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by disappearinjon
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3189
Views: 362003

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Viz at Rendondo today seemed pretty good -- I'd have guessed 20-25 feet. But if Viz was so good, how could I miss the reflector piles? I made it from the big pipe, past the pipe boat, all the way to the Beetle (which sure is falling apart these days), the PVC floats, and the rubble wall -- but didn'...
by disappearinjon
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Having Technical Difficulties...
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Having Technical Difficulties...

So it's been a while since I've been in the water. Two months, if my logbook is to be believed. And it is. I've got my excuses: my grandfather in New York is ill, and we missed Thanksgiving here to go see him. Then we bought a house. The company I work at was being bought by a larger competitor. The...
by disappearinjon
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Kailua-Kona, September 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Kailua-Kona, September 2010

My wife Laura and I recently spent just a couple of days in Kona, diving with Wanna Dive Kona. Three days diving (of four, total), and a mere six dives. Diving with the Wanna Dive crew - Steve, Cathy, and Bob - was a lot of fun. It's not a big boat, but it's comfortable enough, and we never had to s...
by disappearinjon
Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: impromptu muk
Replies: 24
Views: 4132

Re: impromptu muk

ktb wrote:I think we all might qualify as addicted to NWDC though . . .


I can quit any time I... hey, look, new post!
by disappearinjon
Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Midweek TWEEK!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 809

Re: Midweek TWEEK!!!

Nice to run into everybody and say hi, look forward to diving with y'all sometime soon (when I'm not waiting on a no-show buddy, I'm not chilly before I put my wetsuit on, and when my mother's not in the hospital...)
by disappearinjon
Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Weekend TWEEK! (with Guy Shockey)
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: Weekend TWEEK! (with Guy Shockey)

disappearinjon wrote:Hey, I was just thinking I'd need to post to find a buddy at Alki this Saturday about that time... this seems like a better idea.


Now I realize that I'm not going to make it today. Oh well -- I'll make *some* event *sometime* though, really!
by disappearinjon
Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: any interest in a gas management seminar?
Replies: 29
Views: 3281

Re: any interest in a gas management seminar?

Grateful Diver wrote:How does Thursday, October 21 sound for a Tacoma date?


I vote yes :)
by disappearinjon
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Weekend TWEEK! (with Guy Shockey)
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: Weekend TWEEK! (with Guy Shockey)

Hey, I was just thinking I'd need to post to find a buddy at Alki this Saturday about that time... this seems like a better idea. :bounce:

Though I will be diving wet, still, sigh.

Never been to a TWEEK before - is there an ur-thread somewhere that tells me everything I need to know?
by disappearinjon
Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Today - Alki - early afternoon?
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Today - Alki - early afternoon?

Thought about MMM, but it's late enough to interfere with dinner plans. (Funny, usually its early enough to interfere with work...) Decided I'd like to do cove 1/2/3 early afternoon today. One or two tanks, recreational. (Heck, I'll even be diving wet.) Ideal start time would be between 1 and 2.
by disappearinjon
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Women's BCD, Size L
Replies: 0
Views: 189

FS: Women's BCD, Size L

(Nobody's picked up any of the exposure suits yet from my recent post... if you think the prices are too high, please feel free to make an offer, or just drop a note via PM suggesting such...) Mares Kaila SheDives BC with MRS Plus Weight Pockets Black/Blue Fog 2008 Model Size L $325 Mares Women Size...
by disappearinjon
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuits: What did I buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: Drysuits: What did I buy?

I dropped 8 pounds of weight from what I have to wear with my monstrous suit of hate, and it turns out I could have dropped 2-4 pounds more. Amazing! Plus I actually managed to spend much (maybe even most) of my time neutrally buoyant, another rare phenomenon in the monstrous suit of hate. "Su...
by disappearinjon
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Women's Exposure Suits (wet & dry)
Replies: 4
Views: 478

FS: Women's Exposure Suits (wet & dry)

As I mentioned elsewhere, my wife is upgrading some gear as she discovers what does and doesn't work for her. Also, she's lost a ton of weight, and a lot of this just doesn't fit her any more. Please PM if you're interested in buying or if you have any questions. --- Dry Suit: Small Mares Icefit 4mm...
by disappearinjon
Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuits: What did I buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: Drysuits: What did I buy?

One year ago I was at the Newport event, test diving the CF 200x. Now I have one and love it . The worst part will be the wait. Tell me about it. I had not one, but two dreams last night about getting the suit. Do I have no life, or what? I was wondering what color(s) you picked out with the fashio...
by disappearinjon
Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuits: What did I buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Drysuits: What did I buy?

Went to the DUI DOG rally today, took the wife with me. She doesn't just keep me company (above and under water), she's also my fashion consultant. She figured on getting a dive in, but mostly providing moral support and helping me decide if I liked what I was diving in. The fashion consultant got a...
by disappearinjon
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: The eternal question: what should I buy? (Ranting +Drysuits)
Replies: 21
Views: 841

Re: The eternal question: what should I buy? (Ranting +Drysu

This may be old news to some of you, but I just found out that there will be a DUI Dog-Days Rally and suit try-out at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park on August 28th and 29th. m m It's a great opportunity to try out their line of drys-suits if you're trying to decide on which suit to buy....or start saving...
by disappearinjon
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: The eternal question: what should I buy? (Ranting +Drysuits)
Replies: 21
Views: 841

The eternal question: what should I buy? (Ranting +Drysuits)

[ Yes, I saw the recent thread on this over at http://www.nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12902 but my thread is different. Because I said so... ] What I really hate about buying Scuba gear is the absence of data. Whenever I buy something, no matter how much research I do, I feel like it's a ...
by disappearinjon
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive light two-fer: wide-angle? and stuck lights...
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Dive light two-fer: wide-angle? and stuck lights...

i'll just touch on this, and please don't take it the wrong way... but sometimes it's nice for female divers to see other female divers using some of these items, it can seem less intimidating that way... On many of our dives, the ratio is 50/50 women to men, and sometimes even higher favoring wome...
by disappearinjon
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive light two-fer: wide-angle? and stuck lights...
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Dive light two-fer: wide-angle? and stuck lights...

if you want to give a canister light a try, i've got an EOS LED (nice small head, bright clear beam) that she can try.. If she doesn't have a BP/W, we can just thread it on a weight belt... i'm sure there are probably some folks around with a 10w you guys could try as well (the 12w LED EOS is the s...
by disappearinjon
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: From The Outside Looking In
Replies: 43
Views: 2779

Re: From The Outside Looking In

Fishstiq wrote:You will spend upwards of $1,500 for a rubber jumpsuit that 99% of the people who know you will never see you wear.


This part has been bothering me.

I mean, if you're really a diver, everybody you know has seen you geared up. Who has time to make new friends (or keep old ones) who don't dive?
by disappearinjon
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive light two-fer: wide-angle? and stuck lights...
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Dive light two-fer: wide-angle? and stuck lights...

Yesterday I went diving with my lovely wife at Redondo. Vis was lousy on the surface, but opened up at about 30 feet. It didn't seem all that dark to me, but Laura's not really into diving in the dark. She feels claustrophobic. I was thinking that some sort of wide-angle light might make her happier...
by disappearinjon
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: hello
Replies: 11
Views: 849

Re: hello

I have a friend who just went dry and he said that he didnt notice anything different from the wet to dry in terms of temp other then the surface where obviously he isnt wet in the wind ... I double-dog-dare him to wear his wetsuit in December ... I've absolutely worn my wetsuit in December. And it...
by disappearinjon
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo Fizzle
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Redondo Fizzle

Funny, I was at Redondo with mcloed121 on Monday and viz was cruddy til about 35 feet, after which it was just fine.

Bummer it's gotten worse. Guess this is the time of year when things change quickly.
by disappearinjon
Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Lost: one fin at Keystone
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Lost: one fin at Keystone

In an incredible, edifying, life-or-death struggle with some bull kelp at Keystone today (all right, maybe I'm exaggerating a little), my lovely wife lost one yellow Apollo Bio-Fin Pro, size small. It's probably been swept out to sea, as we nearly were (exaggeration, again, but the currents was a ta...
by disappearinjon
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How many dives did you do in 2009?
Replies: 55
Views: 3510

Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

A measly 18 dives in '09, with 5:33 of bottom time. But as of today, I completed my second drysuit orientation dive, so hopefully I'll spend a *lot* more time in the water in '10. (For the last six weeks I've been waiting to complete the drysuit course, and thinking it's too cold to do the semi-dry....
by disappearinjon
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Boat question
Replies: 28
Views: 959

Re: Boat question

selkie wrote:BOAT = “Break Out Another Thousand”


So if you're a PADI ("Put Another Dollar In") diver who owns his own boat, and you like going out for a dive after work in December, are you a big fan of "$1001 nights"?