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by Penopolypants
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sea Stars are Back!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 836

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: 2317

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: 836

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: 4466

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: 350

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: 446

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: 417

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: 486

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: 486

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...
by Penopolypants
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Skyline Candy, 7/7/19
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Skyline Candy, 7/7/19

Love those little guys! Great find!
by Penopolypants
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

Hah! I'm sure Jen would be thrilled about that. :)
by Penopolypants
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

HOG regs are serviceable yourself, if you're so inclined, and inexpensive enough if you screw it up.
by Penopolypants
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Saba Diving?
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Saba Diving?

Anybody been there and have some tips? Has anybody even heard of it? I'm thinking of heading there in December.
by Penopolypants
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Getting back into the water, in July?
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Getting back into the water, in July?

Hi Maria! I am happy to do an evening or weekend dive with you. I'm done with school for the summer and have a lot of dive time to make up myself.
by Penopolypants
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Brand new diver excited to be here
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Brand new diver excited to be here

Welcome to the board, and to the addiction!
by Penopolypants
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: Been dry for a long time, need gear serviced. Where to go?

Hi Matt! It depends. 8 Diving in Des Moines is great for tanks and general service. The last time I checked they were sending their regs to Don Peterson, but were planning to get someone on staff, not sure if that's happened yet. Dry suit seals I would get done at UWS on Aurora, since they do those ...
by Penopolypants
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Have a great trip!
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Have a great trip!

My sister and I are planning a dive somewhere this fall, but haven't settled on where yet. Our purpose is to scatter our dad's ashes, and were thinking of going somewhere he loved diving, like the Keys. Future trips in the early stages include Galapagos and Indonesia, but definitely not until I fini...
by Penopolypants
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Deep diving PADI certification in Seattle?
Replies: 9
Views: 941

Re: Deep diving PADI certification in Seattle?

NAUI is also recognizable all over the world, fwiw, but I understand parental preferences. Nobody's batted an eye at any of my certs, which are from three different agencies.
by Penopolypants
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!
Replies: 39
Views: 2317

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

My deepest apologies, everyone, we are moving the date to the 28th of July. I hope you can make it!
by Penopolypants
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello and greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Hello and greetings

Welcome to the board, and to the addiction!

We are having a club dive and barbecue in August, you are more than welcome to join us!

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by Penopolypants
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive! Club dive! Club dive! July 28th, 9 a.m.! - Revised Date!
Replies: 39
Views: 2317

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

What: Club Dive! Where: Seacrest! AKA the Coves 1, 2, & 3 that we all know and love When: Sunday , July 28th , 9:00 a.m.! I will bring barbecue basics - grill, tables, cooler, popup canopy, utensils, plates, burger patties, and ketchup/mayo/mustard. Plus cupcakes crackcakes! Please bring a dish to s...