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by JJHACK
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Returned from Red Sea Diving near Sharm el sheik
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Returned from Red Sea Diving near Sharm el sheik

Here are a few of the photo's from the red sea trip. So many it's hard to choose!
by JJHACK
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Returned from Red Sea Diving near Sharm el sheik
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Returned from Red Sea Diving near Sharm el sheik

Hello fellow divers. I've returned after diving around the red sea for a couple weeks. 7 of the days was aboard the "King Snefro Love" live aboard. The King Snefro team is a very well run operation that does not miss a beat. I would dive with them again and not even bother to shop around. ...
by JJHACK
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Best dive tattoo shop in Seattle or Portland
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Best dive tattoo shop in Seattle or Portland

Or anyplace in the PNW for that matter A one time thing is worth the travel time for me. I think I may have gone over the edge here and decided to get a tatoo of an Octopus. Cost is not the highest priority, quality is. Who has done something for you, post a photo here. Especially if you have an oct...
by JJHACK
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Steel 119 Tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Steel 119 Tanks

Are these the physical size of the 8" dia 117's

or the tall 7.5" 120cf tanks?
by JJHACK
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Small tide change better visibility ???
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Small tide change better visibility ???

I have noticed this in the past. However I'm not sure if it's just coincidence. For the most part tides seem to change plus or minus 8-10 feet in the sound. At least thats what I see looking at the tables. However I have seen tide changes as small as only a foot or even 2-3 feet. In the odd situatio...
by JJHACK
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3009
Views: 232336

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds Saturday was the best I've ever seen it, by probably double the distance. Hard to measure when it's that far, but 50 foot would not be an exaggeration. I would conservatively say 45-60 foot!
by JJHACK
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Alki Monday 29th noon dive buddy needed
Replies: 0
Views: 256

Alki Monday 29th noon dive buddy needed

Anyone diving Alki tomorrow afternoon. Had planned two dives tomorrow first in at noon. Possibly earlier. My dive buddy over there hurt his leg running today. He is out. I’ll be over to the Seattle area for work so I wanted to dive. Open to other locations. I can be there between 11:00 and 12:00 Sho...
by JJHACK
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Switched over to drysuit finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: Switched over to drysuit finally!

Great reply Norris, Thanks for the idea of the shoelace, that is the likely path for me. Interesting how little space is needed to transfer the air between the glove ands suit.
by JJHACK
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Switched over to drysuit finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: Switched over to drysuit finally!

Thanks so much guys, this is exactly what makes this site so great for me to be part of. I’m paranoid about trusting my gloves not to leak and getting the water into the suit. However time will tell how my confidence unfolds. The pull out the rope and put glove back on if it leaked was exactly what ...
by JJHACK
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Switched over to drysuit finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: Switched over to drysuit finally!

I’ve already done the SSI drysuit class and passed the test. I’m only waiting to do the pool test and open water training portion. Holidays now and all do it will be next week here in the Columbia river. Somebody in this thread said the glove squeeze only becomes significant at deeper depths. What d...
by JJHACK
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Switched over to drysuit finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Switched over to drysuit finally!

Well guys, I have finally made the switch to the drysuit world. 30 years in a wetsuit mostly in South Africa. Now living here the dry suit bug got me after a year of diving the sound with my 7mm suit. So I bought a Bare HDC tech dry suit. I had it built for me which took a while, like 7 weeks. Boots...
by JJHACK
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Fall highlight reel
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Fall highlight reel

That Rocked buddy! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing
by JJHACK
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: No work Fridays... anyone else?
Replies: 15
Views: 1353

Re: No work Fridays... anyone else?

wish I was closer, however on those fridays I can be there, I'll let you know ahead of time!
by JJHACK
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Apple ... anti scuba?
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Apple ... anti scuba?

They have emojis for about everything imaginable and for every race.

But Not a single scuba diver emoji! Why does Apple hate us :neener:
by JJHACK
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 32 gig capacity with TG-4
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: 32 gig capacity with TG-4

Well, I have well over 1000 photo's on that 32g card now. This Olympus TG4 is quite handy to save photo's with the wifi feature. I loaded the ones I really liked to my Iphone over wifi in a few minutes. This is effectivly like laptop storage, just using my phone. I have now also been able to wifi th...
by JJHACK
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Build a reef at Redondo
Replies: 26
Views: 2598

Re: Build a reef at Redondo

Just want to thank all of you that make this possible for me. Don't think that you're not making a difference. If I were not 5-6 hours away ( one way) I would be involved with this any way I could. Living near Walla Walla I enjoy heading over to the sound almost monthly to dive. It's a lot of travel...
by JJHACK
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Barkley Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Barkley Sound

Good post, thanks for adding your thoughts!
by JJHACK
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lake Wenatchee 10/14
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Lake Wenatchee 10/14

Most of us seem to be driven to saltwater. Myself included and for obvious reasons. There are some good lake dives especially in the fall. Thanks for the report. I often view them as a treasure hunt more than a wildlife viewing dive. People seem to drop all sorts of things in the water. Mostly rubbi...
by JJHACK
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Barkley Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Barkley Sound

I’ll discuss this off line. I’m not gonna get in a argument or cause bad feelings. There were some interesting events of which ten out of ten of us agreed on the situation. The ferry ride from Duke point back to tsswassan was a long trip for the group to share opinions on this. All agree we would go...
by JJHACK
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Barkley Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Barkley Sound

Dove Barkley sound last week 4 days three dives a day. Visibility ranged in some places to 100 foot, worst case about 50-60 foot. Water was 48-51 degrees down to 89ft, my deepest dive. Life is plentiful and diverse. We saw whales, sealions aplenty even while diving. Also saw a bear eating a seal on ...
by JJHACK
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: air consumption curiosity
Replies: 11
Views: 1294

air consumption curiosity

Hi guys, At the local dive shop today there was an interesting topic that I would like to share and also get other opinions and feedback. I have just recently completed my drysuit classes and Drysuit certification with SSI. I now await my drysuit which is ordered and being built for me. One of the t...
by JJHACK
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 32 gig capacity with TG-4
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: 32 gig capacity with TG-4

Yes I have one for the trip. I shoot standard Jpeg at 16mp The Olympus chart on the webpage they have shows 3000 pictures. I'm not in a position to argue that However, it's surprising that it could hold that many.
by JJHACK
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 32 gig capacity with TG-4
Replies: 8
Views: 880

32 gig capacity with TG-4

Anybody care to guess about how many photos can a 32g SD card can hold in an Olympus TG4?

I’m at 800, but going to Barkley sound. Maybe I need another SD card for this 5 day dive trip?
by JJHACK
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Dalco wall
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: Dalco wall

140-180-5000? Matters not to me I won't be going that deep anyway. 130 feet is as deep as I care to dive. In the tropics it's still good vis and wildlife abounds. In the sound I think most of the things I enjoy are much shallower than 130 feet.
by JJHACK
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Dalco wall
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Dalco wall

Tell me what this dive is like. Are there different options to follow along the way?

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