Scuba divers?

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  1. WaGigKPN

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    anyone in the kitsap, pierce, mason areas scuba dive?

    Wanting to dive tomorrow and would like to have some company...
     
  2. matt e

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    how is the diving there? I'm sure it is ridiculously cold (what do you wear 5mm?), but is there a whole lot to see? What kind of life do you get to see?

    I love diving, but I am super super spoiled! Haven't ever dove in anything colder than mid 80's
     
  3. WaGigKPN

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    7mm is standard in pnw.

    Some dive for the critters and stuff. I dive to eat critters, crab, clams, oysters and also some treasure hunting.
     
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    I wear a 5mm and Crystal wears a 7mm. That being said, a hood is not optional (ask me how I learned this) so if you don't have one, rent or buy.

    Dry suit is a better way to go but we usually reserve that for Neah Bay, but it's a great excuse to get your dry cert. :mfclap:

    As for life...nothing like the tropical waters your used to, but there is life and I agree, critters up here are for eating.

    My advice, if you enjoy diving for the pretty wildlife, warm waters, and just relaxing time...get on a plane (Key Largo and Texas Flower Gardens are my fav in the US), if you love diving just to be in the water...get a hood. :mrgreen:

    Either way, I'd try it at least once up here in the colder water. Different experience for sure.
     
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    I'll be over that way next month and will ping you if time permits a dive.
     
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    pardon me while i hijack your thread.

    of the schools in the greater seattle metro, which is the best? this is something i have wanted to do for some time and i think this might be the year for it.
     
  7. WaGigKPN

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    professionally, Divers institute of technology...

    Otherwise any local dive shop will have approved cert classes.

    I can recommend Tacoma scuba...I do my business through them...
     
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    that looks to be more geared toward a commercial diver program. just looking for personal use type stuff.
     
  9. WaGigKPN

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    You really cant go wrong googling dive shops. They make their money through classes so they all should have it. Personally i went to hawaii and got cert for under 300. Not sure how expensive it is here. Btw when asking for a class you want you ow or open water cert.
     
  10. Stitch

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    Rescue diver here. Always looking for a dive buddy. Maybe we should get a group dive together.
     
  11. WaGigKPN

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    Would be fun and you dont live far from me!
     
  12. KYLG0D

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    iDive ;-)

    Hitting up Harper's tonight (early notice, I know) text if you want to join!
     
  13. WaGigKPN

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    Dang. Too late notice. I dont have a light anyways.
     
  14. KYLG0D

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    for future refrence, I have doubles and in most cases triples of everything that you would be more than welcome to borrow :ninja:

    We ended up not going out anyways, the vis reports and tides are horrible >.<
     
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    Lets get a dive going in Sept. I need to pick up my dry suit from Hoodsport but then I am ready to go.
     
  16. KYLG0D

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    Agreed for sure.
     
  17. CandyBlue

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    I got certified in the Hood Canal, of all places. Diving with One-eyed Jack, the local wolf eel. He was about all I could ever see. And he made me uneasy, lol. "Someday" I will have the opportunity to dive in warm water with pretty fish!
     
  18. KYLG0D

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    There are some pretty awesome spots around here that definitely shouldnt be overlooked =) I am more than willing to play "guide" to anyone who wants to go.. Whether its just a leisure 30ft stroll around docks or 160foot twin tank decompression dive, I am down for whatever :mfclap:
     
  19. WaGigKPN

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    Lets set something up? I am planning on diving next monday labor day...
     
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    I vote Labor Day as well. Pre-dive ride followed by a dive?
     
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