Bill's and my incredibly simple gear.
Neither Bill or I use isolators on our manifolds. We both use simple Mares MR12 1st stages (USD Conshelf) and very simple non adjustable 2nd stages. I still use a hip mounted canister light that Bill gave me. He has transitioned to a hand mounted non-canister light.
Active scuba diver since 1987
3000+ scuba dives
1000+ Cave dives
1000+ dives using staged decompression and mixed gas
1000+ dives between 100—300 foot depth
Discoveries / Research Experience
-Discovered Golf Course Spring and cave system. Bushnell, Fl.
-Discovered Christophos Cave. Cowee, NC.
-Florida Institute of Oceanography. USF research vessel Bellows. Gulf of Mexico
-Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve - Summer research program
-Mote Marine Laboratory– Sarasota Bay Benthic ecology
-MarineLab, Scott Carpenter Man in the Sea program. Key Largo, Fl.
-Crystal River Marine Research Institute
-Participated in the first cave dive with the Cis-Lunar MK 5 closed circuit rebreather
-Virgin cave exploration with penetrations in excess of 6,800 feet.