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by FlyinV
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Eugene Dive Club upcoming dive
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Re: Eugene Dive Club upcoming dive

Thanks for the info!
I can't make it this weekend but I certainly want to meet up and dive with some people in the central/southern Oregon Coast!
by FlyinV
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Eugene Dive Club upcoming dive
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Re: Eugene Dive Club upcoming dive

Is the diving done inside the triangle?
What is the depth?
by FlyinV
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Titlow piling removal? Giant barnacles removed...
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: Titlow piling removal? Giant barnacles removed...

replaced with an artificial reef, at least that was the last info I heard. Metro Parks would know. Nice I didn't know that -- Hopefully that's still on track -- Given how the state is with disturbing the critters they shouldn't be allowed remove habitat and not replace it! We don't need to lose any...
by FlyinV
Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Getting drysuit experience advice
Replies: 20
Views: 2393

Re: Getting drysuit experience advice

I really like the idea of you taking a class and also playing in the pool with the gear. The tips you can pick up from an instructor or dive buddy that has done a lot of drysuit dives will make the whole experience of learning to dive a drysuit much easier/faster/safer. If your in the Vancouver area...
by FlyinV
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 274
Views: 57224

Re: Sea star die-off

When I dove Redondo this last Saturday (south bottle field area) I noticed a TON of little brittle stars. They must not be affected by disease and increasing in population. Another diver commented that is sure seemed like there was a massive increase in barnacles -- I wonder if sea stars ate those a...
by FlyinV
Mon May 12, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Jorsted Creek Access
Replies: 12
Views: 1689

Re: Jorsted Creek Access

Lame - I think I have a good 50 dives at Jorstad.
I wouldn't even be that upset if they charged me for beach access to dive there.

Can the Washington Scuba Alliance do anything in this regard to help show Hamma Hamma how to protect their oysters but allow divers to dive?
by FlyinV
Fri May 02, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Renting a portable compressor?
Replies: 17
Views: 1764

Re: Renting a portable compressor?

Bring a lot of tanks.
by FlyinV
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Fin/foot problem(s)
Replies: 26
Views: 2260

Re: Fin/foot problem(s)

We can't let you dry out :)
by FlyinV
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bonaire travel/hotel recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Bonaire travel/hotel recommendations

I agree with Georgia. Just got back from Den Laman a couple weeks ago. (3rd stay there) Another advantage with their package is you pick up and drop off your rental truck at the airport -- so you don't have to pack on the shuttle bus or taxi. I also give a big +1 on it being a smaller resort and its...
by FlyinV
Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Shops in the area that fill using a water bath
Replies: 35
Views: 3405

Re: Shops in the area that fill using a water bath

The Area = The Northwest
Just wondering since I read an article about filling in a water bath and that it wasn't a useful technique.
by FlyinV
Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Shops in the area that fill using a water bath
Replies: 35
Views: 3405

Shops in the area that fill using a water bath

Are there any shops in the area that still put tanks in a water bath when they fill them?
by FlyinV
Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Jorstad creek - an increasing issue.
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Jorstad creek - an increasing issue.

I hope its not divers as none of us would do this but I have noticed an increasing trend at Jorstad Creek in Hood Canal. People are duecing, taking a number 2, dropping the kids off in the pool, laying a roger, right in the trail to the overlook and now right in the middle of the parking area. We ha...
by FlyinV
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: FS, Brand new Oceanic pro plus 3
Replies: 23
Views: 2395

Re: FS, Brand new Oceanic pro plus 3

Hmmm my PP 2.1 has been left in the gear soak tank disconnected from the hose overnight a number of times over the last 5 years.
by FlyinV
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Oceanic wireless pressure transmitter
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Oceanic wireless pressure transmitter

$120 is a great price!

Wish I needed another one or had the extra money to pick it up from you.
I bet if you put it on Ebay it will go pretty fast.
by FlyinV
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Salish Explorer no longer a dive charter
Replies: 56
Views: 6144

Re: Salish Explorer no longer a dive charter

I was just out with Bill on the Slack Tide 2 - Non trailer boat out of Tacoma last weekend.

Blog Report:
http://nwdivers.me/blog/northwest-dive-charters/

Well worth the $80 I can't wait to go again.
by FlyinV
Mon May 27, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Northwest Dive and Travel Show Photo Contest Ringer
Replies: 60
Views: 7524

Re: Northwest Dive and Travel Show Photo Contest Ringer

In my opinion

By charging an entry fee they need to enforce their rules on the photo contest
by FlyinV
Sun May 19, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Northwest Dive and Travel Show Photo Contest Ringer
Replies: 60
Views: 7524

Re: Northwest Dive and Travel Show Photo Contest Ringer

This new adventure show seems to have a lot more scuba equipment people supporting it.
http://www.gearupexpo.com/

Might be interesting to see if they get a lot of interest from divers in the area and expand this market segment in future shows.
by FlyinV
Sun May 19, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: LDS won't sell o-rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1533

Re: LDS won't sell o-rings

An LDS forcing a customer to go purchase a very common part online or elsewhere.... interesting.

It is amazing what some dive shops do to drive away customers.
Its also amazing the number of really cool dive shops we have in the area.... Guess you always have the good and the bad.
by FlyinV
Wed May 15, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: theperfectdive.com
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

theperfectdive.com

Is the operator of theperfectdive.com around on these forums?
There is a tad bit of spam on the website and I hope you can clean it off sometime.
I really enjoy the site and hope it continues to be in operation and expands.
by FlyinV
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Pls read if you dive at cove 2
Replies: 30
Views: 2299

Re: Pls read if you dive at cove 2

Interesting and something to remember.
Does anyone have a story of taking a spill down the hill at Jorstad Creek or Octopus hole?
by FlyinV
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Perhaps the craziest question ever posed...
Replies: 19
Views: 1210

Re: Perhaps the craziest question ever posed...

I saw some divers once with a little trailer behind their bike with all the dive gear in it.
by FlyinV
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Octopus Hole this weekend
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Octopus Hole this weekend

Cool Pics!
I was over in Puget Sound this weekend and you choose wisely.
Our viz was not as nice.
by FlyinV
Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: FOUND: GoPro @ Edmonds Underwater Park 2.23.13
Replies: 15
Views: 1013

Re: FOUND: GoPro @ Edmonds Underwater Park 2.23.13

A guy from the blue element meetup group lost his saturday.
I will point him to you post.
by FlyinV
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Yelloweye at Sund Rock
Replies: 12
Views: 1056

Re: Yelloweye at Sund Rock

I hope we start to see juvenile yelloweyes on a regular basis.
The first (and only time) I have seen one in Hood Canal, it was so out of place with its tropical colors I was stoked!
by FlyinV
Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Outrageous Deal on Camera and Housing
Replies: 81
Views: 6868

Re: Outrageous Deal on Camera and Housing

I should sell my Sealife DC1400 with video light and wide angle fisheye lens and get this camera.