My DATC Dive Reports

Tell us your tale of coming nose-to-nose with a 6 gill [--this big--], or about your vacation to turquoise warm waters. Share your adventures here!
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Re: My DATC Dive Reports

Post by NWBoiler » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:57 pm

Kate, first.... thank you for the kudos! BIG HUGE KUDOS go to you too! You don't give yourself enough credit for your own skills! Let me clear things up a bit, If I had not taken the long way home on our dive... your air management would have been just fine! With that said, you eyes were frigging huge at the onset of the mid water accent :smt119 ! Just Kidding! I am tickled that you enjoyed the dive! Things will just more fun from here! Lets do it again! Dive that is....

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Post by BASSMAN » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:50 pm

cardiver wrote:
Penopolypants wrote:The rest of the pics are here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/penopolypants/Redondo072708


And here's the proof of Penopolypants favorite position.....

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If that is the position to find lump suckers, then I will change the way I dive in an instant! =D> =D>

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Re: My DATC Dive Reports

Post by Penopolypants » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:30 pm

cardiver wrote:And here's the proof of Penopolypants favorite position.....


A good girl never dives and tells. :bootyshake:

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Pez7378 wrote:I have to admit, I'm proud to say that I reluctantly walked away from that one............She did say her favorit picture taking position!


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cardiver wrote:That's what I meant..... Get your (and Sounders) minds out of the gutter! :toimonster:


Haha, sweet and innocent ain't what comes to mind when I think of Ron and especially Doug! You're a couple of Naughty McNaughtykins!
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Post by cardiver » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:20 pm

That's what I meant..... Get your (and Sounders) minds out of the gutter! :toimonster:
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Post by Pez7378 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:17 pm

I have to admit, I'm proud to say that I reluctantly walked away from that one............She did say her favorit picture taking position!

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Post by Sounder » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:12 pm

cardiver wrote:Thanks, Tom! Doug.....You sure are a trouble maker! :occasion5:


Nope, not me! :dontknow:
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Post by cardiver » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:02 pm

Thanks, Tom! Doug.....You sure are a trouble maker! :occasion5:
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Post by Sounder » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:01 pm

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Sounder wrote:(Ron, do you realize what you may have just started? #-o )


RON started?!? Ah, look in the mirror my friend... :smt051

ME?! Couldn't have been me. [-X :smt051
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Post by Tom Nic » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:38 pm

Sounder wrote:(Ron, do you realize what you may have just started? #-o )


RON started?!? Ah, look in the mirror my friend... :smt051
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Post by cardiver » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:23 pm

I don't know what you're talking about, Doug..... :dontknow: :smt051
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Post by Sounder » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:19 pm

cardiver wrote:And here's the proof of Penopolypants favorite position.....


:evil4: :evil4: :evil4:
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Post by Sounder » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:18 pm

cardiver wrote:And here's the proof of Penopolypants favorite position.....


If you value your junk, just don't go anywhere near it. [-X

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Post by cardiver » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:09 pm

Penopolypants wrote:The rest of the pics are here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/penopolypants/Redondo072708


And here's the proof of Penopolypants favorite position.....

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Post by Tom Nic » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:55 pm

Here's the first video - a bit longer, but posted as per your request!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2Vp0RCFvOY
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Post by Penopolypants » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:27 am

Tom Nic wrote:
Penopolypants wrote:And yes, Tom, we did see lumpsuckers today. Several. Sheri and Kate have no idea how lucky they are.


Congrats to all on the Lumpsucker sightings. The last couple of dives I was ready to go Lumpsucker hunting and the dives got changed for one reason or another. Rumor is that they've been found deep (80fw or so) and to the South of the Carousel boat?



Thanks! It's been fun! I've seen many in the bottle field south of the carousel boat, but the ones we saw on this dive were primarily to the right or left of the rope to the boat, above 60 fsw, hanging out on the kelp. One was near the big pipe. I saw one several weeks ago on our safety stop under the pier, too, at 15 fsw. I haven't seen any by the rope running to the bug.

All of the ones I've seen were the same champagne/orange-ish color. There was a range of sizes yesterday too, the tiniest being about the size of my pinky fingernail and the largest being about the size fo my thumbnail.
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Post by Tom Nic » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:07 am

Penopolypants wrote:And yes, Tom, we did see lumpsuckers today. Several. Sheri and Kate have no idea how lucky they are.


Congrats to all on the Lumpsucker sightings. The last couple of dives I was ready to go Lumpsucker hunting and the dives got changed for one reason or another. Rumor is that they've been found deep (80fw or so) and to the South of the Carousel boat?
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Post by Sounder » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:55 am

Nwbrewer wrote:
Sounder wrote:Tom Nic's video of Kate's first OOG practice since 2003, and her first experience with a long hose...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKqd2PpgOv0


Kalatin you look slightly confused by Sounders congratulations in the video. You did very well for your first long hose airshare. Doug probably covered this post dive, but make sure to hold onto the long hose a few inches from the reg with your right hand, in the event you start to drift apart it's best to be holding on so as not to have the reg ripped out of your mouth. If you're holding the reg body you might accidentaly purge it. My first airshare with a long hose convinced me, been diving that way for about a year and a half now, can't see going back.

Again nicely done.


Yup - went over that at the truck. She did well. I told her this was her only kneeling air-share... next time we'll both be hovering.

The next video Tom is putting up is where she donated to me. She really saw the difference with the longer hose as when I slightly backed away, her octopus *accidently* was pulled out of my mouth (demonstration). I'm sure Tom will have that one up soon.
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Post by Nwbrewer » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:26 am

Sounder wrote:Tom Nic's video of Kate's first OOG practice since 2003, and her first experience with a long hose...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKqd2PpgOv0


Kalatin you look slightly confused by Sounders congratulations in the video. You did very well for your first long hose airshare. Doug probably covered this post dive, but make sure to hold onto the long hose a few inches from the reg with your right hand, in the event you start to drift apart it's best to be holding on so as not to have the reg ripped out of your mouth. If you're holding the reg body you might accidentaly purge it. My first airshare with a long hose convinced me, been diving that way for about a year and a half now, can't see going back.

Again nicely done.

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Post by Sounder » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:04 am

Tom Nic's video of Kate's first OOG practice since 2003, and her first experience with a long hose...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKqd2PpgOv0
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Post by Nwbrewer » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:49 am

Sounder wrote:Note: I believe it was nwbobber, not nwbrewer (Jake), that you were diving with.


NWBoiler is a member also Doug. I did not make it out to DATC this year, perhaps next year. :salute:

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Post by Penopolypants » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:47 pm

Sounder wrote:
LCF wrote:Reading your posts, I still say you and I need to hook up for some dives. We have an eerily similar sense of humor, and it sounds as though you're going through a very similar diving evolution to mine :)


You two will get along beautifully.


I completely agree.

After Kate's report on her earlier dives, I was expecting a rototilling, arm-waving, turtle-turning disaster. I was pleasantly surprised to find that she was not that way at all! Yes, she was bouncing around a bit, and the feet-up thing was quite hilarious (for me at least), but she's either come a long way in a few days or she's really hard on herself. She's far better at 20 dives than I was. And as far as the feet up thing is concerned, well, that's my favorite photography position so I really can't criticize. :)

And she's great company above water, and her dog Skipper was a joy to hang out with.

Kate and Sheri, thank you both for the excellent dives today.

Everyone else, go dive with both of them!

And yes, Tom, we did see lumpsuckers today. Several. Sheri and Kate have no idea how lucky they are.

One of the multitude of lumpsuckers (yay!):

lumpsucker.JPG


The octo, out in the open:

octo.jpg


The gunnel that I thought was a gunnel is actually a slender cockscomb (I think):

slender cockscomb.jpg


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Post by Sheri » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:14 pm

Heya Kate... Thanks so much for letting me tag along this morning. This sport just keeps getting better and better! Not only for the way our skills are developing with every dive, but also for the great new people we can share critter sightings and laughs with on the surface interval. (I mean jeez.. hasn't EVERYONE already seen 7 or 8 Lumpsuckers the past few weeks? Must be Penopolypants' animal magnatism..) \:D/

I'd love to hook up with you again. (Fridays are starting to look promising, if they keep me on 10-hour shifts). Thanks again for a great morning - both of you.
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Post by Kalatin » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:47 pm

LCF, I can't wait to dive with you. I read your journal about your OW course and it made me laugh out loud. I get the feeling you have a sense of humor like mine - either people find you funny or they look at you as if you are just a little bit slow.

I am actively scanning my calendar for days that I can shuffle around to get a weekday off so we can get together. If we tell people that doctors and lawyers are getting together on a weekday to go diving, there may be a rush to take the MCAT and LSAT.

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Post by Sounder » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:28 pm

LCF wrote:Reading your posts, I still say you and I need to hook up for some dives. We have an eerily similar sense of humor, and it sounds as though you're going through a very similar diving evolution to mine :)


You two will get along beautifully.
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Re: My DATC Dive Reports

Post by LCF » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:13 pm

Oh, it sounds like you had great fun, and I'm so sorry I was working all weekend.

I will warn you, though, that diving with a canister light owner is one of the most expensive dives you will ever do. Mine was with Bob Bailey, after which I bought my FIRST canister light (I now own three). Once you have gotten used to the illumination and communication capabilities of these lights, nothing else will do.

Reading your posts, I still say you and I need to hook up for some dives. We have an eerily similar sense of humor, and it sounds as though you're going through a very similar diving evolution to mine :)
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