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by ktuli
Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello world! Looking for instruction recs
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: Hello world! Looking for instruction recs

If you are looking for personalized training, check out Jade Scuba Adventures. Ashley and Jake are great instructors and will take their time to make sure you learn the material well - which is important with scuba.
by ktuli
Fri May 20, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Sign of the [Old] Times
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: A Sign of the [Old] Times

Also somewhat related and an interesting watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV3dnLzthDA
by ktuli
Fri May 20, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Need some ID help please
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Need some ID help please

Nah - not back yet. I'm actually on my way back to Florida next month to get some diving in there again. The dive club I joined last time I was there asked if I would give a quick talk about my experience diving in the PNW at their June club meeting and I am just trying to get IDs for the photos I'l...
by ktuli
Fri May 20, 2022 6:15 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Need some ID help please
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Need some ID help please

Got a couple critters I'd like to try and get IDs for...
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Wondering if anyone has scientific name for this sea spider
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Thanks a bunch!

Will
by ktuli
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 11/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: ThThTh 11/18

I think I'm out too. I called Lighthouse Dive Center and it sounds like they might let me swap out my drysuit for a larger size that might be a bit more comfortable, so I am going to run up to Lynnwood and talk with them tonight. Might also see if I can find a place to go get my vax booster.
by ktuli
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 11/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: ThThTh 11/18

Is it even going to be diveable tonight at that time? Looking at the tide chart, it looks like we'll be in the middle of a 11+ foot exchange. Tonight is a full moon plus lunar eclipse... I'm just trying to learn the dive planning aspect for this area.
by ktuli
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 11/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: ThThTh 11/18

oh - and please save me a sticker or three... :)
by ktuli
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 11/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: ThThTh 11/18

I'm like 90% positive I'll be there. I definitely prefer to buddy up, so hopefully someone doesn't mind that as well.

Will
by ktuli
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Date Night with a lumpy
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Date Night with a lumpy

Very nice.
by ktuli
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Any ideas what this might be?
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Any ideas what this might be?

Found another one - this one was probably half the size of the first one, but this one has feeding tentacles out...
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by ktuli
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Redondo (South)
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Redondo (South)

It is amazing what some in-water eye training can do for helping you to spot things in the future. You can look at photos all day long and still look right past a critter in the water, but somehow once you see it in the water, your brain decides that it can find more in the future. Hope that is the ...
by ktuli
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 11/11
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: ThThTh 11/11

Bryan is an awesome guy! My first dive with him he told me about lumpies and said he has never seen any and I've since managed to find 3. I told him I might have to make it a personal goal to find one for him on a dive. My current goal is to find a stubby squid. Anyone really good at spotting them?
by ktuli
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 2021.11.07 - Alki Junkyard
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: 2021.11.07 - Alki Junkyard

There is a Marker Buoy dive there tomorrow evening... I'm supposed to dive at Cove 2 in the evening, so I'm trying to find some folks who would want to dive the Junkyard earlier (I'm available any time after 2:30PM). If anyone is interested, let me know!
by ktuli
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5055
Views: 772483

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

I guess technically I do too since I do stick a GoPro on top of my SLR, but I've never been super thrilled with the stills results from my GoPro.

Do you mind me asking what you lug around?
by ktuli
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 2021.11.07 - Alki Junkyard
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: 2021.11.07 - Alki Junkyard

Not "a" ... multiple. I saw at least half a dozen. They seemed to be all throughout the seagrass. That is two different individuals above, and I know I saw at least a handful more that just weren't in a spot to even try for some shots. I'm not super familiar with them - can anyone tell me ...
by ktuli
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5055
Views: 772483

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Wow - that's an incredible range of shots from the wider angle stuff all the way down to what I am assuming is greater than 1:1 macro. Is that multiple dives/camera setups?
by ktuli
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 2021.11.07 - Alki Junkyard
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

2021.11.07 - Alki Junkyard

Figured I should share some of the highlights from my first dive with you folks! Thanks all for pointing stuff out for me and helping to train my eyes a bit more for the local critters. I missed critical focus on a couple of these and think I want to go back and try for some better shots of those sk...
by ktuli
Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Nov 6th & 7th?
Replies: 25
Views: 3129

Re: Nov 6th & 7th?

Are we aiming for one or two dives? Need to know if I should coordinate a second tank.
by ktuli
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Nov 6th & 7th?
Replies: 25
Views: 3129

Re: Nov 6th & 7th?

I can likely do a 10AM meet. If I get to the AirBNB at 9AM, drop my stuff off and then be on my way to Alki by 9:30, I should be able to make it there by 10AM. If you folks are willing to hold off a bit that would be awesome. But if it makes conditions less than ideal, don't feel like you have to - ...
by ktuli
Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Nov 6th & 7th?
Replies: 25
Views: 3129

Re: Nov 6th & 7th?

Earliest my new AirBNB will let me check in is 9AM, so the earliest I could dive would be 10AM. I'll check here in the morning to see what you folks are up to, but it looks like I'll not be able to join.
by ktuli
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Nov 6th & 7th?
Replies: 25
Views: 3129

Re: Nov 6th & 7th?

You said that is right by the Cactus restaurant, right?
by ktuli
Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Nov 6th & 7th?
Replies: 25
Views: 3129

Re: Nov 6th & 7th?

Any word on this weekend? I'm still trying to figure out my accommodation checkout/checkin arrangements and if I can squeeze a dive in tomorrow, but also looking at sunday. Both days are supposed to be fairly breezy...
by ktuli
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Any ideas what this might be?
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Any ideas what this might be?

Found this late in a dive at Three Tree Point the other day. My strobe batteries were dead so it is lit by my buddy's dive light and I only got this one decent photo...
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by ktuli
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 11/4
Replies: 10
Views: 1219

Re: ThThTh 11/4

How are we looking for tonight? Do we have a time and location picked yet?
by ktuli
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 11/4
Replies: 10
Views: 1219

Re: ThThTh 11/4

I'm in. I can confirm lumpies and pipefish and baby wolfies at Three Tree. Haven't been back down to Redondo since before all the rain supposedly turned it into muddy zero vis... Though if I'm looking at the tide chart correctly, hitting Three Tree in the evening tomorrow might be tough with current...