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1969ivan1
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:18 am

Well written and I loved the old pics. I barely recognised you Tom with that beard.

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:48 am

Great Story!!

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JES
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:22 am

Tom,

Thank you for sharing your story with us! I really enjoyed learning more about you and getting to see your pictures.

You are indeed an ambassador for the Vintage Equipment Diving Community. 8)


Regards,

Joe
NAVED Master Diver #108
'Anima Sana In Corpore Sano’

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:53 am

Great Story Tom! Thank you
Doing it right should include some common sense, not just blindly following specs and instructions. .Gary D, AWAP on SB

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:33 am

Nice job Tom. You know if you regrew your beard we could pass for relatives. But then maybe you have enough of them and who would want another old geezer in the family. Your story brings back great memories. Thanks.

Allan

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:49 am

Enjoyed your story Tom. It was good meeting you at SDIV. Great photographs too!
Scott

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:28 pm

Those are great pictures and a great story. I love that boat. Thanks for the write up.

James

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:37 pm

Tom,

You and your dear wife are two of the nicest people I have met in or out of diving--

It is an honor to call you two "My dear friends of the underwater world."

Look forward to seeing you soon

SAM

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Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:07 pm

Interesting article. Thanks Capt. Makes me wonder how many other divers didn't get certified until a move made air fills difficult. I got certified in 80 when I moved to fl and was unable to get air.

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