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by Boarderguy
Sun Oct 30, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Cheap Tropical Shore Diving?
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Cheap Tropical Shore Diving?

It all depends on what you're into. I like the big island. 2 Step has a a really nice reef fire about 75-100 yards that drops from 5ft to 35 ft. After that it goes pretty deep with a nice wall of coral. Occasional tiger shark and lots of pretty fish. When I was there in May I had over 100 feet of vi...
by Boarderguy
Fri Oct 14, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Gear
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Gear

I have a Hog 32lb wing with their aluminum BP. Don't go less than a 30lb wing. The amount of weight on our rigs here in PNW needs the bigger lift capacity. Steel tank, backplate (SS or AL), regs, etc all add up quick and your wing may not be able to float if you remove it in the water. I dive with a...
by Boarderguy
Wed Oct 12, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Gear
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Gear

Look at a backplate and wing. They are very customizable to your exact needs and aren't full of floaty material like jacket or back inflate BCDs. Seaskin dry suits run about 1k and are fully custom fit at that price point. Regs are often coming up for sale on scubaboard.com and once serviced they wo...
by Boarderguy
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: !!Sold: XS Scuba 130's 2X - $250ea Sold!!
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: FS: XS Scuba 130's 2X - $250ea

3442s? Pics of the neck stamps and overall condition of the tanks may help prospective buyers. If they were 119s I'd be all over it
by Boarderguy
Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Night Diving 9/1/22
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Thursday Night Diving 9/1/22

Great dive with Kingpin tonight! No six gills but we did see an awesome rat fish on the way back up. Splashed at about 745 and back to the truck around 830.
by Boarderguy
Thu Sep 01, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Night Diving 9/1/22
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Thursday Night Diving 9/1/22

I'll be there. Planning on a long dive with my hp 120. If anyone else wants to float patiently at ~100fsw with me they are more than welcome. I'll probably splash around 630-645.
by Boarderguy
Sun Aug 28, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Lighthouse Dive Center Tacoma?
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Lighthouse Dive Center Tacoma?

Arly (sp?) is an amazing guy and superb tech. His prices are fair and he won't upsell just to get a sale. If they weren't 45 min away on a good day I'd do a lot more business with them.
by Boarderguy
Sat Aug 27, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Lighthouse Dive Center Tacoma?
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Lighthouse Dive Center Tacoma?

They moved out to UP in July ish. Bigger parking lot. Better layout for the store. Fewer vagrants. Other than being way the funk out there it is an improvement.

7315 27th St W
University Place, WA 98466

Where are you located? There are a few other shops around run by great people.
by Boarderguy
Sun Aug 21, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Dive buddy's/ groups
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Dive buddy's/ groups

Check out YSS Dive in hoodsport. RS Scuba in Puyallup has monthly shop dives. I believe underwater Sports in Tacoma had weekly dives. Lots of opportunities of you join the associated Facebook pages. It would also help to know what area you're in because a 2 hour drive is not always an option.
by Boarderguy
Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday night diving 8/18
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Thursday night diving 8/18

You can record the game. I'll be out there with a buddy
by Boarderguy
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Travel Insurance

Pretty sure that DAN covers all the extra medivac costs and a host of additional things with their basic or enhanced membership. You get a chamber ride and a few more goodies if you elect to get their basic insurance. All in you're looking at about $80 for a year of insurance for all dive related an...
by Boarderguy
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday night diving 8/11
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Thursday night diving 8/11

Next Thursday is open for me. Hopefully the 6 gills will still be visiting us.
by Boarderguy
Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New Diver Here
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: New Diver Here

Welcome Jen! Lots of good info here and plenty of references to active groups.
by Boarderguy
Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found a dive light at Redondo Beach WA
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: Found a dive light at Redondo Beach WA

RS Scuba had a shop dive there on Saturday. I'll give them a call in the AM to see if any of the new open water divers lost one.
by Boarderguy
Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5131
Views: 803044

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

My photos look like 2003 camera phone quality compared to yours Jan... alas, my go pro 10 is the only camera due the foreseeable future 😮‍💨. Maybe more lights and editing on something other than my phone. This was Redondo deep line around 95'
by Boarderguy
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Night Diving 7/14
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: Thursday Night Diving 7/14

How was the viz? I'm going to Redondo Saturday morning. First dive near high tide so hoping the bloom will be above the deep line and we'll see some 6 gills.

Edit: found my answer here. Vis was 💩
https://pnwdiving.com/view?divesite=Redondo
by Boarderguy
Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Marine Salvage Rights in Puget Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Marine Salvage Rights in Puget Sound

Depending on what transpired the vessel or vehicle may belong to the insurance company that paid out a claim on it. All kinds of weird little loop holes to keep you from keeping what was retrieved.
by Boarderguy
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Hello!

Hopefully I will. Once my wife can get back in the water she'll hopefully be joining me as well. Right now I'm diving with RSS on their monthly shop dives and occasional shore as the wife allows me lol. Now I just need to improve my camera skills or gear.
by Boarderguy
Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Hello!

I've been lurking for awhile now and finally had reason to reply to a post. Been diving off and on for 20 years now. PNW, Virginia coast, Guam and Hawaii have seen my bubbles.
by Boarderguy
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Feed Me
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Feed Me

This was Sund Rock at ~65' on the 18th. Bloom started at 35' and no bottom find by 77'.