Diving as lockdown phases out

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derekcs
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Diving as lockdown phases out

Post by derekcs » Sat May 02, 2020 4:50 pm

Reading through the Times' writeup of the phased easing of restrictions and was wondering about the logistics of getting back in the water.

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/what- ... your-life/

Are dive shops planning to do curbside dropoff/pickup of tanks for filling?

Does anybody have any idea how people are going to coordinate to avoid overcrowding a dive site?
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Re: Diving as lockdown phases out

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun May 03, 2020 11:14 am

I’ve been diving this entire time. Tacoma lighthouse is filling tanks. And I have been going at odd times, diving solo, and unannounced in order to avoid “crowding” the dive site.


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Re: Diving as lockdown phases out

Post by 60south » Sun May 03, 2020 5:49 pm

Octopus Gardens in PT has been filling tanks, but hours are irregular and calling-ahead is generally required; the shop is closed, but tanks can be dropped off and picked up out back.

Point Hudson was empty today -- very good to get in the water!

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Re: Diving as lockdown phases out

Post by Cetacea » Sun May 03, 2020 9:48 pm

Have you driven past a Walmart or Home Depot? Divers will never be an issue to this problem.. Go diving today, tomorrow and next week. We could have a giant dive party at X-beach and have no negative impact compared to one walmart!!!! Go dive!!!

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Re: Diving as lockdown phases out

Post by SCUBARM79 » Mon May 04, 2020 1:55 pm

As an addition to the fray: https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/covid-19-updates

Fishing opens tomorrow. Get ready for the circus of crowds, closures, and tangles with enforcement.

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