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by mancub
Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: To the Vandal(s) at Mukilteo:
Replies: 43
Views: 2953

To the Vandal(s) at Mukilteo:

This is great that the overall response to this situation is forming constructive ideas. Whether people agree or disagree on said man-made items being placed underwater, it is evident that this dive site will be utilized for years to come. Now seems to be a great time to assess the situation, and if...
by mancub
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: h20doc's next project?
Replies: 6
Views: 402

h20doc's next project?

The image is of a dive light using an aspheric lens, I believe. It is another type of lens that your led shines through, creating a nice solid beam with no spill. However, it also makes the hot spot the exact shape of the led emitter itself. In this case a square. I have been playing around with the...
by mancub
Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Launch of New Site
Replies: 20
Views: 782

Re: Launch of New Site

Very nice, that is the kind of site I enjoy telling someone, "hey, you should check out this quick read, or such and such an article." The site navigates well.

Jacob
by mancub
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Let's play a stupid SCUBA word game
Replies: 355
Views: 7740

Re: Let's play a stupid SCUBA word game

reel
by mancub
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Remedial external strobe questions
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Remedial external strobe questions

Is there any reason NOT to cover up the internal strobe? Is its output critical to TTL calculations, or is the fiberoptic cable between the camera and the strobe all that is needed? I am not the expert on this site by any means, but here's what I do. For my camera, I tape a piece of slide film over...
by mancub
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: GB Church wreck
Replies: 10
Views: 1481

GB Church wreck

I enjoyed diving the GB Church as much or even more than the Saskatchewan merely because I got to spend more time on it. I am not a tech diver and the max depth is significantly less. Also, it happened to be windy so the boat ride was much more enjoyable, as it sits in a protected area. Big octo und...
by mancub
Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sat 10/14 Sund Rock & Octopus Hole
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Sat 10/14 Sund Rock & Octopus Hole

Excited from all of the great trip reports earlier this week at Sund Rock, 3 buddies and myself decided to go to Hood Canal Saturday, August 14th. No one in our group had dove there before! Finally I think I have dove all of the "must do" dives in the greater Puget Sound area. It was a bea...
by mancub
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 8/12/10, Thursday...Sund Rock?
Replies: 22
Views: 626

8/12/10, Thursday...Sund Rock?

Tom

Thanks for the dive site info! That definitely helps supplement the other info I have browsed around for.

Happy diving to you
Jacob
by mancub
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 8/12/10, Thursday...Sund Rock?
Replies: 22
Views: 626

8/12/10, Thursday...Sund Rock?

Tom you say there are multiple profiles, I'm going to Sund on Saturday for the first time with a few buddies. I was planning to do North wall, Wreck, then South wall. Three separate dives, is this generally the best way to split it up? Thanks! I am really excited for a new site, muk and cove 2 have ...
by mancub
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: A week of diving in The Monterey kelp forest
Replies: 9
Views: 597

A week of diving in The Monterey kelp forest

Cool video!

I'd love to see the salmon spawning you want to film.

Jacob
by mancub
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: O'Neill wetsuits
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: O'Neill wetsuits

I somehow knew replacing my Henderson was going to be tricky. Funny thing, because I replaced my O'neill with a Henderson... O'neill have always held up well for me. At first I wasn't so sure about the Henderson suit I got, however after 20-30 dives it is pretty sweet and waaarm. Still, not the sam...
by mancub
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: O'Neill wetsuits
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: O'Neill wetsuits

Last I heard O'neill stopped manufacturing their dive line. I was very upset! My favorite tropical suits were always O'neill and I had to change brands this last year when it was time for a replacement. FWIW UWS used to carry them and has some relics around back (at least a few men's sizes at the Se...
by mancub
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Scooter Crack
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Scooter Crack

Face in the prop wash looks awesome!

I have only dove a sierra and cuda once each, during the day. Is it true that the bioluminescence looks awesome spinning off the prop wash at night?
by mancub
Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A bit of a gripe
Replies: 36
Views: 1503

Re: A bit of a gripe

I did not realize two people bought the place out. I too, showed up after work and was unable to buy "my" tank (HP100). Sort of annoying to wait another week or two, but I do realize they have limited storage space. The place was overflowing as it was. I like your idea of limiting the numb...
by mancub
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Lake Crescent
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: Lake Crescent

Thanks!
by mancub
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Lake Crescent
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Lake Crescent

Planning to spend a night near Lake Crescent and do some diving. Any campsites that you have enjoyed? Most likely will have a handful of tents and one smaller RV as a base of operations. Any recommendations would be awesome. I have the list of park campgrounds, but it is always hard to know exactly ...
by mancub
Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Halcyon dive light comparison
Replies: 26
Views: 889

Re: Halcyon dive light comparison

Ooooh

When possible future tests including lights other than Halcyon take place, I'd love to see dive rite's and other company's LED can lights up against the halcyon. Not to mention our NW Dive Club member's home made torches.

Thanks for the video
Jacob
by mancub
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Tuesday, June 8th DIW
Replies: 22
Views: 1138

Re: Tuesday, June 8th DIW

cardiver wrote:I think that we're already past what the wall can handle at one time, let alone the parking.


Ron thanks for the answer this is exactly the info I am looking for. No worries I will catch the wall on another day.

Cheers
Jacob
by mancub
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Tuesday, June 8th DIW
Replies: 22
Views: 1138

Re: Tuesday, June 8th DIW

Anyone want to carpool from Seattle/ are we reaching site capacity? I just don't want to drive down and have mr angry with a cove 2 sized parking lot out front. I suppose if I can carpool I will show otherwise maybe I'll hold off til next time. I have a truck, but have never been to the site, are my...
by mancub
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Tuesday, June 8th DIW
Replies: 22
Views: 1138

Re: Tuesday, June 8th DIW

Room enough for an eighth diver? I realize the parking is likely limited. But space aside I'd love to come even if I have to cruise in the back of a buddy team.

Day Island still needs to come together for me!

Jacob

ps I won't kill you and am pretty good on air.
by mancub
Sat May 22, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Batteries for strobes
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Batteries for strobes

The ones I use are very similar to dusty's suggestion. I use Sanyo eneloops for my strobes. They are also a lower milla amp hour rating which hasn't affected my strobes noticeably. The reason I like them is they will keep 80% charged for an extended time. Also, having the lower 2100-2300 rating they...
by mancub
Tue May 11, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Silica / Dessicant Pacs?
Replies: 21
Views: 469

Re: Silica / Dessicant Pacs?

I use moisture munchers. They are little cylinders that start purple/blue and turn red/pink when "used up" or full of moisture. I get mine from UWS... I am sure most dive shops would have some sort of similar thing.
by mancub
Mon May 03, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: The AED has been installed at Cove 2!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3049

Re: The AED has been installed at Cove 2!!

Great news, thanks to all who made this happen. One hypothetical, say a group of divers is going for a dive after Alki Fish hours of operation and the need arises... Just a thought I had, and I do think it was a very wise decision to place the unit in a secure location. The possibility of theft is n...
by mancub
Sun May 02, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Canon Power Shot A570 worth repairing?
Replies: 18
Views: 808

Re: Canon Power Shot A570 worth repairing?

there's probably a number of A570 cameras around (craigs list) that are being discarded by owners looking to move up. That might be an option too, even if you do get yours repaired its nice to have a backup. Agreed, my first housed camera and the one I currently use is the A570. I purchased the fir...
by mancub
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: holy cow 500$ edge canister light 1200 lumens????
Replies: 107
Views: 3741

Re: holy cow 500$ edge canister light 1200 lumens????

I believe that is the light a buddy of mine just purchased. It is indeed quite bright. I like how the canister is about half-sized. I noticed that the beam was much more focused than my UK Aquasun. Granted, my light isn't designed to be a headlight/laser beam like the sweet HID can-lights. My buddy ...