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by carlk3
Sat May 26, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?

Is that the Loch Ness monster???


Maybe that's the real reason no one dives in the area.

There is something out there, but at low tide she isn't swimming.

Other sightings: https://www.google.com/search?ei=LrkJW6 ... JN-h4GWUBQ
by carlk3
Fri May 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?

Thanks for the replies.
Yeah, we did notice some mud. Here is the Samish Bay, 12 miles south of Bellingham, 30 minutes after lowest tide.

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by carlk3
Fri May 25, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?

We recently kayaked in the Chuckanut area, just south of Bellingham. The sea-carved rocks are wonderful. Why don't/can't people dive around here?

-1.4 foot Low tide
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by carlk3
Tue May 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 3060

Re: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

(I'm the original poster) Thanks for the tips. They worked! I moved 10 lbs from my trim pockets (about half way up my back) to my dump pockets (at my waist). That did the trick. (Indeed, I may move a little weight back). Somewhat independently of this, I'm also considering replacing my neutral split...
by carlk3
Tue May 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3136
Views: 308630

Re: Viz Reports Thread

5/13 Les Davis - 5 to 10 feet.
by carlk3
Fri May 04, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 3060

Re: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

(I'm the original poster)

Thanks for all the tips!

Penopolypants, I can't make the dive tomorrow, but I very much appreciate the offer of first-hand help. For now, I'll see what my buddy and I can figure out.

- Carl
by carlk3
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 3060

Re: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

(I'm the original poster)

My dive buddy thinks she may have seen people with straps around their boots to (we presume) lessen the boot volume.
Has anyone heard of this?
by carlk3
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 3060

Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

Greetings, I just got a DUI Yukon drysuit with boots attached. I love the convenience, but my feet feel much floatier. Is this expected? Should I just add more ankle weights? Details: Before: White Fusion Fit Drysuit, with separate boots. Current fins are Atomic split fins, which are considered ligh...
by carlk3
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3136
Views: 308630

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Monday, April 9, Edmonds UW -- 30+ ft'
by carlk3
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Re: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?

ORDiver wrote:The SiTech dry gloves can be put on any suit with latex wrist seals.


I may do this. Are people happy with the durability of attaching this way?
by carlk3
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Re: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?

Any advice on where in the Seattle/Bellevue to get a Bare Techdry (UW Sports don't list it, Silent World doesn't list products)? Can it be ordered with Sitech cuffs?
Thanks,Carl
by carlk3
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Re: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?

JT, The "Trilam Bare techdry" looks good (very similar to the DUI Yukon). How did you get the Sitech drygloves added? (what options did you get on the wrist and neck of the Bare on your original order?)
by carlk3
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?

I'm looking for a new drysuit, but can't find one with the features I'd like. I'd love advice. The features I (think I) want are: * One layer of trilaminate material (my current White/Aqua Lung Fusion Fit has two layers, which is annoying) * Attached boots (to save a step while dressing) * Rings lik...
by carlk3
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Little Keystone Feeder
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Little Keystone Feeder

Can you help identify what I saw today at Keystone Jetty. It's some find of shelled(?) critter feeding by pulling in feelers(?). Thanks!

Details: Slow motion (40%), all sound added.

- Carl
by carlk3
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Fix green with Lightroom?
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Fix green with Lightroom?

why wasn't your strobe working User error. I wanted the simplest settings and had it set to "Auto" instead of "P[rogram]". In "P" you can say "Flash On". In "Auto", even with the flash up, the camera decides for itself whether to fire it. I've previ...
by carlk3
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Fix green with Lightroom?
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Fix green with Lightroom?

Thanks for your suggestions. With just Lightroom's Auto WB and Auto tone, it still ends up green: IMG_4605 - Copy (2).jpg justlightroom.jpg But with Photoshop's Auto Color, it looks better: fixup2.jpg autocolor.jpg I don't see any thing like Auto Color inside Lightroom, so I think Photoshop is the b...
by carlk3
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Fix green with Lightroom?
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Fix green with Lightroom?

Greetings, In Photoshop I can vastly improve the green of pictures like this with just a few clicks of the "auto" features. (I think it's basically noticing that the histogram of each color is shifted and just rescales them to overlap.) Does Lightroom offer the same feature, or is one just...
by carlk3
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Light feet
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Re: Light feet

I have Atomic Split fins and am currently wearing 2x2lbs of ankle weights. For most of the dive, everything seems fine, but at the end of the dive my feet seem light.
by carlk3
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Light feet
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Light feet

If you had to guess, what would you think is a more likely cause of light feet at the end of a dive: ⋅  Lighter HP100 Steel tank ⋅  Didn't get all air out of feet of drysuit For the first, I might try moving 2 more lbs of weight to my feet. For the second, I'd try to get more air...
by carlk3
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Water Temperatures in Puget Sound past 17 months
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: Water Temperatures in Puget Sound past 17 months

Here are my temps via a Cobra dive computer (you can tell it's native Celesius). This is various Puget Sound locations, but over half at Edmonds. Everything is an average.

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- Carl
by carlk3
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Raw sewage pumping into the sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Raw sewage pumping into the sound

We dove at Edmonds yesterday (Sunday) and had no problem. Many people were diving the afternoon slack.

This updated report from Saturday shows the numbers down, even close to the plant: http://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/depts ... ashx?la=en
by carlk3
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Raw sewage pumping into the sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Raw sewage pumping into the sound

Here is a map of beach closures. Not sure how up-to-date: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatla ... osure.aspx
by carlk3
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Raw sewage pumping into the sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Raw sewage pumping into the sound

Here is updated info from the plant: http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp/wt ... ponse.aspx
(If anyone hears warning for Edmonds this weekend, please let me know.)
by carlk3
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Coverting regulator back to Yoke before a trip
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: Coverting regulator back to Yoke before a trip

Thanks that the great discussion of the issues! We bought adapters.