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by Penopolypants
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!

I would like to come! Some family stuff may get in a way so it's a 90% chance now. "Little buddy" because I have never been to that site. Also I would like to talk to somebody who dives a wing and plate setup - not that I am buying a new gear tomorrow, just very curious! I can bring my ex...
by Penopolypants
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Calvin's Crack
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Calvin's Crack

Tom Nic wrote:Opens NWDC. Scans unread threads. Sees thread title. Stops. Hesitates.

...do I really want to click on this?!? :eek: :eek: :eek:

Penopolypants wrote: .... Dark, narrow, crusted with growth, filled with hidden critters....


:rofl:
by Penopolypants
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Calvin's Crack
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Calvin's Crack

Calvin's Crack is both our Glorious Leader's, uh, bottom parts, and a great dive site in Roatan. Dark, narrow, crusted with growth, filled with hidden critters, you enter at the top, make your way down, and exit out of the wall at about 90 feet or so. Make your way back up the wall, peeking into hol...
by Penopolypants
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!

Most likely it will be on the area between Coves 1 & 2, but it will depend on who is set up where when we get there. I'll hang a NWDC shirt from my canopy.
by Penopolypants
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Quadra Island Adventures!
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Quadra Island Adventures!

Y'all got some great photos even with the challenges! I loved the tube worm site too! It's amazing how they soak up the light. I went up there several years ago on a weekend with the currents were relatively mild, and diving could still be a bit challenging. It is an absolutely lovely place to dive ...
by Penopolypants
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB - Canon Powershot S100 Housing
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: WTB - Canon Powershot S100 Housing

Eh, it's more of a "I'm about to do a bunch of REEF surveys...hey, a camera would help! And I have a Powershot already!" kind of thing. I'm not that invested in it, but I might order one for the next time.

Thanks guys!
by Penopolypants
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!

Yay, thanks guys and gal!
by Penopolypants
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB - Canon Powershot S100 Housing
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: WTB - Canon Powershot S100 Housing

Yeah, I figured. Still, it never hurts to ask!
by Penopolypants
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB - Canon Powershot S100 Housing
Replies: 7
Views: 282

WTB - Canon Powershot S100 Housing

Long shot - anyone have a housing for a Powershot S100 lying around?
by Penopolypants
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!

What: Club Dive! Where: Seacrest! AKA the Coves 1, 2, & 3 that we all know and love When: Sunday , July 22nd, 9:00 a.m.! I will bring barbecue basics - grill, tables, cooler, popup canopy, utensils, plates, burger patties, and ketchup/mayo/mustard. Plus crackcakes (sans peanut butter this time!)...
by Penopolypants
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Salt Creek Away Mission
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Salt Creek Away Mission

Great photos!

Salt Creek is the only site where I've seriously considered wearing a wetsuit. The entry/exit can be brutal!
by Penopolypants
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: South Baja 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: South Baja 2018

We would be delighted!

I've been to Cabo Pulmo in August, can confirm it's hot. It wasn't outrageously so IMO for general living, but I wouldn't go hiking at noon in the summer or anything like that. It's not hot in the ocean!
by Penopolypants
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Mexico diving/snorkeling?
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Mexico diving/snorkeling?

Snorkeling is great there too! There's a reef just off the beach that runs sorta parallel to the shore, with a bit of reef, a bit of sand, another reef a little farther out. We saw morays, occasional turtles, and even a small reef shark. Bonus is that it's relatively inexpensive and easy to get ther...
by Penopolypants
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: South Baja 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: South Baja 2018

Lovely shots Bob!

Both the Socorro and Loreto are high on my list. I hope to be traveling to one or the other next year.
by Penopolypants
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello Club!
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Hello Club!

Welcome to the board, and welcome back to the addiction! Cold water is a bit different than warm, but it has its own unique appeal and beauty. The best thing for your daughter would be to get a mask and gear that fits well. It's challenging to do with a small face and feet, and at some point she wil...
by Penopolypants
Thu May 31, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello, NW Dive Club!
Replies: 13
Views: 629

Re: Hello, NW Dive Club!

Welcome to the board, and to the addiction!
by Penopolypants
Wed May 30, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sund Rock changes
Replies: 38
Views: 2152

Re: Sund Rock changes

Every time the price has gone up, a large percentage of divers have said "That's it! I'm not going any more!", and then some do, some don't. Perhaps the price has reached the tipping point? It's the shop that takes the brunt of the anger and frustration, I don't blame them at all for not w...
by Penopolypants
Wed May 30, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Belize 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Belize 2018

Great report and photos! I'm glad you liked Belize! I really enjoyed it there. We went to a restaurant there that specialized in lionfish. It's delicious. When I think of all the other fish whose populations got wiped out due to their tastiness, I never thought I'd hope for that to happen to another...
by Penopolypants
Fri May 25, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?

Multiple rivers and creeks drain into the bay. It's got a muddy bottom and lots of sediment, which tends to make viz really bad.

The rocks look cool though.
by Penopolypants
Mon May 21, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hey!
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Hey!

Howdy!
by Penopolypants
Fri May 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 1051

Re: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

We're postponing the dive anyway, but next time, let me know!
by Penopolypants
Thu May 03, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, May 5th at Redondo!
Replies: 33
Views: 2294

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, May 5th at Redondo!

Hi everyone! I apologize, but we're postponing the club dive. Keep your eye out for a new date!
by Penopolypants
Thu May 03, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: National Geographic - Underwater Beauty
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: National Geographic - Underwater Beauty

Very cool! It's an extraordinary photo, and what a great honor to be included in such a beautiful collection. Congratulations!
by Penopolypants
Tue May 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 1051

Re: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

Carl, if you can make it to the club dive this weekend I can try to find you a less floaty pair of fins to dive with. Everyone here is correct, though, that it's mostly incremental adjustments to weight, technique, and practice over more gear.
by Penopolypants
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to site
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: New to site

MikePDX1962 wrote:Thank for the warm welcome, new to the site and forums sorry if I share to much in intro...


It's good to know more rather than less!

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