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by orcasc205
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Monterey Bay April 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Monterey Bay April 2021

Talk about a small diving world, Laurie and I had Nickolas Ta as a guide when we were diving off a boat down in Monterrey in September 2019 -- he's great. The first thing he asked when he heard we were from Seattle is whether we knew JanK (who we hadn't met at the time.)
by orcasc205
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: GUE Seattle Wednesday Night Dives -- change of venue
Replies: 2
Views: 350

GUE Seattle Wednesday Night Dives -- change of venue

For anyone that has been thinking of joining the GUE Seattle Wednesday night dives that have been happening at Redondo this winter and spring, they are moving to Cove 2 for a while to give a little variety in dive sites. We'll still be meeting around 6pm for a 7pm splash. All certified divers are we...
by orcasc205
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 3/25
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: ThThTh 3/25

There is a group, mostly from 8 diving that goes to Redondo on Wednesdays. They seem to be a fun group as well. They do more doubles and drills type diving from what I can tell. I can introduce you to some members if needed. I frequently do the Wednesday night 8 Diving/GUE Seattle dive at Redondo (...
by orcasc205
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 3/27 Dive Group
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: 3/27 Dive Group

Unfortunately I'm not diving on Saturday, but I would suggest joining the "Moss Bay Divers / PNW Scuba" group on Facebook and posting a request there. It is one of the more active Facebook dive groups in the Seattle area and you may find someone there to dive with.
by orcasc205
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: BazillionQuestionsRegardingGearConfiguration
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: BazillionQuestionsRegardingGearConfiguration

There is also a great community of GUE divers up here in Seattle that are welcoming of new divers no matter what agency they have trained with, so your long hose won't raise any eyebrows. There are several wrecks in Lake Washington (both aircraft and vessels) that can be reach by boat (usually priva...
by orcasc205
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to the board - hello!
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: New to the board - hello!

Welcome to the group! There is a lot to see beyond Redondo, Cove 2 and Mukilteo (not that those sites are bad) -- hope to see you out there.

-Doug
by orcasc205
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Temp Drysuit
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: Temp Drysuit

8 Diving rents Santi drysuits. I think it is $100/day -- I don't know if they will do a discount for longer term rental.
by orcasc205
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Underwater changes at Redondo
Replies: 0
Views: 596

Underwater changes at Redondo

My wife and I dove the north side at Redondo for the first time in a couple months (we've been looking for lumpies on the south side since then) and we noticed how much has changed from all the runoff from the heavy rains we had. It looks like a huge amount of sand and rocks have been deposited off ...
by orcasc205
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found Fin at Three Tree Point
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Re: Found Fin at Three Tree Point

Owner has been found.
by orcasc205
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Thanksgiving Trip to the Socorros Islands
Replies: 19
Views: 1734

Re: Thanksgiving Trip to the Socorros Islands

Wow! That sounds like an amazing experience. I have to be honest that I am really jealous of your trip -- I can't wait to get some warm water diving in again post-Covid.
by orcasc205
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Hello!

Welcome back to the area! I think you'll find the diving here a lot of fun and the cold water creatures are definitely spectacular. The water here doesn't often get below 45-46 degrees, so you may be fine in a wetsuit, but it's normally the surface interval and second dive where a drysuit really mak...
by orcasc205
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found Fin at Three Tree Point
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Found Fin at Three Tree Point

A fin was found at Three Tree Point (North) this morning -- it's a "jet" style fin. Identify the manufacturer and size to reclaim it.
by orcasc205
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Open Letter From Cindy Sund Regarding Sund Rock Changes
Replies: 9
Views: 3033

Re: Open Letter From Cindy Sund Regarding Sund Rock Changes

I've dived at Sund Rock with my wife four times this year and have enjoyed it every time. Yes, it is a little more cumbersome with needing to make a reservation now, but the knowledge that groups will be spaced out and that there will be plenty of room is nice in the time of Covid. And yes, the gent...
by orcasc205
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Si tech pull over glove system
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Re: Si tech pull over glove system

Yeah I am thinking the way you are using the system may be the better way to go. I originally wanted the rings glued in so I could easily and quickly change out wrist seals on trips. It is starting to look like the glued in ring is more of a pain in the ass then worth it on my neoprene suit. I am a...
by orcasc205
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Si tech pull over glove system
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Re: Si tech pull over glove system

I have the same type rings (also known as Viking rings) installed on my DUI trilam drysuit. In my case, I installed the rings directly on the latex wrist seals rather on the drysuit itself. I've had zero issues with the pullover gloves leaking in my case.
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by orcasc205
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Where to go in October 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 2904

Re: Where to go in October 2021

Jerome, diving in the UK (specifically Scapa Flow) is definitely on my bucket list of dive locations, but we're thinking something warm in October -- the weather in the UK and Ireland is too close to Seattle at that time of year. Thanks for the suggestion, though. We're strongly considering Fiji now...
by orcasc205
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Where to go in October 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 2904

Re: Where to go in October 2021

Scubie, the Turks and Caicos look amazing and I'm definitely adding it to my bucket list of dive destinations, but I'm not sure it is good for October due to hurricanes (we're particularly sensitive about hurricanes having been severely impacted by Hurricanes Irene and Sandy when we lived in New Jer...
by orcasc205
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Where to go in October 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 2904

Where to go in October 2021

My wife and I have a big anniversary coming up next August, but we're planning on celebrating in October after our youngest is off to college (no, really -- we're only celebrating the wedding anniversary -- I promise.) I'm looking for ideas on where to go that has decent diving, but also a luxurious...
by orcasc205
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Bunch of gear for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 2399

Re: Bunch of gear for sale

PM sent...

-Doug
by orcasc205
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3192
Views: 414788

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Diver56 wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:43 pm
I have not been to Sund Rock. I heard on Boydski you have to contact the Sund Family and pay $15. Is this still the case? Would like to try this site.
Reservations are available online now in order to space the arrivals of divers for Covid.

https://sundrock.com
by orcasc205
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 10/29
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: ThThTh 10/29

Laurie and I are in! Hoping she can see her first lumpy.
by orcasc205
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drygoves source
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Drygoves source

You can get them at Seattle Marine and Fishing Supply for under $5. https://www.seamar.com/item/MGI173-SZ/GLOVE-LAT-12-MARIGOLD-BK/ Eight Diving in Des Moines also sells them for less than $10 if that is easier to get to. The ones I'm wearing in my profile photo (inside out so my hands are easier to...
by orcasc205
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3192
Views: 414788

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2 yesterday had the best viz I've seen there -- we could see the Honey Bear from stem to stern. There was a bit of halocline in the top 10 feet that reduced viz a little, but it was spectacular underneath.
by orcasc205
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 9/10
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Re: ThThTh 9/10

Meet time is 6:30pm in the Redondo parking lot.