2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

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2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by Tom Nic » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:42 pm

Hey everyone! Happy New Year to All!

How was your 2017? How many dives did you do? What were some highlights? Any lowlights or lessons learned?

Dives = 123 - Not crazy, but better than it had been before! Want to ramp up my coldwater diving this year!

Highlights = 2 weeks and 40 dives in Bonaire

Lowlights = I need to dive more!

How about you?
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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by mz53480 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:33 pm

How was your 2017?
Yeah...not a lot of diving...sadly

Dives = somewhere between 0 and maybe two...?

Highlights . I’m pretty sure I dove...somewhere...sometime...

Lowlights = I need to dive more!
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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by Scubak » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:03 am

My 2017

Diving... Really not enough!!!

Highlights...going to some new to me dive sites and revisiting some ones.

Lowlights...not enough boat dives nor Northern Dives such as Keystone, Deception Pass and Edmonds.

Summary, I need to dive more and stop letting work get in the way!

Here is to a great 2018!

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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by Eddie A. » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:20 am

Dives = 5 (all in the last 2 weeks)

Highlights = meeting some great dive buddies and see my first GPOs and bait ball!

Lowlights = I didn’t get back into diving sooner . Need to dive ALOT more in 2018!

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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by Gdog » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:58 am

Gdog 2017
Dives = 70
Highlights = taking 5 of my best dive buddies to one of my favorite places to go, Cozumel, and sharing
the great food and diving.
Lowlights = having both boots leaking in my drysuit
2018 = fix drysuit leaks, dive anilao with 3 great dive buddies, dive more!

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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by jmartel » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:32 pm

# of dives: Dunno. Maybe 60-70?

Highlights: New camera rig, new drysuit, seeing adult wolf eels finally, getting into solo diving more
Lowlights: Missing dives for working on the house, being cold until I got my drysuit recently
2018: Palau/Peleliu in February, Isla Mujeres in August, more local diving, more upgrades to camera rig

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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by Scubie Doo » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:13 pm

# of dives = 77

Highlights: Cozumel with the NWDC.

Lowlights: not as many dives as I’d like to have.

2018: Anilao in Feb, Aruba in April, something great in the fall.


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Post by theonly_JT » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:34 pm

Love this idea!!

# of dives: 120 (Not bad for not taking any dive trips this year)

Highlights (to name a few): Club dives! and diving the missile silo, finishing trimix training, checking out the I90 bridge, seeing the cloud sponges, basket stars and giant nudis for the first time.

Lowlights/lessons learned: struggling to get back to shore at KVI Tower (not a great shore dive with the current) was definitely a learning experience. Also, purge the deco reg before taking a breath off of it. :eek:

2018: Belize barrier reef in May, Deception pass, the Warren Car, the Bomber, Clear Lake, and as many dives as I can before leaving for medical school in July.

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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by H20doctor » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:18 pm

Number of dives Logged # 172

Diving ... excellent

Highlights : Sitka , Tahsis learning a new camera system ... Having Great dive friends and Dive Family .. Teaching my Son Logan how to dive and see him underwater with Me enjoying every min of it ... traveling to new dive spots

Lowlights ; missing out on some Epic dives do to schedule conflicts :angry:
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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by YellowEye » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:45 am

Number of dives logged: >100

Highlights : Coz with nwdc, God's Pocket, Barkley, Deception Pass, ThThTh, San Juan Islands, Salt Creek. Meeting a whole bunch of great people, taking divers to sites for the first time.

Lowlights: total suit flood at whitecliff, downwelling at Coz, distressing some buddies cuz I stayed down too long

2018: dive Dodd's Narrows, God's Pocket, Deception Pass, Neah Bay, SJI. Hmm do I need to do Thasis? Help out new photographers more and hang out with and invite a greater number of experienced photographers as well just to geek out. Hit me up if you wanna be on my list. Watch scubajess win $100 from h20doc?

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Post by Tom Nic » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:47 pm

YellowEye wrote: Watch scubajess win $100 from h20doc?

Happy New Year!


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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by ScubaJess » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:34 pm

Number of dives logged: 114 (up to 477 dives since Aug 2014)

Highlights : God's Pocket!!!! Cozumel with the ThThTh crew (OMG Fun!), Barkley Sound, So much Keystone & Pickles action!!! Deception Pass 4 times this year, Fox Island, Beautiful San Juan Island adventures (I got to drive the boat for live boat pick up), Redondo ThThTh away missions to lumpy land, Neah Bay!!!!! Salt Creek, Porteau Cove, Whytcliff, Kelvin Grove, Blackly Rock & China Wall on JPA's boat, Sund Rock, Muck, Junk Yard, Sunrise by land, Edmonds, Les Davis Christmas Eve Dive. Made so many new friends and dive buddies!! :luv: :taco: :partyman: :pirate: :popcorn: :joshsmith: :taco:

Lowlights: Sunrise by land...Fox Island by land!!! J/K really good work out and nothing compared to Whytcliff & Kelvin Grove Hills! Tore my neck seal at Sunrise, tore my wrist seal at God's Pocket. Got Sea Sick at Salt Creek. Also the worst part... my dive-mobile Steve just blew a head gasket at Edmonds on Saturday :( :eek:

2018: dive Dodd's Narrows, God's Pocket, Deception Pass, Neah Bay, SJI. Want to dive Thasis!! Gotta dive a lot in my new front zip drysuit and beat H20dr in # of dives! Also need to get a new car! Also really want to go to Maui! And I want to provide excellent Weezle Extreme Plus service to keep all my fellow divers nice and toasty in the new year! :luv: :eric: :taco: :joshsmith:

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Post by stphnmartin » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:52 pm

Number of dives logged: 178

Highlights: Cozumel nwdc style, Barkley Sound, Komodo, SJIs, ThThTh, Salt Creek on a sunny day, Sunrise, fox island, keystone. NC wreck diving, new camera, old diving friends, new diving friends here and around the world. New NWDC t-shirts

Lowlights: Bank account after upgrading to a new camera kit. Drone fatality.

2018: Anilao with friends, SJIs, Dodd's Narrows, Deception, ThThTh, Banda Sea, Blakely Rock
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Post by derekcs » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:03 pm

Number of dives logged: a piddly 68

Highlights: God's Pocket, lots of harbor seals, octos, squid, and crabs.

Lowlights: Flooding camera shortly before God's Pocket
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Post by enchantmentdivi » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:50 am

Dives = 40; my all time low in 17 years. :(

Highlights = Getting engaged at 30 ft at Redondo with a super fun underwater proposal in July! And, fulfilling a bucket list item--diving with great white sharks at Guadalupe in August.

Lowlights = Two rear end collisions within 3 weeks of each other that jacked my back and kept me out of the water for 3+ months. Stupid uninsured crackheads...both times!
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Post by StrangeDoc » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:00 pm

Dives = 90 (since May as well) (not counting freediving)

Highlights = Open water cert in may, GUE recreational in Sept, Freediving in Sept. Every site was new and a great experience all around the sound. So many things seen, so many new friends made.

Lowlights = Couple of injuries (ear barotrauma). Kids still haven't started diving yet.

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Post by David_FLOR » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:07 pm

Dives = 55 [not great, but better than most previous recent years]

Highlights = Poor Knights Islands in New Zealand; Belize live-aboard (3rd time); Bahamas live-aboard; day trips to Jupiter and West Palm

Lowlights = Missed my objective of diving at least once every month

2018: refresher with my son in Key Largo in January; relocation to the PNW sometime in the fall; trying out the new drysuit, first in the Springs and NC wrecks, then in the really cold water.
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Post by CaptnJack » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:29 am

Dives = 46
Highlights = finally doing Eagle's nest, just over a 5 hour dive swimming in Ginnie Springs (noodle legs), 9 dives in the great lakes including the Morell
Lowlights = 3 hours of deco to get out of Eagle's nest, not being able to get the right gas for a new Tallahassee cave
2018 = more cave diving, more trips to BC
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Post by McGlencoe » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:50 am

Dives = 50+

Highlights = Diving the Warren and the Sherman car in Lk Crescent. Diving the Bomber and the Dowell in Lk. WA.

Lowlights = Not diving enough this fall.

2018 = More diving. Lots of practice playing with multiple bottles, finally finish up Mod3.

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Post by ohopdiver » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:24 am

Hey Tim, lets splash this year. I got 71 dives, nothing exotic, all Puget and BC. My faves were Snake Island Wall and Hoko Reef. It was a lot more shore diving plus charters as my boat was available only a few months.

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Post by YellowEye » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:27 am

ohopdiver wrote:Hey Tim, lets splash this year. I got 71 dives, nothing exotic, all Puget and BC. My faves were Snake Island Wall and Hoko Reef. It was a lot more shore diving plus charters as my boat was available only a few months.


Ooh! Can can you post a trip report on snake Island wall on a separate thread? I haven't dlove that site in 10 years but I always loved it! A bunch of us are hoping to go back there in March!

I hadn't heard of Hoko Reef. Sounds cool! Would love to hear more about that too!

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Post by Diverdave68 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:35 pm

Dives: 80 Ten more than the year before. But, I want more than 90 this year.

Highlights: God's Pocket trip. How I managed to pull it together in just a few hours while traveling through the wilds of Eastern Washington is beyond me. All the great dive buddies I've met this year. The new dive sites and critters.

Lowlights: Not bringing my favorite dive buddy to God's pocket (She agrees). 4 point exit. Broken gear.

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Post by H20doctor » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:11 pm

CaptnJack wrote:Dives = 46
Highlights = finally doing Eagle's nest, just over a 5 hour dive swimming in Ginnie Springs (noodle legs), 9 dives in the great lakes including the Morell
Lowlights = 3 hours of deco to get out of Eagle's nest, not being able to get the right gas for a new Tallahassee cave
2018 = more cave diving, more trips to BC


Wow... congratulations on Eagles Nest that is one of the top 5 hardest caves and deadliest to dive in the world
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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by Jeff Pack » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:08 pm

My highlight was diving the deep wrecks at truk. We even got to dive the Oite twice. (and its way way way the heck out there)

lowlight, not the balls to drop all my bail outs and get into the engine rooms. They are so kewl.

Set new deepest dive at 350ft, will do that 400 ft dive in Redondo this year.

Dives, I dunno, I go by hours, and its many.

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Post by CaptnJack » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:52 pm

H20doctor wrote:
CaptnJack wrote:Wow... congratulations on Eagles Nest that is one of the top 5 hardest caves and deadliest to dive in the world


Not really, its just deep so you really rack up deco fast. We spent an hour at 220ft, 3 hrs of deco to get out was super boring. I did the easiest dive there, the lockwood tunnel, with an insta-buddy I have only known through scubaboard and facebook for a decade. Basically he gave me a tour, at 4 hours its about the shortest Eagle's dive you can do. Unless you just bounce (straight) down the entrance tube to the top of the debris cone at 130-140ft
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