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by JasonDiver
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Point Hudson
Replies: 15
Views: 4384

Re: Point Hudson

I dive-guide there frequently and was happy to see that I was not crazy. I have been showing up 1.5 hours before the predicted slack (<ebb) and finding the water calming. We have splashed and hour before on multiple and had a calm dive with current started to pick up just about the predicted slack t...
by JasonDiver
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: No-knees Dive Training
Replies: 15
Views: 2336

Re: No-knees Dive Training

Thank you Peter. I have talked with a few other involved with "they article." You have all done great service to the dive world. I would still like to see a no-kness class in action. Perhaps I could come to your first pool session for the one you're organizing?
by JasonDiver
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: LOST: Dive Light at Point Whitney
Replies: 0
Views: 1090

LOST: Dive Light at Point Whitney

Lost a Sola GoBe spot 500 at Point Whitney Sunday 6 March. It should be in less than 15 fsw. If found call 360-881-0274. Thanks
by JasonDiver
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: No-knees Dive Training
Replies: 15
Views: 2336

Re: No-knees Dive Training

The instructors that want to keep the status quo of doing skills on the knees say this. They think it will take much longer and use up valuable pool time. That some students need to be stationary on the bottom of the task loading with be too much for them. And some claim it's a safety in that they w...
by JasonDiver
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: No-knees Dive Training
Replies: 15
Views: 2336

Re: No-knees Dive Training

I have read about this and followed the debate pro and con. I would like see a class taught this way. I am taking my IDC now, so I'm really interested if teaching this way can be done.
by JasonDiver
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: No-knees Dive Training
Replies: 15
Views: 2336

No-knees Dive Training

There is a move afoot in dive training. All the major dive agencies are encouraging open water dive instructors to teach skills in a more realistic, neutral buoyancy position. In other words, get the students off their knees. Do you know any dive instructor in the Puget Sound who have shifted to thi...
by JasonDiver
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Working for free?
Replies: 21
Views: 1337

Working for free?

I was told by someone that dive shops in the PNW do not pay Assistant Dive Instructors for the work they do assisting the instructor with open water scuba diving classes. Is that true? If yes, wouldn't that mean there is no financial reason to be an AI? Do divemasters get paid or just get tips for l...
by JasonDiver
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scubapro Sidemount harness questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Scubapro Sidemount harness questions.

I am looking for anyone that knows the Scubapro Sidemount harness and wing. I need some tips on configuring this kit. Thank you

(I would like to post this on tech diving section because i think more people there would know the answer but I don't seem to have permission.)
by JasonDiver
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Fin found at Point Whitney
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Fin found at Point Whitney

A friend found a fin at Point Whitney. If you know who lost one there call Octopus Gardens Diving in Port Townsend 360-385-3483.
by JasonDiver
Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Anyone teaching recreational sidemount in the Puget Sound
Replies: 15
Views: 1995

Anyone teaching recreational sidemount in the Puget Sound

Who, if anyone is teaching recreational sidemount courses in the Puget Sound? I am thinking of putting a class together and would like to find the best instructor.
by JasonDiver
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Port Townsend has ongoing treasure hunt
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Port Townsend has ongoing treasure hunt

The Octopus Gardens Diving shop in Port Townsend just started and ongoing treasure hunt. After you register at the shop you can find tokens on any dive at Point Hudson and the wreck of the Ranger and turn them in for prizes (e.g. dive light, dive travel bag). After those are found they will put out ...
by JasonDiver
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help finding diver
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Help finding diver

Thanks. That was it.
by JasonDiver
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Tank Exploded at Capital Divers in Olympia
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Tank Exploded at Capital Divers in Olympia

I just saw this story about a tank stored outside Olympia Divers exploding. http://www.theolympian.com/2013/10/15/2 ... mages.html
by JasonDiver
Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Shops in the area that fill using a water bath
Replies: 35
Views: 2396

Re: Shops in the area that fill using a water bath

Anacortes dive shop uses water. Why? I am interested in this topic.
by JasonDiver
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Need memory tricks for Science of Diving
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Need memory tricks for Science of Diving

I am taking the Science of Diving (SSI) quiz soon. I need help with memory tricks, acronyms or mnemonics to remember which gas laws and principles apply to which scientist (e.g. Boyle, Archimedes, Charles, Guy-Lussacs, etc.) I could also use help with tricks to remember formulas and constants. Thank...
by JasonDiver
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Salish Explorer no longer a dive charter
Replies: 56
Views: 4871

Re: Salish Explorer no longer a dive charter

Thanks. Those numbers will help protect me from those dangerous shiny boat moments.
by JasonDiver
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Any diving Marilyn Nelson park?
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Any diving Marilyn Nelson park?

CaptnJack wrote:Have not dove there. But based on the NOAA charted depths (shallow slope into a vast field of ~70ft sand), and pictures of the shoreline (gravel) I would not expect much...


It sounds like may be ok for training classes, if the currents good.
by JasonDiver
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Any diving Marilyn Nelson park?
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Any diving Marilyn Nelson park?

Does anyone know if there is any good diving at Marilyn Nelson park off Port William road at mouth of Sequim Bay?
by JasonDiver
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Missing diver off Blakely Rocks
Replies: 47
Views: 5637

Re: Missing diver off Blakely Rocks

Joshua Smith wrote:
JasonDiver wrote:He was diving from the Salish Explorer dive boat.



Hmm. I thought they weren't taking divers out any more?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21024


Salish Explorer took on a new owner who agreed to give it try for a short time again to see if it was profitable to take divers.
by JasonDiver
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Is Water an Insulator in a Wetsuit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2530

Re: Is Water an Insulator in a Wetsuit?

This quote, "With a wet suit, a thin layer of water between the diver’s body and the suit serves as insulation." is copied from a current edition of an OW instructor's manual.
by JasonDiver
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Is Water an Insulator in a Wetsuit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2530

Re: Is Water an Insulator in a Wetsuit?

renoun wrote:Oh really! We've had some interesting posts about certain people who tried to DIY their own dive agency. Anybody want to dig through the archives? :stir:


No. This is for one of the major dive cert agencies.
by JasonDiver
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Is Water an Insulator in a Wetsuit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2530

Re: Is Water an Insulator in a Wetsuit?

Thanks for the help. I will take the case back to this course director. I will let you know if we made a difference.
by JasonDiver
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Is Water an Insulator in a Wetsuit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2530

Re: Is Water an Insulator in a Wetsuit?

LCF and CaptJack said it all. Water isn't an insulator, but if the warmed water stays put at least you don't lose any more heat. If that isn't enough, I guess someone can find a physics textbook or engineer's handbook of materials properties. Actually, here is a PDF of some kind of classroom lesson...
by JasonDiver
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Is Water an Insulator in a Wetsuit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2530

Re: Is Water an Insulator in a Wetsuit?

Thanks for all the comments. However, I am debating the issue with someone who is creating curriculum for certifying divers and currently believes that water inside the suite after being warmed to body temp becomes and insulator. I really need some hard science that will convince the other side to c...

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