27 Sep 2006 12:20:53
HotRod
Gear Envy

Finally finished up my check dives in Brockville on the weekend and
learned first hand from my instructor why not to dive with a bad sinus cold.
After he ruptured his sinus the diving went down hill from there, we were
able to finish our open water checks though. I'd be more than happy to
recommend a great group in Brockville if anyone is heading that way. I was
hoping to make it to Gilboa yet this fall but I'll have to wait and see how
things go and whether or not I can steel my dive partner away from his wife.

I have to say that shore diving in Brockville was better than expected,
though I didn't get the chance to see much "stuff" while diving I got to see
a ton of great gear including Inspiration Rebreather demo's. I guess they do
the demo's once a year and I just happen to be in the demo field. I can now
see how, like my ski equipment, one could always find another "toy" to
purchase. I saw home made and pro. set-ups that made me drool. I guess it
just leaves something to aspire too.






28 Sep 2006 01:58:46
Al Wells
Re: Gear Envy

In article <12hl97534dqec08@corp.supernews.com >, NoSpam@YourEmail.com
says...
> I got to see a ton of great gear including Inspiration Rebreather demo's

Did Kervorkian get out? ;-)


06 Oct 2006 05:51:34
sweir toronto canada
Re: Gear Envy

HotRod wrote:
> Finally finished up my check dives in Brockville on the weekend and
> learned first hand from my instructor why not to dive with a bad sinus cold.
> After he ruptured his sinus the diving went down hill from there, we were
> able to finish our open water checks though. I'd be more than happy to
> recommend a great group in Brockville if anyone is heading that way. I was
> hoping to make it to Gilboa yet this fall but I'll have to wait and see how
> things go and whether or not I can steel my dive partner away from his wife.
>
> I have to say that shore diving in Brockville was better than expected,
> though I didn't get the chance to see much "stuff" while diving I got to see
> a ton of great gear including Inspiration Rebreather demo's. I guess they do
> the demo's once a year and I just happen to be in the demo field. I can now
> see how, like my ski equipment, one could always find another "toy" to
> purchase. I saw home made and pro. set-ups that made me drool. I guess it
> just leaves something to aspire too.



06 Oct 2006 05:54:42
sweir toronto canada
Re: Gear Envy

HotRod wrote:
> Finally finished up my check dives in Brockville on the weekend and
> learned first hand from my instructor why not to dive with a bad sinus cold.
> After he ruptured his sinus the diving went down hill from there, we were
> able to finish our open water checks though. I'd be more than happy to
> recommend a great group in Brockville if anyone is heading that way. I was
> hoping to make it to Gilboa yet this fall but I'll have to wait and see how
> things go and whether or not I can steel my dive partner away from his wife.
>


I don't know why but the shore dive spots in Brockville and Prescott
Ontario have been jammed with people. In Prescott, on a Wednesday
evening, you will sometimes get 100 people showing up. Nice thing
about the dive sites are they are free, and, the viz is great. At
Prescott there are so many divers that a chip wagon from Ottawa has
moved in across the street from the dive site and is rapidly turning
American divers onto the joys of an order of artery clogging poutine.



06 Oct 2006 05:56:51
sweir toronto canada
Re: Gear Envy

HotRod wrote:
> Finally finished up my check dives in Brockville on the weekend and
> learned first hand from my instructor why not to dive with a bad sinus cold.
> After he ruptured his sinus the diving went down hill from there, we were
> able to finish our open water checks though. I'd be more than happy to
> recommend a great group in Brockville if anyone is heading that way. I was
> hoping to make it to Gilboa yet this fall but I'll have to wait and see how
> things go and whether or not I can steel my dive partner away from his wife.
>


I don't know why but the shore dive spots in Brockville and Prescott
Ontario have been jammed with people. In Prescott, on a Wednesday
evening, you will sometimes get 100 people showing up. Nice thing
about the dive sites are they are free, and, the viz is great. At
Prescott there are so many divers that a chip wagon from Ottawa has
moved in across the street from the dive site and is rapidly turning
American divers onto the joys of an order of artery clogging poutine.



06 Oct 2006 08:50:22
ben bradlee
Re: Gear Envy


"sweir toronto canada" <sweir5492@rogers.com > wrote in message
news:1160139411.876258.279360@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>
> I don't know why but the shore dive spots in Brockville and Prescott
> Ontario have been jammed with people. In Prescott, on a Wednesday
> evening, you will sometimes get 100 people showing up. Nice thing
> about the dive sites are they are free, and, the viz is great. At
> Prescott there are so many divers that a chip wagon from Ottawa has
> moved in across the street from the dive site and is rapidly turning
> American divers onto the joys of an order of artery clogging poutine.
>

The flood of divers from the US and Canada is a direct result of the
camaraderie and great relations built by rec.scubans on rec.scuba. You'll
recall from reading the "daily dribble" that frothing of the mouth is down
and accolades of admiration for Canadian life are way up. Would you expect
any less than a congregation around you?




06 Oct 2006 11:20:13
HotRod
Re: Gear Envy

Our Dive Instructor actully wanted to be at the dive site by 7:30am, I just
thought he was an early bird but later found out that parking was a little
tough. My inlaws live close by so it wouldn't have been an issue for me to
jsut get my gear and me dropped off and then picked back up when we were
finished. I noticed a lot of the shore divers were actually from Quebec.
Maybe Brockville needs to install a "ski lift" to bring everone out to the
good wrecks just off shore.




06 Oct 2006 12:01:32
Al Wells
Re: Gear Envy



On Oct 6, 11:20 am, "HotRod" <NoS...@YourEmail.com > wrote:

> I noticed a lot of the shore divers were actually from Quebec.
> Maybe Brockville needs to install a "ski lift" to bring everone out to the
> good wrecks just off shore.

The guys from one of the shops in Brockville tell me that there are
some ridiculous restrictions on diving in Quebec province, and the
water is cold.



06 Oct 2006 23:03:17
Grumman-581
Re: Gear Envy

"Al Wells" <al.wells@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1160161292.629391.203880@c28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> The guys from one of the shops in Brockville tell me that there are
> some ridiculous restrictions on diving in Quebec province, and the
> water is cold.

Things like the SPG must be in metric with French writing on it?

Your SMB must include a white flag? Oh, wait a minute, that's the French
SMBs... Does Quebec require that also?




07 Oct 2006 04:28:58
JOF
Re: Gear Envy


ben bradlee wrote:

> The flood of divers from the US and Canada is a direct result of the
> camaraderie and great relations built by rec.scubans on rec.scuba. You'll
> recall from reading the "daily dribble" that frothing of the mouth is down
> and accolades of admiration for Canadian life are way up. Would you expect
> any less than a congregation around you?

Us Canucks are just like Popeye - nice guys in real life. 8)

JF



07 Oct 2006 07:54:24
ben bradlee
Re: Gear Envy


"JOF" <jofrancis@gmail.com > wrote in message
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>
>
> Us Canucks are just like Popeye - nice guys in real life. 8)
>

You forgot smart and good looking, eh?




07 Oct 2006 11:39:17
Douglas W. Popeye Frederick
Re: Gear Envy

"ben bradlee" <NoWay@Way.Bite.Me > wrote in message
news:uMqdnXGGZMmPObrYnZ2dnUVZ_u6dnZ2d@centurytel.net...
>
> "JOF" <jofrancis@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1160220538.329681.291280@c28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>>
>>
>> Us Canucks are just like Popeye - nice guys in real life. 8)
>>
>
> You forgot smart and good looking, eh?


Even my mother doesn't lie about me being good looking.
--
Popeye
It was when Lucifer first congratulated
himself upon his angelic behavior that he
became the tool of evil. -Hammarskj÷ld
www.finalprotectivefire.com




09 Oct 2006 17:02:47
Dillon Pyron
Re: Gear Envy

Thus spake "sweir toronto canada" <sweir5492@rogers.com > :

>HotRod wrote:
>> Finally finished up my check dives in Brockville on the weekend and
>> learned first hand from my instructor why not to dive with a bad sinus cold.
>> After he ruptured his sinus the diving went down hill from there, we were
>> able to finish our open water checks though. I'd be more than happy to
>> recommend a great group in Brockville if anyone is heading that way. I was
>> hoping to make it to Gilboa yet this fall but I'll have to wait and see how
>> things go and whether or not I can steel my dive partner away from his wife.
>>
>
>
>I don't know why but the shore dive spots in Brockville and Prescott
>Ontario have been jammed with people. In Prescott, on a Wednesday
>evening, you will sometimes get 100 people showing up. Nice thing
>about the dive sites are they are free, and, the viz is great. At
>Prescott there are so many divers that a chip wagon from Ottawa has
>moved in across the street from the dive site and is rapidly turning
>American divers onto the joys of an order of artery clogging poutine.

Poutine? Please translate into "Mercan. You say chip wagon. Is it
anything like fish & chips?
--
dillon

If you can't figure out how to unmunge my
address, email me and I'll explain it.


09 Oct 2006 20:09:43
Greg Mossman
Re: Gear Envy

"Dillon Pyron" <dmpyronINVALID@austin.rr.com > wrote in message
news:cmhli2ta7aluesnolca7aveao6i8mhpr1m@4ax.com...

>>I don't know why but the shore dive spots in Brockville and Prescott
>>Ontario have been jammed with people. In Prescott, on a Wednesday
>>evening, you will sometimes get 100 people showing up. Nice thing
>>about the dive sites are they are free, and, the viz is great. At
>>Prescott there are so many divers that a chip wagon from Ottawa has
>>moved in across the street from the dive site and is rapidly turning
>>American divers onto the joys of an order of artery clogging poutine.
>
> Poutine? Please translate into "Mercan. You say chip wagon. Is it
> anything like fish & chips?

Fish & chips? Are you high?

This is why America is gonna be overrun by those Canuckian bastards, 'cause
God-fearing Americans don't even understand the threat.

Poutine is exactly what it sounds like: nasty gravy and cheese covering
those Freedom Fries for which we Americans worked hard to make our own.
Don't you dare cozy up to those poutine pushers that mean to destroy our
American way of life. Hold your head high and say no to those damn
kwabeckians. Say No!