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Cru Cafe Opens

The grand opening of Crü Cafe is Friday, June 2nd. We stopped by today for a soft opening. Had sandwiches, coffee, and pastries. There’s a large heavy wood table for 8, smaller tables for couples or singles. An enviting couch is placed with a low table in front of a faux fireplace. This could be…

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Calculating Dive Weight

Divers must add weight to overcome the natural buoyancy of their exposure suit and air cylinder, the air in their lungs, the type of water they’re in, and their experience level. A nice calculator exists at Dive Buddy dot com. Just plug in the numbers, and you will be shown the amount of weight you…

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Why Choose Sea Stallion Scuba?

I was looking for a place close to home to do my scuba training. A place that would fit my schedule, be easy to work with, and have some personality. A shop where I could get my questions answered, even the ones I didn’t know I had. I picked Sea Stallion Scuba after typing “scuba…

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First Scuba Tank Purchase

Stopped by the scuba shop today and bought a new steel Faber 80 cubic foot tank. Looked into the brand, and discovered they’re made in Italy, with hundreds of thousands of cylinders made. Why steel instead of aluminum? Primarily because steel doesn’t change buoyancy as it is depleted of air, like aluminum does. With aluminum,…

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Atomic Venom Frameless Dive Mask

This is the nicest mask I’ve ever owned, and simply the most comfortable mask, too. Vision is outstanding. Quality exceptional. And did I mention comfort? Wow. The info below is from the Atomic Aquatics website. This is, indeed, eye candy, just as they say it is. One other thing. It has a coolness factor described…

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Knee Arthroscopy

It was 12 years ago that I had my first arthroscopy on the left knee. At that time, the meniscus was found to be torn, so it was trimmed. The pain I had before the procedure was gone. On Friday, April 5, 2017, I had another knee arthroscopy on the same left knee. The pain…

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My Dive Gear Catalog

Get everything together in one place with purchase dates. Regulators, BCs, and such have to be checked on a regular schedule. Some are annual, some are every two years. Here’s my list. Equipment List Atomic Aquatics Frameless Mask — APR 4, 2017 Atomic Aquatics SV2 Snorkel — APR 4, 2017 Atomic Aquatics Blade fins —…

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Crescent Bay Laguna Beach

I decided to get down to Crescent Bay in Laguna Beach to see what it’s all about, since the dive class was cancelled, just to check it out.  The dive class was cancelled due to high surf, but my legs still work, so I checked it out. About that “high surf”… well, there were a…

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Open Water Diver

For anyone interested in learning the ways of the scuba diver, this is the place to start. Get your certification, then continue your journey into the ocean realm. Follow along with me if you’d like, I’m always up for company. I started in my hot tub. The 500 gallon tank in my back yard was…

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