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by BlowBubbles
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: BCD vs. dive wing set up?
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Re: BCD vs. dive wing set up?

BP and harness are not to expensive, but wings can be. Don't do what I did. First I bought a cheap wing, it had wear and hole problems, then I bought a way oversized wing after an adventure with a Heisure 120 tank. Good advice on this site, look around buy smart.
by BlowBubbles
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: wetsuit thickness
Replies: 13
Views: 5980

Re: wetsuit thickness

If I were to go with a 7mm, I prefer a one piece semi-dry suit with a hooded vest, maybe has less material on torso but les water intrusion for me is warmer. But as others have posted. Better to rent for short stay. Longer stay look for a used trilaminate Drysuit, you won't regret it. Can adjust lay...
by BlowBubbles
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Cheap/DIY Lights and tray for GoPro Hero3
Replies: 18
Views: 3921

Re: Cheap/DIY Lights and tray for GoPro Hero3

I just got a GoPro 2 and 3. Plan on using the 2 for diving. I bought a SRP tray and handles, no lights or arms yet. I thought the SRP tray seemed well Built and not too expensive.

I'm thinking I might try mounting my can lightheaded with a diffuser on a SRP arm, sound good?
by BlowBubbles
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry suits... What do you dive?
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: Dry suits... What do you dive?

I dive a High Tide crushed neoprene.

Pros;
Made to fit
Warm
Durable
Comes with undergarment

Cons;
Expensive
Bulky to dry, store, pack
Can be too warm for moderate waters
by BlowBubbles
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit recomendations
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: Drysuit recomendations

I like my High Tide. Made locally. The only repair I've had was to replace a wrist seal, and that's expected.
by BlowBubbles
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Youth classes
Replies: 9
Views: 1626

Re: Youth classes

I agree with Grateful Diver, even though someone goes through a shop doesn't mean they get a good instructor. The PNW has some great ones, some listed here. Pick the instructor not the shop.
by BlowBubbles
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Bali Vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Re: Bali Vacation

Typical of NDC, great responded.

I dove the Liberty wreck and Crystal bay. A 3mm was fine, no hood or gloves. I noticed a thermolcline at 25m but no issues. Different time of year might be other wise. I would recommend D Scuba Club in Sanur Bali.
by BlowBubbles
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: What training do we need next
Replies: 65
Views: 2708

Re: What training do we need next

As far as personal diver development I agree with the Rescue Diver first the Intro to Tech. As far as gear purchases, I would talk to whomever you think you may be talking the Intro to Tech from. Equipment for tech can vary from on agency to another. On a 100+ dive, 1000psi may or may not be alot. D...
by BlowBubbles
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Batteries 18650
Replies: 32
Views: 1745

Re: Batteries 18650

I'm not familiar with those batteries, but I know you cant check lithium batteries. Its OK to carry them on. Why one and not the other, your guess Is as good a s mine.
by BlowBubbles
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: No boundary line at Cove 2
Replies: 15
Views: 1138

Re: No boundary line at Cove 2

Wonder if he has a rant going on a fishing forum, about those evil, inconsiderate divers, and that they should band together and close cove 2 to diving.

Probably not.
by BlowBubbles
Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: New drysuit choices
Replies: 17
Views: 1547

Re: New drysuit choices

I really like my High Tide too, I might get dry glove cuffs installed. For my next drysuit I was thinking of maybe getting a shell style for Hawaii and the like, not to replace the High Tide, just for different conditions.
by BlowBubbles
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: New drysuit choices
Replies: 17
Views: 1547

Re: New drysuit choices

High Tide makes crushed neoprene drysuits in the Puget Sound area and they can custom trailer one to fit.

I like mine for colder water, like Puget Sound. I can be a bit too warm for milder waters.
by BlowBubbles
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Bali Vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Re: Bali Vacation

Thank you for the reply. Might be nice to be a little cool. I bought the 3mm for Phuket but was too. I ended up diving in shorts and a rash guard. I was worried about jellies and stinging things. Wish my drysuit was the shell/membrane style. Mine is crushed neoprene, great for cold, not so great for...
by BlowBubbles
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Bali Vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Bali Vacation

Over Thanksgiving I am planing a short vacation to Sanur Bali. I've heard different reports on what to wear. I only have a full 3mm wetsuit or a rashie and shorts. Left my drysuit back at home. I'm not a photographer so I'm not overly excited to go see Mola Mola. Sounds like the temperature can vary...
by BlowBubbles
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Bali Vacation
Replies: 0
Views: 1206

Bali Vacation

Over Thanksgiving I am planing a short vacation to Sanur Bali. I've heard different reports on what to wear. I only have a full 3mm wetsuit or a rashie and shorts. Left my drysuit back at home. I'm not a photographer so I'm not overly excited to go see Mola Mola. Sounds like the temperature can vary...
by BlowBubbles
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Tanks for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Tanks for sale

If you have a place to store it and will be returning occasionally i wouldn't be too quick to sell everything. I'm in SG, and they only dive from here for part of the year. Unless you travel or do the live aboards. Unfortunately I'm on my way back to Boise for a few months.
by BlowBubbles
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Esential gear for us oldtimers
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Esential gear for us oldtimers

A boat I supose is the easiest of all.
by BlowBubbles
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Drysuit Warm Water Diving
Replies: 16
Views: 3326

Re: Drysuit Warm Water Diving

Warm water is nice not to need so much lead. When I was in Phuket the water was 86F, I was too warm in a 3mm. With the 3mm I was good with 12-lds lead using AL-80, AL backplate. In Hawaii I saw a DM with 7mm Farmer and a 7mm top over that. I asked whynot a drysuit. They responded its tropical, no us...
by BlowBubbles
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry Gloves
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Dry Gloves

I have a High Tide drysuit with neoprene seals. I would like to add dry gloves, but keep wrist seals for wet gloves. Any sugestions?
by BlowBubbles
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive computer recommendations.......
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Dive computer recommendations.......

I got a Dive Rite Trio. I like it, its very conservative. Only a few dives on it so far, can't speak about its long term durability.
by BlowBubbles
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Drysuit Warm Water Diving
Replies: 16
Views: 3326

Re: Drysuit Warm Water Diving

When I was in St Kitts I did not need a wetsuit. It was in July and the water temp was 80F. I only did 3 dives per day. I would get rash guard one-piece suit or a thin wetsuit. Mostly for protection from stinging things. DM are required there and they never wear wetsuits. Great diving with good reef...
by BlowBubbles
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Best Dive Ladder Ever
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: Best Dive Ladder Ever

I have heard of expesive private yahts with power lifts, but first I've ever heard of on a charter, way cool.
by BlowBubbles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: solo diving
Replies: 44
Views: 6998

Re: solo diving

I agree with the previous posts that its not for everyone. Besides having redundant equipment and thinking of contingencies for all posible problems is being vary familiar with the dive site. I used to solo dive when I lived in NC and dove in a lake in SC. I was comfortable with it. Having a spouse ...
by BlowBubbles
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Normandy Beach Park
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: Normandy Beach Park

The beach at the Cove in Normandy Park is a private beach for Lot A property owners in Normandy Park. The city police will kick you out.