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by jlehigh
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Like New Gear Bundles
Replies: 0
Views: 532

Like New Gear Bundles

Hey All, It took me a while to concede our need to own gear as we have not been diving locally but only during warm water excursions which are too few between since we had kids. These sets of gear are tip top and awesome.. I loved every minute sucking air. Mens Bundle: http://seattle.craigslist.org/...
by jlehigh
Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: i think its called a sun????
Replies: 22
Views: 3282

What a georgous weekend.. Dove at the Edmonds Oil Dock Sunday morning taking advantage of the tides. In such nice weather the swim out was actually really pleasant. Visibility was OK and definately better in the shallower water. I'd day 15' vis below 40' and 25' above 30'. Swimming though those mass...
by jlehigh
Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Wolf-eel life cycle and biology
Replies: 12
Views: 8798

lol Don't fret too much Calvin. Virtually all marine fishies have slime coats which serve two primary functions (so we think). One is to protect them from parasitic vulnerability, the other is to assist with osmoregulation (regulating the salinity in their bodies). Whereas stripping the slime coat c...
by jlehigh
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: any reef tank keepers here
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Hey Burntchef, Yea, I have a 280Gal SPS tank and a 210Gal Fish-Only. Been in the hobby for about 3.5yrs now. Cera, I think it's safe to say most if not all advanced aquarists have mixed feelings over keeping aquatic life in captivity, however resposible aquarists continue to drive massive advancemen...
by jlehigh
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mobile Marine
Replies: 21
Views: 3202

Hmm you have given me some things to think about too.. We have a 20' Bayliner in a similar situation. The 3-5yr plan is to upgrade to a 29' with a cabin though.. We'll see.
by jlehigh
Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mobile Marine
Replies: 21
Views: 3202

Ah mannn, it's not that time yet is it!?!? :pale: I use a guy that provides the driveway treatment too. Definately better than trailering the boat into town. I want to get on the water at least one more time, if not more..
by jlehigh
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Any NW Wet Divers?
Replies: 31
Views: 3659

Good stuff All. So how much warm water are you guys/gals taking with you for a day of diving? I have my eyes on a purdy DUI-custom, but I think it will take me being uncomfortable to the point of limiting my enjoyment of diving before switching from my wet-suit. So far I've liked it allot, and it ad...
by jlehigh
Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Any NW Wet Divers?
Replies: 31
Views: 3659

Sounder, our wives have that experince in common.. She HATES putting on/off and wearing her wetsuit and it almost kept her out of the water.. I admit, it does take effort and energy to use the wetsuit. Fortunately my wetsuit is very pliable, so once I'm in, my mobility is pretty good.
by jlehigh
Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Any NW Wet Divers?
Replies: 31
Views: 3659

Any NW Wet Divers?

I'm in my first year diving and have been diving with a 7mm/12mm O'Neil semi-dry wetsuit. I plan to pick-up a drysuit at some point but I was curious if any other divers in the club/on the board dive wetsuits in the winter months up here and have any tips/tricks for keeping warm or personal depth li...
by jlehigh
Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tank Shopping Advice..
Replies: 24
Views: 2929

Thank you for making this thread so darn good folks. I'm all but a sure thing for the course on the 25th. I'll bring a few friends too ;)
by jlehigh
Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tank Shopping Advice..
Replies: 24
Views: 2929

I'd love to take a gas management class!

Alki Cove2 Dive:
Underwater Sports Rental Tank with 2900PSI
46min bottom time
Max Depth 85'
Avg depth ?40'?
3.5min stop at ~18'
1000 PSI remaining upon surfacing (edit)
by jlehigh
Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tank Shopping Advice..
Replies: 24
Views: 2929

Do you know your consumption now? How many dives under your belt? Future plans? I don't know my consumption rate, but I have the PC kit to download the info, just need to get my regular PC set-up again (Post remodel). I have 13 dives in about 3 months.. Future plans are to recreation dive several t...
by jlehigh
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tank Shopping Advice..
Replies: 24
Views: 2929

Excellent info gang! Thank you for taking the time to contribute. I'm still trying to figure out why I dive so much weight, as I'm only 5'9"X185lbs, and solid as a rock ;) okay maybe more like a water bed.. I also dive wet with an O'Neil. I would classify my air consumption as very good for a n...
by jlehigh
Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: First Warm Water dive (Carribean Cruise)
Replies: 3
Views: 905

First Warm Water dive (Carribean Cruise)

I returrned last week from my first warm water dives in Grand Cayman and Cozumel.. I havent and still dont have time to detail every dive but I never thought warm water diving could be THAT awesome... I have plenty of cold water locals to check out and things to see, but what a great experience for ...
by jlehigh
Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tank Shopping Advice..
Replies: 24
Views: 2929

Tank Shopping Advice..

Hey Guru's and fellow aspiring noobs, I would like to plan for purchasing some tanks in the next few months and I'm wondering if folks can chime in on what to look for and "Good Buys". I know I want Steel, and I would love to have a shorter High Preassure tank with a Yolk compatible valve....
by jlehigh
Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Projector question
Replies: 7
Views: 1873

Keep it simple and you can stay well under 1K. My vendor of choice is projectorpeople.com. They have reviews, comparrisons, and IME the best prices by quite a bit. Awesome people working there too..
by jlehigh
Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1742

Reed!

Welcome friend ;) Only a few weeks until we dive in Blue water \:D/

Isn't it Sake' Thursday? :)

John
by jlehigh
Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Wednesday Aug 23rd
Replies: 23
Views: 4864

Are those Albariffic pics taken with her Albariffic Cam? Man an hr long dive and 100' + max depth... I've got allot of learning and practice ahead of me! The wife and I had a nice short and shallow dive tinkering with our compass ect ect. We surfaced Exactly where we wanted with a 10min shorter dive...
by jlehigh
Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Boy do I feel ill...
Replies: 11
Views: 3259

Thanks all for not laughing at me in all my Newbness :) The wife and I will be DAN insured shortly.. What timing though.. The dive literally took the last bit of energy reserve I had and this virus hit me like a truck. I spent all day yesterday in bed and am just now starting to feel better. I have ...
by jlehigh
Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Boy do I feel ill...
Replies: 11
Views: 3259

Boy do I feel ill...

Yes, I'm a newb ](*,) I am also one unlucky SOB.. Yesterday my wife and I dove our first independant dive! (My log: 4 open water dives in class, 3 dives with a DM, 1 independant) The plan was to dive from the shore at Alki Cove 2 until we reached 35', then turn parralel to the beach for 7-10 Min the...
by jlehigh
Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone in for the traditional Alki Wednesdays (Aug 16)
Replies: 21
Views: 3234

The wife and I ended up missing last Weds (Wife was ill), but we will be there tonight and on Wednesday if all goes well.

We'll probably arrive just before 7..
by jlehigh
Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Lost in Cove 3: Suunto SK7
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

Bummer..

The wife and I will probably dive cove 3 tonight. I'll keep my eyes out for it.. We will start the dive on the right end of the cove at about 25 fsw and head toward the pillars. I think we may see some of the 45 fsw areas..
by jlehigh
Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Navigation and planning
Replies: 10
Views: 3828

These are great tips guys. Thank you for taking the time.. It's pretty clear to me why navigation doesnt seem to be tought much, nor discussed... Our best tool is our compass and watch, with our instincts and observation backing them up. Much of it in-turn is a subjective skill from diver to diver. ...
by jlehigh
Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Navigation and planning
Replies: 10
Views: 3828

Here are two "starting-out" materials I hav found so far..

Excert from an Underwater navigation book:
http://www.hammerheadpress.com/Media/PDFS/compass.pdf

Compass use 101:
http://scuba.about.com/od/beginners/a/compass.htm
by jlehigh
Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Navigation and planning
Replies: 10
Views: 3828

Navigation and planning

Hey Divers, Being a newbie to diving I am trying to rack up my "best practices" knowlege bank. Outside of a refresher on using a compass, navigation was largely an untouched subject during my open water course. Can folks refer me to any online published documention/articles/threads? OR, go...