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by BillZ
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: why do dive shops do this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1805

Re: why do dive shops do this?

So what is the going rate to prep a tank for nitrox? Cindy and I are currently diving air but were looking to switch over and dive nitox. The original plan was that we would our 6 tanks dropped off at the shop we frequent before we leave for Costa Rica. That was until we got the quote from the shop:...
by BillZ
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 309046

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Hey NWbrewer! I assume you were the diver with the pickup parked facing the Silver Cloud. The guy with the spool was my buddy Rob. I was the slightly heftier guy. He knotted it up but probably needs to replace the line. It was strange that it broke since it was only the 4th time he's used it. Next t...
by BillZ
Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 309046

Re: Viz Reports Thread

We were also at the Muk last night and as NWBREWER said, the vis was in the 20'ft range. Great dive until the end when we were almost creamed by some yahoo's in a fishing boat who wanted to check out what the big orange marker was that suddenly appeared out of nowhere. :dontknow:
by BillZ
Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Big Buddy/Club Dive - Redondo, August 16th!
Replies: 174
Views: 9976

Re: Big Buddy/Club Dive - Redondo, August 16th!

Cindy and I had a great time! It's cool to see all the faces and personalities behind the posts. Other than a couple of silt-outs, some bad communication on my part and a low air situation with my hoover girlfriend our night dive went off without a hitch. After his 12 dives today I think we finally ...
by BillZ
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Viz Reports Wanted
Replies: 133
Views: 6210

Re: Viz Reports Wanted

We dove the Mukilteo Oil Dock last night for a crab run. Vis was 20 - 25 ft once we got away from the snot that was built up close to shore. This was our first time diving the oil docks. I have never seen so many crabs and ratfish in one place. The crab hunt was almost spooky and reminded me of a sc...
by BillZ
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: NWUE Buddy dive 8/12 -- Edmonds
Replies: 35
Views: 1668

Re: NWUE Buddy dive 8/12 -- Edmonds

Thanks Lynn and Peter for diving with Cindy and me. It was great to get out and use some of the skills that we've been learning at the Greatful Diver School of Advanced Open Water and put faces and names to the board handles. We look forward to the next dive and hope to see some of you Saturday at R...
by BillZ
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Big Buddy/Club Dive - Redondo, August 16th!
Replies: 174
Views: 9976

Re: Big Buddy/Club Dive - Redondo, August 16th!

Cindy and I will be there!
We have a 10 X 10 canopy we'll bring along as well as some folding chairs. If it isn't already taken, we'll sign up to bring a cooler full of water and assorted beverages.

We look forward to meeting everybody and having a great time! :partyman:
by BillZ
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Viz Reports Wanted
Replies: 133
Views: 6210

Re: Viz Reports Wanted

We dove Sund Rock on the 4th of July. The silt was definately a problem if you didn't stay off the bottom. We dove the north wall on our first dive. We were the first divers on the site that day so we had a great dive and managed to get through it without kicking up too much silt. The second dive we...
by BillZ
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Finished AOW!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3360

Re: Finished AOW!!

Congrats Loretta!
It was a pleasure meeting you this weekend. Drop Cindy or me a note the next time you are in town so we can get some dives in. If "Casa Bob" is booked for the weekend we have a spare bedroom and can put you up.

Bill
by BillZ
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Weekend of the 25th through 27th @ Keystone
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Weekend of the 25th through 27th @ Keystone

Hi TCWestby, My girlfriend and I will be camping at Ebey Friday night and diving Keystone on Saturday. This is our first dive at Keystone and we're noobies so no night dive for us. If your looking for some folks to dive with during the daytime shoot me a PM. PS. If you see us out there drop by and s...
by BillZ
Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Greetings From A New Diver
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Greetings From A New Diver

Welcom Bill! Let me know if you are available any time on Tuesday's and I'll add you to a planned dive or we can plan one together. I enjoy taking divers to Three Tree N. and showing them around...Always a good dive, Day or night! Keith Thanks for the invite Kieth, I can usually scoot out of work a...
by BillZ
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Greetings From A New Diver
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Greetings From A New Diver

Thanks Sounder. My interests in diving have been evolving since I decided to get recertified with my girlfriend in preparation for a trip we're taking next month. Going through class and my dives reminded me why I loved the sport 15 years ago. My goals are to progress my skills to the point where I ...
by BillZ
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Greetings From A New Diver
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Greetings From A New Diver

Hello to all in the PNW dive community. I'm just getting back into diving after a 15 year hiatus and am having a great time exploring the chilly waters here in the PNW. For the last month I have been working on getting recertified, learning about all that has changed in the last several years and tr...