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Young and the Skinny: Jmu Needs To Go On Diet

  • December 17, 2008
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  • Posted By Justin @ 9:49 AM

One of my divers called in sick, so I had to dive and clean the Dream Hotel tank. Lets face it, some jobs require young and skinny. 

I did enjoy myself actually. One of our clients, the Dream Hotel here in NYC, requires regular tank diving in order to scrub and clean the synthetic reef insert. The tank is about 30' tall and has a 6' diameter (7,000 gallons). We have about 18" between the acrylic wall and the reef insert in order to move and clean. If I cant fit in the tank, no carbs for a month. The cleaning itself during most dives can be labor intensive. Most inserts are cleaned with brushes, and some we have the use of a pressure washer. The tough part is not to get stung by the rabbit fish, the large lions, and not to get attacked by the Kidako Moray. 

Our installer, Dave Yarber, free dives this tank which is very impressive.



Hiking in Patagonia, Explora Lodge

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  • Posted By Justin @ 8:12 AM

We made a trip to Chile to Torres del Paine National Park this month. The hikes were spectacular. We averaged about 15 mile hikes per day. The first picture is me standing in front of Glaciar Grey. The second picture is a close up shot of Grey. Of course the Glaciar is receding at an alarming rate. The ice breaks off into icebergs and creates a long chain of ice that floats down the river. The last picture is the view from our hotel, Salto Chico. It was like a dream to wake up every morning with that view.

We stayed at Explora's lodge in the park. Lodge Salto Chico site on the lake, serves the best food, and provides excellent service. There were about 30 other people in the lodge from all over the world. We met some great people and made some good friends. The wildlife; Flamingos, Hawks, Condors, Puma's, and of course Guanacos.