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by RVbldr
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Not a good day
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Not a good day

Doesn't seem to be a good day for the dive community:
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/diver- ... /981825000
by RVbldr
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill
Replies: 14
Views: 605

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

Judging from the wound just above the right pec fin, we encountered the same shark Sunday evening. Showed for about 20 seconds to check us out, then headed off.
by RVbldr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Bottles on Beach
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Bottles on Beach

For newer divers - if you see a smaller scuba bottle on the beach or up against the rocks, please leave it. If it seems to be getting loose from rocks, just prop it back against the rocks or slightly higher on the beach. It is not lost and the diver is most likely nearby!
by RVbldr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294337

Re: Viz Reports Thread

C2, Tuesday night on an small ebb, viz still nice, maybe 15-20'.
by RVbldr
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294337

Re: Viz Reports Thread

C2 - Sunday AM 0700, high tide, and almost empty parking lot. Fairly epic! Maybe 30'+ down to below the logs, then got a bit cloudier as we got deeper. Still had daylight down to 145+'. Also seemed to be agreeable with the Lion's Manes, had three really large jellies between the deep logs and the bo...
by RVbldr
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294337

Re: Viz Reports Thread

7/27 Cove 2, bottom of ebb tide. Maybe 5-8' viz all the way down to 75', then opened up to maybe 10-15' at the logs. With the overcast, even Honey Bear was a bit on the dark side.
by RVbldr
Sun May 26, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found - Dive Light Cove 2.
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Found - Dive Light Cove 2.

Let me know what it is and we'll work the return to owner.
by RVbldr
Sun May 05, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294337

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2, 5 May, Sunday AM 0900, steep ebb tide. Shallows <45' 4-6', then opened up to about 10-15' all the way down to 120'.
by RVbldr
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found - Computer at Cove 2
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Found - Computer at Cove 2

If you lost a computer at Cove 2, shoot me a PM and identify it and I'll get it back to you.
by RVbldr
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 54761

Re: The Bottle Thread

Cetacea wrote:Love the post with the coffee cup filled with coffee. I have the espresso cup from the same ship possibly. Here are some treasures from sitka.

Nice collection from the shipping lines! I see the old logo on the plate as well.
by RVbldr
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

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

Lots of good advice here. Just to add to the list, I use an OMS 4.5 lb stainless plate and a HOG wing for PNW cold water diving, but take the same rig to warm water. It's a couple pounds heavier, but I can still get all my gear in the bag without excess baggage fees, and previously used the same pla...
by RVbldr
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 54761

Re: The Bottle Thread

[/quote]Ah, now that could be put back in service! Beauty.[/quote]

It was! First coffee that cup has seen in close to 90 years possibly! :-)
ASCCofffee.JPG
by RVbldr
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 54761

Re: The Bottle Thread

OK, not a bottle, but it is an un-damaged coffee cup, no cracks, no chips,found over the weekend in the silt at about 100'. As far as I can tell, this is the old ASC logo, which seems to have disappeared from 1927 - 1931 when the new logo showed up.
Capture.JPG
ASSC Coffee Cup
by RVbldr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Edmunds Find?
Replies: 0
Views: 595

Edmunds Find?

Not sure I would have wanted to be one of the divers finding the body:

http://myedmondsnews.com/2017/03/update ... d-suicide/
by RVbldr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone 8/28
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: Keystone 8/28

I didn't even see the National Park issue until I went back to Altitude Angle. That entire area is a mess!
by RVbldr
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone 8/28
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: Keystone 8/28

Nice shots, but be careful with UAS operations in that area. You're 2 nm from Coupville Navy airfield, within Alert Area A-680 and potentially within Restricted Area R6701, prohibited even under the new rules for Commercial operators.
by RVbldr
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Who's your favorite ear doctor
Replies: 10
Views: 2097

Re: Who's your favorite ear doctor

I saw Doc Kay a year ago; he retired since? That's a bummer, he was the go-to doc for diving physicals.
by RVbldr
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294337

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2 Sunday AM, 0830, more of the same. Not as bad as a couple weeks ago, but about 5-8 all the way down to the Buddha at 100fsw.
by RVbldr
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294337

Re: Viz Reports Thread

A great Thanksgiving started out at 0730 at Cove 2. Viz has noticeably better, considering the mud last weekend and the wind storm Tuesday, increased to a milky hazy 10-15 in the shallows and maybe 10-12 down below 20 or so. Water temp has evened out with no noticeable thermocline as of this morning...
by RVbldr
Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294337

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2, Saturday morning 11/21. Let's just say that I had to find the line under the dive float by braille today - and you didn't dare drop a fin in the shallows (just not going to find it). First 10' was probably 6-10" (yes, inches, not feet) max, opening up at 25' to about 5', maybe up to abo...
by RVbldr
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Photos of Dive Buddies
Replies: 19
Views: 2131

Re: Photos of Dive Buddies

Paul at Cove 2
Cove 2-03118.jpg

Yadda Yadda at Cove 2
Cove2-15-8-19-03249.jpg

Michael H at keystone:
Keystone-15-3-27-02871.jpg
by RVbldr
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scooter Lines to the Valiant have been cut.
Replies: 17
Views: 2732

Re: Scooter Lines to the Valiant have been cut.

As I was running that line previously, I always thought to take compass bearings and time on the lines. Wish I had!
by RVbldr
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Parking Enforcement Cove 2
Replies: 18
Views: 2003

Re: Parking Enforcement Cove 2

Actually musical car swap has been used before with success - chalk just smudges a little.

With the 2 hour limit, doing classes is risking it, but I'd be all for a paid system there if we can get a number of hours like Redondo or Muk.
by RVbldr
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Parking Enforcement Cove 2
Replies: 18
Views: 2003

Re: Parking Enforcement Cove 2

We were out today (Tuesday) doing an open water class and parking at C2. Due to the nasty traffic snarl today, we got a late start in the water. Traffic enforcement came through about 1030 and chalked tires, but they had not returned by the time I left at 1:00. Just for info... it would be interesti...
by RVbldr
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cove 2: 9-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: Cove 2: 9-13-2015

Nice!