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by carlk3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Super Blood Wolf Moon Tonight
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Super Blood Wolf Moon Tonight

Light falls off the top. Clouds whisp in front. IMG_9957-4.jpg The Earth casts its shadow and, in that shadow, we see lunar details. IMG_9959-4.jpg When the camera collects light for 1/30th second, the Moon -- now almost in full shadow -- appears dark IMG_9966-3.jpg Collecting light for a full secon...
by carlk3
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Edmond UW Slinky: "No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'!"
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Edmond UW Slinky: "No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'!"

To paraphrase Monty Python: "Look, matey, I know a dead Cabezon when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now." But we eventually figure out that he really is just "restin'". Two Kelp Crab stand guard. I note the Cabezon's claw-like spines. IMG_3028-2-Edit.jpg 25' viz today at...
by carlk3
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3062
Views: 252448

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds on 1/13/2019 - 25 ft at morning high tide
by carlk3
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri

We enjoyed it but it is regimented. They take on you tours, on pre-defined trails, more or less in order. Also, it's only open on weekends and they ban (actually, just discourage, you carrying lights). In their defense, they get a lot of warm-water beginners. Also, I think keeping it dim and have a ...
by carlk3
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri

On our way to a family Christmas in Peoria, Illinois, we stopped by the Bonne Terre Mine (an hour's drive from St. Louis) for two days of underground diving. Here are a few pictures, a short video, and links to more. 100 years ago, this was the world's largest lead mine. Now the site hosts tourists....
by carlk3
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Edmonds Kelp Crabs and Friends
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Edmonds Kelp Crabs and Friends

I was also concentrating on stills. Here are some of them (including the 1st sea lion we've seen under the Puget Sound!). - Carl track.png IMG_2102-Edit.jpg IMG_2117-Edit.jpg "Keep your friends close and your anemones closer." IMG_2142-Edit.jpg IMG_2192-Edit.jpg IMG_2203-Edit.jpg IMG_2208-...
by carlk3
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Edmonds Kelp Crabs and Friends
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Edmonds Kelp Crabs and Friends

After more than a year, I finally figured out how to get good color video from my Canon GX7 II camera. Here is 85 seconds of clips from a Friday dive at Edmonds. I couldn't believe how many kelp crabs were crawling on wreckage of the Triumph. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C5bsQFTC-Y&t=6s Here...
by carlk3
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3062
Views: 252448

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds, Dec 7, midday low tide
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by carlk3
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Dives last weekend
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Dives last weekend

Sharkb8, What is the creature in the 2nd picture?
by carlk3
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Divers discover 26-foot worm-like sea creature (NZ)
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Divers discover 26-foot worm-like sea creature (NZ)

'The strange creature has been identified as a Pyrosome, a bioluminescent mass made up of hundreds of thousands of organisms that feed on plankton. Pyrosomes are actually colonies made up of individual pyrosome clones that can grow up to 60 feet in length, according to LiveScience. “Pyrosome colonie...
by carlk3
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Exploring the Salish Sea 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1298

Re: Exploring the Salish Sea 2018

Amazing
by carlk3
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Non-divers can see sea creatures tomorrow
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Non-divers can see sea creatures tomorrow

If you have friends or family who don't (yet?!) dive, but would still like to see what's down there, have them go to the beach tomorrow. It's the lowest tides of the season and there will be Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist on hand. ⋅ Tomorrow, June 16, at 1:30 pm, the low tide will be -3...
by carlk3
Sat May 26, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?

Is that the Loch Ness monster??? Maybe that's the real reason no one dives in the area. There is something out there, but at low tide she isn't swimming. Other sightings: https://www.google.com/search?ei=LrkJW6KhKNCy0PEPlIqQ6Ak&q=%22samish+bay%22+nessie&oq=%22samish+bay%22+nessie&gs_l=p...
by carlk3
Fri May 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?

Thanks for the replies.
Yeah, we did notice some mud. Here is the Samish Bay, 12 miles south of Bellingham, 30 minutes after lowest tide.

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by carlk3
Fri May 25, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?

We recently kayaked in the Chuckanut area, just south of Bellingham. The sea-carved rocks are wonderful. Why don't/can't people dive around here?

-1.4 foot Low tide
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by carlk3
Tue May 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 1746

Re: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

(I'm the original poster) Thanks for the tips. They worked! I moved 10 lbs from my trim pockets (about half way up my back) to my dump pockets (at my waist). That did the trick. (Indeed, I may move a little weight back). Somewhat independently of this, I'm also considering replacing my neutral split...
by carlk3
Tue May 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3062
Views: 252448

Re: Viz Reports Thread

5/13 Les Davis - 5 to 10 feet.
by carlk3
Fri May 04, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 1746

Re: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

(I'm the original poster)

Thanks for all the tips!

Penopolypants, I can't make the dive tomorrow, but I very much appreciate the offer of first-hand help. For now, I'll see what my buddy and I can figure out.

- Carl
by carlk3
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 1746

Re: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

(I'm the original poster)

My dive buddy thinks she may have seen people with straps around their boots to (we presume) lessen the boot volume.
Has anyone heard of this?
by carlk3
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 1746

Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

Greetings, I just got a DUI Yukon drysuit with boots attached. I love the convenience, but my feet feel much floatier. Is this expected? Should I just add more ankle weights? Details: Before: White Fusion Fit Drysuit, with separate boots. Current fins are Atomic split fins, which are considered ligh...
by carlk3
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3062
Views: 252448

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Monday, April 9, Edmonds UW -- 30+ ft'
by carlk3
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Apple ... anti scuba?
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: Apple ... anti scuba?

by carlk3
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?

ORDiver wrote:The SiTech dry gloves can be put on any suit with latex wrist seals.


I may do this. Are people happy with the durability of attaching this way?
by carlk3
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?

Any advice on where in the Seattle/Bellevue to get a Bare Techdry (UW Sports don't list it, Silent World doesn't list products)? Can it be ordered with Sitech cuffs?
Thanks,Carl
by carlk3
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?

JT, The "Trilam Bare techdry" looks good (very similar to the DUI Yukon). How did you get the Sitech drygloves added? (what options did you get on the wrist and neck of the Bare on your original order?)

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