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by Penopolypants
Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ships to Reefs......Pay attention!
Replies: 34
Views: 4109

Value per diver of the Oriskany... http://yosemite.epa.gov/EE/epa/eed.nsf/WPNumber/2007-09?OpenDocument is pretty danged high. I wonder how much it cost to clean her and when the 'investment' will break even. $23 million total to sink the Oriskany. Of course there were bumps in the road that can ho...
by Penopolypants
Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: What did Santa bring you?
Replies: 32
Views: 2454

Amen! Give me an 8" chef's knife and a heavy 12" saute pan and I'm happy! I had drawers full of crap that I thought I couldn't live without, until I split from my ex. As it turns out, I need good knives and good cookware. Everything else just gets in the way. Very, very true. :) Both Sant...
by Penopolypants
Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: What did Santa bring you?
Replies: 32
Views: 2454

What kitchen tools did he bring you? (I used to work at Sur La Table, and they were called tools, not gadgets, to justify the price.) Haha, yeah, tools. Ahem. :) I got a new set of ramekins, a set of stainless steel steak knives, a digital probe thermometer, and a big green serving platter. Ooh, an...
by Penopolypants
Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: What did Santa bring you?
Replies: 32
Views: 2454

Santa brought me kitchen stuff to support my other hobby – cooking! But, I bought myself an early Christmas present in November when I got a bp/w and a lovely purple harness. Then my computer died so I had to buy myself an early birthday present, of course. I like it better when Santa brings my scub...
by Penopolypants
Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Merry Christmas to Me!
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Let's see if photobucket will cooperate....

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Congratulations to you and Mrs. Pepper on the latest little Pepper!

:wav:
by Penopolypants
Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Merry Christmas indeed! I have met so many great people through this board. I'm usually a quality over quantity person when it comes to friends, but what do you do when you meet so many quality people? What a conundrum! I am flying back from Georgia today after visiting with my family, so no diving ...
by Penopolypants
Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: 80cf Aluminum Tank FS
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Tank is maybe sold pending non-flakey purchaser pickup.
by Penopolypants
Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: 80cf Aluminum Tank FS
Replies: 2
Views: 404

80cf Aluminum Tank FS

Luxfer 80cf tank for sale, purchased new about 2 years ago, used a handful of times before I switched to steel. Current hydro and freshly vipped. $100 obo. http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/penelopestjohn/tank2.jpg http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/penelopestjohn/tank1.jpg http://i59.photo...
by Penopolypants
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Scaly Lithodid? And a mystery fish!
Replies: 22
Views: 2646

These are swallowed whole, and as limpet shells stack together nicely, they pile up in the GI tract until they are finally pooped out. As you can imagine, passing a stack of limpet shells is probably a bit hard on the rear end, so they coat the whole mess with a very thick layer of mucus. So this i...
by Penopolypants
Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: New NAUI Instructor
Replies: 13
Views: 1572

Congratulations Greg!!

Greg was our DM and "victim" in our Rescue class and did an outstanding job with both (hey, it can't be easy having people lug you around in the water!). I definitely would recommend him as an instructor.
by Penopolypants
Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Harper's Ferry & Fox Island West Wall
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

That's too bad about your experience at Harper's Ferry....when I went there I saw many schools of fish. Hm. I wonder if the recent weather scared them away? Anyway, there are "stairs" in the rocks that you can climb down, although I imagine they are hard to find at high tide. They are near...
by Penopolypants
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Three Tree North is gonna have babies!
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

The purple eggs look like greenling eggs to me - and the location sounds right too. Usually there's a very colorful mama around and a watchful proud papa, though they're not NEARLY as aggressive as lingcod daddys are when watching over their eggs. Haha, yeah, I've been spanked pretty hard by a ling...
by Penopolypants
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Three Tree North is gonna have babies!
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Three Tree North is gonna have babies!

I was so excited about the grunt sculpin that I didn't even notice the eggs until looking at the pic after the dive. http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/penelopestjohn/gruntywitheggs.jpg I also saw a mass of lavender gray eggs last night....I've seen them at Cove 2 near the I-beams as well. Anybo...
by Penopolypants
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Scaly Lithodid? And a mystery fish!
Replies: 22
Views: 2646

spatman wrote:let us not forget the Penopolypantsicus Ejumitaticus Nerdea.




:laughing3: :laughing3: :laughing3:

Thanks, that's 20 different kinds of frickin' awesome!!
by Penopolypants
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Scaly Lithodid? And a mystery fish!
Replies: 22
Views: 2646

Northern clingfish? you guys are pulling my leg, right? No way did some supercool edjumacated marine biologist scientist type name something "clingfish..." ](*,) Oh, scientist can be silly, too. Here are some funny critters: Ba Humbugi (endodontoid snail) from Mba island, Fiji. Eubetia Bi...
by Penopolypants
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Scaly Lithodid? And a mystery fish!
Replies: 22
Views: 2646

Sorry for hijacking the thread, but I could use a little help as well I.D.ing a critter and I didn't want to start a new thread... Pez spotted this little guy at the bottom of a small piling, about 25 fsw cove 2 on the boundary line. He (pez) didn't have his camera, and neither of us knew what it w...
by Penopolypants
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Sites near Bainbridge Island
Replies: 26
Views: 3528

Edmonds Oil Dock is about 250 yards according to the map. I would say that the surface swim to Metridium Wall would not be that far, perhaps half that or less.

We were there on a fairly large exchange day and did not notice any current.
by Penopolypants
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Embarass Your Buddy!!!
Replies: 79
Views: 8350

Dude, where's my buddy?

Sgt. Pepper exhibiting excellent buoyancy skills by riding Diver_C at Norrander's reef. Rich had not a clue the whole time.

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by Penopolypants
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Embarass Your Buddy!!!
Replies: 79
Views: 8350

nwscubamom wrote:OK, so here's one of my dive buddy being CHEETOH man when we were doing AAT dives on the Bandito boat in early November...

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- Janna :)


So, what did he do with the cheetohs afterwards?! :)
by Penopolypants
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Sites near Bainbridge Island
Replies: 26
Views: 3528

Norrander's reef is a great dive. A small reef, but every inch was covered in life. There are two other dives there that are usually done as boat dives, because they are a bit of a surface swim, but you can do Metridium Wall without too much work. At low tide you would actually walk halfway there. W...
by Penopolypants
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: are these really sitech drysult valves for $20????
Replies: 9
Views: 472

I put the white piece on the outside and the black piece on the inside. Not sure if that's the way that you're supposed to do it, but I dove this morning and they worked great.
by Penopolypants
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Stay out of Puget Sound for awhile, folks!
Replies: 44
Views: 3861

Zen Diver 2 wrote:
Penopolypants wrote:
Spatman and I are still planning on meeting at Redondo on Sunday for multiple dives, if you (or anyone else) care to join us!


I'll be there in the morning helping with an OW class; if you are there in the AM stop by and say "hi"

-Valerie


Will do! :salute:
by Penopolypants
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: So here I am at SEATAC
Replies: 8
Views: 695

My petite, innocent-looking sister ALWAYS gets the bomb swab. Once she had a small Beaker doll in her bag, and when they opened it up to swab it that was the first thing the guy saw. He burst out laughing and couldn't stop giggling while he was doing the test. http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/...
by Penopolypants
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Stay out of Puget Sound for awhile, folks!
Replies: 44
Views: 3861

Sweet! :supz: I thought I saw them gathering in groups of 10 or more! :rr: LMAO!!! a gunnel <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minyan" target="_blank">minyan</a>! too funny, tom. Yes, they do like to do that, especially at Redondo: http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/penelopestjohn/gunnel20ci...
by Penopolypants
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: What is it with these harbor seals ...
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Oh, how cute. Sgt. Pepper and I had an adult follow us the last two dives at Cove 2, but only one, and no pup.

You are the most common human in Cove 2, after all...they must think you're some kind of seal that they've just never seen before. :)

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