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by Max Bottomtime
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Phil and Merry visit the PNW
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: Phil and Merry visit the PNW

We're already planning our return around Thanksgiving.
by Max Bottomtime
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Phil and Merry visit the PNW
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Phil and Merry visit the PNW

We met several Washington divers while at God's Pocket in October. It was great putting faces to the names I had known from Scubaboard and the Northwest Dive Club websites. ScubaJess and Eric talked about the Pacific Spiny Lumpsuckers, Lumpies appearing soon at their local dive sites. Merry and I so...
by Max Bottomtime
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 128621

Re: The Bottle Thread

I have a small collection of old Coke bottles. My favorite is a 1923 Christmas bottle. The U.S. Patent offices happened to be opened that day, so Coca-Cola had a limited run of Christmas bottles made.
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by Max Bottomtime
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Orange Fish, Orange Fish, What Are You?
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Orange Fish, Orange Fish, What Are You?

That is definitely a juvenile sheephead.
The while line fades as they enter the intermediate phase.
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by Max Bottomtime
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General Info
Topic: Do You Use Tapatalk?
Replies: 13
Views: 9168

Re: Do You Use Tapatalk?

I had to Google Tapatalk. :questionmarks:
by Max Bottomtime
Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report

You can take the girl out of Minnesota...
by Max Bottomtime
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report

I tried a small suction cup but it slides right off when it gets wet.
by Max Bottomtime
Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report

I thought about that. It's a stone, not glass, so it might work.
by Max Bottomtime
Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report

I bought a seven inch disc. They are heavy and sail when you drop them. :( I dropped mine on its initial dive. I didn't see where it fell, but a buddy did. It went into a crack at 90 feet that was about a foot away from my outstretched hand. I had to remove a fin and use it to bring the stage back t...
by Max Bottomtime
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report

I sweep the nudi from the substrate, catch it on the stage, and wait for it to grab on. I turn the stage to get a good angle, rest the end of the port on the stage to reduce camera shake, look up to get a black background, and have my strobes pointed inward and turned down. Once I have good focus, I...
by Max Bottomtime
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report

I got mine on Amazon. I've used obsidian stages for a few years but didn't know about the polished ones until a few months ago. I had to look up the word scrying. :)
by Max Bottomtime
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: Tariff on housings at YVR
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: Tariff on housings at YVR

Where did you get the form? We have a few trips lined up and I don't want to pay for my own housing again.
by Max Bottomtime
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

COVID-Delayed Annual God's Pocket Report

Our annual trip to God's Pocket was a bit more difficult this year. Delayed a year because of the pandemic, we were only allowed into Canada if we were fully vaccinated and had a negative COVID test within 72 hours of travel. We also had to get a negative test to return to the U.S. The Border Patrol...
by Max Bottomtime
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: Tariff on housings at YVR
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Tariff on housings at YVR

U. S. Customs wanted to charge us a tariff for bringing our housings back from God's Pocket. They wanted to know the value, but let us slide this time. They said we need to get a card from Port Authority next time. The U. S. is turning into Cabo San Lucas.
by Max Bottomtime
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Canada to open border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens on Aug. 9!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3083

Re: Canada to open border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens on Aug. 9!!!

We'll be hauling our boat out for bottom paint and mechanical repairs. We really need some fun dives!
by Max Bottomtime
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Canada to open border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens on Aug. 9!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3083

Re: Canada to open border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens on Aug. 9!!!

Merry and I arrived in Port Hardy today. It was fairly painless. We showed our vaccination cards and negative tests at LAX and Vancouver airport and had no real delay. We'll be here for 2 1/2 weeks. I hope we don't get sick while we're here. :)
by Max Bottomtime
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket!! ❤️ 🇨🇦
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

Re: God's Pocket!! ❤️ 🇨🇦

Yay Christa! You had an epic trip. Merry and I arrive Friday with hopes of a little bit of that luck.
by Max Bottomtime
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Canada to open border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens on Aug. 9!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3083

Re: Canada to open border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens on Aug. 9!!!

I will actually get to dive with ScubaJess and Yelloweye n October!!!
by Max Bottomtime
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Photographer website/feed listing
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Photographer website/feed listing

Very nice! I recognize most of the names and have dived with some of them. It's great to see their work in one place.
by Max Bottomtime
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 47
Views: 14826

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

Unless they were sleeping in full asbestos suits, breathers, and full helmets there is no way they could walk through fire. According to the latest reports, the victims were already dead from smoke inhalation. I know television and movies make us think the crew always goes down with the ship, but th...
by Max Bottomtime
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: My Diving Accident End of June
Replies: 14
Views: 4620

Re: My Diving Accident End of June

Before Merry retired, we used to collect sea water and look at in under the microscopes at her lab. There are so many animals and silica particles that I often wondered if it would be better to spit in my mask and not rinse it.
by Max Bottomtime
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket is back, and better than ever!
Replies: 15
Views: 3789

Re: God's Pocket is back, and better than ever!

Tangfish wrote:So glad to know the operation is not only running but running well from the sounds of it.

Great photos and welcome to NWDC. Maybe I’ll see you at Long Beach?

Gdog, let’s make good on our deposits we got back!
I just heard from Claus. He has two spots open for June 16-22.
by Max Bottomtime
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket is back, and better than ever!
Replies: 15
Views: 3789

Re: God's Pocket is back, and better than ever!

They will be there until the end of the month before heading to work at a fishing lodge. I talked to Claus and he wants to try hiring them full time.
by Max Bottomtime
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket is back, and better than ever!
Replies: 15
Views: 3789

Re: God's Pocket is back, and better than ever!

We had a second trip scheduled for last August that was postponed twice. We had them hold our deposit. The gamble paid off. It was the best vacation I have ever had. We'll be back again next March.