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by whatevah
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: PNW Spear Fishing Education...
Replies: 67
Views: 12004

Re: PNW Spear Fishing Education...

Oh yeah, if you go after a ling this year, PLEASE target on the small side, the giant ones are ALWAYS females and nothing will bum you out more than gutting a ling and seeing millions of little ling eggs inside.... That's actually not true.... females get larger than males earlier in their life, bu...
by whatevah
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Steel 72's... what are they good for?
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Steel 72's... what are they good for?

I love my LP72s - those and HP100s seem to balance out really well for me. I think I've got six or seven LP72s that I use for all manner of non-deco stuff. I've also got two of them doubled up for deco diving and they suit me perfectly for deep air/nitrox.
by whatevah
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ling Cod slot limits - how's that working out for ya?
Replies: 87
Views: 7630

Re: Ling Cod slot limits - how's that working out for ya?

That's correct. There is no more lower limit on length for spearfishers of Lingcod.
by whatevah
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: WWII Wreck diving in Truk Lagoon - Photos, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: WWII Wreck diving in Truk Lagoon - Photos, etc.

I feel like I'm there for photo #2 above - thanks for passing these along for all to enjoy. Bucket list for sure!
by whatevah
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: What would I do if.....?
Replies: 144
Views: 7082

Re: What would I do if.....?

Had the same question myself. Once you ascend, you don't just sink like that. Much as I hate random speculation: if a diver were to experience an arterial gas embolism during a rapid ascent, they might aspirate enough water to become negatively buoyant. Maybe. Or maybe something else happened. Or n...
by whatevah
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: What would I do if.....?
Replies: 144
Views: 7082

Re: What would I do if.....?

I have no intention of pointing any fingers or engaging in "shoulda/coulda/woulda". But I do have one question that I hope the investigation into this tragedy will find the answer to: What made him sink? He was doing a rapid ascent, but somehow wound up back on the bottom. Knowing that th...
by whatevah
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diver Missing At Cove 2 (11am Today 2/19)
Replies: 85
Views: 9956

Re: Diver Missing At Cove 2 (11am Today 2/19)

Both Seattle PD and Seattle fire maintain professional dive teams. They are police and firefighters who sign up for the dive team as (coveted apparently) duty so no they are not volunteers. King and Pierce county sheriff's departments also maintain professional dive teams. I don't know about other ...
by whatevah
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Narked?
Replies: 77
Views: 6210

Re: Narked?

Been a long time since I did anything below 100' on air. I would have told you that before Trimix I was never narc'ed. So I guess that paranoia of watching my buddy and gauges not to mention the tunnel vision and super loud regs was just normal :eek: . After my first trimix dive, I was like Holy Cr...
by whatevah
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Narked?
Replies: 77
Views: 6210

Re: Narked?

DOING IT RIGHT: The Fundamentals of Better Diving, Jarrad Jablonski, Global Underwater Explorers, 2000 Table 5.1 Which more specifically states that the anesthetic potency of a gas is inversely proportional to that gases solubility in lipids. Table 5.1 is solubility coefficient for gasses in Olive ...
by whatevah
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Protected Species!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1680

Re: Protected Species!!

Cool Jan! I think at Keystone we are witnessing the occasional jumping of the sills by species which are more typically found out in the straits. My suspicion is that species like Tiger, Bocaccio etc are not typically found in the sound proper because it isn't really the right kind of environment fo...
by whatevah
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: SAC rate?
Replies: 25
Views: 2567

Re: SAC rate?

Good discussion :) It has taken me a lot of dives to bring my SAC down from 0.7 - 0.8 to the present 0.2 to 0.3. I think that most of the improvement just happens with experience, but there are some things that I think have kept me progressing - maybe they'll work for others too: * got rid of excess...
by whatevah
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Protected Species!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1680

Re: Protected Species!!

Tigers in the San Juans - yes, absolutely. Chinas though? I haven't seen one ever, but I think Pete says he did. Pete says he has seen one at Point Lawrence @80', and one at Davidson Rock @120' (Wayne Palsson thinks he saw the same fish during a drop-cam survey). Also claims to have witnessed a Can...
by whatevah
Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Anti-spearos, why? NHZ please.
Replies: 32
Views: 2417

Re: Anti-spearos, why? NHZ please.

After reading the Washington fishing regulations, I feel sorry for the spearos up there. It is sad that the fisheries there are managed in an anti-spearfishing manner that doesn't appear to be based on management needs (anglers have longer seasons and larger bag limits, so it isn't due to overfishi...
by whatevah
Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Anti-spearos, why? NHZ please.
Replies: 32
Views: 2417

Re: Anti-spearos, why? NHZ please.

I spearfished in Australia a bit, it's good because you can select exactly the fish you intend to catch, eliminating bicatch. However, that was all done while freediving, which I think is way more legit than spearing on scuba. It's a hell of a lot harder, and more of a sport. Who would honestly say...
by whatevah
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ling Cod slot limits - how's that working out for ya?
Replies: 87
Views: 7630

Re: Ling Cod slot limits - how's that working out for ya?

Thanks for the information. Unfortunately I was not able to find your discussion of 4B test fishery results or the full discussion of the PSRFEF in the recordings - I think they may have been cut short when posted. I don't agree that this proposed change addresses a "critical conservation need&...
by whatevah
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ling Cod slot limits - how's that working out for ya?
Replies: 87
Views: 7630

Re: Ling Cod slot limits - how's that working out for ya?

As a follow up to this discussion, I wanted to make y'all aware that the WDFW has begun working through proposals for rule changes in the 2012-2013 sport fishing seasons. You can find a document detailing the proposals being considered at their regulations page . Apparently they are not accepting an...
by whatevah
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Long Island Wall
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Long Island Wall

Was a fine morning on the water, despite some significant swell coming across Rosario Strait and a pretty thick fog bank. 35' visibility at Long Island Wall. We set shrimp pots on the way around Iceberg Point and retrieved them on the way home. Four pots out, 3 licenses on board, and the first pot w...
by whatevah
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Long Island Wall
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Long Island Wall

Well that's timely - I'm heading out there _early_ tomorrow AM. I like Long Island Wall for the Strawberry Anemones :)
by whatevah
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: New fees at State Parks
Replies: 20
Views: 1444

Re: New fees at State Parks

What's all the crying about???? $30 for a whole years access to all that great recreational property?? Well I got no problem with paying for it since I will be using it. It just makes sense to me. For those wondering I just looked online to purchase it and the total is $35. $33 plus a $2 dealer fee...
by whatevah
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Need ideas for dive boat!!! Help me before the wife changes
Replies: 30
Views: 2209

Re: Need ideas for dive boat!!! Help me before the wife chan

I would recommend an older 22' SeaSport - single outboard (with kicker) is ideal. Great all around boat that will hold its value very well.
by whatevah
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: New fees at State Parks
Replies: 20
Views: 1444

Re: New fees at State Parks

The money to keep the parks functioning has to come from somewhere and given the current economic circumstances in WA where else would you propose it comes from? It's either usage fees or state income tax....I'm guessing nobody here wants a state income tax implemented. I am generally all for user ...
by whatevah
Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ling Cod slot limits - how's that working out for ya?
Replies: 87
Views: 7630

Re: Ling Cod slot limits - how's that working out for ya?

I shot 8 Lingcod this year. Between my hunting buddies and myself the total was 22. I recorded data on all of them that I plan to use for future discussion with the WDFW. I've also registered a domain name that I plan to use for an informal "association" of SCUBA and free divers who harves...
by whatevah
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Pacific herring at Cove 2?
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: Pacific herring at Cove 2?

Surf Smelt perhaps?
by whatevah
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: CamOcean 2011 slideshow
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: CamOcean 2011 slideshow

CamOcean is 10am to 4pm on Saturday the 18th at Cama Beach State Park. Hope you can make it.
by whatevah
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: CamOcean 2011 slideshow
Replies: 2
Views: 601

CamOcean 2011 slideshow

On Saturday the 18th, Jan Kocian and I will have a booth at the CamOcean festival on Camano Island. Jan will have a bunch of his amazing photography and artwork on hand and I'll be showing a slideshow on my computer. We'll be talking to folks about REEF, The SeaDoc Society, local diving and underwat...

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