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

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

Post by H20doctor » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:54 pm

It's still a big achievement...
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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by Penopolypants » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:31 am

Oof. # of dives.....15? 20? Highlights - getting in the water! Lowlights? - Not getting in the water. :( Don't tear your rotator cuffs and ACL, kids, it's no bueno. But, I managed to go a whole year without a major surgery!

2018 brings trips to Hawaii and Roatan, so there's that to look forward to. Happy diving!
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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by 60south » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:23 am

Dives: 39. Not bad considering I lived in Colorado most of last year.

Highlights: Finding a drone and two skate boards off Port Townsend. Oh, that and graduating with a PhD.

2018 goal: Deception Pass

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

Post by oldsalt » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:48 am

60south wrote:
Highlights: Finding a drone and two skate boards off Port Townsend. Oh, that and graduating with a PhD.


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

Post by tykeal » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:56 am

Dives: 18
Stats:
* Total dive time: 9h 46min
* Max depth: 89ft
* Average SAC: 0.82

Highlights:
* Getting my drysuit and getting comfortable with it
* Joining NWDiveClub
* Club dive at Sund Rock in the summer
* Getting a new Perdix AI dive computer

Lowlights:
* Not diving enough
* Moving south to Vancouver, WA and therefore not being able to go diving as much as I was starting to!
* Dry suit fill valve failure with drysuit becoming semi-dry (requiring replacement) causing a dive to be aborted shortly after it started

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

Post by Penopolypants » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:38 am

60south wrote: Oh, that and graduating with a PhD.


Congratulations Doctor 60South! What is it in?
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Post by 60south » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:00 pm

Penopolypants wrote:
60south wrote: Oh, that and graduating with a PhD.


Congratulations Doctor 60South! What is it in?


The degree says "Geography". But the research was remote sensing of Antarctic land surface temperature extremes.

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Post by Penopolypants » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:39 pm

60south wrote:
Penopolypants wrote:
60south wrote: Oh, that and graduating with a PhD.


Congratulations Doctor 60South! What is it in?


The degree says "Geography". But the research was remote sensing of Antarctic land surface temperature extremes.


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

Post by bradmond » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:21 pm

I got 72 in last year and my highlights were the trip to Cozumel with ThThTh group, wreck dives in Canada, Titan Missile Silo, and Deception Pass.

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

Post by ohopdiver » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:41 am

YellowEye wrote:
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!


I posted Snake Island trip from last August.

HOKO Reef is 3 miles west of Sekiu where the HOKO River empties into the Straits. . It's similar to Waadah but smaller and more colorful with great structure, Wolfies and GPOs. It is a boat dive but possible to dive from shore - I may try that this year. Caution - strong offshore currents possible. Stay at Curley's, he has air but closes in winter. No local dive charter. More cautions - low tide can strand a boat at the Sekiu docks and don't cut the buoys marking shallow areas near the jetty. Other local dives: Sekiu Jetty, Slip Point, Andalusia, L Crescent on the way home.

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

Post by Greg Jensen » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:37 pm

68 dives
Highlights: Channel Is liveaboard, Sea of Cortez, Deception, Salt creek, Victoria
Lowlights: out for 2 months because nurse's aid f..cked up my eardrum DURING MY DIVE PHYSICAL; 3 hours in a recompression chamber with my wife when she got bent on the Sea of Cortez trip

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

Post by Jan K » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:51 am

168 dives
Highlights: Cenotes of Yucatan, Deception.
Lowlights: Ear infection.

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

Post by nwscubamom » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:07 am

2017 Wrap Up:
Number of dives: 73 dives: Sund Rock, Blue Heron Bridge in Florida, Roatan, Neah Bay, Sea of Cortez, San Juan Islands, Hornby Island BC, and Bonaire.

Highlights: Seeing my first ROCK GREENLING :partydance: (it was out at Neah Bay). Seeing my first Whale Shark :taco: (Sea of Cortez). Placing an underwater geocache in Roatan on the Wreck of the Prince Albert.

Lowlights: Stumbling across a set of human remains (in August) from a missing person (since April) out at Neah Bay - Box Canyon dive site. Turned out to be a Makah tribal member, Joshua Monette, a wonderful young man who had been a student at Dartmouth and was home on spring break, and had been out storm watching on the rocks with a cousin(?). Rogue wave washed them both in the water. Cousin was able to scramble back up onto land, but Coast Guard was never able to find Joshua. Although a highlight was being able to provide closure for family members who were able to retrieve the remains the next day with a local dive team, and communicating with his mother and hoping it provided some comfort.
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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Post by Jeremy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:44 pm

Highlights: Duncan Rock, Bioherm, Long Island Wall, Deception Pass

Lowlights: Silver Lake

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

Post by Gdog » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:00 am

nwscubamom wrote:2017 Wrap Up:
Lowlights: Stumbling across a set of human remains (in August) from a missing person (since April) out at Neah Bay - Box Canyon dive site. Turned out to be a Makah tribal member, Joshua Monette, a wonderful young man who had been a student at Dartmouth and was home on spring break, and had been out storm watching on the rocks with a cousin(?). Rogue wave washed them both in the water. Cousin was able to scramble back up onto land, but Coast Guard was never able to find Joshua. Although a highlight was being able to provide closure for family members who were able to retrieve the remains the next day with a local dive team, and communicating with his mother and hoping it provided some comfort.
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Wow...what an experience. Glad you were able to provide closure, but wow....glad it wasnt me.

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

Post by McGlencoe » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:42 pm

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.


Definitely Dan! It's been way too long since we've splashed together, maybe five years-ish, LoL!
We're right over by the Hood Canal bridge now, so not too far away.

Now that 60South is back in town, I have someone to nag me to get back in the water and we pretty much only do shore dives (read that too broke for boat dives hahaha!).

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Post by 60south » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:49 pm

McGlencoe wrote:Now that 60South is back in town, I have someone to nag me to get back in the water and we pretty much only do shore dives (read that too broke for boat dives hahaha!).


Consider yourself thoroughly nagged! :smt064

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Post by McGlencoe » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:45 pm

60south wrote:
Consider yourself thoroughly nagged! :smt064



:rofl:

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

Post by johndo88 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:42 pm

163 dives (on the computer)
Highlights: Roatán, Missile Silo, scooter dive at Deception Pass
Lowlights: Leaky dry suit after zipper replacement

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