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by Gooch
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Looking for 2 lp120s
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Looking for 2 lp120s

I have 2 LP120s I’d like to sell- both need hydro and have DIN valves
by Gooch
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Long time since last posting
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: Long time since last posting

@ scubajess- I usually look up and find the coppers watching me dive. They are kinda 😎
by Gooch
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Long time since last posting
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: Long time since last posting

@derekcs - dinner 🤪😳
by Gooch
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Long time since last posting
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: Long time since last posting

Yes, that’s the one and only Steve Z. We’ve known each other awhile. I thought that pic of them looked like an album cover for a Finnish heavy metal band 🎅🏻. Both that shot and the Golden were taken at Sund
by Gooch
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Long time since last posting
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Long time since last posting

Just a quick post with a few pics from a compilation of recent dives; mostly from the canal, a few from the sound. The holidays had a lot of family visits so diving has been on hiatus for most of that but it’s time to get back out there and check out some different sites. My underwater camera work i...
by Gooch
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Diamond Knot
Replies: 6
Views: 1552

Re: Diamond Knot

Thanks all for the tips- esp josh- that info is good. It's looking like a deco dive for only the first dive. Maybe a 125 (28%) with a 50% sling- maybe an aux air source. But rec dives after that. I'm really looking forward to diving with some really great guys on a ship I've always wanted to dive. I...
by Gooch
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Diamond Knot
Replies: 6
Views: 1552

Diamond Knot

Finally diving the knot. Any words of advice from those that have been there? Debating if I want to do a little deco or not. Looking at doing dubs or not. Also debating if I want to dive nitrox (32 - maybe 28) or not. Maybe just air....like most of my dives. Interesting things to see or watch out fo...
by Gooch
Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Day Island Wall and Sunrise Beach on the Ocean Quest
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Day Island Wall and Sunrise Beach on the Ocean Quest

I have to say; this was one of the best boat trips I've had in the Tacoma area. Plus, my first time on the Quest- coincidence? Probably not...

More of the pix are here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... fafa383853
by Gooch
Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Whites Drysuit For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Whites Drysuit For Sale

Whites drysuit in great shape- ready to scuba dive the northwest. If you dive in a wetsuit here, this could really help you enjoy it more- stay warmer and more comfy between dives. Size is approx med- would fit someone about 5'9" and 175lb-- boots are something like a size 9. If it sounds close...
by Gooch
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Day Island Wall and Sunrise Beach on the Ocean Quest
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Day Island Wall and Sunrise Beach on the Ocean Quest

Great set of dives on Day Island Wall and Sunrise Beach yesterday with the good folks on the Ocean Quest (George and Andrea) I was lucky to be diving with the Wed crowd from Vancouver/PDX area (Steve, John, Georgia, Connie, Jean) so it was a great group too with experienced divers. At Day Island, th...
by Gooch
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lost Go Pro
Replies: 0
Views: 415

Lost Go Pro

Lost Gopro on Day Island Wall today during our first dive on the Quest. It had a floating handle on it but we didn't locate it. If found, please let me know @ 360-772-4489 or patricklguthrie@gmail.com ...thanks
by Gooch
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: E-PL1 Users Group
Replies: 191
Views: 19393

Re: E-PL1 Users Group

A quick question- I didn't see it in the previous posts so sorry if I overlooked it: Has anyone tried this macro adaptor with the EPL? I'm interested in it but not sure if it will fit in the housing. m If not- what other options are their for more macro? External diopters, I suppose.. Many thanks fo...
by Gooch
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Photo Printing Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Photo Printing Recommendations

Folks- a question. Have you used a photo printing place to make large (or small I suppose) prints of your underwater pix? If so, what would you recommend for best quality/price? I have some images taken on a trip we were on that I would like to make pretty large to frame and hang in the house. Many ...
by Gooch
Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Sund Rock - Friday
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Sund Rock - Friday

Coming to the Hood Canal to dive for a couple days- be great if I catch any of you up there!
by Gooch
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Undergarment questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1102

Re: Undergarment questions

I used to use a USIA garment but it was pretty thin. I got ahold of a Bare 200 and its overkill for the waters here IMHO but I like it- plenty warm. It is a lot thicker/stiffer tho so restricts movement a bit. I used to layer the USIA with warm stuff but be aware, it will change your buoyancy charac...
by Gooch
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Really dark water at Redondo today!
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: Really dark water at Redondo today!

Nice pics, Bric...
by Gooch
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo 8-27
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Redondo 8-27

I know, it's old...sorry for the lateness Jeff Pack and I did 2 dives this day- his 100th (meh) and his 101st (yea!) 100 was a trip to the bottle field- it was so-so but I managed to get him with a shot of his 100 dive...which was cool! 101- really nice 67 minute long troll along the lower line. Mem...
by Gooch
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Where to in Maui?
Replies: 14
Views: 3839

Re: Where to in Maui?

TONS of really good shore dives- just do them early before the trades kick up and make it rough. Ed Robinson and Mike Severns if you want to go out to the crater or dives far from shore. We used Maui Dreams based on reccomendations from friends and they were really awesome. My personal fave dives we...
by Gooch
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Who else has seen them?
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Who else has seen them?

I've seen twice now merganser ducks diving pretty deep at Clear Lake. One time, they were quite close to me- it was very cool to see their bright colors as they tried to catch a snack.
by Gooch
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: NW Dive Sites; Better or Worse over time?
Replies: 27
Views: 2859

Re: NW Dive Sites; Better or Worse over time?

Bassman- I have come to believe that we just see whatever the scuba gods have in mind for us that day. When I saw the two Goliath groupers on the Spiegel Grove in Florida- I was floored and just looked at my dive buddy (wife-Dea) in awe. The lost blue hole in the Bahamas treated us to hundreds of sh...
by Gooch
Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Suggestions on good entry level camera
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Suggestions on good entry level camera

I can see a big difference when you switched cameras.
by Gooch
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Suggestions on good entry level camera
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Suggestions on good entry level camera

There are a lot of good options out there now for the point and shoot. I use the canon G10 with the canon housing and really like what I get out of it. It also is a great camera above the water. A G12 and Canon case would probably be about $650-700 and it would take a long time to grow out of that s...
by Gooch
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: NW Dive Sites; Better or Worse over time?
Replies: 27
Views: 2859

Re: NW Dive Sites; Better or Worse over time?

Thank you all for your thoughtful discussion. The talk from people that have been here diving long term more or less confirms what I already suspected: diving was a lot-lot-lot better in the "hey days" (probably before most of us even knew about scuba)- think about Jacques Cousteau finding...
by Gooch
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3189
Views: 361990

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Viz at 3T was at least 30' at depth- call it 40-50' and down- really good.
by Gooch
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: NW Dive Sites; Better or Worse over time?
Replies: 27
Views: 2859

Re: NW Dive Sites; Better or Worse over time?

I worked with some folks who have dove here years and years ago and they maintained that it was worse as time went on- primarily from overfishing; that is consistent with the WFW putting in rockpiles to create more habitat for fish. I think most folks aren't aware of the super-long cycle times for m...