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by Penopolypants
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Big Sur
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Big Sur

Your comment about sea lions and mola mola: When I observed this many years ago, I was told that they bit the fins off to immobilize the fish so that they could come back and eat them later. What fascinating behavior! Probably not for the mola molas, though. Great photos, and it sounds like it was ...
by Penopolypants
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: guess I should intro myself...
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: guess I should intro myself...

Welcome to the board, and welcome back to the addiction!
by Penopolypants
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Old Diver, New Area
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Old Diver, New Area

I will throw myself in with Team Dry Suit. But, as Penders said, 7 mm farmer john suits are readily available in the rental fleets of local shops, so it wouldn't hurt to rent one first and see how you do. Our waters are colder than what you're used to, and if you're not hunting you likely won't be m...
by Penopolypants
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Saba Diving?
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Saba Diving?

A NWDC road trip? Woohoo!
by Penopolypants
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Saba Diving?
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Saba Diving?

I'm glad to hear it's a favorite of a local expert! It looks to be a very charming island surrounded a marine reserve or protected waters, and not overly crowded. We're still very much in the planning stages, looking to go in December while I'm on break in between quarters (and ready for some warmth...
by Penopolypants
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Skyline Candy, 7/7/19
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Skyline Candy, 7/7/19

Love those little guys! Great find!
by Penopolypants
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

Hah! I'm sure Jen would be thrilled about that. :)
by Penopolypants
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

HOG regs are serviceable yourself, if you're so inclined, and inexpensive enough if you screw it up.
by Penopolypants
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Saba Diving?
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Saba Diving?

Anybody been there and have some tips? Has anybody even heard of it? I'm thinking of heading there in December.
by Penopolypants
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Getting back into the water, in July?
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Getting back into the water, in July?

Hi Maria! I am happy to do an evening or weekend dive with you. I'm done with school for the summer and have a lot of dive time to make up myself.
by Penopolypants
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Brand new diver excited to be here
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Brand new diver excited to be here

Welcome to the board, and to the addiction!
by Penopolypants
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

Hi Matt! It depends. 8 Diving in Des Moines is great for tanks and general service. The last time I checked they were sending their regs to Don Peterson, but were planning to get someone on staff, not sure if that's happened yet. Dry suit seals I would get done at UWS on Aurora, since they do those ...
by Penopolypants
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Have a great trip!
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Have a great trip!

My sister and I are planning a dive somewhere this fall, but haven't settled on where yet. Our purpose is to scatter our dad's ashes, and were thinking of going somewhere he loved diving, like the Keys. Future trips in the early stages include Galapagos and Indonesia, but definitely not until I fini...
by Penopolypants
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Deep diving PADI certification in Seattle?
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Deep diving PADI certification in Seattle?

NAUI is also recognizable all over the world, fwiw, but I understand parental preferences. Nobody's batted an eye at any of my certs, which are from three different agencies.
by Penopolypants
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!

My deepest apologies, everyone, we are moving the date to the 28th of July. I hope you can make it!
by Penopolypants
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello and greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Hello and greetings

Welcome to the board, and to the addiction!

We are having a club dive and barbecue in August, you are more than welcome to join us!

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by Penopolypants
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!

What: Club Dive! Where: Seacrest! AKA the Coves 1, 2, & 3 that we all know and love When: Sunday , July 28th , 9:00 a.m.! I will bring barbecue basics - grill, tables, cooler, popup canopy, utensils, plates, burger patties, and ketchup/mayo/mustard. Plus cupcakes crackcakes! Please bring a dish to s...
by Penopolypants
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: NEW DIVER TO CLUB
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: NEW DIVER TO CLUB

Welcome to the board, Scott!
by Penopolypants
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Disappearing to the midwest
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Disappearing to the midwest

What an adventure, Ross! It sounds like you have so much on your plate, but it's all so wonderful!
by Penopolypants
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Ready To Dive PNW
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: Ready To Dive PNW

USNRas wrote:Plus a small, built-in ballast tank forming in the middle. :uh:


Ahahaha!

I resemble that remark.
by Penopolypants
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday ScubaJess!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Happy Birthday ScubaJess!!!!

Happy birthday! I hope you have the most marvelous of days!
by Penopolypants
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Ready To Dive PNW
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: Ready To Dive PNW

Welcome to the board, and welcome back to the PNW! Not sure what size you are, but there are some dry suits for sale in the classifieds section.

Happy diving!
by Penopolypants
Mon May 20, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: GPO attacks Gdog's camera and won't let go!
Replies: 10
Views: 592

Re: GPO attacks Gdog's camera and won't let go!

That was so cool! Although I'm sure Gdog was maybe not so thrilled at the time. :)