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Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:01 pm

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I took my trusty Kraken out for a 75 minute dive off the beach this morning here in Laguna. Water is warm and vis was 25'+. Wish I had my GoPro with me as 4 dolphins played with me and thought it great fun to stick their snouts through the hose loop and pull my mouthpiece out of my mouth. That lasted about 10 min then they grew bored and swam off. Little s**t heads.

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What do you call warm water... Are we talking mid 70'sF or 80'sF ? :shock:


OK, I am jealous about the dolphin interaction even if they were messing with you. That sounds like the harassment training we used to do in the old days. I always knew there was a purpose for it. :)
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:03 am

luis wrote:
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What do you call warm water... Are we talking mid 70's or 80's? :shock:
69 to 70 F. It's usually high 50's, low 60's.
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:43 am

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What do you call warm water... Are we talking mid 70's or 80's? :shock:
I dunno about you guys, but anything below 82 degrees Fahrenheit is "cold" water for me. :P
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Re: New Argonaut Kraken Owners Post

Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:07 am

Drado wrote:
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luis wrote:
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What do you call warm water... Are we talking mid 70's or 80's? :shock:
I dunno about you guys, but anything below 82 degrees Fahrenheit is "cold" water for me. :P
No argument here. That is why when I saw Mark talking about warm water in California, I just thought what :shock: ... only in the movies... you know Hollywood.


I guess it is all relative.
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:18 am

luis wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:07 am
Drado wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:43 am
luis wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:01 pm

What do you call warm water... Are we talking mid 70's or 80's? :shock:
I dunno about you guys, but anything below 82 degrees Fahrenheit is "cold" water for me. :P
No argument here. That is why when I saw Mark talking about warm water in California, I just thought what :shock: ... only in the movies... you know Hollywood.


I guess it is all relative.
You guys are wussies. In a 5mm farmer john/jacket I can do five dives a day in 69 F water and not feel the slightest chill. Of course I have a wee bit o'natural insulation too. :) Now where did that fifth donut go....
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Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:17 am

Took my Kraken to Clear Lake again. This time got video and talked Ron into coming. Ron made the unfortunate mistake of leaving his thermals unzipped too far. after and hour in 39 degree water, it was made reference that he could fit into two ping pong balls. Let another diver use the Kraken on a dive, he too does not like bubbles on his ears. Not sure if he'll take the plunge, but he'd like to.

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Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:39 am

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Took my Kraken to Clear Lake again.
Very cool! (Literally and figuratively). :)

Clear lake is definitely on my "to do" list.
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Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:18 am

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Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:17 am
Took my Kraken to Clear Lake again. This time got video and talked Ron into coming. Ron made the unfortunate mistake of leaving his thermals unzipped too far. after and hour in 39 degree water, it was made reference that he could fit into two ping pong balls. Let another diver use the Kraken on a dive, he too does not like bubbles on his ears. Not sure if he'll take the plunge, but he'd like to.

https://youtu.be/sf_MUHKswVs
Nice video. Looks like a great place to dive!

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Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:38 pm

Took my Kraken to the Hood Canal for some sea life sampling
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:02 pm

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My Kraken arrived in Bahrain today. Need a few more pieces and a backplate and I'll be ready to dive with it.

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Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:25 pm

Out spearfishing with my 14-021 Kraken today. Had an hour's dive. Depth varied from 35 feet to 60 feet. Visibility about 30 ft. Water temperature 57 degrees. Saw lots of baby Lobster and itty bitty fishies. Nothing worth grabbing or shooting. Had fun anyway. As usual, my Kraken performed flawlessly!

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Re: New Argonaut Kraken Owners Post

Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:30 pm

Time for a leap of joy - my Argonaut Kraken arrived at my home. It was a hard time waiting for arrival, especially the last two weeks. The tracer always said: parcel had arrived in Austria, but is at the customsclearance.... The trial in my "home-lake" will be very soon!

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Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:10 pm

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Time for a leap of joy - my Argonaut Kraken arrived at my home. It was a hard time waiting for arrival, especially the last two weeks. The tracer always said: parcel had arrived in Austria, but is at the customsclearance.... The trial in my "home-lake" will be very soon!
Congratulations on your aquisition and welcome! Time to put a new pin in the Argonaut Kraken World Domination Map!
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:28 pm

Love the domination map. Cool to be the first in Oregon, but sad Im the only one.

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Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:00 pm

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