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by AdrianSmith
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Monterey area cabins
Replies: 6
Views: 2828

Monterey area cabins

I live in Monterey. Moved here from the Puget Sound three years ago. It's a 16-18 hour drive from Seattle. The diving is amazing, but be forewarned that while we don't get big tides the swell and surf can ruin your day very quickly. If anyone's coming down to dive make sure and check the swell and s...
by AdrianSmith
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Wreck of USS Conestoga found off California
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Re: Wreck of USS Conestoga found off California

Phil Sammet indicated he was already starting to plan a trip out there.

http://www.underwatercompany.com/The_Un ... ut_Me.html
by AdrianSmith
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Deception Pass night dive 9-21-15
Replies: 21
Views: 2080

Re: Deception Pass night dive 9-21-15

And the normalization of deviance continues...
by AdrianSmith
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 25 dollars for what????
Replies: 19
Views: 2104

Re: 25 dollars for what????

[quote="CaptnJack"][quote="Ryan Nelson"]We tried pulling the usual permit for a drift dive Sunday night and the ranger told us the fee to dive had been raised to 25. It's not posted because night diving, or being in that parking lot, isn't allowed at night unless...
by AdrianSmith
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Deception Pass
Replies: 92
Views: 8356

Deception Pass

Jeff Pack wrote:If you are successful, you get to claim you cheated death for yet another day.


And that's how deviance is normalized.

-Adrian
by AdrianSmith
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Deception Pass
Replies: 92
Views: 8356

Re: Deception Pass

I respect your opinions and the recent huge loss to the community. Although allow me to counter the above mentioned "strikes". Strike one: we are intending to get the park's permission to dive the pass at night, just like we get a permission to dive Keystone jetty at night. Devalidated. A...
by AdrianSmith
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Deception Pass
Replies: 92
Views: 8356

Deception Pass

You may have heard, but you didn't listen. Many of us on here have multiple decades of experience diving in waters all over the planet. Our hesitation to dive Deception Pass at night has nothing to do with comfort - it has to do with experience, thousands of dives, and recognition and acknowledgemen...
by AdrianSmith
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Deception Pass
Replies: 92
Views: 8356

Re: Deception Pass

Not me. Low exchange or not Deception Pass is no place to dive at night. And I've dived it more than five times.

-Adrian
by AdrianSmith
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Deception Pass
Replies: 92
Views: 8356

Re: Deception Pass

Don't worry. With an attitude like that it's not likely anyone is going to come up to you anyway.

-Adrian
by AdrianSmith
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How much have you spent so far?
Replies: 37
Views: 4219

Re: How much have you spent so far?

Yeah, I'm gonna have to not answer this question. After 27 years the cost isn't worth tallying, mostly because it would hurt too much to see the actual dollar value.

-Adrian
by AdrianSmith
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scooters. What do you have? Your likes and dislikes?
Replies: 48
Views: 7263

Re: Scooters. What do you have? Your likes and dislikes?

Jeremy wrote:Otherwise the main issue is finding a dive buddy who also has a scooter.


This. ^^^

-Adrian
by AdrianSmith
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: NITROX problems
Replies: 26
Views: 3952

Re: NITROX problems

How often are shops required to provide service on O2 monitors? They're not *required* at all. They're not even required to HAVE an O2 analyzer, or to make one available to customers. It's polite, it's prudent, and it's a good thing to do (TM) but there's no requirement. Not in the U.S. and not in ...
by AdrianSmith
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Recreational Instructor Recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 5214

Recreational Instructor Recommendations

Waymire isn't an instructor, he's a DM, and having worked at Sound Dive Center for four years all I ll say is you'd better have deep pockets and not much concern for teaching to standards if you're interested in getting certified there.
by AdrianSmith
Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA
Replies: 11
Views: 3982

Re: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA

The Discover Pass is what you need.

-Adrian
by AdrianSmith
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA
Replies: 11
Views: 3982

Re: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA

No worries. Thanks for the update! It's one my favorite sites. :)
by AdrianSmith
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA
Replies: 11
Views: 3982

Re: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA

If you head due north off the end of the pipe you can hit 130-140 pretty easily, so you may want to modify your max depth for the site.

And as an FYI, the vehicle use permit has been required for four years.

-Adrian
by AdrianSmith
Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: HOG regulator tech...
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: HOG regulator tech...

The instructions for accessing it are in the front of your Hog regulator service manual. You should have received a copy of it as part of your class.

Disclaimer: I haven't tried joining it so I don't know if it's active or even exists. Just that the instructions are in the manual.

-Adrian
by AdrianSmith
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Blob Fish
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Blob Fish

The depth might explain their appearance. It does. They don't have a swim bladder. Their doughy flesh is just slightly more positive than the water around them, letting them drift without requiring a swim bladder for buoyancy. Entire that or the pressure has crushed their features to... well... a b...
by AdrianSmith
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Blob Fish
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: Blob Fish

The all-knowing Wikipedia says they live between 2,000 and 3,900 feet deep. Suffice to say my gas mixes don't let me go that deep...

-Adrian
by AdrianSmith
Mon May 25, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Diving buddies wanted for May 30th!
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: Diving buddies wanted for May 30th!

Lake Crescent is very well known amongst divers. You'll find that unless you go to one of the known dive sites there really isn't a whole lot to see. Also, as a word of warning, the lake tends to get VERY deep VERY quickly. And by "VERY" I mean in the hundreds of feet. Here's a link to Lak...
by AdrianSmith
Sat May 23, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Anybody know what's up with cove2
Replies: 16
Views: 2251

Re: Anybody know what's up with cove2

Gdog wrote:Zorb, the videos are just not working. However, following the second link shows the article and photos.


They work great for me. Just watched all of them.

-Adrian
by AdrianSmith
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Liquivision Xen for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Liquivision Xen for sale

Hi Koos. If you have one of these left I'm interested.

Thanks,
-Adrian
by AdrianSmith
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Just want some opinions
Replies: 44
Views: 4704

Re: Just want some opinions

You can Google this quite easily. No reference to 6351 but plenty to the explosion, including some with video.

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/o ... /13335290/
by AdrianSmith
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Hydraulics International Compact Booster
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: Hydraulics International Compact Booster

Is this still available?

Thanks!
by AdrianSmith
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: Question for the rebreather divers
Replies: 14
Views: 628

Re: Question for the rebreather divers

Bric Martin wrote:
Jeff Pack wrote:Worked for Mike Hunt didnt it? :)


Mike Nelson?


Sea Nelson, starting Mike Hunt.