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by Matt S.
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Looking for a great inexpensive light?
Replies: 93
Views: 9506

Re: Looking for a great inexpensive light?

I'll try calling with those questions next time I get the itch.
by Matt S.
Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Looking for a great inexpensive light?
Replies: 93
Views: 9506

Re: Looking for a great inexpensive light?

I did ask at ScubaBoard... Even bumped post... Even emailed them directly through their web site... No replies. It's too bad, I'd really like to learn more about the light. Those details are a big deal with the sealed battery.
by Matt S.
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 274
Views: 65570

Re: Sea star die-off

I saw a dead sun star at Redondo, flopping around right by the stairs. That was about 3 weekends ago.

Reading the article... Wow, horrible!!
by Matt S.
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Flood at Flagpole
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: Flood at Flagpole

Fantastic lighting on those photos, I can never seem to fully defeat backscatter.
by Matt S.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Looking for a great inexpensive light?
Replies: 93
Views: 9506

Re: Looking for a great inexpensive light?

Darn, I assumed you had the full size model.
by Matt S.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New Diver
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: New Diver

Woodinville ftw!
by Matt S.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Looking for a great inexpensive light?
Replies: 93
Views: 9506

Re: Looking for a great inexpensive light?

I have a Hog Morph with the video head and it works great, small, light weight and a good burn time. Can you tell me how smart the charge/discharge cycle is? Specifically-- Will it let you run it down so far that it damages the lipo battery? Does it include any warnings about charging it and storin...
by Matt S.
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: RAW photos. What is the point?
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: RAW photos. What is the point?

I tend to agree with the above. Part of dealing with RAW images is having the right software which I suspect some if not most people are hesitant to spend the money on. Photoshop Elements is affordable... looks like it is $70 bought direct from Adobe. A 30 day trial is available too. I use Adobe Br...
by Matt S.
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Sony Action Cam
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Sony Action Cam

My Black locks up whenever it is plugged in, and will not charge. Eventually, I figured out a magic ritual of taking out the battery, pressing buttons, and giving hugs. It's completely stock, no LCD back. I decided to live with it because if you study the support forums, lots of people have much wor...
by Matt S.
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Sony Action Cam
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Sony Action Cam

The GoPro has proven track record... Of quirkiness. Hey, I have 2, I don't hate them... But they can be fussy. Options are good.
by Matt S.
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: RAW photos. What is the point?
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: RAW photos. What is the point?

RAW is for professionals who want total control of the post processing. For the average lay person it is a study in frustration. That's an exaggeration. I am not a pro and for me, working with a RAW file takes about 20% longer than working with a jpg but yields much better results. It's all about t...
by Matt S.
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New Diver
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: New Diver

Welcome aboard. I am sure you'll be able to find a dive buddy around here!
by Matt S.
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Tanks for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Tanks for sale

Are the 119s XS SCUBA / Worthington X8-119 ?
by Matt S.
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Spring Straps
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: Spring Straps

If there is some kind of secret handshake or newsletter for this club, I would like to be included. Big fan.
by Matt S.
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Soaking Gear
Replies: 37
Views: 3251

Re: Soaking Gear

Where did you order that from, Ron?
by Matt S.
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: This promises not to be much fun
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: This promises not to be much fun

My mom had Moh's procedure as well as some kind of awful topical creme for a similar problem. Everything worked out. Fingers crossed for ya!
by Matt S.
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Is Water an Insulator in a Wetsuit?
Replies: 25
Views: 4200

Re: Is Water an Insulator in a Wetsuit?

However, I am debating the issue with someone who is creating curriculum for certifying divers and currently believes that water inside the suite after being warmed to body temp becomes and insulator. I really need some hard science that will convince the other side to change his view. LCF and Capt...
by Matt S.
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Missing diver off Blakely Rocks
Replies: 47
Views: 7268

Re: Missing diver off Blakely Rocks

The Inside Bainbridge article says, "Yesterday, one of two divers who were exploring off the edges of Blakely Rock noticed his diving partner was no longer following him. He retraced his path and found his buddy unresponsive." When I was a brand new diver, that was my nightmare scenario. I...
by Matt S.
Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to NW Dive CLub
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: New to NW Dive CLub

Jen & I really need to do EUP with you guys. I love that place but never seem to get out there.
by Matt S.
Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill
Replies: 20
Views: 1682

Re: Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill

Too cool, congrats.
by Matt S.
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Tanks.. Lots of tanks.. etc..
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: Tanks.. Lots of tanks.. etc..

I think you mistyped, where are the used HP 119s I've been looking for? ;)
by Matt S.
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Second cenote video -- Gran Cenote
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: Second cenote video -- Gran Cenote

I can feel the cave bug nibbling at me for sure... I don't want to wait years and years til my next underground, underwater experience like I just did. But I'll scratch the itch with more cenote tours. Getting cave or even cavern certified is just not something I'm going to do for a variety of reaso...
by Matt S.
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Second cenote video -- Gran Cenote
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: Second cenote video -- Gran Cenote

The rules say you only need OW. You have a guide, and you follow the guide, and you stay in the "cavern zone" which is 150 or 200 ft from the entrance. You are always supposed to be in view of sunlight, so if all the lights go out, you can still get out. You also run on the rule of thirds,...