About Me: I´m a PADI Instructor, volunteer FF/EMT with Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue, a Search and Rescue Diver for Kitsap County DEM, a Port Security Specialist in the Coast Guard, and a booze pusher at the state liquor store in Silverdale. I keep a pretty full schedule and don´t get to dive as often as I´d like anymore but always welcome a chance to get wet.
Favorite Dive Gear
SCUBAPRO Novascotia 6.5 semi-dry (warmth without the bulk)
Favorite Dive Locations
Everywhere warm and clear but the Puget Sound is my back yard right now and will suffice. My favorite local dive is the Port Washington Narrows.
I´ve never tried that. Hitting both. I´d usually catch a quick dive on the slack on the bridge pilings getting out of the water just as the current began to kick up. Then we´d change tanks and shoot it from the bridge to the park! Can be an exciting dive!
When there´s at least a 10ft tide exchange, On a flood I like to run Agate Pass and then chase the current to Port Washington Narrows and run that one. Vice versa on an ebb.
Hi, I am inviting you to see the first city in America, Santa Marta at the foot of the tallest mountain in the tropic and the fortress build against the pirate´s attacks in Cartagena and dive along these two sites in the Colombian Caribbean, to do some spearfishing, photo, underwater video, etc., let me know the dates of your stay here to set you up and show you around, thanks
Thanks for the invite Costeno, if I´m ever heading out that way I will definitely look you up.
Hey Felix, Thanks for the comment on my dive page. No a friend of mine sent that to me when he went on a boat trip. I cant remember where he was. My hubby has dove with you before I guess. Does the name Dan Kono ring a bell?
Vis is usually 20-30´ which is pretty decent out here in the sound. The continual flushing action of the current doesn´t allow sediment to settle. Current speed through the channels vary greatly depending on tidal height exchange each day. Depending on which narrows you´re diving, it may be as little as .5 kts or well over 10 kts. Dive planning is a must and opportunities for drift diving are plentiful.
What are currents and vis like through the narrows?