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by enchantmentdivi
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 274
Views: 55167

Re: Sea star die-off

I dove Sunrise today, and it was pretty sad. I saw three types that were definitely impacted--sunflower stars, Stimpson's (a.k.a. striped sunstars), and another type of sunstar. I couldn't be sure if they were Northern or Orange as they were colorless and a bit too far gone. I'd estimate 50% of sunf...
by enchantmentdivi
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry Gloves
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Dry Gloves

OS Systems. I've been diving these for about 10 years: http://www.scubacenter.com/scubacenter_ ... Gloves.htm
by enchantmentdivi
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Lightroom 4 or 5?
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: Lightroom 4 or 5?

Make sure your computer has enough RAM to run LR without it totally bogging down. 8g is not enough. 16g is sufficient, but more would be even better. LR is a total memory hog!
by enchantmentdivi
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: SSI Dive Control Specialist completed!
Replies: 13
Views: 2355

Re: SSI Dive Control Specialist completed!

From one Dive Con to another, congrats! Although I retired my status about 4 years ago... :)
by enchantmentdivi
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Help! Scratch on wet macro lens!
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Help! Scratch on wet macro lens!

Yup, I have managed to scratch my wet macro lens for my Oly Pen housing. It is glass--looks like a big magnifying glass. Is there a way to get a scratch out? If so, how? Or, where can I take it? Any info/advice would be greatly appreciated!
by enchantmentdivi
Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diver Etiquette?!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1201

Diver Etiquette?!?

What is wrong with people? My dive buddies and I arrived at 3-Tree this morning at 7:15ish for an early morning dive. We knew we needed to be as quiet as humanly possible since it was so early on a blustery Sunday morning. It's a private neighborhood, and it's the perfect day to sleep in (if you're ...
by enchantmentdivi
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving at Cove 2 today
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Diving at Cove 2 today

Be careful with your gear. Sunscreen will eat through latex seals. I've seen it happen right in front of my eyes.
by enchantmentdivi
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Channel Islands Exposure Suit Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: Channel Islands Exposure Suit Recommendations

CaptnJack wrote:And yes California divers are pansies. :penelope:


They will also complain that the viz is just awful when it's <50 feet.
by enchantmentdivi
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Channel Islands Exposure Suit Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: Channel Islands Exposure Suit Recommendations

Prior to owning a dry suit, I did one trip off the Conception in a 7mm. I survived, but a drysuit is so much more comfortable. Next two trips, I only took a drysuit. I would personally skip the wetsuit unless you want to take it as a back up.
by enchantmentdivi
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me
Replies: 24
Views: 2053

Re: Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday, my birthday twin! Hope you had a great day!!
by enchantmentdivi
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: E-PL1 Users Group
Replies: 191
Views: 17959

Re: E-PL1 Users Group

Honestly, my settings didn't change much. I used aperture mode with ISO set at 200. For most shots, I stayed at f11--even for wide angle. In aperture mode, shutter speed didn't fluctuate and was at 1/60. Yes, I did use the macro lens quite a bit. The only thing that I'm really doing differently here...
by enchantmentdivi
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: E-PL1 Users Group
Replies: 191
Views: 17959

Re: E-PL1 Users Group

This thread hasn't seen any action in awhile, so I thought I'd give it a bump. Still loving my camera/housing! This was taken back in April in Maui. How's everyone doing with their kits?

Image
by enchantmentdivi
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: WDFW news re: octopuses
Replies: 40
Views: 3792

Re: WDFW news re: octopuses

I watched the vote online.
by enchantmentdivi
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: WDFW news re: octopuses
Replies: 40
Views: 3792

Re: WDFW news re: octopuses

Looks like Option C just passed.
by enchantmentdivi
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: drysuit info?
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: drysuit info?

My first drysuit was a USIA. At the time, I loved it. I put about 500 dives on it with only one leak at the very end (small hole in the leg). Now, I'm a DUI gal...and will be forever more. ;) The quality, durability, and above all the comfort is just so much better, in my opinion.
by enchantmentdivi
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bummer!!!! Stolen Drysuit
Replies: 17
Views: 1268

Re: Bummer!!!! Stolen Drysuit

Check craigslist and alert DDS in Seattle.
by enchantmentdivi
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bummer!!!! Stolen Drysuit
Replies: 17
Views: 1268

Re: Bummer!!!! Stolen Drysuit

That stinks!! I'm sorry. This is your first day up there, right? Is there a possibility that you may have just forgotten it? (fingers crossed)
by enchantmentdivi
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Salt Water State Park
Replies: 30
Views: 9648

Re: Salt Water State Park

LCF wrote:I think this takes the gold star for dive site listings!


No kidding! AWESOME!
by enchantmentdivi
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3127
Views: 299230

Re: Viz Reports Thread

7/4/13: 3-Tree Viz 3 ft until around 15 ft and then opened up to 15-20 ft. LOTS of fisherman, LOTS of boats coming in really close including one that pulled up all the way to shore right above us, and another one dropping about a dozen crap pots in around 40-50 ft of water. Luckily, we saw that happ...
by enchantmentdivi
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Faber LP72 Tanks for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Re: Faber LP72 Tanks for sale

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, these are my most favorite-est tanks EVER. Must resist. Errrrrrrrrrrrr. Oh man. Hubby would kill me though. I already have 8 of them. :) (Yes, I am a tank hoarder)
by enchantmentdivi
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Ideal for scuba - swim with your hands!
Replies: 20
Views: 1324

Re: Ideal for scuba - swim with your hands!

thefeve wrote:ooookay... let me be clear here - my "popcorn" thread for hand fins was NOT in ANYWAY related to knocking on a disabled diver, sheesh.


More than one person can :stir:

:) :) :)
by enchantmentdivi
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Ideal for scuba - swim with your hands!
Replies: 20
Views: 1324

Re: Ideal for scuba - swim with your hands!

Actually, those are used by some disabled divers who have no/limited use of their legs. My brother-in-law with cerebral palsy was quite successful with them.

So, you can put your popcorn away. :)
by enchantmentdivi
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Unholy odors
Replies: 20
Views: 1078

Re: Unholy odors

Cup of white vinegar in your rinse bucket. Don't rinse it out. Let it dry. They will temporarily smell like pickles, but the stink will be gone.
by enchantmentdivi
Fri May 24, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Northwest Dive and Travel Show Photo Contest Ringer
Replies: 60
Views: 7476

Re: Northwest Dive and Travel Show Photo Contest Ringer

Does anyone know if the entry deadline was extended? I looked at the galleries on the Expo website a week or two before the Expo (was orignally looking for Expo times and stumbled across the galleries). The website at that point said that the entry deadline had passed. However, not only do I not rec...
by enchantmentdivi
Sun May 19, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Northwest Dive and Travel Show Photo Contest Ringer
Replies: 60
Views: 7476

Re: Northwest Dive and Travel Show Photo Contest Ringer

Joshua Smith wrote:
dwashbur wrote:I sent Rick a link to this thread over Facebook, but haven't heard anything back from him yet.


I'm sure he'll get right back to you on that topic.


Can't wait to see his response! IF he ever responds... :popcorn: