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by diver-dad
Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: DIR - (tongue-in-cheek)
Replies: 31
Views: 2851

DIR - (tongue-in-cheek)

For all you DIR afficienados .... http://www.scubatoys.com/store/joelarry/dir.asp

(hey, I like much of the DIR philosophy, but this is a fun commentary, IMHO)

:laughing3:
by diver-dad
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Found: HMS Ontario
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Found: HMS Ontario

Nailer99 wrote:... someone beat you to the punch ...
Yeah, thanks.... just saw that myself. Tried to delete my post but can't when someone has replied to it.
by diver-dad
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Found: HMS Ontario
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Found: HMS Ontario

Thought I'd share the news of an apparently intact British warship from the American Revolution (circa Oct 1780) in Lake Ontario.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080613/ap_ ... reck_found

A bit deep, though.

Too bad the zebra mussels have gotten to it.
by diver-dad
Wed May 28, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Permanent Dive Buddy
Replies: 40
Views: 3750

Re: Permanent Dive Buddy

Maverick wrote:I asked Cuppie to Marry Me over the weekend and she said YES. \:D/
That's absolutely fantastic! ...... Sincerely wishing you all the happiness that life can bring! =D>
by diver-dad
Thu May 22, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Travel gear bag
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: Travel gear bag

Good point!! ... and for one time I had a bag really lost, for the claim, the airline wanted receipts for everything I had in it ... (I'm talking just regular clothes!!!!) So I said (politely and calmly) to the baggage counter attendant, that it is unreasonable to expect anyone to keep receipts for ...
by diver-dad
Thu May 22, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Travel gear bag
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: Travel gear bag

... Scuba bags say "SCUBA GEAR!" on them, and they tend to be expensive. I'd go with a Costco or REI special. ... We have bought wheeled duffle bags at Costco. They have a bunch of compartments, are very light when empty, collapse so that they don't use much space in a hotel room, and do ...
by diver-dad
Wed May 21, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: UK Light Canon bezel - hard to remove
Replies: 7
Views: 1680

Re: UK Light Canon bezel - hard to remove

... the bezel, or lens part that has to be removed to change out the batteries, takes a huge amount of force to unscrew it. Last time I put a pile of masking tape around the lens and used an oil filter wrench to budge it. Thing is, I am not screwing it down tight, .... ... the light was never put i...
by diver-dad
Sun May 18, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Is there a better way to deal with the cold?
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

Re: Is there a better way to deal with the cold?

...I don't mind getting frightfully cold - so long as by the next day there are no ill effects.. seattlethought - Good advice above, but I'd like to share my thoughts FWIW ... I think you're right to be concerned - beyond just the discomfort of being cold... with loss of body heat (as you learned i...
by diver-dad
Fri May 16, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: BP Setup & Hog Adjust
Replies: 4
Views: 964

BP Setup & Hog Adjust

\:D/ Got my brand new, shiny BP & STA in the mail yesterday - and now I've been looking at online tips & instructions for adjusting the Hog harness on my BP (a first-time for me). :book: I've looked at a number of sites that have what sounds like pretty decent instructions, including the fol...
by diver-dad
Tue May 13, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Friends, Romans, Countrymen ...
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Friends, Romans, Countrymen ...

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080514/ap_ ... aesar_bust

:smt027
by diver-dad
Sun May 11, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Wing Selection
Replies: 14
Views: 2052

Re: Wing Selection

"Thank you" to all for your thoughts and advice!

I think I'm solidly going in the right direction now.

Happy Diving!!
by diver-dad
Sat May 10, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Wing Selection
Replies: 14
Views: 2052

Re: Wing Selection

Ken G wrote:There is some really good info on this thread you might want to check out http://www.nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4289
Got it! Thanks. That is a good discussion, esp for the decisions regarding equip & travel.
by diver-dad
Sat May 10, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Wing Selection
Replies: 14
Views: 2052

Re: Wing Selection

Well, since you're going to be using a weighted STA I'd say that narrows down your wing choices to those designed for use with an STA. Of those, my preference would be either the Halcyon Eclipse of the Oxycheq Mach V. If it were me, I'd go with the Oxycheq. I like the slim design better, and it's l...
by diver-dad
Fri May 09, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Wing Selection
Replies: 14
Views: 2052

Re: Wing Selection

I'm not sure what plate you have but 10# is unusually heavy. My knockoff SS plate is about 5-6lbs. I'm guessing that's plate+sta. My plate+sta combo is a hair over 10.5 pounds. -Ben Both right ... the BP alone is around 5 but I added in the weight of the STA: I ordered a Hammerhead & they state...
by diver-dad
Fri May 09, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Wing Selection
Replies: 14
Views: 2052

Wing Selection

:smt024 Looking for some help …. couldn't find a discussion on this, so I need to start one to get smarter ... I'm changing to a BP & wing. While the SS BP & STA is making its way to me on a big brown UPS plane, I find I'm faced with too many choices for a wing….. Looking for some advice. I ...
by diver-dad
Sun May 04, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Grey Market Equip Problems?
Replies: 19
Views: 2146

Grey Market Equip Problems?

:smt024 While cruising around looking at what mfgs have for equipment this year, I came across this on the Aqualung web site that sends a broadside into Leisure Pro. http://www.aqualung.com/us/content/view/265/ I'm wondering ... - Have you ever had any issues with "grey market" goods / equ...
by diver-dad
Fri May 02, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Growing Atlantic & Pacific Low Oxygen Zones
Replies: 0
Views: 649

Growing Atlantic & Pacific Low Oxygen Zones

This caught my eye today - thought I'd share it: a USA Today story about growing low-O2 zones in the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans, threatening sea life. http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/globalwarming/2008-05-01-ocean-oxygen_N.htm?csp=34 (one of these days I'll figure out how to do one of tho...
by diver-dad
Thu May 01, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Discontinued DUI drysuit model
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: Discontinued DUI drysuit model

Not necessarily "discontinued."

Look at the DUI web site: http://www.dui-online.com/dry_rs.htm

DUI vulcanized rubber drysuits are marketed for commercial use in contaminated water.
by diver-dad
Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Underwater features - placing them legally or not?
Replies: 123
Views: 21353

Re: Underwater features - placing them legally or not?

:smt024 Folks, I realise I'm coming into this discussion late, but I feel compelled to add my own 2 psi... I dive for the pristine areas, for self-discovery, the same as I hike in the back trails of the Olympics: to see nature - no neon, no billboards, no "art," no signs of mankind except ...
by diver-dad
Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Dive videos
Replies: 0
Views: 805

Dive videos

Assorted dive videos at http://www.divefilm.com/

Short videos about fish, wrecks, ice dives, etc. Some good ones & some yawners. Worth a look, I think.
by diver-dad
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Maldive Panoramas
Replies: 0
Views: 798

Maldive Panoramas

360 Degree panoramas are at: http://www.refocus.de/work/underwater/

You can select from Quicktime, Shockwave, and full screen Java viewers.

You can then pan not only 360 degrees around, but 360 deg up and down as well - pretty cool!
by diver-dad
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: FOUR YEARS LATER....
Replies: 17
Views: 1759

Re: FOUR YEARS LATER....

Congrats!

Looks really good! ... bay windows, fireplace, .... when's the party? \:D/
by diver-dad
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Another dive job
Replies: 8
Views: 2071

Re:

As this is under the "diving education" portion of this forum, I'd like to ask what this sort of job looks like. What exactly is the procedure to resurrect a boat having been recently forced underwater by the elements? Do you complete the task with a team, or is it a one man job? (please ...
by diver-dad
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: MARCH 28th Snow!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1765

Re: MARCH 28th Snow!!

Had it in Bremerton too. .... crazy! Just flurries, though.
by diver-dad
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Valerie's Dive Flag
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Valerie's Dive Flag

Seems like you could modify your dry glove system and get that thing all nice and cozy like inside the suit. Or just wrap it up in a plastic bag? :dontknow: ...... That with a little Nitrox and you've got yourself a little hyperbaric oxygen treatment going... ought to cut down the time to heal to a...