Search found 229 matches

by FlyinV
Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Getting drysuit experience advice
Replies: 20
Views: 2363

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: 53370

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: 1654

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: 1705

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: 2229

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: 704

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: 3339

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: 3339

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: 692

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: 2373

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: 423

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: 6079

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: 7406

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: 7406

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: 1522

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: 1092

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: 2261

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: 1195

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: 909

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: 1007

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: 1045

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: 6778

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.
by FlyinV
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: TITLOW & MAURY PILLING REMOVAL?!?!?!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1497

Re: TITLOW & MAURY PILLING REMOVAL?!?!?!!!!

+1 on everything you said about Saltwater and more reefs like this.
Heck I would even open my wallet or try to organize some fund raisers at our local dive club to have them do more reefs like this.
by FlyinV
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Mikes Beach
Replies: 12
Views: 1290

Re: Mikes Beach

I have stayed at Mikes a number of times, for classes and just for fun diving. Never had a problem. The waterfront cabins are certainly the best accommodations. You can't beat the ease of night diving there and I have run into a very wide range of critters. Pretty much everything except wolf-eels He...
by FlyinV
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 290749

Re: Viz Reports Thread

9/15/2012

Maury Island Barges and Saltwater State Park -- Via Bandito Charters
Easy 30+ foot viz - Large whale snot - lots of fish.

We could see the whole trawler from the first piling at Maury and had an excellent view of the barge remains.