Hell Or High Water: Adventures of a Scuba Instructor

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Xlibris Corporation, Aug 17, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 172 pages
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Mark Rainbolt Rainbolt Hell Or High Water Flags fly underwater from the aircraft carrier Oriskany; nicknamed the Mighty O, she is the world's largest artificial reef. Hanging in mid water with the flags looking down at the wreck below is an incredible feeling. the Oriskany is resting upright in over 200 feet of water and is almost 1000 feet long. Inside the flag deck I look out curved windows just above where jets were launched by catapult. Standing on the flight deck you are amazed by the enormous size of this wreck. the flight deck runs off in both directions out of your visibility. Regardless of your level of diver certification from advanced to technical diver. This wreck will always be a unique and inspiring dive adventure.
 

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Contents

Biography 164
6
My First Dive  Scuba Survival
11
YMCA Scuba Instructor course
19
My Early Years as a Scuba Diving Instructor in Indiana
29
Training Scuba Divers in the Sunshine State
32
PADI Advance course in the Florida Keys
35
Illegal drug dealer learns underwater photography??
37
A phone call Go West to San Diego and train PADI Instructors
47
Instructor candidates roleplaying presentations Learning how to teach can be FUN
116
Diver problem solving in the pool and open water Training instructors to keep divers safe
117
GTMO Cuba a relic of the cold WAR
120
Diving the Aircraft Carrier Oriskany off Pensacola Florida
123
John McCain flew off the Oriskany in an A4 Skyhawk on his 23rd bombing mission He was shot down that day
124
Tropical storm Gustav hits the Florida Emerald Coast with a vengeance packing 50 to 60 MPH winds
125
She had made a very gutsy call that had worked perfectly so far
127
Diving into US Naval history on board the aircraft carrier Oriskany
129

PADI College in San Diego California
49
Makes you an ACE If you dare to try
53
Search and recovery course in Scottsdale Arizona Cowboy style
55
Gold Course rescue diver practice at La Jolla Shores
62
PADI Instructor Training for the 80s and in the Future
67
Teaching Underwater Mine Recovery
69
Her reply was YES She then looked me squarely in the eyes and said if I find out that you are doing it with someone else I will kill you and Key you...
72
Diving with the White Sharks of Guadalupe Island
84
How strong is that shark cage?
85
It was time to get up close and personal with the white shark or WHITE DEATH
90
This is not Sea World my friend and these white sharks will eat whatever they can get including YOU
95
My white shark Shredder is a raptor from the deep
97
Wild boat ride home to San Diego
98
Training Scuba Instructors at GTMO Cuba
100
Teaching Instructors and Diving in Castros back yard
101
Base regulation procedures and orientation checkin
104
GTMO Navy Exchange  a oneshop kind of place
105
GTMO Scuba Diving Instructor course orientation
107
Scuba diving at the restricted Hidden Beach  a home for several hundred conch shells
111
The American flag and POW flag were flying on a line off the refueling boom in mid water next the ship
131
Day two with more cool dives on the USS Oriskany
136
Diving Catalina Island
140
Scuba diving is easy and fun at Catalina Island
141
Exploring the shipwreck Valiant just north of the underwater park
142
A fire sank Catalina shipwreck Valiant
143
Making a photo story of the underwater park
145
The harvesting of kelp off San Diego
148
Deep training dive in the Park
149
Emergency bubbles bubbles everywhere heading to the surface from 100 feet on my last breath
150
I exhaled a little harder the last 10 feet We breached the surface with a loud splash
151
Diving the Andrea Doria
153
A simple decompression dive well planned and what could possibly go wrong??
154
After the sharks second pass the safety snorkeler had enough and hopped on the boat
156
Decompression diving and dark narcosis
157
Reflections of the dive
160
Decompression dead zone
162
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