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by peo
Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Diving Lake Washington
Replies: 27
Views: 5190

I've dove the P(B)4Y-2 about a dozen times, but I noticed something new on my last dive on it, late last week. On the top of the wreck are two pretty large hatches. We were checking out the tail one of these, peeking into the wreck, when I spotted something in the tail end on the starboard side in t...
by peo
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Diving Lake Washington
Replies: 27
Views: 5190

Those are some really great photos, Scott.

Thanks for sharing.

Peo
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by peo
Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: bad luck with neck seals
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: bad luck with neck seals

If you are having problems with neck seals, stop using bioseals. bioseals are known to degrade latex it says right on the packaging. only problem is most people can't read japanese, luck for you calvin i can. i found your problem for you, your welcome dude. MAv I remember reading it somewhere -- wa...
by peo
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: S/S Success
Replies: 5
Views: 468

The wreck was found a few weeks ago on side-scan sonar by John Sharps and Innerspace Exploration. The SCRET team of Walter Jaccard and I dove the virgin wreck a few weeks back to try to identify if this really is the Success or not, with surface support from Steve Coffman and John Sharps. We came ba...
by peo
Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: S/S Success
Replies: 5
Views: 468

S/S Success

Had a great dive yesterday. Got inspired to write a peotic :-) dive report. Four bold men brave flat seas Sun rises over Cascades The Mighty Elfin planes Off the throttle Oy, drop the ball! Splash, splash, splash, down the line Three divers and four lights Thirty fathoms below The Success meets Cabi...
by peo
Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Three Tree Had REALLY bad vis on Saturday
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Three Tree Had REALLY bad vis on Saturday

If you don't find a class, the latest issue of Fifth Dimension's newsletter contains an article on tidal current planning. The newsletter can be downloaded at http://www.fifthd.com/newsletters/Issue-02.pdf
by peo
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Where are the deals?
Replies: 12
Views: 537

The days of the $125 AL80 are gone. Even the used ones are more nowadays. Go with steels the price difference isn't very much anymore. The price difference on that Aqualung is about 2 overhauls. E.g. if you get it overhauled annually somewhere around year 3 the LDS price with warranty starts paying...
by peo
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sleeping Wolf Eels?
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Eerie...
by peo
Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Perception of the DIR community?
Replies: 170
Views: 41129

Being able to function as a team makes diving unbelievably easier. I cant stress this enough. Rob's example of cave diving (with failures thrown at us) with someone we never met before basically sums up why we like GUE so much. I don't think GUE/DIR has the market on diving as a team. I dive with 2...
by peo
Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: SS Governor Dive
Replies: 22
Views: 3306

If you dive the Governor without VTS clearance, then you're really asking for trouble on many levels. It's in the middle of the freakin' shipping lane. Philosophically, my stance is that if there are people who have an interest in a wreck for one reason or another, it's only a good thing to let them...
by peo
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: SS Governor Dive
Replies: 22
Views: 3306

We did actually try again this last Monday but had to call the dive because of high winds. It's a great wreck. Hope you get to get down on it soon! Thanks for the encouragement do you have any stories about this wreck that you would like to share!!!! I might have posted this on this board earlier -...
by peo
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: SS Governor Dive
Replies: 22
Views: 3306

Curt McNamee wrote:We did actually try again this last Monday but had to call the dive because of high winds.


It's a great wreck. Hope you get to get down on it soon!
by peo
Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: SS Governor Dive
Replies: 22
Views: 3306

Thanks for posting! Openness about things that go wrong is a good thing. I'm sorry they had a bad dive (though no-one got hurt).

What were your learnings from this incident?
by peo
Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Warplanes in Lake Washington
Replies: 61
Views: 9222

Curt, you 'ol wing-maggot, you may be on to something here. I must admit when I saw the tail it WAS hanging there. Elevator and rudder controls were visible as was the wiring. Back then it was dropped directly below the main fuselage. The rivets were quite obvious in their corroded state. However.....
by peo
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Warplanes in Lake Washington
Replies: 61
Views: 9222

There is also information at m SCRET divers dive these planes quite regularly, and they are very pleasant targets to dive. Visibility can be challenging, but diving at the right time of the year can give you some stunning visibility on these targets too. It is unfortunate that some of these planes g...
by peo
Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: DCS and the road back - Edmonds 1/7/06
Replies: 13
Views: 743

we dove Edmonds last sunday the 7th and it was also quite exciting to see the cabbies protecting the eggs.. they didnt bother us though... possibly because we were using my dive scooters and we were zipping around... Be cautious. Last time I checked, scooter diving is not allowed in the city of Edm...
by peo
Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Missing Diver in Tacoma
Replies: 166
Views: 46392

Re: Bounce dives?

I think that I know what bounce dives are, but just to clarify, could someone explain it to me? My understanding of it, is that it is where the divers shot for a specific depth, go right down, and then start to head back up to the surface. Is this correct? If this is what a bounce dive is, why was ...
by peo
Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

The Submerged Cultural Resources Exploration Team (SCRET; http://www.scret.org ) has released its second newsletter for 2006. This newsletter focuses on a Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, a World War II era fighter aircraft, whose remains lie approximately 200 feet deep in Lake Washington, near Seattle, Washi...
by peo
Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Missing Diver in Tacoma
Replies: 166
Views: 46392

Here is another plug for Grateful Diver's GAS MANAGEMENT & PLANNING classes. Whether you're a new diver or are about to do your 10,000th dive, you will take something away from this class - even if it is a total review for you and you walk away knowing you're completely up to date and practiced...
by peo
Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: News regarding my DCS Type II "Hit"
Replies: 19
Views: 2618

Thanks for writing and posting openly about your incident. An open atmosphere for talking about accidents and incidents is a great thing to build, and I applaud you being a role model in this context. I'd be interested in knowing a bit more about your profile on the dive when it happened, and the di...
by peo
Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Vis report?
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Mukilteo

Cera wrote:How was the vis this weekend in the sound or the canal???


Mukilteo last night was about 4-5 ft down to 30, where it cleared up a bit but it was still pretty bad down to 125'.
by peo
Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: My Wreck trip to Nanaimo
Replies: 18
Views: 1204

We didn't run any line. Just short little penetrations and then in the Saskatchewan we just went really really slow follow the leader style. Vis was really really clear so it wasn't an issue for lines... Line is SOP for overhead environments, I won't enter any overhead without line. Speed is not th...
by peo
Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Missing Diver in Tacoma
Replies: 166
Views: 46392

[...]They planned to go down 215 feet as part of a training course and each had enough air for five minutes, but only one of the two students came back to the surface.[...] This is of course a tragic accident, but it is even MORE tragic if this was done during a training course, since the diver (as...
by peo
Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Air consumption
Replies: 19
Views: 2819

Lol- no, really- I don't have the exact profile, because my computer was back in the van, but it was something like 107 feet, 35 minutes, with a fair bit around 60-70 feet. I'll have to check, but there's no way I'd come back with 1200 psi on a normal dive, so it wasn't just buddy w/ crappy air con...
by peo
Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Alki Plains Line Project & SCRET
Replies: 18
Views: 2415

Based on feedback from Bob and others, we always clean up the shallow decompression line after a dive these days.

If those darn fishermen wouldn't drag our line all over the place at times, there would only be one line down there. :-) That said, plenty of line has been removed too.