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Welcome to the SeaHorse Dive Club News.  Here you'll find articles about club events, cool dives your fellow members did and stuff they claimed to have seen, wild stories, nature stories, technology... You know, the kind of stuff you'd hear while you're standing around the compressor getting your tanks filled.  "Did you guys see the orca?!  No?  But it was right there!"  If you have your own whopper, I mean "story" to tell, let us know.  Send it to editor@seahorsediveclub.com and you might see it right here.

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Annual Photo and Video Contest - Oct. 25th

posted Oct 7, 2018, 4:54 PM by Ed Gullekson

Come out and vote for your favorite photos and videos.

2018 Randy Glenn Memorial Photo Contest
Sea Horse Dive Club
October 25th, 208 at 7:00 PM 
Issaquah Rogue Brewery (new location)
35 West Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027
The Rules
Photographs
 You must be a Sea Horse Dive Club member.
 All entries must be in print form. No slides will be accepted.
 The entering member must have taken the photo.
 No photo retouching is allowed.
 Matting and framing is encouraged (Max. overall size 16 x 20).
 Entries must be marked on the back with the photographer’s name.
 Entries should be named.
 Previous Sea Horse Dive Club winning or placing entries cannot be entered.

Video/multimedia
 You must be a Sea Horse Dive Club member
 The preferred format is DVD. If you want to use some other format then check with me. You will probably need to provide the viewing equipment.
 The entering member must have taken, edited, and produced the entry.
 Maximum combined length is 5 minutes (Could be 2 @ 2 ½ minutes).
 Entries must be named and it is encouraged that you set it to music or narration.

Rotating Category For This Year!
“Wolf Eels”
 Entries must be marked on the back with the photographers name
 Shots of Wolf Eels taken locally or abroad. Be creative!

The Categories:
1) Video – This includes both video and multimedia.
2) Above water dive related - Pictures taken above water that relate to diving.
3) Cold Water Macro - Pictures taken underwater in below 65 degree water at greater than 1 to 1 scale
4) Cold Water Wide Angle - Pictures taken underwater in below 65-degree water at less than 1 to 1 scale
5) Warm Water Macro - Pictures taken underwater in above 65-degree water at greater than 1 to 1 scale
6) Warm Water Wide Angle - Pictures taken underwater in above 65-degree water at less than 1 to 1 scale
7) Novice - Pictures taken by someone who has been doing underwater photography less than 1 year.
8) Wolf Eels – One or more wolf eels from anywhere

General Information
 The members present will get to place one vote in each category for the photo or video they thought was best. The winning entries in each category will be eligible for Best Of Show.
 The judging for Best Of Show will be done by 3 members of the Sea Horse Executive board who are present and did not win any category.
 If any problems or disputes arise during the contest, the photo contest chairman and two executive board members present will jointly resolve the issue.
 Deadline for submissions is October 25th, 2018 at 6:30PM. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.
 Questions? Contact Dave Wakeley at dpwakeley@gmail.com or at 206-251-6736

Report on Sea Horse 60th Anniversary BBQ - September 15th

posted Sep 16, 2018, 5:57 PM by Ed Gullekson

We had a great turn out today, about 25, with 8 divers hitting the water. I got to meet three of our oldest members, two having joined back in 1959!!

Thank you Brian and everyone else for putting this together!!

Thank you to every one else for coming out to celebrate with us today!!

Tom Kingsbury SHDC President

Puget Sound Crab Summer Catch Record due.

posted Sep 5, 2018, 6:05 PM by Gary Schnaith

Don't forget to enter in your summer catch record card this month. 
Use the WDWF link on our links page. Mine catch number was zero this summer but you still have to enter that,  
because there is $10 charge on your next years license if you don't.

Sea Horse 60th Anniversary BBQ - September 15th

posted Sep 3, 2018, 4:13 PM by Ed Gullekson

This year is the 60th Anniversary for our Club. We will have a celebration at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Park on Sept 15th. The large cabana is rented and lunch will be provided by the Club. Diving in the morning from 9 to 10:30, and lunch from 11:30 to 2.

Beer Dive Report

posted Aug 26, 2018, 5:06 PM by Ed Gullekson

The annual Beer Dive was held in Lake Washington at Magnuson Park on Thursday, August 23rd. Brian Heath once again ran the event. First he spread 24 bottles of beer on the lake bottom. We had nine divers searching for the beer. George and I helped with ground support and James went snorkeling while the divers were searching for beer.

The divers managed to find 22 of the bottles Brian put out plus two older bottles of beer that were without labels. This means that two bottles of Black Butte beer are still out there. The pair of Ed and Sarah were the big winners collecting 16 bottles. Tim and Rocky each found two bottles and Tom found one. New member Ross and his daughter Tricia found one of the bottles Brian put out plus the two older bottles. They also gathered a bunch of empty bottles and cans during their dive. Thanks for helping clean up the lake Ross and Tricia! Ken and Deborah were skunked and found no beer.

I remember a club wine dive several years ago when one of the club members said that that the best strategy would to sneak up behind Ed, cut a hole in his collection bag and collect the bottles that would then fall out. Since Ed and Sarah also did quite well together in this year’s wine dive that strategy has some merit! Good luck though catching up with Ed to do this.

Brian provided hotdogs, chips, cookies, and soda pop for all 13 of us. Thanks again Brian for running a great club event!

By Dave Wakeley

Annual Beer Dive - this Thursday 8/23

posted Aug 19, 2018, 8:14 PM by Ed Gullekson

Come out to Magnuson Park boat ramp and search for beer and soft drinks underwater. Entrance to the park is at Sand Point Way and 65th street. Meet: by 5 PM. Splash time about 5:30. We will be meeting near the shelter house by the boat ramp. Club will provide sodas and hot dogs for those participating. Event coordinator is Brian Heath. Dive site is south of the boat launch. Brian will try to find the trench and place bottles on each side.

Wine Dive Report

posted Jul 27, 2018, 7:59 AM by Ed Gullekson

Thursday night was the Annual Wine Dive. Eight Sea Horses participated with 6 of us chasing bottles of wine and soft drinks. We retrieved 5 of 6 wine bottles and 11 of 12 soft drinks. The water was a balmy 56. No current and visibility of 15 to 20 feet. Thank you Brian Heath for organizing another fun event. Other participants were Rocky. Sarah, Randy, LaRae, Pieter, Ron, and me. Next month is the Beer Dive at Magnuson Park boat launch.

Annual Wine Dive - July 26th

posted Jul 6, 2018, 8:22 AM by Ed Gullekson

Wine Dive - July 26th. This is our annual Wine Dive where our intrepid Outdoor Activities Leader, Brian Heath, places wine and soft drinks out in the water and we go collect them. Then we all have a party on the beach with food provided by the Club. Splash time is 5:30 PM, so arrive in time to be ready to go at that time. Bring a mesh bag to gather wine and soft drinks. The Club provides hot dogs, chips and drinks. Location is Alki Pipeline
http://www.theperfectdive.com/DEF-Site.asp?sID=8

June Indoor Meeting - Jim Trask, President, WSA / Joyce Hoffman, Nicaragua Dive Travel

posted Jun 19, 2018, 5:16 PM by Ed Gullekson

Seahorses Indoor General Meeting

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

6:00PM – Dinner and Beverages!

7:00PM - Featured Program

 

Round Table Pizza - Redmond (Overlake)

15025 NE 24th St
Redmond, WA 98052-5531

 

Jim Trask, President, WSA / Joyce Hoffman, Nicaragua Dive Travel

 

Jim Trask is the President of the Washington Scuba Alliance and has been serving with WSA for the past 12 years. WSA is a group of divers, dive business owners and dive club leaders who protect the rights and access to dive sites by lobbying policy makers in Olympia and help protect and create opportunities for more diver access in the future.  Jim was instrumental in creating safer diver access by installing stairs in the Tacoma Les Davis Marine Park and installing 13 mooring buoys at dive sites throughout Washington State. Please join us as we hear Jim tell us about WSA’s current plans about the new reef in Redondo and transplantation of sea life to nearby artificial and natural reefs. WSA has created a "Best Practices" program to safely remove the sea life from the pilings and tires. This has not been done anywhere else in the world.  WSA currently has several plans for seven new artificial reefs in Washington State.

 

Joyce just recently returned from an exciting trip to Nicaragua. She has some photos and videos to share of her travels in this rarely visited country. It will be great to hear some dive travel stories from off the beaten track.

 

More information on the Washington Scuba Alliance is available at their website: http://www.wascuba.org/

 

Come join your fellow Seahorses for a great family-friendly presentation with some good food and cold beverages.

 

Non-hosted dinner at 6, Program at 7 PM.

Due to a problem at the venue, this meeting was canceled - look for it to be rescheduled - May 24th Indoor Meeting - Jim Trask, President, WSA and Joyce Hoffman, Nicaragua and Grenada Dive Travel

posted May 18, 2018, 10:09 AM by Ed Gullekson   [ updated May 24, 2018, 5:31 PM ]

Jim Trask is the President of the Washington Scuba Alliance and has been serving with WSA for the past 12 years. WSA is a group of divers, dive business owners and dive club leaders who protect the rights and access to dive sites by lobbying policy makers in Olympia and help protect and create opportunities for more diver access in the future. Jim was instrumental in creating safer diver access by installing stairs in the Tacoma Les Davis Marine Park and installing 13 mooring buoys at dive sites throughout Washington State. Please join us as we hear Jim tell us about WSA’s current plans about the new reef in Redondo and transplantation of sea life to nearby artificial and natural reefs. WSA has created a "Best Practices" program to safely remove the sea life from the pilings and tires. This has not been done anywhere else in the world. WSA currently has several plans for seven new artificial reefs in Washington State.

Joyce just recently returned from an exciting trip to Nicaragua and Grenada. She has some photos and videos to share of her travels in these rarely visited countries. It will be great to hear some dive travel stories from off the beaten track.

More information on the Washington Scuba Alliance is available at their website: http://www.wascuba.org/

Come join your fellow Seahorses for a great family-friendly presentation with some good food and cold beverages. Children’s menu available too!

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
6:00PM – Dinner and Beverages! 7:00PM - Featured Program
Rogue Issaquah Brew House
35 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

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