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by Penopolypants
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Have a great trip!
Replies: 2
Views: 292

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: 817

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: 1987

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: 404

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: 1987

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...
by Penopolypants
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: NEW DIVER TO CLUB
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: NEW DIVER TO CLUB

Welcome to the board, Scott!
by Penopolypants
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Disappearing to the midwest
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Disappearing to the midwest

What an adventure, Ross! It sounds like you have so much on your plate, but it's all so wonderful!
by Penopolypants
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Ready To Dive PNW
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: Ready To Dive PNW

USNRas wrote:Plus a small, built-in ballast tank forming in the middle. :uh:


Ahahaha!

I resemble that remark.
by Penopolypants
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday ScubaJess!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Happy Birthday ScubaJess!!!!

Happy birthday! I hope you have the most marvelous of days!
by Penopolypants
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Ready To Dive PNW
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: Ready To Dive PNW

Welcome to the board, and welcome back to the PNW! Not sure what size you are, but there are some dry suits for sale in the classifieds section.

Happy diving!
by Penopolypants
Mon May 20, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: GPO attacks Gdog's camera and won't let go!
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: GPO attacks Gdog's camera and won't let go!

That was so cool! Although I'm sure Gdog was maybe not so thrilled at the time. :)
by Penopolypants
Fri May 17, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Travel to Roatan
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Travel to Roatan

The last time we went to Roatan, it was only $150 more to buy first class tickets. It was worth it! The redeye flight and long layover in Miami was made better by the excellent American lounge there - showers, food, alcohol, nap areas. Every penny counts, but sometimes a splurge is worth it. Bill is...
by Penopolypants
Tue May 14, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sunnyside Beach and Sund Rock -- NAUI AOW Days 1 and 2
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Sunnyside Beach and Sund Rock -- NAUI AOW Days 1 and 2

Sounds like a great class!

I've had buddies complain because I spin around a lot, but I LOVE helicopter kicks. Back kicks too! They take some time to master, but are an excellent, useful skill.

Kudos to you both!
by Penopolypants
Sat May 11, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: China .....
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: China .....

Holy hand grenade, what an amazing find!! I hope that means their populations are rebounding here, and it wasn't just lost!
by Penopolypants
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire: Crab & Flounder Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Bonaire: Crab & Flounder Mystery

I once encountered a flounder cruising above the eel grass at the junk yard. It came right at my face, and nipped at the bolt snap dangling off my regulator. Always searching for food. Fish are funny!
by Penopolypants
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket is back, and better than ever!
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: God's Pocket is back, and better than ever!

Yay!! I'm so glad they're up and running, and awesome! Great photos too! I love the opalescent nudi and the kelp especially.
by Penopolypants
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo Beach Cleanup dive Sat 4/06/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Redondo Beach Cleanup dive Sat 4/06/2019, meet @ 10:30 am

You guys and gals rock! My big sis was in town this weekend, but if we do it again I will make a point to make it!
by Penopolypants
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh in Indonesia
Replies: 69
Views: 3606

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

All of these photos and stories are simply glorious! :luv:
by Penopolypants
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh BBQ on the Beach
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: ThThTh BBQ on the Beach

Cetacea wrote: some 100 year old green beans that I found in gig last weekend.


They look pretty good for their age!
by Penopolypants
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: deep diving damage
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: deep diving damage

Nearly 900 feet. Jebus.

This is so heartbreaking for the divers and their families. I hope they are able to heal.
by Penopolypants
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Trying to find a group to join
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Trying to find a group to join

Welcome to the board! The Bubbles & Suds group meets on Wednesdays (usually) for a north end dive (T-dock/Edmonds/Clay Walls/etc.) and then a second "dive" involving beer and food at a local spot. Keep an eye on the dive planning forum for the location that week. If you're willing to t...
by Penopolypants
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Photos of underwater oil rigs, etc.?
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Photos of underwater oil rigs, etc.?

Ahahah! You guys are awesome!

Alas, the moment has passed, but it's good to know I can count on you, regardless of your notoriety. :)
by Penopolypants
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Photos of underwater oil rigs, etc.?
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Photos of underwater oil rigs, etc.?

I can, but I'd rather showcase our local talent if they're willing.