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by dwashbur
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Primary Light Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 355

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: 3550
Views: 258427

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: 854

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: 549

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: 1911

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: 1911

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 One has a nitrox sticker on it but it's out of date for that.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: 2280

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: 421

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: 606

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: 606

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: 1013

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: 527

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: 660

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: 353

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: 477

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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by dwashbur
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A Hopeful Sign?
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: A Hopeful Sign?

Over the next couple of days we found several small ones that appear to be healthy and on the move. So here's hoping!
by dwashbur
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Hanging up my fins....
Replies: 21
Views: 1854

Re: Hanging up my fins....

So sorry to hear that! But it's clearly the right decision for your family.
by dwashbur
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Better Them Than Me!
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Better Them Than Me!

We just watched two guys do a surface swim from Mike's to the Flagpole. It took them over an hour. Ah, to be young and silly again...
by dwashbur
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A Hopeful Sign?
Replies: 3
Views: 512

A Hopeful Sign?

We found this nice healthy sunflower star yesterday at Mike's Beach Resort. He was at about 55 feet and looking fine. We only found the one, but I'm hoping it's a sign of things to come and they'll start coming back in the near future.

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by dwashbur
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Nudibranch ID
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Nudibranch ID

Agreed about the first one, Onchidoris bilamellata.
by dwashbur
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Mike's Beach is awesome!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: Mike's Beach is awesome!!!

We're heading there for a few days the end of this month. +5 for Mikes!
by dwashbur
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New dive light
Replies: 19
Views: 1387

Re: New dive light

Dusty's Light. Contact Dusty2 right here and get one. Top quality, best warranty you'll ever see, and best price around. Plus, it's supporting one of our own.
by dwashbur
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: ratfish gathering question
Replies: 10
Views: 667

Re: ratfish gathering question

We once saw a huge group of them in a feeding frenzy on some tubeworms under the Edmonds Oil Dock. It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen on a dive.
by dwashbur
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found weights, cove2
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Found weights, cove2

I don't suppose it was a 30 lb Seasoft belt?
by dwashbur
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Hello From Catalina!
Replies: 15
Views: 1287

Re: Hello From Catalina!

https://www.facebook.com/dave.washburn.3/media_set?set=a.1042261165807760.1073741836.100000716589555&type=3 I don't know if this will work or not, but it's worth a try. Here are some of our pictures from Catalina. They're posted to my page on Facebook, so let's see if a link to the album will l...

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