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by MariaT
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Getting back into the water, in July?
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Getting back into the water, in July?

Limited to evenings/weekends only or do you dive weekdays too? (when parking is easier) I'm flexible but love slow, shallowish (<80ft) dives where I can look for, survey, and/or photograph the critters. I live in South Bellevue - you by chance a eastside resident? (saw something about Bellevue/Redm...
by MariaT
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Deep diving PADI certification in Seattle?
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Deep diving PADI certification in Seattle?

All right! Sounds like I am going to tell her parents that they may want to reconsider, not easy but worth a try :) She certified locally and had quite extensive training (better than I had in my OW class, also here but at a different shop), I am pretty confident about her ability to handle confusin...
by MariaT
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Deep diving PADI certification in Seattle?
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Deep diving PADI certification in Seattle?

If you are willing to use a NAUI shop instead of PADI, I would talk to Andrea at 8 Diving in Des Moines. Their training is very reasonably priced and their instructors are excellent, going beyond the required materials to really emphasize safe and fun diving in our cold waters. Thank you Doug! Thos...
by MariaT
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Deep diving PADI certification in Seattle?
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Deep diving PADI certification in Seattle?

Hi everyone! My teenage stepdaughter has OW from PADI. She is an awesome buddy, but we have to stay above 60ft :) Now that she is old enough to obtain a Deep Diver certification I am looking for some place around here that provides good training for a reasonable price (duh) I am going to see about t...
by MariaT
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Getting back into the water, in July?
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Getting back into the water, in July?

Thank you!!!!! I will be on the lookout for ThThTh events! :highfive:

I will try to join on July 11th - the tides do look funny, and I can wait a little :)
by MariaT
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Getting back into the water, in July?
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Getting back into the water, in July?

Hi All! Life happened, and I did not get to go diving since August last year when I went on a boat trip with Truth Aquatics. Anyway, I am not done with diving in any ways, had my regulators serviced and would really like to get back into the water. Looking for a dive buddy to do a dive or two - recr...
by MariaT
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! August 4th, 9 a.m.!

I will come! I will probably bring some kind of dessert (dunno yet what it would be) and light beer, but let me know if it would rather be something else, I am flexible!
by MariaT
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles and Suds 9/27 Mukilteo T-Dock
Replies: 4
Views: 742

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: 2319

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: 3094
Views: 278625

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: 1685

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: 1685

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: 2319

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: 2319

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: 2319

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: 697

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: 697

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-watching...
by MariaT
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Early Sunday Dive....HOT HOT NOT?
Replies: 6
Views: 697

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: 1403

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: 3094
Views: 278625

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: 8478

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: 1440

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: 1440

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: 944

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: 1440

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...