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by orcasc205
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 7/11 slurpee edition
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: ThThTh 7/11 slurpee edition

I had a super fun time diving with you all last night at 3TP. It was my first time diving there, but I'll definitely be going back.

Thanks, Jess, for buddying up with me. I enjoyed taking it slow and looking for the little critters.

-Doug
by orcasc205
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 7/11 -- Slurpee Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: ThThTh 7/11 -- Slurpee Edition

I reached out to Andrea @ 8 Diving and she said that she thinks a few people saw a six-gill at Redondo last week, but that the visibility this week is still being described as "whale snot". Given that, I think @kneedeep and I are going to dive Three Tree Point tonight and hope that the viz at Redond...
by orcasc205
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 7/11 -- Slurpee Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: ThThTh 7/11 -- Slurpee Edition

I'm down for either one. Viz at Redondo on Wednesday last week was horrible, but who knows what will happen this week.

I think @kneedeep may be in as well.

-Doug
by orcasc205
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 7/11 -- Slurpee Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 278

ThThTh 7/11 -- Slurpee Edition

Curious if anyone is planning on diving tomorrow night at Redondo. I plan to be there at 6:30 as normal. Hopefully the visibility will be better than a slurpee.
by orcasc205
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Memorial Day Weekend Nanaimo Adventure
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Nanaimo Adventure

Looks like a great trip!
by orcasc205
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

I believe George and Dakota at 8 Diving are servicing ScubaPro regulators in house now — not sure about other brands. George is also great with drysuit seals and does them in house as well.

-Doug
by orcasc205
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Possible dive site in Magnolia?
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Possible dive site in Magnolia?

LOL. Sometimes when I am trying to get home to Magnolia in Seattle traffic, it feels like it is Mongolia. :)
by orcasc205
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Possible dive site in Magnolia?
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Possible dive site in Magnolia?

During the -3 foot low tide today my daughter and I explored the south shore of Magnolia in Seattle. There is public access with a parking lot at the south end of 32nd Ave West. What I didn't realize is that there is an abandoned pipeline that was just exposed at the low tide. There were a lot of an...
by orcasc205
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 277850

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Really murky at Redondo tonight. Visibility was a couple of feet until it opened up at 60 feet — to 5 feet or so.

Still had a good time diving in the bottle field.

-Doug
by orcasc205
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Lost compass at Redondo
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Lost compass at Redondo

Just wondering if anyone picked up a compass at Redondo after the 6/20 ThThTh dive. I can't find my Suunto SK6 (with the square housing) and last had it there. Thanks.

-Doug
by orcasc205
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Deep diving PADI certification in Seattle?
Replies: 6
Views: 506

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. If your step-daughter...
by orcasc205
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Key Largo, 6/8/19
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Key Largo, 6/8/19

I dove with Quiescence back in March when I was down in SE Florida for a business meeting. We went our to Elbow Reef, too, and had a great time. Just curious if the guide you followed was Alexa? We dove with her and chatted with her about diving up here in the PNW. She is apparently from Oregon and ...
by orcasc205
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 6/20
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: ThThTh 6/20

I think I'm in this week!
by orcasc205
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: NEW DIVER TO CLUB
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: NEW DIVER TO CLUB

Welcome to the club and enjoy the diving in Kona!
by orcasc205
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 6/13?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: ThThTh 6/13?

I can’t dive on Thursday due to travel, but I would appreciate a visibility report if you all do dive. I may try to get down to Redondo on Saturday morning if it is not too soupy.

-Doug
by orcasc205
Sat May 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Anemone riding a crab
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Anemone riding a crab

Thanks, Jan, for confirming I wasn’t narc’ing at 90 feet and seeing things.
by orcasc205
Sat May 18, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Anemone riding a crab
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Anemone riding a crab

Last night while in the bottle field at Redondo, we spotted a medium sized Dungeness crab that had a Swimming Anemone sitting on the top of its shell. The crab seemed oblivious (well, as oblivious as a crab can seem) to its passenger that was riding around on top of it as it walked along. Unfortunat...
by orcasc205
Mon May 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sunnyside Beach and Sund Rock -- NAUI AOW Days 1 and 2
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Sunnyside Beach and Sund Rock -- NAUI AOW Days 1 and 2

No, we didn't see any lobsters. Or wolf eels or octopuses for that matter, which I have heard are usually abundant at Sund Rock. I think we were a little task overloaded dealing with the visibility which kept me from really being able to look for critters. We're definitely going to go back to Sund R...
by orcasc205
Mon May 13, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles and Suds - TDock - 3/27
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Bubbles and Suds - TDock - 3/27

If Bubbles and Suds is not happening on 5/15, you may want to call 8 Diving in Des Moines and see if their weekly shop dive is happening on Wednesday at Redondo and whether you can join.
by orcasc205
Mon May 13, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sunnyside Beach and Sund Rock -- NAUI AOW Days 1 and 2
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Sunnyside Beach and Sund Rock -- NAUI AOW Days 1 and 2

My wife (Laurie) and I are taking our NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver class with Clay from Eight Diving and did our first four of six dives this weekend. Saturday were were at Sunnyside Beach in Steilacoom for navigation and search and recovery dives. We met Clay in the parking lot at 9am and it was alrea...
by orcasc205
Fri May 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 277850

Re: Viz Reports Thread

YellowEye wrote:Awful viz at Redondo last night. <2' until 45', then it opened a bit, maybe a hazy 5'


Was a little better midday today at Redondo. Was <5' until 25' then maybe 15' below that. We saw a stubby squid, though (our first), so it was worth descending below the snot.
by orcasc205
Thu May 02, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4188
Views: 414161

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

I think the float pictured on July 20, 2017 may be at the state park in Reid Harbor on Stuart Island.
by orcasc205
Thu May 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 5/2
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: ThThTh 5/2

orcasc205 wrote:I’m going to try my best to make it, but it will depend on when my daughter’s track meet ends.


Gah. Not going to happen this week.
by orcasc205
Wed May 01, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 5/2
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: ThThTh 5/2

I’m going to try my best to make it, but it will depend on when my daughter’s track meet ends.
by orcasc205
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Saturday April 20th Redondo Clean up dive, meet at 8am
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: Saturday April 20th Redondo Clean up dive, meet at 8am

YellowEye wrote:Hi. Just before the bottom of a low tide...
Have a great weekend!


Got it. Thanks! Hope you have a great weekend, too.