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by RVbldr
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 278044

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2 was very nice this afternoon. Easily 20-30 at the beams (get by without a light), and from 50' at the brick pile, you could easily see the surface ripples. Viz was certainly better down below about 40 or so.
by RVbldr
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Cove 2 Shower?
Replies: 39
Views: 3450

Re: Cove 2 Shower?

Need to let it hit the parking lot and wash down all the oils and rubber before finding it's way into C2. Jeeze... Maybe those showers are the root cause for the sunstar die-off. :eek: (no, I'm not serious!)
by RVbldr
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 278044

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2, 7/17, 0630 with incoming tide. Pretty much 20+' all the way down past the Buddha to 110 fsw. Very nice but no octos this morning.
by RVbldr
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Cove 2 Shower?
Replies: 39
Views: 3450

Re: Cove 2 Shower?

This was as of this morning. Couple weeks ago it was fine. This is a new change.
by RVbldr
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Cove 2 Shower?
Replies: 39
Views: 3450

Cove 2 Shower?

Anyone know the story on the Cove 2 shower? Per one of the local fishermen, we were told that due to chlorinated freshwater dumping to the saltwater, the EPA shut down the shower. Any truth on that one? Seems kind of strange with the superfund site nearby! :angry:
by RVbldr
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive light better suited for the PNW area
Replies: 16
Views: 1403

Re: Dive light better suited for the PNW area

I've been using the DRIS 1K for a couple years here in Seattle as a primary and it's been a great light, even out-shining some of the Solas out there. With the 3 C batteries, it seems good 5-10 dives, and I do have a video head for the light. I also have a 1K shorty that's just as bright, but doesn'...
by RVbldr
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Looking for Wing and Backplate set up
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Looking for Wing and Backplate set up

Hayes, check PMs.
by RVbldr
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Three Tree North – 6/11/14 – First Dive with new wet Diopter
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: Three Tree North – 6/11/14 – First Dive with new wet Dio

If you're challenged with a +10, the rest of us might as well just pack it in! ;-) Very cool shots!
by RVbldr
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 278044

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2, 0630, low tide, nice halocline to about 10', particles down to about 25, opening up to about 15' further down.
by RVbldr
Mon May 26, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Puget Sound in the Spring
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Puget Sound in the Spring

We were noticing what seemed to be more barnacles than normal (maybe we're just seeing things though) covering any structure locally, but any chance less sea stars = more barnacles?
by RVbldr
Sun May 25, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: New macro lens
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: New macro lens

Thanks Bob, I had a strobe on the Lion's Mane, but it just wouldn't have made any difference with the big chunks of snot in the water column.
by RVbldr
Sun May 25, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 278044

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Redondo - 0930 Sunday. Low tide. Once down below about 30' viz opens up nicely to about 20' and the jellies are making the return.
by RVbldr
Sat May 24, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 278044

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Three Tree - 0900 Saturday, low tide. Lots of snot in the shallows, but a very nice 30' viz down to 70'. No lights needed today.
by RVbldr
Fri May 23, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: New macro lens
Replies: 2
Views: 535

New macro lens

Finally got around to picking up a new +5 macro for my RX100 and had a chance to try it last week at Pinacle off Down Time (awesome boat). Unfortunately, the water was really chunky or else the Lion's Mane would have come out better. Down_Time-02165.jpg Down_Time-02296.jpg Down_Time-02189.jpg Down_T...
by RVbldr
Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 278044

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Les Davis was about 3-5' last Sunday Am during the DUI demo dives.
by RVbldr
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry Glove Liners
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: Dry Glove Liners

I've had really good luck with a set of wool gloves with Thinsulate liners I found at REI. They are certainly warmer than my previous pair of polartech gloves I used earlier and seem to keep warm even when a bit wet and don't seem too bulky under my rubber gauntlet gloves I wear over the SiTech ring...
by RVbldr
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 278044

Re: Viz Reports Thread

4/11 Friday afternoon, Cove 2, Navigation by braille above 30', then opening to the usual 15' viz below that in the dark.
by RVbldr
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 278044

Cove 2

0630 AM today, generally about 15' viz throughout the site.
by RVbldr
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 278044

Sund Rock

This afternoon, a nice goopy 3' down to about 10' then opened up nicely to about 20' below 30 fsw or so. The deeper the better.
by RVbldr
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Input Regarding Dive Lights Requested
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Input Regarding Dive Lights Requested

DRIS is now making a soft handle for the 1K shorty http://www.diverightinscuba.com/catalog/lightsrecreationallights-drisdivegear-1kshortygoodmanhandle-p-3915.html A Dusty's in my purchase list for sure, but in the mean time, I'm using a DRIS 1000 and the DRIS shorty and they both work very well even...
by RVbldr
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 273
Views: 50694

Re: Sea star die-off

Not sure if this is just wishful thinking, but in the nasty viz that was Cove 2 Sunday AM, we did see what I thought were two Morning Sun Stars, each about 6" across. Unfortunately, since we were doing a class, no pics. These were the first sun stars I've seen at Cove 2 in months. Also happened...
by RVbldr
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 273
Views: 50694

Re: Sea star die-off

If I'm not mistaken, we saw two small sea stars at Cove 2 today, both about 6" across which is a positive change from the last several months. No pics since we were doing a class, and since there were no pics, the smallish GPO resting in the open in about 10 FSW near the north end of the beach ...
by RVbldr
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: St. Lucia
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: St. Lucia

All boat dives off the west side. The diving at the Pitons was by far the best, general decent reef condition but a lack of the bigger fish.
by RVbldr
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: St. Lucia
Replies: 2
Views: 592

St. Lucia

Got to escape the NW and head to St. Lucia for a week in the sun and warmth! Some sites had some marginal viz due to rains but other sites were stellar! Good to get away and dive in 80F water for a change...but it's good to get back to the local water for sure! Here's some photos from the diving tak...
by RVbldr
Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 273
Views: 50694

Re: Sea star die-off

Last Friday, Octopus Hole was also looking healthy with out any signs of disease amongst any of the species.