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

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

Postby johndo88 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:42 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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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Postby McGlencoe » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:45 pm

60south wrote:
Consider yourself thoroughly nagged! :smt064



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

Postby 60south » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:49 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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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Postby McGlencoe » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:42 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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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Postby Gdog » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:00 pm

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?

Postby Jeremy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:44 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?

Postby nwscubamom » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:07 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?

Postby Jan K » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:51 am

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

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

Postby Greg Jensen » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:37 am

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?

Postby ohopdiver » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:41 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?

Postby bradmond » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:21 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?

Postby Penopolypants » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:39 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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Postby 60south » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:00 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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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Postby Penopolypants » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:38 am

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


Congratulations Doctor 60South! What is it in?
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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Postby tykeal » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:56 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?

Postby oldsalt » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:48 am

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


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

Postby 60south » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:23 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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Postby Penopolypants » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:31 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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Postby H20doctor » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:54 pm

It's still a big achievement...
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Postby CaptnJack » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:52 pm

H20doctor wrote:
CaptnJack wrote:Wow... congratulations on Eagles Nest that is one of the top 5 hardest caves and deadliest to dive in the world


Not really, its just deep so you really rack up deco fast. We spent an hour at 220ft, 3 hrs of deco to get out was super boring. I did the easiest dive there, the lockwood tunnel, with an insta-buddy I have only known through scubaboard and facebook for a decade. Basically he gave me a tour, at 4 hours its about the shortest Eagle's dive you can do. Unless you just bounce (straight) down the entrance tube to the top of the debris cone at 130-140ft
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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Postby Jeff Pack » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:08 pm

My highlight was diving the deep wrecks at truk. We even got to dive the Oite twice. (and its way way way the heck out there)

lowlight, not the balls to drop all my bail outs and get into the engine rooms. They are so kewl.

Set new deepest dive at 350ft, will do that 400 ft dive in Redondo this year.

Dives, I dunno, I go by hours, and its many.

For 2018, get the dive boat setup, and go from there. 2018 may be epic
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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Postby H20doctor » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:11 pm

CaptnJack wrote:Dives = 46
Highlights = finally doing Eagle's nest, just over a 5 hour dive swimming in Ginnie Springs (noodle legs), 9 dives in the great lakes including the Morell
Lowlights = 3 hours of deco to get out of Eagle's nest, not being able to get the right gas for a new Tallahassee cave
2018 = more cave diving, more trips to BC


Wow... congratulations on Eagles Nest that is one of the top 5 hardest caves and deadliest to dive in the world
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Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Postby Diverdave68 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:35 pm

Dives: 80 Ten more than the year before. But, I want more than 90 this year.

Highlights: God's Pocket trip. How I managed to pull it together in just a few hours while traveling through the wilds of Eastern Washington is beyond me. All the great dive buddies I've met this year. The new dive sites and critters.

Lowlights: Not bringing my favorite dive buddy to God's pocket (She agrees). 4 point exit. Broken gear.

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

Postby YellowEye » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:27 am

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!

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

Postby ohopdiver » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:24 am

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.


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