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by loanwolf
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Future of Mukilteo Diving
Replies: 16
Views: 2317

Re: Future of Mukilteo Diving

Rockfish wrote:One other thing I noticed in lookinig at the PDF is that there are a lot of "potential" things that they might do. Nothing appears to be firm.

Mike


If they don't get the 5 acres then the whole plan is out the window.
by loanwolf
Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 2790

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

He swam back to 190 on the bottom came up to 80 did his transition even took the time to switch his computer. Problem was he did not have enough weight on him to stay down. He was on deco for some time and as he explained to me at one point he was head down swimming trying to stay down. And if you ...
by loanwolf
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 2790

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

... and the guy who found him ... another deep air diver ... suffered a debilitating accident less than a year after that ... ... Bob (Grateful Diver) Bob were he screwed up was he put on a additional 80cf deco bottle and forgot to add weight for it. So he was screwed before he even got into the wa...
by loanwolf
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 2790

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

... and the guy who found him ... another deep air diver ... suffered a debilitating accident less than a year after that ... ... Bob (Grateful Diver) Bob were he screwed up was he put on a additional 80cf deco bottle and forgot to add weight for it. So he was screwed before he even got into the wa...
by loanwolf
Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 2790

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

Sorry, I may have missed something in a followup incident report but if we are talking about Kirby, I came away with the impression (and supported by his post here on NWDC) that it happened because he was narc'd and lost track of time and gas at depth and 'woke up' low on back gas and needing to do...
by loanwolf
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 2790

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

... and the guy who found him ... another deep air diver ... suffered a debilitating accident less than a year after that ... ... Bob (Grateful Diver) Bob were he screwed up was he put on a additional 80cf deco bottle and forgot to add weight for it. So he was screwed before he even got into the wa...
by loanwolf
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Marine surveyor
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

Re: Marine surveyor

Mateo1147 wrote:Not commercial but I wouldn't go so far as to call it a yacht. Wooden hull from 1944, 44' oal, ex navy boat.


Global will do everything, probably your best bet. give them a call and they should be able to give you a quote as well. they are in Lake Stevens.
by loanwolf
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Marine surveyor
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

Re: Marine surveyor

for a yacht or commercial vessel?

Global is the nearest and one of the best in the area.
by loanwolf
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: No Bubble Zone
Topic: CCR
Replies: 24
Views: 820

Re: CCR

If you check on Rebreather World and CCR Explorer's you can find some good deals on a used manual CCR in the $4500 range. The big difference in a 8-12 and 4-8 mesh is the 4-8 has much less WOB. But it also has much less surface area for the reaction so does not preform as well as the finer mesh mate...
by loanwolf
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: SW WA Cave?
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: SW WA Cave?

Is this area kind of a marshy lake in the trees or a lake? Their are several old coal mines that are flooded. the main sites of were the mines are are under water and they have a very good flow of water coming out of them. If you do venture in be careful. they have miles and miles of crisscrossing t...
by loanwolf
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Clallam Bay diving ?
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: Clallam Bay diving ?

There is not structure like that in the bay. They are most likely talking about the area to the south east of sail rock. But it is still a good scooter dive.

http://www.charts.noaa.gov/PDFs/18460.pdf
by loanwolf
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Not too late to swim with kokanee
Replies: 8
Views: 3330

Re: Not too late to swim with kokanee

Have you guys dove Waldo?

If so has it cleared up from the fire a few years ago?
by loanwolf
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: I got bent (NHZ)
Replies: 52
Views: 9310

Re: I got bent (NHZ)

Was letting go of the ascent line to prevent the yoyo stop not an option? I have a strap for ascent line rest stops in high surge areas like Neah Bay. It's about 10 feet long and clips to me and to the ascent line. In the open ocean when we have high surge our last stop is at 30' to stay out of the...
by loanwolf
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Deco Diving
Replies: 28
Views: 2472

Re: Deco Diving

The Navy Dive manual is a interesting place to read up on some of that as well.


http://www.usu.edu/scuba/navy_manual6.pdf
by loanwolf
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New scooter
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: New scooter

That is friging cool. nice post.
by loanwolf
Thu May 16, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Always analyze your gas!
Replies: 23
Views: 2991

Re: Always analyze your gas!

We had a tech instructor die recently in Florida on the Hydro Atlantic. I have not seen the official report, but the word is, he had his shop he works at fill the tanks with air. Problem was, somehow, that air turned into 36 percent. He convulsed at approx 165 feet and died shortly thereafter at th...
by loanwolf
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 5388

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

This is totally false. I even asked and verified with the company that I get my "welding gas" from. They confirmed that they totally vacuum out all incoming tanks prior to filling them. Do you have any idea of the liability of a company selling a bottle of O2 to a welder that was half ful...
by loanwolf
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 5388

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

remember, UHP is "laboratory" quality helium.. meaning you pay laboratory prices.. the regular helium and UHP goes through the exact same process here locally.. the only difference is that they claim to pull a vacuum before the transfer the UHP helium.. they actually do that anyways with ...
by loanwolf
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 5388

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

There is a welding blend of 25% CO2 / 75% argon - but they don't put helium in that. Their are lots of different blends that even include krypton, xenon, and radon depending on what you are working with. and then many welders themselves use different blends to do the same work. All depends on how t...
by loanwolf
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 5388

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

remember, UHP is "laboratory" quality helium.. meaning you pay laboratory prices.. the regular helium and UHP goes through the exact same process here locally.. the only difference is that they claim to pull a vacuum before the transfer the UHP helium.. they actually do that anyways with ...
by loanwolf
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Tank inspection classes
Replies: 28
Views: 4990

Re: Tank inspection classes

Ahh! That may be why in 50 years of looking at welding cylinders I've never seen a VIP sticker. Thanks. Welding tanks like bank tanks do not get immersed so they do not need inspected yearly. The heavy lift ROV has 2 HP bank tanks on it and they have to be VIP'd every year. They are the same tanks ...
by loanwolf
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Tank inspection classes
Replies: 28
Views: 4990

Re: Tank inspection classes

Most people forget that there's no license anywhere or rules that say you have to VIP anything. It's a self regulating bit of the dive industry that may or may not be complete BS. You should make up your own opinions when you've had enough experience to form one. That said, the industry likes to se...
by loanwolf
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Tank inspection classes
Replies: 28
Views: 4990

Re: Tank inspection classes

Certifications to VIP classes are not required to be accepted by anyone. Its the shop's compressor and they are perfectly within their rights to refuse to fill tanks VIPed or hydroed by anyone they decide. There's no requirement in law prohibiting tank or VIP discrimination. There are no "accr...
by loanwolf
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Tank inspection classes
Replies: 28
Views: 4990

Re: Tank inspection classes

It is a great class damn well worth taking.
by loanwolf
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Tank inspection classes
Replies: 28
Views: 4990

Re: Tank inspection classes

Good question as Evergreen Dive Services wont honor VIPS from AAA in everett. Although they have the stickers and are licensed visual inspectors Evergreen says "they dont VIP for "SCUBA" so we will not honor those, or fill after they VIP them. Really? they are certified so buy all ri...