New Diver in Kitsap!

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djmcmath
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New Diver in Kitsap!

Post by djmcmath » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:11 pm

I've been wanting to dive since I was a child. I finally live in a place where local diving is actually kind of not that bad for part of the year, and have decided to go head-over-heels into this hobby. I picked up my PADI AOW a few years back when I lived in DC, but finally decided this summer to take it seriously. Now I'm drysuit qual'd, I own my own tanks, and am learning the difference between trillium and plumose anemone!

If anyone's looking at dives out on the West Side (or farther north, like Port Townsend or Port Angeles), I'm probably interested in taking part, meeting new people, and learning more about how to dive safely and effectively. :)

Dan

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Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

Post by mpenders » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:56 pm

Welcome Dan!

You might soon find out that diving our NW waters is pretty good all year round, especially if you dive a drysuit. Water temps don't change that much, and winter vis is usually much better than in summer.

Make sure to check out the dive planning section, as there's lots of opportunities to find folks to dive with.

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Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

Post by Penopolypants » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:00 pm

Welcome to the board and to PNW diving!
Come to the nerd side, we have pi!

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Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

Post by theonly_JT » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:14 pm

Welcome Welcome Welcome!!! :supz:
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Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

Post by YellowEye » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:42 pm

Welcome! Glad you're realizing your dream! :)

When you say west side, what do you mean? West side of Puget Sound (e.g. Gig Harbor, Silverdale)? Or west side of Hood Canal?

Have you been diving at Point Hudson in Port Townsend as of late? I'd love to hear a status report of the construction. Has it started?

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Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

Post by 60south » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:51 am

YellowEye wrote:Have you been diving at Point Hudson in Port Townsend as of late? I'd love to hear a status report of the construction. Has it started?


No construction destruction yet. It's unclear to me if the rocks or sea life will be saved, although I heard that WSA may try to rescue as many critters as possible. We'll be out there today... enjoying Point Hudson while it still exists.

Welcome to the board djmcmath! I'm in Port Townsend part time and would be happy to go diving.

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Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

Post by CaptnJack » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:02 am

I'm not getting wet much for the next few months but I'm in Southworth. I could take you out in the fall sometime.
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Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

Post by jmartel » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:14 am

I'm on Bainbridge so I'm usually good for diving. Haven't really dove on the west side of the sound much other than on Bainbridge though.

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Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

Post by McGlencoe » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:41 pm

Im in the Port Ludlow area, often dive with 60South in the Port Townsend area.

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Re: New Diver in Kitsap!

Post by Grateful Diver » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:25 am

I'm spending most of my time in Bremerton these days. Wouldn't mind finding some contacts and dive sites out on that side of the Sound. Most of my recent diving is being done with my girlfriend's son, who just recently got certified.

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