Search found 2225 matches

by nwscubamom
Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Free Fish and Invertebrate ID Classes 10/13-14
Replies: 49
Views: 12073

Free Fish and Invertebrate ID Classes 10/13-14

FREE HOOD CANAL PACIFIC NORTHWEST FISH AND INVERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION CLASSES OFFERED Pacific Northwest Fish and Invertebrate Identification classes are being presented free of charge in Belfair, Washington, on Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th, 2006, by the Puget Sound Action Team (P...
by nwscubamom
Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Back from Pacific Adventure Charters!
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Back from Pacific Adventure Charters!

Val and I spent a GORGEOUS day on Hood Canal yesterday with Don and Diane and various and sundry assorted governmental types. Four of us were diving, and 2 were non divers, just along for the ride and cameraderie. (of which there was PLENTY!) If you do happen to go on their boat, look for the little...
by nwscubamom
Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Photos of new stairs at Les Davis!!
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Photos of new stairs at Les Davis!!

Saturday, Sept 9th was the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new stairs. I was able to attend and posted photos on the WSA website for you to gawk at! And then after the ceremony, I just had to try 'em out for myself for a couple of dives. My old feeble knees really appreciated the stairs and hand rai...
by nwscubamom
Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Please VOTE! Scuba License Plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1559

Please VOTE! Scuba License Plates

WSA has been working on the idea of putting together a scuba diving license plate for the residents of Washington State. It's a VERY long drawn out, expensive process involving a huge chunk of money, a good design, and about 3500 signatures from divers who might be interested. The earliest the plate...
by nwscubamom
Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: PNW Marine Life Identification resources
Replies: 42
Views: 13457

We've got a good list of both fish and invertebrate books listed on the website - plus reviews of what we thought about each one, and which ones we'd recommend buying first. Take a peek if you have time:

Fish: http://www.pnwscuba.com/critterwatchers/fishbooks.htm

Invertebrates: http://www.pnwscuba.com/critterwatchers/invertbooks.htm

- Janna :)
by nwscubamom
Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Flowers under water
Replies: 1
Views: 626

I love these things!!!

Great shot, Dave!!

- Janna :)
by nwscubamom
Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Free Fish and Invertebrate Classes 7/28-29
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Free Fish and Invertebrate Classes 7/28-29

Hey all, here's your chance to take the FREE Fish and Invertebrate ID classes you've been hearing about. This is the LAST batch scheduled for 2006, so better jump on 'em. Oh, BTW - this is a terrific time to consider getting a PADI specialty card for both Fish ID, and PNW Invertebrate ID. If you do ...
by nwscubamom
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Stolen Stuff
Replies: 21
Views: 2057

Boy that's the truth!! It's pretty hard for me not to, since I live 3 hours away from where I was teaching, and couldn't exactly drop my stuff off at home before the dives. :(

I'm sure aware about what I bring with me nowadays though...

- Janna :)
by nwscubamom
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: July Orcas Island Classes!
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

July Orcas Island Classes!

FREE ORCAS ISLAND PACIFIC NORTHWEST FISH AND INVERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION CLASSES OFFERED BY THE SEADOC SOCIETY The SeaDoc Society is sponsoring free Pacific Northwest Fish and Invertebrate Identification classes on Orcas Island on Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th, 2006. These classes are de...
by nwscubamom
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Stolen Stuff
Replies: 21
Views: 2057

Hi guys, just wanted to follow up and let you know the outcome of the theft in April. We wound up discovering a TON of our stuff got ripped off out of our van while we were on the 2nd dive. Laptop computer, Palm tungsten E, portable DVD player, purse, cash, credit cards, new canon digital camera, an...
by nwscubamom
Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: FREE Fish and Invertebrate ID classes at the Aquarium on Sat
Replies: 16
Views: 3980

Ah, you and I can just hook up another time when I'm up there diving! It will probably be semi-spur of the moment, if that's OK with you!

- Janna :)
by nwscubamom
Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: FREE Fish and Invertebrate ID classes at the Aquarium on Sat
Replies: 16
Views: 3980

Calvin, When you come up for the Orcas dives (which we just got arranged today!) we can do it then. You can't do them without me. :) (not for the specialty card, anyway) And, I hate to break the bad news to you but....as far as your invertebrate quiz goes.... YOU PASSED!!! (of course you did...did a...
by nwscubamom
Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: FREE Fish and Invertebrate ID classes at the Aquarium on Sat
Replies: 16
Views: 3980

hehe, we have a place (well, my dad does) on Lopez on Fisherman Bay peninsula. We'll be there for the 4th of July (can't miss them burning down the island - always the best part of the show!) if you'll be there maybe we can get together?

- Janna :)
by nwscubamom
Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: FREE Fish and Invertebrate ID classes at the Aquarium on Sat
Replies: 16
Views: 3980

Hey Sounder, You missed out on more M&M's!!! Glad you were able to come to at least the morning session. Calvin popped in for the afternoon and was happy to eat your portion of M&M's :) There will be another free class on Orcas July 28th and 29th at the West Sound Community Center. Fish on F...
by nwscubamom
Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: FREE Fish and Invertebrate ID classes at the Aquarium on Sat
Replies: 16
Views: 3980

FREE Fish and Invertebrate ID classes at the Aquarium on Sat

For immediate release: May 22, 2006 Contact: Anne Stoltz,The SeaDoc Society 206-281-9987 mobile: 206-406-9448 FREE SEATTLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FISH AND INVERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION CLASSES OFFERED BY THE SEADOC SOCIETY The SeaDoc Society is sponsoring free Pacific Northwest Fish and Invertebrate Identi...
by nwscubamom
Sat May 20, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Invertebrate Class Friday 05.19.06 dive on 05.20.06
Replies: 33
Views: 11375

Clearing up some confusion!

The free classes are going to be as follows: Saturday June 10th, Seattle Aquarium, both fish and invertebrate classes are taught, no accompanying dives. Friday JULY 28th - Orcas Island, Fish ID class with dives (you'll have to pay to go on the boat dives, but the class is free) Class in morning, div...
by nwscubamom
Sat May 13, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Invertebrate Class Friday 05.19.06 dive on 05.20.06
Replies: 33
Views: 11375

Tom, both our calendars are right - it's my brain that's off a tad bit there!!! FRIDAY June 23rd, and Sat June 24th. :D The SeaDoc Society is sponsoring both classes, so here's their info: To register for the classes go to w or send email to Lavonne Hull at lwhull@ucdavis.edu. Please indicate whethe...
by nwscubamom
Sat May 13, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Invertebrate Class Friday 05.19.06 dive on 05.20.06
Replies: 33
Views: 11375

I like it!! It does great for very close up shots, but I like my film camera too...still!

They each have their own things they excel at.

Great that you're signed up for the Seattle Aquarium!! I hope to see more of you guys there too. Can't beat the price, that's for sure!

- Janna :)
by nwscubamom
Thu May 11, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Invertebrate Class Friday 05.19.06 dive on 05.20.06
Replies: 33
Views: 11375

Hi guys! Just got back from Monterey Bay where I participated in a survey of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary with REEF. We just launched their brand new invertebrate monitoring program and it was VERY cool seeing a lot of the same inverts that we have, but also different ones! I'm getting...
by nwscubamom
Thu May 04, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Invertebrate Class Friday 05.19.06 dive on 05.20.06
Replies: 33
Views: 11375

Hi all!! I'm down in Monterey right now, doing a Field survey trip with REEF in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Very cool, and really awesome diving. Getting some great pics! REEF is launching a new invertebrate monitoring program here and we're the first to get to use it! I'm learning t...
by nwscubamom
Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Pacific NW Fish ID Class
Replies: 27
Views: 8686

OH I forgot to ask you guys did Jana use pictures that she has taken on her dives she takes such pictures I think she should teach a class on that as well. Sparky Yes Sparky, that's exactly what I use is my own photos for both the fish and invertebrate classes (with a few supplements here and there...
by nwscubamom
Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Pacific NW Fish ID Class
Replies: 27
Views: 8686

Hey guys, thanks for the great comments! It's good to hear nice things about one of my favorite subjects. We had a GREAT time, even though it wound up being only three of the 7 who said they'd come! :( A humongous thanks to Brian at Tacoma Scuba for getting this set up and letting us use his classro...
by nwscubamom
Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: instead of diving one weekend
Replies: 41
Views: 10084

OK, so it sounds like you guys want the PADI specialty class, which includes the classroom part (4-5 hours worth), two dives, and the specialty card. Price is normally $125 but Brian has graciously offered his classroom for use, so the price will drop to $100. Might be fun to have a BBQ or something...
by nwscubamom
Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: instead of diving one weekend
Replies: 41
Views: 10084

The PADI specialty requires two dives to complete, plus for Fish, there is an extra amount of classwork that needs to be done, regarding PADI Project AWARE. That usually takes an additional half hour. So, it works best if everyone either does it as a specialty, or doesn't. I've taught at many dive s...
by nwscubamom
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: instead of diving one weekend
Replies: 41
Views: 10084

Hi guys! I never knew this place existed! Anyway, is it Fish ID you're wanting? Or Invertebrate ID? PADI specialty or not? Associated dives or just classroom? Each class takes a good 4 -5 hours of classroom work, and then if you'd like to do dives afterwards, we'd have to work that in too. Cost will...