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by 60south
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Travel Insurance

Hey all, I'm taking a little trip up to God's Pocket (yay!) a week from now, and looking at travel insurance. The trip is a bit expensive, of course, but I'm only interested in coverage for big catastrophic medical expenses like road accidents or being bitten by an orca. If the trip gets cancelled d...
by 60south
Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Anybody diving in Port Townsend this weekend, 7/23 - 7/24?
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Anybody diving in Port Townsend this weekend, 7/23 - 7/24?

Mid-day tides are looking good, and the water's been clearer lately.

My usual buddy is out of action for a few weeks. If you're diving locally, can I tag along?

Glenn
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by 60south
Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Hoffman Cove, Shaw Island
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Hoffman Cove, Shaw Island

Dive Site Name: Hoffman Cove, Shaw Island Skill Level: Intermediate Current Sensitive: Yes Location/Address: At the very end of Hoffman Cove Road, Shaw Island, San Juan Islands, WA, USA Directions: Take a ferry to Shaw Island, wander southwest until you find Hoffman Cove Road, then drive to the end...
by 60south
Wed Jul 13, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Marine Salvage Rights in Puget Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Marine Salvage Rights in Puget Sound

Boarderguy wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:47 am Depending on what transpired the vessel or vehicle may belong to the insurance company that paid out a claim on it. All kinds of weird little loop holes to keep you from keeping what was retrieved.
Yeah I expect as much. Hmmm.
by 60south
Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Marine Salvage Rights in Puget Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Marine Salvage Rights in Puget Sound

Let's say, hypothetically, that a diver finds a sunken boat (or vehicle, or whatever) somewhere in Puget Sound. Maybe the original owner of said boat wants to recover it. Or maybe not. Either way, the diver gets there first, and raises/salvages the boat. What rights does the salvager have? Does the ...
by 60south
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Shore Diving sites on Orcas Island or Shaw Island
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Shore Diving sites on Orcas Island or Shaw Island

One good Shaw dive is Broken Point. I've been curious to know if it is doable with scooters, you may want to check that out! Broken Point looks like a great area. If we could get to a nearby beach I think scootering would be very doable, but the nearest beach is the small isthmus leading out to Bro...
by 60south
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Shore Diving sites on Orcas Island or Shaw Island
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Shore Diving sites on Orcas Island or Shaw Island

¡Hola amigos!

I will be on Shaw Island for a few days next month and would like to get a few dives in. Shore access is ... limited... Same goes for nearby Orcas Island.

Do you know of any good dive sites on either island that we might access? We have scooters, if it helps.

glenn
by 60south
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Feed Me
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Feed Me

It's a filter feeder frenzy! Fabulous fauna footage!

But it seems like vis may be better at Lake Crescent...
by 60south
Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Planyourdive Replacement for current predictions
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Planyourdive Replacement for current predictions

They all seem to be awkward. Or non-functional. There's definitely a need for an elegant tide/current predictor web site, if there was a way to fund it without too much advertising baggage.

I use tide.arthroinfo.org, which is quirky and tedious but seems to be comprehensive.
by 60south
Fri May 13, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Sign of the [Old] Times
Replies: 7
Views: 725

A Sign of the [Old] Times

And now for something a little different... We did a cleanup dive near Point Hudson today and pulled up an old gasoline sign. It was newly exposed by winter storms, I think, because we'd never seen it before. It took a lot of digging and a 50# lift bag to get it to shore. This is a keeper! Haven't q...
by 60south
Wed May 11, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Using a shop compressor for inflation testing
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Using a shop compressor for inflation testing

Some of you have probably known this since Before Scuba ... but it's new to me! I wanted to leak-test my drysuit and was looking for a way to inflate it that wouldn't drain a scuba tank. If you have a shop compressor with a blow-gun nozzle that has a removable tip, an LP BCD inflator hose fits perfe...
by 60south
Tue May 10, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Inupiaq Diver
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Inupiaq Diver

Hey hi!

Where are you located?

glenn
by 60south
Sun May 01, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: jelly fish Movie
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: jelly fish Movie

Biked across on the ferry today with snorkeling gear and took a look. They're still there! Very fun. Not as many as in your video, but still a great afternoon splashing around in the lake.
by 60south
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: jelly fish Movie
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: jelly fish Movie

The moon jellies are at Driftwood pond I don't know if they're still there and I don't know how or why this pond supports life because it's brackish water... I saw post and reached out to Jan and he said the pond is full of moon jellies which I thought was completely weird ? And not possible... But...
by 60south
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: jelly fish Movie
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: jelly fish Movie

So cool!

I would like to do this dive.

Deets?
by 60south
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Keystone Jetty
Replies: 20
Views: 11678

Re: Keystone Jetty

Bump. Same question!
jmartel wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:42 am What's at Jack's reef? I don't think I've been there before. I've been out to the barnacle reef once or twice on favorable current days.
by 60south
Sun Feb 13, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cockerell Dorids at different F Stops
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Cockerell Dorids at different F Stops

The second one. But I think the composition is the main reason I like it best.
by 60south
Sat Feb 05, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Fall quarter diving wrap up
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Fall quarter diving wrap up

Wow those are all beautiful!
by 60south
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Wreck of the North Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Wreck of the North Pacific

Thanks for all the replies.

Maybe CaptnJack or others have already done this, but the only thing I can think of is to (maybe) identify the background in the photo of the sinking -- presumably Whidbey island in the distance.
North_Pacific_(sidewheeler)_sinking_1903.jpg
by 60south
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Wreck of the North Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Wreck of the North Pacific

The North Pacific is a sidewheeler wreck, supposedly somewhere off of Marrowstone Point.

Does any know the location? My searches turned up nothing.

g
by 60south
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive #1000
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Dive #1000

Well, finally reached 1000 dives, and it only took me 38 years!

yay.
by 60south
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Tsunami Advisory, 15 Jan 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: Tsunami Advisory, 15 Jan 2022

This afternoon the water around Port Townsend is churned up, muddy looking.
by 60south
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Tsunami Advisory, 15 Jan 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Tsunami Advisory, 15 Jan 2022

I'm interested to hear what effects people see around Puget Sound.

https://tsunami.gov/

...and estimated start times, depending on location.

We scuttled a dive in Port Townsend at 11am this morning, around the same time as the arrival. Bummer, that.

glenn
by 60south
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Clear Lake, OR -- May or Thereabouts
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Clear Lake, OR -- May or Thereabouts

Diverdave68 wrote: Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:14 pm I'm open every weekend.
Most of the campgrounds don't open until Memorial Day weekend. Argh. I need to chew on this.