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by dwashbur
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Club Dive 12-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 367

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: 306

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: 306

Re: Lost gear alert

Addendum: after taking inventory we found her sausage and reel are also missing. She lost these near the beach.
by dwashbur
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lost gear alert
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Lost gear alert

Today at Redondo, Kathy had a bad situation and had to bail. In the process she lost her camera and her mask. The camera was lost somewhere near the carousel boat. She lost the mask in waist-deep water over by the beach. The camera is an Olympus in a waterproof case and the mask has a pink snorkel. ...
by dwashbur
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: White Lined Dironas MIA?
Replies: 20
Views: 865

Re: White Lined Dironas MIA?

We found two at Edmonds Underwater Park on Sunday morning.
by dwashbur
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Back In The Water
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Back In The Water

Since my wife got to see the sixgill hanging around Redondo lately, I decided to suck it up and go see if I could get a peek. I have issues from stem to stern; the pinched nerve in my neck has gotten worse and has been causing major spasms in my left shoulder that have me walking like Igor from Youn...
by dwashbur
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Hermaea Olivae Nudibranchs at Alki
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Hermaea Olivae Nudibranchs at Alki

Wow. What power is your microscope?????

(Very nice pictures. Gonna have to get out there and look for them. Thanks!)
by dwashbur
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Club Dive at Sund Rock
Replies: 22
Views: 1140

Re: Club Dive at Sund Rock

BTW GDog, I'm pretty sure that's a Nanaimo dorid. Kathy saw several like that, the coloring seems to be coming from something they eat there. But you can just see the red tips of the rhinophores, which is what makes me think Nanaimo. Everybody feel free to correct me.
by dwashbur
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Club Dive at Sund Rock
Replies: 22
Views: 1140

Re: Club Dive at Sund Rock

I have probably said it to a hundred people over the years: this is the most amazing group of people I have ever gotten to be part of. I appreciate being allowed to rub shoulders with all of you. Follow-up: the knee replacement didn't happen. I got in there, was getting ready, but my neck pain was s...
by dwashbur
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Club Dive at Sund Rock
Replies: 22
Views: 1140

Club Dive at Sund Rock

It was great to see some familiar friends and make some new ones today. Many thanks to penopolypants for all that cooking, and to everyone for all that great food that I got to eat while you were diving! :neener: I'm having my left knee replaced on Tuesday, so there's no telling when I'll get back i...
by dwashbur
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Primary Light Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Primary Light Recommendations

+1 to what Jeff says. I remember when he felt like you, and now he is in the Can light camp! Put me in that category as well. When you put lumens vs price, I have not found a better deal or a more reliable light. And he's local so if it needs service he'll take care of it for you, and I can vouch f...
by dwashbur
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 3753
Views: 290902

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

It would seem they are the sea equivalent of a porcupine.
by dwashbur
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Lost Mask at Saltwater
Replies: 0
Views: 912

Lost Mask at Saltwater

My young friend was diving at Saltwater today, and apparently on the surface swim in he lost his mask. It's black, with yellow lenses, has PS written in white on it, and has a blue snorkel. If somebody finds it, please drop me a note and I'll make all the arrangements. Thanks!
by dwashbur
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Species ID?
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Species ID?

The big sculpin is a red Irish lord. The rockfish is a brown, flatfish are notoriously hard, at least for me. That last critter is Homo sapiens subaqueous.
by dwashbur
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Tanks to Sell or Trade
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

Re: Tanks to Sell or Trade

We're trying to move away from the LP, so we might be interested in a trade for a couple of HP100s or something like that.
by dwashbur
Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Tanks to Sell or Trade
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

Tanks to Sell or Trade

We have three low pressure 108s that are just too much for us to carry any more. All are in hydro and VIP. One has a nitrox sticker on it but it's out of date for that. $150 each OBO. PM is fine.

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by dwashbur
Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Hanging Them Up...
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Hanging Them Up...

...at least for a while. Scuba diving has been taking a greater and greater toll on my body thanks to all the various parts that are breaking down because they think they're getting old. I love the life in Puget Sound, but it's reached a point where the trade-off in pain and recovery time just isn't...
by dwashbur
Tue May 31, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Crab ID and Anemone ID
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Crab ID and Anemone ID

I highly recommend taking one of Janna's REEF critter ID classes. She covers lots of those critters and they're a lot of fun in the process.
by dwashbur
Fri May 27, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: One Says Yum, The Other Says...
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: One Says Yum, The Other Says...

I couldn't decide between sailfin and roughback. Anybody else got an idea?
by dwashbur
Thu May 26, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: One Says Yum, The Other Says...
Replies: 4
Views: 757

One Says Yum, The Other Says...

Tuesday afternoon at Redondo Kathy found this brown rockfish with another fish sticking out of its mouth. We've been looking at the pictures she managed to get - he was not in a mood to sit still - and trying to identify the losing fish. I've tentatively concluded that it's a sculpin of some kind, a...
by dwashbur
Mon May 09, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Spammy McSpammersons
Replies: 19
Views: 1355

Re: Spammy McSpammersons

Jeff Pack wrote:why not just for awhile go to a moderated/approval to join?

That sounds like way too much work for our intrepid maintenance crew.
by dwashbur
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to the Tacoma area
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: New to the Tacoma area

Welcome Randall! You'll find plenty of buddies and guides here. This is one of the most excellent groups of people I've ever gotten to be part of.
by dwashbur
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Free Casio Exilim camera with WP case
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: Free Casio Exilim camera with WP case

Whoever got it, I have a couple of spare battery chargers for that model that I will donate as well, PM me and we can get them to you.
by dwashbur
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Improvising
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Improvising

We arrived at Mike's and got our gear out in preparation for three days of diving. We had everything...except the bottom half of my undergarment. My Fourth Element is a two piece, and somehow the bottom half didn't make it in the car. It was in our room back in Spanaway. I had some fuzzy pajamas wit...
by dwashbur
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: This is a Sad Sight
Replies: 2
Views: 600

This is a Sad Sight

Yesterday my tank assembly just mysteriously took a header off a bench and landed right on the regulator yoke. You can see the result. RIP my really cool regulator :angry:

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