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by Tom Nic
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)

Beginner camera TG-6 hands down. And you can take it to the stratosphere. Throw in a tray and at least one strobe and you've got a really good rig.
by Tom Nic
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Logs??
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Logs??

LOVE Sitka diving!

I trust you are doing well Dave....
by Tom Nic
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Introducing Myself

Welcome! Hope to see you on and under the water someday!
by Tom Nic
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire, December 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Bonaire, December 2019

Nice report and pictures! Thank you so much for posting! Bonaire is my happy place, and I'll be leaving for my 14th trip in just 30 days, but hey, who's counting?! I love that little island its world class diving so much, and in spite of growth it's still one of the best places to dive in the world....
by Tom Nic
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The Banda Sea aboard the MSY Seahorse
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: The Banda Sea aboard the MSY Seahorse

Stunning work, as always!

We have an amazing pool of talent here in the PNW, and on NWDC in particular.

Truly world class!
by Tom Nic
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hey Guys!
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Hey Guys!

Welcome to the PNW! You will find many passionate, friendly divers here who will be more than willing to show you some of our amazing, cold, green waters! Good luck, and I hope to meet you when you come!
by Tom Nic
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: "Fish gotta fly, birds gotta swim"
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: "Fish gotta fly, birds gotta swim"

Great capture of the cormorant! I remember being at 60 fsw, seeing one fly by, and thinking "I must be narced..." 🤣🤔🤤
by Tom Nic
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe

Awesome
by Tom Nic
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Neah Bay water temps.
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Neah Bay water temps.

My guess is that since you were relatively shallow that accounted for the warmer temps. 10 degrees colder than what you experienced is not uncommon. Two great dives!
by Tom Nic
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to Tacoma/Seattle! Looking for fellow Photographers!
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: New to Tacoma/Seattle! Looking for fellow Photographers!

Welcome! During the week I can get free to dive, and hopefully mid-November I'll be back in the water!
by Tom Nic
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: keystone Jetty 360
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: keystone Jetty 360

Very nice!

Perhaps more than you're "signing up for" but this format would be fabulous as a "guide" to local dive sites and beyond.
by Tom Nic
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Great day diving with Papa Z! Video! Octo x 2!
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Great day diving with Papa Z! Video! Octo x 2!

Nice!

Father Son diving is the best!
by Tom Nic
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sunrise - GPO Hatchlings
Replies: 17
Views: 1227

Re: Sunrise - GPO Hatchlings

Amazing!
by Tom Nic
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hudson Point - Fall Time!
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Hudson Point - Fall Time!

Love it!


thanks for posting!
by Tom Nic
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 3 Tree tomorrow afternoon 9/17/19
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: 3 Tree tomorrow afternoon 9/17/19

Unfortunately I am out of town or I'd take you up on it.

Keep posting...
by Tom Nic
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I'd Rather be Diving
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: I'd Rather be Diving

Glad you're OK!
by Tom Nic
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Monterey, CA weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Monterey, CA weekend

Do I understand your post correctly that you went out on a charter, AND you specifically hired a guide to come along on the dive?

Sometimes both are provided, just wanted to check.
by Tom Nic
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Monterey, CA weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Monterey, CA weekend

Lovely!

Great report... some amazing diving in Monterey!
by Tom Nic
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 43
Views: 3563

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

Well that didn’t take long for the insurance companies and lawyers to take control of the situation, while the family members of the deceased are still in shock and grieving. https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Owner-of-Dive-Boat-Where-34-Died-Seeks-to-Head-Off-Lawsuits-559523721.html Is anyon...
by Tom Nic
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Octopus Hole?
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Octopus Hole?

Very often visibility in the Hood Canal is crap above 30-40 fsw. It often opens up quite nicely below that. The rare days when it is crystal clear in the top 30' are wonderful - because so much life is in that top 30-40'. So... Octopus Hole. Great dive. But if I remember correctly the wall starts at...
by Tom Nic
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 43
Views: 3563

Re: Truth Aquatics/Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

This is terrible...
by Tom Nic
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Looking For A Back-Up Suit
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: Looking For A Back-Up Suit

SCUBARM79 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:51 am
Here it is...! https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/spo/ ... 56996.html
Thank you!

I will check them out!
by Tom Nic
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit Rental
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Drysuit Rental

orcasc205 wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:18 pm
8 Diving in Des Moines rents Santi E-Motion drysuits. Not sure if they have a special for longer term rentals or not.
Thanks! I'll check them out!
by Tom Nic
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Looking For A Back-Up Suit
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Looking For A Back-Up Suit

Yeah... I really need one. As much as I dive (or at least want to), and the fact that any repair beyond seals seems to be 6-8 weeks, it makes sense to invest in a back up suit. So, I don't want to spend 2 to 3 grand for a back up suit - for a primary it makes sense, but in my budget not in a back up...