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by lizard0924
Thu May 07, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: here we go, again
Replies: 25
Views: 1341

Re: here we go, again

And the ideal, of course, would be to have a ferry sunk as a Washington icon dive destination, but like you said - that ain't gonna happen anytime soon. <sigh> Anyway, good input. - Janna :-) Judging by the allegedly decrepit condition of many of the ferries, isn't it only a matter of time before o...
by lizard0924
Tue May 05, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Open Water Day 1, Cove 2
Replies: 50
Views: 2324

Re: Open Water Day 1, Cove 2

Oh, snorkels.....don't get me started! The uselessness of snorkels for diving is the best-kept secret from new divers. Usually, we all end up buying one (that matches our masks...HA HA HA) at the start of OW class and faithfully keep it dangling from our mask strap throughout OW classes, despite the...
by lizard0924
Tue May 05, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: What's in your pockets?
Replies: 51
Views: 1218

Re: What's in your pockets?

Yep. Somehow this guy turned into this guy which made Mrs. Brewer into this - And somehow the H1N1 got into my computer so I spent all evening doing this instead of this . And errant light signals that have me whipping around holding a reg are my biggest diving peeve.... Excellent use of the smilie...
by lizard0924
Mon May 04, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Bonaire
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: Bonaire

There is never a bad time to go to Bonaire. I have zero experience with hurricanes impeding my travel, so no comment there other than now that AA isn't servicing Bonaire via SJ anymore, maybe it's not such an issue? Continental and Delta fly direct from HOU and EWR or ATL, so wouldn't they adjust th...
by lizard0924
Sun May 03, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Random post
Replies: 32
Views: 1779

Re: Random post

On those rare moments when I stumble into the right trim, and the "frogkick muscles" suddenly do what their supposed to, it's mindblowoing how natural and comfortable everything feels. I saw sooo much cool stuff this weekend and soooo much fun...all I can say is that it's a whole new worl...
by lizard0924
Sat May 02, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Random post
Replies: 32
Views: 1779

Re: Random post

I'm hanging up gear and enjoying a Mac & Jack's from the tap in my garage (I'm in heaven - I have the heavenly brew on tap right here!)... Lucky, lucky you! I missed out on diving today 'cuz I've been sick. So instead I've been (a) reorganizing my dive book library, (b) periodically visiting th...
by lizard0924
Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tirade, Pt. 2
Replies: 36
Views: 1809

Re: Tirade, Pt. 2

If you're talking about the place with the Pupusas, it IS awesome, although it's El Salvadoran, not Mexican. Super tasty! Could be, but I don't know about the pupusas.....I was looking for something to drink before an O2 class @ UWS and they sent me over to that place for the Jarritos orange soda. ...
by lizard0924
Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tirade, Pt. 2
Replies: 36
Views: 1809

Re: Tirade, Pt. 2

NOTHING beats Taco Town - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWu-gqoMUn0 I dunno.....there is this AWESOME little mexican place next to the Kirkland Underwater Sports store. It is three or four doors down and they have amazing, authentic food. Even though they are located in a strip mall (gasp), their ...
by lizard0924
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Domain name/website content issues - help!
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: Domain name/website content issues - help!

Wow.....and I thought all I'd ever learn about on this board is diving.

You guys rock! :eric:
by lizard0924
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New toy...
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: New toy...

Wow, that is cool. Congrats!

But please don't let my dive buddy read this thread. I've tried my best to convince him that people don't actually have their own compressors at home, that it's just an urban dive legend. If he sees this, my car will surely be relegated to the driveway.
by lizard0924
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Domain name/website content issues - help!
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: Domain name/website content issues - help!

You obviously own the content you created. The new guy only owns the website name/address. Send the new registered owner a cease and desist letter requesting that he immediately stop using your layout/design for his website. Obviously, as the new owner of the domain name, he has full rights to the w...
by lizard0924
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Vancouver Island - Camping & Diving Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Vancouver Island - Camping & Diving Suggestions

Hey Tom - Vancouver Island diving sounds fun! It's on my "to do" list..... You should try and find "Cold Water Lloyd" on ScubaBoard (he posts on Bonaire Talk occasionally, too, but under a different name). He lives on Vancouver Island and could give you the scoop, I bet. If you s...
by lizard0924
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: Jet Fins (MHZ-moderate hijack zone)
Replies: 22
Views: 512

Re: WTB: Jet Fins (MHZ-moderate hijack zone)

my girlfriend got to try out diving at the Dive Expo Sunday, and LOVED IT! Excellent...another PNW girl diver. And one who appreciates pink fins, too. Even better! I dive with pink fins and keep seeing another pink-finned diver every weekend (she has the same fins as me, actually). Watch out guys.....
by lizard0924
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cool things you did and happen during the Expo
Replies: 56
Views: 2345

Re: Cool things you did and happen during the Expo

As a relative newbie to the PNW dive scene, it was cool to attend a show and run into (a) a lot of my new dive friends, and (2) the industry people I've met since starting to dive here. Last year I lived in the Midwest and went to Our World Underwater, which is a huge show but doesn't give off the s...
by lizard0924
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: PBS/Frontline special on Puget Sound waters_Tues. 21st
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: PBS/Frontline special on Puget Sound waters_Tues. 21st

I though it was good for those who didn't know. I assume though, if they want to reach a broader audience, they should put it on after American Idol, or some other garbage programming. I think they were preaching to the choir... Exactly! I suspect the vast majority of the tv-viewing public is DVRin...
by lizard0924
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Bonaire
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: Bonaire

The DeLoaches stay @ Buddy Dive in September. There's more info on the Buddy Dive website about it. I absolutely LOVE Bonaire and would go there anytime. That being said, Tom is right that September/October are the months most likely to make diving the East Side easiest (if you're interested in divi...
by lizard0924
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Switching to a backplate/wing
Replies: 77
Views: 2576

Re: Switching to a backplate/wing

A minor tip that I missed when I set up my harness. If you haven't already threaded the included inner tubing on the harness, cut it in half first to create two thinner rings. Make sure you don't cut through the ring, you want to keep them intact, just end up with two rings of half the thickness.. ...
by lizard0924
Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Anyone forget something at Cove 2 Sun apr 5th? HZ!
Replies: 33
Views: 1215

Re: NHZ: Anyone forget something at Cove 2 Sun apr 5th?

I didn't lose anything @ Cove 2 (except my pride on occassion, as I fumble and bumble my way in/out of the water....it sucks being a newbie cold-water diver)....I just helped connect the right peeps. I'll leave it to them to disclose what was lost/found. I hate to ruin the suspense for you all........
by lizard0924
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Anyone forget something at Cove 2 Sun apr 5th? HZ!
Replies: 33
Views: 1215

Re: NHZ: Anyone forget something at Cove 2 Sun apr 5th?

Sounder wrote:Oooh... what did you lose?! :boucegreen:


You mean, aside from my dignity whenever I attempt to dive in the Sound? :)
by lizard0924
Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Anyone forget something at Cove 2 Sun apr 5th? HZ!
Replies: 33
Views: 1215

Re: NHZ: Anyone forget something at Cove 2 Sun apr 5th?

Hi Defied - PM just sent to you.
by lizard0924
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: When good dives go BAD! Lessons Learned?
Replies: 31
Views: 1746

Re: When good dives go BAD! Lessons Learned?

The other thing I learned: a good, compassionate instructor is worth triple his weight in gold! Absolutely true. I would never be diving if it weren't for my OW instructor back in Wisconsin (Jim Wittlief). There were several times I was reduced to tears during my class (both topside and during dive...
by lizard0924
Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Things I never new until I went on Scubaboard
Replies: 37
Views: 2121

Re: Things I never new until I went on Scubaboard

Okay, Joshua, I'm laughing so hard I can hardly type. So, yeah, I didn't learn to dive until I had all the trappings of adulthood, too, (plus a kid in college, so add private college tuition to the mix....yikes!). So we're in the same boat, sort of....I guess I'm more on the "3rd career dive in...
by lizard0924
Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Things I never new until I went on Scubaboard
Replies: 37
Views: 2121

Re: Things I never new until I went on Scubaboard

These days, the threads on ScubaBoard tend to be dominated by these types ... folks who learned how to dive last year, have amassed almost 50 dives in places like Cozumel and Bonaire ... and have dreams of becoming a DM or instructor in some exotic locale in the world. You can't really blame them ....
by lizard0924
Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Sherwood Wisdom II Computer
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Sherwood Wisdom II Computer

I've used mine for about six months, and like it. It is really easy to read underwater, and lets me download the dive info to my laptop. That is a cool feature to me, since my old computer didn't have that feature. Not sure what specific info you might want to know about it, but feel free to PM me a...
by lizard0924
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: BONAIRE - March 2009
Replies: 22
Views: 832

Re: BONAIRE - March 2009

Tom - great report and pics. Thanks for sharing. We are leaving for Bonaire in 10 days and I cannot wait to get back there!