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by jondiver
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!
Replies: 35
Views: 4672

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

Well, after 3+ months, my drysuit finally came from Bare, so I'm in! I will bring some kind of dessert (cookies, cupcakes etc). I would also love a "big buddy" as I'm still getting used to drysuit diving and it would be great to get some tips before I develop any bad habits. Looking forwar...
by jondiver
Thu May 03, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, May 5th at Redondo!
Replies: 33
Views: 2705

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, May 5th at Redondo!

I'm sorry to say it looks like I won't make it to this one. Just got an update from Bare that my drysuit hasn't left Malta yet, and I don't think I can brave those icy waters wet anymore.

Looking forward to the next one anyway!
by jondiver
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, May 5th at Redondo!
Replies: 33
Views: 2705

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, May 5th at Redondo!

I should have my new (first) drysuit and a few foot-first ascents under my belt by then, so I'd love to join you guys. I can bring something for the grill or a side TBD. I will try to bring my own buddy but if he can't make it, I'd love to dive with someone who knows the site better than me. I had a...
by jondiver
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: OMS/DUI San Diego Drysuit?
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: OMS/DUI San Diego Drysuit?

Thanks for the tip about the Bare suit. For $1200 I could add pockets and get an undergarment well under my budget.

I'll see if I can finagle a similar deal from my LDS (I'm in Portland), otherwise I'll have to use this as an excuse to make a trip to Seattle.
by jondiver
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: OMS/DUI San Diego Drysuit?
Replies: 7
Views: 814

OMS/DUI San Diego Drysuit?

I'm in the market for my first drysuit, and had it narrowed down to either a Bare Trilam Tech Dry, USIA Techniflex, or Ursuit Heavy Light based on online and in-person reviews and my budget of ~2k. I hit up one of the reps at DRIS with my general requirements in a dull moment at work, and he pointed...
by jondiver
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Sunday 2/11 Dive in the South Sound?
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Sunday 2/11 Dive in the South Sound?

Thanks Scuba Swanie, I'll send you a PM next time I'm heading up that way, hopefully with a little more notice than last weekend. I'll reach out to the other 2 divers from the club I've personally dove with too. Always happy to meet some more divers in the area as well :) I think we may have met bri...
by jondiver
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Sunday 2/11 Dive in the South Sound?
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Sunday 2/11 Dive in the South Sound?

Update in case anyone sees this: looks like I won't have enough time tomorrow for a dive anyway.

Mods feel free to delete this post if you're so inclined ;)
by jondiver
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Sunday 2/11 Dive in the South Sound?
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Sunday 2/11 Dive in the South Sound?

I'm going to be up in Seattle unexpectedly this weekend (Sat night-Sun), and am hoping to squeeze in a last minute dive(s) somewhere around there on Sunday. I'm a fairly new diver (~30 dives, AOW) and in a wetsuit, fair warning. I don't think I'm too bad on air consumption or buoyancy but take that ...
by jondiver
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Anybody Diving on Sunday (1/28)?
Replies: 19
Views: 1204

Re: Anybody Diving on Sunday (1/28)?

I came up and we got in one dive at Les Davis. Vis wasn't so hot (6-10' maybe), but it was warm and dry topside. Didn't see anything super unusual, but Eddie A had a close run-in with an attack clam. Good time regardless.
by jondiver
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Anybody Diving on Sunday (1/28)?
Replies: 19
Views: 1204

Re: Anybody Diving on Sunday (1/28)?

I've not done either of these myself, but definitely open to seeing something new, so either works for me! I may just come up for the second dive and make a day of it with my girlfriend in Seattle, but if I'm feeling ambitious I can be there by 8:30. I'll keep checking this thread for updates.
by jondiver
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Anybody Diving on Sunday (1/28)?
Replies: 19
Views: 1204

Re: Anybody Diving on Sunday (1/28)?

I'm game for Sunday provided it isn't incredibly far north or before 8:00 (I'd be coming from Portland). I'm also a newer diver, still in a wetsuit for the time being. Been diving very casually for about 3 years but only recently getting excited about diving in the PNW. I'll keep checking this threa...
by jondiver
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 12/23-1/1
Replies: 18
Views: 1510

Re: 12/23-1/1

I will be up at Edmonds Saturday with a friend or two. I think we're shooting to get there a little earlier but our second dive might line up with the times derekcs posted above. I'll be the shivering guy in a wetsuit with a tan Tahoe. I met a few of you at the Redondo club dive recently, but excite...
by jondiver
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Club Dive 12-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Club Dive 12-09-2017

Thanks again to everyone for making a newcomer feel welcome! Had a great dive with Hoodsport_Diver, who helped me get my weight dialed in with all my new gear.

Extra special thanks for the spring straps and all the great food. See you all again soon hopefully.
by jondiver
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, Dec. 9th at Redondo!
Replies: 74
Views: 4214

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, Dec. 9th at Redondo!

I'll get some buns and non-spicy dogs too since those seem to be needed now. I haven't gone to the store yet so let me know in the near/immediate future if there's anything you all want more and I'll grab it.
by jondiver
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, Dec. 9th at Redondo!
Replies: 74
Views: 4214

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, Dec. 9th at Redondo!

Hi Everyone, After a warm welcome from gdog and theonly_jt, it looks like I'll be heading up from Portland on Saturday as well. I'm a pretty new diver (~30 dives), and in need of a buddy if anyone will have me (I tried to recruit my lone dive partner, but he's busy this weekend). I promise not to ki...
by jondiver
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello World
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Hello World

Thanks for the warm welcome guys. It looks like I'll be flying solo this weekend (my one local buddy is busy), but provided I can get some tanks after work today I'll see you all tomorrow.

I'll make a post in the dive planning thread to say hi and see if I can scrounge up a buddy.

Jon
by jondiver
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello World
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Hello World

Hi Everyone, I'm a relatively new (~3 years, ~30 dives) diver looking to meet some more people for local diving. I recently did my NAUI Advanced Diver course and have found a renewed interest in cold water diving, so I'm hoping to get out more this winter! I had a great couple of dives with friends ...

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