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by dwashbur
Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Belize Resort Recommendations Please
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Belize Resort Recommendations Please

Cocoview may be our favorite place on the whole planet. We've been there multiple times. We've heard about the diving in Belize and want to check it out. And as a bonus, Cocoview is right around the corner if we want to pop over and visit Robert and Gringo. So, specific resort names? I gather many o...
by dwashbur
Thu Jul 21, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Belize Resort Recommendations Please
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Belize Resort Recommendations Please

Hi all, It's been a long time since I was on here. I had a heart attack in 2019, then my wife developed chronic pericarditis and has been fighting that for close to 3 years, so we haven't been in the water. But we're both getting back to full strength now, and we want to plan a trip to Belize next y...
by dwashbur
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Squid Love!
Replies: 0
Views: 543

Squid Love!

Yesterday our divemaster Gringo (honest, that's what he goes by) took us out for a private tour of the tiny life here in Cocoview's front yard. While we were there we encountered these two reef squid, just sort of hanging out watching us and probably trying to figure out if we were good to eat. Then...
by dwashbur
Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Roatan Dive Accident
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Roatan Dive Accident

We lost a diver last night. Details are still sketchy, but he and his family were on a night dive when he started having distress. He tried to surface while blinking his light but seems to have lost consciousness on the way up. His wife came up screaming for help and the security boat was there in l...
by dwashbur
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Roatan Nudibranch Hunt
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Roatan Nudibranch Hunt

Hi from Cocoview Resort, Roatan, Honduras. There's a saying here: you have to work for your nudibranchs here. They're not kidding! Gringo found this guy for us, I have no idea how. We have no idea how good we have it in Puget Sound! So let's play "find the nudibranch" in this picture, beca...
by dwashbur
Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Orange Fish, Orange Fish, What Are You?
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Orange Fish, Orange Fish, What Are You?

Nope, the sheephead has a white stripe down the side, my guy doesn't.
by dwashbur
Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Orange Fish, Orange Fish, What Are You?
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Orange Fish, Orange Fish, What Are You?

Found him on our dive at Catalina. I initially thought this guy was a baby garibaldi but I don't think so. Can't seem to find him in my books. Help?
orange fish.jpg
by dwashbur
Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hello from Catalina!
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Hello from Catalina!

I thought this guy was a super-juvenile garibaldi, but apparently he isn't. Janna? Help??
orange fish.jpg
by dwashbur
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hello from Catalina!
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Hello from Catalina!

We haven't been able to do any serious diving for almost 2 years thanks to health crap. We decided to make up for it a bit with this trip. Yesterday we dove the Casino park and it was amazing. The high point for me was when a great big male sheephead swam right up to my camera. This thing won't let ...
by dwashbur
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hello from Catalina!
Replies: 0
Views: 506

Hello from Catalina!

We haven't been able to do any serious diving for almost 2 years thanks to health crap. We decided to make up for it a bit with this trip. Yesterday we dove the Casino park and it was amazing. The high point for me was when a great big male sheephead swam right up to my camera. This thing won't let ...
by dwashbur
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Mike's Beach?
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

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: 4425

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: 1572

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: 2534

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: 2167

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: 1380

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: 1970

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: 3016

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: 3613

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: 2936

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: 3899

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: 9395

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: 2361

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: 9395

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.