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by Pinkpadigal
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Putting OW students in drysuits
Replies: 37
Views: 3083

Re: Putting OW students in drysuits

I prefer teaching students in drysuits. They are more comfortable and happier divers. Most divers who continue to dive in Puget Sound eventually get a drysuit for comfort and warmth, so why torture students with being cold and wet?
by Pinkpadigal
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Quality local dry-suit repair
Replies: 45
Views: 2464

Re: Quality local dry-suit repair

Another thing to note. When they tested my suit they found that there was some cracking on the zip seal rings. I hadn't noticed anything and they weren't leaking, but they put on new rings and gave me a new pair of zip dry gloves and liners free of charge and marked it "repaired under warranty...
by Pinkpadigal
Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ALERT: Les Davis Dive Gear THIEF (Tacoma)
Replies: 23
Views: 1402

Re: ALERT: Les Davis Dive Gear THIEF (Tacoma)

So...just so everyone knows, he is not a thief. I am pretty sure, based on the physical and car description, someone who, with his brother, got certified about a year ago. Neither of them have been in the water (as far as we know) in about 6-8 months. He called us in December looking to get back in ...
by Pinkpadigal
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Gear for a newbie??
Replies: 69
Views: 3617

Re: Gear for a newbie??

As someone who does not dive yet, purchasing dive gear is a scary and expensive thing. As tempting as it may be, as an instructor, I would strongly recommend staying away from Craig's List . It can be tempting and there are some good deals out there, but you do not know what you are buying, and whil...
by Pinkpadigal
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: A-2-Z Scuba Closing Dec. 31st
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

Re: A-2-Z Scuba Closing Dec. 31st

Thanks everyone! We are selling everything including the compressor and nitrox membrane system.

Not sure what I am going to do next, but if anyone has any ideas for a soon to be unemployed dive store owner, let me know.
by Pinkpadigal
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Operator recommendations "around" Nanaimo
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

Re: Operator recommendations "around" Nanaimo

If you are in Vancouver, I would also recommend going up the Sunshine Coast and a stay at Strong Water Resort. Still, my favorite place to dive in BC and very economical. I did some calling around today regarding diving around Nanaimo. (Our Feb trip with Diver's Choice is now on hold) The rumor from...
by Pinkpadigal
Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diver's Choice boat destroyed by fire
Replies: 12
Views: 1499

Re: Diver's Choice boat destroyed by fire

I have some great dive memories diving off that boat. Hugs to Ken!
by Pinkpadigal
Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: REEF Site question
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: REEF Site question

Tom,

Because of its proximity to Les Davis, I would imagine that you would list it as Les Davis. That is my best educated guess.
by Pinkpadigal
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: DUI Dry suit sizing 5'10" 180lbs
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: DUI Dry suit sizing 5'10" 180lbs

he is almost identical to your friend's measurements (including shoe size) and he has a CF200X in size L and it fits him perfectly. He wears Fourth Element undergarments, or occasionally a Weezle. Hope this info helps. I have a CF 200 size large in rental. I have a couple of my staff who are pretty...
by Pinkpadigal
Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Stolen Gear
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Stolen Gear

I am sad to report that one of our diver's gear was stolen from the back of his vehicle, while working rescue with the hydros on Lake Sammamish. Aeris LX BCD Sherwood Blizzard Regulator Sherwood Dual Octopus Transmitter for his Epic computer AL 80 AL 19 and reg (brand unknown) Seasoft weights He is ...
by Pinkpadigal
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: The hunt for altitude
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Re: The hunt for altitude

I have about 20-25 logged. I need 20 to direct apply to PADI to teach, but I will go through our CD to get certified when I am ready. Honestly, I would just like to get more dives in, get to know WHERE to altitude dive locally, get more knowledge and experience. People ask about altitude diving all ...
by Pinkpadigal
Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: The hunt for altitude
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

The hunt for altitude

I love to lake dive. It gets the gear really clean and the visibility is amazing. I know a lot of lakes are void of life in comparison to the Sound, but it is still fun. I was up at Lk Crescent a few weeks ago and it was awesome. I only know of one 1 lake close by that have easy access into that is ...
by Pinkpadigal
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: DUI ZipSeals neck ring system
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: DUI ZipSeals neck ring system

I like them better now, than when I first got mine 5 years ago. I found that the latex didn't seem to hold up as well as a standard latex seal. Not sure why, but the neckseal kept splitting, straight down. The newer ones seem to hold up a lot better and after seeing them being used at DOG days, I wa...
by Pinkpadigal
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Neck seal question
Replies: 38
Views: 2178

Re: Neck seal question

You may have an allergy to latex. You could also replace the latex seal with a neoprene seal.
by Pinkpadigal
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: FOUND: Fin @ Redondo
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: FOUND: Fin @ Redondo

I think I may know who it belongs to! Let me call him...he lost one recently, but I think he is an XL.
by Pinkpadigal
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Boy Scouts Scuba Merit Badge
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Boy Scouts Scuba Merit Badge

7 Seas Scuba in Vancouver has a Boy Scout program in place. I would give them a call.
by Pinkpadigal
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Do cyborgs dream of electric underwear?!
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Do cyborgs dream of electric underwear?!

I didn't get a chance to dive the electric undergarment, but I tried the gloves. They were pretty amazing. The entire glove was heated and warm within 20 seconds. What is a selling point for me, as a recreational diver is the thin undergarment, along with a lightweight suit. It will allow divers to ...
by Pinkpadigal
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuits: What did I buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: Drysuits: What did I buy?

We eventually got fitted up, me in the CF 200x, she in the TLS 350. We got paired up with a DM, Dane from A2Z, who was great, and we dove. I dropped 8 pounds of weight from what I have to wear with my monstrous suit of hate, and it turns out I could have dropped 2-4 pounds more. Amazing! Plus I act...
by Pinkpadigal
Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: GB Church wreck
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: GB Church wreck

I dove it about 4 years ago with my husband. One of my favorite artificial reef dives and probably my favorite in BC. The white anemones made it almost glow. Lots of large rockfish and a GPO on the bow. It was beautiful. Wish I had a camera.
by Pinkpadigal
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: boots found at Les Davis
Replies: 0
Views: 360

boots found at Les Davis

Someone left a pair of size 6 booties at Les Davis yesterday. Give me a call if you would like to claim them.
by Pinkpadigal
Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Divers find "World's Oldest Champagne" in the Baltic Sea
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Re: Divers find "World's Oldest Champagne" in the Baltic Sea

I saw this article today. I bet that first sip was incredibly sweet!!!
by Pinkpadigal
Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Need A Clip!
Replies: 23
Views: 897

Re: Need A Clip!

Dave,

Did you try REI? They have the largest selection of clips I have ever seen. It seems to me about 4-5 years ago, I bought a 1.5 clip in there.
by Pinkpadigal
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: DIW At Last, and Get Well Quick, Pinkpadigal!
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: DIW At Last, and Get Well Quick, Pinkpadigal!

slipped in my backroom and ended up with a bunch of stitches in my knee. I am out of the water for the next 10 days. So, I am missing the best tides of the summer while I am recovering. Hope to be back in the water soon.
by Pinkpadigal
Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lost Mask at Salt Water
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Lost Mask at Salt Water

One of our divers lost an Atomic mask there yesterday. It was red with a black skirt with a blue slap strap. If anyone finds it, please give me a call at the shop. Thanks!