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by Joshua Smith
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Traffic
Replies: 23
Views: 2239

Re: Traffic

Not only is our miserable traffic worse than usual- but OMG it's HOT. I am NOT into it- I felt like I was about to pass out twice last summer gearing up for dives- I pledged not to do the same thing this year. One trick I found is that I'm warm enough in my CF200 to do a rec dive without undergarmen...
by Joshua Smith
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello from Blighty.
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Hello from Blighty.

Hi I'm looking to move to the Seattle area from the UK in the near future. (when your Gov decides to let me in your wonderful country) I'm a 75m (250ft) hypoxic trimix CCR diver and will be qualified to 100m by the time I get there. I'm a lover of wrecks and have a serious lust for rust. Can you te...
by Joshua Smith
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Coelacanth discoverer dies in diving accident.
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Coelacanth discoverer dies in diving accident.

That is sad. Condolences. From what I've been able to glean, it sounds like his partner had some kind of uncontrolled ascent? And perhaps he followed her up?
by Joshua Smith
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Epi-Pen in a Wetsuit?
Replies: 19
Views: 2388

Re: Epi-Pen in a Wetsuit?

There's a lot of supposition here that jellys are cross reaction with hymenoptera (bees, wasps etc). They are completely different classes of organisms. They might or might not have ANY cross reactivity at all. Perhaps the best approach would be discuss this with your allergist and possibly look in...
by Joshua Smith
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Diving PBM-5 Mariner
Replies: 11
Views: 1339

Re: Diving PBM-5 Mariner

That's pretty epic! This sort of thing is my incentive for advancing my tech diving skills. Nothing wrong with wanting to learn more, but this ain't a tech dive- it's in +/- 60 feet of water. Lake Washington is a challenging environment, to be sure (crappy viz, dark, lack of visual references, etc)...
by Joshua Smith
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Fs - pony bottle setup, new
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: Fs - pony bottle setup, new

Don't waste your money - The Spare Air is pretty much useless in an OOA situation, worse than useless if you feel more secure by having it. 13 CF bottles are primarily used as argon bottles but I guess if you're doing shallow dives then it would be helpful in an emergency. You have a nice set-up, i...
by Joshua Smith
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Back in the PNW, need to find a diveshop for maint
Replies: 31
Views: 2601

Re: Back in the PNW, need to find a diveshop for maint

Can someone do me a huge favor and hit Curtis in the head with a lead weight while he is in the water. I don't want him to forget about me. I'll let him tell the story. Glad to know you are back and finally gonna get wet again Amigo! Geez, I still have a huge scar from the last 2 pounder you mauled...
by Joshua Smith
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Back in the PNW, need to find a diveshop for maint
Replies: 31
Views: 2601

Re: Back in the PNW, need to find a diveshop for maint

Can someone do me a huge favor and hit Curtis in the head with a lead weight while he is in the water. I don't want him to forget about me. I'll let him tell the story. Glad to know you are back and finally gonna get wet again Amigo! Geez, I still have a huge scar from the last 2 pounder you mauled...
by Joshua Smith
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday June 12th
Replies: 20
Views: 1167

Re: Thursday June 12th

Gdog wrote:I dont know guys...think this would hamper me putting my fin on??!
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Aaaargh! That looks awful! I did pretty much the same thing once, many years ago. I still remember the pain.
by Joshua Smith
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Shilshole Marina: 6-1-2014: Giant cluster F
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Shilshole Marina: 6-1-2014: Giant cluster F

Sigh. OK. I'll bite.

For reals, or are you just :stir: to see what bubbles to the surface?
by Joshua Smith
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The time has come
Replies: 27
Views: 2286

Re: The time has come

Sorry to hear this, Dusty. But I respect your honesty very much. And I hope you continue to hang around the board.
by Joshua Smith
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group
Replies: 33
Views: 2579

Re: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group

Ok now I gotta rewatch that for like...the 50th time. Awesome quotes. Hell Yes. Let me be clear about one thing: we are not a gang, we're more like a social club. Which is kind of more like a tribe. A tribe of people brought together by common interests and dispositions. Since we are United by our ...
by Joshua Smith
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group
Replies: 33
Views: 2579

Re: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group

UH, I think if the mod is going to complain (seriously) about topic. He shouldnest joineth the offth topiceth. You know those plastic bears full of honey? Talk about false advertising. I wonder how many kids get eaten by bears every year, because they run up to a bear and squeeze it, thinking they'...
by Joshua Smith
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group
Replies: 33
Views: 2579

Re: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group

“Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one, a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horiz...
by Joshua Smith
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group
Replies: 33
Views: 2579

Re: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group

I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said "yes" to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle. I'm here a week now... waiting for a mission... getting softer. Every minute...
by Joshua Smith
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group
Replies: 33
Views: 2579

Re: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group

 Hey, man, you don't talk to the Colonel. You listen to him. The man's enlarged my mind. He's a poet warrior in the classic sense. I mean sometimes he'll... uh... well, you'll say "hello" to him, right? And he'll just walk right by you. He won't even notice you. And suddenly he'll grab you...
by Joshua Smith
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What defines a "Stroke" diver?
Replies: 53
Views: 3942

Re: What defines a "Stroke" diver?

Awesome post Bob. And thanks for the shout-out. I've spent considerable time and effort over the past decade (plus) trying to work on a more positive face for team diving and I've made many wonderful friends from that outreach, including you. One lesson I have learned along the way is that there ar...
by Joshua Smith
Fri May 30, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What defines a "Stroke" diver?
Replies: 53
Views: 3942

Re: What defines a "Stroke" diver?

The term started back in the days of when the "Doing It Right" (DIR) principles were founded by the ever colorful George Irvine.. He was a very pompous and arrogant (although very capable and skilled) diver at the time that used to do cutting edge dives and exploration in the Cave systems...
by Joshua Smith
Thu May 29, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What defines a "Stroke" diver?
Replies: 53
Views: 3942

Re: What defines a "Stroke" diver?

cofford wrote:
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This picture pretty much sums it up.


That pic almost GAVE me a stroke. I'd forgotten about that sparkly gem from the glory days of TDS. Might have to go dig that thread up and re read it, now.
by Joshua Smith
Sun May 25, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Driving over altitude after diving - best practices?
Replies: 26
Views: 6011

Re: Driving over altitude after diving - best practices?

It's a funny puzzle. But if you think of the entire atmosphere of the planet as being the same as 33 feet of salt water, driving over a 5,000' pass is kind of like ascending an additional 2 or 3 feet. (too lazy to do the real math, but I'm sure someone will correct me even though I'm close enough). ...
by Joshua Smith
Sun May 25, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(
Replies: 15
Views: 2384

Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Very sad. I don't know any of them personally, but I do know that there is a very close-knit crew of regulars that work on the park most weekends. My thoughts are with them right now, losing a dive buddy is very rough.
by Joshua Smith
Sat May 24, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Driving over altitude after diving - best practices?
Replies: 26
Views: 6011

Re: Driving over altitude after diving - best practices?

Personally, I pay no attention to altitude gain after diving- including flying. One exception for me might be the "week of 3 dives a day using a liberal computer algorithm," because those folks seem to be the ones who get bent when they fly.
by Joshua Smith
Sat May 17, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Non Scuba subject.
Replies: 15
Views: 1205

Re: Non Scuba subject.

I love dollar shave club. Great deal.