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by RVbldr
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: twin set hp100s
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: twin set hp100s

Check PMs.
by RVbldr
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Whites Skins for $10
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: Whites Skins for $10

Damn, only version for L/XL with pockets is #$*% pink. For $10, it's almost worth it....almost.
by RVbldr
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 290837

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2, 0630 Friday, just after high tide. Another nice morning/ night dive at C2 with viz a very nice 20' of so surface down to about 80 fsw -ish, then picking up some particulates down to the bottom of the beams.
by RVbldr
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 290837

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2, 0645, just before +11 high tide. Able to see bottom from first yellow buoy along ferry line. Viz around 25-30' and able to see entire Honey Bear from about 15' down slope at mid-ships, and seeing surface ripples from 40'. Awesome!
by RVbldr
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 290837

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2, 0630 Friday, +1 low tide. 10' in the shallows down to about 25', then opening up to about 15-18 at the beams.
by RVbldr
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 290837

Re: Viz Reports Thread

9/4, 0630 Cove 2, almost 0' low tide. Shallows, 2-3', opening up to maybe 5 down to 35 fsw, then about 10 at the beams. Might be combo of tides and recent rain, but it's the definition of "craptastic".
by RVbldr
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 290837

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: 3540

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: 3116
Views: 290837

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: 3540

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: 3540

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: 1444

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: 380

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: 1585

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: 3116
Views: 290837

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: 952

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: 550

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: 3116
Views: 290837

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: 3116
Views: 290837

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: 550

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: 3116
Views: 290837

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: 1159

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: 3116
Views: 290837

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: 3116
Views: 290837

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: 3116
Views: 290837

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.