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by jmartel
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 309207

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sund Rock yesterday was easily 25-30ft. Pretty fantastic.
by jmartel
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 12/5
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: ThThTh 12/5

Here's some of my photos from a bit earlier in the night. Couple of lumpsuckers, lots of gunnels, lots of 3 lined aeolids, and a snailfish. https://i.imgur.com/jow5tHLh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HkZf6GYh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gzTxERQh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/e6Pe6Ich.jpg https://i.imgur.com/lnoBbPah...
by jmartel
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Sea & Sea YS-D2J Underwater Camera Strobe (SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 557

Sea & Sea YS-D2J Underwater Camera Strobe (SOLD)

EDIT: Sold on Wetpixel. Up for sale is my YS-D2J (updated japanese made version, not original D2). It's had maybe 50-60 dives on it, still in great condition, never flooded. Selling because I switched to a pair of Inon z240's. Looking to get $500 for it. New is $689 plus tax. https://i.imgur.com/JL3...
by jmartel
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Re: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe

Interesting that there was only 3 cages for you guys. When I was on the Explorer we had 4 so there was plenty of room. I think I was in the water for over 24hrs total over the 3 days. I tried to use strobes when I did it but found that it just didn't work very well. All my shots that were natural li...
by jmartel
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Point Hudson
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Point Hudson

Nice shots. Last time I did Point Hudson I didn't read the tides correctly and got my butt kicked in the current. Still need to learn the quirks on that site and when to get in.
by jmartel
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Ththth 4/18/19
Replies: 33
Views: 2014

Re: Ththth 4/18/19

I'm going to plan on being here. Haven't been in the sound since the last ThThTh I did in Jan. Was in Catalina in Feb, but that's the last time I got wet.
by jmartel
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Thailand - Similan and Surin Islands
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Thailand - Similan and Surin Islands

Nice photos, Derek. Yours are better than that person's instagram you linked, especially the second one. From what I was told, there are a number of dive shops in China giving out fake certifications and not really teaching students. It's something that's popped up and exploded in the last 5-10 year...
by jmartel
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh Pi Day Reunion Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: ThThTh Pi Day Reunion Edition

Out. Apparently the mother in law is arriving that day.
by jmartel
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig

CaptnJack wrote:I would just get a steel and separate ali plates. But two plates is actually cheaper.


Adding to this, but if you get separate plates, rig up a new harness so you don't need to transfer it over. Webbing is cheap. Just transfer the wing and tank bands.
by jmartel
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: THTHTH 3/7
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: THTHTH 3/7

I'm out. Might try and do next week though.
by jmartel
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: CANCELLED 2/7 ThThTh The Tunnel's open edition!
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: 2/7 ThThTh The Tunnel's open edition!

Out this week and next. Have fun guys.
by jmartel
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 1/31
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: ThThTh 1/31

In this week.
by jmartel
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 1/24
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: ThThTh 1/24

Good call on the Retra LSD. I just got one in the mail yesterday. Wasn't there for this week, but I got this lumpie shot last week. This was with one normal flash and the second had a homemade 3D printed snoot on it. No ability to aim it other than guess at it. Gave in and bought the LSD instead fin...
by jmartel
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Do strobes blind fish?
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: Do strobes blind fish?

Generally I try to only take a couple shots and leave the fish be. If they didn't turn out like I wanted, then I'll go somewhere else for a bit and then come back to try again. Don't like flashing them unnecessarily.
by jmartel
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 1/24
Replies: 14
Views: 1092

Re: ThThTh 1/24

Out this week. Might try for next week though. Got a new snoot coming in for the camera rig to try out.
by jmartel
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh Post Apocalyptical Dive
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: ThThTh Post Apocalyptical Dive

Probably in for this one.
by jmartel
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 1/10 Viaduct Apocalypse edition!
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: ThThTh 1/10 Viaduct Apocalypse edition!

Out this week. Maybe next week.
by jmartel
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Recent Dives
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Recent Dives

Looks like you're putting the new diopter to good work. I still haven't seen a sea angel.
by jmartel
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Nudi New Years
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: Happy Nudi New Years

Looks like Phyllidia varicosa on that one, Jess. Saw some of those in Palau as well. There's also another species in the family that has pink instead of yellow.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllidia_varicosa

Image
by jmartel
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 1/3
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: ThThTh 1/3

I'm only seeing 13mph winds from the south. Still a big exchange though.
by jmartel
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Whirlwind tour of the south sound
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Whirlwind tour of the south sound

That's the one from the first photo. Was good for photos because you could sit in front of it and wait for it to get super close. I haven't been to three tree in a while before this. Need to get back more.
by jmartel
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keep your eye on the water column
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Keep your eye on the water column

I saw one at Sund rock. And a bunch of the little winged sea slugs flapping around redondo.
by jmartel
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Whirlwind tour of the south sound
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Whirlwind tour of the south sound

Thanks guys. And derek, he led the Guadalupe trip that I did last year. He's been talking about coming up to the sound for lumpies and ratfish pretty much ever since then. Finally decided last minute that last weekend would work. And I think about 75% of the time I've been at Junkyard there's been a...
by jmartel
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Whirlwind tour of the south sound
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Whirlwind tour of the south sound

Had a friend from LA come up this past weekend so he could get some puget sound diving in and check off a few critters from his list. Lumpies, Ratfish, GPO's, and wolf eels were the big 4 he wanted to photograph. We didn't end up finding a GPO, but were able to get the others to at least show up. ht...
by jmartel
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Last ThThTh of 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Last ThThTh of 2018

Can't make this one. Won't be able to get my tanks filled in time. Maybe next week for first of 2019?