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by JJHACK
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Switched over to drysuit finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 2362

Re: Switched over to drysuit finally!

Great reply Norris, Thanks for the idea of the shoelace, that is the likely path for me. Interesting how little space is needed to transfer the air between the glove ands suit.
by JJHACK
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Switched over to drysuit finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 2362

Re: Switched over to drysuit finally!

Thanks so much guys, this is exactly what makes this site so great for me to be part of. I’m paranoid about trusting my gloves not to leak and getting the water into the suit. However time will tell how my confidence unfolds. The pull out the rope and put glove back on if it leaked was exactly what ...
by JJHACK
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Switched over to drysuit finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 2362

Re: Switched over to drysuit finally!

I’ve already done the SSI drysuit class and passed the test. I’m only waiting to do the pool test and open water training portion. Holidays now and all do it will be next week here in the Columbia river. Somebody in this thread said the glove squeeze only becomes significant at deeper depths. What d...
by JJHACK
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Switched over to drysuit finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 2362

Switched over to drysuit finally!

Well guys, I have finally made the switch to the drysuit world. 30 years in a wetsuit mostly in South Africa. Now living here the dry suit bug got me after a year of diving the sound with my 7mm suit. So I bought a Bare HDC tech dry suit. I had it built for me which took a while, like 7 weeks. Boots...
by JJHACK
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Fall highlight reel
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: Fall highlight reel

That Rocked buddy! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing
by JJHACK
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: No work Fridays... anyone else?
Replies: 15
Views: 3703

Re: No work Fridays... anyone else?

wish I was closer, however on those fridays I can be there, I'll let you know ahead of time!
by JJHACK
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Apple ... anti scuba?
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Apple ... anti scuba?

They have emojis for about everything imaginable and for every race.

But Not a single scuba diver emoji! Why does Apple hate us :neener:
by JJHACK
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 32 gig capacity with TG-4
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: 32 gig capacity with TG-4

Well, I have well over 1000 photo's on that 32g card now. This Olympus TG4 is quite handy to save photo's with the wifi feature. I loaded the ones I really liked to my Iphone over wifi in a few minutes. This is effectivly like laptop storage, just using my phone. I have now also been able to wifi th...
by JJHACK
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Build a reef at Redondo
Replies: 26
Views: 5022

Re: Build a reef at Redondo

Just want to thank all of you that make this possible for me. Don't think that you're not making a difference. If I were not 5-6 hours away ( one way) I would be involved with this any way I could. Living near Walla Walla I enjoy heading over to the sound almost monthly to dive. It's a lot of travel...
by JJHACK
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Barkley Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Barkley Sound

Good post, thanks for adding your thoughts!
by JJHACK
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lake Wenatchee 10/14
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Lake Wenatchee 10/14

Most of us seem to be driven to saltwater. Myself included and for obvious reasons. There are some good lake dives especially in the fall. Thanks for the report. I often view them as a treasure hunt more than a wildlife viewing dive. People seem to drop all sorts of things in the water. Mostly rubbi...
by JJHACK
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Barkley Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Barkley Sound

I’ll discuss this off line. I’m not gonna get in a argument or cause bad feelings. There were some interesting events of which ten out of ten of us agreed on the situation. The ferry ride from Duke point back to tsswassan was a long trip for the group to share opinions on this. All agree we would go...
by JJHACK
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Barkley Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Barkley Sound

Dove Barkley sound last week 4 days three dives a day. Visibility ranged in some places to 100 foot, worst case about 50-60 foot. Water was 48-51 degrees down to 89ft, my deepest dive. Life is plentiful and diverse. We saw whales, sealions aplenty even while diving. Also saw a bear eating a seal on ...
by JJHACK
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: air consumption curiosity
Replies: 11
Views: 2335

air consumption curiosity

Hi guys, At the local dive shop today there was an interesting topic that I would like to share and also get other opinions and feedback. I have just recently completed my drysuit classes and Drysuit certification with SSI. I now await my drysuit which is ordered and being built for me. One of the t...
by JJHACK
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 32 gig capacity with TG-4
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: 32 gig capacity with TG-4

Yes I have one for the trip. I shoot standard Jpeg at 16mp The Olympus chart on the webpage they have shows 3000 pictures. I'm not in a position to argue that However, it's surprising that it could hold that many.
by JJHACK
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 32 gig capacity with TG-4
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

32 gig capacity with TG-4

Anybody care to guess about how many photos can a 32g SD card can hold in an Olympus TG4?

I’m at 800, but going to Barkley sound. Maybe I need another SD card for this 5 day dive trip?
by JJHACK
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Dalco wall
Replies: 8
Views: 2553

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.
by JJHACK
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Dalco wall
Replies: 8
Views: 2553

Dalco wall

Tell me what this dive is like. Are there different options to follow along the way?
by JJHACK
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Needing a dive buddy for Sept 30 seattle area
Replies: 0
Views: 677

Needing a dive buddy for Sept 30 seattle area

Looking to do a couple casual dives someplace in the seattle area (tacoma to edmonds). Open to options. I have to be in the seattle area that weekend so I would like to dive someplace but need a partner. Have all my own gear and tanks just want to get in the water for a couple hours saturday. I'm go...
by JJHACK
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Anyone diving alki tonight 8/28
Replies: 0
Views: 1258

Anyone diving alki tonight 8/28

I'm all of a sudden free tonight. Meeting cancelled lets go
by JJHACK
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Tuesday evening dive alki anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 1322

Tuesday evening dive alki anyone?

I'm in town til Wednesday I have a free evening after meetings Tuesday. I'm in Bellevue so alki is close. Probably 6-6:30 ish dive?

Had two nice dives at Edmonds last night with JT. Hate to be all the way over here (from home near WallaWalla) and not get as much diving as I can.
by JJHACK
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: seattle area dive question
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: seattle area dive question

No I have not been to the junk yard with her, I will however be to Alki next weekend for a business trip and will dive someplace around Alki again with another member here. I googled and found Les Davis, south of Redondo but still in the game. I'm thinking it may have some potential as the access so...
by JJHACK
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: seattle area dive question
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

seattle area dive question

Going to seattle with my wife Saturday for a late afternoon evening dive. Where to go? someplace between redondo and edmonds.

She is not a fan of Redondo, and we have been to the alki sites quite a lot. Any other gems with reasoable access and available parking?
by JJHACK
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: epic Redondo dive ...
Replies: 11
Views: 1759

Re: epic Redondo dive ...

Thanks for sharing this with us. I have been there quite a lot and have never had anything close to that experience! I love seeing the 6 gill! It does seem like more are being seen lately? Maybe there is a cylce comig with them making more visits again?

Just awesome pictures!
by JJHACK
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: SSI specialty diver training
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: SSI specialty diver training

Here are some of the example questions. There were plenty of questions as well for multiple dives and proper surface interval from the charts, or the max dive time and depth allowed for the second dive. All answers needed to be derived from the dive charts. None were just simple questions, all requi...