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by ohopdiver
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC

Jeff Pack wrote:they would just take out the 2 of you?

yes, but sometimes we had 3.
by ohopdiver
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 1237

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Hey Tim, lets splash this year. I got 71 dives, nothing exotic, all Puget and BC. My faves were Snake Island Wall and Hoko Reef. It was a lot more shore diving plus charters as my boat was available only a few months. Ooh! Can can you post a trip report on snake Island wall on a separate thread? I ...
by ohopdiver
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC

August 28, 2017. Just Greg Smith and myself. Tsawwassen Ferry to Nanaimo BC. Stayed at Howard Johnson Harbourside at 1 Terminal Ave. Dive Charter with Sundown Dive Charter at 22 Esplanade. Two older small boats, 21 foot outboards. Don't expect to be pampered. Day 1: HMCS Cape Bretton, 30 ft vis and ...
by ohopdiver
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 1237

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Hey Tim, lets splash this year. I got 71 dives, nothing exotic, all Puget and BC. My faves were Snake Island Wall and Hoko Reef. It was a lot more shore diving plus charters as my boat was available only a few months.
by ohopdiver
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: air consumption curiosity
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: air consumption curiosity

It matters for four reasons. 1. You use less air in a dry suit because you use less energy staying warm until you get a leak. 2. You will use more air staying warm by inflating your dry suit. 3. your going to use more air in a dry suit adjusting buoyancy. 4. Wet suits are usually more streamlined so...
by ohopdiver
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Six gill sighting, Tacoma waterfront
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Six gill sighting, Tacoma waterfront

Awesome experience
by ohopdiver
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2893
Views: 205284

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Today: dark but 20-25 ft at Possession Fingers below 60, 25+ ft with a good light at Hat Island Barges.
by ohopdiver
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2893
Views: 205284

Re: Viz Reports Thread

5-8 ft at Edmonds last Friday and Saltwater today
by ohopdiver
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Dives near Bellingham (Keystone Jetty, Rosario?)
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Dives near Bellingham (Keystone Jetty, Rosario?)

Shore: Skyline Wall and Washington Park in Anacortes. If you have a boat Big Cone Is
by ohopdiver
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Illahee Fish Haven (Illahee Dock)
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Illahee Fish Haven (Illahee Dock)

Thanks for the good report. I wondered what those three lines of bumps were.
by ohopdiver
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Pony tank question
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Pony tank question

I mount my pony to my main. It has a SPG on short hose I can read pre-dive but only a buddy can read during dive. I'm never in deco and I'm immediately going to 15 feet rest stop or the surface if I have to use my pony. Since I always breath the reg pre-dive and occasionally during rest stops it get...
by ohopdiver
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2893
Views: 205284

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Saturday 6/17: Blakely rock 10-15, Waterman Wall about 15+
by ohopdiver
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: looking for a NiMH battery charger for Dive-X Sierra
Replies: 23
Views: 1429

Re: looking for a NiMH battery charger for Dive-X Sierra

Recent quote for Sierra 24v - Rabbit Tools rebuild (replace cells) is $485.
by ohopdiver
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Sea Lion
Replies: 20
Views: 1542

Re: Alki Sea Lion

I had one charge strait at me from 25 feet away and stick its nose in my face on Possession Ferry last July. I'd like to know how to read their body language to tell when they are friendly or not.
by ohopdiver
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Dive Xtra Sierra scooters for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1839

Re: Dive Xtra Sierra scooters for sale

Jacksonbrown, I sincerely and publicly apologize for your inconveniences, your bounced checks and your second scooter. I will call you in a bit to say the same. I did what I believed was best to protect my own interests. I was never pissed - certainly anxious. I always understood the possibility it ...
by ohopdiver
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Dive Xtra Sierra scooters for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1839

Re: Dive Xtra Sierra scooters for sale

Thanks for all the tips. It's fixed (pitch screw) plus annual service. It was not a case of - it's not very fast. It was a case of - it doesn't move at all in any speed unless I push it. It was just an unfortunate coincident that a key $1.75 part broke just when I bought it. I'm a happy camper now p...
by ohopdiver
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Dive Xtra Sierra scooters for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1839

Re: Dive Xtra Sierra scooters for sale

I bought one of them. Not happy with it - no torque. I adjusted the pitch but the plastic bolt broken. No I did not force it. So it might just be the bolt and prop pitch. Or maybe I put it back together wrong after taking it apart to see what the problem was. Or maybe it's the clutch. The blades tur...
by ohopdiver
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2893
Views: 205284

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Saltwater Park today was 15 foot VIS
by ohopdiver
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2893
Views: 205284

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sept 9-11 Hoko Reef and Slip Point, Sekiu 10 foot vis down to 30 FSW, 15 - 20 feet below.
by ohopdiver
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sick rockfish?
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Sick rockfish?

Jeremy, Are you referring to Yellow Tails, Copper or Quillback? I was at KVI Sunday and didn't notice Yellow Tails or Coppers but did take Quillback and Brown RF pics with no problems. We took a wandering path East from the buoy to the boat at 85 FSW.
by ohopdiver
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2893
Views: 205284

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Camano Wall Wednesday evening 5 foot viz down to about 45 FSW then clearing to about 15-20 at 90 FSW
Hat Island fishing reef 5 foot viz at 50 FSW
by ohopdiver
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2893
Views: 205284

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Hoko Reef, Sekiu 10-25 ft
by ohopdiver
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2893
Views: 205284

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sunday 7/10. Vis was 10 to 20 at Blakely Rock and 15 to 25 at the Horizontal barge.
by ohopdiver
Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2893
Views: 205284

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Thur 6/16
Boeing Creek was sometimes 10 - 15 other times 5. Seemed like a cloud blowing through.
Vertical barge was dark as your pocket with about 5 - 10 foot vis.
by ohopdiver
Sun May 22, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2893
Views: 205284

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Omar in Shilshole Bay 5/21/16
Black as your pocket, 10-12 feet and hazy with lights

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