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by Furnari
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: New flatfish e-book
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: New flatfish e-book

Nice work, Greg!
by Furnari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Solar eclipse
Replies: 15
Views: 2278

Re: Solar eclipse

Since I'm a diver, I really wanted to experience at least part of the eclipse underwater. As it turns out, Clear Lake was in the path of totality. My underwater time lapse didn't turn out so well, but I did get a halfway decent underwater shot of the post-totality phase. It was an amazing experience...
by Furnari
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Poor Eels
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: Poor Eels

For the record, I live in Oregon- they're legal down here, but not commonly taken.
by Furnari
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Poor Eels
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: Poor Eels

Those were slime eels, also know as hagfish. Hard to believe there's actually a fishery for them, but apparently there's a demand in Korea. As to your other question, I know of spearos and anglers who've taken wolf eels but they're not a species anyone goes out of their way for. One comment I heard ...
by Furnari
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scuba fins
Replies: 19
Views: 1933

Re: Scuba fins

I have the Novas, as do most of the people I dive with. It started with one of us, then another would try them, then another, etc. and we were all hooked. I can frog kick, make turns, even put it in reverse in my Novas. One of my buddies has both the regular and Gorilla versions; he uses the Gorilla...
by Furnari
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Vancouver Island reef cam
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

Re: Vancouver Island reef cam

I settled in for tonight's 7pm showing and about peed my pants when a sea lion swam in front of the camera...
by Furnari
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Vancouver Island reef cam
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

Vancouver Island reef cam

Have you guys (and gulls) seen this? It's strangely addictive, day or night. There's a China RF and a Male Kelp Greenling that seem to be around pretty often- check it out...

http://www.oceannetworks.ca/sights-soun ... le-reefcam
by Furnari
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Float Arms for Ikelite
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: Float Arms for Ikelite

I'm a bowhunter, and I noticed that the blocks of foam my local archery shop sells for use in my arrow quiver were pretty similar to what comes in UW photography floats; if anything, it's a little bit more durable. The ones I've installed on my strobe arms have lasted a few years with no signs of de...
by Furnari
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Altitude change
Replies: 15
Views: 2729

Re: Altitude change

I've done several dives at Clear Lake; as I recall it barely meets the criteria for an altitude dive (I could be wrong , however). While everyone is different, taking it easy on the dive, using a generous safety stop, breathing nitrox, and other conservative measures make sense. If you take your tim...
by Furnari
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Mike's Beach is awesome!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Re: Mike's Beach is awesome!!!

I was at Mike's last weekend, too. For a while there the place was getting pretty run down but it's in much better shape now.
by Furnari
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba
Replies: 44
Views: 4358

Re: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba

One thing that I hear mentioned even less than dive-related strength training is dive-related ergonomics. Laura hit it on the head about injuries related to gear lugging, so take advantage of lifting/ergonomics training that your employer might offer. An important concept to keep in mind is leverage...
by Furnari
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Lost light with dive watch at Lobster Shop Wall
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Lost light with dive watch at Lobster Shop Wall

Somewhere close to the beach exit at Lobster Shop Wall today my SeaLife light mounted to the top of my camera housing decided to abandon ship. It's black, and readily identifiable by the $20 black and yellow National Geographic dive watch attached to it. I'm not holding out hope for a recovery, but ...
by Furnari
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Low exchange weekend?
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: Low exchange weekend?

Thanks- glad I asked.
by Furnari
Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Low exchange weekend?
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: Low exchange weekend?

Thanks for the replies. I guess I was wondering if we still needed to aim for slack or if the low exchange means they're diveable for a longer period of time. Sounds like slack only...
by Furnari
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Low exchange weekend?
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Low exchange weekend?

A few of us are coming up from Oregon and thinking about some of the sites around the Narrows- Day Island, Titlow, Fox Island, etc. Although we've never dove these sites, we are experienced divers and are comfortable in challenging conditions. Our take is that they'll probably be diveable until late...
by Furnari
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Octopus Baby Hatch
Replies: 15
Views: 1703

Re: Octopus Baby Hatch

Bravo, Dude...
by Furnari
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Wavy shore dive exits
Replies: 22
Views: 2048

Re: Wavy shore dive exits

Jan- I'm pretty sure I was at the Keystone washing machine that day in 2010 with our dive club- the guys helping the divers out of the water were some combination of me or my two brothers. You're right- a fin was lost, and I think that was about it. To this day, that's my reference point for a rough...
by Furnari
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Juvenile Yellow Eye Rockfish at Alki Cove 2 I-beams today
Replies: 8
Views: 1753

Re: Juvenile Yellow Eye Rockfish at Alki Cove 2 I-beams today

Some friends of mine saw 3 yesterday at Sund- hopefully that's a good sign...
by Furnari
Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Friday Harbor air fills?
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Re: Friday Harbor air fills?

Thanks, Janna-
We're definitely BYOTs, but it's always nice to have options...
by Furnari
Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Friday Harbor air fills?
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Re: Friday Harbor air fills?

Thanks, Curt!
by Furnari
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Friday Harbor air fills?
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Re: Friday Harbor air fills?

I'm guessing by the response that there are no airfills on the island Second question- any recommendations for a place to night dive on SJI? Our party is made up of intermediate to advanced divers, but only a couple of us have been up there. The site doesn't have to be deep or mind blowing- I'd be c...
by Furnari
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Friday Harbor air fills?
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Friday Harbor air fills?

I understand the building housing the fill station burned down a couple of years ago- does anyone know if there's air fills available on the island again?
by Furnari
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Moisture in housing tips
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: Moisture in housing tips

I put my camera in the housing in my garage, where I can hit it with some air out of a tank just before I close it up. Our tanks are a great source of super dry air, just make sure the reg is completely dry before hitting the purge button ;)
by Furnari
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Diving out of Jeep Wrangler
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Diving out of Jeep Wrangler

Been diving out of 4-door Wranglers since OW- first an 08, now a 14. The 14 has a doo-hickey to keep the rear door open, which is nice. I don't know of anything special to add other than the usual things common to any SUV- good floor liners all around, a nice sized tote for wet stuff, etc. Some of o...
by Furnari
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Used Olympus 9-18, 12-50, PEN Zen dome, OMD flat port
Replies: 0
Views: 4578

Used Olympus 9-18, 12-50, PEN Zen dome, OMD flat port

For sale: Olympus m4/3 9-18 lens: $400 Zoom gear: $25 Used Zen WA 100 dome for Olympus PEN housings: $250 Above three items together: $625 If you shoot micro four-thirds, then you're probably aware of this set up. The Zen dome also works great the with 14-42 kit lens and the 60mm macro, giving you a...