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    Doppler Divers

    So how many divers do we have on here?

    I did a ticket in the eighties. Still really just dive for my guts tho.
    Been too a few exoctic places but didnt get to have to good of a look due to work.
    Marshall Islands, Chuk (truc), Kerabati, Solomans and a few others.
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    Ok is a doppler diver any diferent from normal scuba? I did my ticket early eighties as well,but havnt been in the water for 3-4 years now. Im sure my wetsuit will have shrunk.
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    Doppler is as it sounds Sneeze. A slug under water as well as land like us Na it is just a recreational diver.

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    I used to dive regularly while living in Asia. The warm clear waters there were awesome; I haven't been in since moving to cold murky waters


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    I love my Diving, been diving for about 10 years, not really a scenic diver just a hunter and gather..... Love then crays. But have done a few scenic dives in tropics, fiji, vanuatua, and egypt. Best scenic dive was red sea egypt (Dahab) like diving in a Fish bowl. So if anyone needs a dive buddy pm me, or if you have a spare spot on your boat , ill be your cabin boy... Ha,ha ...

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    I think the last dive I had was a weekend trip round D'urvile.Crap it was the year I bought my last Ute so 2005.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAF View Post
    I used to dive regularly while living in Asia. The warm clear waters there were awesome; I haven't been in since moving to cold murky waters


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    We can get 40-60 ft viz around Haast DAF, especially in the winter. I have never been under more than 20 minutes before filling my catch bag with big bugs. Only prob is there are a few big resident fish. You have to know where to dive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    We can get 40-60 ft viz around Haast DAF, especially in the winter. I have never been under more than 20 minutes before filling my catch bag with big bugs. Only prob is there are a few big resident fish. You have to know where to dive.
    sounds strange and paranoid r93but ever considered electronic protection from sharks? I use to use it when swimming shooting surf photography
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    Free diving in kaikoura is my summer Holliday kick . Butter fish and moki with a spear gun is the same rush as shooting ducks or quail ,love it. Haunt got a cray on a breath yet Wtf. So amature really . Would love to do dive course , must be easy not having to hold breath

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    My instructor was NZ sperafish champ at the time,he didnt agree with taking anything if you had a tank.But he was freaky in the pool ,just lying on the bottom while teams of us did the lenght on one breath part one after the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el borracho View Post
    sounds strange and paranoid r93but ever considered electronic protection from sharks? I use to use it when swimming shooting surf photography
    Mate if you seen these ones you wouldnt get in a cage near them. No I just perfer not to dive where they frequent and feed. If if you think it is strange and paranoid to not dive near them, then I am all for being strange and paranoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Free diving in kaikoura is my summer Holliday kick . Butter fish and moki with a spear gun is the same rush as shooting ducks or quail ,love it. Haunt got a cray on a breath yet Wtf. So amature really . Would love to do dive course , must be easy not having to hold breath
    I have got crays around Oraro? in 2m of water Munsey. January is the time mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    We can get 40-60 ft viz around Haast DAF, especially in the winter. I have never been under more than 20 minutes before filling my catch bag with big bugs. Only prob is there are a few big resident fish. You have to know where to dive.
    Sound like a nice area
    Yeah we had quite a few big biters where we were, used to spearfish every week and you would regularly see reefies and during one part of the year bronze whalers,
    I have a vivid memory of one outing where we had two bronzies coming up over the drop off criss crossig while a mate was getting his catch onto the cliffs




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    My mate I spear fish with had a youn fella work for him in ch ch , he has since move north as he wants to become nz spear fish champ . He was a freak too. holds his breath while slaying every thing you could imagine for two and a half minutes . In twenty minutes have seen him catch more fish and crays and shellfish than you could think was possible .

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    Just remembering the jib stopper that did our house was chasing blue fin off the west cost, he had made a spear gun that looked more like a surfboard with god knows how many rubbers on it. Pretty sure he was the first to successfully spear one.
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