Getting back into the water, in July?

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Re: Getting back into the water, in July?

Post by Cmjstealth » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:30 pm

Hoping to get my drysuit back from shop sometime this week. I want to be dive ready in advance of the reef.org event at saltwater state park this Saturday and Sunday. Might do a basic dive somewhere easy beforehand to work out kinks. If you want me to ping you so you can join.

If available this weekend and interested in learning our local invertebrates/fish species you should join us at saltwater state park for free* identification classes and diving:
Sat: https://www.facebook.com/events/2320339681558319/
Sun: https://www.facebook.com/events/348819932474321/

*State parks charge for parking if you don't already have a parking pass. Bring your own lunch. And of course all your own gear if diving!

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Re: Getting back into the water, in July?

Post by Penopolypants » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 am

Hi Maria! I am happy to do an evening or weekend dive with you. I'm done with school for the summer and have a lot of dive time to make up myself.
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Re: Getting back into the water, in July?

Post by MariaT » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:20 am

Cmjstealth wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:35 pm
Limited to evenings/weekends only or do you dive weekdays too? (when parking is easier)

I'm flexible but love slow, shallowish (<80ft) dives where I can look for, survey, and/or photograph the critters.
I live in South Bellevue - you by chance a eastside resident? (saw something about Bellevue/Redmond area in a prior post)
Hi! I am on the Eastside, north of Redmond but can drive pretty much anywhere. I work full time and have tiny vacation balance as of now, and unfortunately it is just evenings and weekends, it depends on my children's activities schedule too. I am definitely committed to go to the club dive but would like to get wet earlier.

As for the diving style we might be a match :) - I am not a photographer but my favorite way to dive is to slowly swim somewhere between 50-90ft and stare at fishes and crabs. Maybe PM me if you have any plans?

Maria

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Re: Getting back into the water, in July?

Post by Cmjstealth » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:35 pm

Limited to evenings/weekends only or do you dive weekdays too? (when parking is easier)

I'm flexible but love slow, shallowish (<80ft) dives where I can look for, survey, and/or photograph the critters.
I live in South Bellevue - you by chance a eastside resident? (saw something about Bellevue/Redmond area in a prior post)

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Re: Getting back into the water, in July?

Post by MariaT » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:20 pm

Thank you!!!!! I will be on the lookout for ThThTh events! :highfive:

I will try to join on July 11th - the tides do look funny, and I can wait a little :)

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Re: Getting back into the water, in July?

Post by YellowEye » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:49 pm

Hi! Welcome back. Tides are really sucking on the weekends these days (including 7/6 and 7/7), unless you get up super early. Not sure if we'll do ththth on 7/4 but orcasc205 (Doug) expressed interest.

I'll be out of town 7/6 weekend.

Some people expressed interest going this weekend. I might be able to go some time Sunday but tides really suck.

ThThTh 7/11 if we don't do 7/4?

Viz is highly variable these days. Unless you're doing photography, it shouldn't really matter?

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Re: Getting back into the water, in July?

Post by Gdog » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:55 pm

Good to see you back Maria! We gotta get you back in the water. Unfortutunately, this time of year that awesome vis is highly unlikely. However, the water is still wet and you need to get in it. Dont forget, most thursdays the south end group meets at redondo for a dive at 6:30pm. The northend folks ususally have a dive on wed or thurs, at the Muk. Also, please note the club dive on August 4th, great time to meet other divers.
Welcome back!

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Getting back into the water, in July?

Post by MariaT » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:31 pm

Hi All!
Life happened, and I did not get to go diving since August last year when I went on a boat trip with Truth Aquatics. Anyway, I am not done with diving in any ways, had my regulators serviced and would really like to get back into the water. Looking for a dive buddy to do a dive or two - recreational diving at some usual spot around Seattle like Edmonds, Redondo, Mukilteo, etc. I do not have strong preferences since I have not been to any recently and don't know much about current sites' conditions. Of course, it would be nice to encounter awesome visibility and see thousands of creatures, but just refreshing my skills is good enough :)

Anybody going diving during the week 7/1-7/7, or afterwards, and would like me to join them? Please respond here, ask me questions if I missed anything... Ah, on weekdays I am free after 4pm and will be driving from the East Side.

Thanks!
Maria

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