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by CaptnJack
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Dalco wall
Replies: 8
Views: 158

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: 158

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: 4
Views: 157

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: 2
Views: 115

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: 164

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: 267

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: 6
Views: 269

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: 803

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: 803

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: 251

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: 111

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: 718

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: 718

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: 718

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: 718

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: 789

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: 238

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: 238

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.
by CaptnJack
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Large display wrist computers?
Replies: 21
Views: 609

Re: Large display wrist computers?

Used petrel would be my vote despite the ~$350 used price tag. The predator is fine too but only takes the more expensive lithium batteries.
by CaptnJack
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry glove system with O rings
Replies: 13
Views: 798

Re: Dry glove system with O rings

3) has anyone tried this? (Glove adhered to latex wrist seals) https://www.divegearexpress.com/g-dive-nordic-blue-drysuit-gloves-w-wrist-seal-liner One of my buddies in Michigan uses these. I have never in my life seen some much leaking and testing and rechecking and fidgeting with gloves. They req...
by CaptnJack
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New Diver in Kitsap!
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

I'm not getting wet much for the next few months but I'm in Southworth. I could take you out in the fall sometime.
by CaptnJack
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Harstine island diving
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Harstine island diving

Don't bother its a narrow channel of strong currents and mud
by CaptnJack
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Vashon island WSA dive site
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Vashon island WSA dive site

Sure you don't mean west of the ferry terminal?
by CaptnJack
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scooter out to Diamond Knot?
Replies: 18
Views: 964

Re: Scooter out to Diamond Knot?

From a practical perspective you need Good scooters a backup scooter doubles plus a stage and a deco bottle a safety boat site knowledge and not just be being chauffeured out there in a charter and dropped a willingness for everyone to take time off from work to dive it on the perfect day, not a &qu...
by CaptnJack
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scooter out to Diamond Knot?
Replies: 18
Views: 964

Re: Scooter out to Diamond Knot?

The people who have actually done it (many years ago) had a safety boat, which kinda defeats the point.
Not trying to be dickish but, if you have to ask here then you are not ready to try and plan this dive.

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