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by jmartel
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Baby Octos at 3 Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

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: 17255

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: 3116
Views: 291149

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: 1272

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: 1742

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: 1742

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: 1178

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: 2581

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: 889

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: 889

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: 589

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: 589

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: 1063

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: 1063

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: 3116
Views: 291149

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: 1162

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.
by jmartel
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 11/16 -- Redondo's been on FIRE!
Replies: 29
Views: 3216

Re: ThThTh 11/16 -- Redondo's been on FIRE!

I'm out this week. Gotta get some work done on the house.
by jmartel
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: No work Fridays... anyone else?
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: No work Fridays... anyone else?

I might be switching to having every other friday off work around the first of the year. Can probably work it out to do some diving.
by jmartel
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 32 gig capacity with TG-4
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: 32 gig capacity with TG-4

That'll drop even more the more you use your camera. Typically I'll take 2 or 3 of whatever I'm trying to get a photo of and move on. If something's not working for me in the first few shots, I don't bother wasting air trying to make it better. If I like what I see, then I'll hang around more though.
by jmartel
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 291149

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Was probably 20-25ft at Rockaway last night.
by jmartel
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Pre-holiday season ThThTH 11/2
Replies: 14
Views: 1728

Re: Pre-holiday season ThThTH 11/2

Alright. I'm now confirmed along with a +1 wife. Bradmond, if it's just a normal mask, I've got a spare you can use. If it's prescription or otherwise special, I can't help.
by jmartel
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Pre-holiday season ThThTH 11/2
Replies: 14
Views: 1728

Re: Pre-holiday season ThThTH 11/2

Put me in as a maybe. I need to get a vis on my tank this week.
by jmartel
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: A great day - a world of color
Replies: 11
Views: 1617

Re: A great day - a world of color

Jess, what's that pink nudi? (assuming it's a nudi). 6th photo. Never seen that one before.

Great photos all around. I still need to dive Deception Pass. Just need to find a set of tides that works that isn't during the day during the week.
by jmartel
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Junkyard 10/14
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Junkyard 10/14

It's an Olympus E-M5mkII and the Olympus 60mm Macro lens. Dual YS-D2 strobes Nauticam Housing/port I think the lens is my favorite of any that I've used (including my old Canon dslr stuff). Maybe not quite as nice as the 70-200 2.8L for topside stuff, but it's close. I would have liked to get the E-...
by jmartel
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Komodo
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

Re: Komodo

Nicely done. I like that you kept the regulator noise in there in the background instead of just cutting it out completely.