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by umtirigane
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Astoria SCUBA
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: Astoria SCUBA

nwscubamom wrote:Claude and I will try to stop by in the next few days when we're camping out there.

- Janna :)

you coming out for the great columbia crossing this coming sunday?
by umtirigane
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hi! - another newbie intro
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Hi! - another newbie intro

Thanks to everyone else too!
I have family in Tacoma and near Seattle, so it definitely is possible that I come up some Friday night and stay the weekend.
Just not very flexible during the week with a kindergartner and a preschooler (and coast guard spouse).
by umtirigane
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hi! - another newbie intro
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Hi! - another newbie intro

Hi Greta, welcome. Despite diving around here for eons I just recently jointed NWDC myself. I saw your interest in GUE classes/workshops on another thread and although I don't have any information about upcoming classes, I've taken a lot of classes with GUE. If you anticipate taking a class and wou...
by umtirigane
Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: wed and thurs tweeks this week
Replies: 33
Views: 1096

Re: wed and thurs tweeks this week

Also, as a heads up, it looks like Guy Shockey will be coming back in October for another meet and greet! (and also to see the progress of his upcoming Fundies students perhaps) The GUE Fundamentals class in Nov/Dec (Split weekends) is a go!!!!! dates are 19th -21st of November and the 11th and 12t...
by umtirigane
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Oct. 24 - NWDC Club Dive ... Keystone! - CANCELLED
Replies: 136
Views: 6308

Re: Oct. 24 - NWDC Club Dive ... Keystone!

I'm putting this on my calendar. Anyone from Salem wanna go up together -- maybe go up on Saturday, do a night dive at Alki, grab a cheap hotel (or couch surf w/ some locals -- any free couches out there?) then head up to Keystone Sunday morning? That's my plan, anyway... the more the merrier. I am...
by umtirigane
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: solo diving
Replies: 44
Views: 7245

Re: solo diving

In the PNW I don't think I would EVER dive solo. I used to do the equivalent of solo diving in Florida for work, but was never completely comfortable with it. There would be 4-5 of us in the water doing coral transects but we were all working solo, and not always within sight of one another. I would...
by umtirigane
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hi! - another newbie intro
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Hi! - another newbie intro

Another note: I would definitely consider myself a cold water novice. New to the gear (don't actually own most of it - can borrow from my old employer almost any time), the temps, all the weight, etc... I probably have less than 15 dry dives under my belt and 8 of those were work (WAY overweighted)....
by umtirigane
Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Welcome Oregon Divers!
Replies: 58
Views: 13014

Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

I would be interested too.
by umtirigane
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Astoria SCUBA
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: Astoria SCUBA

I can definitely vouch for the 2-3' vis. That's on a good day.
I wouldn't dive around Astoria/Hammond/Ilwaco for fun, personally...
greta
by umtirigane
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hi! - another newbie intro
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Hi! - another newbie intro

Hi, I am another person living in the Astoria, Oregon area. We moved here three years ago from Florida. I have yet to dive recreationally in the PNW, but have had the pleasure of the odd work dive over the past year in the Columbia River estuary. I am getting laid off soon, and looking to do some re...