Welcome Oregon Divers!

A place for Oregonians to plan a car-pooling road trip, find a nearby diveable mudhole, and meet new local dive buddies.
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Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by spatman » Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:12 pm

welcome to our very own sub-forum. NWDC's oregonian contingent has been slowly growing and some of us (namely me) have been feeling a need to stake out a corner of cyberspace to firmly plant our state dive flag.

feel free to post Oregon-centric questions and comments about local OR sites, find nearby buddies, arrange transportation, and, most importantly, discuss why OR beers are far superior to all others.
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by scottsax » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:26 pm

mmmm....Rogue River....
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Post by Maverick » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:34 pm

Nice
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Post by oregondiver » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:44 pm

Big Cliff Drift Dive about 50 miles east of Salem (less than hour from Clear Lake?).

Stole this from someone elses website. I can't findthe writeup I did years ago..

This is a fresh water dive, an altitude dive, and a drift dive. We will be going approximately 1/2 mile upstream to enter
and drifting down to the boat ramp. The speed of the drift will depend upon the flow rate from the dam. There should be schools of fish and overhanging banks to see, along with whatever has been lost by fishermen. This is a popular fishing
area so look out for boats when ascending and fishing line while submerged. Carry a knife or scissors in case you get tangled in old fishing line. This should be a wild ride if the current is strong.

I have dove the Clackamas river (to look for my camera I lost. found 3 days later at 28 feet). But not suited for rec diving.
I have also dove the Deschutes River right below Oak Springs for a producers camera. He needed to produce it to get his warranty. We found it! but not suited for rec diving.
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by spatman » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:11 pm

oregondiver wrote:Big Cliff Drift Dive about 50 miles east of Salem (less than hour from Clear Lake?).


funny you mention this. i just contacted Salem Scuba and signed up for their email list, with the express purpose if finding out when they were planning the next drift dive. apparently september and october are the best months.

i'll put up a thread when i know more.
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by divernick » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:08 pm

Cool!

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by BUZO71 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:15 pm

Excellent \:D/
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by AB219 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:08 pm

Cooolllll.....


Now where and when are we diving??
Let's Go Diving at:
A) Oregon coast
B) Fort Bragg California
C) Monterey California
D) Puget Sound Washington

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by spatman » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:30 am

AB219 wrote:Now where and when are we diving??


post a plan, and they will come... hopefully...
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by Crystaltear » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:28 am

Yay =D>

Not a diver from Oregon, but I am planning a dive trip to Oregon :D
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Post by spatman » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:35 am

Crystaltear wrote:Yay =D>

Not a diver from Oregon, but I am planning a dive trip to Oregon :D


be sure to let us know when you do!
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Post by Tangfish » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:38 am

Crystaltear wrote:Yay =D>

Not a diver from Oregon, but I am planning a dive trip to Oregon :D


I'm still puzzled, where do Oregon divers get wet, Hood Canal? :smt064

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Post by Sounder » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:40 am

tangfish wrote:
Crystaltear wrote:Yay =D>

Not a diver from Oregon, but I am planning a dive trip to Oregon :D


I'm still puzzled, where do Oregon divers get wet, Hood Canal? :smt064


Cove 2 and Redondo are also popular Oregon diving spots.
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by spatman » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:47 am

tangfish wrote:I'm still puzzled, where do Oregon divers get wet, Hood Canal? :smt064


kiddiepool.jpg
this is how we roll in OR
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Post by Crystaltear » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:48 am

tangfish wrote:
Crystaltear wrote:Yay =D>

Not a diver from Oregon, but I am planning a dive trip to Oregon :D


I'm still puzzled, where do Oregon divers get wet, Hood Canal? :smt064


Nice try :la:

I'm curious about fresh water dives, so maybe the clear lakes.
I saw some of narcosis Junky's photos taken in a lake, just got my new housing and wide angle lenses, can't wait to try them.
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Post by spatman » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:50 am

Crystaltear wrote:I'm curious about fresh water dives, so maybe the clear lakes.
I saw some of narcosis Junky's photos taken in a lake, just got my new housing and wide angle lenses, can't wait to try them.


looks like there will be some forum members there that weekend:
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Post by Tangfish » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:42 pm

spatman wrote:
tangfish wrote:I'm still puzzled, where do Oregon divers get wet, Hood Canal? :smt064


kiddiepool.jpg


I'm in! What's the dive profile like, .5ffw for oh, about 4-5 hours or until golden brown?

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Post by spatman » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:09 pm

tangfish wrote:
spatman wrote:
tangfish wrote:I'm still puzzled, where do Oregon divers get wet, Hood Canal? :smt064


kiddiepool.jpg


I'm in! What's the dive profile like, .5ffw for oh, about 4-5 hours or until golden brown?


usually 2-3 hours with an MOD of 1ffw. you can go longer but you'll get into an margarita obligation, and really long dives will get you into straight tequila obligations.
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by no excuses » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:17 pm

spatman wrote:
tangfish wrote:
spatman wrote:
tangfish wrote:I'm still puzzled, where do Oregon divers get wet, Hood Canal? :smt064


kiddiepool.jpg


I'm in! What's the dive profile like, .5ffw for oh, about 4-5 hours or until golden brown?


usually 2-3 hours with an MOD of 1ffw. you can go longer but you'll get into an margarita obligation, and really long dives will get you into straight tequila obligations.


Dang it can really get rough when u get in the tequila abligation, the upsurge can get nasty

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Post by spatman » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:34 pm

no excuses wrote:
spatman wrote:
tangfish wrote:
spatman wrote:
tangfish wrote:I'm still puzzled, where do Oregon divers get wet, Hood Canal? :smt064


kiddiepool.jpg


I'm in! What's the dive profile like, .5ffw for oh, about 4-5 hours or until golden brown?


usually 2-3 hours with an MOD of 1ffw. you can go longer but you'll get into an margarita obligation, and really long dives will get you into straight tequila obligations.


Dang it can really get rough when u get in the tequila abligation, the upsurge can get nasty


yeah, i've been in many dives where there was a terrible upsurge. :partyman:
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by sparky » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:17 pm

OREGON DIVERS RULE !!
now see to it that you remember that. don't make me come up there
oh on second thought

grate idea thanks guys

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by spatman » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:01 am

SPARKY!!

where have you been, man? are you still diving?

we have a bunch of oregon divers on this forum who want to get some oregon coast diving in. would you be interested in getting a dive together and showing some folks around?

don't be a stranger, dude!
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Post by no excuses » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:05 am

Where is a good spot on the Oregon coast to get air, say from Pacific city North??? Thanks stan..

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Post by sparky » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:44 pm

no excuses wrote:Where is a good spot on the Oregon coast to get air, say from Pacific city North??? Thanks stan..


the only two places i know of for air fills is going to be Garibaldi Scuba here is his number,
( 503 ) 322-0113 Shop ( 503 ) 377-2387 home Dick Erickson owner

I would be sure to call ahead as he can some times be hard to catch

there is a place up here in Astoria as well if you need that information I can get it for you as well


just let me know
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Post by nwbobber » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:31 pm

We were in Garibaldi last weekend and he said he was quitting business this month, due to health reasons. I hope someone else picks up the business.
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