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by jmartel
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 2/8
Replies: 16
Views: 1594

Re: ThThTh 2/8

I'm out of the water till March as well. But if anyone is interested in going to the south towards the cabin cruiser, there's a wolf eel in the corrugated pipe on the way. Figured I'd pass it on.
by jmartel
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 2/1 ThThTh 6:30pm @ Redondo
Replies: 16
Views: 1575

Re: 2/1 ThThTh 6:30pm @ Redondo

Nevermind. I'm out as well. Starting to get sick.
by jmartel
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 2/1 ThThTh 6:30pm @ Redondo
Replies: 16
Views: 1575

Re: 2/1 ThThTh 6:30pm @ Redondo

In for this one. Want to see some lumpies and some stubbies. Could potentially do a 5pm early-dive as well. I might be able to join for an early dive. When is the meet time? I can get there around 4 or 4:30 most likely. So in the water around 5 should give us enough time to do a dive, and get out t...
by jmartel
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 2/1 ThThTh 6:30pm @ Redondo
Replies: 16
Views: 1575

Re: 2/1 ThThTh 6:30pm @ Redondo

In for this one. Want to see some lumpies and some stubbies. Could potentially do a 5pm early-dive as well.
by jmartel
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Breaking ththth News!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Re: Breaking ththth News!!!

Poi, where was the GPO at at Three Tree?
by jmartel
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 1/25 ThThTh Burn's Night Edition!*
Replies: 17
Views: 1630

Re: 1/25 ThThTh Burn's Night Edition!*

Out this week, but I'll be trying for next week's.
by jmartel
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Sopras drysuits?
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: Sopras drysuits?

If you can wait for it to be made, there's always Seaskin drysuits. For a basic no-frills suit it's about $730 delivered, custom fit to you. I have one. With all the options I selected it was about $930 delivered (about half was a dry glove system). We have another one on order for my wife right now...
by jmartel
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh January 4th, 2018!
Replies: 24
Views: 2379

Re: ThThTh January 4th, 2018!

I'm out. Been sick since Friday.
by jmartel
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 5113

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

# of dives: Dunno. Maybe 60-70? Highlights: New camera rig, new drysuit, seeing adult wolf eels finally, getting into solo diving more Lowlights: Missing dives for working on the house, being cold until I got my drysuit recently 2018: Palau/Peleliu in February, Isla Mujeres in August, more local div...
by jmartel
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Baby Octos at 3 Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Baby Octos at 3 Tree

In case anyone is looking for baby octopus, we saw 2 of them at 3 tree last night. It was about 7:30pm and we were in the ~30ft range at low tide. They were maybe 1 1/2-2" in diameter? https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4731/39348604302_5c69e8218b_b.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4737/39348603282...
by jmartel
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Info
Topic: 2018 NW Dive Club T-Shirts Are Here!
Replies: 43
Views: 33983

Re: 2018 NW Dive Club T-Shirts Are Here!

I'll take a medium in blue.
by jmartel
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3151
Views: 328110

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Three Tree last night 12/28 low tide was probably 15-20ft. Tons of baby octos out.
by jmartel
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry Suit Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1409

Re: Dry Suit Question

It would be easier to swap to a backplate and immediately be able to drop 6-10 lbs. I dropped 12 lbs going from my standard jacket style BCD, the Ranger will probably drop a bit less. Granted, I have an oddly heavy tank, but I dive in 16 lbs in my drysuit. Could probably drop a few pounds from that ...
by jmartel
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh -- Feeding lumpies!
Replies: 18
Views: 1833

Re: ThThTh -- Feeding lumpies!

stphnmartin wrote:
jmartel wrote:Stephen, where was that baby wolf eel hanging out at?


He lives in the engine block just below Bob's reef. He's kinda shy.


Not super familiar with the dond. Where is it in relation to this map? Doesn't have the reef or engine block on it.

http://seattledivetours.com/wp-content/ ... -Beach.jpg
by jmartel
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh -- Feeding lumpies!
Replies: 18
Views: 1833

Re: ThThTh -- Feeding lumpies!

Stephen, where was that baby wolf eel hanging out at?
by jmartel
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Always Dive with a Buddy?
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

Re: Always Dive with a Buddy?

Nothing wrong with solo diving if you are geared up for it and are proficient in your diving abilities. Not sure how many dives you have, so take that into consideration. Is it riskier? A bit, as there's always the unexpected medical issue that could happen. I find it way more relaxing and more enjo...
by jmartel
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Places to eat after diving?
Replies: 21
Views: 2823

Re: Places to eat after diving?

Cove 2/Junkyard I typically go to Marination. After diving Three Tree we typically go to The Point. For Rockaway/Norrander's Reef on Bainbridge we will typically hit up Doc's Marina Grill after if we are getting food. Mukilteo is the Diamond Knot. Edmonds is Rory's.
by jmartel
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles and Suds 12/6 - T-DOCK
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Bubbles and Suds 12/6 - T-DOCK

The first 20 feet or so was about 1-2 feet. Below that maybe 10-15? Wicked current in the shallower sections though.
by jmartel
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles and Suds 12/6 - T-DOCK
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Bubbles and Suds 12/6 - T-DOCK

I'll be there, but gonna stay shallow. Finally got a drysuit so I need to get used to diving in it.
by jmartel
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: Small Travel Wing
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: WTB: Small Travel Wing

CaptnJack wrote:DSS makes a 17, 20, and a 26 but not sure anyone makes a 23


Hog makes a 23lb wing.

This will be used with an aluminum plate.
by jmartel
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: Small Travel Wing
Replies: 3
Views: 645

WTB: Small Travel Wing

Looking for a smaller wing to use for traveling to places with non-frigid water. I've got a 35lb DSS wing on my plate for local stuff, but I'd like something in the 17 or 20 lb size, maybe up to a 23lb?
by jmartel
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock 11/26
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Sund Rock 11/26

Thanks guys. It was a Panasonic 7-14mm lens on an Olympus E-M5mkII.
by jmartel
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock 11/26
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Sund Rock 11/26

My wife and I had been planning on going to Keystone yesterday, until we saw the wind forecast. Not wanting to waste some rental tanks for our second dive, we decided to go to Sund Rock since we hadn't been there before. First dive we did the south wall. Got in and once we got under the hazy thermoc...
by jmartel
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3151
Views: 328110

Re: Viz Reports Thread

11/25 Sund Rock. Dive 1 was ~15-20ft, Dive 2 socked in to about 10ft. Really shimmery thermocline at the top 20ft dropping vis down to around 5ft.
by jmartel
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Back in the water new member
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: Back in the water new member

Another good place for macro is Keystone when the tides are right. You'd have to take the ferry from Port Townsend over. But it's a very current sensitive site.