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by rcontrera
Wed May 15, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: The perfect home sized compressor has been discontinued!
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: The perfect home sized compressor has been discontinued!

Just a little update ... the MCH6 that I mentioned above for $2900 has been readjusted to $2700! Gotta love this dollar euro exchange fluctuations. We'll see what happens to the price with our August/September container.
by rcontrera
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Question about inviting folks to dive classes
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Question about inviting folks to dive classes

Talk to your instructor and see what he/she can come up with. I have always been a fan of group classes since it gives you instant buddies!
by rcontrera
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba Show this weekend?
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: Scuba Show this weekend?

I brought compressors to LOTS of the shows. When I decided to no longer make the investment in the show and just give my local customers special pricing instead, I sold a lot more compressors. For me to do the show costs me the equivalent of one compressor. That means I have to sell a bunch of them ...
by rcontrera
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba Show this weekend?
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: Scuba Show this weekend?

The vendor rate is quite expensive for the amount of attendees as well!
by rcontrera
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Looking for instructor
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Looking for instructor

Maybe you should try giving your favorite shop a visit and talk to them about private or semi private classes.
by rcontrera
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Looking for instructor
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Looking for instructor

Almost all instructors do custom courses ... one on one. It will cost more but well worth it!
by rcontrera
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: The perfect home sized compressor has been discontinued!
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: The perfect home sized compressor has been discontinued!

Oh ... the little $2900 guys are not discontinued. Just the smallest of the continuous duty one.
by rcontrera
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: The perfect home sized compressor has been discontinued!
Replies: 3
Views: 892

The perfect home sized compressor has been discontinued!

The MCH13 8.9 SCFM compressor is the perfect size for the serious diver or anyone that wants to pump up banks. I know that there are several folks that have been thinking about getting the MCH13 compressor for their home but have been on the fence. We got word from Coltri in Italy that they have qui...
by rcontrera
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Sopras drysuits?
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Sopras drysuits?

Sopras is a VERY good product line. I had worked for them for a few years when they first came to the US. Since I was the sales manager of a drysuit line, I couldn't really push the drysuits. But, I know drysuits and the Sopras were very impressive! Well made, nicely styled, pretty good American sty...
by rcontrera
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive Compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Re: Dive Compressor

How big of one do you need?
by rcontrera
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Compressor
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: Compressor

You can also get a small single bottle at a time compressor for about $2700.
by rcontrera
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Nuvair 5.5 HP 8.9 SCFM Compressor
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: FS: Nuvair 5.5 HP 8.9 SCFM Compressor

I know this compressor and can say that Demetrio took GREAT care of it. He religiously tracked down any leaks and got them fixed immediately and never hesitated to call me and invest the right maintenance parts.
by rcontrera
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Harpers Ferry Pier 7/1
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Harpers Ferry Pier 7/1

You do have to remember that the review you have in your link was written quite a few years ago. Since it was written, the old pier and the dolphins were all pulled out as well as quite a few of the pilings that were scattered across the bottom. There is a new pier and floating dock that has been in...
by rcontrera
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay those with long hair... What do you do with it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1557

Re: Okay those with long hair... What do you do with it?

Use a lycra skin hood. It is like the suit in that it makes neoprene slide over the body a lot easier. I have seen them called SCAP and ScubaGoodHood from the DoRag people.
by rcontrera
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Portable Gasoline powered compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 2656

Re: Portable Gasoline powered compressor

Sold ... THANKS!
by rcontrera
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New compressor for Christmas?
Replies: 0
Views: 506

New compressor for Christmas?

So ... you got a new compressor for Christmas! Congratulations!! But, before you get too far into playing with the new toy, let's make sure you set it up right. First off, read your manual (yeah right ... most guys won't until something breaks but I had to say it anyway). Now, do a visual inspection...
by rcontrera
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Portable Gasoline powered compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 2656

Re: Portable Gasoline powered compressor

OK ... Christmas is just a week away and I REALLY have a lot of gifts to pay off so I am dropping the price on this compressor. It has a total of 3.1 hours of run time and I will supply it with some spare oil and a spare filter cartridge ... all for $2500 ... no tax. And it will still come with the ...
by rcontrera
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My drusuit experience
Replies: 13
Views: 2299

Re: My drusuit experience

No ... the Rep moved to USIA.
by rcontrera
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My drusuit experience
Replies: 13
Views: 2299

Re: My drusuit experience

Ah ... a she was it! Then, that was most likely the owner.
by rcontrera
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My drusuit experience
Replies: 13
Views: 2299

Re: My drusuit experience

Linedog wrote:I had a bad experience with a DUI rep years ago at a UWS store.


That rep is no longer with DUI. He shifted over to USIA
by rcontrera
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Kitsap Dive Club
Replies: 9
Views: 1533

Re: Kitsap Dive Club

Are you guys resurrecting the KDA? My wife and I helped get that started over 30 years ago when we had a dive shop and they let the Non-Profit status lapse in 2013.
by rcontrera
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: #360video from UW Sports 40th Annual Diver's Fair
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: #360video from UW Sports 40th Annual Diver's Fair

Very Cool!!

What video camera did you use?
by rcontrera
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cressi stuff for OW cert?
Replies: 17
Views: 2954

Re: Cressi stuff for OW cert?

Cressi had a little bit if distribution problem in the NW for a while. The manufacturer's rep was also a dive store owner. Store don't like buying from someone from a competing store so it was dissed. That store doesn't exist anymore but the feelings go on for a while. The Cressi line is one of the ...
by rcontrera
Tue May 24, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WANTED - Faber 68cf (Slim 72's) cylinders
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: WANTED - Faber 68cf (Slim 72's) cylinders

Those were my wife's favorite tanks. She said it was like diving with nothing on her back. I, on the other hand, us the big ol' boilers. I think she has a couple of them in the garage but I am sure they are out of hydro since we don't dive anymore and I just use them (and others) from time to time f...
by rcontrera
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Salt-Away to soak my gear?
Replies: 7
Views: 1205

Re: Salt-Away to soak my gear?

Way back in the days of wooden scuba tanks, my wife owned a dive shop in Port Orchard and Tacoma and we always used Salt-A-Way for our rental and training gear. We never had a salt buildup, chlorine bleaching, chrome lifting or rust anywhere. Magic stuff!

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