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by Furnari
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Used Olympus 9-18, 12-50, PEN Zen dome, OMD flat port
Replies: 0
Views: 4590

Used Olympus 9-18, 12-50, PEN Zen dome, OMD flat port

For sale: Olympus m4/3 9-18 lens: $400 Zoom gear: $25 Used Zen WA 100 dome for Olympus PEN housings: $250 Above three items together: $625 If you shoot micro four-thirds, then you're probably aware of this set up. The Zen dome also works great the with 14-42 kit lens and the 60mm macro, giving you a...
by Furnari
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Dive outfits and Charters on OR Coast? Want to dive OR Coast Close to PDX!
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: Dive outfits and Charters on OR Coast? Want to dive OR Coast Close to PDX!

The Eugene Dive Club does have a charter scheduled around Labor Day out of Garibaldi, and I believe a couple of spots recently became available. PM me more information (I'm on the EDC board- you can sign up here to get on our e-mail list: m) . Spear fishing is allowed on this trip. I have heard that...
by Furnari
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Dive Clear Lake, OR, June 7-9ish
Replies: 1
Views: 1495

Re: Dive Clear Lake, OR, June 7-9ish

Hi Glenn-
I know this is a little late, but if you're on Facebook, try posting on the page for "Eugene Divers Buddy Finder". Have you dove there before? If not, PM me and I'll give you some info on where to dive...
by Furnari
Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Business and Formal Wear Wetsuits
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Business and Formal Wear Wetsuits

Nice :partydance: I've actually dove a couple of times with an old rental tux I bought off E-bay under my drysuit. Once was for a midnight dive on New Years- oddly enough, they don't work so well as an undergarment...
by Furnari
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Wanted: Lumpie T-Shirt
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Wanted: Lumpie T-Shirt

by Furnari
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Invert ID
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: Invert ID

Thanks, Greg!
by Furnari
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Invert ID
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: Invert ID

Thanks for the info. It didn't appear to move, but I didn't hang around long to watch...
by Furnari
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Invert ID
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Invert ID

Any ideas on the identity of this critter? I found it Saturday while dive off the Lu-Jack's in the San Juans...
by Furnari
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: STA and LP95
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: STA and LP95

Yeah, I didn't explain that too well, did I? I've got the Aqualung Griplock cam bands, and on one side the pouch would have to ride right where the end of the strap lays down on the velcro. Having things touch fasteners has always kind of bugged me (I work in occupational safety, so I'm probably mor...
by Furnari
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: STA and LP95
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: STA and LP95

Thanks for the suggestions. I tried XS weight pockets on the cam bands, but with the diameter of 95 the cam bands are too short. Anyone use an STA with a 95?
by Furnari
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: STA and LP95
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

STA and LP95

As I get older, I find that I don't have much of a rear end to keep a weight belt in place. I'd like to ditch the belt entirely, but shoving all the lead into my Hollis weight system is a bit much. I could go with an STA and a channel weight, but I dive LP95s and I always assumed that moving the tan...
by Furnari
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4260
Views: 431433

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

What Lynne said Our dive club was on Whidbey this weekend, and every time I dove I thought about the stuff I learned from this thread. Last night we did a night dive at the tire reef- saw lots of neat critters, including a silver spotted sculpin- the first thing that came to mind was that I wished y...
by Furnari
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Olympus E-PL2, lens, and PT-EP03 housing
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Olympus E-PL2, lens, and PT-EP03 housing

I just upgraded cameras, so my baby has got to go. It an Olympus E-PL2 camera (red), 14-42 kit lens, and the PT-EP03 under water housing. This combination takes great photos, and is perfect for scuba divers wanting to get into underwater photography without spending thousands to house a bigger DSLR....
by Furnari
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 274
Views: 53370

Re: Sea star die-off

Saw 2 wasting stars in Winchester Bay, Oregon yesterday. Viz averaged a little more than 2', so it wasn't the best statistical sample. I did see healthy several 1-inch stars, however. A few weeks ago I dove the same site (with much better viz) and noticed several healthy adults and no wasting stars.
by Furnari
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Eugene Dive Club upcoming dive
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Re: Eugene Dive Club upcoming dive

Check out Eugene divers buddy finder on Facebook- you can also sign up on the e-mail list at the Eugene Dive Club website, and feel free to shoot me a message- my group dives pretty often :)
by Furnari
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Eugene Dive Club upcoming dive
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Re: Eugene Dive Club upcoming dive

Yes, we'll be diving in the Triangle- the max depth I've found is between 20-25'. Depending on conditions, experienced divers are welcome to dive on the river side but will be entirely on their own. We'll meet up at the crab dock parking lot at 10am on Sunday, where we'll give a dive site briefing f...
by Furnari
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Eugene Dive Club upcoming dive
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Eugene Dive Club upcoming dive

Despite the horrid weather conditions this week, the Eugene Dive Club will be hosting a dive Sunday in Winchester Bay. Non-members are invited to attend (we'll ask you to sign our standard waiver). We'll be diving in the Triangle, which is protected from surf and tide and just perfect for newer dive...
by Furnari
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Staying warm in the parking lot?
Replies: 18
Views: 1522

Re: Staying warm in the parking lot?

Use disposable handwarmers during the SI- any BTUs that you can get externally help offset the ones you lose from the cold. A warm beanie is huge; dry your hair the best you can if you have lots.
by Furnari
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vacation rentals
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Vacation rentals

Hi- my group of Oregon divers has been making an annual trip over New Years to Hood Canal, and now we're thinking about shifting somewhat to the Port Townsend area (but we're open to other places, too). We'll have a couple of boats that we'll put in a marina, but we still want to shore dive from whe...
by Furnari
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Smith Reservoir hydroelectric project
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Smith Reservoir hydroelectric project

Yesterday, the Eugene Dive Club ventured up to the mountains to dive the Smith Reservoir outflow. More details about this site are available in a trip report I posted a few years ago: http://www.nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=15885 This really is a unique experience as it's tough to go fast...
by Furnari
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 274
Views: 53370

Re: Sea star die-off

Dove today in Port Orford, Oregon. With viz ranging from 1' to 10' because of krill, we didn't stay in the water very long. We did see at least 2 wasting sun stars and a couple of wasting ochre stars. Water temp was in the mid 40s.
by Furnari
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: tiny hands.. need gloves..
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: tiny hands.. need gloves..

I use these one's from Amazon over my rings, and I love them. They're a little on the thin side, so prolly not the best for crabbing or spearfishing, but they are reasonably tough. They also give me decent dexterity for hitting camera buttons, and after a little bit of practice I can put them on by ...
by Furnari
Wed May 14, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Jorsted Creek Access
Replies: 12
Views: 1654

Re: Jorsted Creek Access

Just out of curiosity, is there a WSA buoy on the site?
by Furnari
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 274
Views: 53370

Re: Sea star die-off

Not sure if you're also interested in news from further south, but a couple of weeks ago my group found signs of wasting in pinks and sunstars in Yaquina Bay (Newport, Oregon). This is especially a concern for the Oregon Coast Aquarium, as they (and the Hatfield Science Center) get their water from ...