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by carlk3
Fri May 20, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Mozaik offers all L&M Lights for 30%
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Mozaik offers all L&M Lights for 30%

FYI
I just ordered a new Light and Motion SOLA Dive 1200- 850-0144 for $209 instead of the usual $299.
From today until May 31st.
https://www.housingcamera.com/strobes-a ... and-motion

(I have no affiliation except as a customer.)
- Carl
by carlk3
Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Funny but True Video on Sea Stars
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Funny but True Video on Sea Stars

"True Facts" is a parody nature channel with real content. He just covered Sea Stars.

youtu.be/dZ20KsgVeu0
by carlk3
Sun Mar 20, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: [Seattle Times] "What you need to know to start scuba diving in the Seattle area"
Replies: 7
Views: 703

[Seattle Times] "What you need to know to start scuba diving in the Seattle area"

From last week's Seattle Times : https://www.seattletimes.com/life/outdoors/what-you-need-to-know-to-start-scuba-diving-in-the-seattle-area/ "Though most of us living around Puget Sound are landlubbers, the underwater kingdom is closer than it seems, waiting to be discovered. There is a vibrant...
by carlk3
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Free $400 SAGA+10 Macro Lens and Flip Adaptor
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Free $400 SAGA+10 Macro Lens and Flip Adaptor

Free to a good home (perhaps you could also promise to make an extra charity donation): SAGA +10 Diopter Achromatic Close-Up Macro Lens https://www.backscatter.com/SAGA-10-Diopter-Achromatic-Close-Up-Macro-Lens AOI M67 Flip Adapter for M67 Threaded Port https://www.backscatter.com/AOI-M67-Flip-Adapt...
by carlk3
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Magazine article(s) and website about Edmonds Underwater Park
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Magazine article(s) and website about Edmonds Underwater Park

The April issue of Scuba Diving magazine (now owned by PADI) includes four mentions of EUP. The main articles include an overview of EUP by Amanda Castleman (photos by Annie Crawley). The article mentions that Bruce Higgins did 351 dives in the park in 2020! Annie Crawley also contributed a shore di...
by carlk3
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Hollis Wing Seems to Fill with Water
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

Re: Hollis Wing Seems to Fill with Water

Thanks for the useful ideas of things to check.
by carlk3
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Hollis Wing Seems to Fill with Water
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

Hollis Wing Seems to Fill with Water

A Hollis Wing always seems to fill with a couple of gallons of water. This doesn't stop it from working, but does make it very heavy when leaving the water. We've heard that a little water can come in whenever one uses the inflator, but we really don't think the inflator is being used very much. Has...
by carlk3
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Water Depth Mapping Resource
Replies: 5
Views: 6481

Re: Water Depth Mapping Resource

Nice. It seems like the depths are from mean low tide (e.g. it shows Edmonds UW park as a max of 30 ft), but you can set an option to add an offset (+10 so 40ft)
by carlk3
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 528414

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds 1/20/2020 -- 30 ft
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by carlk3
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: "Fish gotta fly, birds gotta swim"
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

"Fish gotta fly, birds gotta swim"

Pictures from Edmonds on Saturday.

Cormorant at 37 feet near the pontoon (our first underwater bird!)
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Ratfish flapping around everywhere
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- Carl
by carlk3
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Monterey, CA weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 2918

Re: Monterey, CA weekend

What did you wear for exposure protection (e.g. your drysuit from here, rental wetsuit, etc)?
by carlk3
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 528414

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Alki Cove 2, Sunday Morning (9/1) on tide ebbing to low, a surprising 30' viz.
by carlk3
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Save Edmonds Underwater Park & Beach
Replies: 10
Views: 3768

Re: Save Edmonds Underwater Park & Beach

An update from https://www.facebook.com/saveedmondsbeach/: I wish I had good news from observing the Edmonds Council Committee Meeting tonight discussing the concrete overpass on the beach and funding for design/planning with Parametrix, but I don't. I left convinced that they are going to try and b...
by carlk3
Sat May 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Anemone riding a crab
Replies: 6
Views: 2637

Re: Anemone riding a crab

On a smaller scale, here is a crab wearing a barnacle from last Sunday at Keystone.
by carlk3
Thu May 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Keystone Jetty
Replies: 20
Views: 11097

Re: Keystone Jetty

YellowEye wrote:Not sure if its 168'/2.
Probably about that, but if the water gets (for example) 4 feet deeper, the rocks have to go out another 5 feet!

We turned around when we saw an orange-painted concrete block on the sand in about 54 fsw. We don't know, however, if it was put there as a turn-around marker.
by carlk3
Thu May 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Keystone Jetty
Replies: 20
Views: 11097

Re: Keystone Jetty

Here is a new un-official crosssection of the Keystone Jetty at the deep end. https://nwdiveclub.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=34082 Diving the Keystone Jetty last Sunday made me curious about the structure itself. I found an Army Corps of Engineers report (p155-6) and created the mash-up a...
by carlk3
Thu May 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Bonaire: Flounder 'N Crab
Replies: 3
Views: 3812

Bonaire: Flounder 'N Crab

In March, Nanci and I followed a founder and crab in Bonaire. I've edited what saw we into a 2-minute nature video.

https://youtu.be/anYHSkfixoY

[Best in HD with sound, but includes closed captions.]

- Carl
by carlk3
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire: Crab & Flounder Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

Re: Bonaire: Crab & Flounder Mystery

Mystery solved! Thanks to club member Greg Jenson for looking at the video -- He is the author of a beautiful book on crabs and an e-book on flatfish, http://www.molamarine.com/ Greg writes (shared with permission): Hi very cool. The crab is definitely on the hunt, probing the sediment for buried sn...
by carlk3
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire: Crab & Flounder Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

Bonaire: Crab & Flounder Mystery

Why would a crab chase a flounder? Why would the flounder chase the crab? Last month in Bonaire, we watched a Flame Box Crab and a Peacock Flounder chase each other. We watched for 10 minutes as they went back and forth. I got some of it on video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqU0gWx29ac&feat...
by carlk3
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 528414

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds 1/27, on the morning high tide, 15' or 20'
by carlk3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Super Blood Wolf Moon Tonight
Replies: 6
Views: 2089

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: 1488

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: 3230
Views: 528414

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: 1141

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: 1141

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....