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by Penopolypants
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 31
Views: 1651

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

Interesting to see that the engine compartment didn't appear to be the source, and it sounds like the crew did all they could.

The only two exits for the berths went into the same area (not news, I know), but that will be something I look for the next time I'm on such a boat.
by Penopolypants
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I'd Rather be Diving
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: I'd Rather be Diving

I'm so sorry that happened, Dave, but glad to hear you had great help when it did! I hope you recover quickly!
by Penopolypants
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 31
Views: 1651

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

I'm not surprised by the latest legal proceedings, but that doesn't negate my outrage. Our house burned down when I was a child, and even as young as I was I remember my parents talking about the fights with the insurance company. Fortunately nobody was hurt, but we did lose everything, and my paren...
by Penopolypants
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 31
Views: 1651

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

JFC. They should be shopping for caskets, urns, and flowers - which are brutal enough tasks when you lose a loved one - without having to shop for an attorney too.
by Penopolypants
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 31
Views: 1651

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

A bit of an update, and probably the only article I've read about diving that's reasonably accurate. https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... estigation
by Penopolypants
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Regulator service
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Regulator service

You may have a free or reduced service option with the shop you bought it with, so I would check with them first. Otherwise I'd send it to Don Peterson at Octopus Gardens.
by Penopolypants
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Birthday H2O Doc!!
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Happy Birthday H2O Doc!!

Happy birthday! I hope you have a marvelous day! I am sure there will be shenanigans involved. :)
by Penopolypants
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Not a good day
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Not a good day

Ah, fuck. I hope he recovers. A very sad day for the diving community indeed.
by Penopolypants
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 31
Views: 1651

Re: Truth Aquatics/Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

What an awful tragedy. I am hopeful that they will find more survivors, and my heart goes out to the ones who have made it, and to the loved ones of those that didn't.
by Penopolypants
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

Glorious!
by Penopolypants
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Hello all!

Welcome to the board, and I look forward to seeing your photographs!
by Penopolypants
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 8/22
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: ThThTh 8/22

derekcs wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Gdog wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:55 pm
Wow. I finally get to go and you guys are all buggin out. Must be my body odor.
I plan on going. I'm sure we'll see the sixgill without them.
Certainly, considering how stinky George's BO is. :neener:
by Penopolypants
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 8/22
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: ThThTh 8/22

My ankle is finally cooperating a bit more, but it's Mr. Pants' birthday. Have fun!
by Penopolypants
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina

Ooooh, barracuda! dun du du dun du du dun du du dun du du dun duuuu!

How cool is that! I love sharks!
by Penopolypants
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: So, it was technically a dive (AKA - 'ring rescue' dive)
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: So, it was technically a dive (AKA - 'ring rescue' dive)

Water + expensive things = a roulette wheel of disaster/awesomeness. I'm glad you could help, and hooray for free beer!
by Penopolypants
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: My Diving Accident End of June
Replies: 14
Views: 600

Re: My Diving Accident End of June

Ouch! What a miserable experience. I hope you heal quickly!
by Penopolypants
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hey everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Hey everyone!

Welcome to the board, and to the PNW!
by Penopolypants
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: New member

Welcome to the board! Where do you like to dive when you're on vacation?
by Penopolypants
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Bubbles and Suds got published
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Bubbles and Suds got published

Ooh, nice tattoo! Can I have your autograph?
by Penopolypants
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Lurked for a bit, now looking to lurk underwater with y'all
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Lurked for a bit, now looking to lurk underwater with y'all

Welcome to the board! There are weekly north and south end dives, and most of us are up for a weeknight after work or weekend dive too.

There are some suits in the classifieds section on the board, and I've seen some deals on craigslist. Hopefully you can find something soon!
by Penopolypants
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426670

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Those blue banded gobies are so pretty!
by Penopolypants
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Westport seabirds, whales, dolphins
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Westport seabirds, whales, dolphins

Absolutely gorgeous.....what an amazing adventure! Thank you so much for sharing!
by Penopolypants
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Skindiver from Everett, Washington
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Skindiver from Everett, Washington

It's true that there are not a lot of free divers here, but there are some. We have a lot of knowledge about locals sites, though, that we are more than happy to share. Yelloweye is correct, Keystone is absolutely amazing.....just watch out for the currents, which can be quite brutal. Welcome to the...