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by 60south
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive slippers for full-foot fins?
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Dive slippers for full-foot fins?

This is an excellent question. I used rental full-foot fins in Vanuatu and my feet were shredded within a day.

I haven't tried it, but if you can find thin, snug neoprene socks, maybe 1mm, that's what I'd suggest.
by 60south
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hi folks back from Nanaimo BC
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Hi folks back from Nanaimo BC

+1 for camping at Living Forest, an inexpensive option.

You've made me want to go back!
by 60south
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New Diver in Kitsap!
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

Have you been diving at Point Hudson in Port Townsend as of late? I'd love to hear a status report of the construction. Has it started? No construction destruction yet. It's unclear to me if the rocks or sea life will be saved, although I heard that WSA may try to rescue as many critters as possibl...
by 60south
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2785
Views: 185800

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Point Whitney, Brinnon, 7/3: 6 feet, at best, above 50ft. Below 50ft -- and a raging thermocline -- it opened up to 25+ ft. Sweet!
by 60south
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to the area from Florida! I need a new wetsuit, haha
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: New to the area from Florida! I need a new wetsuit, haha

When you get equipped, give me a shout! I'm in PT for the next 1.5 months.
by 60south
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Dive with me in Port Townsend
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Dive with me in Port Townsend

McGlencoe wrote:PT slack for Sunday is 5:15am and 11:00am.... I'll bring coffee, lets hit the early dive, we'd have to be in the water by 0430! :eek:


Um... How about the 11am slack? Splash at 1030?

Vis sucks but I'd be happy to do the jetty or anywhere else.
by 60south
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: what the heck is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: what the heck is this?

Also called "sea pickles" in an NPR report.

:snorkel:
by 60south
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Dive with me in Port Townsend
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Dive with me in Port Townsend

I'm free-format! I can take a break on any weekday, any time. Most weekends too, so long as it doesn't conflict with upcoming weekend festivities. :mmmbeer:
by 60south
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Dive with me in Port Townsend
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Dive with me in Port Townsend

I'm on a 'working vacation' in Port Townsend until late August. Coming up this way? Lemme know and we'll go diving!

glenn
by 60south
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: North Beach, Port Townsend WA
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: North Beach, Port Townsend WA

WaGigKpn wrote:I'm looking to do this dive soon. Planning to freedive and drift dive it with an incoming tide to point wilson.


In calm weather this would be a great choice for freediving. If it's too rough, maybe Fort Worden or around the piers in Port Townsend.
by 60south
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: what the heck is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: what the heck is this?

"...They’re so thick in Alaska that fishermen gave up on fishing because their hooks were coming up full of pyrosomes instead of salmon." With enough butter and garlic anything can be delicious, yes? But I still can't get past the idea that they look like some kind of sex toy. http://news...
by 60south
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! July 16 @ Sund Rock
Replies: 68
Views: 2250

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! July 16 @ Sund Rock

Yeehaa! I'm going to be hanging in Port Townsend this summer and might actually make it to a club dive, finally!

I'm planning on being there. Got chairs, chips, and cookin' utensils ready to go.

Also happy to carpool or pick someone up on the PT end of the Coupeville-PT ferry, if needed.
by 60south
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A New Product Idea, The Scorkl! Oh, wait...
Replies: 4
Views: 251

A New Product Idea, The Scorkl! Oh, wait...

The Scorkl

So, um, people will hand pump a Spare Air to 3000psi. And this is marketed to non-divers... What could possibly go wrong? :popcorn:
by 60south
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Question on sea life
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Question on sea life

You mean a geoduck snorkel, each tube maybe 2-3 cm in diameter? It's the breathing tube(s) for a honkin' big-ass clam. :burntchef:
by 60south
Thu May 25, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Browning Pass Hideaway
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Browning Pass Hideaway

I was unaware of the lease situation.

They were working on the housing when I was there, and it was fairly good at that time. What they really needed was a boat upgrade.
by 60south
Fri May 19, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: New Member

Hi Gerry!

Do you pronounce your name like "Jerry" or "Gary"?

And where are you?
by 60south
Mon May 08, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: BCD storage, no air, some air? full?
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: BCD storage, no air, some air? full?

+1 for good rinsing. I typically give mine a super internal rinsing at the end of a week of diving (or if I know I've let sea water inside it). For storage I thoroughly drain it, squeeze the air out, and don't worry. I also agree with fmerkel regarding the inflator valves, as I have had a couple of ...
by 60south
Sat May 06, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Point Hudson alert
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Re: Point Hudson alert

Thank you for posting that. Since the rocks that form the jetty are already there, the materials for an 'artificial' reef would appear to be at hand. I would suggest that they simply move the rocks aside (keeping them under water), rebuild the jetty, and then move them back as much as practical. I a...
by 60south
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Living in Brinnon, WA! Returning site user after a VERY long break...
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Living in Brinnon, WA! Returning site user after a VERY long break...

You have some of the best diving in Puget Sound right at your doorstep!

I'm often in Port Townsend during the summer months, maybe we can hit the water sometime.
by 60south
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2785
Views: 185800

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Townsend Bay has been 20' all this week.
by 60south
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: North Beach, Port Townsend WA
Replies: 4
Views: 448

North Beach, Port Townsend WA

Dive Site Name: North Beach park, adjacent to Fort Worden, Port Townsend WA Skill Level: All Divers, with a caution regarding currents. Current Sensitive: In shore, not really. Farther out, yes. Location/Address: Here's a map . Directions: Drive into Port Townsend. Follow the signs to the Jefferson...
by 60south
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: What is you favorite recreational tank size
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: What is you favorite recreational tank size

Steel HP 100 for casual diving.

HP 130 if things could go sideways.
by 60south
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: curious about SSI dive credit
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: curious about SSI dive credit

IMO, it's totally optional and just for fun. Your log book is (or should be) simply for your own enjoyment. Resorts or instructors may occasionally ask to see a copy -- although this seems kind of dopey because many of us use online or electronic log books, and log entries can be forged. It isn't a ...

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