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by MariaT
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles and Suds 9/27 Mukilteo T-Dock
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Bubbles and Suds 9/27 Mukilteo T-Dock

Looking forward to diving there - but AFTER you switch to Wednesdays!
by MariaT
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?

So, I have suddenly remembered that I was going to post an update after my trip to the Southern Channel Islands with Truth Aquatics. To summarize, 1) it was awesome, 2) I need a larger tank next time, 3) I should rather not rent a tank at their rental facility on the peer, 4) loved the boat, the cre...
by MariaT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3077
Views: 269956

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds Underwater Park looked like 15-20ft yesterday but a lot of snotty stuff in the water and annoying wind waves.
by MariaT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 8/2 Declaration of Independence Signing Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 1468

Re: ThThTh 8/2 Declaration of Independence Signing Edition

ScubaJess wrote:I'm at work in Bellevue now if you want to drop it off here, then I can bring it tonight? I'll PM you :)

Thank you! I have just responded :)
by MariaT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 8/2 Declaration of Independence Signing Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 1468

Re: ThThTh 8/2 Declaration of Independence Signing Edition

I cannot be at tonight's dive, just have something to ask those who go - and happen to be on the Eastside i.e. roughly Redmond/Bellevue/Kirkland area. I am looking to return a scuba mask to someone who will be on this dive. Maybe we can meet around 4-4:30pm so you can return it to her? Please PM me ...
by MariaT
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?

I would use the lp85s provided. One thing not mentioned is that the boats down there frequently give really wet fills. So plan on needing to have your cylinders tumbled when you return, they are likely to have rust in them. THANK YOU! I was on the edge but now I will just rent. It was already too m...
by MariaT
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?

It seems to me that we found some Lp95 tanks at the shop right there when we were there last summer. But the good news is, all the dives are pretty shallow, as in 30-50'. So if you had to, you could use the AL80's. Are you flying into SB, or Lax? If Lax, you might find a shop on your way. In my exp...
by MariaT
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?

So... I am doing 4 days liveaboard trip with Truth Aquatics to the Channel Islands soon. I took a shorter intro trip with them last fall and loved everything - but the tanks! There is a scuba rental shop right on the shore where everyone orders their equipment, and that place only has AL80 and steel...
by MariaT
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Early Sunday Dive....HOT HOT NOT?
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Early Sunday Dive....HOT HOT NOT?

The babysitter isn't up to an early rise, so we can do the second option. We should be able to get to Alki at 8am unless something is weong with traffic, and then one of us will be ready to splash soon.
by MariaT
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Early Sunday Dive....HOT HOT NOT?
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Early Sunday Dive....HOT HOT NOT?

Possible, just need to ask both my spouse and a babysitter and see - if we leave 8am sharp we can be at Alki around 9am. Let me see whqt they both think! Alternatively, if you would like to do two dives :) let me know - then each of us can take turns being your buddy while the orher one is kid-watch...
by MariaT
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Early Sunday Dive....HOT HOT NOT?
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Early Sunday Dive....HOT HOT NOT?

How early do you think you would go? I and my husband have been thinking of diving somewhere on Sunday (EUP at dawn but well, viz can be ugly there so maybe not) Thing is that we need to get a babysitter so can't do it at the very early hours...
by MariaT
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Club Dive Cove 2 07-22-18
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: Club Dive Cove 2 07-22-18

Oh my! That was so much fun to meet everyone and dive together :) You guys are an amazing group!
by MariaT
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3077
Views: 269956

Re: Viz Reports Thread

7/21 - Redondo. Pretty good viz like 20-30ft(?), somewhat varied with depth and time, looked better below 40ft. We did 2 dives around 12:30pm and 3pm.
by MariaT
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!
Replies: 35
Views: 8146

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!

I would like to come! Some family stuff may get in a way so it's a 90% chance now. "Little buddy" because I have never been to that site. Also I would like to talk to somebody who dives a wing and plate setup - not that I am buying a new gear tomorrow, just very curious! I don't see any be...
by MariaT
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Anyone going diving 7/15?

Yay for good dive! Thank you a lot for writing here, so much wanted to know how it turned out. I'll surely try to check it out this summer.
by MariaT
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Anyone going diving 7/15?

I don't know if they did. I decided to not go (in this thread actually) because my diving skills are no match to these conditions. As I found no other potential buddies I finished stripping the effing deck instead :)
by MariaT
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock 7/13
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: Sund Rock 7/13

Sunflower sea star is gorgeous! We saw 3 at the Sund Rock a few weeks ago too.
by MariaT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Anyone going diving 7/15?

Is this the tide chart for Narrows? https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions.html?id=9446486&units=standard&bdate=20180715&edate=20180715&timezone=LST/LDT&clock=12hour&datum=MLLW&interval=hilo&action=dailychart I am a morning person and love the idea of g...
by MariaT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Anyone going diving 7/15?

And that is a big exchange. So the current will be greater between slacks... ...the water will only be thigh deep for a good distance... Ugh. Your are right, it is -3 ft low according to Narrows chart, imagine that walk in 80F, rocks, gear and drysuit. Sunday timing is all backwards, next high tide...
by MariaT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Anyone going diving 7/15?

Then let's do the Saltwater state park! Sometime before noon?
by MariaT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Anyone going diving 7/15?

Thank you! I would like to try either, with slight preference for the Saltwater State Park because it is an artificial reef structure. The tides on that day are not great, large difference and low tide right in the middle of the day. Is Saltwater doable on a low tide? Or maybe give EUP another try?
by MariaT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Anyone going diving 7/15?

I had to cancel my last weekend plans to dive at T-dock with the shop and did semi-emergency deck stripping chores instead. Of course now I really feel like diving! So, if you are diving on 7/15 within 1-2 hours driving from the Eastside at some site which is not too deep or challenging can I join? ...
by MariaT
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Best dive tattoo shop in Seattle or Portland
Replies: 7
Views: 999

Re: Best dive tattoo shop in Seattle or Portland

If you want to wait a little there will be this event in August: http://www.seattletattooexpo.com/ . There should be a lot of artists with their portfolios showing their skills and vision, you can talk to most of them right there at the expo too and see if you "click".
by MariaT
Sun May 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3077
Views: 269956

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sund Rock 5/12 - white snotty stuff everywhere, vis differs and somewhat better beliw 40 ft but like 5 ft above... Oh well, stiil good!
by MariaT
Mon May 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3077
Views: 269956

Re: Viz Reports Thread

T-dock 5/7, 5-10 feet.
Didn't need to hold hands with my buddy = good viz :)

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