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by mancub
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: NORTHER DIVER DRY GLOVES
Replies: 30
Views: 907

I use the Northern Diver dry glove ring system and have not had any problems with them. I'll admit though, they are a little pricey at underwater sports...fortunately for me I was in London over the summer and got em for 60 quid. Roughly 120 bucks. I can't compare with the diving concepts (never use...
by mancub
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: used Aqualung US Divers Rocket Fins for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 265

used Aqualung US Divers Rocket Fins for sale

I have one used pair of the US Divers (Aqualung) Rocket fins for sale. They have the clasps/buckles but no heel straps. It appears the buckles can be easily removed/replaced. Also, there is a grommet in the tip of one of the fins. They say fits all sizes, but I would say they equal size L of the Scu...
by mancub
Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Oceanic Data Mask $1300 (almost brand new)
Replies: 3
Views: 512

The owner's wife found out how much it costed so it has to sell fast! Funniest thing I have heard all day. Btw, how did he like the mask, and anyone else who has had experience diving it, does it live up to the sweet idea of having a completely integrated computer/mask? It seems a little bulky and ...
by mancub
Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Underwater Video
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Calvin,
You wouldn't be looking to get rid of your Casio point and shoot rig anytime soon now? With all the HD video to be shot, wouldn't want to deprive it of good use... (looking for an emoticon depicting slight bits of sarcasm) had to ask though.
by mancub
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tanks-steel vs. stainless?
Replies: 35
Views: 1529

Scott I am sort of a newb as well...but the main reasons I'd choose between LP and HP steel tanks are the weight and size (affecting trim), and the fact that my first stage has a yoke valve. I'll most likely get a DIN valve setup eventually, and dive high pressure tanks, but maybe not for a while, w...
by mancub
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tank sizes, suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Cool, I've been wanting to look into HP tanks. However, I have a yoke valve setup...would I have to switch to DIN? And do you mean 120s? or 102? Funny, I just emailed back and forth with my instructor, prolly taking rescue in September. Thanks again for more info, if I don't respond for a while, it'...
by mancub
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tank sizes, suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 573

thanks for the speedy replies. I am actually overseas...so my logbook and laptop that have my dives downloaded to it are not near me...or I would attempt to give better dive profiles and SAC rate. I have already PMed back and forth with grateful diver a bit, and am planning on a gas management semin...
by mancub
Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tank sizes, suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Tank sizes, suggestions?

Forgive me if this is redundant, I am trying to catch up on reading posts here, but didn't want to dig too deep into the past. I suppose redundancy is great for divers...heh I am a new diver (sub 100 logged) and currently dive a single steel 80. My dive buddy does the same, in fact we have very simi...
by mancub
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuits....
Replies: 27
Views: 1250

For what it's worth, I dive an Apollo drysuit and love it every time. It too, is a very basic suit, comes in any color you want as long as it's black. Latex seals, 4 mil neoprene - which I haven't had any problems taking too long to dry. It also has foot valves, which were nice to start/getting used...
by mancub
Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Pleased to meet you all, and be distracted from school work
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I am at a summer school program overseas, which has been wonderful, but I haven't been able to dive for almost a month and a half!! I am anxious to get back in the water, and looking forward to meeting some more divers.
by mancub
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Cove 2 Tonight - 3 Octos!
Replies: 8
Views: 618

sweet pictures. Exactly why cove 2 is always a good dive. I still have only seen juveniles at cove 2 though. stubby squid and opaque squid always seem to be around. And of course the large shrimp.
by mancub
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive Insurance & PADI
Replies: 12
Views: 1205

thanks for the solid advice on the DAN preferred plan. Definitely not going to waste any time on that.
by mancub
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving volunteer opportunities?
Replies: 38
Views: 7286

Anyone ever volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium? I know I know, why dive in a 400,000 gallon tank, feeding fish and talking to visitors via a wireless headset underwater, when we have the Puget Sound... Don't they have a six gill research facility under the pier? Just interested in your thoughts. Prol...
by mancub
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive Insurance & PADI
Replies: 12
Views: 1205

Hmm, I didn't know about vacencia & buckley. In fact, I was just looking into coverage for divers. My instructor is apart of the DAN. I suppose it is a good idea to get covered, at least for a recompression chamber trip/ambulance or chopper. Thoughts on DAN, and what about dive travel? Being in ...
by mancub
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Cove 2 7/31/07 Sixgill sighting *Now with Video!*
Replies: 13
Views: 1611

fantastic!
I can't wait to get home, and get to cove 2 for some night dives. All this talk of six gills, frick who isn't excited? I'd be down there every night! Although, I'm really just hoping it doesn't take me 2000 dives...

Thanks for the video clip.
by mancub
Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Undies
Replies: 16
Views: 760

I dive an apollo drysuit...4 mil neoprene. Fairly new diver, and have put money toward other gear, rather than an undersuit. And yep, I have done the typical, rei fleece pants/top, with maybe a capilene or two. Upgrading to an undersuit has always been the plan, just a matter of when. I get a bit co...
by mancub
Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Pleased to meet you all, and be distracted from school work
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Pleased to meet you all, and be distracted from school work

Greetings NW Divers, My name is Jacob, and I have been diving for a year and some change. My allegiance has been with UWS from the get go, I suppose that is a good thing round here... Right, I love diving and have trained through the advanced open water course. I go to university, and have lived in ...