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by rjw
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: RIP PNW Diver, Writer, Photographer Barb Roy
Replies: 5
Views: 2759

Re: RIP PNW Diver, Writer, Photographer Barb Roy

Having a Celebration of Life event for Barb.
April 28
Squalicum Yacht Club Bellingham . 12:30 - 4
by rjw
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scooter Lines to the Valiant have been cut.
Replies: 17
Views: 2408

Re: Scooter Lines to the Valiant have been cut.

I happen to be a member of the scuba police. Our mission is to make sure people are diving proper. If you have the wrong fins, or wear your compass on the right, or run deco the wrong way...you are a clear hazard to the diving community and I will pull you over. When I'm not telling people what gea...
by rjw
Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scooter Lines to the Valiant have been cut.
Replies: 17
Views: 2408

Re: Scooter Lines to the Valiant have been cut.

Tangfish wrote:Not a fan of the scuba police™

Ok, I'll bite who are the scuba police?
More importantly why would they give a rats ass about this site? It's not a secret or unknown.
Inquiring minds want to know.
by rjw
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: mother &^#%%$ thieves
Replies: 13
Views: 1863

Re: mother &^#%%$ thieves

You can thank Sno county directly for this BJ. The Sno county jail will not take anybody with a narcoticcs addiction. Too much medical $$ and liability. Better you pay for it than them.
by rjw
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: ron akeson
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Re: ron akeson

I have only heard rumors about the cell age (from purchase, not necessarily months of use). Personally I don't have any spare cells right now although I might buy one for travel purposes this summer. Did Ron tend to keep some on the shelf? Guess I'd still like to know the purchase to accident date ...
by rjw
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: ron akeson
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Re: ron akeson

It's interesting that he said he was having problems with a cell, and the testing showed two of the three were faulty. I read a very good article a number of years ago, by Andrew Ainslie, talking about voting logic. He was dubious that just going with the majority vote on three cells was safe enoug...
by rjw
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: ron akeson
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

ron akeson

It's time for a post script to this story. It has been a struggle to find the words to effectively communicate our findings. Ron was a long time friend of almost 2 decades and many dive adventures spanning from Canada to Bikini Atoll. As best we can tell Ron succumbed to an oxygen toxicity event on ...
by rjw
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Just want some opinions
Replies: 44
Views: 3648

Re: Just want some opinions

My opinion: This forum should not be used to attack local businesses, be it a charter or shop, because someone doesn't like their business model. Thought the OP did a pretty good job of not attacking. No Names or locations were mentioned. However he felt he was treated poorly. I would have to agree...
by rjw
Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: twin set hp100s
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: twin set hp100s

Marysville
by rjw
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: How much are you paying for viz and hydro?
Replies: 30
Views: 2459

Re: How much are you paying for viz and hydro?

Be aware that many shops won't accept VIP stickers unless they have a pre printed shop logo. Tacoma Scuba won't accept any tank with a generic sticker and a lot of shops follow this rule so if you are going to take the course plan on getting labels printed up. There is no rule requiring any of this...
by rjw
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Back in the PNW, need to find a diveshop for maint
Replies: 31
Views: 2212

Re: Back in the PNW, need to find a diveshop for maint

+1 for Roy Gresham. Drop me a PM & I will pass along his contact info.
by rjw
Thu May 29, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ron Akeson RIP.
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: Ron Akeson RIP.

There will be a Celebration of Life for him on Sunday, June 22 from 2-5pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club in Bellingham, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. It will be a potluck because Ron always loved the variety of foods! Please bring a dish (anything). There is a BBQ there and it is a BYOB (bring your own beer ...
by rjw
Mon May 05, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ron Akeson RIP.
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: Ron Akeson RIP.

I used to give Ron shit about how he trained people. If you went out & nailed some skill he would never hit you again with it. If you struggled or maybe just weren't as smooth as he liked. He would hammer you with that skill on every follow on dive. Basically beat you over the head with it. He d...
by rjw
Mon May 05, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ron Akeson RIP.
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: Ron Akeson RIP.

Ron was an amazing guy. I'm proud to have called him my friend as well as my mentor and my instructor. I will always treasure the C card in my drawer with his name in the instructor spot. I first met him when I was a brand new CCR diver, trying to figure out how to start diving deep shipwrecks. I q...
by rjw
Thu May 01, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Mukilteo Dive Accident 4/17
Replies: 17
Views: 2673

Re: Mukilteo Dive Accident 4/17

Thanks Matt
by rjw
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Mukilteo Dive Accident 4/17
Replies: 17
Views: 2673

Re: Mukilteo Dive Accident 4/17

I would like to publicly thank all those who have reached out to extend support during this difficult time.
by rjw
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 8057

Re: re-breathers

jeffgerritsen wrote:Hum..., problems maintaining buoyancy in the shallows? I have no problem maintaining buoyancy with a .5 PO2 at 5 fsw on my Meg!

:popcorn:


Good for you. :notworthy:
by rjw
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 8057

Re: re-breathers

It's DUE! wrote: But that doesn't mean I will not argue opinions... :smt064


Or...Let the lack of any real practical experience keep you from forming one. :rofl:
by rjw
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 8057

Re: re-breathers

I'm still waiting for the chicks :joshsmith: . Must happen later. :rawlings:
by rjw
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 8057

Re: re-breathers

ok ive got alot of smart remarks but nobody has answered my question. I believe Rena b has made the most sense. Diving deeper is NOT and I repeat NOT the goal of recreational divers...Ever....NO recreational diver should EVER make a decompression dive unless there is a chamber waiting for them on t...
by rjw
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Exciting dives
Replies: 18
Views: 1487

Re: Exciting dives

Joshua Smith wrote:
rjw wrote:
Joshua Smith wrote:I've got two shots at diving the Admiral Sampson coming up. That wreck has eluded me so far....


actually its 4 shots :smt064


4 shots 2 times.

Think positive!
by rjw
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Exciting dives
Replies: 18
Views: 1487

Re: Exciting dives

Joshua Smith wrote:I've got two shots at diving the Admiral Sampson coming up. That wreck has eluded me so far....


actually its 4 shots :smt064
by rjw
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Nanaimo!
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Nanaimo!

Nice report Josh. Was a fun little trip. Couldn't have asked for better conditions above & below the water.
You should have tried the chicken bone & maybe a chant on your mask. :smt064
by rjw
Thu May 30, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: MT6 a working hypothesis
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

Re: MT6 a working hypothesis

. They didn't say at what depth this "new" wreck lies -- I wonder if they plan to dive it, or if the ROV in the last scene is what's gathering the photo data? All dimensional and photo data has been gathered via ROV,sonar,etc. Any further exploration will be conducted in the same manner. ...
by rjw
Wed May 29, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: MT6 a working hypothesis
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

MT6 a working hypothesis

https://vimeo.com/67108591
A short video to share some recent research.
Interesting stuff.

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