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Has Anyone Been to Diego Garcia?

Postby SUTHERNDUCKHUNTER » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:17 pm

Hey everyone,

Im in the navy stationed at Nas Jacksonville But will be leaving Early next year for Diego and was just wondering if any of yall have ever been there and maybe could tell me a little bit about the island.
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Postby rmh » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:38 pm

May the seas rise up to meet you and the wind be always at your back. Diego's a rock. In the middle of the ocean. Covered with gull poop. It may have changed but that's what it was almost 30 years ago.
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Postby QUACK3XS » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:46 pm

My good Navy buddy is the Security Officer on Diego. I have contact with him from time to time. What kind of questions do you have? I'd be willing to contact him for you :thumbsup:
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Postby MIKE J. » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:49 pm

Not too bad of a place, Hope you like fishing :thumbsup: I have visited 3 times and my brother in law did a 1 year tour with the SeaBees about 10 years ago. No waterfowl but there are alot of chickens running around. Keep yourself busy with some college courses and save some money.

I could think of worse places to be stationed.

Good Luck.


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Postby SUTHERNDUCKHUNTER » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:34 pm

Thanks for the info guys. Diego was my first choice aside from trying to extend here at Nas jax. I absolutely love to saltwater fish so i think i will be in heaven for a year More inshore but i do know quite a bit about offshore as well. I chose Jax over keywest this past time i was up for orders so atleast im still getting to a "tropical" atmosphere just for a little while this go round with orders...

quack: No particular questions for anyone just wondering if anyone had been there and how their expierience was. I hear its a great place to go if you love to fish so thats why that was my first choice. I think can do without ducks for atleast one year...aahhhh sacrafices lol!
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Postby QUACK3XS » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:30 am

Well....He just sent me an email & he's tranfering soon to the USS WASP as the security officer there :thumbsup: Good luck brother & stay safe
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:53 pm

don't step on the crabs. don't have any high hopes of meeting a woman there. if you are going to swim, stick to the lagoons and not the deeper side of the island, unless you feel like being shark bait.

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Postby Cedar Eater » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:11 am

Just keep this in mind, they don't call it "Fantasy Island" for nothing, and watch out for the two steppers...
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Postby blineman » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:18 pm

Well when you get there your gonna be wishing you didnt take them orders :biggrin:

You like fishing ,well I did too until I hit the rock. If that big old hammerhead "herbi" is still there dont hurt him , he gives board people a lot of fun . We would always let him go, I have a picture of him somewhere around here.

Oh yea ,theres a girl behind every tree. :thumbsup:
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Postby Morgan » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:02 am

I was in Diego for a 180 days in 2003, and all i can say is watch out for the flips. The island would be awesome if there some girls there
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Re: Has Anyone Been to Diego Garcia?

Postby Belly up dux » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:51 pm

Buy a bike. Like everyone else said, it's a rock in the middle of no where. I know your rate and you should have some easy duty. Buy lots of hunting videos now. Action, adventure, and fun is what you make of it.
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Re: Has Anyone Been to Diego Garcia?

Postby SUTHERNDUCKHUNTER » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:47 am

Can't complain so far scott....Caught my first 3 wahoo...one up to 30 lbs, and had my first "WHOLE" tuna until a biga$$ shark ate everything but the head...Est. at about 30-40 lbs imagining the body still intact! lol...we'll see if i can do another 11 mos. I think i'll be good as long as i keep getting good reports back about hank!
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Re: Has Anyone Been to Diego Garcia?

Postby Belly up dux » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:49 am

Got me a tuna trip on the 28th, will post up some pics if we do well.
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