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by sarinae
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Philippines Trip July 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Philippines Trip July 2020

Payment on full due April 12, 2020. Deposit due when you're ready to commit. I've already paid the first deposit to hold the ship.
by sarinae
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Philippines Trip July 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Philippines Trip July 2020

Just wanted to extend a warm invitation to my fellow divers to join me in Cebu, Philippines in July 2020 for a wonderful Liveaboard experience on the Seadoors ship. I am running this trip at cost just to get the boat filled with awesome Northwest folks. There is space aboard for divers and non-diver...
by sarinae
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Lobster Liveaboard Last Call
Replies: 0
Views: 2729

Lobster Liveaboard Last Call

Just a reminder that I have some spaces left aboard the Truth Aquatics charter next month. This weekend was the lobster season opener, the largest lobster caught on the Truth was 11.2 lbs! If you can get away to join us, I'd love to have you along! I am carpooling with some folks, if you need gear t...
by sarinae
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Columbia River retrieval needed
Replies: 0
Views: 2656

Columbia River retrieval needed

Fellow Divers, A lady just somehow found my number and called me looking for some help for uncle. Long story short, he was fishing in the Columbia River this weekend and his anchor became entangled in the engine or something went very wrong. His boat sunk with his beloved dog tied to her dog house. ...
by sarinae
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Lobster/Photography Trip Nov 10-14
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Lobster/Photography Trip Nov 10-14

12401013_10208303222596219_3266555755393204179_n.jpg Yes, these are my 7 lobsters I caught last November. My first diving trip for lobster. The big one was 7.2 pounds! You can bring home as many as 21 lobsters over 3.25 inches. Anyone interested in joining me over the Veteran's Day weekend to dive ...
by sarinae
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Diving in California
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Diving in California

I would give a thumbs up to Sundiver out of San Pedro area (near LA). Great operation with super fast boats. Get you out to Catalina in 45 minutes instead of the usual 90 minutes. Trip includes tanks and weights, snacks, lunch, and drinks. , about $100 per day per person.

Sarina
by sarinae
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)
Replies: 54
Views: 14329

Re: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)

The legacy we leave is those whom we are able to touch in our short life. Lynn's legacy reaches far and wide, a testament to her generous heart and genuine kindness. So many of us are better divers thanks to her constructive feedback (almost always spoken with sensitivity). I am sure that equestrian...
by sarinae
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diver Missing Near Cape Flattery
Replies: 34
Views: 4920

Re: Diver Missing Near Cape Flattery

Lynne and Peter are kind and patient mentors in our local dive community with a wealth of experience and training. I have learned so much from them, and they are quite literally the last people I thought this could happen to. I can only imagine how difficult the conditions must have been yesterday f...
by sarinae
Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Visiting Seattle at the end of August
Replies: 13
Views: 1478

Re: Visiting Seattle at the end of August

Just checking in to make sure that you found what you needed here to be ready to go. I am around that week and would love to dive with you if you want to a local buddy. I have some spare gear I am willing to loan too.

Let us know how we can be of support to you while you're in our area!

Sarina
by sarinae
Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Weighting Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: Weighting Question

Ryan, Just to confirm, my weight requirements are about the same as yours for wet diving. I looked at my notes, looks like I used 28 lbs for my first wet dives in class, but that is always over weighted. I haven't dove around here wet since I first learned. With my drysuit when I was first learning ...
by sarinae
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Hyperbaric trip experience/getting bent call for insight
Replies: 21
Views: 4009

Re: Hyperbaric trip experience/getting bent call for insight

The craptastic internet the last week or so in Mexico prevented me from logging in to see all of these awesome and great suggestions. I am taking away some great experience and insight, thank you all. We're going to get her EANx cert'd as soon as we can and I think the next dive vacation, I agree, i...
by sarinae
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Hyperbaric trip experience/getting bent call for insight
Replies: 21
Views: 4009

Re: Hyperbaric trip experience/getting bent call for insight

Thanks, Diverden, I appreciate the insight. I don't know how you avoid climbing the ladder to get on the boat, lol! I am a big fan of not swimming back from the dive site, as a rule, especially if I want to avoid strenuous exertion. I think you're right though, sometimes it can be something very sim...
by sarinae
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Hyperbaric trip experience/getting bent call for insight
Replies: 21
Views: 4009

Re: Hyperbaric trip experience/getting bent call for insight

Yeah, I was pretty much just figuring it was bad luck mostly. I am using an Oceanic Pro Plus 2, which does have a more generous algorithm. Jolie was using the Veo, which is slightly more conservative. Nitrox on these two deep dive days might have been a good idea, but I don't think anyone realized o...
by sarinae
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Hyperbaric trip experience/getting bent call for insight
Replies: 21
Views: 4009

Hyperbaric trip experience/getting bent call for insight

Hi All, My daughter Jolie and I are down in Mexico doing some underwater volunteer work on coral reef assessment and water quality assessment. It has been an amazing time until Sunday. I'd like to hear from all of you knowledgeable people, and maybe we can all learn from her DCI experience. Here's s...
by sarinae
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Desperately Seeking DM for OW Course this weekend (2/21-22)
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Desperately Seeking DM for OW Course this weekend (2/21-

I haven't been on in a while, so I missed this. :( However, please keep me in mind, I would like to get some more classroom DM experience. PADI cert'd with insurance.

Sarina Elliott
by sarinae
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 18
Views: 2435

Re: Introductions

Welcome Sherry!

It takes some courage to get out there diving without a built in dive buddy, so high five! Thanks for the dive at Redondo on Saturday, I hope that we can do it again soon! Keep with it and you'll be an expert in no time. :)

sarinae
by sarinae
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Any Interest in a NWDC Dive Travel Trip?
Replies: 13
Views: 3064

Re: Any Interest in a NWDC Dive Travel Trip?

I'd be in, but 12 months notice or so would be best so I can budget the time and money. I'm up for anywhere, really, as dear hubby doesn't dive and I am always in need of a buddy.
by sarinae
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Looking for a weekday dive buddy
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Re: Looking for a weekday dive buddy

I'm looking for someone to go crabbing with on a Tues or Thurs, if you are open to doing that in the northend, let me know. My favorite spot is Mukilteo. Availability is Tues to meet at noon or so, Thurs after 9am. Some Saturdays and Sundays, especially mornings. In fact, if you are free this coming...
by sarinae
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Lost Go Pro in Mukilteo
Replies: 0
Views: 411

Lost Go Pro in Mukilteo

ESDC club member recently said that he lost a camera, thought I would post it here just in case someone found it. I’m sorry to bother you, bus I hope that a diver would found it. If you can please email my letter to the club members I will appreciate it. I was diving for crabs (11am 7/12/14) at the ...
by sarinae
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Saltwater Aspiration Pneumonia??
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Saltwater Aspiration Pneumonia??

Hoping one of my great dive folks might help me figure out this puzzle. I went diving last weekend at the DUI Dog Demo Tour at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Super fun, as always. They insisted that we all use rental gear sanitized to use in the aquarium. My rental reg was breathing a bit wet with what ...
by sarinae
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(
Replies: 15
Views: 2384

Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

I saw the obituary today. I'll send a note for them and make a donation to the Edmonds Parks too.

Thanks for the update!

Sarina
by sarinae
Wed May 28, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(
Replies: 15
Views: 2384

Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140527/NEWS01/140529245

Hoping that an obituary or death notice will be published so that we will know where to address condolences. Here is the news link:
by sarinae
Tue May 27, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(
Replies: 15
Views: 2384

Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

These types of accidents always cause my husband a little extra worry. I would like to send a note of encouragement to the family, anyone know to whom I should address that? I would like family members to know that the diving community cares and feels their loss as well. No matter the cause of this ...
by sarinae
Tue May 13, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scuba-Fix BCD Repair kit
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Scuba-Fix BCD Repair kit

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Here is the after pic.

Have to wait 18 hours to dry before we can test it.
by sarinae
Tue May 13, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scuba-Fix BCD Repair kit
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Scuba-Fix BCD Repair kit

There's a thread on those over on Scubaboard. Depending on how the fitting is attached to the bladder, you might not need that kit though. If it's just the fitting that's cracked, you can replace that without glue or anything (It's a compression fit) with parts from Dive Gear Express. thanks for th...