15/14 1:01 P

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Todd's siblings and their spouses all got together at a campground up in Door County. We all rented deluxe cabins (with small kitchenettes and bathrooms in them). Well, when we got there, everyone got one but me and Todd...they told us our cabin was not fit to rent, so gave us a rustic cabin (with only a bed and small table with chairs). That made me very upset. We had to walk quite a ways to go to the bathroom and take showers. The owners told someone else in our party that we got that cabin because they had sold the one we were supposed to be in...hmmm, different story.... So, Todd and I walked over to the cabin we were supposed to originally have, and there were people staying in it! Todd knocked on the door and talked to them. They were musicians that played occasionally for the owners, they did not buy the cabin, but were allowed to stay there. That REALLY made me mad, but Todd wouldn't let me go talk to the owners about it. So, I'm going to write a letter stating my displeasure. Other than that, we had decent weather, sat by the campfire, everyone played cards (except me, I read a book), and ate way too much, since we had to eat out. AND, I woke Todd every night in the middle of the night to walk me to the bathroom since it was so far and dark, and we didn't have a flashlight, because we thought we would have a bathroom in our cabin!

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10/15/14 11:33 A

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Hope you had a great family reunion Tina. Was it your side or Todd's?

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10/15/14 11:32 A

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JOKE WEDNESDAY!

A mother in law said to her son's wife when their baby was born, "I don't mean to be rude but he doesn't look anything like my son."

The daughter-in-law lifts up her skirt and says "I don't mean to be rude either, but does this look like a photo copy machine to you."




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10/10/14 1:38 P

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Family reunion this weekend. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Happy Thanksgiving, Michela! Hope you enjoy!

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10/10/14 12:39 P

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TGIF Divers!

It's a long Thanksgiving weekend here so looking for to the extra day off.
Hope all is well with everyone and have a great weekend! emoticon

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10/8/14 12:22 P

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It's JOKE day!!!


An old Italian woman is riding the elevator in a very lavish New York City Office Building. A young and beautiful woman gets into the elevator and smelling like expensive perfume turns to the old Italian woman and says arrogantly, "Giorgio Beverly Hills, $100 an ounce!"

The next young and beautiful woman gets on the elevator and also very arrogantly turns to the old Italian woman and says, "Chanel No. 5, $150 an ounce!"

About three floors later, the old Italian woman has reached her destination and is about to get off the elevator. Before she leaves, looks both beautiful women in the eye, she bends over, and passes gas...
"Broccoli - 49 cents a pound."

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10/3/14 10:13 A

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No probs Tina! Was not thinking it was October already! Time is sure flying by quickly!
Good to hear Sandy loved Coz! Palancar gardens is a fav of mine too, but they are all great. I have to say my least favorite is Santa Rosa wall. I don't get why some love that dive so much. Yeah it would be great of we are both there at the same time one day!

We always stay at the Occidental Grand. It is an all inclusive and about a $20 taxi ride to town so that is a bummer but it has the nicest beach and is a hop and skip from most dive spots so its a short boat ride out. We keep saying we will try something new one day but keep going back there. It just feels like home away from home.
We tried a couple of different dive ops at first and they would pick us up at the hotel pier. We hated that it took most of the day to do 2 dives so one year opted to try Dive Palancar on site. They restrict dive time to 40 mins so that is a downside but they are very reasonably priced with a 10 dive package. It's okay at the end of the day cause we know them and have a great time diving with them. Only thing is they are no longer there. Pro Dive took over there and we do not know what to do for our winter holiday. Dive Palancar is now out of the Sabor and they would pick us up at the Grand pier if we choose to dive with them. We will have to decide so we can book as Christmas time is very busy.

Hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend!


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10/2/14 1:08 P

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Michela, thanks for posting the October challenge! You are a sweetie!
Yes, Sandy LOVED Cozumel! She had never been there before and was amazed at the clarity of the water (even though it was a bit hazy from all the rain) and the large size of the fish! She also loved the swim-thrus and I think her favorite dive was Palancar gardens. She did that one twice. I didn't make that one, either time! Bummer!

I'm hoping some day she and I will be there the same time as you and T are there. It would be wonderful to finally meet you. Also, I know I've asked you this in the past, but, where do you usually stay? Is it all inclusive? What outfit do you dive with?

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Tina, I will get the challenge posted right after this.
Happy you got do to some diving. I know it has to be hard to be in diving heaven and not get in as many as you wanted.Did your friend enjoy Coz?


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10/1/14 3:42 P

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Michela, I was able to do six of the 15 dives we had in our package for the week. I'm glad I was able to do some, but wish I could have done them all! It rained every day we were there, but only for a little while each day. I got lots of reading done (read five books) while I was there. Also gained weight since I wasn't diving, I ate instead!
Could you please set up the challenge for October? I haven't gotten around to it and don't know when I would. Thanks.

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Hello divers!

Was gonna post a joke and realized I did not have one! Ooops!

Tina hope you made it back home safe and sound. How was the rest of your trip?

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Ron, Tina, thanks for your input on the wetsuit.
I think I will be buying a 5 ml. Figure if I am cold on a second dive in a 3 ml when the water is high 80's in July I am gonna freeze when it is 10 degrees less.
I also wear my boots but do not have a beanie, so am going to pick one of those up too.

So happy you got to do the dive Tina! I love those shallow 40-60ft dives do much more than the deeper ones.

Ron, your pics are great as usual!



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9/23/14 11:13 P

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Michela, the temps right now are in the low to mid 80's in the water, but when I was there years ago in January it was the high 70's and a 5 mil would have been great. As Ron suggested, boots and a beanie would be a real good idea. I use them.

Today I did try a shallow dive (only to 40 feet) but don't think I can do the regular dives they have been doing during the morning dives. I was having quite a time clearing my right ear. I almost gave up, but then it finally did clear. I was pretty nervous that something would go wrong, but made the best of the 50 minute dive. I saw lots of lobsters, huge crabs, and all kinds of fish. My favorite are the file fish. I also saw a very large barracuda and a large Blue Parrotfish. It was a nice dive, and the current wasn't too awful bad, either.


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Mich, I've only done 3 trips to Coz, all in the winter but I don't know of anyone who dives with more than a full suit @ 3 mil. My last 2 trips I've been comfortable in a shorty 2/3 mil and those were both in January with water temps around 80 ish. I also dive with full wet suit boots and a light 3 mil beanie style cap. Your 3 may be fine if you add boots and maybe a hood or perhaps a hood / vest combo?

Cheer's!

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Cozumel 2012 - A short movie with slides and video's.
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Wow Tina that is a bummer and sending positive vibes that you will be able to get a few dives in this trip. You can shop while you friend is diving can't you? At least you are in town and get out of the hotel and roam about.

Dennis, WTG on joining the Olympics! You ROCK!

Kinch, good info to know about the cream.

Ron, well I knew you were going somewhere! So cool you get to go to Bonaire. Was hoping to get there for our trip this winter since its hard to get to from here in summer but the downfall was the cost of going away at Christmas time. Coz will be expensive enough with the diving but more doable.

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This will be my first dive trip south in winter. Do you think I should get a 5ml wetsuit. I get cold with my 3 ml in July on my second dive so thinking I should. I already have a 7ml and was thinking of maybe saving money and just bring that one. Would it be too much?
It would be perfect if we get to do the cenotes again.
Most everyone I know here says they bring a 5ml for winter diving in Coz.


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Hi Tina, that's a bummer having a cold in Cozumel. Just a suggestion, can you go snorkeling. The water may help you clear your sinuses, and if you find a good spot you may really enjoy it, and it's a lot better than sitting in your Hotel room.

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Just wanted to let everybody know, I entered the Oldlympics, It's for us old people 50 and older. I'm swimming in 3 races tomorrow, Monday morning. I've been swimming for about 1 month. My lungs got hurt more than I knew in the accident, and I can only swim about 50 meters hard, and then I am totally out of breath. I'm only swimming in 3 races, all 25 yard, the freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. I am lot slower than I was last year when I won 5 gold's and 2 silvers. I figured I'd let everybody get back at me this year. Next year I will age up to 70, and if I can get healed up, hopefully I can take 7 gold's.

Nothing tastes or feels as good as being fit and slim feel!

I buffet my body and make it my slave!

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Hey all, I have an opportunity to get on the internet while here in Cozumel. Haven't been able to dive yet because I have sinus issues (a cold) and can't clear yet. I'm hoping I can get a few dives in before I leave on Saturday! My friend will be diving tomorrow without me. Boo hoo! I hope she has a good dive. I know she's not happy about diving without me because she will have to dive with someone she doesn't know, and we have been diving together for a few years now and know each other pretty well. I'm hoping things get better with my cold so I can go. I don't like laying around all day with nothing to do. She's not a shopper, so won't go into town with me to do that. Oh well.

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Sooooo, here's what I learned today. Hydrocortisone cream can increase your glucose levels.

Yep. People, medicine is a *crazy* thing! You think you're doing something good and it turns out you're not. I'm trying to get rid of itchy skin and watching my numbers go from below 100 between 105-118. The ONLY thing that I could think of that I was doing differently was applying the cream every morning. But that was only Friday and I had been applying it for about a week. Yesterday when I took it, it was 101.

Anyway, a word of warning: check every medication for side effects, even the usual ones.

In other news: Ron, when in 2016 are you planning to go to Coz. This might be an opportunity.

To make this work for the long term

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Thanks Kinch, I appreciate your thoughts and its great to see you back - we’ve missed you! Congrats on your job success too!

Lucky for you Tina, sounds like fun. We expect to see lots of pics!

Mich, two weeks in Coz? That would be great! I don’t have a Coz trip till 2016 but have fun stuff this fall and winter. In November our group is going first to Disney land for a few days and then to DEMA (Dive Equipment Manufactures Association) in Las Vegas. In January, probably about a week after you get home, we’ll be going to Bonaire for a week. Looking waaaay ahead to 2017, we’re planning on going to Australia for 2 weeks. We’re thinking of a week of diving and a week of site seeing. It’s a “bucket list” trip for all of us!

Last dive trip I made was Labor Day weekend and here’s a link to a few of the pictures I took. BTW, the last picture in the series shows a new tradition which we have an after dive shot. Note the cute little “solo” shot glasses.
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Hope your all having a great week!

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Edited by: TIMBREGUITARS at: 9/17/2014 (19:52)
Cheer's!

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Cozumel 2012 - A short movie with slides and video's.
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What if...The Hokey Pokey...is...what it's really all about?


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Hey there Kinch! Great to see you doll and sounds like things are going your way! emoticon Looking forward to hearing more about what's been going on.
How about a Caribbean cruise for the big anniversary. I never been but you get to visit at least 3 islands in one trip. I think you have already done a cruise awhile back if I remember so not sure if you are game for another one. Good thing is you have some time to plan it out.

Tina have a fab time in Coz, you lucky girl! Oh BTW did I mention that we booked our 2 week trip to Coz over Christmas and New Year! emoticon
Can't wait! First vacay in the winter not counting the Florida 4 day trip a couple of years back for T's nieces' wedding.

Ron, don't you have a Coz trip coming up?

Have a great day divers!

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We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)

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Yay, Kinch!!!!! You go, girl!

I am heading to Cozumel with my friend Sandy on Friday for a week. Woo hoo! She has never been there, and I haven't been there in a long time. We are staying at Hotel Cozumel and diving with Dive Adventures.

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