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by 60south
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sixgills and more....
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Sixgills and more....

Epic shots!
by 60south
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Altitude Diving and Nitrogen Narcosis
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Altitude Diving and Nitrogen Narcosis

I was just reviewing altitude diving procedures and found this statement : Nitrogen narcosis might not be experienced by an Advanced Open Water diver who only dives to 100 feet normally. However, put that diver down 100 feet starting at 9,000 feet elevation and they will experience it to some degree...
by 60south
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Transfill Whip Gauge Leaking Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Transfill Whip Gauge Leaking Oil

Jeff Pack wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Doesnt affect the gage, the oil is largely for dampening.(Its just glycerin). You can run without if you want, or refill and abit of silicon to seal it up better
Thanks! I'm on it.

glenn
by 60south
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Transfill Whip Gauge Leaking Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Transfill Whip Gauge Leaking Oil

NWDC hive mind, I need your advice-- I went to use my transfill whip today and found the gauge leaking oil. It is coming from rubber stopper on top of the gauge, that pops out all too easily (which may explain why it's leaking). So. It the gauge salvageable? It still works, I just don't know how cri...
by 60south
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive travel kinda bites right now
Replies: 22
Views: 924

Re: Dive travel kinda bites right now

YellowEye wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:35 pm
Salt creek is more about high enough tide height and surge/surf than current.
Ah, yeah. Last time the surge was awful and I got seasick while diving. Not something I want to repeat.

But otherwise a fantastic dive area!

glenn
by 60south
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive travel kinda bites right now
Replies: 22
Views: 924

Re: Dive travel kinda bites right now

You haven't dove everywhere here yet Glenn. Let's do some exploring and find some new stuff. Yes. Yes. Here's the short list of places I haven't been to yet (on our side of the water) but need to go: Skyline Wall Rosario Beach Deception Pass Sekiu Blakely Rock Neah Bay (closed for now) Keystone hig...
by 60south
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: God's Pocket keeping deposits for COVID cancelled trips
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: God's Pocket keeping deposits for COVID cancelled trips

In this discussion, I don't think anyone mentioned who , exactly, cancelled the trip. If a US-based dive group canceled it, then GP is doing you a big favor by offering to apply your deposit to a future stay. A guest's inability to travel to the resort is not GP's fault; they could just as easily no...
by 60south
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Why we like Fort Flagler (short video)
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Why we like Fort Flagler (short video)

wow, nice area. I'm trying to recall, is that current sensitive dive site? Very. It's why we don't dive it often. The water gets flushed out in the straits so the vis is usually better there. We use the Marrowstone Point current chart. Actual slack is typically 45-60 minutes before predicted. Yeste...
by 60south
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Why we like Fort Flagler (short video)
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Why we like Fort Flagler (short video)

Vis was great yesterday, 25ft in places.

Please pardon the backscatter, shot with a GoPro and small light.

Why We Like Fort Flagler (0:57 secs)
by 60south
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive travel kinda bites right now
Replies: 22
Views: 924

Re: Dive travel kinda bites right now

BUZO71 wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:09 pm
Monterey!
Dove Monterey Bay last year. Tried for a boat but they were all booked.

I hear some of the boats are going out again but with limited passengers.
by 60south
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive travel kinda bites right now
Replies: 22
Views: 924

Re: Dive travel kinda bites right now

I've been focusing on hitting Deception Pass, Skyline and Keystone off slack to work on skills Wait. You've been diving them off slack ?? I'm hoping to do a long weekend shore dive trip to hit Salt Creek, Seiku and some other random sites out on the peninsula. A camp/dive trip to Salt Creek or Lake...
by 60south
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive travel kinda bites right now
Replies: 22
Views: 924

Dive travel kinda bites right now

Well this forum's a bit dead. Not surprising, that. Our long-planned trip to Nova Scotia next month has been canceled by the covids. I'd happily skip up to BC for some diving instead but, bruh, can't do that either. Grr. Road trip? If I thought a drive & dive trip down the California coast would be ...
by 60south
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Seal Rock Campground diving?
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

BUZO71 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:20 am
Can an RV get in there? I'd be up for a trip if I can bring my 24'.
NFS site says 21' max.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/olympic ... 7&actid=29
by 60south
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Little Tiny Rant about Dive Computer Promo Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 398

A Little Tiny Rant about Dive Computer Promo Videos

I'm shopping for a new dive computer. Whee. The fancy computers all have these promo videos that show gorgeous underwater scenes, accompanied by heroic music, with only glimpses of the computers. They don't show you what you really want to see, like how the display works during the dive, the compass...
by 60south
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jellyfish Stings and Weirdness
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Jellyfish Stings and Weirdness

Just out of curiosity, do you know what kind of jellyfish it probably was? I.e., lion's mane, or something I need to start being more wary of? I think I need to start packing vinegar for dives. Thanks. No, unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?) I never saw the bell of the jellyfish, just the spaghet...
by 60south
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jellyfish Stings and Weirdness
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Jellyfish Stings and Weirdness

It might be beneficial to keep OTC allergy meds in your kit as well. If I were you I'd maybe consider carrying some fast acting Benadryl Thanks for the input. Can't get an epipen without a prescription. I do keep Benadryl strips, the kind that dissolve under the tongue, in my first aid kit. I'll ke...
by 60south
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA
Replies: 11
Views: 3762

Re: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA

Tons of anemones. Signs of GPOs near the concrete supports but nobody home. Schools of tubsnouts and candlefish (?) down to about 60ft, thousands of shrimp, big sculpins trying to look like shell hash, and crabs doing battle. And one badass jellyfish, presumably a lion's mane (although I never saw t...
by 60south
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 77252

Re: The Bottle Thread

That's awesome!!! Did you clean up the golf balls too? :) Of course! The phones were mostly flip-phone burners with the batteries and sim cards removed (gosh, someone is paranoid). I did have high hopes for the super nice iPhone that looked like it was recently dropped by accident, but the battery ...
by 60south
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 77252

Re: The Bottle Thread

Not as old but kinda fun-- found nothing but golf balls and cell phones while diving in PT the other day, and picked up this Coke bottle on a whim.

Turns out it's about circa 1942, with patent marks and says Seattle WASH on the bottom.
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by 60south
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA
Replies: 11
Views: 3762

Re: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA

An update-- we found another pipe, one we haven't seen on any of the dive site maps.

Heading north and west from the shore, we picked it up around 35 ft depth. It runs NNW, more or less, to about 80-90 ft of water.

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by 60south
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Seal Rock Campground diving?
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Hm. Well, checked it out anyway. Like FlyinV says, the 'handicap' parking, which is also the manual boat launch stairs, would be the place for entry. There's lots of unmarked parking on that deadend little road. Doesn't seem like they should get too upset about parking there-- maybe check in with th...
by 60south
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jellyfish Stings and Weirdness
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Jellyfish Stings and Weirdness

Had a great dive at Pt. Whitney today, at least up until the last 10 minutes... There's been lots of jellyfish in the shallows of Hood Canal lately, and in poor vis I swam right into a mass of tentacles. Couldn't back out in time. Ouch. Three hours later and my lips and cheeks are still stinging. I ...
by 60south
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Seal Rock Campground diving?
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

I'm probably headed down to Pt. Whitney Saturday afternoon (8/1) for a dive.

If so, I'll pop into Seal Rock Campground for a look-see and report back here.
by 60south
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Seal Rock Campground diving?
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Seal Rock Campground diving?

I'm always looking for new shore diving sites on my side of the water.

Has anyone dove at Seal Rock Campground near Brinnon? I know there's lots of boat diving in that area but wondering if you can still get a good dive from the day-use area at the campground.

Glenn
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by 60south
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 77252

Re: The Bottle Thread

A patent medicine bottle this past week from Port Townsend (come bottle dive with me!)...

Ca. 1880's "Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root" (really??) "Kidney Liver and Bladder Cure, Binghamton N.Y. USA". Wow, gotta get me some of that!
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