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by Penopolypants
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Cabo Diving
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Cabo Diving

Manta Scuba Diving

The diving in Cabo is not the greatest, but it's not bad. If you don't minding driving a few hours and can go north, Cabo Pulmo is better IMO. And it looks like Manta will take you there, so you wouldn't necessarily have to drive yourself.
by Penopolypants
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Local Shark Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 737

Re: Local Shark Questions

Welcome! Yelloweye is right, sixgills are usually deeper, although Bob and Lynne saw one at about 40' at the jackstraw pilings at Cove 2. That was a lucky dive! Summer is the best time to find them, if you find them. Cove 2 and Redondo are both easy sites that are accessible to all, and you might ge...
by Penopolypants
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Introducing Myself

Welcome to the board, and to cold water diving! Good call on the drysuit, you don't HAVE to have one here, but it sure is nice.
by Penopolypants
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New in town. Looking to dive...a lot.
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: New in town. Looking to dive...a lot.

Welcome to the board, and to the PNW! We have weekly dives around the sound - keep your eye on the dive planning forum to what's up and where. Feel free to post there yourself as well!

Do you have a drysuit? It sure makes local diving a lot better.

Happy diving!
by Penopolypants
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 12/19
Replies: 15
Views: 907

Re: ThThTh 12/19

Go south to avoid major donkey balls, go north to encounter unicorns that fart glitter!

But for realz it's gonna be nasty for the next several days. 3"-7" of rain predicted. :(
by Penopolypants
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 12/19
Replies: 15
Views: 907

Re: ThThTh 12/19

A flood watch has been issued due to unusually heavy rainfall - the storm drain outfall near the stairs is going to suck major donkey balls. Be safe!
by Penopolypants
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cleanup Dive in PT
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Cleanup Dive in PT

How awesome is that?! Great job!
by Penopolypants
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Regulator service
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

Re: Regulator service

One of the greatest lies ever told is "Yeah, scuba is expensive, but once you get all your gear you're just paying for air fills!". Ahahahahaaa! Yeah.
by Penopolypants
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Flagpole + Sund Rock, Nov29+Dec1 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Flagpole + Sund Rock, Nov29+Dec1 2019

The eggs look like cabezon eggs, but YellowEye is right, the dad is usually around.....and is not afraid to smack you to remind you of your place!
by Penopolypants
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Ongoing Buddies desired
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Ongoing Buddies desired

I'm in Seattle proper, and going to school at night, but should be able to squeeze in some weekend dives in December!
by Penopolypants
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 43
Views: 3722

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

Oof. It may be true that a bigger hatch and an exit light wouldn't have helped in the smoke, but it might have helped some . Also: "...the grandfathering of older vessels often happens when meeting new regulations is economically unfeasible and impractical" Keep doing things the cheap and easy way. :(
by Penopolypants
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: A Game Changer in Underwater Photography
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

Re: A Game Changer in Underwater Photography

The creator did an impromptu AMA on reddit:
by Penopolypants
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: A Game Changer in Underwater Photography
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

A Game Changer in Underwater Photography

This researcher created an algorithm to reduce the effects of water in underwater photography. Pretty cool!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExOOElyZ2Hk
by Penopolypants
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB Used float for teaching
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: WTB Used float for teaching

Completely forgot about this (stupid ADHD)! It seems to be holding air. I do not have an auger though. Will this work for you?
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by Penopolypants
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: November whales
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: November whales

Glorious! I'm so glad you're staying connected to the ocean Curt. thank you for sharing!
by Penopolypants
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Deja vu?
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Deja vu?

Vjw wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:49 am
What money it makes, I’m gonna share! Who knows, maybe we can buy a dive yacht, and all travel the world diving together! :joshsmith: :calvin: :luv:
Go big or go home! I like the way you think!
by Penopolypants
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is it Art? I don't care, I want it.
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Is it Art? I don't care, I want it.

Uunhff. Definitely want!
by Penopolypants
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Deja vu?
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Deja vu?

Cmjstealth wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:57 pm
No credit to photographer? Is that what was blurred out in the bottom right corner?
It was on there and then blurred out. Lame!

I'm gonna ask for autographs the next time I see y'all!
by Penopolypants
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Point Hudson
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Point Hudson

What a gorgeous shot of the juvenile wolfie!
by Penopolypants
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:44 am
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

Dry, definitely! Get a suit that fits well and the warmest undergarments you can manage. Many shops offer a drysuit orientation class with the purchase of a suit.

Welcome to the board, and to the PNW!
by Penopolypants
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: wrist computer or bottom timer
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: WTB: wrist computer or bottom timer

How cool is that?! Awesome costume!

We are going to an event for grad students at the Burke Museum and I haven't figured out my costume yet. I've been doing Sexy -insert non-sexy thing- costumes for years. I did Sexy Moldy Leftovers last year. Maybe a Sexy Rock this year? Sexy Parking Ticket?
by Penopolypants
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: wrist computer or bottom timer
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: WTB: wrist computer or bottom timer

Thank you Jesse, that's very kind of you!

I forgot that Thursday is Halloween and that I have an event to attend. Perhaps the next week!
by Penopolypants
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: wrist computer or bottom timer
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: WTB: wrist computer or bottom timer

Fantastic! No worries about the transmitter. Are you going to be at ThThTh this week? How much do you want for it?
by Penopolypants
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB Used float for teaching
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: WTB Used float for teaching

I have one that you can have, but I will need to check when I get home to make sure it still inflates. It's not the greatest but you're welcome to have it for free.