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by mrtheandrew
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 6/22
Replies: 11
Views: 1641

Re: ThThTh 6/22

It's been over a year since I've done the ThThTh, but I'll be moving up to Tacoma area next month. It will be a lot easier to start participating in these! I had a great time at the last one.
by mrtheandrew
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Wet suits for the sound
Replies: 8
Views: 3388

Re: Wet suits for the sound

I have been using a Hollis Neotek semidry (wetsuit) for 2 years now. I generally get cold in the water at the very end of a dive. I only wear board shorts and a spandex longsleeve liner for a shirt (I think its for baseball or something). I can usually last around 45 min in winter water temps until ...
by mrtheandrew
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cressi stuff for OW cert?
Replies: 17
Views: 3393

Re: Cressi stuff for OW cert?

Can't speak for their fins, but I do have a Cressi Giotto computer that I love. Been going strong for almost 100 dives now on its user replaceable battery. PC interface stinks though. I also have a Cressi SPG and mask that I use as a spare, they are both good. The SPG is very well made, I think. Ha...
by mrtheandrew
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cressi stuff for OW cert?
Replies: 17
Views: 3393

Re: Cressi stuff for OW cert?

Can't speak for their fins, but I do have a Cressi Giotto computer that I love. Been going strong for almost 100 dives now on its user replaceable battery. PC interface stinks though. I also have a Cressi SPG and mask that I use as a spare, they are both good. The SPG is very well made, I think. Had...
by mrtheandrew
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Hood Canal Phytoplankton visible from Space
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

Re: Hood Canal Phytoplankton visible from Space

I was at sunrise this Sunday and the top 25ft was pretty cloudy, but below that it was decent. Below 60fsw it was about 30ft and kept opening up below that.
by mrtheandrew
Mon May 09, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3177
Views: 354491

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Titlow 5/8 on the 1pm minus tide... 20' (so the entire water column) with the healthiest amount of life I have ever seen there. Sunlight coming down through the anenomes was amazing.
by mrtheandrew
Fri May 06, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Help with riddle
Replies: 23
Views: 2509

Re: Help with riddle

Well, I used sugar quartz and that completed the riddle. The lady at the front desk said that or sugar agates would be correct. We were rewarded with free ice cream from the schwanns man. Thanks for the help everyone! I took the family over to Salt Creek yesterday to show them the beauty and there w...
by mrtheandrew
Wed May 04, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Help with riddle
Replies: 23
Views: 2509

Re: Help with riddle

Thanks for all the suggestions. Is sugar sand a term that is used around here? I haven't heard it. The other riddles had answers that were things found locally, like pinecones and rhododendrons.
by mrtheandrew
Tue May 03, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Help with riddle
Replies: 23
Views: 2509

Help with riddle

So I am staying up at a beach resort near Sequim, and they have a riddle-based scavenger hunt. I can't solve this last riddle. Maybe someone here will know: I'm a little white rock My name is rather sweet You will find me on the beach Under your feet. Any ideas? I know it is something obvious, but i...
by mrtheandrew
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Feb. 20th, 2016 @ EUP!
Replies: 75
Views: 5720

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Feb. 20th, 2016 @ EUP!

I havent been on this forum for a while, but my brother in law and I were planning on hitting up EUP tomorrow anyway, so we will be there. I think Ive met some of you last winter at Redondo.
by mrtheandrew
Wed May 27, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anybody dived Titlow recently?
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Re: Anybody dived Titlow recently?

Dont forget to visit the ledges just downhill from the goal post pilings to the south. Sometimes there is a decently large octo under the shelves.
by mrtheandrew
Mon May 25, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3177
Views: 354491

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Redondo was bad tonight until 15fsw or so, then it opened up to a chunky 15-20ft, all the way to the end of the deep line.
by mrtheandrew
Sun May 24, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anybody dived Titlow recently?
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Re: Anybody dived Titlow recently?

I frequently dive that site, and visibility has usually been quite good. 20-30ft or so, but seems like it can get a little hazy after a big outgoing exchange, in my experience. Ive never seen the pea soup like you get in the canal. Last time I hit titlow was two weekends ago on the high slack, and v...
by mrtheandrew
Sun May 24, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3177
Views: 354491

Re: Viz Reports Thread

For anyone looking to do a gear rinse, Lake Cushman had decent water yesterday up toward the north end. 40ft or so of vis until you get below 60ffw, where it drops to about 15ft. Nice and toasty at 63F in the top 30ft! 47F below that.
by mrtheandrew
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: great day to dive the hood
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: great day to dive the hood

Nice pics! I was at octopus hole thursday night and the vis was terrible all the way down to 70'. The wall looked abandoned. The weather was great, though!
by mrtheandrew
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Salt Creek 1/17
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Salt Creek 1/17

Hoodsport'n'Dive is organizing a dive on the 17th for Salt Creek. Is anyone else here planning on going?

https://m.facebook.com/146614588760410/ ... &source=46
by mrtheandrew
Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Harper Pier / Barbara G
Replies: 31
Views: 3104

Re: Harper Pier / Barbara G

Definitely. We have one smb and one spool we can provide.
by mrtheandrew
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Harper Pier / Barbara G
Replies: 31
Views: 3104

Re: Harper Pier / Barbara G

Okay. We should be in a red xterra.
by mrtheandrew
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Harper Pier / Barbara G
Replies: 31
Views: 3104

Re: Harper Pier / Barbara G

Myself and brother-in-law are likely going to come, if thats okay. We don't have scooters or boats, but we do have a 10x10 warming hut with a propane heater and table/chairs we can contribute for anyone who gets chilly (which may just be us since we dive wet).
by mrtheandrew
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 10/23
Replies: 44
Views: 3028

Re: ThThTh 10/23

I get off work at about 3:30, so i can be there a little after 4 if anyone wants to do a dive before 6:30ish.
by mrtheandrew
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 10/23
Replies: 44
Views: 3028

Re: ThThTh 10/23

What effect will this rain have on the visibility?
by mrtheandrew
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 10/23
Replies: 44
Views: 3028

Re: ThThTh 10/23

How deep do you guys usually go at redondo?

Ive only got 7 dives logged, one a night dive, but havent gone much past 60fsw.

If i can get out of work early enough, I'd try and join ya. I just dont want to hold anyone back. My bouyancy and air consumption are pretty good.
by mrtheandrew
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: FL diver visiting in Dec
Replies: 10
Views: 1202

Re: FL diver visiting in Dec

Im brand new to diving, and use an 8/7/6mm hollis semi-dry. It has seals on the wrists and ankles, with an attached hood, but you might as well call it a wetsuit. Im plenty comfortable right now, but getting out of your suit or a long surface interval might be a little intense in december.
by mrtheandrew
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Finally committing
Replies: 14
Views: 1517

Re: Finally committing

Hollis neotek semi-dry, with a lava core shorty underneath. Got a killer price on it, and put more into getting the bp/w setup i wanted. I felt great to 60ft for both dives today, and during the surface interval and in the parking lot. Although, it wasnt 33 degrees out either. Ill invest in a drysui...
by mrtheandrew
Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Saltar's Point
Replies: 6
Views: 3356

Re: Saltar's Point

I know this is kind of old, but while diving at sunnyside park today, a nearby resident and I got to chatting. He stated he had spoken with BNSF and that the new bridge over the tracks should be completed in November.