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by Gregp
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2840
Views: 194843

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Wednesday 5/31, 5pm dive Redondo. Low tide (~0ft) close to slack/flood. Quite nice viz below 40ft- up to 15ft. Not great at the surface. We're coming off a spring tide phase into a neap tide. Yea!
by Gregp
Thu May 25, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2840
Views: 194843

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Redondo 5/24 deep line. Murky, 5-7ft viz down to 45 ft. Then some slight improvements with max 10-12ft. Still fun and worth it in my mind.
by Gregp
Fri May 19, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2840
Views: 194843

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Saltwater was really quite nice this morning below 50 ft. which opened up to 20-30ft. Above 50 ft it was a yucky 5-10ft. :joshsmith:

In the afternoon below 50ft, viz was about 15-20ft. Top was the same as the earlier dive, not very nice.
by Gregp
Thu May 18, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Buddy up? Sunrise Beach - Shore Dive 5/19/17 (Friday)
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Buddy up? Sunrise Beach - Shore Dive 5/19/17 (Friday)

Does anyone want to buddy up on a short-notice dive to Sunrise Beach tomorrow, Friday (a 11:30am walk & splash)? My buddy decided to go on a trip with his GF and forego the favorable currents. :BDub: We could do Fox Island West Wall (FIWW) first thing in the morning (9am), if you want. We could ...
by Gregp
Wed May 10, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2840
Views: 194843

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Saltwater 5/10, 5ft viz pretty much from the top of the south yellow buoy all the way to the bottom of it at 60ft, worse at bottom. It was a little better in the shallows, 10ft maybe. Redondo 5/10: 5-7ft viz top 40 feet, didn't venture deeper. There were mild out/down currents. Got in a 35 min dive ...
by Gregp
Fri May 05, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Regulator Thoughts?
Replies: 17
Views: 832

Re: Regulator Thoughts?

Since you already have Faber tanks with Pro/Din valves, go DIN. If diving a yoke for a trip, I'd prefer to remove the DIN from the 1st stage and put a yoke on. While using an adapter is fine, you might find yourself hitting your head on the 1st stage. I'd choose a 1st stage where I could make the sw...
by Gregp
Thu May 04, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Regulator Thoughts?
Replies: 17
Views: 832

Re: Regulator Thoughts?

Sounds like the Alpha is due for a service or a tune-up adjustment, it shouldn't breathe harshly. If it's been less than the mfg's recommended service time and not too many dives, it might just need the 2nd stage opened and cleaned with soapy water, including the vents. In my experience, when gettin...
by Gregp
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: looking for a NiMH battery charger for Dive-X Sierra
Replies: 23
Views: 1212

Re: looking for a NiMH battery charger for Dive-X Sierra

http://www.volteq.com/switching-power-supply.html. You'd be surprised but in many cases batteries can be rejuvenated if done properly. Use an adjustable power supply and set your max current and max voltage. When the battery gets full, the current drops and the voltage stabilizes. You'll need the ba...
by Gregp
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found: Yellow XS Scuba SBM Dive Marker 6-7 foot with stake, reel and clip
Replies: 0
Views: 241

Found: Yellow XS Scuba SBM Dive Marker 6-7 foot with stake, reel and clip

A kid found this SMB in the Puget Sound. XS SCUBA DIVE MARKER 6.5' BAG WITH STAKE AND ROPE. https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/spo/6004848547.html His dad posted on on craiglist because he didn't know how to find the owner for it. If it's yours, please contact him and describe where it was found, an...
by Gregp
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Wanted: Used Men's Drysuit for person 5'10", 160lb, Shoe M11-12
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Wanted: Used Men's Drysuit for person 5'10", 160lb, Shoe M11-12

Thank you so much for the drysuit information and offers, my buddy found one that fits and will work well!
:norris:
by Gregp
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Wanted: Used Men's Drysuit for person 5'10", 160lb, Shoe M11-12
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Wanted: Used Men's Drysuit for person 5'10", 160lb, Shoe M11-12

Has anyone recently upgraded their drysuit to a new one, and willing to sell their old functioning one at a reasonable price? This is for a dive buddy of mine looking for a used Men's drysuit. Size: probably in the range of M/L, (person is 5'10", 160lb, Shoe M11-12) not too tall and not too muc...
by Gregp
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back
Replies: 16
Views: 1969

Re: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back

Seems simple enough: no need to declare tanks for U.S. service ferries, but need to for B.C. service ferries: http://www.bcferries.com/travel_plannin ... cargo.html

Thanks for the clarifications!
by Gregp
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back
Replies: 16
Views: 1969

Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back

What are the recommendations for taking scuba tanks between the US and Canada? Can we take full tanks across the border (we're going by ferry from Anacortes to Sidney BC), or will we have to just drain them for inspection going into B.C.? I suppose crossing back into U.S. (at Anacortes) is more prob...
by Gregp
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Birds diving beyond 50ft down and going horizontally there?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3058

Re: Birds diving beyond 50ft down and going horizontally the

Awesome thread. For those of us who haven't seen a bird flying underwater, some can be seen at the Seattle Aquarium. I know, this doesn't fully compare to seeing them out in the sound. I'm not sure what type of birds these are, but it was SO interesting to see them flying so quickly underwater. I ho...
by Gregp
Thu May 29, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Why so many deaths? (DAN article)
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Why so many deaths? (DAN article)

From what I've observed the root cause of most diving accidents is stress leading to panic. Stress can be caused by several factors such as doing dives that are above your training and skill level, equipment issues or just having a bad day and not being in the right mindset to be diving. IMHO the m...
by Gregp
Thu May 29, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Why so many deaths? (DAN article)
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Why so many deaths? (DAN article)

As a background, the DAN study included investigating 947 diving fatalities from 1992-2003. One thing I didn't provide earlier were the statistics for cause of death (COD ) which was determined by the medical examiner: - 70% were due to drowning - 14% due to arterial gas embolism - 26% to cardiac in...
by Gregp
Wed May 28, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Why so many deaths? (DAN article)
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Why so many deaths? (DAN article)

Seems like out of gas and emergency ascent fatalities are close to the same thing and would account for well over half of the fatalities. The buddy system would be an effective prevention of this bit that assumes you dive in such a way that you are always in a position to render rapid assistance an...
by Gregp
Wed May 28, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Why so many deaths? (DAN article)
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Why so many deaths? (DAN article)

Whenever we hear of or lose a member diving, it hurts us and shakes us to our core. It seems that this has happened with too much frequency here in the PNW. Sometimes, it might scare us enough to think about giving up the sport. I've been thinking about what can we do to decrease these deaths? Whene...
by Gregp
Wed May 28, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Driving over altitude after diving - best practices?
Replies: 26
Views: 3659

Re: Driving over altitude after diving - best practices?

Here's a theoretical dive the would violate a safe ascent to 3000ft after diving at sea level using the USN tables (rev 6): 40' dive for 60 min gives a G repetitive group. Followed by a SI of 60 min gives a F repetitive group. If we did a following dive at 40', this give a Residual Nitrogen Time (RN...
by Gregp
Wed May 28, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Driving over altitude after diving - best practices?
Replies: 26
Views: 3659

Re: Driving over altitude after diving - best practices?

Dr. Edmond Kay MD has done a nice job of consolidating and simplifying the information. Though for some of us who want to drive over passes at specific elevations following diving, it leaves some unanswered questions. I completed a few literature searches in hyperbaric medicine with ascent to altitu...
by Gregp
Sun May 11, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! MOVED! May 10th, 2014!
Replies: 60
Views: 4653

Re: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! MOVED! May 10th, 2014!

It was so great to meet so many of you, and what a super friendly bunch of people you all are! Here's Monica and I's water melon recipe (I know - it's a tough one): 1. Sunny skies 2. Be post-dive (though can be eaten pre-dive with certain safety precautions). 3. Be with the NWDC. 4. One full and rip...
by Gregp
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Just out for a morning cast.
Replies: 21
Views: 1230

Re: Just out for a morning cast.

I think there's something really important that we can learn from this shark catch. Even though we can't turn back time and release this great creature back into the wild, speaking from a health perspective I sincerely hope that this man doesn't eat or feed it all to his family or friends. The shark...
by Gregp
Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: ScubaH2O Seattle Show Hours
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: ScubaH2O Seattle Show Hours

Wow, that was tough to find. http://www.divenewsnetwork.com/expo/ -- information http://www.divenewsnetwork.com/expo/index.php/attendees/schedule-of-events -- the times Show Days: Saturday, April 5 to Sunday, April 6, 2014 Friday April 4 will be Exhibitor check-in Hours: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...
by Gregp
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Underwater camera basics..
Replies: 28
Views: 3271

Re: Underwater camera basics..

I like your advice H20doctor- start small, and learn. It seems one of the major difficulties in UW photography, is that this is a low lighting condition (even at 10 feet of water). This isn't beginning photography. In order to get quality photos- this either calls for longer exposure times (UW tripo...
by Gregp
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: For sale: Tech snorkel kit $60
Replies: 32
Views: 2276

Re: For sale: Tech snorkel kit $60

Wait a second... Is this snorkel a DIY? ... and doesn't the scuba industry claim that gear maintenance and service should only be possible by a small group of people who have paid for a c-card? If this is true, then I would like to see the technician's c-card qualifying to make gear modifications su...

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