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by 60south
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Keystone Jetty
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Keystone Jetty

Note: the café across the street is now closed and out of business. Hit Pickles, Greenbank Farms pie shop, or one of several shops in Coupeville instead... Site description updated, thanks. Someone needs to buy the old keystone cafe and turn it into a 1/2 dive shop & 1/2 coffee & dive bar!!...
by 60south
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone -- MLK weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Keystone -- MLK weekend

Very cool!
by 60south
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Keystone Jetty
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Keystone Jetty

We did a "drift" from the pilings to the jetty yesterday. I put drift in quotes because the current was so light it was actually a swim. And it's a looong swim if you aren't be helped along. Also, the thick rope that leads from the pilings ends about 2/3 of the way. There is a large anchor...
by 60south
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 1446

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

McGlencoe wrote:Now that 60South is back in town, I have someone to nag me to get back in the water and we pretty much only do shore dives (read that too broke for boat dives hahaha!).


Consider yourself thoroughly nagged! :smt064
by 60south
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: MLK Dive @ Keystone (or somewhere else?)
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: MLK Dive @ Keystone (or somewhere else?)

Let’s splash at 10. I’m going to be taking the 8am ferry from Mukilteo (and will make a stop at Pickle’s - hopefully their open). Yay! Diving! I have a reservation on the 8am ferry from PT. If anyone would like to tag along, I have another seat in the truck and I can bring an extra HP 100 of nitrox...
by 60south
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: MLK Dive @ Keystone (or somewhere else?)
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: MLK Dive @ Keystone (or somewhere else?)

Jhelly88 wrote:Last call! Any takers?? (Otherwise I may go skiing). Weather’s looking good too!


Me! I'm good to go. What's the plan? Meet at 10 or splash at 10?

I'd like to do two dives. I'll be taking the ferry from Port Townsend if anyone would like to carpool.

glenn
by 60south
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: MLK Dive @ Keystone (or somewhere else?)
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: MLK Dive @ Keystone (or somewhere else?)

Jhelly88 wrote:Just let me know if you are a confirmed “yes” so I don’t end up out there with no buddy :(


I'm dithering. I have some other obligations this weekend and I'm trying to wedge in day of diving.
by 60south
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: MLK Dive @ Keystone (or somewhere else?)
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: MLK Dive @ Keystone (or somewhere else?)

Ooo. The currents look great for Monday.
by 60south
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 1446

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Penopolypants wrote:
60south wrote: Oh, that and graduating with a PhD.


Congratulations Doctor 60South! What is it in?


The degree says "Geography". But the research was remote sensing of Antarctic land surface temperature extremes.
by 60south
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 1446

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Dives: 39. Not bad considering I lived in Colorado most of last year.

Highlights: Finding a drone and two skate boards off Port Townsend. Oh, that and graduating with a PhD.

2018 goal: Deception Pass
by 60south
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 32686

Re: The Bottle Thread

That's great!

Also love the pipe-like thing.
by 60south
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Switched over to drysuit finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 640

Re: Switched over to drysuit finally!

Congrats! You're gonna love it. I recommend getting some instruction first. Oh and whats this about equalizing the dry gloves? Do I need to put a tiny little pipe or something into the wrist seals to transfer pressure between the suit and the gloves? Yes. You need to equalize the pressure otherwise ...
by 60south
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Back in the water new member
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Back in the water new member

There's a few of us who live in the area. I'm often in Port Townsend, and user McGlencoe is also in the area. And a few more over in Kitsap county.

Good to have another diver around!
by 60south
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Back in the water new member
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Back in the water new member

Hi Nomad1662,

Welcome to the club! Where are you in the area?

glenn
by 60south
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rebreathers in Antarctica
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Rebreathers in Antarctica

Some friends tested rebreathers in Antarctica...

http://www.alertdiver.com/Antarctic_rebreathers
by 60south
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hi new member
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Hi new member

Near Discovery Bay... - Fort Worden State Park, just down the road in PT. - Point Hudson (by the Maritime Center in PT) - Anywhere along the waterfront in PT. - Keystone Jetty on Whidbey Island Inquire at Octopus Gardens about the currents. All of these sites are current sensitive, and you'll want s...
by 60south
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: A great day - a world of color
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: A great day - a world of color

AWESOMENESS!!
by 60south
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Barkley Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Barkley Sound

Sounds great! Pics? I had to look it up...

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Barkl ... 125.274444
by 60south
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: obligatory intro
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: obligatory intro

Hi DTrader,

Welcome! Where are you located?

glenn
by 60south
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: air consumption curiosity
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: air consumption curiosity

Get a drysuit, you'll be more comfortable in NW waters. If you find your gas consumption goes up and your dives aren't long enough -- I doubt this will happen -- simply use a bigger tank. For most dives, I am thermally limited (I get cold) or diuresis limited (I need to pee) long before my gas runs ...
by 60south
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone Jetty - 9/30/17
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Keystone Jetty - 9/30/17

Wow! Sharp pics and nice colors!
by 60south
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2897
Views: 206627

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Octopus Hole 9/22, muck down to 40fsw, clearing below with 25' vis.

One big octo with its chromatophores going full tilt. White-gray, then turning deep red. Way cool!
by 60south
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Diver swells up after getting bent
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Diver swells up after getting bent

Methinks he got stabbed with an air inflator. Pfffft!
by 60south
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Diver swells up after getting bent
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Diver swells up after getting bent

Whaaaaa..? That much bubbles and he should be dead.

Something fishy there.

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