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by JJHACK
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to the forums
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: New to the forums

I will have to be in Redondo early May. My wife is completing her open water certification dives then. I'll need a dive buddy for the couple days I'm there. Coming From a warm shallow water dive background and using 7mm full wetsuit with another 7mm overlay shorts/vest hood my buoyancy is much more ...
by JJHACK
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: What is you favorite recreational tank size
Replies: 12
Views: 2237

What is you favorite recreational tank size

I suppose this depends somewhat on the physical capability of the person as well. I personally have taken a Liking to a HP100 filled to 3000psi, That's about 90cf if I remember. My wife would struggle with this size tank. She still likes the steel LP 80's but that makes us a bit mismatched when we d...
by JJHACK
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: curious about SSI dive credit
Replies: 8
Views: 2739

Re: curious about SSI dive credit

Okay, thanks for the feedback, I was curious about the official capacity of this.
by JJHACK
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: curious about SSI dive credit
Replies: 8
Views: 2739

curious about SSI dive credit

In my log book I have to fill out a nice reasonable level of dive detail. It's a great recap to provide future recollection of events. I like this a lot. However at the bottom of the page there is a place for the dive professional to sign off. If I dive with a buddy there is no dive professional wit...
by JJHACK
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: brightness of handheld light for the sound
Replies: 41
Views: 5146

Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

As the Op of this I guess I started out with a bang..... new to the site and such a popular conversation! Thanks for the feedback and the ideas. Plenty to consider. I dove Redondo Saturday and Sunday. Learned a lot about the visibility of the sound at least at this location. Again thanks for the wel...
by JJHACK
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to diving the Puget sound
Replies: 12
Views: 2108

Re: New to diving the Puget sound

Great, Thanks for the offer. Just came back from Redondo beach, Had several dives there over the weekend. Water on Saturday was rough, you could have surfed in ( ha ha) Sunday was beautiful and calm. However, the water was only 47 deg at 48-60 feet. I have a 7mm wetsuit not a dry suit. It was on the...
by JJHACK
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Anchor line locator strobe
Replies: 5
Views: 1320

Anchor line locator strobe

Maybe this is already available? I was discussing with my wife a potential to create a perimeter of dive area based on the visual of a strobe connected to the anchor line. So long as you can see the strobe, you're in the area we all feel comfortable in. If you cannot see it you have drifted or moved...
by JJHACK
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive watch
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Dive watch

Does anyone actually use a dive watch anymore? I'll bet that 90% of the dive watches sold are for a kind of status only. I have two, and Omega Seamaster which I don't use at all. And a small swiss watch makers all Bronze watch that I bought in Cape Town South Africa 20 years ago. That one I wear dai...
by JJHACK
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Eastern Wa. Tri cities Columbia river diving
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Eastern Wa. Tri cities Columbia river diving

Anyone here utilizing this region? Looking for somebody to dive with week days if possible.

I have a good boat for this. Just need an entertaining location and a dive buddy.
by JJHACK
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: brightness of handheld light for the sound
Replies: 41
Views: 5146

Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Thanks for the feedback guys, great points on the blinding nature of a light. We have all seen the poor use of bright lights on the highway while driving. No different under water. I had a light years ago that was two power levels. One mild and easy on the eyes with great battery life. The other pow...
by JJHACK
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: To many options!
Replies: 6
Views: 1465

To many options!

Okay, I'm an old school guy that started diving 30 years ago. Not much in the last 10 since moving to the USA from South Africa though. For me, diving involved dive tables decent math skills, a dive watch with a rotating bezel, and a nice sized side order of paranoia. Today I have the very strong de...
by JJHACK
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: brightness of handheld light for the sound
Replies: 41
Views: 5146

brightness of handheld light for the sound

I'm looking at handheld a light for searching some tight spots for octopus and other entertaining life in the sound. What lights are you using and opinions on power?
by JJHACK
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Wet suits for the sound
Replies: 8
Views: 3482

Wet suits for the sound

Probably a common thread here, but being new to this site and to the Puget sound diving I am hoping to get some opinions from the more experienced folks here. I currently have a Bare 7mm suit called the Velocity (Their model name). I also have the step in vest/shorts combination with the hood to wea...
by JJHACK
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to diving the Puget sound
Replies: 12
Views: 2108

New to diving the Puget sound

Hello folks. I've been a long time diver internationally Singapore, SE Asia, and mostly South Africa for my business doing the shark cage dives out of cape town near seal island. I was not a certified diver for the longest time because it was not a legal requirement. However, recently my wife and I ...