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by drgoogle
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Getting drysuit experience advice
Replies: 20
Views: 2719

Re: Getting drysuit experience advice

Let me clarify. Having your own gear will allow you to become more comfortable when diving because you will understand how your gear works and can figure out buoyancy and trim issues a lot better than diving with rental gear. That said, I wouldn't spend a bunch of money on a dry suit without getting...
by drgoogle
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Getting drysuit experience advice
Replies: 20
Views: 2719

Re: Getting drysuit experience advice

I would say take a dry suit class. Of course, like everything in diving, you need to have a good instructor. Also, I'd advise you to have your own gear, but not necessarily the dry suit. From my experience, getting the certification recently from Bob, I had a difficult time adjusting to the rental g...
by drgoogle
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Interesting Book
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Interesting Book

I'll have to check this book out. It sounds interesting from the reviews. However, apparently one person who had been interviewed for the book wrote some negative comments about some of the facts Nestor presents. I am not sure if that is entirely relevant if you are reading the book for your enjoyme...
by drgoogle
Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New Kit
Replies: 21
Views: 1760

Re: New Kit

It would be nice to have some feedback about your experience with the DR wing. I have been eyeing one myself, but I'm looking at the Voyager not the Rec. Any reason why you chose this wing?
by drgoogle
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Get out and dive!
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: Get out and dive!

What is great viz? More than 20ft? [emoji6]
by drgoogle
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock 7-20-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Sund Rock 7-20-2014

Nice video.
by drgoogle
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Thursday's July 12th at Port Townsend!
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Thursday's July 12th at Port Townsend!

Sounds like a good trip even though the viz was "craptastic"!
by drgoogle
Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Am I really going to freeze in a wetsuit?
Replies: 30
Views: 2394

Re: Am I really going to freeze in a wetsuit?

@Jeremy: Where could I purchase a semi-dry suit in Washington? I live in Seattle and don't mind driving, except if it's Spokane! Also, is there a general problem with wetsuits and diving doubles, or is it just you personally? @pogiguy05: I think I need either a 3xl or 4xl. I am not sure if your wets...
by drgoogle
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Advice on a drysuit
Replies: 50
Views: 3459

Re: Advice on a drysuit

Where do you go to get a custom dry suit made? Or, is there a shop that has a range of sizes? I'm interested in getting one but the manufacturers put me either in a 3xl or 4xl suit, which doesn't seem to be stocked anywhere.
by drgoogle
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truck advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1570

Re: Truck advice

If you want a good towing truck, I can vouch for the 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty. My dad has one and it has a towing capacity of 15,000+. It's a great truck.
by drgoogle
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: the PERFECT dive mobile!
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Re: the PERFECT dive mobile!

fishb0y wrote:Paint a viking lady wearing bikini armor who is fighting a giant sra serpent on the side, then we'll talk...


Good idea! Indeed, that's a cool car. Why doesn't someone just put two gigantic horns on each side of the car like a viking helmet as well?
by drgoogle
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive Site Ranking? Novice to Advanced.
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Dive Site Ranking? Novice to Advanced.

Does anyone have any idea about a website or some kind of publication that ranks dive sites for novice to advanced divers in the NW? I am just curious because I have no clue about the dive sites that people are talking about on this forum and I thought that I would just do a little research while I ...
by drgoogle
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: What's new in PADI? Buoyancy, BCD removal and tables.
Replies: 25
Views: 6027

What's new in PADI? Buoyancy, BCD removal and tables.

I just thought that I would ask this question, or perhaps open a whole can of worms, to those of you that are instructors and others who have been certified for awhile. For those of you that got certified when I did (1991 when I was 12), I remember in OW class having to take my BCD, weights and mask...
by drgoogle
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Am I really going to freeze in a wetsuit?
Replies: 30
Views: 2394

Re: Am I really going to freeze in a wetsuit?

Thanks for the comments. One last question. Does anyone know of a good place that sells a variety of wetsuits, bcs (b/w), brands/sizes to try on? Essentially, I have to buy my gear (again!). I got a mask, fins, snorkel, but the wetsuit and boots are definitely a no go for the NW.
by drgoogle
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Am I really going to freeze in a wetsuit?
Replies: 30
Views: 2394

Re: Am I really going to freeze in a wetsuit?

Thanks for the poem! It was really nice.
I’m sure the water won’t feel near to ice,
So I’ll just dive out of sincere advice.
I just hope I don’t shrivel up and pay the price.
by drgoogle
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Am I really going to freeze in a wetsuit?
Replies: 30
Views: 2394

Re: Am I really going to freeze in a wetsuit?

Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I'll just put one on and dive.
by drgoogle
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Am I really going to freeze in a wetsuit?
Replies: 30
Views: 2394

Am I really going to freeze in a wetsuit?

Just a quick question because I am new to diving in the PNW. I know that a lot of people dive dry, but is it common to see people with wetsuits? I'm obviously not going to jump into a dry suit for a couple months, but my question is if diving is doable in a wetsuit? I used to go surfing in NorCal an...
by drgoogle
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello from Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Hello from Seattle

Thanks Penopolypants for the welcome. I'll be sure to try and contact you LCF once I'm back in town.
by drgoogle
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello from Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Hello from Seattle

Thanks LCF and BASSMAN. I hope everyone enjoyed the 4th. @LCF - I saw your husband's name through a number of forums and so I contacted Sound Aquatics. All of the instructors there sound quite experienced, which is what I am looking for. I do not want an instructor just to go through the routine and...
by drgoogle
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello from Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Hello from Seattle

Hi, I'm new to the forum, but not to diving. I am a native of Seattle, but I have never been diving in the NW. I have been diving for about 20 years as an AOWD through PADI and never thought to really get more credentials because I didn't need them. My diving experience comprises all sorts of places...