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by WaGigKpn
Fri May 11, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 304527

Re: Viz Reports Thread

5/10 edmonds. Terrible. Snotty. 0-3ft

5/11 looks same from the ferry.
by WaGigKpn
Wed May 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Swimmer's ear remedy
Replies: 18
Views: 2207

Re: Swimmer's ear remedy

I have deep ear canals and get ear infections about once a year. 50/50 vinegar and alcohol is great! Vinegar kills fungus and the alcohol kills the bacteria. I take it a step further. I got a medical squeeze bottle https://www.amazon.com/Economy-Bottle-Squeeze-Medical-Tattoo/dp/B00WTHLR2M/ref=sr_1_1...
by WaGigKpn
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: AL80, Xcel Polar semi-Dry (XXxL) and split fins
Replies: 0
Views: 410

AL80, Xcel Polar semi-Dry (XXxL) and split fins

Going to be posting on CL when i take pics but figured wouldnt hurt to get it up here now. I have 3 AL80 tanks and that's 1 more than i need. Selling one. It was hydro'd and viz'd in October 2017 at Sound Dive in Bremerton and unused since. Blue with neat graphic on it. K-Valve. -$175 obo looks like...
by WaGigKpn
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Keystone Jetty Go-Pro found
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Re: Keystone Jetty Go-Pro found

Wow. This is cool. The guy who lost that is Kody Gilliam. He is a freediver on the freediver facebook group. I posted a link to this post in that group.
by WaGigKpn
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: North Beach, Port Townsend WA
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Re: North Beach, Port Townsend WA

I'm looking to do this dive soon. Planning to freedive and drift dive it with an incoming tide to point wilson. In calm weather this would be a great choice for freediving. If it's too rough, maybe Fort Worden or around the piers in Port Townsend. Thanks. I dove it on Saturday with a 12ft incoming ...
by WaGigKpn
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: North Beach, Port Townsend WA
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Re: North Beach, Port Townsend WA

I'm looking to do this dive soon. Planning to freedive and drift dive it with an incoming tide to point wilson.
by WaGigKpn
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 304527

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Hudson point in port townsend 6/10.

10ft surface viz steadily decreasing with depth to about 5ft viz at 30ft. Didnt go deeper than 30ft as i was freediving.

Also, The comet at port hadlock was snotty. 3ft or worse viz.
by WaGigKpn
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Strongest currents
Replies: 35
Views: 4909

Re: Strongest currents

Warren Avenue Bridge receives my honorable mention for number two Outside that, how is that dive? I was skeptical of the dive initially but have to say it was one of the best dives in Puget Sound that I have done. Definitely up there with Deception Pass! I liked it better than DIW, Watermans Wall, ...
by WaGigKpn
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Monofin fun!
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Monofin fun!

Please give us a report on how it would do in cold water diving. Last time we talked about this fin it stirred quite the controversy...
by WaGigKpn
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bertha Stuck, Divers might be used...
Replies: 21
Views: 2002

Bertha Stuck, Divers might be used...

So the Big tunneling machine is stuck under Seattle. It is 60' underground and they dont know what it ran into. I have heard on the news, and mentioned in this article http://mynorthwest.com/11/2412946/Officials-still-have-no-idea-whats-blocking-Bertha that they might need to use divers to inspect/r...
by WaGigKpn
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Kitsap instructors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

Re: Kitsap instructors?

Sound Dive shop has monthly dives. I would point him/her in that direction. The owner is a nice guy, sometimes few on words but means well!
by WaGigKpn
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Clallam Bay diving ?
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: Clallam Bay diving ?

I heard there is awesome diving there at slip point! There are huge house sized boulders in 60ft water. (so i am told.) I am unsure the exact location but i think it is inside the bay toward the buoy. For those that fish out there you know that the area is prone to violent waves and currents so not ...
by WaGigKpn
Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: BLACKFISH
Replies: 12
Views: 1707

Re: BLACKFISH

Haven't seen the movie..BUT i am a glutton for punishment. Consider the cultural aspect of seaworld and zoo's all over the world. Sure the animals are not in their natural environment but that is the point. They are able to be witnessed by all different cultures who otherwise would never see them an...
by WaGigKpn
Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Help me understand tides and currents
Replies: 9
Views: 1608

Re: Help me understand tides and currents

I used to think that slack meant no current and was always perplexed when fishing out of Sekiu that even two hours after slack the current would still be ripping at 2-3 knots. Made me think about it. What i realized that tide predictions are only water level, not water flow (current). If the point y...
by WaGigKpn
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive Planning
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Re: Dive Planning

EDIT: I forgot the #1 thing to say regarding currents...DO NOT SWIM HEAD ON INTO CURRENTS IN AN EMERGENCY! YOU WILL RUN OUT OF ENERGY QUICKLY! If you find yourself off course and the current working against you you have a few options...Swim perpendicular to the current toward shore or safety. If tha...
by WaGigKpn
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive Planning
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Re: Dive Planning

Tides are big slow waves. They are estimates and can vary depending on weather. The most accurate tides are the ones at the reporting station, the farther from the reporting station, the less accurate the tide prediction. Using your 9/28, 11:40am example... http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidep...
by WaGigKpn
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Thinking about moving to WA - where is the good diving?
Replies: 58
Views: 4293

Re: Thinking about moving to WA - where is the good diving?

How lucky you are...I was born and raised here in Washington state and my roots are in the South Kitsap Area. If i were from out of state and moving into the state i would pick Sequim all day long...It is the driest place in Western Washington. It is also in a fantastic location, Especially for divi...
by WaGigKpn
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Hogarthian Harness Straps vs...
Replies: 18
Views: 2623

Re: Hogarthian Harness Straps vs...

I dive the Dive Rite harness. Very adjustable and i love the simplicity. I dont use a plate of any kind,it is all nylon. It is rugged, simple and streamlined. I recommend it.
by WaGigKpn
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Another pier bites the dust
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Another pier bites the dust

My uncle lives right near there and i dove it. It was ok. Sandy Bottom. Not a lot to see other than the piers themselves. Bummer they took them out...
by WaGigKpn
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: geoducking
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: geoducking

I have put my arm in up to my shoulder before. No small feat...I am 6'7'' tall...that time i was digging for a clam...It got away...
by WaGigKpn
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: geoducking
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: geoducking

I have tried numerous times. I was told by an old timer that its really easy...Just tap their head and follow them down with your hand till they stop, then dig around em and pull them up...Easy he said...I have had no luck trying that method...I am a large individual so that might have something to ...
by WaGigKpn
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Is Les Davis still closed?
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Re: Is Les Davis still closed?

I dove Les Davis during the advisory. Still here and did not get sick... While it is concerning, I don't put much thought into these warnings, they wont say this but think about it... we have no idea how many samples they take, nor where they are taken, nor how well these tests represent the whole b...
by WaGigKpn
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sekiu Jetty - 8-12-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: Sekiu Jetty - 8-12-2013

Dont bother diving the Jetty. It is shallow and nothing but sandy bottom. No life to see. I also dove south of the Jetty near one of the buoys in Clallam bay. I was looking for crab. No crab to be seen but lots of geoducks. The bottom in the bay is around 30-40 ft. There are random boulders and lots...
by WaGigKpn
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Calling all spearfishermen!!!!! URGENT!!!!!!! Please read!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2562

Re: Calling all spearfishermen!!!!! URGENT!!!!!!! Please re

Thanks! will be sure to make my voice heard!
by WaGigKpn
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Introduction

Where 'bout on FI?