Got a great story?

tgreene

Reefer
Yes but it involves strippers and Tequila, so I'm quite sure it doesn't belong on a family site like this! :D

-Tim
 

snorvich

Team RC member
Team RC
Well, possibly two for you:

+ a laughing jag at 120 feet
+ mating flamboyant cuttlefish photography

but I am not sure they are great . . .
 

rond310

New member
Not great but I have one that I thought was pretty cool. Was snorkelling of the beach by the Sharaton on the south end of Kauai on my last day of vacation last year. I was pretty far out there where there were mostly large boulders and other rocks but not a whole lot of coral. Anyway, I was swimming back to shore following some Huma triggers and large Naso tangs when I swam up to a very large boulder about the size of Volkswagon beetle. As I go over the rock I look down and there is a 4 or 5 foot barracuda right there about 5 feet down below me. I just hovered over there for minute as I could see the eyes of the barracuda seem to be looking at me then it slowly swam away as I slowly drifted away in the other direction. Of course being the last day I had long ago ran out of film for my little underwater camera so I didn't get any pictures. rats

The day before I was snorkelling in the same area looking at what seemed to be thousands of fish when all of a sudden they all scattered quickly into the rocks. I was looking all around me to see if there was something I should be concerned about but never saw anything but open ocean behind me. Maybe I was what freaked out all the fish.
 

melev

In Memoriam
Thanks for sharing. Here's what we are looking for. In the future issues of Reefkeeping Magazine, we'd like to start a new column that appears from time to time with SCUBA stories.

If you have a story to tell, be it funny, educational, experience-driven, or more... our readers might enjoy reading what your experiences are like since many of them don't do what you are doing.

So if you have a good one to share, let me know. It would be preferable to not post it for all to read. ;) It does need to be of a decent length, or perhaps we can put two or three short experiences on the same page so more people can participate.

The more detailed your story is, the more the readers can grasp what it is like 20', 30' or deeper to learn more about the aquatic world that many have not experienced in person. Perhaps you could do a detailed log of a vacation you took, explaining how you prepared for various dives, what you had to consider, what gear you felt was important... And what you saw that day; how many dives you took and what you came away from it with (visually, not theft of nature LOL ).

I know you guys love what you do or you wouldn't do it. Let's share your stories with more people so they can see what it is that keeps driving you under the surface over and over and over again.
 

tgreene

Reefer
I can tell you all aboutb a little Clownfish that is about to be shot w/ a freakin speargun if that little bastard continues to bite my face every time I dive a certain 1000g reef tank to clean it.

-Tim
 

SeaJayInSC

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14825585#post14825585 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by tgreene
I can tell you all aboutb a little Clownfish that is about to be shot w/ a freakin speargun if that little bastard continues to bite my face every time I dive a certain 1000g reef tank to clean it.

-Tim

Heh. :)
 

melev

In Memoriam
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14824973#post14824973 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by melev
Here's what we are looking for. In the future issues of Reefkeeping Magazine, we'd like to start a new column that appears from time to time with SCUBA stories.

If you have a story to tell, be it funny, educational, experience-driven, or more... our readers might enjoy reading what your experiences are like since many of them don't do what you are doing.

So if you have a good one to share, let me know. It would be preferable to not post it for all to read. ;) It does need to be of a decent length, or perhaps we can put two or three short experiences on the same page so more people can participate.

The more detailed your story is, the more the readers can grasp what it is like 20', 30' or deeper to learn more about the aquatic world that many have not experienced in person. Perhaps you could do a detailed log of a vacation you took, explaining how you prepared for various dives, what you had to consider, what gear you felt was important... And what you saw that day; how many dives you took and what you came away from it with (visually, not theft of nature LOL ).

I know you guys love what you do or you wouldn't do it. Let's share your stories with more people so they can see what it is that keeps driving you under the surface over and over and over again.

Consider this a bump. :)
 

melev

In Memoriam
No, not since I became editor. The magazine is free, without advertising, and articles are contributed by authors that want to get their thoughts out to the reefing community.
 

Ricky92

New member
cool i would submit some stories but i go free diving, and sometimes with a speargun. i recently got a olympus stylus tough 8000 and just last weekend i went spearfishing and got some videos (pretty blurry but you can see) and some pics(slightly blurry not fantastic) so i deffinitly will have more pics and stories to come.

i have astory with a barracuda a shark and one crazy triggerfish, should i post one here or pm you the stories?
 

melev

In Memoriam
It would be best if you could PM or email them in. If they are good enough to use, they would be revealed in the magazine to all. :)
 
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