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by FlyinV
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Lobster in Puget sound?
Replies: 128
Views: 18883

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: 3050
Views: 247782

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: 1909

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: 801

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: 1483

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: 2970

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: 2970

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: 2970

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: 985

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: 493

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: 493

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: 3025

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: 1261

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: 4952

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: 3423

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: 3050
Views: 247782

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: 1604

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 ...
by FlyinV
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thoughts about this? (hood canal/the knuckle)
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Thoughts about this? (hood canal/the knuckle)

Yes the bouy was back on April 2nd
by FlyinV
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thoughts about this? (hood canal/the knuckle)
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Thoughts about this? (hood canal/the knuckle)

Not the type of story that will improve the image of scuba divers :(

I dove the site last weekend (from a boat)
Flagpole house was empty and viz was not very good.
I didn't see any blocks or cables on the dive site itself but I didn't venture very far from the bouy.
by FlyinV
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: 2 Worthington (XS) HP 119s For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: 2 Worthington (XS) HP 119s For Sale

Sweet tanks -- would love to add 2 more to the 4 I have but I don't have the cash right now.
by FlyinV
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hood Canal
Replies: 2
Views: 2920

Re: Hood Canal

Did the flagpole buoy get put back yet?

and... do you ever have space for a couple more divers on your boat?
by FlyinV
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock in the Cold 1/2/16
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

Re: Sund Rock in the Cold 1/2/16

I wonder if there are a couple juveniles at Sund Rock ....
We saw one a few weeks ago on the wreck but maybe it got chased off from people looking for it.
by FlyinV
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Zipper Tests - The Results Are In!
Replies: 7
Views: 4797

Re: Zipper Tests - The Results Are In!

I had a few weird issues with Ti-Zip delaminating and had DRIS put in a plastic YKK this last time.
So far its been fine. Knock on wood.
by FlyinV
Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3050
Views: 247782

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Viz off Pac Adventures Saturday was really really nice.
30+ no muck layer really actually incredible.
by FlyinV
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Sea Searchers of Portland
Replies: 4
Views: 4862

Re: Sea Searchers of Portland

Yes still around. I went when I lived closer to N Portland. They meet in N Portland about once a month and have a series of club dives thru out the year. While they would love to have new people come to their club meetings.... unless you know someone who can help you find them its difficult. I see t...

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