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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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby nwscubamom » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:42 pm

Ross, glad you got all moved in!
We all pretty much just set our cars on auto-pilot and make that drive up north. Hearing Seattle divers whine :angry: about having to drive 1.5 hours to go diving doesn't sit too well with us down here :)

But you'll acclimatize nicely. The really cool thing is that it gives you pretty much an equal opportunity to split off at Olympia to dive Hood Canal sites as well as Puget Sound sites. Same distance and travel time.

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby archaeofish » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:26 am

I just moved from Seattle to Portland and I'd like to avoid becoming a certified cyberdiver! Once my field season winds up (probably in October) I should have some weekends free if people are looking to fill carpools north to the canal or to the sound. I look forward to meeting more Oregon divers in person, to diving some of your local sites and to sampling some Oregon beers.

Cheers!

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby umtirigane » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:45 pm

I would be interested too.

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby narcosis Junky » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:24 pm

The list is edited and updated. I can't help it if stores close and new ones open. So now it's up dated.



You can get air in :

South Beach SCUBA in Newport: http://southbeachscuba.shopping.officel ... fault.aspx
Florence- Central Coast Water Sports-541-997-1812
Eugene= Eugene Skin Diver's Supply-541-342-2351
North Bend (coos Bay)-Sunset Sports-541-756-3483
Astoria SCUBA: http://www.astoriascuba.com/

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby selkie » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:37 pm

Need to add

South Beach SCUBA in Newport: http://southbeachscuba.shopping.officel ... fault.aspx
and
contact info for Astoria SCUBA: http://www.astoriascuba.com/
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby ORDiver » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:08 am

It's true.

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby winklecl » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:45 pm

narcosis Junky wrote:For those of you who don't know where to get air in Oregon, here is the list. And make a note of it for those of you with short term memmory.

You can get air in :

Astoria
Garibaldi-Doug's diving (503)322-2200
Newport-Port of Newport- Marina store-541-265-7758
Florence- Central Coast Water Sports-541-997-1812
Eugene= Eugene Skin Diver's Supply-541-342-2351
North Bend (coos Bay)-Sunset Sports-541-756-3483

That should help Oregon coast divers as far as air fills.

Good diving

Narcosys Junky


As of about a year ago, Doug had closed his shop in Garibaldi and was only doing commercial clam diving. I don't know if this is still true. Confirmation would be great. Just FYI.

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby Aquanautchuck » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:55 pm

spatman wrote:
Pez7378 wrote:Pimp? I dunno. I guess the forum is Pimp, but the Moderator is Wack!


oh no you di-ent! shorty come a rollin' all up in heah, trippin' on a modahratuh as wack?!? nuh-uh, son. you best show homies some love or you'll get the taste smacked out yo mout'.


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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby Tom Nic » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:35 pm

Oh well, so much for my cross-cultural communication skills... :toimonster:
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby Sounder » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:13 pm

Pez7378 wrote:Pimp? I dunno. I guess the forum is Pimp, but the Moderator is Wack!


He'z wiggity wack, ya herd? DIVER PLEEZE!! :rr:
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby spatman » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:48 pm

Pez7378 wrote:Pimp? I dunno. I guess the forum is Pimp, but the Moderator is Wack!


oh no you di-ent! shorty come a rollin' all up in heah, trippin' on a modahratuh as wack?!? nuh-uh, son. you best show homies some love or you'll get the taste smacked out yo mout'.
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby Pez7378 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:21 pm

Pimp? I dunno. I guess the forum is Pimp, but the Moderator is Wack!

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby Leithius » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:18 pm

Yeah confirmed - this forum is pimp. Especially with all the people from OR. Glad to have a corner on here for us. I have heard less than stellar reviews from divers up north about conditions and sites down here. But I need someplace closer than the Sound. Really wanting to try Tillamook Bay and Clear lake after seeing pics and reading reviews. Let me know if there is an upcoming trip everyone. I have my Advanced OW cert.

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby happydivelucky » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:23 am

Go Oregon, woo hoooo! :partyman: :occasion5:
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby narcosis Junky » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:55 pm

due to liability, fire stations will not fill scuba tanks any more. But you can try if you want. A lot of politics if you catch my drift. Fire stations don't mind doing it, it's the superiors up above that make the call. :angryfire:
Want to go dive in Oregon. I can help. Biginner or experienced it doesn't matter.
want to do some underwater photography I will help if I can. I'm a dive Junky. Cold or hot.
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby divernick » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:50 pm

When I was in Port Orford a number of years back, we were able to get fills at the fire department. Anyone know if that is still an option?

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby narcosis Junky » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:13 pm

For those of you who don't know where to get air in Oregon, here is the list. And make a note of it for those of you with short term memmory.

You can get air in :

South Beach SCUBA in Newport: http://southbeachscuba.shopping.officel ... fault.aspx
Florence- Central Coast Water Sports-541-997-1812
Eugene= Eugene Skin Diver's Supply-541-342-2351
North Bend (coos Bay)-Sunset Sports-541-756-3483
Astoria SCUBA: http://www.astoriascuba.com/

That should help Oregon coast divers as far as air fills.

Good diving

Narcosys Junky
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http://flickr.com/photos/8680102@N04/

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby divernick » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:02 pm

I think I'll be able to go on saturday, I'll know for sure wednesday evening.

Nick

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby spatman » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:39 am

oregondiver wrote:My "little package" finally came.

My husband had to carry it into the house it was so heavy. :bounce:

I might try to put together on Sunday, I am so excited!!!


awesome!

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby oregondiver » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:32 am

My "little package" finally came.

My husband had to carry it into the house it was so heavy. :bounce:

I might try to put together on Sunday, I am so excited!!!
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby ORDiver » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:14 pm

I'd be perfectly happy with Hood Canal. I still have never been to the wall at Octopus Hole. I would probably just go up for Saturday. Got to get as much use out of the nice weather around the house as I can. If anyone wants to carpool up for just Saturday that would be great.

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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby spatman » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:28 am

aw, c'mon, shell! don't give up that easily! you know you want to dive! :bounce:

let's see what dave says, and if there's anybody else interested in coming up that weekend, too. (divernick?) we'll work something out.
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby oregondiver » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:24 am

If it looks like peeps want Alki, or are staying up there for the weekend, I might pass on that weekend and just get a few more dive in October. No worries, so plan for the group instead of me and if it works out that i can make it...great.

My backplate STILL didn't show up last night. grrrr.... :axe:
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby spatman » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:19 am

i can appreciate that. Alki is a haul from here. dave, would you be staying overnight if you came up? there's a small chance i may stay the weekend as well. i'll know within a few days.
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Re: Welcome Oregon Divers!

Postby oregondiver » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:15 am

I am still 90% in for diving on the 13th.

I would prefer somewhere closer than heading all the way to Alki (sorry!).

I have been on the road for at least 8-12 hours each weekend for the past 3 weekends, so I don't want yet MORE hours in the car if I don't have to.

Anywhere on Hood Canal? Or I might be up for boat dive out of Tacoma?
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