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by LittleGoat
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Not too late to swim with kokanee
Replies: 8
Views: 2509

Re: Not too late to swim with kokanee

That's incredible. I wonder what other lakes offer the same views that are closer to the Portland area?
by LittleGoat
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Central Oregon Diving & Divers
Replies: 6
Views: 2731

Re: Central Oregon Diving & Divers

The Deschutes River clean up has, in the past been an organized event. I've always relied on a friend in Bend to keep me informed. There is a dive store there that I believe coordinates with other organizations for the cleanup, but I can't think of the name of it for the life of me. The Scout Lake c...
by LittleGoat
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Central Oregon Diving & Divers
Replies: 6
Views: 2731

Re: Central Oregon Diving & Divers

I've always enjoyed the Deschutes Cleanup. I didn't go last year because it was on a Friday and those are hard days for me to get off from work. I've also dove Scout Lake as a cleanup effort and I posted a location report on the appropriate forum about it. I think that the diving community needs to ...
by LittleGoat
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: wetsuit thickness
Replies: 13
Views: 6238

Re: wetsuit thickness

[quote="lavachickie"The former can become the latter by simply allowing themselves to be chilly now and then. Don't run to "fix" it, just be with it. Work through it. I'm not suggesting you sit in a tub full of icewater until you get hypothermia. I'm just saying move the bar a bi...
by LittleGoat
Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Any dives planned in the Portland / Oregon city area?
Replies: 11
Views: 3624

Re: Any dives planned in the Portland / Oregon city area?

Thank you very much! I now have another species that I can add to my list to look for.
by LittleGoat
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Any dives planned in the Portland / Oregon city area?
Replies: 11
Views: 3624

Re: Any dives planned in the Portland / Oregon city area?

I had no idea that they were this far north. Where abouts can they be found in Netarts? Along the inshore wall or the marina jetty?
by LittleGoat
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Shallow water snorkeling sites?
Replies: 18
Views: 9686

Re: Shallow water snorkeling sites?

Thanks for the heads up on the loc. That's awesome to hear about your finds!

How was Seal Rock by the way?
by LittleGoat
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Shallow water snorkeling sites?
Replies: 18
Views: 9686

Re: Shallow water snorkeling sites?

That's awesome to hear about the scallops. Care to divulge the location?
by LittleGoat
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Newport 3rd Finger 6/17/2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

Newport 3rd Finger 6/17/2012

Dove the third finger, on the ocean side. Viz wasn't all that bad (6-8 feet). There wasn't the "normal" amount of life though. I saw only about half the sea stars and maybe a dozen fish. Not really sure why... I did see two things that I had never seen before. The first was a small (~5 cm)...
by LittleGoat
Mon May 21, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Yaquina Bay, south bridge pilings
Replies: 1
Views: 1971

Re: Yaquina Bay, south bridge pilings

Thanks for the report. I've always wondered what it was like down around those pilings.
by LittleGoat
Mon May 14, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Yaquina sand flats
Replies: 4
Views: 1745

Re: Yaquina sand flats

Very awesome! I've always wanted to see those three while diving but haven't yet. Thanks for the heads up on where to find them.
by LittleGoat
Fri May 11, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Yaquina Bay fingers
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

Re: Yaquina Bay fingers

Thanks for the summary! I've dove the 3rd finger a lot because it is the easiest to get at with a generous staging area. I've heard that the 1st finger is crawling with life (mostly fish, so maybe swimming with life? ) at high tide. I guess the only way to find out for sure is to get out there and g...
by LittleGoat
Tue May 08, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Yaquina Bay fingers
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

Re: Yaquina Bay fingers

I have dove the fingers on several occasions and I am never really certain which finger is which. Do you normally count them from the bay out to sea or the other way around? The third finger is obvious since it is the same either way but when people mention the fourth or first, I am never really sur...
by LittleGoat
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Oceanside, Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay Snorkeling
Replies: 6
Views: 2752

Re: Oceanside, Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay Snorkeling

If you don't mind divulging your secret spots in Oceanside, Garibaldi, and Tillamook I know that I for one would appreciate it. I'm always looking for a good place to dive in that area since I spend a lot of time there with my family. Places we go are Twin Arch Rocks whic is just North of Garibaldi...
by LittleGoat
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Oceanside, Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay Snorkeling
Replies: 6
Views: 2752

Re: Oceanside, Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay Snorkeling

If you don't mind divulging your secret spots in Oceanside, Garibaldi, and Tillamook I know that I for one would appreciate it. I'm always looking for a good place to dive in that area since I spend a lot of time there with my family.
by LittleGoat
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Netarts dive, Nov 20th
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

Re: Netarts dive, Nov 20th

I must not look in the rights places because I never seem to be able to find GPO.
by LittleGoat
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Scout Lake (Central Oregon)
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

Scout Lake (Central Oregon)

Dive Site Name: Scout Lake Skill Level: All Divers Current Sensitive: Nope Location/Address: 44.410118,-121.746984 Directions: It is located off from Highway 20/126 in between Sisters, OR and Eugene/Salem, OR. Take the Suttle Lake turn off. Go left at the first fork and right at the next fork. Free ...
by LittleGoat
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Squid at Alki Junkyard
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Squid at Alki Junkyard

It is most likely not from the mouth, but instead from the siphon. It point in the same direction at the tentacles and arms. It is the area that the jet of water comes shooting out of in a threat response.
by LittleGoat
Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Oregon triton aka Puget Sound whelk
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Oregon triton aka Puget Sound whelk

One thing that I have found (it may not apply here) is that as soon as I learn to identify something (specific animal or plant) I start seeing it everywhere. I don't know if everyone else is the same but I just seem to miss things until I know how to look for them!
by LittleGoat
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Chitons can see?
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Chitons can see?

I was reading about this yesterday. Absolutely fascinating how things evolved to adapt. What's better if you never have to focus on something? Good, depth perceiving eyes that focus in only one direction like we have? Hundreds of eyes that are focus poor but allow them to see all around without comp...
by LittleGoat
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Whale Cove
Replies: 13
Views: 2519

Re: Whale Cove

I would love to know how this goes. I've always been curious about that little cove as we drove by.

I have to agree that it looks like the only dry entrance that won't be rappelled would be private. If anyone gets to be friends with the person on the end of McDonald, let all of us know.
by LittleGoat
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Winter Diving
Replies: 37
Views: 1807

Re: Winter Diving

Interesting that you should mention that a weight integrated solution is bad for your back because it is what cured my backaches. I used to dive with a belt and by the end of a dive, my back would hurt so bad I would be dieing over the next few days. I dove a weight integrated back inflate (which I ...
by LittleGoat
Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Crabbing in Oregon
Replies: 11
Views: 2528

Re: Crabbing in Oregon

Red Rock tastes better IMO. To get around the whole baiting issue, I would bait up some rings and have someone on shore "tend" them with a shellfish license. You could then get them concentrated and be legal. The regs specifically state that it is illegal to take, "... or attempting t...
by LittleGoat
Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Winter Diving
Replies: 37
Views: 1807

Re: Winter Diving

I guess there in lies the problem: I don't dive dry. I have a wetsuit (semi-dry, but if you get wet, it's still a wetsuit) and I would like to dive dry, but I can't afford one at the moment. Used isn't really an option for me because I am 6'3" and 180 lbs. You can dive wet in winter. Just be a...
by LittleGoat
Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Winter Diving
Replies: 37
Views: 1807

Re: Winter Diving

I guess there in lies the problem: I don't dive dry. I have a wetsuit (semi-dry, but if you get wet, it's still a wetsuit) and I would like to dive dry, but I can't afford one at the moment. Used isn't really an option for me because I am 6'3" and 180 lbs.