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by Chris
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Lake Martha and Lake Ki yesterday
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Many moons ago Bassman and I dove a small lake near his house. It was short and uneventful, and it was at night, which added to the creepy surrealness (word?) of dropping toward the bottom, thinking you see it, then reaching out to touch it and your hand arm and light dissappear into it, yet you fe...
by Chris
Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Cuke Diving
Replies: 63
Views: 10734

Uhh... what do people fish cukes for?
by Chris
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:22 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Frilled shark!
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Yeah, that's wicked. I remember seeing that on the news a while back. Something was wrong with it and it was at the end of its life. I suppose it figured a trip to the surface from 2000 FSW would be a great way to spend its last days! In the video it kind've died dramatically.. you could tell how w...
by Chris
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Frilled shark!
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Frilled shark!

by Chris
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: slimey gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Yeah, I'll go with the guy about 15 minutes.. I've never really soaked wetsuits in the past (not for diving) usually I've just taken a shower with them, a longer than normal shower rubbing them and running them under the fresh water. Then hang out to dry. Never had a problem with corossion or nothing.
by Chris
Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Bombing in the Maldives.
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Not cool, this is one of the places I'd like to goto someday. Don't get me wrong but I won't curtail because of bombings. But yeah, it blows. Kind of like the Red Sea where I'll be soon..
by Chris
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Underwater Dining
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Underwater Dining

http://www.lifeinthefastlane.ca/world-r ... fbeat-news

lolz. Makes for a cool picture is about all.
by Chris
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: We've all heard of guide dogs.. but a horse?
Replies: 2
Views: 621

We've all heard of guide dogs.. but a horse?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/18309730@N00/295965213/

Wow, check it out! If I ever have the unfortunate of going blind I'm getting myself a horse.
by Chris
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Digital Camera suggestions
Replies: 36
Views: 1971

Don't buy Sony.

Personally I'd highly recommend Canon after seeing the pictures they've put out. Same as Mr. Tom Nic's Casio.. if you check out his pictures on the board, they're great.
by Chris
Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Albino Ratfish
Replies: 14
Views: 2376

We brought up a deep tow, and I knew it was going to have hundreds, if not thousands, of ratfish," he recalls. "And then I saw it." Gleaming like a pearl in the mass of brown was a pure white albino, a rare phenomenon in the aquatic world. "This animal would just stand out like ...
by Chris
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Cancun, experiences?
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Sounder wrote: I only have a few memories from my trips to Cancun (which were pre-diving days)... the few memories I have are hazy, and I can't remember the rest... the pictures are great though. Sounds like you had the exact kind of Cancun "R&R" experiance I am looking for after the ...
by Chris
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Nude Diving in the Puget Sound!
Replies: 47
Views: 8690

This is absolutely classic: A surprising bonus of participating in the activity of naked scuba diving is that it also allows the diver to awaken to the undersea surroundings that encourages increased diving skills. An example is the rugged and sharp rocks, coral and cliffs that can snag and damage ...
by Chris
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ignore list question
Replies: 34
Views: 3568

Calvin wrote:Yeah, something with the ignore feature got messed up after the last back-end update. I'll look into it.


Dude, your avatar... no!
by Chris
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Cancun, experiences?
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

You're so close to some amazing diving, I'd hoof it out to Cozumel or as lamont said, head South and do some cenote diving. That way, you'll also miss some of the annoying Senor Frogs action. Some info I wrote about the diving in that area: m Oh cool. I'm going to look into it. The main part for me...
by Chris
Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Good Post-Dive Eats?!?!
Replies: 28
Views: 5269

Fried turkey at Mike's beach :prayer:
by Chris
Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Cancun, experiences?
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Cancun, experiences?

Hey Everyone,

Just curious of who here has been diving in Cancun and if anyone has had a good experience with any particular dive operator there. I am planning on going around beginng of February next year. Let me know, thanks!
by Chris
Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4644
Views: 586192

Re: Striped nudibranch

Jan K wrote:OK I have to admit that when it comes to nudibranchs, it is always love at first sight ...
Image


Beautiful.. reminds me of my feeling of being on another planet when I'm down there.
by Chris
Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: When Wolf Eels Attack! (cool video)
Replies: 15
Views: 2329

Reminds me of a picture Uncle Pug took of Wendy ... the wolfie that used to hang out in the rocks down by the I-beams. I've got it kicking around in here somewhere ... Ah ... there it is ... http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m257/NWGratefulDiver/Miscellaneous/Wendy.jpg ... Bob (Grateful Diver) Was...
by Chris
Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Do you HAVE dive insurance?
Replies: 16
Views: 2851

DAN Preferred, after being encouraged on that thread.
by Chris
Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: drop thee landlubber and talk like a pirrrrate... arrr..
Replies: 5
Views: 649

And don't forget the effects of months and months and months........ of that fabulous military food and coffee........ Haha.. especially when I used to travel all over this place, my diet was ever changing. Now I'm at a nice big place with a fairly regular diet. And most important of all, fresh fru...
by Chris
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: drop thee landlubber and talk like a pirrrrate... arrr..
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Seth T. wrote:You're nuts. You know that, don't you? :smt064


Afghanistan does that to you. ](*,)
by Chris
Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: drop thee landlubber and talk like a pirrrrate... arrr..
Replies: 5
Views: 649

drop thee landlubber and talk like a pirrrrate... arrr..

Ahoy! buckos frrrom yon th' Nayrrrthwest Dive Club, today be a grrreat day ferrr us undarrrrwatarrrrr pirrrates worrrld wide.

http://www.capstrat.com/go/pirate/
by Chris
Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Do you know your Stars ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

I was surprised at how few starfish I saw in the Red Sea. Whenever we'd see one it would be a big deal and the Divemaster / Instructors would get all excited. We really do have tons of different ones here in Puget Sound and the Northwest. I'm tempted to post a few pics, but, but this is a PNW Marin...
by Chris
Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: When Wolf Eels Attack! (cool video)
Replies: 15
Views: 2329

When Wolf Eels Attack! (cool video)

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/378149/wh ... ls_attack/

Whoa! Can't wait to see one of these, totally cool. Look how that other crab seemed pretty pissed off.
by Chris
Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Alaska trip anybody?????????????????
Replies: 104
Views: 19217

Amazing! That video of the wolf eel was soooo cool. I've never seen one in person yet. (only 4 dives in PNW)