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by JJHACK
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki cove 2
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Alki cove 2

I wish parking was not such an issue here! My wife dive with me. Her first trip here since being certified. We had a great time. She used all her own equipment for the first time as well. Rented tanks only. Water was pretty good, 52 deg pretty consistent to 45 feet. Viz was fair maybe 8 feet or so. ...
by JJHACK
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba is "too expensive" Huh?
Replies: 21
Views: 3841

Re: Scuba is "too expensive" Huh?

"Horses are giant beavers ... All they do is eat" I lease my east pasture every year to various folks that have the need for this kind of space. This year I leased it to a woman that trains horses. They are eating machines! No worry about mowing this year. They will chew down all the gras...
by JJHACK
Wed May 31, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Wet suit neck stretch
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Wet suit neck stretch

I have a couple wetsuits that the neck is very tight. If I zip them up over a tank to stretch the neck how long will it take to stretch them. Overnight or a week?

After which how long do they stay stretched? Any experience with this?
by JJHACK
Tue May 30, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba is "too expensive" Huh?
Replies: 21
Views: 3841

Scuba is "too expensive" Huh?

I hear all the time how expensive scuba is. I wonder if folks are uninformed, or just peculiar about recreational priorities. Yeah I agree scuba is expensive, however cost is relative to many things. However I have friends that are into motocross, scuba is way less expensive than motocross, the guys...
by JJHACK
Fri May 26, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Alki cove 2 or equal June 3rd?
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Alki cove 2 or equal June 3rd?

Is the walk down to the water at cove one as easy as cove two? If I recall they are only seperated by the wood pilings on the point and maybe 50-75 yards of water?
by JJHACK
Wed May 24, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Alki cove 2 or equal June 3rd?
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Alki cove 2 or equal June 3rd?

Well, I'm headed to a business meeting on June 2nd which includes the mariners game. Since I will be there with hotel covered by expense account I'm going to bring my wife along to dive on the third. This will be her first dive since being certified. Also her first dive using all her own gear. I hav...
by JJHACK
Wed May 24, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Dierkes Lake Twin Falls Idaho
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: Dierkes Lake Twin Falls Idaho

Thanks, found the local dive shop has free air wednesdays at this lake for a couple hours in the evening. I'm gonna schedule my business trip to coinside with a wednesday. Not for the free air, but because he said that there are plenty of folks so a dive partner will be easy to hook up with. Truthfu...
by JJHACK
Wed May 24, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Keystone Jetty 5/20
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: Keystone Jetty 5/20

Wow that water looks so clear and nice! Great clear video too!
by JJHACK
Fri May 19, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Olympus TG-4 First use at Cove 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Re: Olympus TG-4 First use at Cove 2

A dry suit may actually be in my future. The two key factors are how cold it is once out of the water when changing into dry clothes after the dive. Everyone has a different cold tolerance. To this point in my Puget sound diving the 7mm full jumpsuit and the step in hooded vest has been fine under w...
by JJHACK
Wed May 17, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Dierkes Lake Twin Falls Idaho
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Dierkes Lake Twin Falls Idaho

What are the odds that anyone on this site lives near this place or wants to buddy up for a dive there? I have to be in Twin Falls next month and thought I should research this opportunity? Any Twin Falls Idaho folks here?

https://wn.com/scuba_review_dierkes_lak ... alls_idaho
by JJHACK
Tue May 16, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: General Info
Topic: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire...
Replies: 11
Views: 4403

Re: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire...

Wow,

To think I had him all to myself for nealry two hours on Saturday! Even my 15 year old son said " Wow that is such a friendly nice guy" No doubt about it!
by JJHACK
Tue May 16, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Olympus TG-4 First use at Cove 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Re: Olympus TG-4 First use at Cove 2

49-52 deg we were averaging around 30-40fsw I think the 49 was probably at the 70ish fsw mark

Being in a wetsuit I could feel the warmer water as we got closer to the surface. Ha ha.... warmer!
by JJHACK
Mon May 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Olympus TG-4 First use at Cove 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Re: Olympus TG-4 First use at Cove 2

My job is going to be PSI watcher. Left to herself she would prioritize pictures over gas!
by JJHACK
Sun May 14, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Olympus TG-4 First use at Cove 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Olympus TG-4 First use at Cove 2

Well, there was certainly a bit of learning curve. However after the near two hours of dive time Saturday ( thanks JT) I learned quite a bit about this combination. First everything worked as planned and designed. Second, manipulation with the 5mm gloves was no problem at all. Certanly not as easy a...
by JJHACK
Fri May 12, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: wetsuit adjustments
Replies: 2
Views: 853

wetsuit adjustments

I have been diving now quite a few times in the sound with my 7mm jumpsuit and step in hooded vest. Warmth is no problem, it's been toasty for me for multiple dives per day. Fit seems good, I can see seam imprrints in my arms when I take it off. They are not deep scar tissue imprints, just snug enou...
by JJHACK
Thu May 11, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Olympus TG-4 initial impressions
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Olympus TG-4 initial impressions

I was really on the fence with the housing choice. The Olympus housing was about everything I wanted and made specific by the company. Years ago while living in South Africa I bought a rather expensive camera to use for photo's of the clients diving. It was a Canon in a Canon housing. That enclosure...
by JJHACK
Wed May 10, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Olympus TG-4 initial impressions
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Olympus TG-4 initial impressions

is he using a dive case on it or just using it to the 50 meter limit
by JJHACK
Wed May 10, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Olympus TG-4 initial impressions
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Olympus TG-4 initial impressions

It's not even been wet yet, but a couple interesting observations. The camera in underwater mode takes surprisingly good pictures out of the water! The ikelite case is very well made but may be a bit of a challenge with 5mil gloves to operate. It's quite nice and definitely no buyers remorse with th...
by JJHACK
Mon May 08, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: BCD storage, no air, some air? full?
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

BCD storage, no air, some air? full?

Just curious, I've never considered this before with some average quality BCD's I've owned. However, since spending the money on this higher end Zeagle Ranger model, I want to be sure it's stored properly whether a week, over night, or a maybe even a month. Should it be stored as empty as possible o...
by JJHACK
Fri May 05, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: I promised my wife a camera
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: I promised my wife a camera

bob, just bought hers there!

thanks for thinking of me!
by JJHACK
Thu May 04, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: I promised my wife a camera
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

I promised my wife a camera

when she passed the open water test and became certified. Nothing like a Natgeo set-up but something to capture some underwater pictures. She wants to share with friends and family or to post on the web, her facebook stuff. I'm torn between the Sealife brand and the Olympus TG4 with the Ikelite hous...
by JJHACK
Tue May 02, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Anyone diving Edmonds dive park May 13
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Anyone diving Edmonds dive park May 13

Never been there, just saw the videos and read the rave reviews. I'm coming from Eastern Washington to Bellevue for a business meeting that week I don't have a dive buddy there to go with, or possibly somebody experienced with the park to give me the tour! Any interest in this from the members here?
by JJHACK
Mon May 01, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Redondo this weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: Redondo this weekend

Well, the way this worked out was a bit screwy, humans are a peculiar lot! People that were suppose to be arriving for checkout dives do not show, others from previous missed checkouts do show unannounced as if the school and instructor has a surplus of drive instructors handy, and then those that s...
by JJHACK
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Anyone diving this weekend?
Replies: 6
Views: 2314

Re: Anyone diving this weekend?

I'll be at redondo both days. Wife is doing certification dive I'll be there without a dive partner
by JJHACK
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Redondo this weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Redondo this weekend

I will be at Redondo with my wife this weekend. She is going to try to complete her final open water dive requirement. I would like to meet up with somebody that wants to dive there. She will be in the class for the weekend. So I cannot have her as a dive buddy. The only catch to this is if another ...