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by 60south
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dusty
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Dusty

Hang in there Rich!
by 60south
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 38419

Re: The Bottle Thread

Well this is fun! Found in Townsend Bay this past weekend...

Franklin Hart Remedy Co, New York. Circa 1880, "FLORAPLEXION cures Dyspepsia Liver Complaint and Consumption". Wow! A panacea.
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by 60south
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What Kills Sixgill Sharks
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: What Kills Sixgill Sharks

Excellent! Glad they found the spot.
by 60south
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What Kills Sixgill Sharks
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: What Kills Sixgill Sharks

ljjames wrote:May I forward your picture on to them?


Absolutely.

There was also a baby harbor seal, headless, sloshing in the surf near the shark. No pictures of that. :-(
by 60south
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What Kills Sixgill Sharks
Replies: 8
Views: 346

What Kills Sixgill Sharks

McGlencoe and I did a dive from the Gardiner boat ramp a couple weeks ago. (Nice, easy dive. Little to no current, good vis, gentle slope -- a great place for training or casual bubble blowing.) Next to the boat ramp was a rotting sixgill, 5-6ft long. Definitely recognizable, even in the stinky stag...
by 60south
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Equalizing *After* Diving
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Equalizing *After* Diving

I dunno. With all due respect to Dr. Pollock, I'm still not buying the 'oxygen ear' theory. Points: - Virtually all of the online literature that discusses 'oxygen ear' or 'middle ear oxygen absorption' quotes other websites, notably the US Navy Diver Manual, which talks about it but doesn't referen...
by 60south
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3035
Views: 236590

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Point Hudson last night... 6-8ft. Kinda like a night dive at 630pm, what with the smoke in the air and goo in the water.
by 60south
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Equalizing *After* Diving
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Equalizing *After* Diving

After every dive, for roughly the next 24 hours I need to keep equalizing. I'll equalize, and then a minute or two later I need to equalize again. What causes that? I heard a theory that your ears are still off-gassing, but I don't buy it. That would be a lot of gas coming out of solution and diffus...
by 60south
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Foulweather Bluff, Hansville WA
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Foulweather Bluff, Hansville WA

Dive Site Name: Foulweather Bluff Skill Level: Intermediate Current Sensitive: Yes. Dive at slack. Use this predictor . Location/Address: The public access beach at the end of NE Twin Spits Road, Hansville WA. Directions: Here's a Google Map of the location. Free Parking: Yes, limited. Staging Area...
by 60south
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: TIL There has only been one shark attack in Washington since 1900
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: TIL There has only been one shark attack in Washington since 1900

Jeff Pack wrote:Not the last 6 gill I ran into. It got far too personal. I can still feel its dorsal fin from head to toe, if I hadnt pushed off the bottom


I don't think sexual assaults count.
:sign10: :)
by 60south
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: TIL There has only been one shark attack in Washington since 1900
Replies: 7
Views: 318

TIL There has only been one shark attack in Washington since 1900

Source: http://www.sharkattackdata.com/place/united_states_of_america/washington I was suiting up yesterday and this guy comes up to chat. Says he sooo afraid of sharks. I tell him sharks are wussies, I'm more afraid of jellyfish. Got me wondering... How many people have been attacked by sharks here...
by 60south
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Shearwater Teric
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Shearwater Teric

Rechargeable? How long do the batteries last?
by 60south
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Iceland - Gardur in September
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Iceland - Gardur in September

Did you see any of the lumpsuckers at Gardur? They grow BIG there!

There is actually a commercial fishery for lumpsuckers.

... Now if I could just see one in the PNW ...
by 60south
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Seeking Advice On BCD and Weights
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Seeking Advice On BCD and Weights

Hi Charles1910, There are vinyl coated weights that are more practical (Seavenger); is vinyl coated lead good enough for salt and fresh water? Yes, they are good enough. In fact, these are what I'd recommend for snorkeling, with a basic belt of 2" webbing, a buckle, and maybe a few retainers (&...
by 60south
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Is this bad??
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Is this bad??

How did it fall? Is it dented or leaking? The valve broken or bent? Hard to know without more info or pics.
by 60south
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Looking for dive buddy
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Looking for dive buddy

The Oregon Scuba Club is doing a club dive at Clear Lake, Oregon, in September. 22 & 23 September 2018. Cool! That one's on my bucket list. I have put it on my calendar, in the [as-yet-unknown] event that I can attend. I notice that the reservations are already full for the lodge area, and the ...
by 60south
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: HOG D1 DIN and Second Stage
Replies: 0
Views: 189

HOG D1 DIN and Second Stage

HOG reg with new braided hose. 2nd recently serviced and good to go, 1st stage needs new HP seat.

$80 + shipping

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by 60south
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Looking for dive buddy
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Looking for dive buddy

Jeff Pack wrote:at 1.1 miles, thats a heck of a hump with gear. Makes Deception pass look easy


1.1 miles... almost vertical! Anybody got a helicopter I can borrow?
by 60south
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Looking for dive buddy
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Looking for dive buddy

Hi rentalcoot! Welcome to the board.

Maybe try to join some the gang here in Hood Canal, that might be the best/easiest diving from Portland.

Can you still dive Crater Lake? I thought they closed it for diving. If you can, I'll go with you.
by 60south
Mon May 28, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Port Townsend or Olympic Peninsula SUNDAY 5/27
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Port Townsend or Olympic Peninsula SUNDAY 5/27

njnigam wrote:I've always wanted to try Sekiu and the Neah Bay area, if you're ever interested.


Absolutely! But I don't know anything about them other than Neah Bay is good as a boat dive... if anyone's running out there. Can you do either as shore dives?

g
by 60south
Mon May 28, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Port Townsend or Olympic Peninsula SUNDAY 5/27
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Port Townsend or Olympic Peninsula SUNDAY 5/27

Hey! I'm sorry I didn't see this until now - I'm living over in Hoquiam. I'd be happy to dive tomorrow (Monday, May 28). Let me know if you're interested. Monday is tough. We should plan some dives closer to you, for Ediz Hook or Salt Creek. The weekend of June 16-17 is my next available play time....
by 60south
Sun May 27, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Port Townsend or Olympic Peninsula SUNDAY 5/27
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Port Townsend or Olympic Peninsula SUNDAY 5/27

A beautiful day to dive here in PT! But my buddy can't make it.

Are you diving here today? Wanna dive? Happy to go just about anywhere.

... Point Hudson
... Fort Worden
... Point Whitney
etc

glenn
by 60south
Fri May 25, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?

Is that the Loch Ness monster???
by 60south
Wed May 09, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Swimmer's ear remedy
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: Swimmer's ear remedy

I see several people suggesting hydrogen peroxide. I'm not so sure that's a good idea as it can easily damage tissues.
by 60south
Wed May 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: PSA: Nauticam using images without permission!
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: PSA: Nauticam using images without permission!

Did you take legal action against the magazine? No. They are a non-profit, trying to do good things. Legal action would have just cost us all time and money. 'Tis a shame. I would have gladly given them permission, but instead they chose to be inconsiderate. Another time, a photo thief stole -- and...

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