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by Diver Doug
Tue May 08, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Diving around Portland / Vancouver?
Replies: 6
Views: 2719

Re: Diving around Portland / Vancouver?

i enjoy Netarts bay as much as I can. I have a vacation home 200 ft from the entry so it is kind of a no brainer. Sometimes I go crabbing, sometimes pictures, sometimes just for the heck of it. Anything to stay wet and keep the gills from growing over. On a good day you will find monkeyface prickleb...
by Diver Doug
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Kauai bound
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Kauai bound

My family and myself are going to Kauai April 14th--April 24th. I'm looking to get a day of diving in while there. Is anybody else looking to get wet in that time period. I have been diving for probably 10+ years currently have 198 dives logged, and looking to get #200 in Hawaii. As far as diving go...
by Diver Doug
Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Kauai diving recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 1882

Re: Kauai diving recommendations?

Ditto for Seaport divers. Did a boat dive with them to Sheraton caverns. Also koloa landing. Get there early as it is where the classes go for checkout dives. For diving it is not Maui or thr big island, especially in the winter when the north and east are rough. If you could get a boat trip up the ...
by Diver Doug
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Maui Diving Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 4358

Re: Maui in Feb.

So, dive buddy wanted for a couple of shore dives. Feb. 15 through feb 25th. Going to be 5 nights in Lahaina and 5 nights in
Kihei area.
by Diver Doug
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Maui Diving Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 4358

Re: Maui in Feb.

That is my experiance also. Makena, white rock, molakini, red hill and ulua beach. Just trying to explore other parts of the island since we are staying up Napili way.
by Diver Doug
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Maui Diving Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 4358

Re: Maui in Feb.

I have been to Maui several times and always went with ProDiver and shore diving on the south end. But this time we are going to the North end and I get lost even finding the beaches up there.
Doug :)
by Diver Doug
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Maui Diving Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 4358

Maui Diving Advice

I'm going back to Maui in Feb., anybody know of some good shore diving in the Napili area. I usually go to Kihei area and dive Makena, Molikini, Ulua, etc... This time we are staying up north. I am not real familiar with what is there.
Doug
by Diver Doug
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 274
Views: 68462

Re: Sea star die-off

I dove Netarts bay Father's day. At that time I found several sea stars and starfish in definate distress. Two weeks later, at the same location, sadly there was not a starfish to be found. Netarts bay has been a prolific place for marine life as there is very little fresh water into the bay. It wil...
by Diver Doug
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: Italy

Yeh, I read Spatmans account of diving in Italy. What a hoot. That exact thing is what I want to avoid. I don't know yet if diving is in the plan, because, yes there is a lot of rich history and culture to explore. But that being said, diving amongst ancient Roman ruins is on the bucket list.
Doug
by Diver Doug
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Italy

Anybody have any recomendations for diving in Italy? Going to be going in late Sept. Venice, taurmina, rome.
Doug
by Diver Doug
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Any dives planned in the Portland / Oregon city area?
Replies: 11
Views: 4512

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

Both areas. In the rocks up from the bottom.
by Diver Doug
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Kauai
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Kauai

No, I just found the regular spots. Koloa landing is good. Be sur to get ther early, as p[arking sucks and later it gets silted right in front from all the classes. There seems to be more structure to the right, and gets deeper left. If this is the first time in warm water one thing you need to real...
by Diver Doug
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Kauai
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Kauai

I don't know, but will certainly be interested in the responses (I'm going to be there same time frame, vacationing while the wife does a medical conference ). I have been looking at Bubbles Below for gear rental and at least one boat dive. Doing some shore dives is also on the list... We will be s...
by Diver Doug
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Kauai
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Kauai

Going to Kauai in early April. Does anybody know some good shore diving spots that are easily accessible? I have dove koloa landing a couple of times. I think it is too early for the North, West, or east shore. shorediving USA has some sites but the majority are snorkle sites. If you ask around the ...
by Diver Doug
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Looking for classes in the Portland Area
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

Re: Looking for classes in the Portland Area

Pacific watersports in aloha. Excellent shop and instructors.
by Diver Doug
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: OK it's time
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: OK it's time

Welcome Doug! Do you know how sparky is doing these days? Let us know when you are up around the Hood Canal area, specifically Sund Rock and surrounding areas. Maybe we can do a couple of dives and share some "Sparky" stories. Oh, and it would help if it's on a Thursday (For my schedule) ...
by Diver Doug
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: OK it's time
Replies: 3
Views: 794

OK it's time

Hi guys and gals, I've been lurking in the back long enough. I joined the board in 2006, at Sparky's urging. I reside in Oregon in the small town of Forest Grove. Diving is my passion, whenever possible. Usually about every 2 weeks, mostly at the Oregon coast. Although occassionally North to Hood Ca...
by Diver Doug
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: CATALINA 80 CF ALUMINUM TANK
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: CATALINA 80 CF ALUMINUM TANK

Compact catalina? What is the working preasure?
by Diver Doug
Tue May 17, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Uwatec
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Uwatec

Well, mission accomplished. If anybody has the same problem, it is relatively easy to do. I took some real sharp diaginol cutters and cut the tabs right below the spot welds on the old battery, and removed it. Then I took the new battery, ( with tabs spot welded on from batteries plus), and put it i...
by Diver Doug
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Kauai bound
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Kauai bound

Just got back from Kauai. Beautiful island. Koloa landing is the place on the south shore where everyone dives and has there checkout dives for c-cards. I dove both directions left and right, both were good. The first part of April the north shore was still closed for watersports. It might be open b...
by Diver Doug
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Kauai
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

Re: Kauai

Wanted----dive buddy for Kauai. :supz: :supz:
by Diver Doug
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Kauai
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

Re: Kauai

Oh, yeh. It will still be clear and nice in April.
by Diver Doug
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Kauai
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

Re: Kauai

What? nobodys bought tickets to Kauai yet?
by Diver Doug
Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Kauai
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

Re: Kauai

Thanks for the info. We are going march 28 through April 5. I have heard that Ni'ihau is probably out. So shorediving it is, so now who wants to fly to Hawaii and go shore diving?????
Thanks, Doug
by Diver Doug
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Kauai
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

Kauai

Ok, now that tickets are bought, who do I dive with on Kauai? :partydance: :partydance: Anybody know who to go with or where to dive, (recommended hidden spots )? Or is anybody else going to be in Kauai the end of March, and wanna go diving, huh,huh.
Aloha, Doug