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by 60south
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Elephant Seal in Anacortes
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

Re: Elephant Seal in Anacortes

Quick tip for dealing with marauding elephant seals (especially the big bull males):

Use a tarp held between two people. Hold it high. The size of the thing intimidates the seals, and bulls will [often] back off when something is bigger/taller than themselves.
by 60south
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3190
Views: 377040

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Rockaway Park: Norrander's Reef, Bainbridge Island
Tom Nic wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:39 am
RT Bill wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:28 am
Dove our local Rockaway last weekend. 35 to 40 foot viz with social distance diving.
Apologies, but I am brain farting here - where is Rockaway? :tomnic:
And 35-40 ft vis? WOW!
by 60south
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving during the lockdown
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Re: Diving during the lockdown

Port Townsend is a ghost town, no crowds here. You could quite easily park anywhere and suit up and dive Point Hudson without any problem. I wish I was diving yesterday-- took a walk downtown to the docks and the water was super clear.

I imagine Rockaway is still accessible too.
by 60south
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 84600

Re: The Bottle Thread

A quick shout out to Don at Octopus Gardens Diving who kindly filled my tanks today despite the shop being otherwise closed! Hey, one more note on the antique ammo. Despite having spent a long time under the salt, those cartridges are in quite good condition. It’s possible that the primers and necks...
by 60south
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 84600

Re: The Bottle Thread

Hey, 60South! I love what a bored and knowledgeable group mind can do when it comes to finding info!!! No idea *when* they were submerged, but they are identified now. Most awesome! Thanks, I figured there's enough history and gun buffs out there that we could figure this out. I love all the medici...
by 60south
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 84600

Re: The Bottle Thread

Perhaps it’s off a British or Canuckian vessel and the stripper clip is .303 Lee-Enfield. Can one of the rounds be removed from the clip so you can look for the head stamp? There's writing but it's mostly corroded away. I took wire brush and sand paper to a couple... I can read "18" and a star, may...
by 60south
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 84600

Re: The Bottle Thread

JimbobAK wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:19 pm
Found a couple good ones today, my 1st Dr J Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters and for you Seattle guys a Claussen Brewing Assn beer bottle.
Nice! Where are you finding these?
by 60south
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 84600

Re: The Bottle Thread

Well, something a little different today from Port Townsend. Live ammunition, circa WW I? And a few older bottles, the two on the right are probably from the 1890's.
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by 60south
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: On our way to the Pacific Northwest
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: On our way to the Pacific Northwest

Dominick Gheesling wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:43 pm
... will be moving to Portland this summer and I am looking forward to experiencing cold-water, marine life and environments soon.
Hi Dominick!

Welcome. You've come to the right place. :norris:
by 60south
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Trashure Diving in a lake
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: Trashure Diving in a lake

A+!

Funny comments.
by 60south
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Did you lose your gun?
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

Re: Did you lose your gun?

I suggest turning that in to the police.
by 60south
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 02-02-2020 - Don't Drive Angry....
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: 02-02-2020 - Don't Drive Angry....

There, fixed it for you. :tomnic:
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by 60south
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Cabo Diving
Replies: 4
Views: 3431

Re: Cabo Diving

Cabo is surprisingly good given all the development. Rays, sea lions, and swirling tornadoes of yellow tails were just a few of the sights. If you get the opportunity, take the day trip to La Paz to snorkel with the whale sharks and dive at the islands. Highly recommended. Manta Diving, and others, ...
by 60south
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Dive at Point Whitney
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

New Year's Dive at Point Whitney

A really great turnout, and fantastic weather (considering the forecast) at Point Whitney on 1/1. The dive and potluck was put together by Octopus Gardens Diving in Port Townsend. Water temp 45F, vis at depth 20-25 ft, with GPOs, flatfish, thousands of shrimp, and a sea lion cruising through. :pirat...
by 60south
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Logs??
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Re: Logs??

Looks like the bay in Port Angeles, filled with dead heads from years of logging.
by 60south
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: New Years Day diving...
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Re: New Years Day diving...

Edit: I'll probably be there a bit later, 10ish: a more civilized hour. Confirmation email from Octopus Gardens Diving: NEW YEAR'S DAY POTLUCK DIVE Wednesday January 1st 2020 9:00 AM Point Whitney Dive Site, Brinnon Plan on doing two dives! Here's your chance to get to know other local divers! Brin...
by 60south
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: New Years Day diving...
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Re: New Years Day diving...

There are rumors that Octopus Gardens is planning New Year's Day dive(s) at Pt. Whitney. I have yet to confirm, but assuming it's 'on' and the weather isn't a hurricane, I'll be there.
by 60south
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cleanup Dive in PT
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Cleanup Dive in PT

We did a dive in Port Townsend today to remove derelict crabbing gear from the bay, all of it around the docks. My buddy and I pulled up 6 crab pots!
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by 60south
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive Insurance ....
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

Re: Dive Insurance ....

Maybe try Dive Assure? I've enrolled with them before. It is primary insurance, not secondary like DAN, so more expensive but arguably better.

https://diveassure.com/en/home/
by 60south
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is it Art? I don't care, I want it.
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Is it Art? I don't care, I want it.

Sometimes I see things I don't need but highly covet, like a full-size chrome hammerhead shark. Seen yesterday in downtown San Francisco.
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by 60south
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: ScubaJet
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

ScubaJet

Has anybody here tried one of these?

The article seems to conflate thrust with depth, but whatever.

https://newatlas.com/marine/scubajet-pr ... ropulsion/
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