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by Nwcid
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: How do you carry your gear?
Replies: 20
Views: 3458

Re: How do you carry your gear?

I have 3 of the large Husky boxes and use them for all kinds of things, including scuba and they are great.

Most of the time it is like this,

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by Nwcid
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry too long -- where to get gear serviced on the east side?
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Been dry too long -- where to get gear serviced on the east side?

I am on the dry side too. Both Atlantis Aquatic in Spokane Valley and Jake's Scuba in CDA should be able to do the work. Personally I take my suits to Tacoma Scuba. I have a local place do the hydro, since that is what a shop is going to do anyhow. I do my own VIS (yes I have the cert). I do my own ...
by Nwcid
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Harstine island diving
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Re: Harstine island diving

Thank you.
by Nwcid
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Harstine island diving
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Harstine island diving

We are headed to the west side of the state next week to visit some relatives. They have a house right on the water, on the west side of Harstine island approximately at the tip of Squaxin island. We are considering bringing our dive gear with us. Has anyone ever dove this area? Are there any known ...
by Nwcid
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Spring break dive trip help
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: Spring break dive trip help

I dont have hard dates yet. It is likely that we will be arriving at Keystone the evening of April 4th, diving on the 5th for sure. After that will depend on what other sites we want to hit. Then traveling home on the 8th or 9th.
by Nwcid
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Spring break dive trip help
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Spring break dive trip help

The wife and I are thinking of taking a dive trip for spring break. We typically dive either Redondo or Alki due to parking space. I know there are some great places up north and west to dive. We have wanted to dive Keystone for a while, but just too far to make the trip over a weekend. With a week ...
by Nwcid
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Drysuit hoods
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Re: Drysuit hoods

Thanks for all the feedback.

Eric has great customer service. I liked the hood I had and knew the exact size I needed. We are diving next weekend so I needed one sooner then later. If I find myself getting cold, I will defiantly look at the other ones.
by Nwcid
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Drysuit hoods
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Re: Drysuit hoods

The other thing I have noticed is that all the hoods listed are solid. The hood I have now and the one my wife uses both have zippers. How does putting on and taking off a hood with no zipper compare.
by Nwcid
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Drysuit hoods
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Re: Drysuit hoods

Just read the reviews on it. Sounds like I might need 2 hoods if I went with this one. I can't think of a time my head actually got cold, but I can think of times it was too warm.
by Nwcid
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Drysuit hoods
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Drysuit hoods

I have been using a hood that I believe I got from Bob years ago when I got my first drysuit, but didn't have a hood yet. Well I have finally wore it out and looking for options now. The hood I have is a High Tide Pro with back zipper. Overall the hood is actually in good shape other then the chin c...
by Nwcid
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Oh no - This sucks
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: Oh no - This sucks

Met him twice. Seemed like a very nice guy.
by Nwcid
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New from Spokane Buddy needed
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: New from Spokane Buddy needed

I have not updated it in a while, but here is a page that deals with some local diving, m There is actually a pretty active group of divers in the Spokane/CDA area. We are up North by Colville and dive fairly frequently. We also get over to the west side several times a year. We usually dive Redondo...
by Nwcid
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Wide Angle lens?
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: Wide Angle lens?

Wide or Fisheye? For true fixed Fisheye I think the 10.5mm from Nikon takes the lead. I have one and really enjoy it. For adjustable the Tokina 11-17mm gets tons of praise. With either you are going to need a dome port for it to work right. I bought a Tamron 11-18mm a couple of years ago and only us...
by Nwcid
Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Used computer price
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

Re: Used computer price

So that seems to be in the range I was thinking. That will help offset the price of the new ones :)

This morning on my computer I was able to do a little better search then on my phone last night.
by Nwcid
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Used computer price
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

Used computer price

We are probably getting new computes and trying to figure out what the ones we have now are worth. I have done some searching, but being older units I did not come up with much. I am not sure on the total dive count, I bought them used togeter, but we put about 150 dives on them over the last 3 year...
by Nwcid
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Need Help Choosing a Dryglove System
Replies: 21
Views: 2831

Re: Need Help Choosing a Dryglove System

We just use a couple drops of seal saver on the glove rings every few dives and seems to work well for us. We have the seal saver out doing the neck and wrist seals anyhow.

Like others said just make sure to work them on straight.
by Nwcid
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Full Face Masks
Replies: 4
Views: 2678

Re: Full Face Masks

We did a total of 3 full dives with them. I WILL be using it for all of my PSD diving, hands down, even though no coms. I do see myself diving it when we hit cold water, it is not uncommon for us to be in low 40's to 30's. Some of it is for fun dives and some for PSD training. With that said I will ...
by Nwcid
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help, YS-250 Strobe
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

Re: Help, YS-250 Strobe

True, on land and underwater is not the same. It has been a while since I spent much time underwater with my camera :( and I was thinking it would get a little heavy on one side if I had the arm extend out much. Now that I think about it, it does not make much difference when I have one out and one ...
by Nwcid
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help, YS-250 Strobe
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

Re: Help, YS-250 Strobe

Thanks for the help so far. I do have my other YS-250, so I am not as worried about having a strobe as I am trying to balance the rig. If I can not find something close in weight (3lb) I will just have to weight one side.
by Nwcid
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help, YS-250 Strobe
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

Re: Help, YS-250 Strobe

PM sent
by Nwcid
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help, YS-250 Strobe
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

Re: Help, YS-250 Strobe

It might be possible. Guess it depends on when it gets done and I don't think anything goes overnight to Maui.......

It is worth asking.
by Nwcid
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help, YS-250 Strobe
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

Help, YS-250 Strobe

After my dives the weekend before last one of my strobes would not come on. I sent it overnight for repair to CA and he said he would do his best to get it back to me in time for my trip. As of right now it does not look like I will be getting it back before we leave on Thursday. I know it is a long...
by Nwcid
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cold Water Regulator Suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 2896

Re: Cold Water Regulator Suggestions?

HOG D1 Classics have worked well for me and my wife for several years. We have dove in water from 30-83*.
by Nwcid
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Columbia River Scuba Diving
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

Re: Columbia River Scuba Diving

Steiger wrote:
Nwcid wrote:But the link in my signature deals with PWN inland diving sites.


This is Awesome!


Thanks. I have been slacking on it lately, life got in the way.

If you know of any good areas to add just let me know.