Dive #167: Three Tree Point, Burien, WA

Place:Three Tree Point Buddy:Doug
Weather:Overcast, raining Type:Shore
Max. depth (m):31.4 Visibility (m):10
Time down:12:51 Dive time (mins):49
Average depth (m):18.6 Water temp. (C):11.0

Notes: Very pleasant last dive of the year. This site is quite big. There are various artificial reefs formed by stacks of debris (mostly car tyres) at the north end. Then at the south there’s a sunken pleasure boat. We started at the north end and a mild current made it easy to make it all the way dawn to the boat. The vis wasn’t too bad considering the recent rain. Lot’s of fish and small crabs. Kicks are coming on. Buoyancy on ascent is coming on—fewer exaggerated movements required to vent gas from the suit. Need to revise GUE-EDGE, as well as min-gas calculations. Need also to consciously practise ascending on a line, when available, instead of just ascending with the slope of the bottom.

Recap for the year: 17 shore dives around Seattle. Gained some proficiency with drysuit. Got a GUE Fundies rec pass; benefits still being reaped. Need to move to doubles in the new year to begin working toward a Fundies tec pass.

Equipment: As previous dive.

Accumulated time underwater: 4 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes.

12-Dec-2015 11:46, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 32
13-Dec-2015 08:18, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 100

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