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by Cold_H2O
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Leopards and Dorids and Urchins, oh my!
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: Leopards and Dorids and Urchins, oh my!

I love Sunrise when there is no current...
Great pics. always good to get my dose of PNW diving..
Water to a thirsty gal stuck in Texas.
by Cold_H2O
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thieves strike again
Replies: 58
Views: 2042

Re: Thieves strike again

Val ~ My house is Kent will be available end of March. Daughter is currently renting but is moving. I am about 20 minutes from Redondo.. Just East on the 212th exit off 167. Large garage, 2 bed/2 bath. Let me know if you are interested. We can talk more if you are. Shame about the break in and stole...
by Cold_H2O
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Birthday, Cardiver!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 552

Re: Happy Birthday, Cardiver!!!!

cardiver wrote:It's been 2 years ( I think) since we all did Titlow.

Sounds about right. It was a good birthday.
by Cold_H2O
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Birthday, Cardiver!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 552

Re: Happy Birthday, Cardiver!!!!

Happy Birthday.
Hope to get another birthday dive in with you. Someday !!!
by Cold_H2O
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Thursday Redondo 1/14
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Thursday Redondo 1/14

Ron ~ Those little lobsters were all over Sund Rock last few times I dove there. Its been a while since I was at Sund Rock.
Hopefully the little guys are still in abundance.
by Cold_H2O
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Night Dives
Replies: 18
Views: 862

Re: Thursday Night Dives

I can't join you physically but will be diving tonight with you mentally. (if I can't be there at least I can dream about it)
I miss Redondo. Have a great dive.

Cardiver ~ I want pics.. lots and lots of pics.
by Cold_H2O
Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Just when you think that nudibranchs make sense....
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Just when you think that nudibranchs make sense....

Gotta love those Nudies... Sneaky little guys they are.
by Cold_H2O
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SEAHAWKS
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: SEAHAWKS

SWEET!!! Keeping fingers crossed that my beloved Hawks will kick butt next season.
Would love to see them come to Texas and dominate. :joshsmith:
(You can make a gal move from the PNW to Texas but you can't make her love being there :help: )
by Cold_H2O
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Two Step
Replies: 22
Views: 1113

Re: Two Step

Dove there shortly after getting my OW cert.. Loved it.
Diving was very new to me and I was thrilled to have the great vis and warm blue water to dive in.
Where I first spotted sea grapes.

When in Kona you MUST do the night dive with the Mantas... an experience not to be missed.
by Cold_H2O
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Different drysuits - which one for me?
Replies: 39
Views: 1488

Re: Different drysuits - which one for me?

I have only had SiTech valves on my drysuits. LOVE THEM!!!!! Won't put anything else on a suit. Not dumping fast enough has never really been an issue. You can always push the button in the middle and get full dump speed. Sounds like you are on the right research path. Luck for you it sounds like yo...
by Cold_H2O
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How many dives did you do in 2009?
Replies: 55
Views: 2991

Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

I haven't been keeping track of my dives since I left the beautiful PNW and its amazing waters.
all I know is that I DIDN'T DIVE ENOUGH IN 2009.

Think I need to log them for 2010 and see how many I actually do.

I use to average about 100 a year.... argggghhhh nothing worse than not diving. :banghead:
by Cold_H2O
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock Trawler
Replies: 16
Views: 824

Re: Sund Rock Trawler

I miss diving Sund Rock. Its always worth the drive.
Lots of Wolfies and GPO's you just have to look for them sometimes.
by Cold_H2O
Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:11 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Complacency & Diving don't mix
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

Re: Complacency & Diving don't mix

Glad to hear your ok and thanks for the reminder.
by Cold_H2O
Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: who solo dives ... and why ...
Replies: 41
Views: 1820

Re: who solo dives ... and why ...

I do enough things in my life solo. Have no desire to dive alone. Do I have the skills? I believe I do. Do I desire the solitude? NO!!! Those dives where I want to just hang and enjoy ~ take pics ~ goof off I have learned to select my buddy very carefully. Do I object to solo diving? Not at all. If ...
by Cold_H2O
Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mickey Wears Split Fins
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Mickey Wears Split Fins

I am shocked. Will never look at Mickey the same.
by Cold_H2O
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Different drysuits - which one for me?
Replies: 39
Views: 1488

Re: Different drysuits - which one for me?

Dove a Whites neoprene suit for years (even Whites couldn't believe how many years I got out of their suit) YES you do need undergarments (undies) with a neoprene suit. Unlike a wetsuit.. they are not going to get wet (at least not often). I usually dove my suit with a first layer of REI "longj...
by Cold_H2O
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: another exquisite dive at the 'Dond ...
Replies: 26
Views: 832

Re: another exquisite dive at the 'Dond ...

I need to find a good job so I can move home.
Miss diving with the amazing PNW critters.

Lumpies and Snailfish at the Dond. In 11 years of diving there NEVER saw either of these guys. :banghead:
by Cold_H2O
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: This would suck, if its true
Replies: 28
Views: 824

Re: This would suck, if its true

or check with our friends at DIT and see if it matches any of their latest installment, or how much gear they are required to show up with on the first day... Daughter is one of the instructors at DIT and a graduate. Unless they have changed the program the students spent the first month (I believe...
by Cold_H2O
Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: So, my buddy is a diabetic...
Replies: 26
Views: 2267

Re: So, my buddy is a diabetic...

I would like to know. Always good to know your buddies limits. Dove with a buddy who didn't explain he gets nosebleeds easily. I called the dive when I noticed his mask filling with blood. Once we surfaced he explained that it happens all the time.. no biggie Wasn't a diving issue. Next time we dove...
by Cold_H2O
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Good deal on steel tanks?
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: Good deal on steel tanks?

I own HP 80's and HP 119's..
Dove the 119's more than than 80's. (80's are now twinned and no longer used as singles)
Nothing wrong with having a little extra "gas" when your out playing with friends.
Find the larger tanks are also good when diving with buddies who dive doubles.
by Cold_H2O
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: DIW 12-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: DIW 12-28-2009

Sounds like a great dive. Love the pics..
Dang.. I miss diving with Wolfies. :luv: those guys. Thanks for the beautiful pics to remind me of what I am missing.

Have to start planning my 2010 PNW dive trip(s).
by Cold_H2O
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo, 12/26/09
Replies: 25
Views: 599

Re: Redondo, 12/26/09

That's not a dungie ... it's a cancer gracilis crab. They're similar, but much smaller crabs that live in the mud up near the beach line. There's an egg-fest going on with them right now, as I see several "pregnant" females every time I'm up in the shallows. ... Bob (Grateful Diver) Thank...
by Cold_H2O
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo, 12/26/09
Replies: 25
Views: 599

Re: Redondo, 12/26/09

Nice shot of the Dungie. She is packing a ton of eggs.
by Cold_H2O
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: A very big THANK YOU to Nate Savage
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: A very big THANK YOU to Nate Savage

Fabulous news.. Thanks for sharing it.
I was surprised at the Craig's List post... 2 bags of dive gear FOUND..
Couldn't imagine a diver just leaving his bags of gear behind.
1 or 2 items... that I understand.

Happy to learn that good guys still exist and sometimes triumph over the bad guys. :joshsmith:
by Cold_H2O
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: the annual checkup ...
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: the annual checkup ...

Shame how that works... :rawlings: