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Scubadiver3500
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New to tech

Post by Scubadiver3500 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:43 am

So it looks like no one has been on this section in quite a while but I figured I’d give it a shot. As a recently certified tech diver ( advanced Nitrox/ decompression procedures) I am trying to expand my list of teammates to plan and execute dives with. If anyone wants to get into some deco let me know and we can plan a dive!

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Re: New to tech

Post by Jeff Pack » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:08 pm

You need a trimix cert in there... :)
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Re: New to tech

Post by Scubadiver3500 » Fri May 01, 2020 5:27 pm

I know, but trimix is next on my class list

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Re: New to tech

Post by fnerg » Mon May 18, 2020 11:17 pm

Do you have a scooter? Most tech dives around here require one. At your level, you can do the Valiant in Lake Washington, or long kick dives at 100 feet, but with a scoot, that opens up the Alki fishing reef, Cove 2/monolith as a deco dive (40 minutes at 100 feet nets you 5 minutes of deco or so. If you have double 130s, you can push it farther), and a few other spots. Plus, scoots are a good safety device if you do a current sensitive site, and screw it up.

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Re: New to tech

Post by eh.haole » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:41 pm

I'm up on Whidbey and haven't really needed to incur deco for good dives in while. But for the right objective I might be keen. Is it worth going 'deep' (e.g. ~35-45m) at Cove 2 or Mukilteo? Is there anything must-see at those depths? Diamond Knot would be nice. Flagpole Point? Are you doing any helium in your gas? 20%?

I have the Tec45 cert also and have recently moved over to a JJ-CCR at the equivalent depth/tec level. The twin HP100s are now split apart as top-ups for my diluent and bailout cylinders.

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Re: New to tech

Post by fnerg » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:26 pm

It's fun to go to the Not MT6 over in Cove 1. It's 60m/200 feet, and you'd better have some helium in your mix!

The lake has a bunch of fun wrecks, and there's some good deep wall dives in Tacoma.

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Re: New to tech

Post by CaptnJack » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:35 pm

Jeff Pack wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:08 pm
You need a trimix cert in there... :)
What Jeff said. I'm happy to go with you sometime, but quite frankly if you're on air or nitrox its going to be a deeper rec dive (<120ft) not a tech dive.
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