Looking for divesite and buddy ideas; 16-19 November; noob cold water diver

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David_FLOR
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Re: Looking for divesite and buddy ideas; 16-19 November; noob cold water diver

Postby David_FLOR » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:05 am

Thanks for the replies. Will be picking the brains at Anacortes Dive about the other sites when I'm there; probably rent tanks for the week too.
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Re: Looking for divesite and buddy ideas; 16-19 November; noob cold water diver

Postby jmartel » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:49 pm

Not great tides to do Keystone, but if you don't mind driving down to Edmonds you could probably spend plenty of time diving there in the underwater park. Looks like high tide that weekend is around noon-1pm depending on the day. Low tides are at night around 7-8pm. More sea life at night, of course, but at the expense of not seeing the structure as much.

Not sure on my plans yet, but I might be down for diving at Edmonds one of those days/nights.

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Re: Looking for divesite and buddy ideas; 16-19 November; noob cold water diver

Postby ScubaJess » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:06 pm

If I wasn't at DEMA in Vegas I would totally dive with you. I hope you can find some buddies. It's a great idea to take a refresher course with Anacortes, they are a fantastic dive shop.
Enjoy your trip!! Hopefully once you move up here we can dive :)
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Looking for divesite and buddy ideas; 16-19 November; noob cold water diver

Postby David_FLOR » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:49 pm

Warm water diver living in Florida; planning to relocate to the PNW sometime in the next year or so. I will be visiting my daughter who lives in Mt. Vernon; and looking for divesite suggestions (and any dive buddies already planning or who would be looking) from 16-19 November.

I'm a relatively experienced diver, but my last cold-water diving was in Hoods Canal in the early 70s in a very cold wetsuit.

I have a new drysuit, but less than five dives in the drysuit; none with dry gloves; none with a thick hood; none (yet) in cold water. I will be bringing my own gear except for tanks, so will need to rent tanks for any dives not done with an operator who rents them.

I've already booked an "intro to cold water" set of shore dives in/near Anacortes, so that should help me answer / sort out the most basic issues of weighting and trim. I am PADI EAN Diver and TDI Advance Nitrox certified.

Suggestions?
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