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Forum: Off Topic Area 09-28-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,965
Posted By aue-mike
Fort Lauderdale wrecks September 26-27

First run with the Panasonic S1H setup...basically planned on sorting out buoyancy and trim, and getting familiar with basic camera functions. Some things I really like and am excited about, while...
Forum: Off Topic Area 09-07-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,758
Posted By aue-mike
Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes

For your viewing pleasure, a summary video from an August 2020 trip to dive the spectacular shipwrecks off Presque Isle, Michigan with Blackdog Charters.

If you enjoy this video, please share it...
Forum: Off Topic Area 09-05-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,700
Posted By aue-mike
Some chilling shipwreck footage....

Recently got back from a trip to Lake Huron to dive some of the many, many shipwrecks up that way. Bottom temperatures of 39-41F--brrrrrr....

This video features the freighter MONROVIA, the...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 09-01-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,847
Posted By aue-mike
wrecks wrecks wrecks!

Working to ID a deep water wreck, investigating a potential new shallow water wreck, and a brand new wreck off Miami!

Lots of big carbos on the deep wreck, unfortunately not captured on video due...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 06-16-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,870
Posted By aue-mike
who needs a speargun to catch fish?!

Footage from this past weekend's dives off Fort Lauderdale...check out a bizarre encounter with a mutton snapper!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxBtGhqLImw&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Off Topic Area 06-07-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,545
Posted By aue-mike
How to find shipwrecks!

Interested in learning how to find accurate shipwreck coordinates to dive and fish? Check out this video to learn how to access a very useful database.

https://youtu.be/-iYKFnDVITM

During the...
Forum: All Other Gear 08-16-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,629
Posted By aue-mike
Re: Sea Snip Dive Scissors

The link I posted also has them in black and blue, which are only $10. I go with the bright colored handle so if they are accidentally dropped in silty and/or low vis situations they are easier to...
Forum: All Other Gear 08-15-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,629
Posted By aue-mike
Re: Sea Snip Dive Scissors

I've been using these for a while now:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OCOROU/ref=twister_B07CKT4CTF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

The carabiner addition is nice as you can clip them off on a d-ring while...
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 06-30-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 46,365
Posted By aue-mike
Re: Rebreather's Will Kill You

Not used in your types of operations, but argon is used as a suit inflation gas (instead of air) in cold water as it is more efficient at retaining heat. No real benefit unless very cold water, and...
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 06-30-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 46,365
Posted By aue-mike
Re: Rebreather's Will Kill You

Highly, highly, highly unlikely for most rebreather configurations. One of the common “failures” is divers not turning on oxygen bottle before diving, and then going hypoxic.
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 06-28-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 46,365
Posted By aue-mike
Re: Rebreather's Will Kill You

Phil Nuytten of Nuytco (NewtSuit) apparently had a 1 ATM suit in a container ready to get to KW but was denied access to the scene by USN. This was from an old conversation on the subject.
...
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 06-28-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 46,365
Posted By aue-mike
Re: Rebreather's Will Kill You

The rescue was a Charlie Foxtrot. Link and Stover were dressed lightly for the expected short excursion. The unmoused clip in the blind spot snagged a cable, anchoring JSL to the wreck. Once the...
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 06-28-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 46,365
Posted By aue-mike
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 06-28-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 46,365
Posted By aue-mike
Re: Rebreather's Will Kill You

JSL accident had little to nothing to do with the breathing gas, particularly since as you know they weren't free-swimming divers. Their deaths could have been prevented but the situation was a...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 04-18-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,837
Posted By aue-mike
Re: Key West 6-pack dive boat

I'd definitely avoid this operation.
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 02-25-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,378
Posted By aue-mike
Re: An amazing discover made while spearfishing!

Very cool! I just got back from a short trip to Havana...dived a couple wrecks east of the city. It is obvious there is so much potential there, but so little information is available or known by...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 11-19-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,096
Posted By aue-mike
Re: Need Help Identifying a Public Number - Barge off Egmont

Not sure of the local or real name, but she does have some interesting machinery on her...

27 32.285N
82 52.198W

Cheers,
Mike
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 09-27-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,609
Posted By aue-mike
Re: Cedar Key Salvage

As of today, the wreck is 8,269 days old. Starting with the build year, the vessel is actually 66 years old.

:>)
Forum: Off Topic Area 07-26-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,117
Posted By aue-mike
Re: Uss monitor - then and now

The manta had a lot more than that when I first hit the bottom. I cut off several strands, including some that had big encrustations on him. He bugged out when the other divers showed up and I...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-20-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,138
Posted By aue-mike
Re: Eagles Nest deaths

And yet people still dived there...and survived.
Forum: Off Topic Area 07-19-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,117
Posted By aue-mike
Uss monitor - then and now

Video of July 2000 salvage activities on USS MONITOR, as well as footage from this past weekend.

https://youtu.be/-N6j6dGFoPo
Forum: Off Topic Area 07-28-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,604
Posted By aue-mike
RMS LUSITANIA VIDEO - recovery of the bridge telegraph

Here is a short video teaser for a longer presentation in the works:

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=XktER9XWSKE

An article about the recovery of the telegraph:
...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-07-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,699
Posted By aue-mike
Re: The NOAA continues to prove they are not very bright...

Depends on the county or municipality...some are more serious than others...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-07-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,699
Posted By aue-mike
Re: The NOAA continues to prove they are not very bright...

I guess you missed the point that you don't need car tires or dog bones. You can use PFD and mooring or anchor line.

As far as the light ordinances, you would have to check with county...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-07-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,699
Posted By aue-mike
Re: The NOAA continues to prove they are not very bright...

It is prudent to minimize negative impacts to allow the species to rebuild and to avoid jeopardizing all the past and current conservation efforts.
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