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Anybody still here?

Post by 1hogride » Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:49:23



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>> Greets one and all from sunny warm Bonaire

>> Hit dive #400 yesterday.  The reefs are in pretty good shape but not

>> seeing the wide diversity of sea life I have seen in the past.  Black

>> and white spotted morays are in ample suppply.  The (unfortunately)

>> ubiquitous lionfish are a presence.  Perhaps the most *** thing I saw

>> (and photographed) was a baby octopus.  Head about the size of my thumb.

> Are they doing anything about the lionfish? Are you allowed to kill them?

The are allowing select people to hunt the lionfish. The spear devices
they use are restricted to the certain people who are allowed.  They
said there are 100 of the spears on the island, each one is serial
numbered and assigned to a specific person.  Get caught with one and
your name does not match the s/n, fine and gear confiscated (according
to the guy giving the dive briefing).

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Post by Curti » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:11:25

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> I check in about twice a year.

Hey Brian.

You ought to make it monthly anyways.

Curtis

 
 
 

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Post by mag3 » Thu, 06 Dec 2012 07:43:45

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>Well?

Believe it or not, I am also alive and kicking, and I check in occaisionally.  Glad
to see most of the old crew are well. Just real busy working on my business.

Still AN/DP & Full Cave (1 yr now). I do make it to "cave country" at least twice
a year, hopefully more.  

esg, so sorry your health has forced you into "retirement" from diving. Hope you
are doing well enough, otherwise. I fondly recall how you, Lee Bell, and I escaped
the "Karaoke curse" at that Cuban restaurant, just in the nick of time! :-)

Any word from Lee, lately?  Or Greg? Or Popeye?

Anyway, Happy Holidays, all!  I'll check in just before my next cave country trip.
Hopefully, we can get some diving done.

____________________________________________
Regards,

Arnold

 
 
 

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Post by Curti » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 01:27:38


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> Anyway, Happy Holidays, all!  I'll check in just before my next cave country trip.
> Hopefully, we can get some diving done.

    Been away for a short figuring out best way to access with a Mac,
experimenting now with T-bird.

    Definitely Merry Christmas (or their equivalent) and Happy New Year
to all.

    I'm getting back into the game now, took advantage once again of
modern medicine before the dictator and his cronies ruin it.  You will
be seeing a lot less of Curtis next time round, but what is left is
definitely leaner & meaner.  Already diving again, bicycling more, even
seriously considering haunting a new dojang.

    Curtis

 
 
 

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Post by Curti » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 01:35:27


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> Anyway, Happy Holidays, all!  I'll check in just before my next cave country trip.
> Hopefully, we can get some diving done.

    Been away for a short figuring out best way to access with a Mac,
experimenting now with T-bird.

    Definitely Merry Christmas (or their equivalent) and Happy New Year
to all.

    I'm getting back into the game now, took advantage once again of
modern medicine before the dictator and his cronies ruin it.  You will
be seeing a lot less of Curtis next time round, but what is left is
definitely leaner & meaner.  Already diving again, bicycling more, even
seriously considering haunting a new dojang.

    Curtis

 
 
 

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Post by -hh » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:32:18


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> > Anyway, Happy Holidays, all! ?I'll check in just before my next cave country trip.
> > Hopefully, we can get some diving done.

> ? ? Been away for a short figuring out best way to access with a Mac,
> experimenting now with T-bird.

> ? ? Definitely Merry Christmas (or their equivalent) and Happy New Year
> to all.

> ? ? I'm getting back into the game now, took advantage once again of
> modern medicine before the dictator and his cronies ruin it. ?You will
> be seeing a lot less of Curtis next time round, but what is left is
> definitely leaner & meaner. ?Already diving again, bicycling more, even
> seriously considering haunting a new dojang.

Good to hear.  How much has come off so far?

-hh

 
 
 

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Post by Curti » Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:38:42


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> Good to hear.  How much has come off so far?

    Since you last saw me, about 90.  Since surgery, about 50.  Not a
linear drop, but steadily dropping.  About 75 more to go, which will put
me far lighter than anyone here has seen me.

Curtis

 
 
 

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Post by Jake Blanto » Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:27:19


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> Well?

A few of us still check in every few months.  It seems that the spam and
anonymous remailer cowardly ***s have ruined USENET over the last few
years.