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by 60south
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Cabo Diving
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Cabo Diving

Cabo is surprisingly good given all the development. Rays, sea lions, and swirling tornadoes of yellow tails were just a few of the sights. If you get the opportunity, take the day trip to La Paz to snorkel with the whale sharks and dive at the islands. Highly recommended. Manta Diving, and others, ...
by 60south
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Dive at Point Whitney
Replies: 3
Views: 301

New Year's Dive at Point Whitney

A really great turnout, and fantastic weather (considering the forecast) at Point Whitney on 1/1. The dive and potluck was put together by Octopus Gardens Diving in Port Townsend. Water temp 45F, vis at depth 20-25 ft, with GPOs, flatfish, thousands of shrimp, and a sea lion cruising through. :pirat...
by 60south
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Logs??
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Logs??

Looks like the bay in Port Angeles, filled with dead heads from years of logging.
by 60south
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: New Years Day diving...
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: New Years Day diving...

Edit: I'll probably be there a bit later, 10ish: a more civilized hour. Confirmation email from Octopus Gardens Diving: NEW YEAR'S DAY POTLUCK DIVE Wednesday January 1st 2020 9:00 AM Point Whitney Dive Site, Brinnon Plan on doing two dives! Here's your chance to get to know other local divers! Brin...
by 60south
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: New Years Day diving...
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: New Years Day diving...

There are rumors that Octopus Gardens is planning New Year's Day dive(s) at Pt. Whitney. I have yet to confirm, but assuming it's 'on' and the weather isn't a hurricane, I'll be there.
by 60south
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cleanup Dive in PT
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Cleanup Dive in PT

We did a dive in Port Townsend today to remove derelict crabbing gear from the bay, all of it around the docks. My buddy and I pulled up 6 crab pots!
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by 60south
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive Insurance ....
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Dive Insurance ....

Maybe try Dive Assure? I've enrolled with them before. It is primary insurance, not secondary like DAN, so more expensive but arguably better.

https://diveassure.com/en/home/
by 60south
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is it Art? I don't care, I want it.
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Is it Art? I don't care, I want it.

Sometimes I see things I don't need but highly covet, like a full-size chrome hammerhead shark. Seen yesterday in downtown San Francisco.
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by 60south
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: ScubaJet
Replies: 2
Views: 818

ScubaJet

Has anybody here tried one of these?

The article seems to conflate thrust with depth, but whatever.

https://newatlas.com/marine/scubajet-pr ... ropulsion/
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by 60south
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Clean up a dive site ?
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Clean up a dive site ?

Just make sure there's no critters living in the trash when you bring it up. :mermaid:
by 60south
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Fort Flagler
Replies: 6
Views: 4146

Re: Fort Flagler

Did another gorgeous dive at Fort Flagler yesterday. Vis 25ft+, max depth 51 ft, 49F. This is my new favorite local dive site. It takes a bit of a swim to get out to the fish havens but it's worth it. Lots of stuff to explore, loads of fish, especially buffalo sculpin hiding everywhere. Slack, again...
by 60south
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Neah Bay water temps.
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Re: Neah Bay water temps.

We're used to the cold upwelling waters in Puget Sound. Sea Surface Temperature (SST) out in the ocean, however, can be much warmer and affect Neah Bay. Here's the latest chart from NOAA -- notice how the SSTs near the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca are a toasty 15 C (59F) compared to 11C (5...
by 60south
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Puget Sound Conch?
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Puget Sound Conch?

dwashbur wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:56 am
I'm trying to guess what made the hole.
Hammer and a screwdriver. Then a thin knife is inserted into the hole to cut loose the conch meat.

Then sauteed in a coconut breading... heaven!
by 60south
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Slime Star?
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Slime Star?

I've been calling these cushion stars, but the closest match I can find are the Slime Stars. Is this one?
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Photo taken at Williams County Park, Sequim. For scale there is a mid-sized shrimp at the lower left.
by 60south
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Labor Day Weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Labor Day Weekend

How was your dive Glenn & Cameron? Did the drysuit fit? Keystone was crazy beautiful!! Hope to dive with you guys soon! It was great! 3 GPOs and zillions of shrimp (are they looking at us? I think they're looking at us. It's like we had an audience of 100,000 shrimp, all evenly spaced apart and sta...
by 60south
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Labor Day Weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Labor Day Weekend

60south, I'll be on the peninsula tomorrow, so if you don't mind a hang along, I'd love to dive with you. Also, if you bring the dry suit, maybe I could give it a test dive for any leaks? Sure thing! Confirmed we're 'go' for meeting at 11am, Pt Whitney. I drive a white Tacoma. Will bring the drysui...
by 60south
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Doubles Tank Bands, $20
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Doubles Tank Bands, $30

Bump. $20 plus shipping.
by 60south
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Labor Day Weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Labor Day Weekend

I'm pinging my usual buddy for Monday diving at Pt. Whitney. No time yet... Probably meet 11ish?
by 60south
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Fort Flagler
Replies: 6
Views: 4146

Re: Fort Flagler

We dove this site again yesterday... and it was great. No, really. It's a shame the pier is gone but there's still a lot of life out at the fish havens (concrete structures). Vis was 25+. Max depth ~55ft. Wolf eels, old bottles, quillback rockfish, sea pens, the works. Lots to explore. It's super se...
by 60south
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200

Sold, pending good fit and function test.
by 60south
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200

WyoExpat wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:11 pm
I am very interested, but at 6ft 180lb, I'm a little worried about the fit. Where would you say it's short on you?
It's short on the inseam. Torso is plenty long.
by 60south
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Drysuit, Heavy Duty, Men's Large $200

Waynne Fowler wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:57 am
Holy Cow. If it's in the condition you represent that's a really good deal to the right person. nearly unbeatable. Those are rugged suits.
It's indestructible. The valves and cuff rings alone are worth the price. I just need to make some space...

Also listed on Craigslist for more.