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Old 03-09-2014, 11:54   #16
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:56   #17
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Them waters in Alameda are cold even today!!!




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Them waters in Alameda are cold even today!!!
Sure, if you consider 70 degrees to be cold.
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Go to the orthopedic office- after my shoulder surgery I needed bottom cleaning
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70 deg?? Sounds tropical to me considering the lake at my cottage is usally 54-58 deg when I start swimming :-p
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Sure, if you consider 70 degrees to be cold.
I dive dry in 70 deg water
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Sure, if you consider 70 degrees to be cold.
The water in the Gulf of Mexico right now is upper 80s. No, I don't consider 70 to be "cold." I consider it to be WAY TOO DARN COLD!!!
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I was diving the last two weekends out of Orange Beach AL- water temp was 84, the guy I was diving with wore a 3mil wetsuit! I thought I was cold natured!
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If you do... as mentioned... you will need to be real discreet. You are "just helping out my friend". I have been stopped and questioned in the third world when riding to town with a local expatriot who had a car (American) and the taxi guys complained to the police. So beware... people know what's going on....
I picked up a BC and belt on craigslist and started cleaning my own bottom. I figured it was like the only exercise I get and it was therapeutic.

Every time I dove the boat neighbors would come and give me names and cell numbers of their "boat boys" to do it for me. One guy even told me the boat boys were getting mad because I was stealing their business.

Wait, WTF? It's my boat. How can it be their business? - LOL..

So trust me - A white guy diving on boats in the land of brown skin sticks out like dog's balls and everyone is watching everyone.
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in Antigua they are charging $10 a foot. But unless you have a work permit, its a criminal offense and they do prosecute.
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At $10/FT how much is a sling haul and power wash?

In the Marquesas there were a couple young skinny German guys willing to clean your hull for food!!


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in Antigua they are charging $10 a foot. But unless you have a work permit, its a criminal offense and they do prosecute.
In Charleston, SC, the going rate is $2 per foot.
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SoCal hull cleaners dream of charging $2/foot.
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fstbttms...over here in Jax...my buddy in the Marina next door has our friend diver come monthly for $80, 37' Irwin. my 39' Ketch every other month for $100.

I'm happy with his service. Our friend has 4 other divers working for him. They stay very busy between Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach...lotta boats.....
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fstbttms...over here in Jax...my buddy in the Marina next door has our friend diver come monthly for $80, 37' Irwin. my 39' Ketch every other month for $100.

I'm happy with his service. Our friend has 4 other divers working for him. They stay very busy between Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach...lotta boats.....
Sounds about right. I have 3 divers working 400+ boats and we currently charge $2.25/foot for sailboat. San Francisco East Bay Area.
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