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by CaptnJack
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: SPG and Dive computer
Replies: 22
Views: 2858

Re: SPG and Dive computer

the predix is a nearly new model, its functionally the same as a petrel however. So you will typically find the slightly older petrels on sale used but not a used predix. from oldest and cheapest to the latest... predator is the original model, and takes only a lithium battery a petrel 1 is smaller,...
by CaptnJack
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: O2 fills?
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: O2 fills?

Sound Dive in Bremerton has a hydro facility. (but they are expensive and sometimes I question their knowledge about + ratings)
by CaptnJack
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: O2 fills?
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: O2 fills?

Fire King in Seattle will hydro, clean, and refill for you.
Tacoma scuba would be my next suggestion, but they don't have an in-house hydro facility.
by CaptnJack
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Large display wrist computers?
Replies: 21
Views: 2449

Re: Large display wrist computers?

Used petrel would be my vote despite the ~$350 used price tag. The predator is fine too but only takes the more expensive lithium batteries.
by CaptnJack
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dry glove system with O rings
Replies: 15
Views: 3230

Re: Dry glove system with O rings

3) has anyone tried this? (Glove adhered to latex wrist seals) m One of my buddies in Michigan uses these. I have never in my life seen some much leaking and testing and rechecking and fidgeting with gloves. They require multiple hands to put on and besides being excruciatingly slow are a total pita.
by CaptnJack
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New Diver in Kitsap!
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

I'm not getting wet much for the next few months but I'm in Southworth. I could take you out in the fall sometime.
by CaptnJack
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Harstine island diving
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Re: Harstine island diving

Don't bother its a narrow channel of strong currents and mud
by CaptnJack
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Vashon island WSA dive site
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Re: Vashon island WSA dive site

Sure you don't mean west of the ferry terminal?
by CaptnJack
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scooter out to Diamond Knot?
Replies: 18
Views: 2695

Re: Scooter out to Diamond Knot?

From a practical perspective you need Good scooters a backup scooter doubles plus a stage and a deco bottle a safety boat site knowledge and not just be being chauffeured out there in a charter and dropped a willingness for everyone to take time off from work to dive it on the perfect day, not a &qu...
by CaptnJack
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scooter out to Diamond Knot?
Replies: 18
Views: 2695

Re: Scooter out to Diamond Knot?

The people who have actually done it (many years ago) had a safety boat, which kinda defeats the point.
Not trying to be dickish but, if you have to ask here then you are not ready to try and plan this dive.
by CaptnJack
Wed May 24, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: O2 kit
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: WTB: O2 kit

You can build a fixed flow one yourself cheap from medical supply houses and/or ebay. Bottle, reg and nonrebreather mask for <$200

The DAN demand mask does not seem to be sold anywhere else unfortunately.
by CaptnJack
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Anchor line locator strobe
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Anchor line locator strobe

I have 17 years of diving from anchored and unanchored boats in Puget Sound. We don't use strobes. Here's the three types of dives we do from least to most complicated. Recreational site or modest deco, modest to no current. Swim and maintain spatial reference to the rough area where you anchored (e...
by CaptnJack
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Eastern Wa. Tri cities Columbia river diving
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Eastern Wa. Tri cities Columbia river diving

Entertaining location might be your main issue
by CaptnJack
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: To many options!
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: To many options!

Don't like consoles as they are bulky, usually drag low, and get in the way of being on top of your buoyancy midwater (its hard to be checking them and venting or adding at the same time). Lastly once you know your consumption you only need to double check it on the spg every 5 to 10 mins anyway whe...
by CaptnJack
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: looking for a NiMH battery charger for Dive-X Sierra
Replies: 23
Views: 2900

Re: looking for a NiMH battery charger for Dive-X Sierra

monk wrote:I will also research the Lithium option.


Lithium basically doubles your costs but doesn't upgrade the motor or get you anymore speed, just longer runtime. The rest of us are going further and taking less time to get there lol
by CaptnJack
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Water Temperatures in Puget Sound past 17 months
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Water Temperatures in Puget Sound past 17 months

Are those minimum temps? Puget Sound is not a uniform temp, especially in summer... I think you might have a flawed temp sensor actually.
You can download some summertime profiles from King County's offshore CTD casts here: http://green2.kingcounty.gov/marine/Download
by CaptnJack
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: last summer in Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: last summer in Michigan

Wow, that looks like some fantastic diving! Amazing viz and wreck preservation! How deep were these? all the zebra mussels scrub out whatever particulate there might be lol We did 7 different wrecks on this trip, two dives a day. Most in the 165 to 190ft range. The Norman shown 2nd in this video wa...
by CaptnJack
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: PADI Possibly Under New Ownership
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: PADI Possibly Under New Ownership

Wall Street Journal?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/providence ... 1490129540

Not sure it matters much which equity fund owns padi lol
by CaptnJack
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: last summer in Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

last summer in Michigan

Was there for a week, here's two of the wrecks we were diving. My friend Brian held onto the video pending release at a conference hence the age.
by CaptnJack
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Petrel 1 still worth buying?
Replies: 11
Views: 1934

Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

bradmond wrote:could this be an option?

https://www.divegearexpress.com/dive-ri ... omputer-v2


You'll be much happier with a reliably supported Canadian shearwater more than any other made for a few years then discontinued competitor
by CaptnJack
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Petrel 1 still worth buying?
Replies: 11
Views: 1934

Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

How much under $500? $499 probably not quite worth that IMHO. $400 I would say is fair. $350 is a steal.

You don't need the compass and its otherwise functionally identical. Just be sure to update the software, shearwater is frequently sending software updates. Its a snap to update via Bluetooth.
by CaptnJack
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back
Replies: 16
Views: 4444

Re: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back

Never any problem on ferry and land... I've declared them verbally but haven't filled out the DG paper. If I remember correctly (from CaptJack), you really only need to declare formally if they are %100 02. You need to be declaring your tanks to the BC ferries every time (the border could care less...
by CaptnJack
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bomber Line
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: Bomber Line

I doubt the line was cut maliciously. I could go Saturday to fix it if someone wants to join.
by CaptnJack
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back
Replies: 16
Views: 4444

Re: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back

There are BC ferry limits on how many tanks you can carry per vehicle, additional limitations on nitrox tanks. Be advised that older PST hp100s were never Transport Canada (TC) approved and cannot be legally refilled in Canada (although some fill stations don't care). You can easily check that your ...