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by 60south
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2717
Views: 173284

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Townsend Bay has been 20' all this week.
by 60south
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: North Beach, Port Townsend WA
Replies: 0
Views: 64

North Beach, Port Townsend WA

Dive Site Name: North Beach park, adjacent to Fort Worden, Port Townsend WA Skill Level: All Divers, with a caution regarding currents. Current Sensitive: In shore, not really. Farther out, yes. Location/Address: Here's a map . Directions: Drive into Port Townsend. Follow the signs to the Jefferson...
by 60south
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: What is you favorite recreational tank size
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: What is you favorite recreational tank size

Steel HP 100 for casual diving.

HP 130 if things could go sideways.
by 60south
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: curious about SSI dive credit
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: curious about SSI dive credit

IMO, it's totally optional and just for fun. Your log book is (or should be) simply for your own enjoyment. Resorts or instructors may occasionally ask to see a copy -- although this seems kind of dopey because many of us use online or electronic log books, and log entries can be forged. It isn't a ...
by 60south
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 28614

Re: The Bottle Thread

+1! I need to get up to Sitka.
by 60south
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: brightness of handheld light for the sound
Replies: 41
Views: 1021

Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

I have two of the DGX 600 handheld lights that Bob mentioned. (https://www.divegearexpress.com/catalog/product/view/id/1670/s/dgx-600-handheld-light/category/66/) They're great for your typical daytime leisure dive in the PNW. Solid, bright, and cheap. Maybe I should get another and strap them all t...
by 60south
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: #100
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: #100

Scubie Doo wrote:100 dives in our area is like 300 warm water dives


+1. :supz:
by 60south
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back
Replies: 16
Views: 1578

Re: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back

johndo88 wrote:...they held me until everyone else was on the boat.


Well that's new. And a bit worrying.

I wonder if it's because of the type of ferry being used?
by 60south
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Anyone diving this weekend?
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Anyone diving this weekend?

Where are you?
by 60south
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Drysuit: Extra layer of clothes, how much extra lead?
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Drysuit: Extra layer of clothes, how much extra lead?

> do you wear an extra layer of clothes under your undergarment? A heavy hood? If so, what do you wear and how much lead (if any) do you add Yes. Always a dry hood. Maybe 2-4 extra pounds. Extra undergarments trap air and will make you more buoyant. Adding more air to the suit will also keep you war...
by 60south
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy new year !
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Happy new year !

Yay! Looks like fun. Would love to help or participate if I'm around.

I'm in PT until Jan. 9th, then back again for a week in Feb. Kim gets back Feb. 9th I think.

glenn
by 60south
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: How an Octopus does the dishes - KVI
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: How an Octopus does the dishes - KVI

Love it! Time to clean house.
by 60south
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Looking for semi-regular dive buddy on Bainbridge
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Looking for semi-regular dive buddy on Bainbridge

I've only done Metridium wall from a boat... Seems like a heck of a surface swim.
by 60south
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Looking for semi-regular dive buddy on Bainbridge
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Looking for semi-regular dive buddy on Bainbridge

I get back to Port Townsend semi-regularly, and would be happy to do some local diving with you.

My regular buddy lives in Kingston (when he's not overseas), maybe I can hook you up. We've done Norrander's quite a lot. I need to try Agate Pass.

glenn
by 60south
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diver finds lost Nuke in BC
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Re: Diver finds lost Nuke in BC

That's da' bomb!

;)
by 60south
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Diving the Salish Sea
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: Diving the Salish Sea

Wow!
by 60south
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Waterproof Drysuits for Puget Sound Diving?
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

Re: Waterproof Drysuits for Puget Sound Diving?

Waterproof is a good brand, no worries.

That said, what's more important than the brand is how it fits you. Spend some time getting the right fit; that's better than spending $2000 twice because you didn't get the right thing the first time.
by 60south
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 28614

Re: The Bottle Thread

That's awesome! I love ballast bottles.
by 60south
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Galapagos!
Replies: 12
Views: 1414

Re: Galapagos!

+1 for doing a liveaboard in the Galapagos... before it's gone.

I was there a while back and it was the most amazing diving I've ever done. Also the most expensive, but worth it!
by 60south
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 28614

Re: The Bottle Thread

Hey Tim, Those weren't far out at all, maybe in 55' of water and more 'in town' than at Point Hudson. The ginger jar was so covered in barnacles it looked like a rock -- with a hole in the top. After these big storms lately I can't wait to get back out there. Alas, it might be after Christmas before...
by 60south
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Gone from PNW for School
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: Gone from PNW for School

I hear ya buddy! I'm at school in Boulder most of the year. Talk about drying out! : ( I'm usually back in Port Townsend for the holidays and at odd times throughout the year. I'd be happy to hop up to Gig Harbor for a dive, or take you out to PT's local diving attractions. And welcome to the board!...
by 60south
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rebreather Testing in Antarctica
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Rebreather Testing in Antarctica

Some of my friends "on the Ice" are testing rebreathers for research use. I think the Facebook post is visible to the public, so you shouldn't need an account:

https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.bozani ... 8363327565

Very cool! I just wonder what took them so long. :)
by 60south
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving near Port Angeles
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Diving near Port Angeles

Ediz Hook is easy and not very current sensitive. It's good for a dive or two, especially if things are dicey at Salt Creek.

I always like a dive in Lake Crescent to clean the gear off, too.

Take full tanks, as the sorta-dive-shop in town may not be open.
by 60south
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: how to avoid being eaten by a shark
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: how to avoid being eaten by a shark

I've been on several of these shark-feeding dives, some good, some bad. My take: Sharks are creatures of habit. If you feed them in the same place all the time, they will associate that place with feedings. This is good when all operators know and agree that That Spot is where the feedings will happ...

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