On my way to Sri Lanka right now, any last minute suggestions?

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Re: On my way to Sri Lanka right now, any last minute suggestions?

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:59 pm

Yeah do tell us about the booze situation. One thing I always found disappointing in India was the lack of booze. I'm by no means a heavy drinker but when in a foreign country, I like to have the odd beers in the afternoon and watch the world go by. Doing that in India is pretty hard as beer isn't exactly common.
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Re: On my way to Sri Lanka right now, any last minute suggestions?

Post by Sunnyside up » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:10 pm

I liked the Lion beer in Sri Lanka but i wasnt so hot on the Kingfisher in India. Tasted a bit winey.
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Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:28 am

Any post trip updates on this? Parting thoughts?
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Re: On my way to Sri Lanka right now, any last minute suggestions?

Post by ExPenhMan » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:33 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:Any post trip updates on this? Parting thoughts?

Yes, Gen'l, do tell us a tale or two. Getting around, food, booze. :popcorn:
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Re: On my way to Sri Lanka right now, any last minute suggestions?

Post by Seasquatch » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:34 pm

That ocean looks like you should put away the scuba equipment and grab a surfboard, but I was always told you have to dive the shitty days to appreciate the good days all the more.

I'd suggest getting your nitrox at the same time of your advanced cert, did you use padi?
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Re: On my way to Sri Lanka right now, any last minute suggestions?

Post by Seasquatch » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:16 pm

Milord wrote:Consider getting your NITROX Cert. as well. Allows tanks with 32% Oxygen to breath. Usually $10 more per dive but the benefit is that you feel great after a dive.

Also less surface time between dives so muti dives are possible and you will be less tired.

If you believe in Hyperbaric O2 chamber healing, flooding body tissue with more oxygen, than that works every dive with Nitrox.

Be very selective who they partner you with, your life may depend on it. In training, I had a partner that panicked at depth then did a powered ascent to the surface. Should I follow my "diving buddy" ? NOPE, he can die alone. :stir:
Nitrox is great I totally believe in it's health benefits, I can get up to 40% oxygen here in the US which will allow me to go to 99 feet(33 meters?). I work with some nasty paints, xylene and lacquer thinners, a good day of spraying and I'll feel like crap, totally drained, a good dive with 40% nitrox makes me feel like a new man, so I'll use it even if I'm doing a shore dive where I'm in 20 feet of water.

We actually park at a hyperbaric chamber when we shore dive, our dive buddy works there, love to get in for some sessions but it is expensive.

I'm a solo diver, that "dive buddy" is a load of crap, hardly works unless your holding hands with the person. Just remember if you have to do a free ascent(from no more than 60-70') breath out! Pulmonary Barotrauma is a common dive injury and no joke.
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