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by Desert Diver
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive Insurance ....
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Dive Insurance ....

I believe this is a Washington State insurance regulation problem, not a DAN problem.
by Desert Diver
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bald Eagle ok
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Bald Eagle ok

Poor octopus.
by Desert Diver
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 43
Views: 3722

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

I probably should just drop this but I guess I'll go one more. I own a shop built in '77. No one has ever come in and told me to bring it up to code in any way. I live in a house built in '48. Once again, never had anyone tell me it needed code upgrades. We have over 30 rental houses, some built in ...
by Desert Diver
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 43
Views: 3722

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

Try to imagine cars, buses, houses and business buildings not being grandfathered. The boats would not be upgraded they would be new. Very few would be willing to pay that cost.
by Desert Diver
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 43
Views: 3722

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

If it ends the grandfather clause there will be no more commercial dive boats.
by Desert Diver
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: First Time Cold-Water Diver Checking In Here
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: First Time Cold-Water Diver Checking In Here

Very few people have the cold tolerance to do 2 dive days with wetsuits. Go dry.
by Desert Diver
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: ScubaJet
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: ScubaJet

4 hour run time, 7 mph. 196 feet deep. I'm in
by Desert Diver
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Dramatic Change at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
Replies: 8
Views: 4166

Re: Dramatic Change at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

These are cycles. When I started diving in the mid 80's Keystone had sea urchins covering the rocks and had wolf eels.
by Desert Diver
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: My Diving Accident End of June
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: My Diving Accident End of June

I had corneal grafts in the mid 80's. I have always used contacts but know that I have to take them out if the eyes get too red.
by Desert Diver
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3941

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

please enlighten us. Sorry, that was not nice. In all seriousness though I don’t think I’ve ever noticed the milky residue. And now that we’re talking about this I realized there have been times when I soaked the whole kit and kaboodle (including weight harness and regulator) in the same tub. Hopef...
by Desert Diver
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3941

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

Tangfish wrote:I’ve never noticed milky substances coming out of my weights, but please enlighten us.

Do you use soft shot weights? I did many years ago and the corrosion off the lead was milky white and I assume it had a bunch of lead in it.
by Desert Diver
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3941

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

That’s a good question, is the contamination just inherent in the use of soft weights in any capacity or a byproduct of the manufacturing process? (i.e., is it a one time thing or indefinite when it comes to soft weights?) I would switch to hard weights too if it’s continually bad, but if it happen...
by Desert Diver
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3941

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

How does arsenic get in lead shot? If it's just inherent in it, how is that allowed? As CaptnJack points out, that stuff was banned a long time ago. There shouldn't be any around. Soft weights for divers: They are ubiquitous, not just a Seasoft product. After using them awhile I noticed a milky exu...
by Desert Diver
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dusty
Replies: 33
Views: 3230

Re: Dusty

Great!
by Desert Diver
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dusty
Replies: 33
Views: 3230

Re: Dusty

This will go great! Still hard to go into it, I know.
by Desert Diver
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Skyline Wall 8/18
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Skyline Wall 8/18

We did Skyline for the first time a month or so ago. Amazing dive!
by Desert Diver
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Water in SPG Gauge
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: Water in SPG Gauge

Those do that after awhile. I own several of them and have seen other peoples leak too. The good part is the gauge doesn't stop working right away so you have time to buy another one.
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by Desert Diver
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?
Replies: 15
Views: 2725

Re: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?

A few times we flew Alaska to Cancun. They allowed a "Scuba gear". which consisted of a BCD, Reg, suit and such in one suitcase under 50 lb and a tank in another bag, also under 50 lb but the 2 together weighed lots more than 50lb. All for the $25 bag fee. This is why most of my AL80's are...
by Desert Diver
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Is this bad??
Replies: 10
Views: 1671

Re: Is this bad??

Were you attached to it when it fell?
by Desert Diver
Mon May 28, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sund Rock changes
Replies: 38
Views: 4474

Re: Sund Rock changes

Oooo! That is bad for everybody.
by Desert Diver
Thu May 24, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4329
Views: 458298

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Driftwood Park juvenile Wolf-eels, some like live in old tires and some in discarded bottles and glass jars. Never have I seen an adult here or the nearby Keystone Jetty. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-mtbmc5W/0/b1b0727c/XL/5.19.18%20Wolf-eel%20juvenile%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smu...
by Desert Diver
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Help - Water gettin in Hollis wing
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Re: Help - Water gettin in Hollis wing

Might you need another pound or two of lead? I get water in my BCD when I dive so light that I am struggling to get the last of the air out.
by Desert Diver
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sea Cucumber feeding
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Sea Cucumber feeding

This always fascinates me! Perfect coordination.