Another Dive Shop Gone

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Another Dive Shop Gone

Post by Peter Guy » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:53 am

The other day, while in my "local LDS" I heard that Northwest Sport Divers had closed but I just now confirmed it in a phone call with Matthew. I knew things were tough for NWSD but I didn't expect it to close without some notice or something.

Anyway, Thank You Matthew for your years of great service and hard work.

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Re: Another Dive Shop Gone

Post by John Rawlings » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:10 am

Sad....so sad. To my mind this is literally the end of an era. I wish Matt and his employees all the best.
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Re: Another Dive Shop Gone

Post by Matt S. » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:54 am

Wow. That is very sad. Matthew always treated us very well.

I'd get air wherever it was convenient, but NWSD was one of the 2 local shops that I'd try to buy gear at... the other being Capital Divers in Oly.

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Post by Joshua Smith » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:22 am

Sad news, indeed.
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Post by ljjames » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:41 pm

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Post by scottsax » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:50 pm

Matt S. wrote:Wow. That is very sad. Matthew always treated us very well.

I'd get air wherever it was convenient, but NWSD was one of the 2 local shops that I'd try to buy gear at... the other being Capital Divers in Oly.

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I bought a lot of stuff there, although not so much recently. I'm very saddened by this news.
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Re: Another Dive Shop Gone

Post by Nwbrewer » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:19 pm

Wow that really sucks. Matt was always good to me, hate to see them close.
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Re: Another Dive Shop Gone

Post by cardiver » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:23 pm

I bought my first bp , my first can light and my first dry gloves from NWSD.
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Post by coulterboy » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:50 pm

cardiver wrote:I bought my first bp , my first can light and my first dry gloves from NWSD.
Sorry to see them go........


Ditto here. That's where I bought my BP, STA, etc... When I talked to Matt, he said he's really taking a hit on the shop. He's just concentrating on his catering business for now.
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Post by airsix » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:04 pm

This bums me out. NWSD has done more for me than any other shop I've ever dealt with from LA to Anacortes.
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Post by dsteding » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:51 pm

End of an era. Matt, best wishes on your new adventures.
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Re: Another Dive Shop Gone

Post by Matt S. » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:30 pm

Catering? Like weddings and such?

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Re: Another Dive Shop Gone

Post by spatman » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:00 pm

That's a shame. NWSD was a fixture for quite a long time.

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Post by LCF » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:30 pm

I'm going to miss the shop, and Matthew.

He never gave me a single moment's grief about bringing in stuff I'd bought elsewhere to service, VIP, or whatever.

He never hassled me once about coming to him with something I wanted and an internet quote, and asking him to match it. He either did, or I bought elsewhere, and either way, we were still friends.

He came in one Sunday morning, long before the shop was supposed to be open, and filled 21 tanks for me for a special event.

He had a shop where you could get 32% fills "while you wait".

It is a really tremendous loss to the north end of the megalopolis, to lose this shop. If we don't support shops this good, I guess we can't be too irritated when the ones that are left don't offer that kind of service.
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Re: Another Dive Shop Gone

Post by mattwave » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:08 pm

Thanks for the kind words everyone, just got back from a weekend of diving, so as I will answer many questions I received, yes I still am diving!! In fact I plan on diving more than before, and more instructing. Joining the workforce and receiving a paycheck and a few days off a week is going to be a change, but I will always appreciate the support NWSD was awarded from the dive community. Diving in the Puget Sound is the best so hit me up to go get it!!
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Re: Another Dive Shop Gone

Post by Grateful Diver » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:14 pm

Best wishes on the next phase of your life, Matt ... sorry to see the store go, and I hope this opens up new and exciting opportunities for you ...

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Re: Another Dive Shop Gone

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Re: Another Dive Shop Gone

Post by ldevore » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:09 pm

Best of luck Matt. Thanks for all the last minute fills as I was heading up to the Muk for an afterwork dive (among the many other things you did). Hope to see you out there soon.

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