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by OreCoastDiver
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: New rock scallop reporting requirement
Replies: 3
Views: 2633

New rock scallop reporting requirement

Just thought I would pop in and give a heads up to all you rock scallop harvesters . Starting in 2013, divers who harvest rock scallops in Oregon waters will be required to report their catch to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife using a free harvest card. Since 1996, ODFW has required all r...
by OreCoastDiver
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Westport diving.......
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

Re: Westport diving.......

There used to be a dive club in Westport 20 years ago or so. They would have an annual dive to Distruction Island to salvage anchors. They would then sell the anchors and make a lot of money.
by OreCoastDiver
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Did anyone dive Newport on Friday?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Did anyone dive Newport on Friday?

The vis at the fingers looked amazing.... I wished I had brought my gear. Sorry I'm slow on this one, I've been busy. I did dive the Fingers Thursday, May 28, and the vis was 15 to 20. You are right to kick yourself for not bringing your gear. It doesn't get much better than that in the summer. The...
by OreCoastDiver
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Finally dry.
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Finally dry.

Hi Ann,

Welcome! I've heard several of your reports and look forward to hearing more, especially now that I know you are a diver. I would love it if you came down to the Oregon Coast to dive. I'll have to come up with a good story idea so you can count it as business.
by OreCoastDiver
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Amazing Tank Painter
Replies: 42
Views: 1785

Re: Amazing Tank Painter

defied wrote:I've got two bottles that are clear coated that have been getting salt inside of them (The clear coat, that is). When I can, I'm gonna go get them blasted for $25 a pop.

D(B)


After using any kind of abrasive on a tank it needs to be hydroed. So add a few more dollars to your sand blasting bill.
by OreCoastDiver
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: A fun week of diving the Oregon Coast
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

Re: A fun week of diving the Oregon Coast

That's one thing about diving the Oregon coast, you usually have the place to yourself. Last Saturday I saw two other teams of divers at The Fingers. It was the first time I've run into someone else diving there. Let me know when you're doing Barview and I'll try and join you. Tuesday my wife and I ...
by OreCoastDiver
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: A fun week of diving the Oregon Coast
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

Re: A fun week of diving the Oregon Coast

I googled it the this morning .it sounded like neatarts and yaquina were close together . I was just down there in newport dove 3rd finger killed fish also had a wonderful dinner ! I live at the mouth of the columbia so newport is a 4hr drive don't get down there to often .neatarts i've dove a coup...
by OreCoastDiver
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Navy Diving Manual
Replies: 16
Views: 886

Re: Navy Diving Manual

OK, even though I'm a professional word nerd I had to look up phlegmatic. All of you phlegmatics, raise your hand. The rest of you, step away from the dive gear. The Phlegmatic:: Is deliberative; slow in making decisions; perhaps overcautious in minor matters. Is indifferent to external affairs. Is ...
by OreCoastDiver
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: A fun week of diving the Oregon Coast
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

Re: A fun week of diving the Oregon Coast

Hey Bob, I'd love to go diving with you and show you some spots on the Oregon Coast. To answer your question, I submitted a report on diving the Oregon Coast that will appear today or tomorrow on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Web site under the Recreation Report. (It might be here und...
by OreCoastDiver
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Seahurst Park
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Seahurst Park

Back in the day this was a nice dive. When the barge was still around you had lots of life: octos, wolf eels, clouds of rockfish and the barge was covered in invertebrates. But the last time I dove it was 28 years ago, so what do I know. Maybe they should do at Seahurst what they did at Saltwater. T...
by OreCoastDiver
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Great service from South Beach Scuba
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Great service from South Beach Scuba

Tangfish wrote:Nothing like having a good LDS in your area.


We went without one in Lincoln County for four or five years, although the Marina Store will fill tanks, but only to 3000. Still it was great to have a place to get air.
by OreCoastDiver
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Great service from South Beach Scuba
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Great service from South Beach Scuba

Sounds like a great referral having such great customer service. What town is this shop located in? South Beach Scuba is 4909 S. Coast Highway, suite 305, South Beach, OR 97366, 541-867-4944. The shop's a little hard to find because it's off the highway in a storage/business park behind the South B...
by OreCoastDiver
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: A fun week of diving the Oregon Coast
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

Re: A fun week of diving the Oregon Coast

The fingers are very heavily fished by both shore angler and boat anglers. I usually pick up about a pound of lead sinkers and jigs on a dive. What's the difference between catching a fish hook and line or spearing it? Do you eat fish Bassman? They've got to come from somewhere. I also know people. ...
by OreCoastDiver
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Great service from South Beach Scuba
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Great service from South Beach Scuba

I think Scott at South Beach Scuba is doing a good job. Monday afternoon my brother and I went into Scott's new shop for a fill. I told him that we were planning to dive every day this week. On Tuesday I got an email from him saying he would be closed on Wednesday and offered to lend us two of his t...
by OreCoastDiver
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: A fun week of diving the Oregon Coast
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

A fun week of diving the Oregon Coast

My bro was here all last week and we dove The Fingers on Yaquina Bay south jetty five times and Netarts once. My brother is a spearfishing nut and he really liked the fingers. He was almost guaranteed near limits. The weeks total was: 3 ling, 2 greenling, 1 blue and about a dozen black rf. What I le...
by OreCoastDiver
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaii (Oahu) Diving
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Hawaii (Oahu) Diving

Thanks for the report. We're headed to Maui on Mar. 10. I understand the dive boats are a lot cheaper on Oahu. I think we are mostly going to shore dive this year. There are lots of good shore dives on Maui.

I hear there's a lot fewer visitors to Hawaii this year. Was that noticeable?
by OreCoastDiver
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: A hui hou
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: A hui hou

I actually thought of an application for one of your units in our program. We (ODFW) tag and track the movements of rockfish off the coast of Oregon. To do this we set up an array of transponders in a grid pattern with mooring buoys, anchors ... anyway it's a big pain and we have to pull them during...
by OreCoastDiver
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: A hui hou
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: A hui hou

Wow! Talk about a dream job. Congrats bud. Keep us posted on your adventures and tell us more about Liquid Robotics. We usually go to Maui, but we would like to give the Big Island a try. Hope to get a dive in with you when we do. The article was real cool. When more articles are published, please p...
by OreCoastDiver
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Maui
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Maui

My wife and I will be there from March 10 to 20 the first three days in Kehi and the last week in our condo in Kahana. I'd be up for diving with anyone from the club that will be there, although I have a built in dive partner now that my wife is certified.
by OreCoastDiver
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Got a spare room for a night or two?
Replies: 17
Views: 696

Re: Got a spare room for a night or two?

Speaking of REEF projects... One that I think would be very timely, considering all the hoopla in Oregon about marine reserves, would be a REEF survey of Oregon's only defacto marine reserve, Whale Cove. It has been a no take area since the mid '80s, is relatively small, somewhat protected, beautifu...
by OreCoastDiver
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Got a spare room for a night or two?
Replies: 17
Views: 696

Re: Got a spare room for a night or two?

My 31-year-old son is moving home in a couple of weeks and taking up residence in our guest bedroom. But we have a very comfortable blow-up bed we can set up in the computer room. You are both welcome to stay with us anytime you need a spot in Lincoln City, about 35 miles from Newport. It's the leas...
by OreCoastDiver
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: What do you think of the Suunto Vyper 2 computer?
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: What do you think of the Suunto Vyper 2 computer?

I've had a Suunto Vytec for about three years and love it. My wife is considering buying a Vyper on my recommendation. They are great computers and the fact that they are a little conservative doesn't bother me a bit. One thing you might consider is buying a Vyper instead of a Vyper 2. With the diff...
by OreCoastDiver
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: GPO taken at Redondo-where to put your outrage
Replies: 54
Views: 3328

Re: GPO taken at Redondo-where to put your outrage

Going back to one of Fritz's original points, if you really are concerned about marine life populations BUY A Fishing License! You don't have to use it, but fish and wildlife agencies are about the only people working to preserve and protect and conserve fish populations and fish habitats. In Washin...
by OreCoastDiver
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: on a more positive note ...
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: on a more positive note ...

Very nice Bob! Those are real important people... the most important, in fact.

Thanks for donating the photos.
by OreCoastDiver
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ready for spring?
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Ready for spring?

[quote="Dmitchell"] we've had 130" at sea level since December 1. Most of that has been since January 1. We got 8" last night in about an hour! Only 60" to go and we break the record set 2 years ago! [quote] Boy, that kind of shuts down the whining from the Puget Sound crowd...