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by Echo
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: ISO Ikelite DS-51
Replies: 0
Views: 410

ISO Ikelite DS-51

Anyone looking to sell an Ikelite DS-51 strobe? I flooded the battery compartment on one of mine and it's still out for repairs and need a replacement sooner than it's expected return.
by Echo
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: A good fill in the Seattle area?
Replies: 32
Views: 4428

Re: A good fill in the Seattle area?

Grateful Diver wrote:Wally: Hey Bob ... how much gas do you usually come back with at the end of a dive?

Me: Oh, maybe 1000-1200 psi.

Wally: Then what the f**k are you complaining about?


This is why I never complain about slight under fills. I literally won't use the gas anyway.
by Echo
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: A good fill in the Seattle area?
Replies: 32
Views: 4428

Re: A good fill in the Seattle area?

Funny everyone gets under filled at shops. I was having issues with getting over filled. To the point that my tanks burst disks had to be replaced. I got a bit cranky about it and instead of 700# over fills, they've at least been consistent with just a 2-300# over fill.
by Echo
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bubbles & Suds 1/18/17
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Bubbles & Suds 1/18/17

GearHead wrote:Cool, I don't remember seeing Grunties as Mukilteo before. Fun Stubby Squid shot too.


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Yeah, I've been seeing them regularly, actually.
I found this guy on Sunday at Muk
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by Echo
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bubbles & Suds 1/18/17
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Bubbles & Suds 1/18/17

A few shots from Wed dive at Mukilteo.
by Echo
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles & Suds- Mukilteo 1/18/17
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Bubbles & Suds- Mukilteo 1/18/17

Meet @ Mukilteo T-Dock @ 18:15
Splash:~19:00
Diamond Knot for adult beverages and Knot Tots ~ 20:00
by Echo
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Best of: Day Island
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Best of: Day Island

Went out this morning to Day Island and hit the N. Wall. While a couple of GPOs were tucked back in their dens, wolf eels tend to be less abundant than the S.Wall. Today was a macro day, but I'm throwing in some shots from multiple dives at Day Island from 2016.
by Echo
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Skyline 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Skyline 2016

Nice photo! I love those crab! They're always different patches of color! The pink is very cool! I don't think I've seen one like that either
by Echo
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo Squid Dive
Replies: 18
Views: 1726

Re: Redondo Squid Dive

Beautiful squid photos!
by Echo
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Skyline 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Skyline 2016

I've been a little absent from the group here for a while. Between moving and living at work in the lab. I'll try to be more present in the future
by Echo
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles & Suds Thursday 1/12/17
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Bubbles & Suds Thursday 1/12/17

Scheduling this for Thursday. It's my birthday and was reminded by a Diamond Knot email that I have a $20 credit for the day. Seemed like good pitcher cash that shouldn't go to waste. Where: Mukilteo T-Dock Meet: 6:15pm Splash: 7:00pm Adult beverages and Knot Tots @ Diamond Knot: ~8:00pm
by Echo
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Hydroid?
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Re: Hydroid?

Thanks for the info! And yes, hydroids are pretty fascinating.
by Echo
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles and Suds 9/14 - T-Dock
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Bubbles and Suds 9/14 - T-Dock

Impromptu band practice tonight (and a hot date after :P), won't be making it. Have fun, see ya next week
by Echo
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Hydroid?
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Hydroid?

Found these guys at Skyline on Saturday. What are they? They look like a large or pink mouth hydroid but the stalks were about 8" long with no polyps in the center of the tentacles.
by Echo
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sea Urchins Pull Themselves Inside Out to be Reborn
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: Sea Urchins Pull Themselves Inside Out to be Reborn

Next time you find one of those big basketball sized red urchins, take your finger and wiggle one of the quills. All of the other quills should move towards your hand. Pretty wild thing to watch
by Echo
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive Logs
Replies: 10
Views: 2204

Re: Dive Logs

Pen & paper :)
by Echo
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles and Suds 8/17
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: Bubbles and Suds 8/17

See ya thar
by Echo
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Two Steel PST HP80 Cylinders
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: FS: Two Steel PST HP80 Cylinders

WylerBear wrote:2 are gone. Still have 2. $150 each. Really nice tanks for a smaller person and/or someone with good air consumption. Any takers?

Still for sale?
by Echo
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 8/11
Replies: 20
Views: 1640

Re: ThThTh 8/11

I tried waving 'hello' from Fox Island tonight! You must have been doing gear checks and didn't see :)
by Echo
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is steel really that big of a dfference for weight?
Replies: 14
Views: 2245

Re: Is steel really that big of a dfference for weight?

I used my hp 80 last night and took another 2# off. I was fine. Thanks for bringing the weight difference to my attention.
by Echo
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is steel really that big of a dfference for weight?
Replies: 14
Views: 2245

Re: Is steel really that big of a dfference for weight?

I use 16# for my al80 and it's perfect, 14 and it's too light. I drop 2# for the 72 and the HP 80 is a newer tank for me. I rarely use it and use the weights that I have instead of buying more for the 1X/month that I do use it.
by Echo
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is steel really that big of a dfference for weight?
Replies: 14
Views: 2245

Re: Is steel really that big of a dfference for weight?

I only drop 2# from my aluminum 80 to my steel 80. You are either overweighted on the steel 80 or underweighted on the AL80. Depends on the tank(s) but the "empty with valve" difference is usually about 5 to 7 lbs. +4 on the AL80 and -1 to -3 on the steel 80. m My S80 is a HP Sherwood. Al...
by Echo
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is steel really that big of a dfference for weight?
Replies: 14
Views: 2245

Re: Is steel really that big of a dfference for weight?

I only drop 2# from my aluminum 80 to my steel 80.
by Echo
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Summer Diving
Replies: 12
Views: 1224

Re: Summer Diving

99% of fish have parasites, think about that the next time you enjoy a raw-fish sushi lunch. Once their exposed to heat via cooking their totally okay to eat. I see these particular parasites on lingcod all of time. In fact some at Edmonds are covered in them. I think they are the oceans version of ...
by Echo
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles & Suds (8/10)
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Bubbles & Suds (8/10)

For future reference, I will have extra tanks (an LP 80 and an HP 80) with me at these dives if someone should need them or didn't have time to get theirs filled. Just let me know via comment/facebook/pm that you'll be needing them.

Cheers!