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by -Aaron-
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Neck seal question
Replies: 38
Views: 1904

Re: Neck seal question

I used to use conditioner to help keep my neck from getting a rash. I recently switched to body glide ( http://www.bodyglide.com/#/products/anti-chafe ). It is made for runners and triathletes and looks something like a clear deodorant stick. So far it seems to work well. It is less messy than condi...
by -Aaron-
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: New inexpensive HD video camera!
Replies: 46
Views: 3579

Re: New inexpensive HD video camera!

Hey Cabezon welcome to the board. I think I talked to your engineering partner this afternoon. We ordered a H2OV housing for my buddy's ContourHD today. Hopefully we should have some nice footage when I get back from the Channel Islands at the start of October. I'll post a link if we can put togethe...
by -Aaron-
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Oregon divers going to club dive Sept 18th?
Replies: 21
Views: 1828

Re: Oregon divers going to club dive Sept 18th?

hey lavachickie,

Yep I will be on the Vision with the Salem Scuba group. We had a great time and amazing conditions last year, so I am hoping for more of the same. Looking forward to meeting you. My buddy and I will be the tall scruffy looking guys in the red van :P.
by -Aaron-
Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: New inexpensive HD video camera!
Replies: 46
Views: 3579

Re: New inexpensive HD video camera!

A friend of mine just picked up a Contour HD helmet camera http://contour.com/contourhd/helmetcam . I'm not sure exactly the details, but he seemed pretty convinced that they were much nicer quality that the GoPro. The form factory is much smaller for sure. He has a couple videos up he took downhill...
by -Aaron-
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Oregon divers going to club dive Sept 18th?
Replies: 21
Views: 1828

Re: Oregon divers going to club dive Sept 18th?

I wish I could make it up, I still haven't gotten a chance to go to a club dive, but I have a family get together happening this weekend, so I'm not available. I can console myself with the fact that I'll be in the Channel Islands in a week and a half . Have fun everyone, hopefully I will see you al...
by -Aaron-
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Best online source for quality bolt snaps?
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Best online source for quality bolt snaps?

Just a quick update. I made an order for a package of the 12SS bolt snaps and 162SS double enders today. I got an email back from Nix saying that they should ship out today, so they look to be back in stock.
by -Aaron-
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Best online source for quality bolt snaps?
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Best online source for quality bolt snaps?

I picked up a pack of bolt snaps from dive gear express about a year ago. A fair amount of them had sticky action on the gates when I got them and at this point all of them have rusted springs. I was wondering if anyone has online source for good quality bolt snaps? I don't mind paying a little bit ...
by -Aaron-
Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Planning Salt Creek Park dive Sat 9/11, information needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1363

Re: Planning Salt Creek Park dive Sat 9/11, information need

CaptnJack, Yeah it is right on the shore, even has a nice pull out and rock wall to gear up on, couldn't really ask for a nicer setup. The wall is nearly vertical from the shore down to 160 feet or so from what I was told, then it starts to angle to a more gradual slope. We only went down to 115'. I...
by -Aaron-
Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Planning Salt Creek Park dive Sat 9/11, information needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1363

Re: Planning Salt Creek Park dive Sat 9/11, information need

Yeah Z took them. He is a great photographer. Has a nice camera setup as well :).
by -Aaron-
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Planning Salt Creek Park dive Sat 9/11, information needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1363

Re: Planning Salt Creek Park dive Sat 9/11, information need

Just thought I'd post up a quick trip report. Thanks again to everyone for all the helpful information. I ended up leaving from Oregon about 6 AM on Saturday and I made it to Salt Creek around noon, my dive buddies ferry from Everett was full so he showed up around 12:30. When I pulled up to the ini...
by -Aaron-
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Planning Salt Creek Park dive Sat 9/11, information needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1363

Re: Planning Salt Creek Park dive Sat 9/11, information need

Thanks everyone for the great information. Man, punishing surge, entangling kelp, raging currents, treacherous sea urchins, this place sounds like a real Northwest classic . Looks like we aren't going to be in town until about noon, so we are going to play it by ear. Probably drive down and take a l...
by -Aaron-
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Planning Salt Creek Park dive Sat 9/11, information needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1363

Re: Planning Salt Creek Park dive Sat 9/11, information need

scottsax,

Thanks for the link, the map will be handy, though it looks like I should have found it on the Perfect Dive :P.

For anyone that has dove here is a 4.5 foot exchange diveable if we stay on the rocky reef or are we only limited to a single dive at slack?
by -Aaron-
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Planning Salt Creek Park dive Sat 9/11, information needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1363

Planning Salt Creek Park dive Sat 9/11, information needed

Hello, All. This Sunday I am diving and camping with a group in Lake Crescent. My dive buddy and I are going to head over ahead of time on Saturday and do a ocean dive. We were thinking about doing Salt Creek Park, however neither of us has dove it, so I am hoping to get some information from the pe...
by -Aaron-
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Do cyborgs dream of electric underwear?!
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: Do cyborgs dream of electric underwear?!

The separate battery pack doesn't really bother be, but it would be nice to have an option for a longer lasting battery. A weight and trim mount or standard backplate webbing mount would be handy. Laura, are there user selectable power settings or an external power switch on the system? Is the batte...
by -Aaron-
Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Do cyborgs dream of electric underwear?!
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: Do cyborgs dream of electric underwear?!

Laura,

Do you have any idea of when they will be available for sale? We are on the verge of getting a heated vest for my dive buddy, but this is sounding like a pretty compelling option if it will be out sometime soon. Thanks for the heads up and information :).
by -Aaron-
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Great Day in the Hood!
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Great Day in the Hood!

Great pics as always Blackwater.

I will be interested in hearing your impressions of the S95. I am thinking about picking one up myself.
by -Aaron-
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New guy in Corvallis
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: New guy in Corvallis

Hey btken, Welcome to the club. Always great to have another diver in Corvallis , there are a few of us on the boards now. We have some fun dives on the Oregon coast and a few freshwater lake dives that might make you feel right at home :P, plus trips up to Washington are alway nice. I sent you a PM...
by -Aaron-
Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Giant Nudibranch orgy w/video
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Giant Nudibranch orgy w/video

Thats a real marathon session. They were going at it at Sund when I was there three weeks ago :P My dive buddy took a great picture of a bright Orange one. I've never seen that coloration before. http://picasaweb.google.com/Infl3x/2010_07_242010_07_25HoodCanalDiving02#5501165586713688098
by -Aaron-
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: diving from Portland
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: diving from Portland

Hmm which holiday weekend are we talking about? Labor day? Just curious if I am missing something this month :P Well obviously offshore is the best way to go if you can arrange a boat or charter and get the weather to cooperate. For shore dives you are about an hour and a half from both Netarts and ...
by -Aaron-
Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Cell phone reception at Clear Lake?
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Cell phone reception at Clear Lake?

I am pretty sure you will have reception, there is a cellular tower on Hoodoo that seems to give pretty good coverage around that area. If for some reason you are in a dead spot you should be able to call from the Hwy 22 / 20 interchange on that is on the way. I can't remember if I made any calls th...
by -Aaron-
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive trip recommendations for Alaska Companion Fare
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Dive trip recommendations for Alaska Companion Fare

Thanks everyone for the great advice. I have never been to Hawaii, so that could be a nice option. I will need to do some more research on the potential places to stay and dive. It would be great to get out on some boat dives, but ideally I'd like to find a place where I can do some shore dives in b...
by -Aaron-
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Newport Fingers
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Newport Fingers

Sorry, took a while to chime in. I've been busy running around this week. Great pictures as always Bric. Really cool to see you were able to pull some gems out of the challenging conditions. Seeing the great shots you are coaxing out of your point and shoot camera makes me want to pick a camera up f...
by -Aaron-
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive trip recommendations for Alaska Companion Fare
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Dive trip recommendations for Alaska Companion Fare

I have access to an Alaska Airlines Companion Fare (First ticket full price, second one $100) and I was thinking about maybe using it for a diving trip. I was hoping tap the experience on the board to get some suggestions for a good dive destination in range of Alaska Airlines. Time frame would be s...
by -Aaron-
Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New in Newport
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: New in Newport

Hey Saltwaterdog, Welcome to the club and the sport . I am about 45 minutes east of you in Corvallis. I try to make it out to the coast whenever I get the chance and I also dive up in Washington fairly regularly. I'll drop you a message with my contact information and we can try to coordinate for so...
by -Aaron-
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Dive Partner needed for Hoodport diving!
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Dive Partner needed for Hoodport diving!

Hey MelDiver, Welcome to the club . We are doing a charter dive on Saturday (7/24) in Hood Canal with Pacific Adventures (m), not sure if there is still space on the trip, but you could give them a call if you are still around for the weekend. If not, I get up to Hood Canal for Friday night and Satu...