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by dwashbur
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Mike's Beach?
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Mike's Beach?

We spent 3 days at Mike's last month and had a great time. Few people very peaceful, and the viz for diving was very good. I suggest keep calling and leaving messages, they should get back to you.
by dwashbur
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: probably a dumb question...
Replies: 14
Views: 1421

Re: probably a dumb question...

Asking an important question like that because you haven't learned the answer yet isn't dumb. It's learning and it's a Very Good Thing (TM).
by dwashbur
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea Whip With A Twist
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Sea Whip With A Twist

Literally! I'd be interested to know the mechanism that caused it to grow like this. This colony was at Mike's Beach Resort on Hood Canal, Tuesday 6/7/2020. Depth was right around 95-100 feet.
twisted sea whip.jpg
by dwashbur
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New Transplant from the Midwest
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: New Transplant from the Midwest

You came to the right place. Welcome!
What part of the Puget Sound area are you in? Lots of buddies all up and down the coast ready to show you around.
by dwashbur
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Eelgrass in Tacoma
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Re: Eelgrass in Tacoma

In Tacoma you can find plenty of eelgrass in the shallows at Les Davis.
by dwashbur
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: "Advanced" and "perfected" diving
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: "Advanced" and "perfected" diving

Sometimes we don't fully appreciate what we have that previous generations didn't.
by dwashbur
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Did you lose your gun?
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: Did you lose your gun?

Definitely turn it in.
by dwashbur
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

Re: Introducing Myself

Welcome! You came to the right place.
by dwashbur
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Puget Sound Conch?
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Re: Puget Sound Conch?

I'm trying to guess what made the hole.
by dwashbur
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I'd Rather be Diving
Replies: 8
Views: 1561

I'd Rather be Diving

Last Saturday night, September 7, I had a totally new experience: a heart attack. A combination of: - a nurse wife who called 911 within seconds of the onset of the symptoms - a fire station more or less right around the corner from us so paramedics got here in less than 10 minutes - quick action an...
by dwashbur
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Save Edmonds Underwater Park & Beach
Replies: 10
Views: 1799

Re: Save Edmonds Underwater Park & Beach

Definitely taking a look. But there's on small flaw on the page: "Army Core" should be "Army Corps."

Let's not give them any petty little reason to blow us off.
by dwashbur
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dusty
Replies: 33
Views: 4803

Re: Dusty

Hey neighbor, be sure to holler if you need anything or just want some company.
by dwashbur
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: CompuMask/DataMask
Replies: 0
Views: 1852

CompuMask/DataMask

I'm rather excited, my CompuMask is working again. I had to drill some screws out and go onto the Internet to find new ones, but it works! Does anybody else, or has anybody else, used this mask? I'm so spoiled I fussed over it for 2 years to get it fixed. Having all my info right there in the HUD is...
by dwashbur
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dusty
Replies: 33
Views: 4803

Re: Dusty

Praying for a successful surgery and full recovery. If you're able to dive again, I'm sure we can all put our heads together and come up with some gear for you. Just focus on your health right now.
by dwashbur
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Hello from Roatan!
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

Re: Hello from Roatan!

The trip was a challenge mainly because of my bad knee. It did not like those airline seats and let me know it the whole way. Then our plane from Chicago was delayed and we almost missed our connection in Houston. We had no idea how far away it was but we knew we were cutting it close. I saw a court...
by dwashbur
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Hello from Roatan!
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

Hello from Roatan!

Kathy and I arrived at Cocoview yesterday afternoon after one of the longest and most exhausting plane trips we've ever taken. And that was without any real issues to contend with. But we're here, and the fun starts today. Hope everybody in Puget Sound is spending lots of time underwater to escape t...
by dwashbur
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: And the Camera Wasn't Rolling :(
Replies: 1
Views: 582

And the Camera Wasn't Rolling :(

Saturday before last, the wife and I went to Redondo to test my new dry suit seals. Down near the carousel boat we came upon a little octopus. Anybody who knows my wife knows she lives to find octos, so we stopped to check it out and play a little bit. At some point it hopped up and started to take ...
by dwashbur
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Calvin's Crack
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: Calvin's Crack

Tom Nic wrote:Opens NWDC. Scans unread threads. Sees thread title. Stops. Hesitates.

...do I really want to click on this?!? :eek: :eek: :eek:


Likewise!!

Penopolypants wrote: .... Dark, narrow, crusted with growth, filled with hidden critters....
by dwashbur
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Oh my gosh guys!
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Re: Oh my gosh guys!

I like 'em all. I decline to choose just one!
by dwashbur
Wed May 30, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sund Rock changes
Replies: 38
Views: 5486

Re: Sund Rock changes

We have been there once in the past three years because of the price. These days we take one or two trips a year to Mike's and have a great time diving there instead.
by dwashbur
Sat May 19, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 3698

Re: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

Another vote for tank and weight placement. My daughter used to wear 5 pounds of ankle weight on each foot because her feet were so floaty. Some advice from a very smart person led us to adjust her tank and her weight harness down several inches, and she was able to eliminate the ankle weights altog...
by dwashbur
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Les Davis 1/28
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Les Davis 1/28

Les Davis is also a great place to look for the little critters that live on the reef and out on the mud flats. Go slow and look careful and it's amazing how much life there is out there.
by dwashbur
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Club Dive 12-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Re: Club Dive 12-09-2017

I couldn't dive because of my recent knee replacement, but it was nice to get out and see some familiar faces and meet some new ones.

Also, big thanks to whoever was running the grill. Good food!
by dwashbur
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lost gear alert
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Lost gear alert

Thanks! She's all right, we're still watching for signs of DCS but right now it appears she dodged a big bullet.
by dwashbur
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lost gear alert
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Lost gear alert

Addendum: after taking inventory we found her sausage and reel are also missing. She lost these near the beach.