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by ArcticDiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Dive gear for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Dive gear for sale

The link took me to sign up for a Google + account. Link problem?
by ArcticDiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: SCUBA Up or Down Or?
Replies: 4
Views: 686

SCUBA Up or Down Or?

This thread was prompted by my observations on my last trip to Oahu all the Liveaboard "specials" ads I'm receiving and the NWDC Activity thread. It seems to me that interest is generally down. Not nearly as many people dragging SCUBA gear around. Not as many dive company vans around. Comp...
by ArcticDiver
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: NWDC Activity...
Replies: 69
Views: 5941

Re: NWDC Activity...

A couple qustions: Is participation in SCUBA down? Just back from a trip to Oahu. Used to be a steady stream of dive shop vehicles at the hotel each morning. Not this time. One of the larger dive shops is no longer in business. I see notes on this board that some shops in the PNW are closed. Maybe S...
by ArcticDiver
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cheap started point and shoot camera?
Replies: 15
Views: 1529

Re: Cheap started point and shoot camera?

I used a canon A640 for along time, and got amazing pictures, norris has my old set up, so you can get good shots on a point and shoot.. it's all in the user, not the camera Yes, indeed. The 620/640 etc are excellent cameras to learn with. Plus, they are good enough to tke some excellent images. Fr...
by ArcticDiver
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cheap started point and shoot camera?
Replies: 15
Views: 1529

Re: Cheap started point and shoot camera?

I have a Canon A620 and the Canon UW housing that goes with it. The housing has never been in the water. The A620 hasn't been used for quite some time (I've been a bit busy with other things.) Also, have a carrying case and an underwater flash. The flash has never been wet. I'm not going to give the...
by ArcticDiver
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday, oldsalt!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: Happy Birthday, oldsalt!!!

My goodness this has been a big year. May you have many more. But not quite as exciting, eh?
by ArcticDiver
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Getting in shape for diving and for life.
Replies: 20
Views: 2426

Re: Getting in shape for diving and for life.

Great testimony. Thank you. Cannot say too much about a lifestyle that puts physical and mental fitness first. For me variety is a big part of keeping motivated year in and year out. So, I'm starting to play a bit with yoga. Guess that must be the flavor of the year eh? My text book is: "The Sc...
by ArcticDiver
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: We are bound together
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: We are bound together

ohopdiver wrote:Thank you, I'm sure it will buoy her spirits when I show your story to my wife who is in her second year of slow recovery from a head injury.


Not quite sure what to say except if she can benefit that is wonderful.
by ArcticDiver
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: We are bound together
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: We are bound together

I look forward to the day I can meet y'all face to face.
by ArcticDiver
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: We are bound together
Replies: 6
Views: 704

We are bound together

We are bound together as if by invisible rope. Today, as part of rehab, I'm walking on soft sand next to the ocean. Of course on the irregular and soft surface I stagger a bit. This young guy who was retrieving beach chairs asked if I was OK. I explained I'd had major spine surgery and was now worki...
by ArcticDiver
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Keep it simple.
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Keep it simple.

Normally the ends of tied (SPG and other) knots are smashed with a hot lighter or something to keep them from fraying and hold everything in place. If that's still not enough, you can put a dab of super glue on your knots - they will outlast the line then. Zip ties are ok, but in addition to breaka...
by ArcticDiver
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Keep it simple.
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Keep it simple.

Depends on what kind of zip ties you are talking about. The ones you pick up at Fred's can troublesome. On the other hand heavy duty zip ties from a hardware or specialty store are pretty immune to most any insult including abrasion. No knot tying to add weight and bulk and a fraying potential. Ther...
by ArcticDiver
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Key Largo - April
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Key Largo - April

Thanks Iver.
by ArcticDiver
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Key Largo - April
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Key Largo - April

I'm pleased you are going to be heading back into the water. I wish I were going with you. -Curt Me too. It would be fun to do some of those shallow, easy dives where you don't actually need either a computer or even tables. Docs cleared me long ago. But, reality is that it is a ways yet before I c...
by ArcticDiver
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Key Largo - April
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Key Largo - April

Bric Martin wrote:I use Ocean Divers, I can't help you with info about silent world. Check the decostop. I am sure you will get some opinions there.


Yep, and often strongly worded.. :)
by ArcticDiver
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Key Largo - April
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Key Largo - April

Thanks Bric. I had forgotten you had been there in the same time period.

Any comments on the New Silent World?
by ArcticDiver
Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Key Largo - April
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Key Largo - April

I hope I'm not jinxing myself. But another nerve group woke up a little while ago so I'm planning my Get Wet Trip. I like Key Largo so that is probably where I'll go. Plan will be for April unless some info says I should go at a different time. Never been there in April. Weather? Water? Lodging is g...
by ArcticDiver
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Florida diving accident
Replies: 39
Views: 4169

Re: Florida diving accident

I have seen a lot of comments about his certification status, which may or may not be pertinent. Disagree. Lack of cave diving certification definitely played a part in these deaths. Please let me clarify. I said "certification ", not knowledge. Certification is clearly not the only, and ...
by ArcticDiver
Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Florida diving accident
Replies: 39
Views: 4169

Re: Florida diving accident

I have seen a lot of comments about his certification status, which may or may not be pertinent. Disagree. Lack of cave diving certification definitely played a part in these deaths. Please let me clarify. I said "certification ", not knowledge. Certification is clearly not the only, and ...
by ArcticDiver
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Florida diving accident
Replies: 39
Views: 4169

Re: Florida diving accident

Fact is we don't really know what happened. More than that we don't know the cause. It is really easy to point fingers at someone and criticize. In other venues people are injured or die when things don't go well. The after event forensic evidence may point one way when in fact something else happen...
by ArcticDiver
Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Interesting TED talk w/ Graham Hawkes
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Interesting TED talk w/ Graham Hawkes

Fits with Science Friday yesterday. One of the interviewee's comments boiled down to saying that our species is very much at risk because we neither know very much nor are very motivated to do anything about what we do know, let alone discover more.

An issue of perspective.
by ArcticDiver
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Fin/foot problem(s)
Replies: 26
Views: 2260

Re: Fin/foot problem(s)

Gdog wrote:I like the synthetic socks idea. Where do you get them?



Target, WalMart, FredMeyer, etc.

I've used calf high and crew length dress socks with success. Cheap, light, not very water absorbent, disposable, dry fast, do the job. What not to like?
by ArcticDiver
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thanks for good weather
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: Thanks for good weather

oldsalt wrote:I'm moored in Everett marina. It's a wonderful spot most of the time, but fresh water pools there and ice forms readily during these cold spells. It is mostly thawed by now, I will be going out sailing and crabbing when life permits.
-Curt


Hope that happens soon.

Take care
by ArcticDiver
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Fin/foot problem(s)
Replies: 26
Views: 2260

Re: Fin/foot problem(s)

Had the same problem. Bought some cheap synthetic dress socks. Made sure the socks fit snugly, not tight or loose. No more problem. I plan to use them again soon. By the way the same tactic works for tender feet on land. Read Bob's post. He is the only other person I've met who does the sock bit. Gr...
by ArcticDiver
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thanks for good weather
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: Thanks for good weather

I was just about to email you to find out how it was going in Fairbanks. For us, this was unusually cold weather. Since my boat is iced in, I have been reduced to taking hikes and walks. I'm glad you enjoyed your time here. We probably go to Seattle about as often as you do, but usually enjoy it wh...