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Re: Blue Hole at [Re: elbert] #378360
05/26/10 01:05 PM
05/26/10 01:05 PM
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Peter Jones Offline
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Yes Elbert, with my Bing region set to UK I saw nothing relating to the BH at all. I saw a composite photograph intending to represent the Dunkirk evacuation. It had its own "hotspots" (hyperlinks).

I haven't tried all region settings in Bing, just those two, so I can't speak for what Gaz saw. I didn't set my Bing region and I don't know why it set it for me as UK - the only setting on my computer relating to the UK is my language setting. My Windows region is set to Belize. Bing doesn't have a Belize region, which is why I guessed at USA. You may be able to emulate what i saw by temporarily changing your Bing setting to UK and then exiting and restarting the program. What is your Windows region?

Re: Blue Hole at [Re: Peter Jones] #378363
05/26/10 01:42 PM
05/26/10 01:42 PM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 71,259
oregon, spr
Marty Offline

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Works great for me, probably some regional thing like you said Peter

According to Bing, if you miss the previous day's image or wish to see it again and again, click on the arrows next to the Copyright (©) symbol to scroll through the past 7 days of homepages. Interaction is the same as when it was the feature page.

Re: Blue Hole at [Re: Marty] #378365
05/26/10 01:56 PM
05/26/10 01:56 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 26
San Pedro Town, Belize
Drifter # 7 Offline
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Yes, the Blue hole is a fantastic dive. I've done it a number of times but the trip I remember most was made on Ray Bowers also fantastic "Reef Rammer".........uh that is "reef Roamer" Actually on that trip we rammed the reef and Ray had to jack the transmission back into place and we were off again in a couple hours. I could write a chapter about that trip but that's forlater...

Re: Blue Hole at [Re: Drifter # 7] #378366
05/26/10 02:01 PM
05/26/10 02:01 PM
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Marty Offline

Marty  Offline
hahaha you bad boy!!! big laugh. start writing i wanna hear it!!! (duh you say of course he does)

Re: Blue Hole at [Re: Marty] #378466
05/27/10 05:51 PM
05/27/10 05:51 PM
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Tricky Dicky Offline
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Originally Posted by Marty
hahaha you bad boy!!! big laugh. start writing i wanna hear it!!! (duh you say of course he does)

well.......I'll regret this I'm sure but as with most things on the Reef Roamer the supplyof food for the overnight guests ran low and Ray asked me to find some grub during a scuba dive. I found a huge lobster and didn't have much trouble pulling it out of it's hiding place in the rocks. Now mind you all I had was my bare hands since we were scuba diving and you can't use spears but when I turned to head back to the boat I noticed I had a few of the other guests watching me. I turned my back to them and slowly twisted the head off and stuck the tail in my bc and dropped the head. There were mixed emotions when they served the lobster for the evening meal.

Re: Blue Hole at [Re: Tricky Dicky] #378484
05/27/10 11:14 PM
05/27/10 11:14 PM
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Gaz Cooper Offline
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Ahhhh the good ol days

Many a story could be told of those days out at Lighthouse reef I have fond lifelong memories of camping on Half Moon caye no other boats in sight except us the Manta IV and the Reef Roamer II

We would on occasion see another boat on the dive sites

We used to take the caretaker and his dog a few supplies as it was not often he saw a boat pull up to Half Moon except the Manta IV and the Reef Roamer and was happy to get whatever he could especially a cold coke and the dog always appreciated our leftover chicken and pork bones from our BBQ

Those were the days

Re: Blue Hole at [Re: Gaz Cooper] #378511
05/28/10 11:46 AM
05/28/10 11:46 AM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
ScubaLdy Offline
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I have done many dives at the Blue Hole; two are especially memorable.
Two friends of mine who had not been certified for long made the trek out with Billy Leslie and a group on Bill Toonin’s boat. When we came down from ‘inside’, swam out and supposedly up J. saw some sharks down below and decided to go pet them. Her husband caught her at about 200 feet and brought her up. Narced? Of course. She said “they were so pretty.”

Another trip one of my regular dive buddies, an instructor from California, brought a newly certified friend with him. The newbie was a natural so we felt confident taking him with us by having him follow me and the instructor behind him.

On the way out I like to talk to divers who have never done type of dive and find that many of them are nervous and ashamed to ask questions so we get some chit chat going. We talk about being narced and what it is like and what to do. After the dive I ask “who besides me got narced?” Glances exchanged but no dialog so I told my experience this time. I heard the most beautiful voice sounding far away calling my name in the most enticing manner; over and over. I knew that I was narced and just enjoyed it. Then my dive instructor friend said that one time when he looked at his computer the numbers were scrolling like a slot machine in Vegas. Then the newbie said at one point it was like when you wake up in a strange place and say “Where am I?” Then other said they had the same sensation and we all had some good laughs.

One of the benefits of diving is the pictures in you mind and the opportunities to revisit over and over by telling about it. Kinda like fish stories but we don’t exaggerate – much.

Take only pictures leave only bubbles
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