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    Common Acronyms on forums:

    [+] at the end of a message line means that there is more to the message. To get it, click on the item.

    [-] or [nt] = no text.

    "..." (a series of dots). This is often used in place of "[+]" to indicate that there is more to the message. But it is also somewhat ambiguous as it can also just refer to a "pause" (for holding attention or contemplation) or "etc."

    AFAIK = As Far As I Know

    BB = Bulletin Board

    BTW = by the way

    DSAO, DSDO = dive safe and often (or dive safe, dive often)

    DYAO = dive your ass off

    FWIW = for what it's worth

    FYI = For your Information

    HTH = Hope this Helps

    img = Image (a picture is attached)

    IMHO = in my humble opinion

    IMNSHO = In my not so humble opinion

    IYKWIM = If you know what I mean

    LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off

    LOL = laughing out loud!

    MTF = More to Follow

    NP = No Problem

    NT = No text (everything that needed to be said was done in the subject of the post and there's no text in the body of it)

    OOC = Out of Control

    Re = Regarding

    ROTFLMAO = rolling on the floor laughing my ass off!

    TYVM = Thank you Very Much

    WAG = Wild Ass Guess

    YGM = You've got Mail (often will have something following it like "at aol.com" or such to describe what email location was used)

    YW = You're Welcome

    Some Common Diving Acronyms:

    AOW = Advanced Open Water

    BOW = Basic Open Water

    DIR = Doing it Right

    DIMW = Doing it My Way

    DIW = Doing it Wrong

    DM = Dive Master

    ID = Identification (usually with regard to some sort of animal life)

    SI = Surface Interval

    NFL = Northern Florida

    S-G = Spiegel Grove

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    Light AND Stiff fins?

    I love the full foot version of teh AVanti Quatro for warm open water boat diving. Best fin since my old Dacor's, but just a little tough on old feet. The open heel version has strap attachments...

    cavekrazi 07-25-2016 03:27 PM Go to last post


    That's a nice way of putting it.

    graepaep 07-25-2016 03:11 PM Go to last post

    Light AND Stiff fins?

    I dive exclusively wet and I use IDI jet fins. Light, not super stiff or super flexible, but powerful. Don't remember who bought IDI out, but you may find some old stock on eBay.

    sdenney 07-25-2016 02:51 PM Go to last post

    Light AND Stiff fins?

    This. Check out the videos at dr-ss.com to see how they spread like little frog feet during frog kick. I've been meaning to pick some of these up for a while.

    Aotus 07-25-2016 12:57 PM Go to last post

    Light AND Stiff fins?

    Oms Slipstreams work for me dry or wet.

    bamafan 07-25-2016 12:18 PM Go to last post
    Kelly Jessop

    Light AND Stiff fins?

    This will be an ebay search,but the Dacor Turboflex fins were very popular at one time for being light and rigid. Used to see a lot of them being used at one time.

    Kelly Jessop 07-25-2016 11:56 AM Go to last post

    Light AND Stiff fins?

    When I dive wet (which is as little as possible!) I use Hollis F2 fins. I like them but I have to adjust my kicks.

    Mart 07-25-2016 11:54 AM Go to last post

    Light AND Stiff fins?

    I was about to say the Dive Rite XT's but if they're too stiff, then they're too stiff. Try the Deep6 fins and/or OMS Slipstreams. The Deep6 fins are stiffer than the slipstreams and should behave...

    tbone1004 07-25-2016 11:42 AM Go to last post

    Tanks need a Ride

    I have a set of double 85's that need to go from Tallahassee or Crawfordville to Rennakers in the next week or so. Anyone going that way?

    OFG-1 07-25-2016 11:29 AM Go to last post

    Light AND Stiff fins?

    Have you tried the Mares Avanti Quatro's? They are super light weight. I see a fair few people in Mexico diving them wet with much success.

    moody 07-25-2016 11:17 AM Go to last post

    Light AND Stiff fins?

    I am coming to the conclusion that my beloved Hollis F1 fins are not the tool for the job when I'm diving wet.
    They weigh 3.5 lbs each, making it difficult to maintain horizontal trim.


    maxguru 07-25-2016 11:08 AM Go to last post

    Hendley's Castle

    Very cool! I have never met them.

    Kelly, was he referring to the existing sand slide on the way there or was there a different one?

    Jay 07-25-2016 11:03 AM Go to last post