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by lizard0924
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 9th at Redondo!
Replies: 91
Views: 5758

Re: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 9th at Redondo!

Change of plans for us. Skiing Crystal instead on Saturday. Just wanted to give you a heads up in case anyone was counting on the cooler o'beverages. That particular cooler and its contents will now be in the Crystal parking lot instead of the 'Dond. Hope you all have some great dives on Saturday! C...
by lizard0924
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire Report_Fritz and the Frogfish
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Bonaire Report_Fritz and the Frogfish

Yes, I stayed at Tropical Divers resort (Tropical Inn) in January 2010. Clean rooms, but sparse. No biggie as long as you're not looking for luxury. Reasonably priced, too. And the location is pretty convenient. The restaurant next door (Sense) is good. Hot water was plentiful and there was a mini-k...
by lizard0924
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: New fees at State Parks
Replies: 20
Views: 1581

Re: New fees at State Parks

Washington is (was) unique in not charging a fee for using the parks. I was surprised when I moved here that there was no park entrance fee. Wisconsin has always charged a hefty daily or annual fee - on top of a state income tax of almost 7%. The money to keep the parks functioning has to come from ...
by lizard0924
Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire Report_Fritz and the Frogfish
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Bonaire Report_Fritz and the Frogfish

Hey Fritz - great report. The Cai dive is very fun, especially the tarpon pit. If you are looking for steel 100s, try Tropical Divers (across from the Plaza Resort and next door to Sense restaurant). They have DIN connections, too.

Enjoy your time on sunny Bonaire!

Ayo,
Liz
by lizard0924
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 9th at Redondo!
Replies: 91
Views: 5758

Re: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 9th at Redondo!

I will stop by and re-create my role as strictly shore support (a/k/a P-pants grill asssistant). Will bring the usual cooler o' beverages with me.
by lizard0924
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Team Seattle tears it up in Bonaire
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Team Seattle tears it up in Bonaire

I had the good fortune of meeting up with Calvin this week to do some Bonaire diving. Just happened that we were on the island at the same time. We were lucky enough to dive Baby Beach in supremely flat conditions due to some serious wind reversals on the island this week. I blogged about it here: h...
by lizard0924
Tue May 10, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: July Club Dive?
Replies: 22
Views: 1161

Re: July Club Dive?

What? A club dive, you say? I might just dust off the drysuit for this event. :)
by lizard0924
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Diver Demographics
Replies: 21
Views: 2359

Re: Diver Demographics

I've heard that old saw that "life gets in the way of diving" and I don't buy any part of it for most people. Oh, there are exceptions, as there are to most things, but overall what the person is really saying is that scuba doesn't interest me enough. The same people who roll out the &quo...
by lizard0924
Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Gear for sale
Replies: 27
Views: 1540

Re: Gear for sale

Are those fins PURPLE??????
by lizard0924
Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Have a Happy New Year!
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Have a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year fellow diving peeps!

I've been MIA lately from diving around here, but once the snow melts and my skis/snowboard/snowshoes are stowed away for the season, I'll be back in the emerald waters of Puget Sound.

Peace out and here's to a fantastic 2011 for everyone!
by lizard0924
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Partial remains of the elusive Chichipau fish discovered
Replies: 30
Views: 1573

Re: Partial remains of the elusive Chichipau fish discovered

spatman wrote:
Blaiz wrote:
Tom Nic wrote:Looks like the twin of the one Blaiz found (at Pt Townsend I believe).


mine had more barnacles!


and was a lot smaller.


Why do all guys insist theirs is bigger? :)
by lizard0924
Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lost my best friend yesterday
Replies: 37
Views: 1871

Re: Lost my best friend yesterday

Sincerest condolences. Losing a beloved dog is never easy. May the happy memories you have with Dusty comfort you.
by lizard0924
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive/Ocean-related tattoos
Replies: 49
Views: 4437

Re: Dive/Ocean-related tattoos

Next tat will be a manta ray. Still trying to decide on the location, though.
by lizard0924
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: What is an accu?
Replies: 28
Views: 1473

Re: What is an accu?

ktb wrote:UPDATE: Just got my Uemis hand-delivered to my front door by the postal carrier! And even with a battery change, I didn't lose any dive data! So, so happy.


Well, at least you didn't drop THIS one over the side of the kayak. :)
by lizard0924
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Won a trip for two to Bonaire!
Replies: 19
Views: 2481

Re: Won a trip for two to Bonaire!

They sell Bonaire Shore Diving at most local dive shops on the island. Definitely at Carib Inn and Buddy Dive. For car rental, you want a Toyota Hilux or something similar. They will all be manual transmissions, FYI. Take your AmEx and make sure you have the international car rental insurance covera...
by lizard0924
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:12 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

Responding on behalf of Psundquist (who is assembling a grill right now and can't reply...because he won't leave for dinner until he finishes that project...and I'm starving ), he is almost identical to your friend's measurements (including shoe size) and he has a CF200X in size L and it fits him pe...
by lizard0924
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: online SAC / RMV Calculator and Rock Bottom Calculator
Replies: 47
Views: 3724

Re: online SAC Rate / RMV Calculator open for beta testing

spatman wrote:
Dashrynn wrote:Matt, I think A hug is due for you.


and that's why i do this, for the hugs.

:grouphug:


I thought it was for the groupies.
by lizard0924
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Living at altitude
Replies: 21
Views: 916

Re: Living at altitude

spatman wrote:
lizard0924 wrote:Of course, for me personally, this is probably all theoretical, since I rarely do dives here anyway. :)


fixed that for you.


Hardy, har, har. I've just been busy lately. I do dive here, I really do.
by lizard0924
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Living at altitude
Replies: 21
Views: 916

Re: Living at altitude

Thanks for everyone's input! I was researching this concept and came across this information: m The "Altitude Exposure Recommendations" table of data was what triggered my query in the first place. It seems to suggest that there is a window of possible (maybe not likely, but possible) conc...
by lizard0924
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Living at altitude
Replies: 21
Views: 916

Living at altitude

What impact, if any, does living at altitude (say, 3000 feet) have if you want to dive Puget Sound on the weekends?

I know some folks refrain from diving if they are planning to drive over Snoqualmie Pass within a certain timeframe, but what if you live in Snoqualmie Pass full-time?
by lizard0924
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: DUI or BARE dry suit?
Replies: 26
Views: 1380

Re: DUI or BARE dry suit?

doug7377 wrote:ok went to the DUI factory outlet page and order ther flx50/50


Excellent choice (that's the suit I have). I love mine. :luv:
by lizard0924
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: DUI or BARE dry suit?
Replies: 26
Views: 1380

Re: DUI or BARE dry suit?

You're asking whether one should drive an Accord or a Mercedes. Both will get you from point A to B, but your experience getting there will likely be different. Both Bare and DUI are suits that will keep you dry while you dive (or at least one hopes). The difference is that one is more expensive and...
by lizard0924
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Birthday to Josh Smith!
Replies: 24
Views: 669

Re: Happy Birthday to Josh Smith!

Happy birthday!
by lizard0924
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: And the hits keep coming...
Replies: 18
Views: 878

Re: And the hits keep coming...

eustachian tube dysfunction? can't you, uh, take a blue pill for that or something?

seriously, hope you're feeling better and back in the water, soon!
by lizard0924
Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Happy Birthday to Queen Liz!
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Happy Birthday to Queen Liz!

Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone.

In the spirit of a true scuba birthday...Paul presented me with Scuba-opoly (complete with DAN dollars...LOL) and a DUI glacier jacket. :)