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Who wants to go scuba diving?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by cavemand, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. cavemand

    cavemand portland Member

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    With all the ammo and guns sunken to the depths of every river and lake now is the best time to start scuba diving. Just don't spread this around too much because I don't want scuba gear prices to go through the roof, and diving classes will get booked out over a year ;)
    Who's coming with me?
     
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    HaHaHaHa!! I have a Dive Certification..... :laugh:
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Me. I am headed to Maui for a week of diving.

    Got all the gear, I am ready,

    DSC_0408.jpg
     
  4. benjohson

    benjohson Oregon Member

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    I'm down (pun intended)...... I have lift bags, jackstay lines, and all of the misc recovery gear we need. I just hope that there's some damn 22lr ammo down there as well as some large pistol primers.
     
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  5. benjohson

    benjohson Oregon Member

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    Where is that?
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho. This was in Nov and air temp was about 30*.
     
  7. cavemand

    cavemand portland Member

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    Since this was before the SHTF you wouldn't have found guns and ammo. I bet you could hit it big now. Because this was my idea we split it 60/40. Lets do this
     
  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Fixed it for you.

    No guns but we were on a train wreck from 1919.
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Dang I only wish you could help! I was carryin mine across the backyard when I tripped and they fell into an old hand dug well. And wouldn't you know after falling maybe 40 ft into the bottom of that water filled hole the dang sides started caving in. Well I couldn't have that safety hazard in the back yard we have young grand daughters. So I filled it in level and laid some more sod. Damn shame I had some nice ones. Sold all the ammo to this nice guy in a pickup truck. That stopped by to see what all the ruckus was about.
     
  10. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    You've got to watch out for those hand dug holes. Were you trying out some new waterproof carrying cases that day?
     
  11. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    D.I.R., please.
     
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  12. mattdomes

    mattdomes Newberg Active Member

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    In!
     
  13. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I used to have but no longer.
     
  14. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Interesting comment since they never expire..............
     
  15. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure? This was back in the early '60's, before I graduated from high school and they first passed the law requiring a certification to get your tanks filled. Obviously I haven't "updated" my skills!!
     
  16. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    There is no such law. Our fills take place in my basement. But your comments indicate that yes, you need a refresher.

    It's like gunsmithing, packing parachutes, reloading and doing brake jobs. The more you know, the better your odds of survival.
     
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  17. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I did all the classroom work, indoor pool work and one outdoors final test dive at a rock corey. I did not finish my certification because I forgot to do one more outdoors recreational dive and have the instructor sign the license off. It was many years until I remembered I had forgotten to do it and was too late. I gotta start over.
     
  18. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    BTW, I do not think you can get your scuba tanks filled with purified air without a license. Yes, I guess you could do it yourself but it is very dangerous if you do not know what you are doing.
     
  19. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    So are you planning on searching under bridges first? It seemed like every year they did a river cleanup someone would find a gun or two - usually rusted beyond much future use - under one of the bridges. I have made out well getting tons of lures on lake dives in the past...
     
  20. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Positive since there is no law that requires you to have a cert to get filled. The short answers is the industry has chosen to adopt it as a rule that most places follow.

    So you have let your skills expire but your "card" should still be valid. Of course I would not suggest jumping in without getting up to date on your skills :thumbup: