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by Cetacea
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: "Trashure" huntin'
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: "Trashure" huntin'

Yes. Columbia River. We recovered 3 of these balt anchors. One was 6000 pounds and two were 3000 pounders....they are for sale on eBay and CL. Would make an amazing decoration at your house or business. My wife hates them so they are not in my yard.....YET!!!
by Cetacea
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: "Trashure" huntin'
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: "Trashure" huntin'

I had no idea how easy it is to float and remove trash until I recently invested in float bags. This 6000 pound anchor came up with very little effort. ( until we we reached the surface) There is not much you can’t float. If you do the math you will see that it takes about 1 and 1/2 tanks of air to ...
by Cetacea
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sea Stars are Back!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Sea Stars are Back!!!!

I guess evolution has worked its magic and the strong survived and now there is resistance to wasting disease? I really hope this trend continues and we return to the days when you could hardly anchor your boat without pulling up your anchor and finding star fish (sea stars) attached to the anchor. ...
by Cetacea
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sea Stars are Back!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Sea Stars are Back!!!!

Over the last many years I’ve been so bummed to have seen all the sea stars dying off. I’d be lucky to see 1-2 during any dive near Tacoma. Last week I saw 100s if not 1000s off Owens beach area!! It was so awesome to see one or two every few feet and more species than I know. I’ve also heard report...
by Cetacea
Wed May 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: A week of deep diving in Nanaimo
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: A week of deep diving in Nanaimo

Wow. That’s some great bottom times. Guess I need to get on board with a rebreather. What’s your best practice for staying warm?
by Cetacea
Wed May 15, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 55048

Re: The Bottle Thread

Here are a couple recent finds from the sound. The whisky was found by a dive buddy and is estimated at $1000. (I probably swam past it thinking it was junk) there are still a few treasures to be found out there.
by Cetacea
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 55048

Re: The Bottle Thread

Love the post with the coffee cup filled with coffee. I have the espresso cup from the same ship possibly. Here are some treasures from sitka.
by Cetacea
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 55048

Re: The Bottle Thread

Recent finds...
by Cetacea
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh BBQ on the Beach
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: ThThTh BBQ on the Beach

Sounds like such a great time. I can’t make it but if I did I could have supplied a few plates and some 100 year old green beans that I found in gig last weekend. Hope you all have a great bbq. Cheers!
by Cetacea
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 295777

Re: Viz Reports Thread

February 13th at Tacoma waterfront was a chocolate mess. Decided not to dive because it looked so bad. I’ll fru again next week..
by Cetacea
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Float bags
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Float bags

I’m seeking about 10,000 pounds of lift capacity in lift bags to rent or purchase for a recovery project. Anyone have any to sell or rent or know a good place to start. Internet has bags from 50 pounds to 100,000 pounds for purchase. Buying used or renting would be preferred.
by Cetacea
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 3643

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

I’m not defending or supporting this fine because I don’t know the facts, but I can say this.... fishermen accidentally dump thousands of tons of lead into our lakes and streams when fishing. I know of one spot on the Columbia where we can bring up 100 pounds on one dive. Hunters spray lead all over...
by Cetacea
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Going up to Sitka Alaska!
Replies: 12
Views: 2554

Re: Going up to Sitka Alaska!

You know I’ll be back for trip number 3 really soon. I’ll plan something for January. As always thanks for all your generosity, free air and sharing some of your secret bottle diving spots. Let’s add to our steamship cups and plate collections..
by Cetacea
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 55048

Re: The Bottle Thread

Thanks!! It’s a sickness. Let me know if you want to sell or trade those WTs..
by Cetacea
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 55048

Re: The Bottle Thread

Bottle diving! I did 3000 dives before I ever picked up a bottle. I burned through miles of velvia 50 film and identifies all those undersea critters.....then i found my first Hutchison blob top.. such a fun andventure collecting junk from the past!! If you want to dive in Tacoma some Wednesday nigh...
by Cetacea
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 55048

Re: The Bottle Thread

Those are really nice finds!! I’m not n export but I’d sat they would go for $80-$170 on eBay depending on who is interested.
by Cetacea
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Alaska
Replies: 11
Views: 2150

Re: Alaska

Don’t be showing them our secret bottles diving sites...
by Cetacea
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Secret Reef
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: Secret Reef

You had me at secret!!
by Cetacea
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alaska diving
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Alaska diving

I had a such a good time Dave. Thanks again for all that sweet air. I’ll be back up soon..
by Cetacea
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: I'm back!!!!soon to be diving again.
Replies: 17
Views: 3145

Re: I'm back!!!!soon to be diving again.

So glad to here you are back!! I’m still diving tacoma every week. Still addicted to bottles.
by Cetacea
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Twins.. HP or LP
Replies: 7
Views: 2238

Re: Twins.. HP or LP

I really like the steel LP 85s. They fit nicely and trim out great. No need for any weight belt. When you you want to go deep and long you can overfill to around 3600 and have all the gas you need. I love ending a 200' deco dive with 2000 psi still on your back.
by Cetacea
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bottle diving anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 496

Bottle diving anyone?

My new job puts me in Tacoma, The peninsula and Seattle during the week. I'm solo diving 1-2 dives per week mostly at night near Tacoma. I'm open to trying new sites but but have been very successful finding some amazingly cool bottles around Tacoma. If you are interested in joining me on some "...
by Cetacea
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 55048

Re: The Bottle Thread

Found the embossed version of my previous post of another blob top. Found these and many other cool bottles on a solo night dive tonight in Tacoma.
by Cetacea
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dry suit question
Replies: 10
Views: 1675

Re: Dry suit question

I use a large commercial fan to blow on my suit and gear after I rinse it. I used to let it drip dry in the garage and it would take days to dry. I have found that even in the cold weather, having a fan or two blow on your gear for 12 hours, it dries out quickly. Not sure why it took me 30 years to ...
by Cetacea
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 55048

Re: The Bottle Thread

I found this really cool blob near Owens beach. There are no markings on it and what's really interesting is it contains a glass and metal/rubber stopper that is inside and won't come out. Anyone have an idea on the history of this bottle?