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Silly Posers on Ebay
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About every other day I look on Ebay to see if there are any bargains.  I punch up Commercial Diving and see these lightly used hats.  What I find so humorous, is that the sellers always have "diver"…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Billy Cox Feb 5, 2012.

The gals in the office.
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Always be nice and polite to the gals in the office.  They can make your life easy, or difficult.  They like flowers or a unique gift from a far away place.  A little goes a long way.  The company…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred C. Johnson Oct 10, 2011.

Hey Flynn!

So what's the dirt on SeaMar and that 7% gas!?  Like most of us I know some hands that are desperate enough to work for those clowns.  I'm still in Bombay, shoot me a message.  Continue

Started May 23, 2011

Americans and Log Books
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Guys.  I've been touting this to my divers and tenders for years.  Log your dives! Now I need you to get your logs "stamped"!  These IMCA fellows want a stamp on your log book pages.  If you work for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nigel Parr Apr 1, 2011.



Latest Activity

PAISTE replied to Martin Morris's discussion emergency - James Leach
"Thanx for the back Marty.  I've got it sorted.  She lost her mind, AGAIN.  Diner is on me when I get back.  Cheers!"
Sep 11, 2012
PAISTE replied to Joshua Walter's discussion Question about recently expired Entry level diver/tender ADCI card?
"Renewing your tender card is simple and cheap.  Just send them the $ they want and they'll use your old picture.   Do you need it?  NO.  If your company doesn't care, then why should you.  My "Mixed Gas…"
Sep 9, 2012
PAISTE replied to Citron Choice's discussion Hat for sale?
"I have a 57 collecting dust at home.  I'm overseas right now, but if you're in Texas my GF can show you."
Aug 12, 2012
PAISTE replied to Cole Chapman's discussion Hey guys. Few questions
"The market is flooded.  I'm a 20 year veteran in the industry and was offered 22 bucks an hour last week.  Now to a young kid with no experience that sounds pretty good.  4 years ago I had a guarantied salary at 72k /…"
Jul 29, 2012
PAISTE replied to Chanc Leal's discussion Buying First Hat+ the road to becoming a SAT Diver!
"Shaun, put the Jameson down, and step away from the computer."
Jul 16, 2012
PAISTE replied to Chanc Leal's discussion Buying First Hat+ the road to becoming a SAT Diver!
"You are gonna need a hat.  Choose any one of the newer KMDSI helmets.  The 77 is the best performing.  The 57 a close 2nd.  Don't get suckered into buying one of those other hats, some companies won't let you dive them.…"
Jul 14, 2012
PAISTE replied to Adam Broetje's discussion Injection that gives you oxygen, even if you can't breathe.
"It would take a real Dr. to do this.  We don't have the knowledge, or skills to make it work.  So the application will be decades ahead. "
Jul 8, 2012
PAISTE replied to Keith Morrison's discussion Why no after market Kirby parts?
"They are out there.  Some one makes aluminium knobs to replace the plastic ones.  Several of the big supply stores will buy off the shelf, and then price the parts as KMDSI original.  At the Tatto/head shops they have piercing parts…"
Jun 27, 2012
PAISTE replied to Chanc Leal's discussion Looking for opinions from my senior divers.
"I like Caldive's hat policy.  If you're into welding, go for Phoenix.  Just be happy to get a job!  Things are bad all over."
Jun 16, 2012
PAISTE replied to Jason Munsel's discussion ADC vs HSE
"Bob Boles once told me, "if you're in the business long enough, you will have worked for everyone".   To answer your question.  HSE is the way to go.  But don't bother....the industry is flooded.  Stay with…"
Jun 14, 2012
Chanc Leal left a comment for PAISTE
"Hey thanks for that info man, I really appreciate it."
Jun 8, 2012
PAISTE replied to Chanc Leal's discussion BRAND NEW TENDER
"J & J called me a little it ago.  They asked if I was a tender!  I chuckled a little bit as I was wondering who's resume' they were looking at.  Any way, you might want to try them."
Jun 7, 2012
PAISTE replied to Ross59cdo's discussion new to the US.
"Pretty hard times right now.  A lot people out of work.  Most divers are doing something else just to get by.  Pray for a Hurricane.  "
May 28, 2012
PAISTE replied to Danny Jackson's discussion DMT paramedic
"I kept my EMTb/DMT for 8 years.  It just wasn't worth the $ or effort to keep it going.  Sure, it openend up doors for me, but in the long run, just another piece of paper.  The IMCA course is two weeks...I'm drifting that…"
May 26, 2012
PAISTE replied to Adam Broetje's discussion How will Titan save the Costa Concordia?
"Titan doesn't employ "Divers", they employ "Salvage Technicians".  Most of the "Salvage Technicians" are Commercial Divers, Welders, Riggers, Crane and Heavy equipment operators, and experts in Mechanics as it…"
May 19, 2012
PAISTE replied to sambu r's discussion HOW CAN I FIND A JOB
"You might want to try Hydrex.  They have a shop in Mumbai.  "
Apr 23, 2012

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Which of the following are you?
A Working Diver
Dive school you went to or are attending?
Are you an inland diver, offshore diver or both?
Wherever there's work
What do you like to do with your down time / onshore time?
Play drums, cook.
What's your deepest dive? (in feet)

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At 11:51am on June 8, 2012, Chanc Leal said…

Hey thanks for that info man, I really appreciate it.

At 5:09am on February 22, 2011, Roderick A. Vargas said…

Hi Paiste,

Ric here a salvage diver and a new member came accross few discussions,read about that salvage master you just said was it a salvage company there in US? I am looking for new company to work with and presently I am based here in Singapore, ADCI air diving supervisor and had been to salvage for almost 15 yrs.any idea where I can contact that salvage master for I migth fit in to his team incase? thanks.

At 10:36pm on February 14, 2011, A.. Parnell said…
Excellent and truthful comment on jobs. I try not to sound negative and sarcastic on posts but its pretty sad for the new wanta bees. Your post is true and accurate. Good job. Ace

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