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by 60south
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Cleaning out the Closet
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Cleaning out the Closet

SCUBARM79 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:33 pm
What size is your BCD? I've got a chest size 46-48" (think L/XL T-shirt). Would you're BCD fit me?
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by 60south
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Old Diver, New Area
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Old Diver, New Area

Welcome to the board!

Go dry. Sooner or later you'll get too cold in a wetsuit and decide to get a drysuit. Might as well just do it from the start. :-)
by 60south
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Possible dive site in Magnolia?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Possible dive site in Magnolia?

I misread the title as Possible Dive Site in Mongolia.

I thought, Wow, that's like super extreme! Hmmm. Is there diving in Mongolia?
by 60south
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Cleaning out the Closet
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Cleaning out the Closet

Random gear that I don't need... Oneill wetsuit, $40. Size L, 3mm full, rear zip, in great condition. I'm 5'11" 220lbs and it's a bit too small for me. Would fit someone 5'10" or shorter, <200 lbs. wetsuit1.jpg Booties, $10. Almost new. Size 10, but run a bit big for my size 10 feet. booties1.jpg SM...
by 60south
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Where to go on my next dive trip???
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Where to go on my next dive trip???

BillZ wrote:Red Sea Explorers is the ultimate in dive your own profile luxury. If you're up for an adventure, during the Winter-Spring they take one of their boats to Sudan and dive some amazing sites that are rarely seen.


Red Sea liveaboard trips are surprisingly affordable...
by 60south
Fri May 31, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Where to go on my next dive trip???
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Where to go on my next dive trip???

NWDC hive mind! I need your ideas. I'm starting to think about my next big international dive trip. Here's the thing... I recently got back from Thailand, which was nice enough, but all the diving was follow-the-divemaster style, and crowded. I cannot take any more of that! I'd like to find someplac...
by 60south
Tue May 21, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Craigslist deals
Replies: 824
Views: 97637

Re: Craigslist deals

I'm still looking around for an inflatable boat. Found this...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/boa/ ... 15164.html

Wait, what? The HO SQUAD?

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by 60south
Wed May 15, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 50974

Re: The Bottle Thread

Cetacea wrote:Here are a couple recent finds from the sound.


Nice finds! I especially like the Macy & Co. drug bottle.
by 60south
Mon May 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 273
Views: 50881

Re: Sea star die-off

Diving Townsend Bay yesterday, I was very pleased to see three young sunflower stars (Pycnopodia). No really big adults, but these smaller ones looked healthy.
by 60south
Wed May 08, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 50974

Re: The Bottle Thread

ohopdiver wrote:How old is it?


Molded but with an applied neck... Probably 1890's - 1910's era, rough guess. Hard to say definitively without embossing.
by 60south
Mon May 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 50974

Re: The Bottle Thread

Oooo, nice, clean. Not sand-blasted like most of the ones we find in the ocean.
by 60south
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 50974

Re: The Bottle Thread

The latest find from Port Townsend. Not as old as I first thought, but old enough to be Edwardian...

"By Appointment to His Majesty the King"

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by 60south
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Thailand - Similan and Surin Islands
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Thailand - Similan and Surin Islands

Great photos! I just returned from diving the Similans, Richelieu, and Koh Phi Phi last week with the Manta 8 liveaboard; you beat me to the Thailand review! Sadly, my review is not so positive. Background: I dove the same areas 23 years ago so I was interested in seeing what has changed since then....
by 60south
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Antarctic Artists and Writers Program
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program

As some NWDC members know, I have a long association with the US Antarctic Program (USAP). Something that comes up almost every year is a National Science Foundation (NSF) solicitation for artists and writers. It's highly competitive, and applicants should be able to show a body of public work that ...
by 60south
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 50974

Re: The Bottle Thread

Cetacea wrote:Recent finds...


Wow, that's amazing!

(yummm, botulism...)
by 60south
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 50974

Re: The Bottle Thread

OK, not a bottle, but it is an un-damaged coffee cup, no cracks, no chips,found over the weekend in the silt at about 100'. As far as I can tell, this is the old ASC logo, which seems to have disappeared from 1927 - 1931 when the new logo showed up. Ah, now that could be put back in service! Beauty.
by 60south
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig

I have a DiveRite Tanspac-II I'll sell you. Currently equipped with a travel wing.
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by 60south
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Talk Underwater! OMG I want one
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Talk Underwater! OMG I want one

Tangfish wrote:Looks hilarious! I wonder if it comes in pink.


But of course!

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by 60south
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Talk Underwater! OMG I want one
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Talk Underwater! OMG I want one

What can I say? Some people are geniuses. Or maybe my Amazon shopping got redirected to the sex toy shop...

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by 60south
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3094
Views: 278926

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Point Hudson, 2/10. Windy with 9 inches of snow. Churned-up shallow, ~20ft vis at depth -- very nice!

Got kinda beat-up with the wave action on entry but otherwise a good dive. 42F water temp, yowsa.
by 60south
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Float bags
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Float bags

10,000 lbs of lift would be roughly 25x 55-gallon drums. Yikes!

Must be a big boat on the bottom... Good luck.
by 60south
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Keystone Jetty
Replies: 13
Views: 2467

Re: Keystone Jetty

mike77jm wrote:

The above chart has changed from Admiralty Inlet to some place in New Jersey.



Thanks. Yeah, mobilegeographics keeps changing their site. Lately, the normal Point Hudson prediction brought up someplace in China... :tomnic:

Try this one:
http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/tideshow. ... on+Current
by 60south
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Dive Rite TransPac II with Travel Wing, size XL
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Dive Rite TransPac II with Travel Wing, size XL

I'm selling my Dive Rite II harness and travel wing. The wing (retails for $379 new) has a new inflator hose and valve. Straps, D-ring, tank bands, all in great shape. I originally got the TransPac for drysuit diving but switched to a backplate. Since then I've only used the TransPac for tropical di...
by 60south
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3094
Views: 278926

Re: Viz Reports Thread

What are these particulates, anyway? Not sure it's from runoff as we haven't had much lately.

Pt. Hudson yesterday was ~10-15ft, milky looking. All the way down.