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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: 98

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: 98

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: 211

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: 8
Views: 545

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: 631

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: 304

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: 176

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: 933

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: 933

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: 933

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: 11273

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: 515

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: 1727

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: 823

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: 823

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: 684

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: 696

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: 696

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: 836

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.
by 60south
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Clear Lake, OR -- May or Thereabouts
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Clear Lake, OR -- May or Thereabouts

Diverdave68 wrote: Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:34 pm I would be interested in that trip.
Cool. Would any particular days work for you?

I figure on one two-dive day, camping the night before.

glenn
by 60south
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Clear Lake, OR -- May or Thereabouts
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Clear Lake, OR -- May or Thereabouts

Hi All,

Somewhere down on my bucketlist is a dive/camp trip to Clear Lake, OR.

This post is just to send out some feelers to see if anyone else is planning a trip there, knows someone who is, or would like to get together and dive it. I have time in May this year, maybe June.

Glenn
by 60south
Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 125218

Re: The Bottle Thread

Cetacea wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:14 pm Cool find! Pretty tough one! Post WT like 1890 but more desirable than the TS with the slug plate This one is id’d as wa0038 on Hutchbook.com which is Ron Fowler’s site
Thanks, I had not seen that web site!
by 60south
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Point Hudson
Replies: 19
Views: 12403

Re: Point Hudson

I really want to do a longer current study of Point Hudson, Point Wilson, and Keystone.

Something for this next year!
by 60south
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 125218

Re: The Bottle Thread

Latest finds near Port Townsend: - Fox "Clam Tea" bottle (really?), Seattle on the back. fox_clam_tea.jpg - Humphrey's Homeopathic Veterinarian Medicine humphreys.jpg - Pacific and Puget Sound Soda Works, Washington Territory Hutchinson bottle, this is a real gem. puget_sound_soda.jpg - T ...
by 60south
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Avelo Hydrotank system eliminates BCDs?
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Avelo Hydrotank system eliminates BCDs?

Color me incredulous. And skeptical. In fact, a whole rainbow of what-could-possibly-go-wrong colors...

https://www.deeperblue.com/a-new-scuba-tank-aims-to-eliminate-the-humble-bcd/

Thoughts?