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by 60south
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: #100
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: #100

Scubie Doo wrote:100 dives in our area is like 300 warm water dives


+1. :supz:
by 60south
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back
Replies: 16
Views: 1494

Re: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back

johndo88 wrote:...they held me until everyone else was on the boat.


Well that's new. And a bit worrying.

I wonder if it's because of the type of ferry being used?
by 60south
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Anyone diving this weekend?
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Anyone diving this weekend?

Where are you?
by 60south
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Drysuit: Extra layer of clothes, how much extra lead?
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Drysuit: Extra layer of clothes, how much extra lead?

> do you wear an extra layer of clothes under your undergarment? A heavy hood? If so, what do you wear and how much lead (if any) do you add Yes. Always a dry hood. Maybe 2-4 extra pounds. Extra undergarments trap air and will make you more buoyant. Adding more air to the suit will also keep you war...
by 60south
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy new year !
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Happy new year !

Yay! Looks like fun. Would love to help or participate if I'm around.

I'm in PT until Jan. 9th, then back again for a week in Feb. Kim gets back Feb. 9th I think.

glenn
by 60south
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: How an Octopus does the dishes - KVI
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Re: How an Octopus does the dishes - KVI

Love it! Time to clean house.
by 60south
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Looking for semi-regular dive buddy on Bainbridge
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Looking for semi-regular dive buddy on Bainbridge

I've only done Metridium wall from a boat... Seems like a heck of a surface swim.
by 60south
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Looking for semi-regular dive buddy on Bainbridge
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Looking for semi-regular dive buddy on Bainbridge

I get back to Port Townsend semi-regularly, and would be happy to do some local diving with you.

My regular buddy lives in Kingston (when he's not overseas), maybe I can hook you up. We've done Norrander's quite a lot. I need to try Agate Pass.

glenn
by 60south
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diver finds lost Nuke in BC
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: Diver finds lost Nuke in BC

That's da' bomb!

;)
by 60south
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Diving the Salish Sea
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Diving the Salish Sea

Wow!
by 60south
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Waterproof Drysuits for Puget Sound Diving?
Replies: 13
Views: 2032

Re: Waterproof Drysuits for Puget Sound Diving?

Waterproof is a good brand, no worries.

That said, what's more important than the brand is how it fits you. Spend some time getting the right fit; that's better than spending $2000 twice because you didn't get the right thing the first time.
by 60south
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 131
Views: 28062

Re: The Bottle Thread

That's awesome! I love ballast bottles.
by 60south
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Galapagos!
Replies: 12
Views: 1331

Re: Galapagos!

+1 for doing a liveaboard in the Galapagos... before it's gone.

I was there a while back and it was the most amazing diving I've ever done. Also the most expensive, but worth it!
by 60south
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 131
Views: 28062

Re: The Bottle Thread

Hey Tim, Those weren't far out at all, maybe in 55' of water and more 'in town' than at Point Hudson. The ginger jar was so covered in barnacles it looked like a rock -- with a hole in the top. After these big storms lately I can't wait to get back out there. Alas, it might be after Christmas before...
by 60south
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Gone from PNW for School
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: Gone from PNW for School

I hear ya buddy! I'm at school in Boulder most of the year. Talk about drying out! : ( I'm usually back in Port Townsend for the holidays and at odd times throughout the year. I'd be happy to hop up to Gig Harbor for a dive, or take you out to PT's local diving attractions. And welcome to the board!...
by 60south
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rebreather Testing in Antarctica
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Rebreather Testing in Antarctica

Some of my friends "on the Ice" are testing rebreathers for research use. I think the Facebook post is visible to the public, so you shouldn't need an account:

https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.bozani ... 8363327565

Very cool! I just wonder what took them so long. :)
by 60south
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving near Port Angeles
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Diving near Port Angeles

Ediz Hook is easy and not very current sensitive. It's good for a dive or two, especially if things are dicey at Salt Creek.

I always like a dive in Lake Crescent to clean the gear off, too.

Take full tanks, as the sorta-dive-shop in town may not be open.
by 60south
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: how to avoid being eaten by a shark
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: how to avoid being eaten by a shark

I've been on several of these shark-feeding dives, some good, some bad. My take: Sharks are creatures of habit. If you feed them in the same place all the time, they will associate that place with feedings. This is good when all operators know and agree that That Spot is where the feedings will happ...
by 60south
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: SiTech Valve Help Please
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: SiTech Valve Help Please

Before resorting to the sealant, try re-attaching it with some regular silicone lube around the threads and gasket. The sealing surfaces have to be clean and tight. I had this same problem a couple weeks ago after replacing the chest valve on my suit -- bad leaking, even though it passed a fully-inf...
by 60south
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Hood canal water Temps
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Hood canal water Temps

Huh, I'd never looked at that buoy data before. It takes some wild swings! The surface water got above 70F in July and August. You can see when the rainy, colder weather moved through in late August.

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by 60south
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Hood canal water Temps
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Hood canal water Temps

Wade wrote:Is there a significant thermal climb


There will be a thermocline. I can't say how significant it will be, that depends on the weather and tides.
by 60south
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Hood canal water Temps
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Hood canal water Temps

My dive log shows 50's near the surface, high 40's at depth around Aug-Sep.

The Hoodsport buoy is showing much higher temps right now, 61F at 3m below the surface. That's amazing... and kind of scary. I wouldn't count on it.
by 60south
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Diving God's Pocket
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Diving God's Pocket

Great video! Very fun.
by 60south
Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Point Hudson
Replies: 15
Views: 4035

Re: Point Hudson

Do Keystone next please..... :) Absolutely! Things are just crazy-pants there. It's going to be a while, tho... I'm hoping to make a Mark II version of the sensor, easier to manufacture and deploy. For now it's back to work/school in Colorado, The Desiccated Place. On this trip I got in 17 dives. Y...
by 60south
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Point Hudson
Replies: 15
Views: 4035

POINT HUDSON CURRENTS

Many of us have noticed that the currents at Point Hudson don't always match the predictions . That's putting it nicely. The nearest current estimates are apparently 0.5 miles away, somewhere in the straits. The tidal basin of Townsend Bay messes with the flow, so Point Hudson is often wildly differ...

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