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[*] posted on 5-7-2011 at 08:40 PM
Scuba Diving in Asuncion a blast!


The last 2 weeks have been quite an adventure with amigos bajagypsies here on a dive holiday with their friends. After a 2 year long process, we finally got all the permits to take people scuba diving here in the reserve and dive we did!! Mr.Gypsy and his pal TJ are PADI instructors and I am proud to announce that I finished my last open water dives to get my certification….woooo hoooo! Here we are celebrating after the last dive.


Juan took the kids out to a seamount to do a deep technical dive and they saw some cool stuff down there at 120’.








The gang loved diving on the steamship wreck and pirate cave at San Roque Island and they even did a night dive which attracted a lot of attention…it was cool to see the glow of their dive lights underwater.


gypsy Alica was pretty skookum in her dry suit

We all had a blast and got lots of diving in…the weather was pretty darn good for May.


TJ’s wife also finshed up a course and she too attracted a lot of attention getting in and out of her wetsuit at the beach!


We all had a terrific time snorkeling with the sealions at Asuncion Island too.





We all had a blast and got lots of diving in and plenty of partying…the weather was pretty darn good for May. I sure look forward to lots more diving here in the future.

[Edited on 5-8-2011 by shari]




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[*] posted on 5-7-2011 at 08:53 PM


I'm sure there are lots of pristine dive sites along that coast that SCUBA folks would love to explore. There sure aren't many (any?) dive outfits on the west coast of central Baja, so once the word gets out I bet you & Juan will be quite busy. Good luck!
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[*] posted on 5-7-2011 at 09:05 PM


oh yeah Cap...there is world class diving here...the kelp beds are spectacular, wrecks, seamounts and shore dives too. We should be getting the compressor up and running in the next few months we hope.

It was very difficult to get the permits as no one has ever applied for one in this area and we are the first to obtain them but we look forward to lots of good diving here. It's also something to do in the off season.




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[*] posted on 5-7-2011 at 09:27 PM


Man.....to be there.....
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[*] posted on 5-8-2011 at 12:01 AM


Shari....

Where are the lifevests on the Panga passengers...especially on your sweet little grandson????


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[*] posted on 5-8-2011 at 04:17 AM


shari, One adventure after another! Thanks for sharing them.:D
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[*] posted on 5-8-2011 at 08:44 AM


we have life vests on board but dont wear them unless there is a danger...it was a calm day, and we only went like 10 minutes out to the island then anchored...it wasnt a charter but a family outing...you try getting a baby in a lifejacket!!!!



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[*] posted on 5-8-2011 at 09:04 AM


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Shari....

Where are the lifevests on the Panga passengers...especially on your sweet little grandson????


Miguelamo :?: :no: :wow:


Miquel.........I have worked with Juan bringing down Type IV and III PFD's..along with other safety devices for all his boats.

He would be compliant with the USCG for safety devices... we also have multiple childrens PFD's available.

I understand your post ... but Juan is one of the most respomsible and safe capts I've had the pleasure of fishing with!!

Hope ya make it by this season! Should be an awsome one!
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[*] posted on 5-8-2011 at 09:51 AM
Woo Hoooooo...


Congratulations, Open Water Diver PADI-certified Shari Bondy Arce.

From one fellow diver to another, well.... I can tell you that you've just changed your life completely and forever getting that certification over and done.

Having dived Asuncion waters twice and snorkeled with the sealions various other times, let me tell everybody: The waters there are fabulous for new divers like Shari, a delight for experienced professional divers like myself, and do offer challenges for the techie divers like Todd.

The kelp of the Pacific is totally fun and the sealion interaction is not to be experienced anywhere else in such an intimate fashion.

A word to water-lovers, "Get ye to Bahia Asuncion!"




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[*] posted on 5-8-2011 at 09:58 AM


Thanks Shari for even another vision into Your magical world!
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[*] posted on 5-9-2011 at 05:19 AM


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After a 2 year long process, we finally got all the permits to take people scuba diving here in the reserve and dive we did!!
Congrats on several accounts!

Question-- what's the canister circled in the picture?

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That is mr. gypsy's flash light battery




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[*] posted on 5-9-2011 at 05:53 AM


its a pony bottle for emerg air.
i have one on my buddy commando BC.
very handy if you need one.




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[*] posted on 5-9-2011 at 06:50 AM


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ts a pony bottle for emerg air. i have one on my buddy commando BC. very handy if you need one.

No, its a battery.
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[*] posted on 5-9-2011 at 09:47 AM


I believe his pony bottle is on his left side.
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[*] posted on 5-9-2011 at 12:01 PM


thx i stand corrected.

are dry suits needed at baja pacific diving ? or does anyone use wet suits?




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[*] posted on 5-9-2011 at 01:04 PM


Just for curiosity, if that is a battery does anyone know what it powers? Like Mike, I would have thought it was a pony bottle. Other than lights, which I don't see, I can't imagine what would require a big honker battery like that.

PS that's some heavy tech-diving equipment he is using. If I am seeing that right he is using doubles. Was that part of the course shari?



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[*] posted on 5-9-2011 at 01:22 PM


Mr. gypsy is a tech diver, they were going to 150 feet i believe. It wasn't part of Shari's course just Mr. gypsy and his friend doing what they love best. Mr. gypsy always dives doubles. What you also can't see is the other tank attached to the other side, and his small pony bottle on the other side for his dry suit.
As for the battery it is for a halcyon light, it is an Advanced LED array and will provides 600 Lumen output.




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Mr. gypsy is a tech diver, they were going to 150 feet i believe. It wasn't part of Shari's course just Mr. gypsy and his friend doing what they love best. Mr. gypsy always dives doubles. What you also can't see is the other tank attached to the other side, and his small pony bottle on the other side for his dry suit.
As for the battery it is for a halcyon light, it is an Advanced LED array and will provides 600 Lumen output.


Dazzling. Thanks Bajagypsy!!




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[*] posted on 5-10-2011 at 06:25 AM


So cool, congrats my friend.



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[*] posted on 5-10-2011 at 07:10 AM


Congrats!!! A whole nother world down there eh?!

Good one!

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