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by LCF
Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Diver Loses mind during Surface Interval!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2085

I periodically contemplate diving solo, when I can't find anybody who will go with me.

But to dive solo, I need redundancy, which means my doubles.

And I fall down in them a lot, and can't get up without help, which means a buddy.

Catch-22.

Hope you found somebody to dive with, Pez!
by LCF
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501266

I've often wondered about how you dive Keystone so often. I've been told to avoid the site in any but very small tidal exchanges, but you seem to dive there all the time. Now I know the answer -- You don't mind being dust in the wind!
by LCF
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Split fins vs Traditional fins
Replies: 83
Views: 3440

At least for me, there was no question that split fins were easier on my legs. They are what I started out in, because Bud told me I wouldn't get leg cramps if I used them. And I didn't, but it turns out I don't get them in paddle fins, either . . . When I took Fundies, and tried to learn to frog ki...
by LCF
Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501266

Very cool picture of the nudi actually laying eggs! There seem to be a lot of clowns about this summer. Some of the ones we've seen at Cove 2 have been HUGE.
by LCF
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Mixed Bag
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Nothing like cooking and eating the crab you caught yourself, as I found out a couple of weeks ago. Sounds like a splendid day.
by LCF
Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anacapa Island Channel Islands, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Monterey's amazing because of the color. The hydrocoral really looks like something that ought to be in tropical water, instead of cold green stuff!
by LCF
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anacapa Island Channel Islands, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 601

I went through the pictures (there are some lovely ones there!) and it looks to me as though you dove on the side of the island which is open to fishing. When we were there, we dove both sides, and the contrast was actually painful. The side which is a preserve was incredibly rich with kelp, sponges...
by LCF
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anacapa Island Channel Islands, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Sorry you didn't have good conditions or charter for Anacapa. We spent five days in LA in May, and one of the three dives we did off Anacapa ranks in the top dives I've ever done anywhere. The density of life, vertebrate and invertebrate, was amazing. It was photo op central. Here's a report with a ...
by LCF
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501266

We had one of those swim through our Fundies class two years ago, and Laura didn't know what it was so she stopped filming us and filmed it instead! I subsequently got it identified. They're pretty cool to watch.
by LCF
Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive site Cameras?
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:32 pm Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Not only that LCF, they'll pull over on the side of the road, just before Cove 1, then when they see you coming, they'll pull into all the parking spots at the crab shack!...
by LCF
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive site Cameras?
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Well, in two years of diving here, I've been unable to dive due to water conditions a grand total of three times. We just don't have rough water here, like they do on true ocean shore sites. Now, crowded -- that's different. If I knew everybody and his brother was ALREADY at Three Tree, I might go e...
by LCF
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Titlow, Tuesday the 21st
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Another vote for Bob as a great dive buddy.

Love the gunnel pictures! It's always a treat to find those little guys.
by LCF
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Buddy Appreciation Week
Replies: 17
Views: 2979

but we just connect with some dive buddies don't we. This is so true. My favorite buddy unfortunately doesn't read this board. He and I hooked up after we both took Fundies. One of my classmates is one of his friends, and both of us were hassling Leigh about getting out and doing practice dives. Le...
by LCF
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Possession Point Waterfront Park
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Possession Point Waterfront Park

While I was on Whidbey last weekend, I drove down to this park to take a look at it. It's a little north of where the fingers are, where the charter boats go, but Lamont's bathymetry plot looks like it has kind of similar topography, with the depth falling off fast just offshore. I'm wondering if an...
by LCF
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: WOO HOO!!! Off to go dive the SWEEEET TIDES!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Hope you have the same great viz we had last night!
by LCF
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: TITLOW LAST NIGHT
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Yes, the ledges were great! I'd never been to that part of the site before -- We'd always just done the pilings and the girders on the sea floor around them. We were only six minutes into the dive last night when Bob found a HUGE octopus under a ledge, and only a few minutes later, the wolfie. About...
by LCF
Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Boats in Edmonds UWP
Replies: 16
Views: 2496

I really have to laugh when people complain about the surface swim at Edmonds. I spent five days in LA in May, and those people do surface swims. We dove a site at Laguna Beach where we surface swam for almost THIRTY MINUTES before we dropped; two days later, at Casino Point, my dive buddy said, &qu...
by LCF
Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Powder and Dry Suit Seals
Replies: 28
Views: 1417

Wow, Calvin, and I thought I had seal issues . . . I seem to get about 50 dives off a neck seal :-(
by LCF
Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: YAY! Dive shop in West Seattle again!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 4774

You know, strong personalities elicit strong responses. And we all have our favorite shops and people to deal with. And 5thD is not my primary dive shop, but I'm glad they are going to be on Alki, because Alki needs a dive shop. Think of the times you've forgotten something, or gotten to the dive si...
by LCF
Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Buddy Appreciation Week
Replies: 17
Views: 2979

Well, I'm one of the world's luckiest divers, because I have such a great group of dive buddies it was hard to decide who to talk about. But although I don't get to dive with him much any more, there's one person I just have to recognize. This is the person who found me on ScubaBoard and invited me ...
by LCF
Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Skills dive this week
Replies: 51
Views: 9530

I think Steve's hard to bribe, because Thalassamania took up a collection to get me through Rec Triox, and it didn't work . . . Doug's new relationship will last until he realizes that the woman in question has clearly disqualified herself from serious consideration by being willing to go out with h...
by LCF
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Skills dive this week
Replies: 51
Views: 9530

I'd love to, but I'm either doing the girl's doubles dive or a mentoring dive up North, depending. I'm pretty nervous about access to the coves with the freeway mess, too.
by LCF
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Do you know your Stars ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Sparky, it's good to hear that somebody else is fascinated with the starfish. I still haven't gotten tired of looking at the numbers of species we have, and the different places you find them. It isn't until you go dive somewhere like Hawaii or the Caribbean that you realize how incredibly rich the ...
by LCF
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: No Bubble Zone
Topic: Trip Report-Ambon Indonesia 07
Replies: 17
Views: 2661

Sounds like a wonderful adventure. Your descriptions of the food have my mouth watering . . . When we were in Indonesia, I tried to eat nothing but the Indonesian offerings on the menus. The food was wonderful! I'd like to do a trip like you describe, to a rather out-of-the-way place rather than a l...
by LCF
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Shore diving Lake Washington
Replies: 18
Views: 2781

Shore diving Lake Washington

Peter and I are talking about going out this afternoon to play with Al80's in Lake Washington. The only place I've dived in the lake was at Madison Park, but that's a long drive from us if we can access the water elsewhere. Has anybody ever shore dived Lake Washington from the North or East side?