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by dlh
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: A Game Changer in Underwater Photography
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: A Game Changer in Underwater Photography

From the details described in the paper this technique would likely only be practical on still, fixed subjects. It requires many shots from various angles to measure distance to subject and light sources. It was designed for photogrammetry and reef surveys where many shots from all angles are availa...
by dlh
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3125
Views: 295650

Re: Viz Reports Thread

An easy 50 feet of horizontal vis at Maury Island Barges today. Perhaps 30 feet at Sunrise.
by dlh
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Deja vu?
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: Deja vu?

I'll pitch in for a Glass Bottom. :)
by dlh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sunrise with Warbonnets
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Sunrise with Warbonnets

If you have had enough of Octos, Wolfeels, and Scallops at Sunrise Reef there seems to be an good population of Mosshead Warbonnets present. The last three times I've dove the site in the last month I've been lucky enough to find one or two. Definitely one of my favorite fish. :) Sunrise and Zees Re...
by dlh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Even more from God's Pocket - Oct 1-5 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Even more from God's Pocket - Oct 1-5 2019

Looks like lots of us visited God's Pocket this season! We really should try to coordinate this as an annual event. As you've all heard by now the resort is as great as ever under the new management. I was able to visit in both Spring and Fall this year and had top notch staff on both visits. Chris,...
by dlh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 11/7
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: ThThTh 11/7

Last minute diversion to California takes me out this week.
by dlh
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe

What a great adventure Derek! Amazing photos of the Sharks!
by dlh
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 10/31 Halloween Edition
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: ThThTh 10/31 Halloween Edition

I'm booked this Thursday but planning on joining next time Nov 7th.
by dlh
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: a gathering of Crabs at Redondo
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: a gathering of Crabs at Redondo

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There can be only one!
by dlh
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh Back to School Edition
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: ThThTh Back to School Edition

What a great get together this week! Big turnout, great water conditions, and lots of life out and about at Redondo. I was very happy to see a larger number of sea stars, healthy, and even some Sunflowers! Here are a few of my pics from the evening: Redondo Pier September 05, 2019 (74 of 108).JPG Re...
by dlh
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 32
Views: 2488

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

Speaking of lithium battery chargers: I've been reading up on this and found that Drones use a particularly volatile battery type called Lithium Polymer. This is different from the Lithium Ion batteries we find in Lights and Cameras. It seems that they are so volatile that there are Dozens of produc...
by dlh
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Regulator service
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Regulator service

A few ways to make an informed decision: 1) Buy an IP Gauge for $10 to see if your 1st stage has an IP in spec and stable or has drifted out of spec (should be 130-140 psi) 2) Remove the 2nd Stage purge cover and see if everything is clean without debris or scaled on junk 3) Put the 2nd Stage pressu...
by dlh
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill
Replies: 14
Views: 626

Re: Redondo 8/24/19 - Six-Gill

That is a amazing and incredible too! Great Photos to commemorate the occasion.
by dlh
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Faceplant!
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Faceplant!

Thanks for sharing this incident and the note of caution.

No matter how experienced, we are all capable of a simple mistake, stumble, or equipment failure. Be careful and be prepared!
by dlh
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 8/15
Replies: 2
Views: 249

ThThTh 8/15

We had another great turnout this week at ThThTh in Redondo. We had at least 10 divers, maybe a couple more? The weather was great and the vis was a pretty good 15ft for about 30 minutes of the dive. The high tide reversed and we got a pretty dramatic thermocline and clarity of the water dropped sig...
by dlh
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 8/15
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: ThThTh 8/15

Looking forward to it!
by dlh
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Tuesday Aug 13 Bandito Charter - South Sound
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Tuesday Aug 13 Bandito Charter - South Sound

Hey Folks, I have a last minute Bandito Charter out of Tacoma planned for this Tuesday Aug 13th @ 8:30 am. $100 two dives, snacks, good diving! Two dives, bring your own full tanks. We've had good vis this week so I am hoping for the best. Would anyone care to join? Let me know soon! Once confirmed ...
by dlh
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 8/8 Dive & BBQ t-bone steak tacos!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: ThThTh 8/8

i'll be there.
by dlh
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Not something I've seen...
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Not something I've seen...

That's pretty great! I got a pretty nice shot of one of the Amphipods in a PMH a few weeks ago.

(BTW, also getting a very low res image upload. This is under 300K locally and looks sharp. Very fuzzy in the post.)
Three Tree Point June 15 2019 June 15, 2019 (38 of 59).JPG
by dlh
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 8/1
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: ThThTh 8/1

I'll see you all at Three Tree!
by dlh
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 7.25
Replies: 24
Views: 819

Re: ThThTh 7.25

Tangfish wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:49 am
I am out. Completely forgot my reg hasn’t come back from service. Trying to get it back before the club dive now [emoji27]
I can bring a spare reg-set for Thursday or Sunday. What do you need? Din, yoke, primary & octo? I have extras and will config to order!
by dlh
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sea Stars are Back!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Sea Stars are Back!!!!

Penopolypants wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Aha! Now I see! After Fukushima, the sea stars have been melting so that they can come together to form one giant Gojira-star!

Fear the Gojira-star!
I am more concerned about the inevitable rise of Mecha-OchreStar, the ultimate predator!

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Early S-1000 Starfish Terminator prototype
by dlh
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sea Stars are Back!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Sea Stars are Back!!!!

It's been 8 years since the Fukushima radiation plume smashed into the west coast of North America. Makes sense that the sea stars would start coming back now that the radiation levels are decreasing. Fukushima has nothing to do with this topic. The measured radioactivity from Fukushima is tiny com...
by dlh
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 7.25
Replies: 24
Views: 819

Re: ThThTh 7.25

I'm in for this week. Redondo works for me.
by dlh
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!
Replies: 39
Views: 2255

Re: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!

I plan to join the fun. I'll bring Coffee!