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by spatman
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: I R a tech diver now (or some very intense days with Mel Clark!)
Replies: 18
Views: 2520

Re: I R a tech diver now (or some very intense days with Mel Clark!)

McGlencoe wrote:
spatman wrote:Thanks Matt, and thanks for the sale on the AL80, it came in handy during training, they started me out with a single al40, then your single al80 and then two al40s!


Glad that tank is seeing some use other than being a doorstop in my basement!

and +1 to what Norris said!
by spatman
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: I R a tech diver now (or some very intense days with Mel Clark!)
Replies: 18
Views: 2520

Re: I R a tech diver now (or some very intense days with Mel Clark!)

Congrats on your tech diver status! Though I didn't take mine with Mel, I thoroughly enjoyed it and it definitely made me a better diver for it.
by spatman
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: SOLD Sidemount regs (Apeks) and Nomad XT Sidemount BC for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

SOLD Sidemount regs (Apeks) and Nomad XT Sidemount BC for sale

Due to health and family, I'm parting with my much beloved sidemount gear. I will post pics if there are any serious inquiries. Please contact me about prices. Nomad XT and all tank hardware The Nomad is in great shape, always rinsed thoroughly, no rips or major wear anywhere. Has about 100(?) dives...
by spatman
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: BCD Inflator
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: BCD Inflator

Service it or replace it.
by spatman
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Shore and boat diving books SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Shore and boat diving books SOLD

Don't forget the sequel, "Gimp Suit Diver in America".
by spatman
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Shore and boat diving books SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Shore and boat diving books SOLD

Dude, 1st edition leather bound squid ink letter pressed Lumpia For Dummies is a collector's item. No way I'm selling that yet. That's my retirement fund.
by spatman
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Shore and boat diving books SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Shore and boat diving books for sale

Original post updated. Only wreck book remaining.
by spatman
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Shore and boat diving books SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Shore and boat diving books SOLD

"Northwest Wreck Dives" - Scott Boyd and Andy Carr Very good condition - sold "151 Dives in the Protected Waters of Washington State and British Columbia" - Betty Pratt-Johnson Excellent condition - sold "Northwest Shore Dives, Third Edition" - Stephen Fischnaller Very ...
by spatman
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Missing Diver - Tahsis BC
Replies: 17
Views: 3255

Re: Missing Diver - Tahsis BC

My condolences to his family and everyone involved in the tragic event.
by spatman
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: bottle fields?
Replies: 12
Views: 1914

Re: bottle fields?

There are several spots along Ruston Way in Tacoma that might still yield nice finds in the 60-80' range. We've even found a few old medicine bottles and such just to th right of the Les Davis fishing pier.
by spatman
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Possible Great Whites along northern Oregon Coast
Replies: 0
Views: 3102

Possible Great Whites along northern Oregon Coast

m The Northern Oregon/Southern Washington Marine Mammal Stranding Network responded to two adult harbor seals, one adult Steller sea lion and a 7-foot striped dolphin that were all believed to be close to shore after being attacked. After a necropsy, Oregon's Seaside Aquarium, which coordinates with...
by spatman
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cove 2: 9-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1512

Re: Cove 2: 9-13-2015

Mm, beer.
by spatman
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The General
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: The General

Nice vid.
by spatman
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Dove with 2 6 gills today at Sund Rock
Replies: 6
Views: 1527

Re: Dove with 2 6 gills today at Sund Rock

Nice! Still haven't seen a sixgill, and at this rate starting to doubt I ever will.
by spatman
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New Diver
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: New Diver

Many divers offer to bring extra gear to the club dives for others to try out. Also, we have many folks here that are happy to just help out too, so if there's something you're interested in, just ask. I'll also echo what Norris said, try not to just buy packages of gear. Research each piece and try...
by spatman
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New diver looking for gear recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 3096

Re: New diver looking for gear recommendations

Contact Norris if you're interested in a good starter drysuit. He's been storing my original USIA suit for a while. It may need a seal or two replaced, but it's in good enough shape to get you diving dry right away. If it fits and you like it, I'll sell it to you cheap cheap cheap.
by spatman
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New Diver
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: New Diver

Welcome! And ask to borrow gear before you buy. Trust me, it'll save you a lot of hassle and expense down the road.
by spatman
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Computer Settings
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: Computer Settings

Plus Shearwater has an excellent track record with customer service and product stability, whereas LV used their early customer base as test subjects with little support when their units failed. Left a lot of people anti LV as a result.
by spatman
Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Brushed aluminum 80
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: FS: Brushed aluminum 80

Sold
by spatman
Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Flower Garden Banks, Texas Caribbean
Replies: 31
Views: 3048

Re: Flower Garden Banks, Texas Caribbean

Great shots, guys! Definitely added that spot to my list.
by spatman
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 25 dollars for what????
Replies: 19
Views: 2243

Re: 25 dollars for what????

I'm being very nice to him even layed out a dive plan. I'm taking the proper avenues to acquire a permit and pay the appropriate (but ridiculous) fees. I've done this at a half dozen state parks in Washington alone. He is the one making the problem, not us. Trolls and gate keepers, nothing more. Th...