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Local travel gear list

When I'm packing for a local overnight dive trip, in addition to all my normal gear, you have to remember those extras that make the experience nicer. Sometimes room in your vehicle will constrain these of course. TL;DR list Your normal dive gear A way to charge everything overnight A way to dry it all [...]

By | 2020-02-26T11:58:04-08:00 February 26th, 2020|Gear|Comments Off on Local travel gear list

Dive Propulsion Vehicles (DPVs)

There are a number of great Dive Propulsion Vehicles (DPVs) available. I personally love my Dive-X CUDA 400. If I had more loot when I bought my scooter, I'd probably have an 1150 just for the increased run time. I rarely use what I have, but when you're trying to plan thirds, a CUDA 1150 sure gives [...]

By | 2014-06-03T21:27:46-07:00 June 3rd, 2014|Gear|Comments Off on Dive Propulsion Vehicles (DPVs)

Pacific Northwest Dive Clubs and Groups

Online dive forums and resources can be a great source of information and help you get excited about learning new techniques, exploring new dive sites or areas, and meeting new dive buddies. Always remember that people's opinions vary, as does their actual experience and knowledge on a subject..so just be aware of that as you get [...]

By | 2021-04-10T09:59:36-07:00 June 3rd, 2014|Resources|Comments Off on Pacific Northwest Dive Clubs and Groups

PB4Y Privateer

One of my favorite local tech dives is the PB4Y Privateer in Lake Washington, which I affectionately call just "the bomber". It sits in roughly 150' and is only about a 15-17 minute scooter ride from Warren G Magnuson Park. This is NOT a tech-reational dive, nor one I'd do on deep air. The lake [...]

By | 2020-04-18T10:09:24-07:00 June 3rd, 2014|Dive Sites|Comments Off on PB4Y Privateer

SS Admiral Sampson

I had the pleasure of diving with the guys from Maritime Documentation Society (MDS) on the SS Admiral Sampson for two days last week. What an amazing wreck! Quick stats: 296 feet x 36 feet Born: December 1898 Sunk: August 26th, 1914 Lies in 320 fsw off Point No Point Day 1 Diving ~ 8 minutes on [...]

By | 2020-08-17T17:58:59-07:00 May 12th, 2014|Videos|Comments Off on SS Admiral Sampson

Standard Gases

I often get asked how do you know what mixes of bottom gas to take on a dive? There are two schools of thinking here, Best Mix for the dive or Standard Mixes for a variety of dives. Essentially Best Mix means you calculate the mix based on the planned depth of the dive. So [...]

By | 2014-04-24T23:32:05-07:00 April 24th, 2014|Resources|Comments Off on Standard Gases

Required Tec Diving Equipment

Intro to Tech Diving / Discover Tec Diving 1 Back Plate & Harness (Stainless Steel or Aluminium) 1 Back Inflation Style Wing 1 Set Double Steel Cylinders with Isolation Manifold (100+ cu ft recommended) 2 DIN Regulators (Double Cylinder Configuration) Hose Config: 7 ft. Primary Regulator Hose 22 or 24" Necklace Regulator Hose 24 or [...]

By | 2014-04-21T22:41:48-07:00 April 17th, 2014|Gear|Comments Off on Required Tec Diving Equipment

Deco Procedures Diver

As sport divers planned decompression is not something that we do or have been taught. The TDI Decompression Procedures course prepares you for planned staged decompression diving. With a maximum operating depth of 45m/150 feet, this course is your first step beyond the normal sport diving limits. Your TDI Instructor will provide you with valuable [...]

By | 2014-04-09T17:42:57-07:00 April 9th, 2014|Training|0 Comments

Advanced Nitrox Diver

The TDI Advanced Nitrox Course qualifies divers to use enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 through EAN 100 within your current certification level to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet during dives hat do not require staged decompression. Often taught in conjunction with the TDI Decompression Procedures course, this can be considered the foundation [...]

By | 2014-04-09T17:35:57-07:00 April 9th, 2014|Training|0 Comments