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by Gregp
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Worthington High Pressure Air Compressor (Craigslist) $600
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Worthington High Pressure Air Compressor (Craigslist) $600

Deal of the day on craigslist - pump up your own tanks. I'm not sure what CFM this is (probably in the 3-6 range), or what the coalescer or filter system is like, but it looks promising. AD: https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/spo/d/high-pressure-air-compressor/6532593933.html Worthington high pressu...
by Gregp
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: SOLD!!! a couple tanks, HP120, LP90
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Selliing a couple tanks, HP120, LP90

PM sent for the 90
by Gregp
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 2/8
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: ThThTh 2/8

I'm in Auburn pretty close to Emerald downs. If anyone wants to carpool, let me know. If parking's a tight, I'll just drop my stuff at the main lot and park on Maplewild. :)
by Gregp
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 2/8
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: ThThTh 2/8

I haven't dived with the ThThTh crew yet and would like to. Do you have room for another diver or buddy? I'm good on air.
by Gregp
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: OWC SSI 11/19/17
Replies: 14
Views: 668

Re: OWC SSI 11/19/17

Yes, the Muncie Technique can be very effective. As a chiropractor, I've been trained and utilize the procedure. The technique requires a "manipulation" of the soft tissues at the Eustachian tube entrance, and it'll often open up and equalize air or drain fluid. The downside is that it inv...
by Gregp
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: FrFrFr 12-29-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 761

Re: FrFrFr 12-29-2017

What agreat and rainy day! Tom and I took a cruise to the trawler and saw two massive lingcods there (I didn't want to get too close) while circling it twice slowly and admiring the schools of fishes in the good viz. We meandered southerly to the base of the north wall and saw 2 large wolfies in the...
by Gregp
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: FrFrFr - Dec 29 @ Sund Rock
Replies: 20
Views: 972

Re: FrFrFr - Dec 29 @ Sund Rock

Tom Nic wrote:If anyone wants to arrive earlier than noon I will be at the Dive Shop at 10 AM when it opens, with the hopes of getting an earlier dive in.

Looks like a wet day tomorrow.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!


I'll be at the shop at 10am and dive with you, Tom
by Gregp
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 213695

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: 2950
Views: 213695

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: 2950
Views: 213695

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: 243

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: 2950
Views: 213695

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: 1280

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: 1280

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: 1676

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: 292

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: 506

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: 506

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: 2417

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: 2417

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: 3257

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: 2054

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: 2054

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: 2054

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: 2054

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...

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