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    Mr Grey

    Gear Gear Gear

    Items remaining:
    Salvo aluminum back plate with one piece harness $75.00
    Dive Rite EXP sidemount harness $375.00
    Dive Rite Nomad JT in original packaging never used $395.00
    6 cu ft argon bottle...

    Mr Grey 03-02-2015 11:06 PM Go to last post

    ?neoprene or latex neck seal on next drysuit?

    Do you find the cuff rings tend to vibrate when scootering? In 1986 I almost bought a Typhoon suit with rings on the wrist and neck but they appeared very bulky. I did buy a Typhoon but with...

    OutlawCaver 03-02-2015 10:40 PM Go to last post


    I've heard the only reason to dive the cave at royal is to die or recover a body.

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    Diverlee 03-02-2015 10:39 PM Go to last post

    Drysuit options

    Strange, that's how I get out of a front zip. Only without clipping myself to anything.

    Webmaster 03-02-2015 10:37 PM Go to last post


    How many fatalities in royal?

    I'm curious to see stats for various caves in Florida. I'm only up to speed on recent fatalities.

    patpicos 03-02-2015 10:22 PM Go to last post
    Jack Hammer

    Backup Exposure Protection

    I've used bicycle repair patch and a sweet car tire sticker patch

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    Jack Hammer 03-02-2015 10:22 PM Go to last post

    Drysuit options

    Everyone I've heard that's bought a USIA has said basically exactly what you've said.

    rddvet 03-02-2015 10:21 PM Go to last post

    ss dpv components

    Thanks John...Why yes, it does so long as there is an ac source....it is the 8 amp hr charger and is still available along with the UV 18 battery assembly....$275 for the UV 18 battery assembly and...

    wingman 03-02-2015 10:17 PM Go to last post
    Jack Hammer

    Ginnie 3-1-15

    Flow isn't bad, I'd say it's normal

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    Jack Hammer 03-02-2015 10:13 PM Go to last post

    Ginnie 3-1-15

    how is the flow?
    I will be there in just over a week.
    Counting the days

    navycaver 03-02-2015 10:10 PM Go to last post


    Thank you! Especially since Royal had had more fatalities than any other cave that is still open.

    FW 03-02-2015 09:35 PM Go to last post

    pulled reel

    Probably Peter's :-D

    FW 03-02-2015 09:32 PM Go to last post