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by Grateful Diver
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Vashon island WSA dive site
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Vashon island WSA dive site

Dalco Wall ?

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
by Grateful Diver
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! July 16 @ Sund Rock
Replies: 68
Views: 8032

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! July 16 @ Sund Rock

Totally down with Sund Rock ... it's worth the money.

There are no pre-bought passes ... everyone needs to stop at Hoodsport-n-Dive and sign the roster.

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
by Grateful Diver
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: what the heck is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 2246

Re: what the heck is this?

There was another article about them yesterday ... seems to be showing up quite a lot lately ...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.4164883

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
by Grateful Diver
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry glove system with O rings
Replies: 15
Views: 3604

Re: Dry glove system with O rings

For small hands, I think a great option is the Viking bayonet style system. Easy to install, less expensive than a lot of others, and very reliable. But they're smaller diameter than some other systems, which makes them a better choice for women or guys with slim hands.

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
by Grateful Diver
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: what the heck is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 2246

Re: what the heck is this?



That's it!

Thanks ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
by Grateful Diver
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! July 16 @ Sund Rock
Replies: 68
Views: 8032

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! July 16 @ Sund Rock

I will be there, and bringing a "little buddy" along with me ... my girlfriend's son starts his OW class this upcoming week-end. I think it'd be a great way to introduce him to Sund Rock ... and a gaggle of really cool people ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
by Grateful Diver
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Browning Pass Hideaway
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: Browning Pass Hideaway

I'll be heading to the Hideaway in September ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
by Grateful Diver
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: what the heck is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 2246

what the heck is this?

One of my co-workers was catching these off his fishing boat out in the Straits. He asked me what they are. Durned if I know ... do you? http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m257/NWGratefulDiver/sheep%202112.jpg http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m257/NWGratefulDiver/sheep%202111.jpg ... Bob (Grateful...
by Grateful Diver
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba is "too expensive" Huh?
Replies: 21
Views: 4007

Re: Scuba is "too expensive" Huh?

I just spent $25K for a new car ... which is still worth less than all my scuba toys. Which is why the car sits in the driveway while the garage is for my scuba gear ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
by Grateful Diver
Tue May 23, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Some pics from my recent trip to Barkley Sound
Replies: 25
Views: 3248

Re: Some pics from my recent trip to Barkley Sound

Thank each of you who posted. I miss diving horribly, and your pictures are a treat. In my trips to Barkley Sound, I was driven by two attractions: shipwrecks and six-gills. I was shut out on six-gills, but I remember the wrecks of the car carrier Vanlene and an old steamship, the HMCS Thiepvel. Th...
by Grateful Diver
Fri May 05, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: I promised my wife a camera
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: I promised my wife a camera

Optical Ocean has the Oly camera with housing on sale right now for $299 ...

https://www.opticaloceansales.com/olymp ... undle.html

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
by Grateful Diver
Fri May 05, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: I promised my wife a camera
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: I promised my wife a camera

I have a camera for sale. Might be a bit more than you're looking for, but I'm offering it at a good price. It's a Sony Alpha NEX-7, with a generic housing. Comes with a dome port adapter for wide-angle photography, a spare battery and charger, and extra o-ring for the housing. I used it once, for a...
by Grateful Diver
Thu May 04, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hi! Looking for pics...
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Hi! Looking for pics...

Jess, right now Megan's looking specifically for pictures of Maury Island barges. I suggested that she ask here, since it's been several years since I've dived that site.

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
by Grateful Diver
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive Operators, Channel Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

Re: Dive Operators, Channel Islands

The Peace is a great dive op out of Ventura. We used to go diving with them every year for a while, and had a fantastic time ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
by Grateful Diver
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Some pics from my recent trip to Barkley Sound
Replies: 25
Views: 3248

Some pics from my recent trip to Barkley Sound

Was at Barkley Sound with a few of our fellow NWDCers this past week-end. Figured I'd share some photos, both topside and below ... Puppy love ... https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18076642_750495971797430_3113633783485540474_o.jpg?oh=0e1edb2b21d80fed526fc57c1fffd37d&oe=5987F41B King of th...
by Grateful Diver
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: What is you favorite recreational tank size
Replies: 12
Views: 2347

Re: What is you favorite recreational tank size

I don't really have a favorite size, it depends on the circumstances of the dive. I own HP130's, HP119's, LP95's, and HP100's. Overall I prefer the 100's, as they're relatively small and lightweight. However, they're often not enough gas unless I'm diving sidemount ... in which case I'm carrying two...
by Grateful Diver
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: brightness of handheld light for the sound
Replies: 41
Views: 5391

Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

I'm looking at handheld a light for searching some tight spots for octopus and other entertaining life in the sound. What lights are you using and opinions on power? Brighter the better bro. Never heard anyone come out of the water yet complaining their light was just too darn bright...lol Bright t...
by Grateful Diver
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone turned into SundRock
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: Keystone turned into SundRock

Dori and I decided to stay inland and drive to Yakima to see if we could get away from the rainy weather. We wanted to go hiking at Cowiche Canyon. Unfortunately we picked one of the five or six days a year it actually rains over there. It was gray, but dry when we got there ... but 20 minutes or so...
by Grateful Diver
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: brightness of handheld light for the sound
Replies: 41
Views: 5391

Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Dusty lights are a great investment for the recreational diver ... but they're really not designed for tech diving. Nor has Dusty ever suggested that they are. They're less expensive than tech diving can lights for a reason. Right tool for the right job ... there's more to consider than just brightn...
by Grateful Diver
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: brightness of handheld light for the sound
Replies: 41
Views: 5391

Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

To make the point succinctly ... fish broilers are fine as long as everyone on the team has one. Mismatching lights ... with one buddy's light being much brighter than the other's ... isn't a good idea if you are interested in using lights for signaling and for passively keeping track of your dive b...
by Grateful Diver
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: brightness of handheld light for the sound
Replies: 41
Views: 5391

Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

... and the point I'm making is that when one diver has a much brighter light than his dive buddy, the buddy's light is useless for signaling ... you won't even be able to see it over the cone of your much brighter beam. It has nothing whatsoever to do with shining in your eyes ... even if used prop...
by Grateful Diver
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: brightness of handheld light for the sound
Replies: 41
Views: 5391

Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Light management has nothing to do with the brightness of the light ... it has everything to do with discipline, and with considering the resources of the team ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
by Grateful Diver
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: brightness of handheld light for the sound
Replies: 41
Views: 5391

Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Dusty light for the price is tough to beat, but not nearly as good as my Light Monkey 35w HID. ... but if all you want to do is look at stuff you don't need a light powerful enough to boil water. I once had a DM with one of those ... I wouldn't let him use it during class dives, because it was too ...
by Grateful Diver
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: brightness of handheld light for the sound
Replies: 41
Views: 5391

Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

I currently own three handhelds which I use for backup lights, but that are plenty bright for overall general use ... m - uses three C-cell batteries. Benefit is that on typical rechargeables you've got plenty of power for two or even three dives (depending on battery choice). Drawback is that it's ...
by Grateful Diver
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Sea Lion
Replies: 20
Views: 2957

Re: Alki Sea Lion

I don't see the issue here ... they're just big playful puppies ...

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... Bob (Grateful Diver)