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by JJHACK
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: SSI specialty diver training
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: SSI specialty diver training

Well I passed the science of diving class today. It's 100 questions with dive tables and physics problems.

It's involved but not as tough as I thought it would be or maybe my paranoia made me prepare better!
by JJHACK
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonneville seabase Utah
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Bonneville seabase Utah

I'm not 100% on this photo attachment using Google's photo storage. Hope this works

https://goo.gl/photos/EhPbp6HmfpqALfCMA

Nope, guess not. I'll have to try another way.

Well a link is better than nothing I suppose? How do you post a Photo from Google photo storage?
by JJHACK
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonneville seabase Utah
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Bonneville seabase Utah

Hi again folks, I'm in salt lake right now typing this on my phone. A more detailed update coming. I'll be home this week and can type more in my lap top. This is a geothermal series of ponds that are natural 3% salt water similiar to the oceans. The owners also own a scuba shop in SLC and bought th...
by JJHACK
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?

The midwest is out, I'll simply not live and survive in those winters any longer. Went to college in Chicago, now live in Eastern Wa. both have brutal winters at times and just cold and miserable on a good year. At least Eastern Wa where I am near walla walla the winter is only 2.5 months, not the 5...
by JJHACK
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?

Good point, it's far less than Hawaii or just about anyplace in the SE USA too.

Although family visits become complicated.

Hhhmmmm that might be okay too! Ha ha
by JJHACK
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?

income tax is irrelevant to me if I'm retired which was the point of the question. I won't have income tax because I won't be working.
by JJHACK
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?

Having the house paid is not an issue in king county, its the property tax that will exceed the mortgage by the time you retire. Its not a city with the design intent to retire in. It appears more modeled around social welfare programs and working class or better people. I lived there for 25 years, ...
by JJHACK
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Where would you retire in the USA to live and Dive?

I retire in 5 years, full comfortable pension and savings by eastern Wa. Standards not in southern Ca. King Pierce or similiar counties. Nor is it enough to settle in the florida keys, although that would be in reach for driving with the Camp trailer? It would seem to me that the gulf coast is the l...
by JJHACK
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: SPG and Dive computer
Replies: 22
Views: 3208

Re: SPG and Dive computer

I pulled the trigger on a perdix AI Last week wow, should not have waited so long. Much has been said about it here but another shining star of this design is the compass. The math is already done for you on every turn the reciprocal is marked in red with a simple button push. If you take an SSI nav...
by JJHACK
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: SSI specialty diver training
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

SSI specialty diver training

Hi folks, I have been interested in some of these additional classes from SSI. I realize that there are several agencies and all recognise the level of divers somewhat differently based on their own particular requirements. When I was living in South Africa only PADI existed and there was not really...
by JJHACK
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hi folks back from Nanaimo BC
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: Hi folks back from Nanaimo BC

Have to go check my dive log for the shore dives. The one that sticks out is tyee cove. Mostly because when I was coming in about 6 feet deep I could hear something louder and then I saw a boat with an outboard. This is a dive only location. These goof's dragged the boat down to the water. When I po...
by JJHACK
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hi folks back from Nanaimo BC
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Hi folks back from Nanaimo BC

Well, we had a great week of diving. My wife is a very new diver with 12 dives when we arrived, but she really got a lot of good experience this week. We also had the absolute pleasure of diving with the author Andy Lamb on the boat! He is not only incredibly knowlegable about PNW sea life but a ver...
by JJHACK
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to the area from Florida! I need a new wetsuit, haha
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: New to the area from Florida! I need a new wetsuit, haha

I'm also a wetsuit diver. I have not made the leap to dry yet. My very strong suggestion is a full 7mm wetsuit with an added 7mm step in hooded vest. I dive this combination as does my wife frequently and we have no trouble staying warm. 7mm is a bit restrictive if it's not a great fit. I think you ...
by JJHACK
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Pony tank question
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Re: Pony tank question

Thanks for your comments in this. If the terms I've used here don't match the proper technical descriptions common in America. That is likely due to my learning scuba in another poor third world country. One of the reasons I am part of this site is to get better acquainted the cold water systems, an...
by JJHACK
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Pony tank question
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Re: Pony tank question

So you're diving with two octopus one on the main first stage and one on the pony bottle? How big a Pony are you guys choosing? I think the 19 is the prudent size, for my needs thats 10 minutes plus or minus based on my proportional consuption with main tanks now. Ten minutes is enough to get somebo...
by JJHACK
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Pony tank question
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Re: Pony tank question

So you guys don't have The octopus on the main first stage tank, you put the octopus on your pony right?
by JJHACK
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Pony tank question
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Pony tank question

So When you folks that have these pony tanks get them filled, do you have them checked each time you fill them? Do you eventually empty the air and refill periodically? Is there any problem with leaving that air inside for months? I have never seen one used with a separate pressure gage, only with a...
by JJHACK
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Curious about older equipment function
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Curious about older equipment function

Hey, I was watching an episode of Seahunt, from the late 50's

This guy Mike Nelson is wearing a mask that is one big oval lense. How to you equalize pressure if you cannot squeeze your nose? How do you get under that mask? Same with current day full face mask with microphones built in?
by JJHACK
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Muvi K2 found at alike cove 2
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Muvi K2 found at alike cove 2

As the title says, I found a Muvi K2 at alki in about 75 feet of water. It was attached to a head strap mount. This camera had been in the sea quite a while, both the strap and the case were encrusted with barnicles and other sea growth. The case itself was difficult to tell what I was looking at wi...
by JJHACK
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cove 2 June 12
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Cove 2 June 12

Hey folks, Dove with JT Monday at cove two. Realy good conditions, incoming tide at about 7pm bringing in clearer water! Viz was 10 feet below 30FSW maybe better but definatley worse aboue that. Water was 52deg even at 76fsw which was the deep point for us. Saw some octopus and other life. One very ...
by JJHACK
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Edmonds dive June 14 or 15
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: Edmonds dive June 14 or 15

Well they changed up my schedule a bit. It's now Monday and Tuesday I will be in Seattle. Rather than Wednesday Thursday

So.... anyone available to dive on Monday or Tuesday?
by JJHACK
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Edmonds dive June 14 or 15
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Edmonds dive June 14 or 15

Looking for dive buddy either 14-15

Only time unavailable is 15th in the early AM.

Text me: 509 540 5723
by JJHACK
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Question on sea life
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Question on sea life

Thanks guys, I was hoping my description was enough to understand what I was seeing.
by JJHACK
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Question on sea life
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Question on sea life

I was wondering if anyone could share the details on the life form that is two parallel connected tubes that are burrowed into the bottom and extend up from there about 1.5-2" If you touch them they suck right into the sea floor. They are all brown in color but have a yellow or goldish looking ...
by JJHACK
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki cove 2
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Alki cove 2

A couple more pictures