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by Penopolypants
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hey everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Hey everyone!

Welcome to the board, and to the PNW!
by Penopolypants
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: New member

Welcome to the board! Where do you like to dive when you're on vacation?
by Penopolypants
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Bubbles and Suds got published
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Bubbles and Suds got published

Ooh, nice tattoo! Can I have your autograph?
by Penopolypants
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Lurked for a bit, now looking to lurk underwater with y'all
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: Lurked for a bit, now looking to lurk underwater with y'all

Welcome to the board! There are weekly north and south end dives, and most of us are up for a weeknight after work or weekend dive too.

There are some suits in the classifieds section on the board, and I've seen some deals on craigslist. Hopefully you can find something soon!
by Penopolypants
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4442
Views: 501694

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Those blue banded gobies are so pretty!
by Penopolypants
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Westport seabirds, whales, dolphins
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Westport seabirds, whales, dolphins

Absolutely gorgeous.....what an amazing adventure! Thank you so much for sharing!
by Penopolypants
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Skindiver from Everett, Washington
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Skindiver from Everett, Washington

It's true that there are not a lot of free divers here, but there are some. We have a lot of knowledge about locals sites, though, that we are more than happy to share. Yelloweye is correct, Keystone is absolutely amazing.....just watch out for the currents, which can be quite brutal. Welcome to the...
by Penopolypants
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Club Dive July 28th!
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: Club Dive July 28th!

What an absolutely gorgeous day to hang out with fabulous people!

Thank you everyone for help setting up, breaking down, and most of all, thank you for being you. This is the bestest group ever!
by Penopolypants
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!
Replies: 39
Views: 3036

Re: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!

We are on the hill between Marination and Salty's. Come on down!
by Penopolypants
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!
Replies: 39
Views: 3036

Re: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!

What we have so far: Me: hamburgers, condiments (mustard/mayo/ketchup/onions/tomatoes/lettuce), water, and salted caramel/chocolate cupcakes ScubaJess: hotdogs and buns Yelloweye: gourmet burger toppings Tangfish: chips MariaT: beer dlh: coffee vaidhy: veggie chips Diverdave, can you please pick up ...
by Penopolypants
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!
Replies: 39
Views: 3036

Re: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!

tykeal wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:50 pm
Wish I could, but I'm barred from diving right now as I heal up from a torn Achilles
Nooo! I'm so sorry about your Achilles, that has got to stink. And sorry to hear you won't make it too!
by Penopolypants
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sea Stars are Back!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: Sea Stars are Back!!!!

Jeremy wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:00 pm
caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a two headed wolf eel in its lair. Didn’t seem natural...like there was some radiation involved
Oh no! Ghidorah-Wolfie has already lost one of its heads!
by Penopolypants
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sea Stars are Back!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: Sea Stars are Back!!!!

Aha! Now I see! After Fukushima, the sea stars have been melting so that they can come together to form one giant Gojira-star! Fear the Gojira-star! I am more concerned about the inevitable rise of Mecha-OchreStar, the ultimate predator! black-starfish.jpg Oooh, we can watch Mecha-OchreStar battle ...
by Penopolypants
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sea Stars are Back!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: Sea Stars are Back!!!!

Aha! Now I see! After Fukushima, the sea stars have been melting so that they can come together to form one giant Gojira-star!

Fear the Gojira-star!
by Penopolypants
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 7.25
Replies: 24
Views: 1224

Re: ThThTh 7.25

I'm out. People who schedule late afternoon meetings should be poked with something sharp. But not sharp enough to hurt them, just sharp enough to goose them.
by Penopolypants
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!
Replies: 39
Views: 3036

Re: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!

Not sure yet on the total, but if someone could bring hot dogs that would be great! And chips (aaaaahhhh!!!),
by Penopolypants
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 7.25
Replies: 24
Views: 1224

Re: ThThTh 7.25

I might be able to make this one! I'm trying to get over a stupid summer cold. Because colds are stupid, but summer colds are especially yucky.
by Penopolypants
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Info
Topic: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic
Replies: 28
Views: 5651

Re: Big Thank You to Mr. Tom Nic

Tangfish wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:47 am
You still owe me a shocker group pic!
Now THAT would be hilarious!
by Penopolypants
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Big Sur
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Big Sur

Your comment about sea lions and mola mola: When I observed this many years ago, I was told that they bit the fins off to immobilize the fish so that they could come back and eat them later. What fascinating behavior! Probably not for the mola molas, though. Great photos, and it sounds like it was ...
by Penopolypants
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: guess I should intro myself...
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: guess I should intro myself...

Welcome to the board, and welcome back to the addiction!
by Penopolypants
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Old Diver, New Area
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: Old Diver, New Area

I will throw myself in with Team Dry Suit. But, as Penders said, 7 mm farmer john suits are readily available in the rental fleets of local shops, so it wouldn't hurt to rent one first and see how you do. Our waters are colder than what you're used to, and if you're not hunting you likely won't be m...
by Penopolypants
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Saba Diving?
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Saba Diving?

A NWDC road trip? Woohoo!
by Penopolypants
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Saba Diving?
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Saba Diving?

I'm glad to hear it's a favorite of a local expert! It looks to be a very charming island surrounded a marine reserve or protected waters, and not overly crowded. We're still very much in the planning stages, looking to go in December while I'm on break in between quarters (and ready for some warmth...