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by CaptnJack
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: sea star wasting
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: sea star wasting

Hood Canal is dramatically improved over 2 yrs ago
by CaptnJack
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: sea star wasting
Replies: 6
Views: 240

sea star wasting

Started noticing more and more with every dive myself

http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/science ... 456269.php?
by CaptnJack
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 1441

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Wow... congratulations on Eagles Nest that is one of the top 5 hardest caves and deadliest to dive in the world Not really, its just deep so you really rack up deco fast. We spent an hour at 220ft, 3 hrs of deco to get out was super boring. I did the easiest dive there, the lockwood tunnel, with an...
by CaptnJack
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Atomic Cobalt computer issues
Replies: 17
Views: 531

Re: Atomic Cobalt computer issues

I sent an unit to Kurt that I bought used, was well out of warranty. Was fixed for free in a week and sent back to me with a case. (I think it was the recalled battery spring issue, but not positive). I'm certain you will never get 1 week turnaround and free service on a Suunto. I had one years ago,...
by CaptnJack
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Atomic Cobalt computer issues
Replies: 17
Views: 531

Re: Atomic Cobalt computer issues

Or you could upgrade to a shearwater perdix and avoid all those exciting (and annoying) dives.

Made in BC, local warranty service, and you will find no history of complaints about them cause their track record is stellar. Worth the money
by CaptnJack
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Three Tree NO NO's
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Three Tree NO NO's

Seems like someone either complained or public works just happened to be there - so it sure seems to have bothered someone. Playing nice and not taking up more room than you genuinely require really does help avoid conflicts. Canopies sure seem like "nice to haves" vs "requirements&qu...
by CaptnJack
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Three Tree NO NO's
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Three Tree NO NO's

Setting up tents and canopies in a tiny residential street that has not been particularly friendly to divers for years sounds like a way to piss off the already less than welcoming neighbors. Can't say I blame them for calling public works or the police. There are ugly homeless tents and canopies al...
by CaptnJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 1441

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Dives = 46 Highlights = finally doing Eagle's nest, just over a 5 hour dive swimming in Ginnie Springs (noodle legs), 9 dives in the great lakes including the Morell Lowlights = 3 hours of deco to get out of Eagle's nest, not being able to get the right gas for a new Tallahassee cave 2018 = more cav...
by CaptnJack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Is old air really an issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Is old air really an issue?

unless there's water in the tanks there is no such thing as stale air
by CaptnJack
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry Suit Question
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Dry Suit Question

I would do a weight check at 6-10ft with a near empty tank before changing anything else. I.e. confirm 44lbs is the right amount.
by CaptnJack
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: Small Travel Wing
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: WTB: Small Travel Wing

DSS makes a 17, 20, and a 26 but not sure anyone makes a 23
by CaptnJack
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Build a reef at Redondo
Replies: 19
Views: 1102

Re: Build a reef at Redondo

there is no faster way to get this killed than to pair it with a marine protected area (MPA) - even the non-fishing hunters will lobby like crazy against even the mere perception of reducing any kind of hunting/fishing access
by CaptnJack
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Call to Action - ThThTh 11/9
Replies: 22
Views: 1004

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: 394

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: 615

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: 738

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: 917

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: 328

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: 477

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: 643

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: 643

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: 486

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: 502

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: 425

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: 11
Views: 974

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.

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