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by 60south
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Switched over to drysuit finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 481

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: 208

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: 208

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: 138

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: 297

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: 465

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: 401

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: 252

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: 614

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: 373

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: 2870
Views: 202763

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: 572

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: 572

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: 183

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: 672

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: 672

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: 2870
Views: 202763

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: 672

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: 672

Re: Drift Diving Port Townsend

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

boRder2.jpg

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: 672

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: 208

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: 376

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: 5113

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: 432

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: 1056

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.

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