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by FlyinV
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Support your LDS
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Support your LDS

I am very lucky to work in a dive shop that has its own pool. Too bad we are a little too far for you guys I am sure the boss would make you a killer rental on it --- as long as our classes are not in it. Thunder Reef in Vancouver Washington. The only problem is our shop is super duper busy the last...
by FlyinV
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive site mooring
Replies: 23
Views: 1526

Re: Dive site mooring

Now it would never happen but it would be nice if a tiny part of the boat ramp fees the state collects could go towards maintaining the buoys. I would guess the boat ramp fees are there to cover boat facilities but since .01% of the boat ramp use is divers and 100% of the buoy use is by divers they ...
by FlyinV
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive site mooring
Replies: 23
Views: 1526

Re: Dive site mooring

Elephant Wall, Flagpole and Rosies in Hood Canal are all in pretty good shape. Wonder if a gofund me for bouy cleaning would generate enough to clean then up. I'd certainly join the crew in Hood Canal keeping the buoys clean. I wish we put in the little sliders on the ropes like they did up in Canad...
by FlyinV
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Portland diver looking for a buddy!
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: Portland diver looking for a buddy!

Hey Brittany! Would that happen to be the Rescue class over at Thunder Reef or another shop in the PDX/Vancouver area? We have a number of female divers over at TRD who would love to meet up with you and go diving! I have one former female student who works weekends so if your open to weekday dives ...
by FlyinV
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hoodies on the Hood
Replies: 20
Views: 1528

Re: Hoodies on the Hood

I went today and still plenty of them.
Straight out from boat ramp.

Nudibranches all over! Lots of different kinds.
by FlyinV
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hoodies on the Hood
Replies: 20
Views: 1528

Re: Hoodies on the Hood

Super cool pic! YellowEye!

I am heading to my cabin on Hood Canal this weekend -- Hopefully I'll be able to check this out!
by FlyinV
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found a mask & snorkle at Octopus Hole (9/11)
Replies: 0
Views: 948

Found a mask & snorkle at Octopus Hole (9/11)

I found a mask and snorkel at Octopus Hole on Wednesday 9/11.
Down on the beach it was a low tide. If you lost yours there recently and it matches this one you can get it back!
by FlyinV
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Save Edmonds Underwater Park & Beach
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: Save Edmonds Underwater Park & Beach

The group on Facebook would like to get in contact with Bruce Higgins -- Can someone send him a note about what is planned?

https://www.facebook.com/saveedmondsbeach/
by FlyinV
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Lobster in Puget sound?
Replies: 128
Views: 26080

Re: Lobster in Puget sound?

Saw one at Edmonds today.
Pic by my dive buddy Pat.
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by FlyinV
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3141
Views: 313880

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Anyone got a viz report today (Friday 9/7) for around Edmonds?
by FlyinV
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive into Washington Specialty License Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

Re: Dive into Washington Specialty License Plate

I promoted this to all the dive groups down in SW Washington (Vancouver and PDX) back when the project first got off the ground and was sadly disappointed by the response.
by FlyinV
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Checkout dives this weekend at Battleground Lake
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: Checkout dives this weekend at Battleground Lake

How deep did you get in Battle Ground Lake?
I sure noticed in my drysuit it got really cold below 30ft.

Almost thinking we need to do a trash pick up dive there -- So much laying around -- I picked up a fin and some sun glasses but left all the rest of the trash there.
by FlyinV
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?
Replies: 15
Views: 2906

Re: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?

I didn't ship a tank but I shipped an "Action Packer" case once to San Diego with scuba gear in it. Worked fine and its almost impossible for UPS to destroy the action packer. It was about 100 bucks each way but he action packer held everything. BCD - Drysuit -- ect. I shipped it to a USP ...
by FlyinV
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sund Rock changes
Replies: 38
Views: 4656

Re: Sund Rock changes

I dove Sund Rock with 2 students yesterday (June 2nd) I met both Mark and Cindy Sund and they told be about the plans they have for the area. Its interesting and exciting. The biggest thing is they are both expanding and reducing diver pressure on Sund Rock. Notes and points - The price is lower the...
by FlyinV
Wed May 30, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sund Rock changes
Replies: 38
Views: 4656

Re: Sund Rock changes

Making the free trail easier/safer would be pretty cool so I hope that gets done.

With a mass of divers swimming in front of their private beach maybe they will work hard to find away to open the parking lot :)
by FlyinV
Wed May 30, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sund Rock changes
Replies: 38
Views: 4656

Re: Sund Rock changes

Hopefully the sund family should build a website and collect payments online or have a payment box at the site.

I had planned to take some students to Sund this weekend ... now I will look for options.
by FlyinV
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sund Rock Changes
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Sund Rock Changes

I am sure you guys all got this today: ___________________ Changes to Sund Rock access Effective 01/01/2018 Hoodsport'N Dive is a regular user of Amazon and its efficient marketing and shipping. Being a retail shop, Hoodsport'N Dive is affected by such a large retail supplier. We could try and fight...
by FlyinV
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Redondo new reef meeting?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Redondo new reef meeting?

Thanks for the heads up -- Glad to read about it.
by FlyinV
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Redondo new reef meeting?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Redondo new reef meeting?

Who went to the meeting last week about the state putting in a new reef at Redondo?
It would be interesting to hear about it -- I live a bit too far away to make it there after work.
by FlyinV
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Build a reef at Redondo
Replies: 26
Views: 4327

Re: Build a reef at Redondo

I hope a lot of divers can show up and support the project -- We need them to know people dive there and the community is very interested in whats going on.
by FlyinV
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Diving around Portland / Vancouver?
Replies: 6
Views: 2097

Re: Diving around Portland / Vancouver?

I enjoy Netarts Bay even if it is only 30 feet deep and you have to watch out for crabbers and boats all the time. I've seen octopus, Grunt Sculpins, tons and tons of Nudibranches, and the famous monkey face prickle backs. Thinking of .. Man its been a long time since I dove there and the winter is ...
by FlyinV
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Instructors wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 7745

Instructors wanted

Post on Facebook if someone wants to do some pool referrals. The shop is thunderreef divers in vancouver washington.

Padi Instructors wanted for OW Referral Courses. Too many students and not enough instructors! If you are an insured Padi OWSI call Jen 360 573 8507
by FlyinV
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Roll call - who's all here, and how often do you guys dive?
Replies: 2
Views: 3942

Re: Roll call - who's all here, and how often do you guys dive?

Hey Dan, There are a lot of active divers in the Portland Area. Many go up on day trips to Hood Canal or Puget Sound on the weekends or even weekdays. Just about every weekend I head north, but I work at home so I NEED to get out on a regular basis. Its about a 300 mile round trips -- Leave about 5 ...
by FlyinV
Sun May 22, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3141
Views: 313880

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Flagpole - Hood Canal 5-21
0 to 30 - 20 feet
30 to 40 - 3 feet (muck)
40+ --- Oh ya this is why we dive 35+ not super dark
We could see the whole area when we dropped thru the muck layer.
by FlyinV
Tue May 10, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Mike's Beach is awesome!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2013

Re: Mike's Beach is awesome!!!

One tank works but it depends on how much you want to dive. They are usually pretty fast getting things filled. Sund Rock and Octopus Hole you would need to drive to For Sund Rock you need to pay at Hoodsport N Dive For Octopus Hole its just a wide spot in the road Tides are generally not a concern ...