November 9th - 2004
There is a little more than a week to go before our departure to the Philippine Islands (PI). Preparations are ongoing and hectic as we work to get equipment checked, inventoried and packed. Intelligent Dive Systems is creating some custom equipment for us to take that they will be marketing later on - including custom Independent Twins/Single Tank adapters for Coron, Stage Bottle Kits and Deco Lines. We are still trying to figure out how to get the gear bags down to 70lbs each. This should be interesting.
We wanted to take a moment to introduce the Team Members on the PI trip. We have a great group of divers who will be heading down so let's take a look at who they are:
Our agenda for the trip is as follows:
November 18th - 20th - Travel - We will be shoved in the back of a 747 with the chickens and the goats...
November 21st - 25th - Dive Subic Bay. Check out Johan's Place for details on the area. There will be tons of ships and planes to dive, including an F4 Phanton that we can actually sit in and a B-26 in 200fsw.
November 26th - Miss Chilli Pepper Contest in La Union. Pictures will be worth a thousand words in this case...
November 26th - November 30th - Diving the tanks and the Mystery Wreck in La Union. This will also include the final Trimix Dives for Bill and Scott. Check out Tim's Website for more info on diving La Union.
December 1 - December 5th - Diving Coron Island. These will be shallower WWII wrecks that we will be diving on Independent Twins setups. This will be more relaxed and fun diving after the 250fsw dives in La Union. Check out Gunter's Website for more info on Coron.
December 6th - Travel back to the USA