Home Main Category Clubhouse

I'm starting to lose it, please get me under the seas...enjoy

Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior MemberPosts: 2,412 Senior Member
I'm going nuts stranded on dry land at the ranch!  I really need to get under the ocean waters and visit all my sea buddies.  That's me in both videos with my son recording!   Here's a couple of dive videos with sharks to enjoy. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caL5yW8stdM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjzLCj0P2FQ
Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

John 3: 1-21

Replies

  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    Do you do any spear fishing along the rigs? That was something I always wanted to do in my younger days. 
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,412 Senior Member

    Too funny, the second stage is on the wrong side as is the high pressure hose!  Looks like the Flash is going diving!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member

    Too funny, the second stage is on the wrong side as is the high pressure hose!  Looks like the Flash is going diving!
    I cant remember the name of the movie but Adam Sandler ^ had me rolling as "Scuba Steve of the Scuba Squad" in that scene. 
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,412 Senior Member

    Too funny, the second stage is on the wrong side as is the high pressure hose!  Looks like the Flash is going diving!
    I cant remember the name of the movie but Adam Sandler ^ had me rolling as "Scuba Steve of the Scuba Squad" in that scene. 
    How'd he go down in the water.  No BCD or weight belt, no Octo and for the life of me I can't figure out what the Playtex gloves are used for!  I guess the socks and hat are to keep his head and feet dry!  Sporty two piece wet suit, makes it easy to pull my pants down while diving and relieve myself without peeing in my wet suit!  :D  I'm going to have to google this movie and watch it!  It looks like I'll lose IQ points and laugh my rear off!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,739 Senior Member
    I guess the dishwasher is broken and he's got a lot of dishes to do.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,143 Senior Member
    Kool video
    Amazing compared to old school video with housings
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,319 Senior Member
    Tried to scuba in a friends pool as a kid. His dad was a professional diver that was always back and forth from here to Florida. My brother and friend could do it but once water touched my face I couldn't force myself to breathe. Weird claustrophobic feeling or something.
    We've been conditioned to believe that obedience is virtuous and voting is freedom- 
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member

    Too funny, the second stage is on the wrong side as is the high pressure hose!  Looks like the Flash is going diving!
    I cant remember the name of the movie but Adam Sandler ^ had me rolling as "Scuba Steve of the Scuba Squad" in that scene. 
    How'd he go down in the water.  No BCD or weight belt, no Octo and for the life of me I can't figure out what the Playtex gloves are used for!  I guess the socks and hat are to keep his head and feet dry!  Sporty two piece wet suit, makes it easy to pull my pants down while diving and relieve myself without peeing in my wet suit!  :D  I'm going to have to google this movie and watch it!  It looks like I'll lose IQ points and laugh my rear off!
    The movie is Big Daddy and it’s really funny!  Worth a watch for sure.  

    Anyway thanks for the videos.  I haven’t been underwater in a long time and it’s a pity.  One of my favorite places in the world is a reef or a wreck anywhere!
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    Don't you have a stock tank or two?  Sometimes you just gotta go with what you got.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,412 Senior Member
    Don't you have a stock tank or two?  Sometimes you just gotta go with what you got.
    Yeah, I've got a one acre tank, the problem is it's only 6' at the deepest!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,143 Senior Member
    Not sure where you are in Texas, but

    http://www.toyahvale.com/

    Not real deep or big, but fish you will find nowhere else a constant 72 deg. 

    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,412 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Not sure where you are in Texas, but

    http://www.toyahvale.com/

    Not real deep or big, but fish you will find nowhere else a constant 72 deg. 

    Thanks for sharing.  Didn't know it existed.  It's out in West Texas probably a five or six hour drive but may be worth the trip.  

    Have you decided to toss in the towel on diving or do you want to give it shot this summer.  I'd be glad to come out to FL.  We could do some shallow reef dives and see how it goes for you!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Not sure where you are in Texas, but

    http://www.toyahvale.com/

    Not real deep or big, but fish you will find nowhere else a constant 72 deg. 

    The town of Toyahvale was literally destroyed by a tornado some years back.  It took out all three houses and two tin shed.  The so-called oasis is at Balmorhea, which is about halfway between Pecos and Ft. Davis.  There's also a nearby lake, or at least there used to be.

    I grew up not too terribly far from there, and am somewhat familiar with the area.


    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,143 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Not sure where you are in Texas, but

    http://www.toyahvale.com/

    Not real deep or big, but fish you will find nowhere else a constant 72 deg. 

    Thanks for sharing.  Didn't know it existed.  It's out in West Texas probably a five or six hour drive but may be worth the trip.  

    Have you decided to toss in the towel on diving or do you want to give it shot this summer.  I'd be glad to come out to FL.  We could do some shallow reef dives and see how it goes for you!
    Think I am going to follow doctors orders and stick with snorkeling.
    I am sure I will try when the water is warm with a mask and snorkel but my right ear bad.  I may get down now and then, but then have reverse ear squeeze.  Hate it but can't go back
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,412 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Diver43 said:
    Not sure where you are in Texas, but

    http://www.toyahvale.com/

    Not real deep or big, but fish you will find nowhere else a constant 72 deg. 

    Thanks for sharing.  Didn't know it existed.  It's out in West Texas probably a five or six hour drive but may be worth the trip.  

    Have you decided to toss in the towel on diving or do you want to give it shot this summer.  I'd be glad to come out to FL.  We could do some shallow reef dives and see how it goes for you!
    Think I am going to follow doctors orders and stick with snorkeling.
    I am sure I will try when the water is warm with a mask and snorkel but my right ear bad.  I may get down now and then, but then have reverse ear squeeze.  Hate it but can't go back
    Yep, I remember you telling me that.  Just thought I'd offer just in case you get the urge.  Snorkeling is also a lot of fun!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,888 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Diver43 said:
    Not sure where you are in Texas, but

    http://www.toyahvale.com/

    Not real deep or big, but fish you will find nowhere else a constant 72 deg. 

    Thanks for sharing.  Didn't know it existed.  It's out in West Texas probably a five or six hour drive but may be worth the trip.  

    Have you decided to toss in the towel on diving or do you want to give it shot this summer.  I'd be glad to come out to FL.  We could do some shallow reef dives and see how it goes for you!
    Think I am going to follow doctors orders and stick with snorkeling.
    I am sure I will try when the water is warm with a mask and snorkel but my right ear bad.  I may get down now and then, but then have reverse ear squeeze.  Hate it but can't go back
    You can't wear earplugs?
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,143 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    Diver43 said:
    Diver43 said:
    Not sure where you are in Texas, but

    http://www.toyahvale.com/

    Not real deep or big, but fish you will find nowhere else a constant 72 deg. 

    Thanks for sharing.  Didn't know it existed.  It's out in West Texas probably a five or six hour drive but may be worth the trip.  

    Have you decided to toss in the towel on diving or do you want to give it shot this summer.  I'd be glad to come out to FL.  We could do some shallow reef dives and see how it goes for you!
    Think I am going to follow doctors orders and stick with snorkeling.
    I am sure I will try when the water is warm with a mask and snorkel but my right ear bad.  I may get down now and then, but then have reverse ear squeeze.  Hate it but can't go back
    You can't wear earplugs?
    It's not about water getting in the ear, it's about pressure. Water pressure would jam a plug into your ear canal
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,032 Senior Member
    Jeff why not the Flower Gardens, Been a diver most of my life, Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, British Honduras, etc when I moved to Houston in 81, I booked an overnight trip to the Flower Gardens only to have it canceled due to weather.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,412 Senior Member
    jaywapti said:
    Jeff why not the Flower Gardens, Been a diver most of my life, Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, British Honduras, etc when I moved to Houston in 81, I booked an overnight trip to the Flower Gardens only to have it canceled due to weather.

    JAY
    It's the best diving you can do in the gulf.  Like most I'm quarantined at home for work and I'm going stir crazy.  Our Governor is reopening the state though time will tell if that's a wise move.  Hopefully in another month or so I'll take a trip somewhere where I can blow all the bubbles I want and visit lots of sea creatures. 

    We were in Belize for two weeks in Jan and it was great diving.  I have two shark dives schedule in FL for this summer in July and Aug, time will tell if I'll be able to make those.  For now I'm just a day dreamer swimming with sharks and looking for mermaids!     
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,143 Senior Member
    jaywapti said:
    Jeff why not the Flower Gardens, Been a diver most of my life, Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, British Honduras, etc when I moved to Houston in 81, I booked an overnight trip to the Flower Gardens only to have it canceled due to weather.

    JAY
    It's the best diving you can do in the gulf.  Like most I'm quarantined at home for work and I'm going stir crazy.  Our Governor is reopening the state though time will tell if that's a wise move.  Hopefully in another month or so I'll take a trip somewhere where I can blow all the bubbles I want and visit lots of sea creatures. 

    We were in Belize for two weeks in Jan and it was great diving.  I have two shark dives schedule in FL for this summer in July and Aug, time will tell if I'll be able to make those.  For now I'm just a day dreamer swimming with sharks and looking for mermaids!     
    Good luck with those mermaids, I have only found one and married her.
    Let me know when you come to Florida. Depending on where you go, maybe we can meet for a cold one or dinner.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,412 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    jaywapti said:
    Jeff why not the Flower Gardens, Been a diver most of my life, Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, British Honduras, etc when I moved to Houston in 81, I booked an overnight trip to the Flower Gardens only to have it canceled due to weather.

    JAY
    It's the best diving you can do in the gulf.  Like most I'm quarantined at home for work and I'm going stir crazy.  Our Governor is reopening the state though time will tell if that's a wise move.  Hopefully in another month or so I'll take a trip somewhere where I can blow all the bubbles I want and visit lots of sea creatures. 

    We were in Belize for two weeks in Jan and it was great diving.  I have two shark dives schedule in FL for this summer in July and Aug, time will tell if I'll be able to make those.  For now I'm just a day dreamer swimming with sharks and looking for mermaids!     
    Good luck with those mermaids, I have only found one and married her.
    Let me know when you come to Florida. Depending on where you go, maybe we can meet for a cold one or dinner.
    I keep telling my wife each time I leave to go diving, I sure hope I find Aerial.  Then I come home and say nope didn't find her on these dives, I'll just have to keep diving until I find her! 

    The shark dives I do are out of Jupiter which is down in your neck of the woods.  I'll let you know when I make it back down again!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    I loved the wall dives and a few wrecks we did in Grand Cayman.  There’s something just crazy and slightly disturbing about flying off a cliff onto water so deep you can NOT see bottom.  Hanging from a wall with a few thousand feet of water below you will get your attention quick.

    I have to look up the Sunset House to see if it’s still around.  The hotel caters to divers pretty much exclusively and there’s a dive shop right in there.  Outside lockers for your equipment and their own dock/boat.  All self contained.  One of the best dive vacations I’ve ever had.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,032 Senior Member
    I think the greatest wall i ever dove is the Grand Turks wall in places it starts in 20' and drops vertically to 7000' ,you can swim to the edge in places from the beach, far surpasses anything in the Bahamas, the Cayman's, or any place else i have been.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,412 Senior Member
    OK diver fans, I'm up for a group dive if someone wants to pick a place and time we can all get together.  It would be a great time!

    Shark dives are number one with me.  Next up are either wall dives with loads of coral and sea life, or reef dives with tons of coral and sea life.  Also, a great wreck dive is also great.  To be honest just about any dive below the surface where I can blow bubbles for 30 to 75 min at a time is just what the doctor ordered.

    I dove the naval base in Guam which was a shallow reef dive. First and only time I came across a 10' long and 6' wide anemone.  Just enormous.  I'm sure it was a bunch of them grown together but it was absolutely spectacular!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    Getting my dive certification is on my bucket list.  I did a discovery dive in Cozumel 18 years ago.
  • mosseybuckmosseybuck Member Posts: 557 Senior Member
    Those are really good videos Jeff. Sure makes me miss the years of diving all over the east coast. Forty years of it in Florida. I'm eighty now so I think my years of diving are behind me, plus, when I moved to Colorado I gave all of my dive gear to my youngest son who still lives in Florida. Even so, sadly he never caught the diving bug like I had it.
    USMC '59-'65, NRA Lifer, Tennessee Squire
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,032 Senior Member
    Those are really good videos Jeff. Sure makes me miss the years of diving all over the east coast. Forty years of it in Florida. I'm eighty now so I think my years of diving are behind me, plus, when I moved to Colorado I gave all of my dive gear to my youngest son who still lives in Florida. Even so, sadly he never caught the diving bug like I had it.
    Grew up in Miami, started diving about 46 or 47, last dives were free diving Hens & Chickens & Alligator Reef and tank dive to the "Eyeballs" and Ellis Rock about 10 or 12 years ago, Be 83 this year, any chance we know each other ???

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • mosseybuckmosseybuck Member Posts: 557 Senior Member
    jaywapti said:

    Grew up in Miami, started diving about 46 or 47, last dives were free diving Hens & Chickens & Alligator Reef and tank dive to the "Eyeballs" and Ellis Rock about 10 or 12 years ago, Be 83 this year, any chance we know each other ???

    JAY


    I did make quite a few dives in the Keys beginning in about '72 and several in Fort Pierce, Canaveral area. It is possible we passed each other a few times but I don't think we ever met. Been in Colorado since 2009. (San Luis Valley, Alamosa) I did a lot of relic hunting dives in the Keys and St. John's River.

    USMC '59-'65, NRA Lifer, Tennessee Squire
Sign In or Register to comment.
Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Guns & Ammo stories delivered right to your inbox every week.

Advertisement