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by gcbryan
Sun May 01, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Shore diving Agate Pass
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

Re: Shore diving Agate Pass

ljjames wrote:Scooters are so cheating ;)

Right! Where's the fun in that? :)
by gcbryan
Sun May 01, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Strongest currents
Replies: 35
Views: 4866

Re: Strongest currents

Worst unplanned for current was a bad day at Deception Pass. Highest current was probably a planned Agate Pass drift dive.
by gcbryan
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Sekiu
Replies: 12
Views: 4297

Re: Sekiu

Hey Eric! Current isn't an issue at Seiku as long as you stay in among the rocks and there is no reason to go outside of the rocks as there is nothing to see except sand! However, if you do, for whatever reason, move outside of the rocks then there can be a lot of current (which is why everything gr...
by gcbryan
Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Sekiu
Replies: 12
Views: 4297

Re: Sekiu

Haha...that has happened to me a couple of times as well so I know what you are talking about.

I don't think it's bad enough for someone to avoid the site for this reason however. :) It is annoying sometimes though.

I'm not very objective however as I love this site!
by gcbryan
Fri May 13, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: This doesn't sound good...
Replies: 163
Views: 14823

Re: This doesn't sound good...

I just assumed some lung over expansion injury. It sounds like it's not too bad (hopefully). I'm sure the prognosis gets better with time.
by gcbryan
Tue May 10, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: This doesn't sound good...
Replies: 163
Views: 14823

Re: This doesn't sound good...

I hope he makes it as well (obviously)! My thought was just (in the absence of a scooter) that it is an awfully long way to get past 200 fsw at Cove 2. I realize that it's in the 300 fsw range in the middle of Elliott Bay but getting past 200 fsw there requires a lot of traveling. Hopefully all turn...
by gcbryan
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Deception Pass 4/12
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Deception Pass 4/12

Deception Pass shore dive + no wind = Good!
by gcbryan
Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Question on GPOs & how they eat crab... (NHZ)
Replies: 20
Views: 2290

Re: Question on GPOs & how they eat crab... (NHZ)

I asked Roland Anderson this question several years ago and I thought the answer was more or less that the radula secretes the enzyme and gets the meat out or the beak makes an opening, "spits" the enzyme in and then the radula takes over. I don't recall anything about an open water enzyme...
by gcbryan
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lake Union, Wreck of the Jeanette
Replies: 19
Views: 1254

Re: Lake Union, Wreck of the Jeanette

Chris Borgen wrote:
gcbryan wrote:Hey Chris, I think I've seen that one with Eric. It's on the southern end of the lake isn't it?


Gray, no we just found this one. We had never seen it before.


Nice! You guys need to find some new wrecks in a nicer body of water! :)
by gcbryan
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lake Union, Wreck of the Jeanette
Replies: 19
Views: 1254

Re: Lake Union, Wreck of the Jeanette

Hey Chris, I think I've seen that one with Eric. It's on the southern end of the lake isn't it?
by gcbryan
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Are you fussier about viz than you used to be?
Replies: 33
Views: 1545

Re: Are you fussier about viz than you used to be?

I am pickier about diving when I know the viz is especially bad. Once I'm there I do the dive however. The worst viz I've had has been at Redondo, Mukilteo T-dock and Sund Rock. I'm just fussier about diving in general than I used to be. It's easier for me to take a break from diving in general. Onc...
by gcbryan
Sat May 29, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The Skyline Experiment
Replies: 20
Views: 1276

Re: The Skyline Experiment

I tend to get in :30 later than most others and I've had pretty good luck. I don't use the :30 NW Shoredives Book correction...I consider slack before ebb at Rosario to be slack for Skyline Wall. I never hear of anyone experiencing an early slack at Skyline. Think about any less than optimal days yo...
by gcbryan
Mon May 10, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Swinging at Rosario Beach
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: Swinging at Rosario Beach

The worst is that combination with a steep sandy bottom. As the water washes out, your foot goes down into the sand almost like quicksand just as you're trying to climb up with the water at your heals and then of course it comes back in and tries to knock you down!
by gcbryan
Mon May 10, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Urchin Rocks/Northwest Island with Uncle Pug
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: Urchin Rocks/Northwest Island with Uncle Pug

Nice report Bob. I've been to Urchin Rocks and all I can remember is that it was shallow and it had a lot of Urchins. With Skyline just around the corner I haven't been back. I have always wondered about Northwest Island however. Good to see a report.
by gcbryan
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How to get a good fill
Replies: 35
Views: 2341

Re: How to get a good fill

There's a lot of reasons for shorter fills on HP tanks. Less so with LP tanks. Some shops/boats can't handle HP pressures as well as others. Some newer divers are concerned with overfilling (they've heard that it's wrong or dangerous). Some shops feel that way. It's much harder to get that last 500 ...
by gcbryan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In remembrance...
Replies: 37
Views: 1693

Re: In remembrance...

It may not have had a long life but it had a full life I'm sure. I feel privileged to have been in it's presence on one occasion at least. Maybe we can't bring it back but by reliving it's last moments if just one person has learned something that will prevent such a tragedy in the future it will ha...
by gcbryan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Lake Washington Leeches
Replies: 16
Views: 2414

Re: Lake Washington Leeches

Hey Chris, he's probably just trying to get away from Eric!
by gcbryan
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Job search
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: Job search

I'm looking for a job.... What kind of work are you looking to do? Anything that anyone will hire me to do really but I have an MBA, have had jobs rather than a career and have been day trading/investing/living on saving for quite a while but I need a more stable job now. I had a job that I enjoyed...
by gcbryan
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Job search
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Job search

I'm looking for a job (who isn't). I thought it might be productive/useful if anyone who has a job and is actually in an industry/company that is hiring might use this thread just as a heads up. It might not help me if it's not something that I could do but it might help someone. I realize that most...
by gcbryan
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: best shore site within a 2 Hr drive of Edmonds??
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: best shore site within a 2 Hr drive of Edmonds??

Drive a little further and go to Sekiu...plenty of life. Plenty of swell out that way this weekend too. Surge is a trade-off in the winter but the kelp cover is much less (no bull kelp). No current at any time among the rocks and usually decent viz in the winter. Easy shore entry. Longer drive and ...
by gcbryan
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: best shore site within a 2 Hr drive of Edmonds??
Replies: 22
Views: 1642

Re: best shore site within a 2 Hr drive of Edmonds??

Drive a little further and go to Sekiu...plenty of life.
by gcbryan
Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive Light Review:Cree MC-E Dive Light
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Dive Light Review:Cree MC-E Dive Light

This is a follow-up review just in case anyone comes across this review in future searches. The change of batteries solved the dimming problem. I did several dives with other batteries and no problems. Just for fun I did a dive with the original batteries and at 20 fsw it dimmed again. This time I j...
by gcbryan
Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lumpies and lumpies and SQUID!
Replies: 16
Views: 1024

Re: Lumpies and lumpies and SQUID!

LCF wrote:Thanks, Scott! So finding them in the eelgrass/mud flats makes perfect sense. I wonder if we would see them in more places, if we spent more time in these relatively "boring" areas.


I assume so, you can definitely find them at 3 Tree N as well.
by gcbryan
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Replies: 28
Views: 1229

Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Snow would be warm! I was supposed to dive last night so I got to the site and set all my gear up. The person I was supposed to dive with got there, wasn't feeling good so she decided to cancel. We ended up just going to dinner which was probably a smart thing. As I was repacking my gear, my hood wa...
by gcbryan
Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Replies: 28
Views: 1229

Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

I use Rosario Strait with no corrections so slack before ebb would be 9:22am. No one agrees with me and most generally use Fishmiller's figures but others get blown off and I don't. I would have gotten in for the swim at 9:10am or so. I time it so when I've dropped down and I'm actually diving the c...