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by 60south
Tue Jun 11, 2024 11:25 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: New diver, new setup built
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: New diver, new setup built

I don't see gloves on that list. ;-) Glad you like diving in a wetsuit or semi-dry! Most of us end up getting a drysuit and dry gloves eventually. When you're ready for that, Seaskin can make you a custom trilaminate suit starting at about $800. Recommended addition: a Weezle undergarment. Come over...
by 60south
Fri May 03, 2024 10:43 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Going to Possession Point fingers with the dive club
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

Re: Going to Possession Point fingers with the dive club

For us lurkers... What's the plan?
by 60south
Tue Apr 23, 2024 4:05 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Dive Port Townsend, 4/20 or 4/21
Replies: 3
Views: 3230

Re: Dive Port Townsend, 4/20 or 4/21

I didn't see this until today. I've never dived at PT, I'd be up for diving with you sometime if we planned it ahead of time. I want to do all those sites! Cool! I'm often available on the weekends. Critters, bottles, whatever you like. There's been a lot of disruption at Point Hudson and it's goin...
by 60south
Fri Apr 19, 2024 2:14 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Dive Port Townsend, 4/20 or 4/21
Replies: 3
Views: 3230

Dive Port Townsend, 4/20 or 4/21

<Bernie voice> " Once again I am asking you to go diving with me! </Bernie> All my buddies bailed-out this weekend, and here I am desiccating like an Egyptian mummy in the Sahara. Anybody near Port Townsend this weekend want to dive? Mid-day, noonish times look best for currents. Point Hudson i...
by 60south
Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: OceanConnect ocean conditions app
Replies: 1
Views: 4198

OceanConnect ocean conditions app

Well this is pretty cool! OceanConnect. Near-term past, present, and future ocean conditions: Temperature, tides, currents, and more. And there's an app for it.

(But I'd take those current estimates with a big grain of sea salt...)

glenn
by 60south
Fri Apr 12, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Anybody diving in Port Townsend Saturday 4/13?
Replies: 0
Views: 3543

Anybody diving in Port Townsend Saturday 4/13?

Tides and currents kinda suck but it's supposed to be a nice day. Would love to find a buddy for a dive, maybe check out the new reef.

Glenn
by 60south
Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend to reopen on March 1
Replies: 4
Views: 2422

Re: Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend to reopen on March 1

I sent out a request to the PT city council, asking if we could close the new breakwater to fishing since we're trying to establish new habitat and there's been a resurgence of fish schools there. I also cc'd the port. Turns out the rules for that kind of thing are made by the Port of PT, not the ci...
by 60south
Sat Mar 23, 2024 6:41 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Point Hudson Closed
Replies: 5
Views: 3195

Re: Point Hudson Closed

What's new @ Point Hudson this season? Is it open for diving yet? All open, construction is done. I think they're just now putting the finishing touches on the walkway over the breakwater. Aside from the new breakwater itself, which is going to be awesome habitat when it's had a chance to flourish,...
by 60south
Tue Mar 19, 2024 2:52 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Saint Helena Island dive trip report
Replies: 5
Views: 3125

Saint Helena Island dive trip report

Hi All! I just returned from a dive trip to St Helena island. It's in the South Atlantic , but you knew that. :snorkel: It was awesome! Low-key island life, tons of fish, wrecks, lava topology and swim-throughs everywhere, whale sharks, mobulas, very fun. Water temp in the high 70's F, I wore a 5mm ...
by 60south
Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:06 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Florida transplant hoping to get certified!
Replies: 3
Views: 4309

Re: Florida transplant hoping to get certified!

Welcome!

Living in Everett you're nearly on the doorstep of Edmonds Underwater Park, probably the best place locally to practice diving. No current, not much wave action, lots of critters, oodles of shallow areas, all good.
by 60south
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend to reopen on March 1
Replies: 4
Views: 2422

Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend to reopen on March 1

From an article in the PDN: https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/marina-in-pt-to-reopen-on-march-1/ I assume this means the barges will be gone and construction complete. Come see all the fish before they're gone! Schools of black rockfish. The new adjacent rock reef is sprouting kelp, and GPOs h...
by 60south
Sat Feb 03, 2024 6:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Epic Underwater Finds: What did you Discover today?
Replies: 9
Views: 2892

Re: Epic Underwater Finds: What did you Discover today?

And then this from today in Port Hadlock. Not a flintlock (darn it) but a .22. Sheriff contacted.
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by 60south
Wed Jan 31, 2024 7:41 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Epic Underwater Finds: What did you Discover today?
Replies: 9
Views: 2892

Re: Epic Underwater Finds: What did you Discover today?

That's pretty awesome, love the flintlocks. Not so sure I would dive in the Columbia... We've found a ton of stuff in Port Townsend, some we're still trying to identify. Most of the earliest stuff comes from the 1880s, although we've seen a few bottles, bits and pieces from the 1860-70's. That's abo...
by 60south
Mon Jan 22, 2024 6:19 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Hicks Beach Park, Shine WA
Replies: 0
Views: 4554

Hicks Beach Park, Shine WA

Dive Site Name: W.R. Hicks Beach Park Skill Level: All Divers Current Sensitive: Not much Location/Address: Just off Shine Rd, on the west side of the Hood Canal bridge Directions: Map Free Parking: Yes, limited spaces. Staging Area: One beat-up picnic table Surface Swim: None Nearby Facilities: No...
by 60south
Wed Jan 17, 2024 10:28 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Science diver* transplant looking to find community and keep up my diving experience
Replies: 16
Views: 3885

Re: Science diver* transplant looking to find community and keep up my diving experience

Bonus: I stumbled on this the other day-- the most screaming deal for soft weights I've ever found! Less than $1/pound. Holy smokes, am I reading this right? Soft weights are usually $5 a pound or more. (Might be a mistake, grab it fast.) https://www.walmart.com/ip/Soft-Weight-Bag-Pouch-Lead-for-BCD...
by 60south
Wed Jan 17, 2024 10:19 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Science diver* transplant looking to find community and keep up my diving experience
Replies: 16
Views: 3885

Re: Science diver* transplant looking to find community and keep up my diving experience

I don't have a dry suit unfortunately, most of my dives have been in SoCal where my 8 mm was sufficient. Do you have any recommendations for cost effective ways to get my hands on one? https://seaskin.co.uk/ Have someone help measure you. I recommend the membrane rather than the neoprene suits, qua...
by 60south
Tue Jan 16, 2024 3:43 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Edmonds Underwater Park
Replies: 26
Views: 27715

Re: Edmonds Underwater Park

Norris wrote: Tue Jan 16, 2024 1:52 pmFound what out?
Exactly.
by 60south
Tue Jan 16, 2024 1:50 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Edmonds Underwater Park
Replies: 26
Views: 27715

Re: Edmonds Underwater Park

Redleg0811 wrote: Tue Jan 16, 2024 1:07 pm I know this is old, but per Bruce, no DPV in the park.
Thanks goodness I had a lovely dive scootering the entire perimeter of the park before I found this out.
by 60south
Sat Jan 06, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: DiveRite TransPac II BCD, $120
Replies: 0
Views: 4833

DiveRite TransPac II BCD, $120

Well-loved TransPac II, has a M/L harness plus a separate L/XL back harness if you need something bigger. Travel wing with 25# lift, set up for single-tank diving. Inflator valve replaced this year. Everything works, I recently used it during a trip to Kona. Has D-rings and a crotch strap. $120 ship...
by 60south
Mon Jan 01, 2024 4:07 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Diving PT Sunday? 12/17
Replies: 5
Views: 3290

Re: Diving PT Sunday? 12/17

chyper wrote: Mon Jan 01, 2024 2:51 am When do you plan for the next diving?
Any weekend or on a Friday afternoon, weather and currents permitting. Sundays at Point Hudson when there isn't construction.
by 60south
Fri Dec 29, 2023 1:56 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Port Townsend Jetty Construction Dive, Sunday 12/31 (TBD)
Replies: 0
Views: 4976

Port Townsend Jetty Construction Dive, Sunday 12/31 (TBD)

This Sunday (TBD pending good weather, no construction, etc.) at around 1pm I will be making an underwater video of the progress of the new jetty construction in Port Townsend. I would be happy to have another diver along for safety. Part of the dive may include an overhead environment due to the co...