Dive #168, 169: Cove 2, West Seattle, WA

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Place:Cove 2Cove 2 Buddy:Doug
Weather:Cool, clear Type:Shore
Max. depth (m):29.324.1 Visibility (m):55
Time down:12:1814:24 Dive time (mins):4238
Average depth (m):15.214.6 Water temp. (C):10.010.0

Notes: First dive of 2016. Pottered around waking crabs on the first dive. On the second we tried S-drills (pretty rusty) and a free ascent with me shooting the bag and reeling it in, and Doug managing depth. Need to re-watch some GUE videos to revise those procedures. Buoyancy was generally ok, still improving with drysuit. Got the back-kick going once or twice but I need to be able to engage it better when doing drills.

Equipment: Tried using Doug’s spare doubles. Went pretty well. Weight: backplate + doubles with 8-lb v-weight + 1 3-lb weight. Used my 40-lb Halcyon wing. Seemed ok. Might not even need the 3-lb weight (if I did need it, a 10-lb v-weight would be much more convenient). Need to remove unused pocket from harness and replace it with SPG D-ring.

Accumulated time underwater: 4 days, 17 hours and 49 minutes.

16-Mar-2016 20:43, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 125
16-Mar-2016 20:43, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 125
 

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