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Bazzer rocks!

post #1 of 12
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Waterskiing took me to Florida. An offhand invitation by Bazzer to dive with him at the winter gathering - well I took him up on it! How cool as he styled us!

Bazzer looked at our Walmart equipment and gave us a long safety lecture. Lisa's ears clear slowly so we were last down. Distracted by some huge angelfishes, we got swept away from the group and headed to Spain. Fast and deep! When the wonderful Florida tropical fish turned into those weird creatures with lights dangling in front of their mouths, we figured we had better go up. We looked for the boat. How did Bazzer tell us to inflate the emergency marker? After tearing to shreds I got a bit of it visible. You know the earth really is round. The kid with really good eyes sitting in the tower spotted us and the boat voyaged over to rescue us.

After more lectures we got to do the second dive. Bazzer and the dive guide were not going to get out of our sight. They led us through a ridge thick with brightly colored tropical fish. Like swimming in a giant overcrowded fish bowl. Fantastic! Rays, turtles, weird little fish and a startling assembly of beautiful sea life made this a great dive. The fish density dropped off a bit and the strobe lights on Bazzer's fancy camera went erect as a swarm of sharks came to visit. Bazzer wasn't able to get any great photos because our Walmart fins were better at stirring up the muck than swimming so the visibility wasn't photo quality - but still an incredible experience.

We enjoyed an apres dive tropical beverage at the tiki dive bar to perfectly end a great day. Thanks to Bazzer's friendliness and experience.

Eric
post #2 of 12

Bazzer is the man! 

Glad you had a good time and that you didn't cause a major international incident. biggrin.gif

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post #4 of 12

If I'm ever in Florida, this would be the greatest experience. Nice you were able to set it up. drool.gif

post #5 of 12

FTM and my friend Colleen has been trying to get us to come down to EFelay, this is just another reason. 

post #6 of 12

Perhaps the closest encounter I ever had to death was during a dive in the Fla. Keys. The so-called expert "dive leader" of our group of 2 novices simply swam away and left to pursue something he saw. We ended up down current and down wind from the boat, so, we could only drift further out to sea on the surface. We were rescued by another dive boat which just happened to come into the area.  The leader of that boat read us the riot act.

 

Bazzer is one guy I would trust with my life on a future dive. He also skis way too good for a Miami dude! Here's to ya Bazzer.

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

Living Proof, we were never in any real danger. Bazzer selected a quite competent operator for us. He supplied us well with excellent equipment. He was hoping for a location where he would get some photos so we weren't really focused on staying with him for that first dive. We weren't anywhere near the most lost and everyone inflated the rescue noodles. The lobster hunter got picked up in Nova Scotia, the partiers almost made it to the Bahamas and the newbies ended up close to shore. Bazzer stayed with the dive leader and saw all the sights. But that group had to inflate their noodles too - it was a long way back from Nova Scotia for the captain to be waiting in the right spot.

 

Actually we did take a serious risk. I drank from the water jug on the boat. And ate gross wings at the bar afterwards. My stomach recovered enough to survive the flight home. I guess that's why you shouldn't dive then fly right away...

 

Eric

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

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As eleeski stated, there were too many people kicking up way too much sand to make any half decent photographs, let alone with a wide angle lens. However, I will take the opportunity to provide visual documentation that eleeski was in the mix, and he's identified in the following shot, along with one of our toothy locals.

 

 

Had a great time with both Mr. & Mrs. eleeski, though they both might have been better served by following my lead and sticking with the rum punch, and taking a pass on those greasy wings.

 

BTW, Eric didn't toot his own horn, so I'll do it for him. He was down here in Florida for the National Waterski Championships. He was the victor for his age group in the trick ski competition, and this is not the first time he's done so.

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Bazzer View Post

As eleeski stated, there were too many people kicking up way too much sand to make any half decent photographs, let alone with a wide angle lens. However, I will take the opportunity to provide visual documentation that eleeski was in the mix, and he's identified in the following shot, along with one of our toothy locals.

 

 

Had a great time with both Mr. & Mrs. eleeski, though they both might have been better served by following my lead and sticking with the rum punch, and taking a pass on those greasy wings.

 

BTW, Eric didn't toot his own horn, so I'll do it for him. He was down here in Florida for the National Waterski Championships. He was the victor for his age group in the trick ski competition, and this is not the first time he's done so.

So the title should read: 

Bazzer Rocks and Eleeski Rips!!

Way to go Eleeski!

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PS: Eleeski, you should always take Bazzers suggestions on food and bevearage.  just saying. 

post #10 of 12

Now we need water ski champion podium pics....

 

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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post

Now we need water ski champion podium pics....

 

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with Gaper Boy standing there asking "where's the hill???"

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with Gaper Boy standing there asking "where's the hill???"

GB has been known to say, "I'd consider waterskiing if I found a downhill lake. "

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