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Mike from Monrovia MD | Scuba Diver

Always looking for interesting places & people!

Certs: OW, EFR, EANx, Aquarium, AOW, Rescue, Altitude, Night, Drift, Drysuit, Master, Deep, DM
Completed DM Program with Atlantic Edge 9/2013-

> Equipment:
Regulator: Mares Proton Metal 42 w/Mares Proton Octopus
BCD: Sea Quest Pro QD with SureLock II Weight System
Computer: Cressi Archimede II 3-gauge Console
Wetsuit: Bare Velocity 3mil Progressive Stretch
Drysuit: Whites Fusion Bullet
Tanks: Catalina 80cf Aluminum w/ProValve
Mask: Atomic Aquatics Subframe
Snorkel: Aeris Barracuda Dry
Fins: Aeris Velocity XP Split
Camera: Sealife DC1200

> Upcoming Dives:
none. arrrgh!

> My pirate name is:
Dread Pirate Vane
Like the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, you have a keen head for how to make a profit. You’re apt to follow wherever the wind blows you but like anyone confronted with the harshness of doing robbery on the high seas, you can be optimistic at times. You tend to blend into the background occasionally, but that’s okay, because it’s much easier to sneak up on people and disembowel them that way. Arr!

> How to Fail Your Open Water Test
1. Tell your instructor you will race him to the surface.
2. Lie face down and motionless while holding your breath.
3. Loudly proclaim that safety stops are for "wussies."
4. Show up with a set of tables based on your own algorithm "that’s WAY better."
5. Spit in your wetsuit and pee in your mask.
6. Ask your instructor, which fin goes on which foot.
7. Tell your instructor there is no way you can lift a cylinder with 2000 pounds of air in it.
8. When asked for your dive plan, you hand over a bundle of travel brochures.
9. Put a bounty on opening your instructors dry suit zipper underwater!
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mikebarnhart - 3/28/2012 5:33 AM
Altitude Cert - Mt. Storm, WV
via Atlantic Edge
mikebarnhart - 3/28/2012 5:32 AM
22/24-Cancun Mexico
Reef Diving & Cenotes (cavern) Diving
via Scuba Fred’s
Cenote DOS OJOS - Riviera Maya Mexico
mikebarnhart - 3/28/2012 5:29 AM
NC Wreck Diving off Beaufort, NC
via Discovery Diving
mikebarnhart - 7/01/2011 8:39 AM
Rescue Diver - South River, Annapolis, MD
via Atlantic Edge
mikebarnhart - 5/25/2011 9:49 AM
Advanced Open Water - Millbrook Quarry - Haymarket, VA
via Atlantic Edge
mikebarnhart - 5/02/2011 7:59 AM
Aquarium Dive - National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD
via Atlantic Edge
mikebarnhart - 3/29/2011 8:17 AM
OW Dive 1-4 - Mt. Storm, WV
via Atlantic Edge
mikebarnhart - 1/23/2011 7:23 PM
OW Dive 1 & 2 - Coki Beach, St. Thomas USVI
via Coki Beach Dive Club
mikebarnhart - 1/23/2011 7:13 PM
Initial Class - The Lab School, 4759 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC
via Atlantic Edge Dive Center