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by Rockfish
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Looking For A Snorkel/Free Diving Dive Buddy
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Looking For A Snorkel/Free Diving Dive Buddy

There is a local freediving group that has a mailing list on Yahoo Groups by the name of Bottomsounders. They have some fairly active members that free dive from time to time.

Mike
by Rockfish
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2994
Views: 227686

Re: Viz Reports Thread

11/24 Port of Everett dock (Edgewater) 3 to 5 feet very milky due to river flooding. Very dark at 60 feet. No crab but I did see a lot of 5 arm starfish that were about dime size (measured arm span) in the shallows in the eel grass bed.

Mike
by Rockfish
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2994
Views: 227686

Re: Viz Reports Thread

7/22 Mukilteo at the site of future ferry dock.

Vis at surface 0 vis at -10 was 2 feet.

We had to swim a long way out to get to deeper water where the vis opened up to about 20 feet once you got below -50.

Water temp was very warm 54F.

Mike
by Rockfish
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Introduction, Spearfishing, Freediving
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Introduction, Spearfishing, Freediving

There is a local freediving community and they have a newsgroup on Yahoo. Their name is Bottomsounders you might want to go there I know that they are very active.

Mike
by Rockfish
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Coverting regulator back to Yoke before a trip
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Coverting regulator back to Yoke before a trip

If you can find one the Poseidon din to yoke adapters have a low profile and they do not cause the first stage to stick out too far.

Mike
by Rockfish
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Weights Minimum
Replies: 8
Views: 1657

Re: Weights Minimum

Back in the day when I was assisting with students our rule of thumb was 10% of your body weight plus 10 pounds to start and then once we got them to open water we would add or subtract as needed. They were using double layer (farmer john plus top) wetsuits and aluminum 80 tanks. We wanted them to b...
by Rockfish
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 360 VR Video of the Honeybear in Cove 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2208

Re: 360 VR Video of the Honeybear in Cove 2

Took me a while to figure out how to enjoy the full 360 effect. I was watching one of your 360 videos on youtube and I moved my ipad around and viola things started moving around. THIS IS SO COOL!!!! It is amazing how far video technology has progressed. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Mike
by Rockfish
Tue May 17, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Mukilteo
Replies: 22
Views: 2546

Re: Mukilteo

OK so you were diving the old fuel dock site that was torn out last year.
by Rockfish
Mon May 16, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Mukilteo
Replies: 22
Views: 2546

Re: Mukilteo

A few words of caution about diving around the Port of Everett (Boeing) dock. This is a working dock and the long shoreman / tug operators get very upset if you are diving aound or in the dock while they are dropping off or picking up a barge I have seen them get very upset with divers there. We did...
by Rockfish
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Shore diving Agate Pass
Replies: 7
Views: 1120

Re: Shore diving Agate Pass

Nice video Back in the day before scooters we used to swim diagonally across the pass. Much easier and safer to do it today with scooters. There was always the chance that you would get blown out into the Sound which made for a very long swim to shore. If you have a boat it is nice to dive it on an ...
by Rockfish
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: DGX for Regulator Servicing?
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: DGX for Regulator Servicing?

Don Peterson in Port Townsend is the go to guy around here. Reasonable prices, EXCELLENT service and good turn around time.

http://octopusgardensdiving.com/equipment-services/

Mike
by Rockfish
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Recreational chamber ride?
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: Recreational chamber ride?

Some time ago I want to say about 10 years or so DIT (Divers Institute of Technology) had an intro to commercial diving class and one part of it was going on a chamber ride in their chamber. I think we rode down to 60 feet and then did a slow ascent. If I recall it was cramped, hot then cold. It was...
by Rockfish
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Backup light issues
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Backup light issues

With my twist on lights after I turn them off I usually press in on the head to see if that will turn on the light if it does I undo it a little bit more. There is a fine line between having it unscrewed enough to be turned off and having it unscrewed too far and flooding. I have had some well meani...
by Rockfish
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: saying good bye to a unique habitat.
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: saying good bye to a unique habitat.

They are not leaving any pilings in the water they want all of the creosote removed. It will be a barren wasteland where there once was an oasis of life. Go dive where the Edmonds oil dock used to be and see what it looks like.
by Rockfish
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Working for free?
Replies: 21
Views: 1717

Re: Working for free?

When I was actively assisting classes as a dive master I never was paid. The only "benefits" that I received was free air and a discount off shop prices for gear. The amount of shop fills that I got barely compensated me for my insurance.

Mike
by Rockfish
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello! Started my dives in Pacific with losing my GoPro
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Re: Hello! Started my dives in Pacific with losing my GoPro

One thing that has been suggested on here before is to label your camera with your phone number, e-mail address, etc. so that if you lose it and it gets found they have a means to contact you. Some people also create a word or text file and put it on the memory card with contact info. I hope that yo...
by Rockfish
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Crabbing at Mukilteo
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

Re: Crabbing at Mukilteo

They have started to do asbestos mitigation and they are starting to dismantle the dock. There are buoys around the dock warning boaters to stay away. The other day my buddy saw a boat enter the work zone to drop some pots and they were approached by a work boat almost immediately and told to leave....
by Rockfish
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Six Gill Shark at Redondo this morning!
Replies: 19
Views: 1554

Re: Six Gill Shark at Redondo this morning!

Wow what an encounter.

If you don't mind and if you have time would you please consider filling out the Seattle Aquarium Six Gill shark sighting form,

http://www.seattleaquarium.org/sixgill- ... rting-form

They would appreciate any information that you are willing to share with them.

Mike
by Rockfish
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2994
Views: 227686

Re: Viz Reports Thread

With all of this warm weather has anyone noticed warmer water to go along with the bad vis?

Mike
by Rockfish
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles & Suds (6/24 Mukilteo T-Dock)
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: Bubbles & Suds (6/24 Mukilteo T-Dock)

Don't forget that they now charge for parking at the T-dock.

Mike
by Rockfish
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2994
Views: 227686

Re: Viz Reports Thread

6/8 Keystone Jetty 15 - 20 feet. Once the fog burned off it was beautiful sunshine. It's been a long time since I dove there it was just as I remembered it. Great day for a drive on Whidbey Island.
by Rockfish
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Mukilteo T-Dock [Under Construction]
Replies: 55
Views: 12860

Re: Mukilteo T-Dock [Under Construction]

Thanks for the info. I went and looked at the dock area yesterday and so far they only have the orange mesh construction fencing installed to prevent access to the dock from shore. Sure would have been nice if they could have allowed us to crab there in July. Oh well now the hunt is on to find anoth...
by Rockfish
Fri May 15, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: OMS Doubles valves need crossbar
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: OMS Doubles valves need crossbar

I've used OMS doubles valves for years. There was a lot of discussion about the o-ring seals being "face" and not "barrel" (I am probably not using the correct terminology) and that there could be some potential failures. I never had an issue. I still use mine. Problem is with OM...
by Rockfish
Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2994
Views: 227686

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sund Rock 20 foot vertical extremely clear in the shallows and a milky 15 feet at 50 feet. 1st time diving this spot I will have to go back again.
by Rockfish
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: ron akeson
Replies: 13
Views: 1501

Re: ron akeson

Thanks for posting this I can only imagine how difficult this was for you and group to do.
I think it is important for all of us to be able to learn from this tragedy. Ron in his untimely passing has given us one final lesson. He was an instructor to the end.

Mike

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