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Equipment / Selling my pro rig,
« Last post by Instructor Bry on February 25, 2018, 08:10:32 PM »
Howdy Gang,

Would never post this if it would take $$$ out of OE's pockets, but I think this one is safe.

I'm selling my pro video rig if anyone's interested:

Sony HVR-A1U Video camera
Amphibco Dive Buddy ELITE EVO enclosure
10 Watt Amphibico Arc Light (Old style)
10 Watt Amphibico HID Light (New style)
1 Flex arm and 1 clamp arm setup
1 blue-water filter (flip up) installed in housing, spare green water filter included.
FLAT port
Monitor back
2 standard batteries
2 extra capacity batteries
all cabling
I'm still looking for the extra batteries for both lights - haven't found them yet

$600 obo - comes with pre-plucked case for everything but lights - Pelican 1610 for an additional $125, otherwise I'll just keep the case.

Was $5k+   price negotiable.

OE Announcements / Re: Getting ready for the 2018 dive season
« Last post by Instructor Jay on February 22, 2018, 11:20:24 AM »
Why doesn't this site have a "Like" button?!?!  Well said, Earl. 

Here's a little more detail, as a reminder:
- Regulators need to be serviced annually in order to maintain their safety and, in many cases, their manufacturer's warranty.  Remember that if you have an Air2 on your BCD, it's a regulator also.
- If your dive computer has been sleeping all winter, turn it on and confirm that it powers up, the battery test passes, and that it properly registers 'zero feet' of depth.  When I know that it's been 3-4 years since my last battery service, I bring it in to the shop, just so it doesn't fail on me during a dive trip.
- Tanks need to be visually inspected every year.  Check the visual inspection sticker to find out when it was last inspected.  The same is true for all tanks (including stage bottles).  Tanks also require hydrostatic testing every five years.  Look for an embossed stamp on the shoulder of the tank for the year of the tank's last hydro test.  Jim doesn't do hydro's at the shop, so the tanks do have to be sent to another facility for these tests (so get them to the shop early).
- Your BCD doesn't require annual maintenance per se, but it's a good idea to fill it orally and make sure that it holds air.  Often a leaky BCD is an easy fix (e.g. a stuck vent, or a mis-threaded low-pressure inflator), but it's better to address it before you're on that dive boat.

I hope this helps you get your gear ready for the dive season!  Looking forward to diving with you!

Local Diving / Re: Dive boats for 2018
« Last post by Instructor Earl on February 21, 2018, 10:44:57 PM »
Sounds like a plan Andrew...You did a GREAT job with the last boat dive.
OE Announcements / Getting ready for the 2018 dive season
« Last post by Instructor Earl on February 21, 2018, 10:38:29 PM »
So it's almost March and I already have the "Diving Itch". Do you?
If so then remember a few things to do before the Diving season gets underway.

Let's make sure to have ALL your gear serviced. All to often divers seem to overlook this by thinking I didn't use it much last year. Remember folks that O Rings, Batteries and hoses have a habit of failing at the worst time and  need replacing.  It's always reassuring to know that your gear is it top condition.
  So remember to take care of your gear and it will take care of you.
  Let's not forget about our wetsuits/drysuits...Are your seals good?  Does your zipper work? (try to contain yourselves please) Have your boots seen a better day? 
   Just a few things to think about. 
 Also..what about YOU?  Winter is a time for hibernation for some ( myself included) and time to start getting fit for diving.
  So My hope is that we all have a GREAT,SAFE diving season.
Shhhh  that's a secret
if you happen to campout at dutch on oe weekends make sure you get a good seat for fireside chats with DM Earl they are WHOOOSH HOT
Local Diving / Re: Dive boats for 2018
« Last post by Andrew Powers on February 13, 2018, 01:47:56 PM »
I don't believe there are any imminent plans but I would like to start looking at available dates and see what boats we can charter.
Local Diving / Dive boats for 2018
« Last post by Instructor Earl on February 07, 2018, 10:28:04 AM »
Does anybody know if the shop is going to Charter a couple of local dive boats trips this season?
OE Announcements / Equipment left at Ocean Explorers
« Last post by Jim Masters on August 23, 2017, 06:42:00 PM »
The OE basement is overflowing with dive gear that does not belong to me. Most of it is tanks that people have had serviced and never picked up. We also have regulators and paintball tanks left here. We need the space. So effective immediately, any equipment left at the shop for over a year will be considered abandoned and sold for payment for work done and/or storage fees. So if your equipment is not in your garage and you can't locate it, please come in and take it out of our basement. Thanks, Jim
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