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by MariaT
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Early Sunday Dive....HOT HOT NOT?
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Early Sunday Dive....HOT HOT NOT?

How early do you think you would go? I and my husband have been thinking of diving somewhere on Sunday (EUP at dawn but well, viz can be ugly there so maybe not) Thing is that we need to get a babysitter so can't do it at the very early hours...
by MariaT
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Club Dive Cove 2 07-22-18
Replies: 16
Views: 1521

Re: Club Dive Cove 2 07-22-18

Oh my! That was so much fun to meet everyone and dive together :) You guys are an amazing group!
by MariaT
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 298351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

7/21 - Redondo. Pretty good viz like 20-30ft(?), somewhat varied with depth and time, looked better below 40ft. We did 2 dives around 12:30pm and 3pm.
by MariaT
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!
Replies: 35
Views: 8667

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! SUNDAY July 22!

I would like to come! Some family stuff may get in a way so it's a 90% chance now. "Little buddy" because I have never been to that site. Also I would like to talk to somebody who dives a wing and plate setup - not that I am buying a new gear tomorrow, just very curious! I don't see any be...
by MariaT
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1533

Re: Anyone going diving 7/15?

Yay for good dive! Thank you a lot for writing here, so much wanted to know how it turned out. I'll surely try to check it out this summer.
by MariaT
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1533

Re: Anyone going diving 7/15?

I don't know if they did. I decided to not go (in this thread actually) because my diving skills are no match to these conditions. As I found no other potential buddies I finished stripping the effing deck instead :)
by MariaT
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock 7/13
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Sund Rock 7/13

Sunflower sea star is gorgeous! We saw 3 at the Sund Rock a few weeks ago too.
by MariaT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1533

Re: Anyone going diving 7/15?

Is this the tide chart for Narrows? https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions.html?id=9446486&units=standard&bdate=20180715&edate=20180715&timezone=LST/LDT&clock=12hour&datum=MLLW&interval=hilo&action=dailychart I am a morning person and love the idea of g...
by MariaT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1533

Re: Anyone going diving 7/15?

And that is a big exchange. So the current will be greater between slacks... ...the water will only be thigh deep for a good distance... Ugh. Your are right, it is -3 ft low according to Narrows chart, imagine that walk in 80F, rocks, gear and drysuit. Sunday timing is all backwards, next high tide...
by MariaT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1533

Re: Anyone going diving 7/15?

Then let's do the Saltwater state park! Sometime before noon?
by MariaT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1533

Re: Anyone going diving 7/15?

Thank you! I would like to try either, with slight preference for the Saltwater State Park because it is an artificial reef structure. The tides on that day are not great, large difference and low tide right in the middle of the day. Is Saltwater doable on a low tide? Or maybe give EUP another try?
by MariaT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Anyone going diving 7/15?
Replies: 15
Views: 1533

Anyone going diving 7/15?

I had to cancel my last weekend plans to dive at T-dock with the shop and did semi-emergency deck stripping chores instead. Of course now I really feel like diving! So, if you are diving on 7/15 within 1-2 hours driving from the Eastside at some site which is not too deep or challenging can I join? ...
by MariaT
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Best dive tattoo shop in Seattle or Portland
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: Best dive tattoo shop in Seattle or Portland

If you want to wait a little there will be this event in August: http://www.seattletattooexpo.com/ . There should be a lot of artists with their portfolios showing their skills and vision, you can talk to most of them right there at the expo too and see if you "click".
by MariaT
Sun May 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 298351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sund Rock 5/12 - white snotty stuff everywhere, vis differs and somewhat better beliw 40 ft but like 5 ft above... Oh well, stiil good!
by MariaT
Mon May 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 298351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

T-dock 5/7, 5-10 feet.
Didn't need to hold hands with my buddy = good viz :)
by MariaT
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Swimmer's ear remedy
Replies: 18
Views: 2114

Re: Swimmer's ear remedy

"Ear beer" :) I did not grow up in US but on the other side of the globe, it is funny that we used the same recipe! I am going to add ear plugs as one more layer of defence now.
by MariaT
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Swimmer's ear remedy
Replies: 18
Views: 2114

Swimmer's ear remedy

Sharing something that came up in the conversation yesterday, prevention of an external ear infection aka "swimmer's ear". My swimming teacher taught us that when I was in high school, that is like, 30 years ago(??) I have been using it often, of course YMMV, and ask your doctor first, etc...
by MariaT
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scuba mask for a narrow face + large nose combo?
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Scuba mask for a narrow face + large nose combo?

So... I have these facial features I did 20+ dives in some mask that fit me fine and maybe leaked once. However, last month I began to work out and lost 9 lbs of 'bioprene'. That's great, except my yesterday dive went sour! The mask leaked at the bottom where I think I had some cheek padding before....
by MariaT
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Diving Sat 4/28th morning?
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Diving Sat 4/28th morning?

Sure! Edmonds will work perfectly! I will PM you later today after work.
by MariaT
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Diving Sat 4/28th morning?
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Diving Sat 4/28th morning?

I posted this https://nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=27085 in the "Find a Buddy" but now think it should rather go here into a dive planning section, not sure if I can move it though. Basically, I asked if anybody would like to do an easy morning dive somewhere not far from Seattl...
by MariaT
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Looking for a dive buddy Sat 4/28 morning, "Seattle-ish" area
Replies: 0
Views: 576

Looking for a dive buddy Sat 4/28 morning, "Seattle-ish" area

Hi! I have been out of the ocean for a month and would really like to get out there before another urgent obstacle comes up. Would somebody like to go to some dive site within 1-1.5 drive from Seattle (minding Saturday traffic, of course ) in the morning? I will need to start driving back at ~12:30p...
by MariaT
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, May 5th at Redondo!
Replies: 33
Views: 3896

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! Saturday, May 5th at Redondo!

I would like to come but I will be looking for a buddy - our usual baby sitter will not be around that day.
by MariaT
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Redondo: where did all marine life go?
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: Redondo: where did all marine life go?

Eel grass is not kelp, it's a grass so it should be there year around.. it's important for the ecosystem so it's a sad sight to see it missing from so many dive sites. I thought you were referring to the green kelp we often see deeper. Eel grass in the shallow area looked alive but miserable as opp...
by MariaT
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Redondo: where did all marine life go?
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: Redondo: where did all marine life go?

You said you dismayed at "no green". That's normal, the kelp dies off this part of year. Oh. I hoped that only eel grass dies off! "Green" always harbors some creatures, lack of it could be contributing too. Well, at least visibility was pretty good, and I tested my drysuit afte...
by MariaT
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Redondo: where did all marine life go?
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: Redondo: where did all marine life go?

Wow, this is exactly what I was wondering about! I also remember Redondo being quite different last October-November - everywhere I looked there was some creature large or small crawling, swimming or just sitting there! Things is, I am really into observing wildlife underwater (read: stare at fishes...