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by CaptnJack
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Call to Action - ThThTh 11/9
Replies: 22
Views: 686

Re: Call to Action - ThThTh 11/9

For all practical purposes DNR owns all aquatic lands below the low tide level. When a marina wants to install a pier or a float, or a wastewater treatment plant wants to put in an outfall, an aquaculture farm wants to put in a net pen, or WSDOT wants to build a ferry terminal - DNR does not sell th...
by CaptnJack
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: trip to B.C. Nov 18
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: trip to B.C. Nov 18

There is very limited diving in Indian Arm, its a deep fjord, no currents, only a couple access points, and limited life.

The area around Horseshoe Bay (including Whytecliff) is much more interesting.
by CaptnJack
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: Is there a drysuit with attached boots and rings?

carlk3 wrote:
ORDiver wrote:The SiTech dry gloves can be put on any suit with latex wrist seals.


I may do this. Are people happy with the durability of attaching this way?


My wrist seals last just as long as the neck seal.
by CaptnJack
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: air consumption curiosity
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: air consumption curiosity

Its going down in a drysuit because there's less shivering. For my last comparison (many years ago), go try diving Salt Creek in a wetsuit, you will never go through a tank faster. Its damn cold out there!
by CaptnJack
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Advice on Regulators
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Advice on Regulators

I would stick with the Apeks you have, none of the listed will perform better than them anyway.
If you really just want something new, the scubapro or atomics would be my choice - but I have a preference for piston regs.
by CaptnJack
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Want to do boat drift dive Tacoma Narrows 9/30 or 10/1
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Want to do boat drift dive Tacoma Narrows 9/30 or 10/1

I will be out of town diving that weekend, but could take you another time.
by CaptnJack
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where to get Argon fills
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Where to get Argon fills

5th dimension in Seattle
UWS in Seattle

Or just fill them with air and tell them its argon ;)
by CaptnJack
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Dalco wall
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Dalco wall

140-180-5000? Matters not to me I won't be going that deep anyway. 130 feet is as deep as I care to dive. In the tropics it's still good vis and wildlife abounds. In the sound I think most of the things I enjoy are much shallower than 130 feet. its a scalloped sandstone wall without as much life as...
by CaptnJack
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Dalco wall
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Dalco wall

Its a near vertical sandstone wall, the top is around 40ft and the bottom around 140ft. About the only choice to make is what depth. You only want to do it at high slack.
by CaptnJack
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Hp 119s for trade
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Hp 119s for trade

stupid question but why? hp119s and lp95s are the same exact dimensions
by CaptnJack
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: OW Water Instructor Recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: OW Water Instructor Recommendations?

Peter Rothschild if he is still teaching. He's in woodinville
by CaptnJack
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hoods Canal plan
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Hoods Canal plan

I'm not too far from Hood Canal and have a boat even. Feel free to PM if you want to make plans for some Saturday.
Richard
by CaptnJack
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving & The Economy
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Diving & The Economy

McGlencoe wrote:It may be true that WA has that high of divers per cap, but I bet we also have the highest divers per cap that don't dive in their own state..LoL!


Actually Colorado wins in that department. Not a insignificant number of divers, and barely any in state diving at all.
by CaptnJack
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Diver swells up after getting bent
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Diver swells up after getting bent

60south wrote:Whaaaaa..? That much bubbles and he should be dead.

Something fishy there.

looks like massive subcutaneous emphysema
by CaptnJack
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS/Trade: KISS GEM SCR Rebreather
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: FS/Trade: KISS GEM SCR Rebreather

Craig is still a Kiss instructor, with TDI
by CaptnJack
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS/Trade: KISS GEM SCR Rebreather
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: FS/Trade: KISS GEM SCR Rebreather

I know these sell new for quite a bit more than you are asking. But you might need to drop your price a bit more, there's a used one on AH for $800 right now.
by CaptnJack
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: seattle area dive question
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: seattle area dive question

Alki pipeline is pretty easy access, be sure to have a compass to find the outer section. Better at mid-to high tides.

Access to 100ft rock has been closed a decade+ now, so there aren't any shore accessible sites from downtown until you get to Edmonds.
by CaptnJack
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: local stream invertebrate and water quality job
Replies: 1
Views: 165

local stream invertebrate and water quality job

Not sure how many of you all might be interested, but the science unit here at King County has an entry level position open right now. I encourage qualified applicants to apply. No diving involved in case you are wondering, there may be opportunities to help out with salmon reed snorkel surveys occa...
by CaptnJack
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?

Puerto Rico is a US territory, relatively inexpensive and is a couple of hour plane flight to the mainland if the need arises. I've heard mixed reviews on the diving but at least the water is warm ;-) jeff kruse and his wife lived in PR for a few years (maybe he will see this). The PR culture drove...
by CaptnJack
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?

If I was to retire in warmer water locales, I'd like to go to cave county in Florida. Fairly cheap and those caves are incredible (well at least the caverns and sinks that I've been in) and the fresh water is so much nicer on gear, but the heat is another thing..... LOL! Heat, mosquitoes, and idiot...
by CaptnJack
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?

JJHACK wrote: I have to see what the diving is like on the texas coast south of Houston.


Its all boat diving, and you have to go a long ways out to get to anything. So its heavily weather dependent. And chartering a boat is both seasonal and expensive.
by CaptnJack
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?

Jeff Pack wrote:I would move into the great lakes area, and dive all the wrecks.

except the dive season is about 4 or 5 months long, most require a boat to access, and the other 7 months out of the year you need a snowblower....
by CaptnJack
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: SPG and Dive computer
Replies: 22
Views: 972

Re: SPG and Dive computer

the predix is a nearly new model, its functionally the same as a petrel however. So you will typically find the slightly older petrels on sale used but not a used predix. from oldest and cheapest to the latest... predator is the original model, and takes only a lithium battery a petrel 1 is smaller,...
by CaptnJack
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: O2 fills?
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: O2 fills?

Sound Dive in Bremerton has a hydro facility. (but they are expensive and sometimes I question their knowledge about + ratings)
by CaptnJack
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: O2 fills?
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: O2 fills?

Fire King in Seattle will hydro, clean, and refill for you.
Tacoma scuba would be my next suggestion, but they don't have an in-house hydro facility.

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