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by JJHACK
Mon May 20, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Travel to Roatan
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Travel to Roatan

I've already booked the trip to coco view. I like the dive schedule by far better than AK. Now the air travel. I've accepted that it will be 800-1000 bucks each. But the layovers are brutal. 8-13 hour layovers are bad for several reasons. The main for me is having to collect your gear and recheck it...
by JJHACK
Fri May 17, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Travel to Roatan
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Travel to Roatan

Agreed that the travel from the PNW is unacceptable in many ways. Egypt...... still not faster or cheaper travel though! The liveaboards are dirt cheap. Heck much cheaper than a retirement home or an RV park! The Snefro Love has 7 day trips for 900 bucks!
by JJHACK
Fri May 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Travel to Roatan
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Travel to Roatan

Hi folks, I've booked my next trip to Roatan for October this year. Now the travel to get there becomes the challenge. If I fly from PDX I can park at the Raddison and get free parking with an over night before or after. Is there such a parking deal in the Seattle area to give me another departure a...
by JJHACK
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay ... another what is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Okay ... another what is this?

Omg that’s totally genius

Gotta look outside the lines on stuff! You are like a treasure savant
by JJHACK
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help ID this
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Help ID this

Thanks folks! You guys always know the answers what an amazing cross section of knowledge we have here!
by JJHACK
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay ... another what is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Okay ... another what is this?

It looks almost pharmaceutical?
by JJHACK
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay ... another what is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Okay ... another what is this?

Found this little bottle completely intact looks very old lid still crimped on but I think it’s empty?
by JJHACK
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help ID this
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Help ID this

Redondo about 70 ft deep. Somebody here can educate me in this I’m sure
by JJHACK
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: BARE hood vanished at Les Davis Saturday
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: BARE hood vanished at Les Davis Saturday

sorry folks somehow this was a double click? posted twice!
by JJHACK
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: BARE hood vanished at Les Davis Saturday
Replies: 2
Views: 164

BARE hood vanished at Les Davis Saturday

Hey guys I was diving at Les Davis Saturday and put my orange lined Celient 7mm BARE hood on the roof of my SUV to warm up in the sun between dives. I used the rest room and changed tanks, then while gearing up I realized my hood was gone? Did it blow away? Hard to imagine but nevertheless it was go...
by JJHACK
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Octo action at Sunrise
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Octo action at Sunrise

I have been diving at surise for years, in all those countless dives I think I can count 5 or less times that I have not seen a GPO. However in my whole life of diving there I have never seen one out in the open this way. They have always been in a crevasse or hole/cave. Lucky you, diving almost alw...
by JJHACK
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Octo show.
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Alki Octo show.

I prefer them not to be so red. If I understand this colour scheme it implies Stress? That may not be correct, but for some reason I have that memory of my education on this. I've seen GPO's that were red from a distance no stress likely. Which makes me think red may be somewhat normal? Wierd that t...
by JJHACK
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Octo show.
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Alki Octo show.

These amazing creatures are driving me to a very interesting decision to get me first tattoo of an octopus!

Not 100% in On this but strongly leaning towards getting one.
by JJHACK
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Octo show.
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Alki Octo show.

Seeing octopus is my scubagasm in diving

I could spend my whole hour plus dive just watching one move and crawl along the seafloor. So here was my last encounter just happy to share this with the crew here.
by JJHACK
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Speaking of Keystone
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Speaking of Keystone

Thanks for the advice Dives were great, definately going back to see this location again!
by JJHACK
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Speaking of Keystone
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Speaking of Keystone

Making sure I’m in line with this.

As we approach the end of the jetty the current will dictate the decisions and the point to turn around.

Then: Getting into the water early on Saturday is no issue as long as we are away from the end of the jetty before 1:00 (13:00)
by JJHACK
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Speaking of Keystone
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Speaking of Keystone

I can only be there Saturday with the travel schedule I have. As some of you know I live on the east side of the mtns. I have never been to Keystone, I have read the concernes about the tides. Am I reading this tide chart properly that I should plan on a 10:30 til 1:30 dive window? I want to do two ...
by JJHACK
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Ambon Indonesia
Replies: 28
Views: 1588

Re: Ambon Indonesia

Although the red sea was quite clean and nice. The land in Egypt is a giant garbage dump with more rubbish plastic and feces that I could possibly convince you of by writing about it. The pyramids and sphinx are littered with plastic bottles and rubbish inside and out. Cairo is one giant heap of cru...
by JJHACK
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Ambon Indonesia
Replies: 28
Views: 1588

Re: Ambon Indonesia

Simply amazing wow!
Such flawless macro on that video!

Very well done not much I can add but I echo all previous comments. I’m also a night dive-aholic so these are great to see.
by JJHACK
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Crossover
Replies: 0
Views: 1050

Crossover

I’m an SSI assistant instructor. My goal or desire is to be an instructor in time for my retirement as an additional income source. Where I am at there is only an SSI opportunity for certification. However having been diving around the world for years now I have found that the most likely and desira...
by JJHACK
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: November 3 Keystone Jetty
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: November 3 Keystone Jetty

Open to other ideas. Just gonna be there for the whole day Saturday would like to do 2-3 dives if anyone is interested in showing me a casual dive at a new location.
by JJHACK
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: November 3 Keystone Jetty
Replies: 2
Views: 417

November 3 Keystone Jetty

Ive been diving the seattle area a long time, However I have never been to this site. I have to be in the Seattle area on Nov 3 for the whole day. My girl friend is a Surgical Nurse working there as a fill in for somebody so I'm driving over with her. If you have been to the Keystone Jetty and want ...
by JJHACK
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Back From Grand Cayman
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: Back From Grand Cayman

Don’t ya hate auto correct at times

Just read that post and see that it chose “see” rather than SEA!

Just to humiliate me in public!
by JJHACK
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Back From Grand Cayman
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: Back From Grand Cayman

Okay help me with this, one of my photos is of a tiny see fan looking critter. On the surface it looks like tiny cotton balls on the branches. This was about the size of a dime. I took it with the microscope mode on my camera, if you expand or zoom in this is a crazy looking animal! What is it, tell...
by JJHACK
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Back From Grand Cayman
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: Back From Grand Cayman

Okay these are from my Olympus TG4 the others were from Callies older Go pro.

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