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by 60south
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: obligatory intro
Replies: 4
Views: 92

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: 301

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: 218

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: 2849
Views: 197454

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: 6
Views: 351

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: 6
Views: 351

Re: Diver swells up after getting bent

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

Something fishy there.
by 60south
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: local stream invertebrate and water quality job
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: local stream invertebrate and water quality job

Thanks for posting that! Also, a microbiologist job with the USGS popped up today. The description says it's in Nordland but I'm pretty sure it's at the USGS lab at Marrowstone Point (a neat place if you ever get a private tour!). If I was a microbiologist I'd be all over this... https://www.usajobs...
by 60south
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Drift Diving Port Townsend
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: Drift Diving Port Townsend

Port Townsend Score Card:

Derelict crab pots: >6
Phones: 6
Sun glasses: 4
Bicycles: 3
Anchors: 3
Safety cones: 2
Fishing rods: 2
Car keys: 2
Skate boards: 2
Dope pipes: 2
Wallets: 1
Desktop PCs: 1
Boats: 1
GoPro cameras: 1 (still worked after 6 mos. on the bottom)
Drones: 1
:pirate:
by 60south
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Drift Diving Port Townsend
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: Drift Diving Port Townsend

Scubak wrote:Whats your availability in the next several days?
Kirsten


PM sent.
by 60south
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2849
Views: 197454

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Point Whitney on Wednesday-- mucky 6ft vis down to 35ft, then opening up to 15-20ft vis.

Lots of thermoclines. 81F on the surface! 47F at depth.
by 60south
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Drift Diving Port Townsend
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: Drift Diving Port Townsend

Does anybody ever dive the kelp beds out off of Ft. Warden? Seems like it would be an interesting, if not very deep, dive. Ya. There's a channel of sorts at the north end of the park. Shore access is difficult; we used sit-on-top kayaks. It's a beautiful dive, if you can get there. Lots of kelp, bi...
by 60south
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Drift Diving Port Townsend
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: Drift Diving Port Townsend

Hero shot with the found skateboard. (Scuba boarder? Ha.)

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Photo by McGlencoe
by 60south
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Drift Diving Port Townsend
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Drift Diving Port Townsend

McGlencoe and I did a fun little drift dive through Port Townsend today. It was on a flood tide, with a predicted current in excess of 1 knot, but the actual current was barely a sneeze in the right direction (we're seeing this a lot -- the flood-tide current predictions are way too high). Entry was...
by 60south
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Keystone Jetty
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Keystone Jetty

Dive Site Name: Keystone Jetty Skill Level: All Divers, with caution Current Sensitive: Yes Location/Address: Fort Casey State Park, Whidbey Island, WA Directions: Driving from Seattle, take the Mukilteo Ferry to Whidbey Island. Drive 22 miles north on Highway 525, turn left to the Port Townsend Fe...
by 60south
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Dives near Bellingham (Keystone Jetty, Rosario?)
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Dives near Bellingham (Keystone Jetty, Rosario?)

Keystone Jetty has wonderful diving! (Look out for the currents.) Hm.... I notice that Keystone isn't listed in the Dive Site Listings forum. Yikes! Someone needs to fix that. Jan??? Edit: Just looked at the currents this weekend at: http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/45.html Pretty gnarly...
by 60south
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Point Hudson
Replies: 16
Views: 4928

Re: Point Hudson

A note on slack times at Pt. Hudson... For the past few days we dove the slack just after a big flood tide. The slack has been occurring much earlier than predicted. Today, for instance, the slack was predicted at 14:26 but the actual slack occurred at roughly 13:40 (46 minutes early). The same kind...
by 60south
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: FLAT WATER!!
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: FLAT WATER!!

Great seeing you guys today at Point Hudson! Stay cool.

glenn
by 60south
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: What's up with Dive Logs?
Replies: 22
Views: 846

Re: What's up with Dive Logs?

A dive log is for your own benefit and enjoyment. How you log is up to you.

Years ago a few resorts asked to see my log, but it's a stupid request... They'll still let you dive even if you don't have one.

My first 300 dives were works of art in my log book... Now I use an Excel spreadsheet.
by 60south
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Port Townsend this Sunday, 7/30
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Port Townsend this Sunday, 7/30

So great to dive with everyone! Until my underwater photo skills improve, I'll stick to surface-interval pics at the beer garden... :)

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by 60south
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2849
Views: 197454

Re: Viz Reports Thread

enchantmentdivi wrote:... a spectacular color due to the coccolithophore bloom right now.

Coccolithophore!
Coccolithophore!

I just like saying that. Now if they actually tasted like coco...
by 60south
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Port Townsend this Sunday, 7/30
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Port Townsend this Sunday, 7/30

Head's up NWDC gang! The tides in Port Townsend this weekend are excellent. Visibility at depth has been about 15-20 feet recently. Looks like a great weekend to dive! djmcmath and I will be diving at Point Hudson on Sunday, splash time around 2:30 from the Maritime Center. Come join us. (And beers ...
by 60south
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Illahee Fish Haven (Illahee Dock)
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Illahee Fish Haven (Illahee Dock)

Great video! (Oh, so that's what it looks like when the visibility is more than 2 feet.)
by 60south
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Illahee Fish Haven (Illahee Dock)
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Illahee Fish Haven (Illahee Dock)

Dive Site Name: Illahee Fish Haven Skill Level: All Divers Current Sensitive: Not really. Location/Address: Near Bremerton, WA: Google Map Free Parking: Yes. Staging Area: Ugh. A steep parking area. Surface Swim: Short. Nearby Facilities: Porta Potty at the dock. Special Considerations: A steep roa...
by 60south
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: SSI specialty diver training
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: SSI specialty diver training

Too bad you can't publish the exam online here for us to critique. For some reason, written diving exams often seem to have errors in them. :computersmash: When I was taking classes I found a few, and also lots of incorrect descriptions in the materials. It was almost like they threw together a manu...
by 60south
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive slippers for full-foot fins?
Replies: 3
Views: 226

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.

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