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by 60south
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive travel kinda bites right now
Replies: 22
Views: 2204

Dive travel kinda bites right now

Well this forum's a bit dead. Not surprising, that. Our long-planned trip to Nova Scotia next month has been canceled by the covids. I'd happily skip up to BC for some diving instead but, bruh, can't do that either. Grr. Road trip? If I thought a drive & dive trip down the California coast would be ...
by 60south
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Seal Rock Campground diving?
Replies: 11
Views: 1188

Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

BUZO71 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:20 am
Can an RV get in there? I'd be up for a trip if I can bring my 24'.
NFS site says 21' max.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/olympic ... 7&actid=29
by 60south
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Little Tiny Rant about Dive Computer Promo Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 675

A Little Tiny Rant about Dive Computer Promo Videos

I'm shopping for a new dive computer. Whee. The fancy computers all have these promo videos that show gorgeous underwater scenes, accompanied by heroic music, with only glimpses of the computers. They don't show you what you really want to see, like how the display works during the dive, the compass...
by 60south
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jellyfish Stings and Weirdness
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Re: Jellyfish Stings and Weirdness

Just out of curiosity, do you know what kind of jellyfish it probably was? I.e., lion's mane, or something I need to start being more wary of? I think I need to start packing vinegar for dives. Thanks. No, unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?) I never saw the bell of the jellyfish, just the spaghet...
by 60south
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jellyfish Stings and Weirdness
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Re: Jellyfish Stings and Weirdness

It might be beneficial to keep OTC allergy meds in your kit as well. If I were you I'd maybe consider carrying some fast acting Benadryl Thanks for the input. Can't get an epipen without a prescription. I do keep Benadryl strips, the kind that dissolve under the tongue, in my first aid kit. I'll ke...
by 60south
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA
Replies: 11
Views: 4138

Re: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA

Tons of anemones. Signs of GPOs near the concrete supports but nobody home. Schools of tubsnouts and candlefish (?) down to about 60ft, thousands of shrimp, big sculpins trying to look like shell hash, and crabs doing battle. And one badass jellyfish, presumably a lion's mane (although I never saw t...
by 60south
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 84634

Re: The Bottle Thread

That's awesome!!! Did you clean up the golf balls too? :) Of course! The phones were mostly flip-phone burners with the batteries and sim cards removed (gosh, someone is paranoid). I did have high hopes for the super nice iPhone that looked like it was recently dropped by accident, but the battery ...
by 60south
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 84634

Re: The Bottle Thread

Not as old but kinda fun-- found nothing but golf balls and cell phones while diving in PT the other day, and picked up this Coke bottle on a whim.

Turns out it's about circa 1942, with patent marks and says Seattle WASH on the bottom.
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by 60south
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA
Replies: 11
Views: 4138

Re: Point Whitney, Brinnon, WA

An update-- we found another pipe, one we haven't seen on any of the dive site maps.

Heading north and west from the shore, we picked it up around 35 ft depth. It runs NNW, more or less, to about 80-90 ft of water.

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by 60south
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Seal Rock Campground diving?
Replies: 11
Views: 1188

Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Hm. Well, checked it out anyway. Like FlyinV says, the 'handicap' parking, which is also the manual boat launch stairs, would be the place for entry. There's lots of unmarked parking on that deadend little road. Doesn't seem like they should get too upset about parking there-- maybe check in with th...
by 60south
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jellyfish Stings and Weirdness
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Jellyfish Stings and Weirdness

Had a great dive at Pt. Whitney today, at least up until the last 10 minutes... There's been lots of jellyfish in the shallows of Hood Canal lately, and in poor vis I swam right into a mass of tentacles. Couldn't back out in time. Ouch. Three hours later and my lips and cheeks are still stinging. I ...
by 60south
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Seal Rock Campground diving?
Replies: 11
Views: 1188

Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

I'm probably headed down to Pt. Whitney Saturday afternoon (8/1) for a dive.

If so, I'll pop into Seal Rock Campground for a look-see and report back here.
by 60south
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Seal Rock Campground diving?
Replies: 11
Views: 1188

Seal Rock Campground diving?

I'm always looking for new shore diving sites on my side of the water.

Has anyone dove at Seal Rock Campground near Brinnon? I know there's lots of boat diving in that area but wondering if you can still get a good dive from the day-use area at the campground.

Glenn
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by 60south
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 84634

Re: The Bottle Thread

A patent medicine bottle this past week from Port Townsend (come bottle dive with me!)...

Ca. 1880's "Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root" (really??) "Kidney Liver and Bladder Cure, Binghamton N.Y. USA". Wow, gotta get me some of that!
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by 60south
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: In water recompression
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: In water recompression

I'm going with BillZ's recommendation. For typical recreational dive profiles, you can (theoretically) surface at any time without a significant risk of a DCS hit. AGE and drowning are the real concerns, and neither of those are going to be helped by in-water recompression. Jeff Pack has the technic...
by 60south
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 84634

Re: The Bottle Thread

So, anyone have any good methods for removing barnacle remnants on bottles/glass/china without damage? They can be scraped off after soaking but that risks scratching the bottle. Thoughts? Muriatic acid. Be careful, wear gloves and goggles! Does a great job. You can buy it in 1 gallon containers. I...
by 60south
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Large Lobster at Redondo
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Large Lobster at Redondo

And once again we must insist that someone remove said lobster from Puget Sound waters. Your reward will be... a lobster dinner.
by 60south
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Exploded 50cal
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Exploded 50cal

NWDC Hive Mind, we need your help. We keep pulling up goofy things from Port Townsend Bay. The last dive included this spent 50cal casing that appears to have blown up! The question is, under what circumstances would a cartridge blow up like this, where the casing is expanding outward? Does that imp...
by 60south
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: what compass do you all use?
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: what compass do you all use?

Hose-mounted near the SPG.

Wrist real estate is in short supply, with a computer, light and dry gloves already there. Retractors never quite live up to my expectations. What I really want is a HUD compass in my mask...
by 60south
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3190
Views: 377211

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Port Townsend yesterday, 6/20: 1ft in the shallows, opening up to a spectacular 8ft at depth. Woo-hoo.
by 60south
Wed May 27, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 84634

Re: The Bottle Thread

Very cool soda bottle! Now I'll be looking for those in PT...
by 60south
Fri May 22, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Divers face long-term health impact from COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 1785

Re: Divers face long-term health impact from COVID-19

Just a friendly note to say that R0 is an imperfect estimate, at best, and the current estimates put it at around 2.2-2.7.
by 60south
Mon May 18, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3190
Views: 377211

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sunday 5/17: Point Hudson: 0-20ft, mucky soup 6 ft vis. Better below, 15ft vis.
by 60south
Sun May 03, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving as lockdown phases out
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: Diving as lockdown phases out

Octopus Gardens in PT has been filling tanks, but hours are irregular and calling-ahead is generally required; the shop is closed, but tanks can be dropped off and picked up out back.

Point Hudson was empty today -- very good to get in the water!
by 60south
Sun May 03, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Point Hudson on May 2nd
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: Point Hudson on May 2nd

Love it! Good pics.

We were out bottle hunting in the same area today, saw a red octopus out hunting. Very cool.