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by camerone
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Antarctic Artists and Writers Program
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: Antarctic Artists and Writers Program

If you need inspiration - check out Norbert Wu's work... crossed paths with him down at Palmer about ten years ago when he was filming on an NSF grant. Antarctica underwater (and up top) is one of the most amazing places left on the planet. The diving is incredible, too :)
by camerone
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Oh no - This sucks
Replies: 12
Views: 2737

Re: Oh no - This sucks

Ouch... I met and dove with Erik when was helping out Mel as a DM way back when I took my CCR trimix (10+ years ago now.) Great guy...sad loss...
by camerone
Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Lightmonkey Connector Fix - Advice Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: Lightmonkey Connector Fix - Advice Needed

Vetco (at 520 and Northup in Bellevue) has them in stock. There's two parts - the shell and the interior connector (which is silver plated). They come in several sizes. Super cheap.

I have some at home, but I'm on the road for work, or I'd just give you one...
by camerone
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB or rent Tech gear
Replies: 30
Views: 2971

Re: WTB or rent Tech gear

Laura, didn't you take T1 in my horrid pink dub 80s? :) I seem to remember it being a story that make for a good drinking opportunity :)
by camerone
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cow Sink and Florida caves.
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Cow Sink and Florida caves.

I love Cow Sink! Upstream and downstream are gorgeous! Beautiful video... and definitely impressed you did it backmount. The corkscrew on entry is a challenge...last time I was there, I watched a Russian dive team go in ahead of me, all backmount plus stages, and thought "this isn't going to be...
by camerone
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: BCD Inflator
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: BCD Inflator

Heh. Dive gear express even has the whole shebang for $6. https://www.divegearexpress.com/inflato ... o-ring-kit

Pictorial at the bottom of that page walks thru how to use it.

More reason to always only use normal standard inflators on wings...no matter where in the world, they'll always have the parts.
by camerone
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: BCD Inflator
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: BCD Inflator

Fwiw standard inflators are really easy to service. It's a stock set of o-rings that are easily replaceable and they're basically all alike. Harbor freight has o-rig kits in Viton super cheap and picks. Deep Sea Supply sells a tool that is all you need along with a screwdriver and a new set of zip t...
by camerone
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: NITROX problems
Replies: 26
Views: 3655

Re: NITROX problems

My understanding is the Oxycheq sensor should be replaced annually even though I only do about 50 Nitrox tanks per year. Just replace it when it dies. Its not actually an oxycheq sensor its a Teledyne. They are fine and then drop off a cliff performance wise and you will be turning the dial way up....
by camerone
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: NITROX problems
Replies: 26
Views: 3655

Re: NITROX problems

It is a challenge to get my tank valves to give a slow steady flow. https://www.divegearexpress.com/trumix-4001-bc-hose-adapter-2-lpm-flow or http://www.northeastscubasupply.com/bc-flow-restrictor This snaps onto a BC fitting and guarantees a steady flow at an appropriate rate. For a little more, y...
by camerone
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: NITROX problems
Replies: 26
Views: 3655

Re: NITROX problems

Get the optional "fine" tuning knob, its worth the extra $. And to add... make sure you know how to use an O2 analyzer properly, too. Cells (sensors) do not register the percentage of oxygen in the gas. They register a value which corresponds to the partial pressure of oxygen only. So for...
by camerone
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tips and tricks for chasing drysuit leaks?
Replies: 11
Views: 1636

Re: Tips and tricks for chasing drysuit leaks?

Hmmm... since I bought it, there has always been wetness on the left arm (*). I had left arm wetness for a long time in my DUI suit, and it frustrated the hell out of me. I swore it was the dump valve up and down. Turned out it was just the end of life for the zipper, although you couldn't really s...
by camerone
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: WW2 Japanese Battleship found!
Replies: 0
Views: 901

WW2 Japanese Battleship found!

New wreck dive... Looks like Paul Allen and the crew on the Octopus found the Musashi in around 1000 meters of water off of the Philippines. It looks super cool in the video, although a little deep for the gear I own http://www.geekwire.com/2015/paul-allen-and-octopus-team-find-one-of-largest-sunken...
by camerone
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Off the beaten path: diving the Faroe Islands
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: Off the beaten path: diving the Faroe Islands

Nope, not dove Scotland. I've been there, and had my share of fine whisky, but never had time in the other water-of-life, so to speak. But a wreck trip out to Scapa Flow has been on the bucket list for some time.
by camerone
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Off the beaten path: diving the Faroe Islands
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: Off the beaten path: diving the Faroe Islands

Wow. What's next? Jan Mayen? South Georgia? What a marvelous and unique adventure. -Curt Honestly, I dunno. I've done Antarctica already, and it was fascinating... I'd like to go back and do some exploratory diving on the Weddell Sea side of the continent, as all the stuff I got to do was the outsi...
by camerone
Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Off the beaten path: diving the Faroe Islands
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Off the beaten path: diving the Faroe Islands

Just got back from a little over a week in the Faroe Islands. If you're like most people I have mentioned it to, you're probably thinking "where?" Congrats to you if you know where they are without having to look at a map photo 1.JPG Jenn and I decided to get away for a few days and wanted...
by camerone
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Spring for Knighthawk
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Spring for Knighthawk

Try Amazon supply, which was the old SmallParts.com. Anything in 316 or 304 stainless of the approximate size should be fine. It just needs to fit into the groove inside the elbow. You could also just call up Oxycheq, Hog, dss, dive gear express, etc. Most of the springs in those dump valves are bas...
by camerone
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: PADI talent search :)
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: PADI talent search :)

With PADI, I'm surprised they're not trying to charge you for a "Self-Promotion Specialty" class when you send in the video and issuing a card in return. :)
by camerone
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: No Bubble Zone
Topic: CCR
Replies: 24
Views: 443

Re: CCR

Mesh is "4-8"? Yeah. After forming the soda lime granules, they will pass through a mesh sieve of size 4 but be caught by a size 8. m has details of mesh size Most breathers will run with either, but it depends on the porous screens they use in the scrubber. The Work of Breathing testing ...
by camerone
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Diving Concepts DryGlove O-Rings
Replies: 17
Views: 1971

Re: Diving Concepts DryGlove O-Rings

Also - McMaster is fantastic for ordering, but http://www.amazonsupply.com also has stuff, and if it's just one or two items, the shipping can be cheaper (especially as a prime member.) They bought Small Parts a few years back and have not done a good job marketing it...but they're tremendously usef...
by camerone
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: Question for the rebreather divers
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: Question for the rebreather divers

I go back and forth... had a rebreather for 12-ish years now, I think...grabbed it right after open water class, so 190+ of my first 200 dives were on a rebreather. I prefer rebreather diving to O/C. It's more comfortable, warmer, quieter, and frees me from worry about bottom time, depth limitations...
by camerone
Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Broken Stain Relief
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: Broken Stain Relief

Manifolds get rebuilt at hydro time for me (every five years) unless they're leaking.

When I take the set apart each year to VIP the tanks, I replace the neck o-ring on each tank and the manifold crossbar o-ring.
by camerone
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Free Compressor in Olympia
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Free Compressor in Olympia

Good deal on that, even with an overhaul.

I wouldn't even bother to fix the motor; I'd just throw a small single phase electric on there for $125...much nicer to the neighbors and you can run with your garage closed up in the evenings or early mornings.

Good luck being the first in line for it!
by camerone
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Fs - pony bottle setup, new
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: Fs - pony bottle setup, new

this is still an AWESOME deal IMHO as that titan reg is worth the price alone. buy it, sell the bottle for whatever and get a bigger one. How you figure, Wayne? One can get a Titan LX (brand spankin' new in the box) for $325 in DIN, or a bit less in yoke... They're a nice reg, parts kits are fairly...
by camerone
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Got some holes up in my gearz
Replies: 18
Views: 1774

Re: Got some holes up in my gearz

Shoe Goo works really well for small holes too. The stuff is indestructible and flexible. Plus it comes in cool tech black :)
by camerone
Sat May 17, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Non Scuba subject.
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Non Scuba subject.

BillZ wrote:This topic was already covered a few years ago.......
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That's why we keep good old fashioned flip-open straight razors around. :)