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by lavachickie
Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Aloha! New to the board, & looking for training/dive buddies
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: Aloha! New to the board, & looking for training/dive buddies

Get that drysuit. With the community up in that area, the rest will take care of itself. :) Welcome.
by lavachickie
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)
Replies: 54
Views: 13987

Re: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)

Poseidon wanted a new Queen, it seems, and he insisted on nothing but the best. Rest in peace, my dear. Your contributions to this community -- near and far; in person or in posts -- will never be forgotten. I asked myself, or others, many times, "What would Lynne do?" We will continue to ...
by lavachickie
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)
Replies: 54
Views: 13987

Re: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)

All logic aside, I'm going with my heart on this one. I refuse to accept this as an outcome until there is undeniable proof. She's missing. They are searching. That's all we know. Blessings and prayers for all.
by lavachickie
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diver missing in Tacoma?
Replies: 19
Views: 2725

Re: Diver missing in Tacoma?

A little more info and discussion over on ScubaBoard. http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/accide ... davis.html
by lavachickie
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sad News at Hoodsport
Replies: 17
Views: 2285

Re: Sad News at Hoodsport

Local news article, but no additional information about the cause/details of the event.

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/n ... /70353980/
by lavachickie
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sad News at Hoodsport
Replies: 17
Views: 2285

Re: Sad News at Hoodsport

There are other aspects of this i'm curious about, such as are there higher risks of blood clots due to dehydration from a night of sleeping and then drinking coffee and not drinking a bunch of water cause stopping to pee on the trip is an inconvenience and then sitting for 3 hrs, etc... (I don't k...
by lavachickie
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sad News at Hoodsport
Replies: 17
Views: 2285

Re: Sad News at Hoodsport

New article with updated information. m They state the diver was a 51 year old male student pursuing certification. Prior article stated the diver had become unconscious underwater. Possible cardiac event or other health issue? So few details, and we can't be sure what has been published is complete...
by lavachickie
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The perfect dive web site?
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: The perfect dive web site?

Still broken. Any word on the site's future?
by lavachickie
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Whites Skins for $10
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Re: Whites Skins for $10

Thx for this tip! sCORE!
by lavachickie
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: H2O SCUBA Show
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: H2O SCUBA Show

The promotion for it was pretty much nonexistent. They didn't even bother to throw up a Facebook page for it, which is free and takes about 5 minutes, let alone any paid advertising that I'm aware of. We probably would have given them a free ad on this site if they'd asked nicely. The irony was tha...
by lavachickie
Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help US help Washington Scuba Alliance!
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

Re: Help US help Washington Scuba Alliance!

UPDATE: We're getting close! Shazaam! We are almost there: the buoy fund currently sits at $2808 thanks to the generosity of our friends and members. BUT WE AREN'T DONE YET. We must reach $3200. The group must write a check for this amount to Washington Scuba Alliance at the end of next week. This m...
by lavachickie
Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help US help Washington Scuba Alliance!
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

Re: Help US help Washington Scuba Alliance!

I believe the window of opportunity has passed, but it couldn't hurt for them to know what they are missing. *shrug* Thank you!
by lavachickie
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help US help Washington Scuba Alliance!
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

Re: Help US help Washington Scuba Alliance!

THANK YOU, BILLZ. Your donation is appreciated. The original location chosen was Arrowhead. But... at that time, Jefferson County initially wanted an additional $497 for permitting fees. Fees that all other counties had waived, completely. But we thought we'd swing it somehow. Apparently when Jim Tr...
by lavachickie
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help US help Washington Scuba Alliance!
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

Help US help Washington Scuba Alliance!

Oregon Scuba Club is gathering donations for a second buoy as part of Washington Scuba Alliance's buoy initiative. Last year a club member donated one buoy in our name, and challenged us to raise money for a second. That was a tall order as our active but informal group has never raised money like t...
by lavachickie
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! MOVED! May 10th, 2014!
Replies: 60
Views: 5606

Re: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! MOVED! May 10th, 2014!

Nice! On my calendar, and I'll try to gather an Oregon Scuba Club contingent to join in. :) I'm pimping the group out on our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/oregonscubaclub/

EDIT: Turns out I'm house/dog sitting for a friend for two weeks that spans this time. Means it's a no-go for me. Bummer. :-(
by lavachickie
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: NWDC Activity...
Replies: 69
Views: 5617

Re: NWDC Activity...

Emily has a point. It's a double edged sword, a successful search function. Lots of great info here. And if people find it, they won't post, and discussion won't occur. That's got a downside -- newer members won't have a chance to participate, and thus grow their roots on the resource. And "reh...
by lavachickie
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird stuff to buy on Amazon.
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Weird stuff to buy on Amazon.

Ok, I clicked. And in the suggested sell items at the bottom.

http://www.amazon.com/Accoutrements-117 ... pd_sim_t_5

Who. Knew.
by lavachickie
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Shark!
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Shark!

Scubie Doo wrote:Sorry, but that looks like a dolphin. :)


I vote for dolphin, too. Awesome photo either way, but I guess saying it's a dolphin won't get the same media interest, eh?
by lavachickie
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Florida diving accident
Replies: 39
Views: 3942

Re: Florida diving accident

why are we even talking about this ? it happened in a cave, in Florida, we dive in Washington.. what is the point I admit to voraciously following the dissection and discussion that follows events like this. I've stayed up very late the last few nights reading the Scubaboard thread, multiple thread...
by lavachickie
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Geoduck season.
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Geoduck season.

WA F&W shares a great video that helped me understand the animal. Not sure I could stomach it raw, but the clam strips sound goooood!

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/geoduck/clean_prepare.html

I had no idea they lived so long!
by lavachickie
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: SSI Dive Control Specialist completed!
Replies: 13
Views: 2238

Re: SSI Dive Control Specialist completed!

Bravo!

Looking back, what was the most challenging element to obtaining this? (I love asking this, it's different for everyone!)
by lavachickie
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Sund Rock - This Sat June 8th, am dive
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: Sund Rock - This Sat June 8th, am dive

Jason, damn that avatar's creepy! What/where is it from?

Sounds like you'll have great guides at the site. The fishbowl is one of my fav areas (top of north wall) and don't discount the shallows between the north and south walls. I've seen giant nudibranch mating games there, and grunt sculpin!
by lavachickie
Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Two Years and Progress Continues.
Replies: 22
Views: 1243

Re: Two Years and Progress Continues.

Easy breezy diving in the Florida Keys; I recommend Quiescence in Key Largo. Airfare even from here is a bear, though. Maui is certainly closer for you. I highly recommend Extended Horizons in Lahaina. LOVE that crew. :luv:

Congrats on the improvements, and wishes for many more. :joshsmith:
by lavachickie
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: wetsuit thickness
Replies: 13
Views: 6115

Re: wetsuit thickness

From talking to a diver or two who has moved to this area, you CAN affect your cold tolerance, to some degree. It would seem we all have a biothermal limitation, and then also a mental sense of comfort limitation. It would seem that some people ward against even the smallest chill, ALWAYS keeping th...
by lavachickie
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Tire Gas and Bottle Hunting Are Killing Me
Replies: 79
Views: 3888

Re: Tire Gas and Bottle Hunting Are Killing Me

I'd read some material (from DAN, maybe) that said there was no scientific research supporting the claims that one felt better/less tired/etc. after diving on Nitrox compared to air. I'm usually pretty skepitical, but all I can say is after I started diving Nitrox I called bullshit on that... maybe ...