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by Peter Guy
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: OW Water Instructor Recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

Re: OW Water Instructor Recommendations?

CaptnJack -- I have gotten back into teaching BUT I moved to Olympia last January.
by Peter Guy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Getting Hog regs serviced in the Puget Sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1556

Re: Getting Hog regs serviced in the Puget Sound

Al Frazier, servicing as Bubbles Below (yes, it still lives, sort of) will service HOG regs (he did a friend's reg set not too long ago). He works full time for Kenmore Air and does reg service in his "spare" time -- but was very prompt.
by Peter Guy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: entry level gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1643

Re: entry level gear

OP -- If you haven't yet purchased gear, here are my thoughts on the issue (and worth every penny you are paying for them): a Regulator -- For one's first reg set, I suggest either Scuba Pro or Aqua Lung -- not the high end, not the low end, but the middle (I love the A.L. Titan regs for rec. diving...
by Peter Guy
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: In Memoriam: Lynne
Replies: 12
Views: 2614

Re: In Memoriam: Lynne

Jan -- I saw this on Scubaboard's "Passings" thread (Note -- I can't believe there have been over 80,000 views and it is still, 13 months later, getting new posts).

Could I have a copy of it to print out and frame?

Thank you so much.

It has been a very hard, strange and lonely year.
by Peter Guy
Sat May 28, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Downsizing -- Lots of Gear to Go
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Downsizing -- Lots of Gear to Go

My place is for sale and I hope that soon I'll be living in a much smaller space -- and that means a LOT of gear needs to move. Lynne and I had acquired quite a bit so it's your turn to get some deals. While the regs are working, I highly recommend having them checked out and/or serviced. Email Pete...
by Peter Guy
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: HP 130s for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: HP 130s for sale

Actually that TLS might fit -- way too big for me -- bought used.
by Peter Guy
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tiny Female Seeking Wetsuit Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Tiny Female Seeking Wetsuit Advice

My wife was about your size and I'd be willing to give you her wet suits (although not Puget Sound!) and perhaps we could come to agreement on her Fusion dry suit (that is unless the person who currently has it buys it). In case you need other gear (back plate/wing, regs, back up lights, can light, ...
by Peter Guy
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: HP 130s for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: HP 130s for sale

Well, I also have a DUI TLW drysuit for sale.....
by Peter Guy
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: No-knees Dive Training
Replies: 15
Views: 3688

Re: No-knees Dive Training

Inflex -- as far as I can tell, no, a descent without touching the bottom is NOT required. You wrote: "I think the con here is that this level of control is relatively difficult to achieve and poses yet another task-loading encumbrance on students trying to learn whatever skill you're trying to...
by Peter Guy
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Shore diving Agate Pass
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: Shore diving Agate Pass

The next time you do this I hope I can join you.
by Peter Guy
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Hanging up my fins....
Replies: 21
Views: 3201

Re: Hanging up my fins....

For that next chapter, I just might have a horse for you.....
by Peter Guy
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: No-knees Dive Training
Replies: 15
Views: 3688

Re: No-knees Dive Training

Sure -- come on and watch -- or the next time I do my private class (looks like Sunday morning, April 17) come watch. There really is no mystery -- the key is that all of the staff need to model "the correct" behavior all the time -- the students just mimic. Unfortunately, the students als...
by Peter Guy
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: No-knees Dive Training
Replies: 15
Views: 3688

Re: No-knees Dive Training

Jasondiver -- As Grateful Diver wrote, I was involved with encouraging PADI to revisit the notion of "On the knees" although I have zero idea how much my involvement meant to them. The group that co-edited "the article" in PADI's Underwater Journal which did lead to the revision ...
by Peter Guy
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: HP 130s for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

HP 130s for sale

I'm starting my spring cleaning and downsizing. While I have a lot of gear that needs to go (back plates, wings, first and second stages, etc.) the first up are four (4) HP 130s (NOT doubled). They are all in hydro (7/12, 6/12, 5/12, 7/14) and all have current VIP stickers (and if they don't, I can ...
by Peter Guy
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: I R a tech diver now (or some very intense days with Mel Clark!)
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: I R a tech diver now (or some very intense days with Mel Clark!)

The OP wrote: I really don't know if I will do much more serious tech diving or tech training beyond this point, but I do have to say that taking these classes took my skill set (especially buoyancy) to a much higher level and that has made me a much safer recreational diver. To me, that is the key ...
by Peter Guy
Tue May 12, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Good deal on compressor
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: Good deal on compressor

Rjack -- what say you on this one? Good home compressor?
by Peter Guy
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: looking for a singles wing ...
Replies: 21
Views: 2564

Re: looking for a singles wing ...

While it is obvious some people have had negative interactions with DSS/Tobin, I do want to make it clear that not everyone has had that experience. To the contrary, my BUSINESS interactions with DSS/Tobin have been very professional, courteous and well, Business like. I have interacted with DSS as ...
by Peter Guy
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: BP/W, Tanks, etc. for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

Re: BP/W, Tanks, etc. for sale

This has certainly gone off topic and downhill!
by Peter Guy
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: BP/W, Tanks, etc. for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

Re: BP/W, Tanks, etc. for sale

Re BP/W -- I believe it is a DSS medium with 35 lb wing -- email me your address and I'll put you in direct touch with the seller
by Peter Guy
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: "Instructor" float found at Cove 2 today?
Replies: 1
Views: 634

"Instructor" float found at Cove 2 today?

There was a float left on the sidewalk at Cove 2 that I found when I went there this morning (3/15). There was no name but some initials. It sat out until I left this afternoon when I took it into Marinations as a "lost and found." If you forgot your float Sunday feel free to PM me or just...
by Peter Guy
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: PADI profiles a local diving hero!
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: PADI profiles a local diving hero!

Laura -- thanks for the link. A very nice piece.
by Peter Guy
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New valve.. Worth it?
Replies: 7
Views: 987

Re: New valve.. Worth it?

LJ --- curious as to why you think $100 isn't worth it for a 100 cft tank that now as a new valve?
by Peter Guy
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: AL plate sizing - Bad shoulders.
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Re: AL plate sizing - Bad shoulders.

Re the DSS glide system -- it works as advertised. OTOH, I'm not at all sure that would be the best solution for you. I wonder if the following might be a better work-around: Get a Fastex (sp?) clip (male/female) and thread both onto your right shoulder, leaving a few inches of slack when apart whil...
by Peter Guy
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: BP/W, Tanks, etc. for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

Re: BP/W, Tanks, etc. for sale

Norris -- my experience has told me the same thing but I'm not the one trying to sell the gear.

Besides, really, what more info do you need other than it is a steel 130 or an AL 80? And the DSS BP/W really does have just a few dives on it -- it's just a back plate and wing.
by Peter Guy
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: BP/W, Tanks, etc. for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

BP/W, Tanks, etc. for sale

A former student of mine contacted me and ask for my help in selling his gear. He has medical issues that have terminated his diving career so decided he should sell those toys so that he can buy some new ones. I'm not putting any pricing on these items but make him offer that isn't insulting (or on...

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