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by Sockmonkey
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diver Missing Near Cape Flattery
Replies: 34
Views: 4897

Re: Diver Missing Near Cape Flattery

This is unimaginable news.

Peter: I'm so god damn sorry.

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Holy crap I can breath underwater?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

Holy crap I can breath underwater?!

It'd been too long.... months... maybe 6 or 7 since I dove last? The only thing that could motivate me to get my ass back in the water is a honest to goodness dive buddy. Once my regular buddy moved away and life in general intervened, I lost the motivation to make any effort to dive with anyone I m...
by Sockmonkey
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: For Those About To Swim...
Replies: 28
Views: 1774

Re: For Those About To Swim...

airsix wrote:This thread is like a punch in the chest during cardiac arrest. It's doing some good but one isn't enough. Keep going or we'll go back to being dead.


Way to bring a thread to a screeching halt Ben. Sheesh.

Maybe we talk about Jen's cake fixation and ignore him.

Aloha hard,

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: For Those About To Swim...
Replies: 28
Views: 1774

Re: For Those About To Swim...

I bet Jen Bozo has been lurking for months waiting for the right amount of silliness to post something not boring and not at all dive related.

And Scott... your facial hair is freaking me out in your clinton avatar. Make it go back to Moss.

Aloha hard,

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Oahu for a couple days
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Re: Oahu for a couple days

If Oahu isn't that great for diving, then are there any Hawaiian islands that have good diving? I've never been to the islands but I just assumed that there was decent diving there. Well...I very much like Hawaiian diving. I'm there at least a couple times a year. But, I have learned there are pers...
by Sockmonkey
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: For Those About To Swim...
Replies: 28
Views: 1774

Re: For Those About To Swim...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn2FB1P_Mn8[/youtube]
by Sockmonkey
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: For Those About To Swim...
Replies: 28
Views: 1774

Re: For Those About To Swim...

scottsax wrote:"Hello, IT department. Have you tried turning it off and back on again? Is it plugged in?"


I'll bet you can't go the whole day without saying "Have you tried turning it off and on again?"
by Sockmonkey
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Salvo 21w HID
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Re: Salvo 21w HID

Sold!

Aloha hard bitches,

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: drysuit gloves: opinions anyone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1719

Re: drysuit gloves: opinions anyone?

spatman wrote:
diverden wrote:
spatman wrote:i always hear about people always hearing about leaking drygloves.


I hear a lot about dry suit leaks but still dive one myself :smt064


ditto, with drygloves.


I hear a lot about drowning lately but I still dive (now and then).

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Salvo 21w HID
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Salvo 21w HID

Anyone want to buy my can light? It's too bright for Hawai'i and I don't dive often enough with anyone that would know a light signal even if you shined it right in their eyes. Someday a 10w LED will do me fine. I'm asking $600 shipped. Last year the light turned on in my gear bucket and there was s...
by Sockmonkey
Thu May 19, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Warm Water
Replies: 21
Views: 1468

Re: Warm Water

I'm not sure what water temperature has to do with fin selection. I wear my jets every time I dive in our 77-80 degree water.

Aloha hard bitches,

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Thu May 19, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Oahu for a couple days
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Re: Oahu for a couple days

I think diving on Oahu is a bit lame... but there are a couple wrecks worth seeing.

All the boats there are largely the same. Don't dive with Dive Oahu. I was so scared by their operation I paid to sit out the second dive.

Where are you staying?

Aloha hard,

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Big Screen Underwater Camera
Replies: 10
Views: 2881

Re: Big Screen Underwater Camera

airsix wrote:
Don't forget to rub some more aloe on your dome before bed. :angelblue:


That sounds like a frightening euphemism.

FYI: I managed to survive warm water diving with Spatman again. I live to tell tales of his general strokery.

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Big Screen Underwater Camera
Replies: 10
Views: 2881

Re: Big Screen Underwater Camera

Eric, how large is a "very large" screen to you? Bigger and brighter than a powershot LCD screen I suppose. I guess what I really want is a still camera that takes video and not the other way around. The light and motion housings are the highest on my list for video housings. Nice big scr...
by Sockmonkey
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Big Screen Underwater Camera
Replies: 10
Views: 2881

Big Screen Underwater Camera

We do a crapload of underwater video at my job. We have a bunch of canon point and shoots that take really great HD video. No one I work with is able to keep them still enough for usable video. There's also a canon HD video camera and a massive ikelite housing. None of these devices have a screen th...
by Sockmonkey
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Video from Hawaii
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Video from Hawaii

spatman wrote:i just love watching schooling fish. one of my favorite things to see while diving.

what were the water temps like, greg? i'm heading out that way to visit sockmonkey soon.


77-78 in the winter and 79-80 in the summer. Now? 78.5 :)

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Possible HI Tsunami?
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Possible HI Tsunami?

I'm fine... we live at 2500 ft elevation. I have a sat phone and a generator just in case.

Aloha hard,

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The good, the bad, and the ugly (2 out of 3 ain't bad)
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly (2 out of 3 ain't bad)

Paulicarp wrote:Obviously I could learn alot from them. In my OW class, I was never taught how to configure a snorkle like that.

(that wasn't harsh, was it?)


I really expected harsher :)

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Not a good time to visit Sockmonkey!
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Not a good time to visit Sockmonkey!

Bah. That's a 70 miles and 3 other volcanoes away :) I live on the "old" one.

It's always a great time to visit Sockmonkey... because its not like it will get any more geologically stable... ever.

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: *Ahem* I DOVE!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 924

Re: *Ahem* I DOVE!!!

Wait... Sheri dove?

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The good, the bad, and the ugly (2 out of 3 ain't bad)
Replies: 4
Views: 853

The good, the bad, and the ugly (2 out of 3 ain't bad)

Met up with some of the engineers from the Keck Observatory for a dive on Sunday. One of which is a friend of mine. Don't judge them to harshly... unless that's your thing.

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/20225051[/vimeo]
by Sockmonkey
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: iDove
Replies: 16
Views: 1119

Re: Re: iDove

Ha! Made me smile. Glad yer diving again, dad. So, I gotta ask: what IS the "I just peed in my wetsuit" hand signal? A shaka in front of your bits combined with a pleasurable roll of the eyes? Or is that mastur....oh, wait...hmmm.... Only if you're, uh....solo. Well not with Mari but some...
by Sockmonkey
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: NWDC coffee mug?
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: NWDC coffee mug?

I got your mug right here Lady.

-Eric
by Sockmonkey
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: iDove
Replies: 16
Views: 1119

iDove

Before today my last dive was a little over 3 months ago. Having a baby and the winter swell has prevented me from being underwater for any length of time. This was my longest time dry in about 4 years or so. At about 10PM last night my dive buddy Mari sent me a txt asking if I had a tank. I spent t...
by Sockmonkey
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: He's finally here!
Replies: 24
Views: 990

Re: He's finally here!

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