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by jpa
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 2610

Re: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

All that stuff is good but Atomic split fins are like life preservers. I had them and they were annoyingly floaty.
by jpa
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: TH TH TH 4/20 edition
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Re: TH TH TH 4/20 edition

Scubie's skeleton shrimp has been workin' out. Check out those forearms. Should be called Popeye shrimp!
by jpa
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The ROCK ...
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

Re: The ROCK ...

It is a great dive site. stphnmartin does the planning so you need to butter him up.
by jpa
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The ROCK ...
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

Re: The ROCK ...

I've thought about putting a ladder just to the right but I'm lazy and taking the BC off and seal-flopping in has worked fine.

One of the few times there has been another dive boat at Blakely Rock while we were there.
by jpa
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Light feet
Replies: 8
Views: 1557

Re: Light feet

Floaty fins don't help. What are you using?
by jpa
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Harbor Seals of Alki
Replies: 7
Views: 2575

Re: Harbor Seals of Alki

I circle-of-lifed a small red octo once on a night dive at Alki. Lit the little guy up with my light a bit too long. One second he was there. Then swoosh goes the seal and with it the octo. I felt bad.
by jpa
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Blakely Rock 6/12
Replies: 18
Views: 2949

Re: Blakely Rock 6/12

You forgot to mention that time JPA jumped off the boat with his zipper half open. Yeah, cause he's an idiot. It was a great time but if that amount of stuff went wrong every time I'd never use the boat. And I found the blown fuse that took out the pumps. Could have fixed it right then if, as menti...
by jpa
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 6/9 dive & bbq!
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Re: ThThTh 6/9 dive & bbq!

YellowEye REALLY loves being in his drysuit. Grillin' and everything.
by jpa
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sea lion friend or foe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: Sea lion friend or foe?

I felt it but it didn't hurt. I was fairly pissed but I didn't make any aggressive moves. I didn't want to get drug around by a large mammal. This is one time where I wish I had a huge camera rig to shelter behind. I got picked on because a single Sola isn't very intimidating. He gave me the stare a...
by jpa
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Boat additions
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Re: Boat additions

Very nice. I have a dive door (more of a panel) in the side of the boat and have to do a seal flop or killer-whale skid to get back in. Have to remove the BCD and it's not very dignified but the gunwale's only a couple inches above the water with the panel out. Every time I think of getting a ladder...
by jpa
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 1/14 Report
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: ThThTh 1/14 Report

Gdog gifted stphnmartin and jpa NWDC stickers so we are now officially in the club.* PUblic thank you. My boat's gonna get tagged! *Gdog informed me that "official" club membership requires a NWDC member name so I was already in the club. Good thing there's such a low barrier to entry. I p...
by jpa
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Im now a master diver
Replies: 8
Views: 1304

Re: Im now a master diver

I'm not sure instructors can afford the "screw with the trainee" level of insurance these days.
by jpa
Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Aug 23rd (2 Tank Boat Dive) on the Aluminator
Replies: 29
Views: 2415

Re: Aug 23rd (2 Tank Boat Dive) on the Aluminator

As I said Blakely Rock is great. Here's Stephen's video from last year with stellar top-side vis.

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by jpa
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Aug 23rd (2 Tank Boat Dive) on the Aluminator
Replies: 29
Views: 2415

Re: Aug 23rd (2 Tank Boat Dive) on the Aluminator

Blakely Rock (Shangri-La) is great. I'd ask to do the slack dive on that one. Stephen and I dive it from my boat all the time. Live boat pickup is so much more relaxing.
by jpa
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Restoration project at Saltwater State Park
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

Re: Restoration project at Saltwater State Park

Yes, interesting. Stephen and I were stuck outside Saltwater Park early one day as the person tasked with opening the gate was late. Another time they never did show and we went to Redondo. I know I never got out of the car but I had assumed Stephen had checked if we could break in. I probably would...
by jpa
Wed May 13, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Call for Actors - Divers - Mukilteo
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Call for Actors - Divers - Mukilteo

The Contact bubble in his user info area has Private Message and Email enabled. Probably much safer, spam wise, for Mike to use this than to put his raw email on the web.
by jpa
Wed May 06, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: it's been awhile , need to get wet again
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: it's been awhile , need to get wet again

At least change your avatar. Divers should not be seen in that position! Bad karma.
by jpa
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Crew 2/5
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: Thursday Crew 2/5

It was nice meeting some of the Thursday crew. Thanks for diving with me folks!

John-Paul
by jpa
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sea Lion vs Giant Pacific Octopus
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Sea Lion vs Giant Pacific Octopus

And I know we were on a boat in the Sound but the area was extra especially fishy for a long while after.
by jpa
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Turning into a WWW
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

Re: Turning into a WWW

I can't believe you all have missed the obvious answer. She needs a bailout pony.

My wife has multiple horses so at any one time hopefully one is not broken.
by jpa
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Discovery Bay boat trip again
Replies: 55
Views: 6353

Re: Discovery Bay boat trip again

I'd like to come but I've been a bit remiss in planning. I'm going on the Nautilus Swell Thr-Sun. When I get back I'll see if I can get it together enough to nail this down.
by jpa
Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Discovery Bay boat trip again
Replies: 55
Views: 6353

Re: Discovery Bay boat trip again

Great info everyone. I'm mainly worried about having to back down to submerged axels to get the boat off the trailer. It sounds like that might not be a problem.

I found a single picture of the launch area from the ground and it didn't look like there was much of a slope.
by jpa
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Discovery Bay boat trip again
Replies: 55
Views: 6353

Re: Discovery Bay boat trip again

Having never done Discovery Bay before in my current boat what are the launch options like? My boat is a 22' pig on a bunk trailer so it's not that easy to launch. What do others do? At least those with something larger than a rib on a roller trailer.

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by jpa
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Diving Concepts DryGlove O-Rings
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

Re: Diving Concepts DryGlove O-Rings

Adding nothing to the discussion but the zombie Diving Concepts site has been hacked and has a decidedly NSFW link on the homepage. Although the hack is more subtle than most I've seen.
by jpa
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Blakely Harbor mooring buoy situation
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Blakely Harbor mooring buoy situation

China Wall (West) and Shangri-La (East) are great dives but in my limited diving experience the East reef is one of the best dives in the Sound. Ohopdiver posted about his experience with a mooring bouy on China Wall. So they do break while you're using them. Not fun if it happens when you're not on...