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by spatman
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: hello from portland
Replies: 22
Views: 4558

Tom Nic wrote:
Salt in the wounds goes with being a diver! \:D/ :salute:

Welcome spat! Come up and dive with us!

-Tom Nic


don't you worry, tom, i will! making plans now...
by spatman
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: hello from portland
Replies: 22
Views: 4558

BASSMAN wrote:Dont you wory, we will be sure to rub it in.


so it's like that, eh? add a little salt to the wound, why doncha? :evil4:
by spatman
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: hello from portland
Replies: 22
Views: 4558

i truly wish i could join you all at hood canal this year, but i'm just going to have to wait...

i look forward to the tall tales and cool pics.
by spatman
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: hello from portland
Replies: 22
Views: 4558

Welcome to our "Nut and Fruit Bowl". Do we need to have a sub group of Oregon divers? At $3.25 a gallon need to cut that trip cost down a bit. glad to be here in the fruit and nut bowl. does that refer to the produce or the people? or both? and yes, a carpooling oregon contingent would be...
by spatman
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: hello from portland
Replies: 22
Views: 4558

divernick wrote:Welcome from another Portlander. We'll have to get together for a dive one of these days.


sounds great. i'll be picking your brain about local diving soon enough.
by spatman
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: researching my first dive computer, would value your opinion
Replies: 31
Views: 2242

thanks for all of the great information so far. all of your opinions are valuable and the links to the resources are extremely helpful.
by spatman
Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: researching my first dive computer, would value your opinion
Replies: 31
Views: 2242

Calvin wrote:In the end, choose what seems to have the best interface, has the features you want - and most importantly - fits into your budget.



good advice. my head's starting to swim with all of the possibilities...
by spatman
Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: researching my first dive computer, would value your opinion
Replies: 31
Views: 2242

Calvin wrote:Another note about dive computers, and take this for what it's worth, there is a continuum of how conservative or liberal the deco algorithms are.


do you know of a site or page that lists the manufacturers and whether their algorithms are liberal or conservative? thanks.
by spatman
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Fish & Invert ID Books for the Red Sea
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

We will be diving with Aqua Sport... this is after internet research, not "personal" recommends. that's the outfit i went with as well. they were really great. mohammed was the name of the divemaster on our trip and he was very supportive and knowledgable. What did you like? dislike? we w...
by spatman
Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Fish & Invert ID Books for the Red Sea
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

i was in eilat last june and i loved it. (that was where i did my first discovery dived and got HOOKED - came home and got my cert as soon as i could). one of the divers on our boat had this book, which he was recommending to other divers: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Divers-Guide-Red-Reef-Fishes/...
by spatman
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Cove 2, Friday June 1st, Report & Pics
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

wow! those are fantastic pictures. i'm really looking forward to diving up there soon...

keep up the good work!
by spatman
Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: hello from portland
Replies: 22
Views: 4558

hello from portland

hello nwdiveclubbers! i'm a new diver here in portland, or. even though i grew up splashing around the new england coast, and then later in life the west coast, it took many many years to finally get my OW cert. now i'm kicking myself in the butt for not doing it sooner. i'm still getting my feet we...
by spatman
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: researching my first dive computer, would value your opinion
Replies: 31
Views: 2242

Zen Diver 2 wrote:Just a note about brands; Aeris are notorious for their return rate due to problems. Aeris/Oceanic (and one other whose name escapes me at the moment) are all made by Pelagic.


so are oceanic and the other pelagic brand just as troublesome as the aeris?
by spatman
Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: researching my first dive computer, would value your opinion
Replies: 31
Views: 2242

thanks for all of the great advice so far. i think the majority of you say wrist mounted is preferable to a console, and not to bother with air integration. in addition to the Aeris XR-1 NX, i've added the Suunto Vyper to my list of possibilities and, if i can find a good price, i'd consider a Tusa ...
by spatman
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: newbie needs northwest advice
Replies: 32
Views: 6637

Ahh the old pugent sound catshark. I am soo jealous to see one coming out of the water like this is very rare. They've been known to decimate Ratfish populations Luckily they're generally kept away from divesites by the dogfish.... Which are, in turn, kept at bay by the Wolf Eels. Who are often fou...
by spatman
Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: newbie needs northwest advice
Replies: 32
Views: 6637

Calvin wrote:
Nwbrewer wrote:
They've been known to decimate Ratfish populations :evil4:

Luckily they're generally kept away from divesites by the dogfish.... :la:


Which are, in turn, kept at bay by the Wolf Eels. :laughing3:


Who are often found howling at full Moon Jellies. \:D/
by spatman
Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: researching my first dive computer, would value your opinion
Replies: 31
Views: 2242

researching my first dive computer, would value your opinion

i'm getting close to purchasing my very first dive computer. there are so many options out there, i find it difficult to determine what i should get. what i do know is that i would like something relatively easy to use, nitrox compatible, good for cold water with the occasional tropical vacation, an...
by spatman
Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: newbie needs northwest advice
Replies: 32
Views: 6637

Calvin wrote:
Oh, that avatar is from a photo I took of some local marine wildlife - shot at Cove 2 last week. Enjoy your dive!


LOL.

i hear those fish are quite tasty breaded and fried with a side of hush puppies.
by spatman
Thu May 31, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: newbie needs northwest advice
Replies: 32
Views: 6637

Even if you don't stay in the south end, they're right off I-5 (I can give you better directions but it's really easy to find). It'd be a quick and easy stop on your way into town and on your way out to drop the gear back off. I'm sure A2Z can give you as many tanks as you need for your weekend. Wa...
by spatman
Thu May 31, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: newbie needs northwest advice
Replies: 32
Views: 6637

sounder- thanks a lot for the terrific recommendations. i've exchanged a brief note with amy from a2z and i'm definitely leaning their way. hopefully wherever we stay will be close to their shop. calvin- also leaniing toward cove 2 for my first trip. thanks for the review link. i like your website, ...
by spatman
Thu May 31, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: newbie needs northwest advice
Replies: 32
Views: 6637

jeff- i do plan on taking a drysuit class soon, but i don't know if it'll be before our trip to seattle, but i'm sure a 7mm will be fine for now. thanks for the heads up on underwater sports. squishy- i've done a little exploring of the dive shops in portland, as well. i don't think we'll be able to...
by spatman
Thu May 31, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: newbie needs northwest advice
Replies: 32
Views: 6637

newbie needs northwest advice

hello all! i am a recent transplant to the northwest, currently living in portland, or. i received my open water certification last winter, and now i'm eager to explore the cold waters of the oregon and washington coasts. my wife and i will be spending a weekend in seattle late july and i would love...