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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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    Frequency of scooter failure

    I will be sure to contact you the next time loose line is waving around in high flow and low visibility explorations! You can secure it before we arrive. Thanks again :)

    rjack 01-09-2019 06:59 PM Go to last post

    Frequency of scooter failure

    good point about the backend.. that feature is in deed quite usefull..
    if it adds safety? well depends on the stance again..
    surely with line or stick, plants whatever in prop sure you were done.....

    Nitrogenius 01-09-2019 05:44 PM Go to last post

    Mares/Mobbys drysuit for sale

    What type of drysuit is this? How many dives?

    baker721 01-09-2019 05:33 PM Go to last post

    Frequency of scooter failure

    Its a magnetic clutch through the wall of the aluminum tail cone. If you shove your hand into the prop or get a stick stuck in there, the magnet on the motor will spin out and break contact with the...

    rjack 01-09-2019 03:07 PM Go to last post

    Frequency of scooter failure

    IIRC it is magnetic.

    FW 01-09-2019 03:00 PM Go to last post

    WTT 800' Primary for 400'

    I will trade you. Sending pm.

    bamafan 01-09-2019 02:31 PM Go to last post

    Frequency of scooter failure

    rjack, how does the clutch work on the genesis?

    cmck1 01-09-2019 02:09 PM Go to last post

    Frequency of scooter failure

    Correct, but this is the age old debate and covers just about everything: seatbelts, power windows in cars, bottom timers vs computers, rebreathers, etc.
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    cmck1 01-09-2019 01:56 PM Go to last post

    The Dark Side of Tulum

    It sucks, I've seen several documentary's on this. It was good to see some familiar faces on there though.

    Dominic 01-09-2019 01:44 PM Go to last post

    The Dark Side of Tulum

    There are a number of cenotes in downtown Cozumel. I won't dive them as the sanitation issue scares me.

    bamafan 01-09-2019 01:31 PM Go to last post

    Frequency of scooter failure

    Huge thanks to Derek for stopping in the shop today and clarifying the comments:
    1. The Suex XJ37 was used and purchased from a former dealer in South Florida
    2. The failure was caused by a damaged...

    cmck1 01-09-2019 01:29 PM Go to last post

    Frequency of scooter failure

    Yep and I don't have a Suex. Similar to the suex, the genesis backend is far superior to any of the gavin/ss/diveX/mako backends. Line clearing, no hubs to break, no blade pin wear etc

    rjack 01-09-2019 01:01 PM Go to last post