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by fnerg
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3190
Views: 362807

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Day Island Wall, 15ft down to 100.

Plenty of GPOs and Wolf Eels as usual!
by fnerg
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: New to tech
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: New to tech

It's fun to go to the Not MT6 over in Cove 1. It's 60m/200 feet, and you'd better have some helium in your mix!

The lake has a bunch of fun wrecks, and there's some good deep wall dives in Tacoma.
by fnerg
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Water Temps?!?
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Water Temps?!?

I'm seeing 51-52 degree temps as of last weekend. Not summer temps yet by any means, but not bone-chilling either.
by fnerg
Mon May 18, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: New to tech
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: New to tech

Do you have a scooter? Most tech dives around here require one. At your level, you can do the Valiant in Lake Washington, or long kick dives at 100 feet, but with a scoot, that opens up the Alki fishing reef, Cove 2/monolith as a deco dive (40 minutes at 100 feet nets you 5 minutes of deco or so. If...
by fnerg
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

So I think the wound above the shark's pectoral fin is just a normal marking, and not a wound. Both these sharks have similar markings on both sides:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYtTORu9hvE

(Total self-link!)
by fnerg
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB - Canon Powershot S100 Housing
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: WTB - Canon Powershot S100 Housing

I'll sell you an s95 with an Ikelite housing, and a wide-angle wet lens that I haven't used in quite awhile.
by fnerg
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: New tec dive in Lake Washington for those with scooters.
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: New tec dive in Lake Washington for those with scooters.

If by Archis, you mean Josh, then yes. I dive with him a lot, but we are not the same person!
by fnerg
Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Cove 2 Quillfish
Replies: 12
Views: 5251

Re: Cove 2 Quillfish

I've only ever seen one in about 450 dives. Also at Cove 2!
by fnerg
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS PST LP 104
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Re: FS PST LP 104

Some lucky person could make a lopsides pair of doubles!
by fnerg
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Please report any sightings on Yellow Eye & Canary Rockfish in Puget Sound
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

Re: Please report any sightings on Yellow Eye & Canary Rockfish in Puget Sound

Looks like the canary has the streaks on it's face like the blue rockfish, and the yellowtail doesn't.
by fnerg
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found: Mask at Mukilteo
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: Found: Mask at Mukilteo

Nope, not that either. I guess a lot pf people lose masks at Muk!
by fnerg
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found: Mask at Mukilteo
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Found: Mask at Mukilteo

Found Friday, July 3rd. Let me know what kind, and I'll get it back to you.
by fnerg
Sun May 17, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: OMS Doubles valves need crossbar
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: OMS Doubles valves need crossbar

I'm thinking of replacing my OMS manifold, just because it takes like, 20 turns just to turn a valve on or off. Total PITA when ding a valve drill.
by fnerg
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Cove 2 Seal
Replies: 7
Views: 1618

Re: Cove 2 Seal

johndo88 wrote:Is this the one you've been seeing?
(Suggest you right-click and open link in a new tab, much easier to get back here)

https://vimeo.com/121749220


I think that's the one. The tan patch has gotten a bit lighter, but I think I can see it im the video.

Butters Siltbomb!
by fnerg
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Cove 2 Seal
Replies: 7
Views: 1618

Cove 2 Seal

Has anyone given this seal a name yet? I'm talking about the lighter colored one with the tan patch on it's lower left hand flank. I've seen it on like, 90% of the dives I've done at Cove 2 for the last few months. I feel like if it's that much of a regular, it should have a name. Fishchomp McSiltsp...
by fnerg
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Three Tree Civil War Dive: North vs South
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Three Tree Civil War Dive: North vs South

Now I want to see TTS!
by fnerg
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4569
Views: 547548

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Holy wow, that last shot is amazing.
by fnerg
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Manacled sculpins on the buoy lines at Cove 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

Re: Manacled sculpins on the buoy lines at Cove 2

Finally got a few pictures! https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7490/15842907975_5714e40424_c.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/fnerg/15842907975/in/set-72157648987566788 https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7512/15220630464_663f88793a_c.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/fnerg/15220630464/in/set-72157648987566...
by fnerg
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Manacled sculpins on the buoy lines at Cove 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

Manacled sculpins on the buoy lines at Cove 2

There are a number of manacled sculpins on the yellow buoy lines, at around 10-15 feet or so. I tried to get a picture of them, but my camera crapped out tonight. (The flash stopped working, meaning the strobe won't fire, meaning black pictures! Yay!) If you've never seen one, or you want to get a p...
by fnerg
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: new record
Replies: 15
Views: 2459

Re: new record

On open circuit no less. 32.12 ATM, and with a good consumption of 0.5 cf/m, an AL80 lasts 5 minutes. I'm guessing he looked like a huge jumble of tanks with two tiny little legs sticking out while descending.
by fnerg
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4569
Views: 547548

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Do olive rockfish do the same thing?
by fnerg
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Curious rockfish
Replies: 9
Views: 1716

Re: Curious rockfish

Boat or scooter. It's about 25-30 minutes round trip by scooter at around 10 feet.
by fnerg
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Curious rockfish
Replies: 9
Views: 1716

Re: Curious rockfish

Alki Fishing Reef. I've been trying to do more REEF surveys there, since it's a bit under-represented in the DB.
by fnerg
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Curious rockfish
Replies: 9
Views: 1716

Curious rockfish

This guy swam in circles around me for a full minute and a half for some reason...

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by fnerg
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: Question for the rebreather divers
Replies: 14
Views: 628

Re: Question for the rebreather divers

I wasn't thinking from a safety perspective as much as just a time perspective. Inexperienced divers blow through air faster, leading to the aforementioned shorter/shallower dives. Although with a rebreather, it might actually be more dangerous for the new diver, since their first reaction on OOA is...