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by 60south
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive Insurance ....
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Dive Insurance ....

Thanks for pursing this. I wonder what is different about WA that the underwriters won't insure 70+ here?

FWIW, DAN insurance is secondary insurance. Your primary insurance is the first line of defense; making sure that's as good as possible is probably the best (only?) action available.
by 60south
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hypothetical Question (sorta): What do you do if you find a firearm while diving?
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Hypothetical Question (sorta): What do you do if you find a firearm while diving?

Kinda slow on the board lately. Thought I'd stir up the silt a bit... The question isn't really hypothetical because, inevitably, someone here will find a weapon while diving. This year alone we've found quite a lot of unspent 30-06 ammunition from the WWI era, and a CO2 air pistol (badly corroded)....
by 60south
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Divers Discover Nazi WW2 Enigma Machine in Baltic Sea
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Divers Discover Nazi WW2 Enigma Machine in Baltic Sea

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/artic ... baltic-sea

That's nothin'! I find 90's-era flip phones all the time, and they're much higher technology...
by 60south
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sewage Overflow in Port Townsend
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Sewage Overflow in Port Townsend

Advisory lifted. Now all you need to worry about is the normal icky bacteria.

https://www.ptleader.com/stories/water- ... send,72301
by 60south
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Hood Canal Bridge, West Side
Replies: 7
Views: 6475

Re: Hood Canal Bridge, West Side

Just a follow-up on this.

I drove over the bridge today and checked things out, and there a still -- very definitely -- two signs that say NO SCUBA DIVING BELOW THE BRIDGE.

Killjoys.
by 60south
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sewage Overflow in Port Townsend
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Sewage Overflow in Port Townsend

Area affected includes Point Hudson dive site. Overflow happened a few days ago but the warning is still in effect.

https://ecology.wa.gov/Blog/Posts/Novem ... Port-Towns
by 60south
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: So this washed up on my beach today...
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: So this washed up on my beach today...

Oh no!

Diving with a live one is near the top of my bucket list. Can we set up a mola mola emergency text hotline for sightings?
by 60south
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 87473

Re: The Bottle Thread

From Fort Flagler the other day... Claussen Brewing Association, Seattle Wash. blob-top beer bottle, ca. 1901. A bit sand-blasted after being underwater for 120 years, but otherwise in great shape. An excellent history of the Claussen Brewing Association can be found here . (Edit: Holy smokes! I jus...
by 60south
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 87473

Re: The Bottle Thread

Oi! This was kind of a crazy dive day in Port Townsend. Our afternoon slack (Dive title: "Slack? What slack??") dive turned out to be amazing. Clear, aquarium diving with tubesnouts and all kinds of goofy things. -- A ceramic Chinese Tiger Whiskey bottle. The lip is chipped but this one is going on ...
by 60south
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Massive Anchor at Fort Flagler
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Massive Anchor at Fort Flagler

Had a wonderful dive at Ft. Flagler yesterday. 25+ vis, lots of rockfish and cod, old medicine bottles, more live ammunition (30-06, circa WWI), and this massive anchor in the video, with probably 100ft of heavy chain. The video starts at the top of the anchor where I brush some silt off a massive s...
by 60south
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Crazy Currents This Week
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Crazy Currents This Week

Getting darker earlier kinda sucks! But on the Peninsula side of the sound, many of the local dive sites have slack times that are 45 minutes to an hour before the predicted slack. For instance, we are planning a dive at Ft. Flagler today; the Marrowstone Point current prediction (nearest to the sit...
by 60south
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Crazy Currents This Week
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Crazy Currents This Week

I'm looking ahead at some amazingly good currents, especially Thursday 10/8.

But wow... Late in the week it's almost all "ebb" with no "flood". WTH?

tide.5130.png
by 60south
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sixgills and more....
Replies: 16
Views: 1429

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: 354

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: 716

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: 716

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: 2463

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: 2463

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: 1118

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: 399

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: 399

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: 2463

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: 2463

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...