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Looking for dive buddies - Portland, OR / Puget Sound

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest' started by Maxwelll, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Maxwelll

    Maxwelll Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Portland, OR
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    Heyo,

    Relatively new diver here, just moved to Portland. Curious about finding dive buddies who frequent Oregon dive sites / Puget Sound area.

    What kind of diver am I?

    Well I'm inexperienced, but I want to take a perfectionist approach towards technique and safety. Dive planning, buddy gear checks, air-share drills / ascents from depth - I'm into all of that (it bums me out how infrequently live-saving drills have been part of my instruction - you drill an air-sharing ascent twice in a pool from 10' and then... that's that? I'm trusted to save your life? Weird). And of course, enjoying the dive for the sake of enjoying it.

    I've dived at night and I've dived deep (111'). So while I'm new, I'm also game and I think I have better fundamentals (trim, buoyancy, etc.) than some I've seen with more experience. So in other words, I'm green but hopefully not entirely helpless.

    Other than that I'm a 33 year old guy, creative type, very talkative and witty. I'll leave it at that before this starts to feel like a Craigslist personal ad.
     
  2. ORsolodiver

    ORsolodiver Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oregon
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    Hey,

    I'm in the Portland area and try to get out diving once a month or so. I usually dive up in Hood Canal. Typically I'll do a tech dive then a rec dive each outing, but I'm pretty open. Hit me up if you want to buddy up some time.
     
  3. Maxwelll

    Maxwelll Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Portland, OR
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    Very cool - Hood Canal is actually my favorite PNW dive so far - do you typically dive out of Hoodsport / Sundrock or (where I've dived) or elsewhere?
     
  4. ORsolodiver

    ORsolodiver Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oregon
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    Typically Hoodsport area for shore dives. I bought a zodiac last year so I have been exploring other sites when the weather is better. I usually launch it from Triton Cove.
     
  5. DarrynSami

    DarrynSami Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
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    I live on Bainbridge in Puget Sound, we have a couple of great shore dive sites right on the island. Point Whitney on the Hood Canal is an interesting dive site nearby. I have a dozen dives on my new drysuit and would be happy to plan more. I'm safety conscious as you are and interested in some skills practice along with fun diving. Went out last Sunday to the deep reef on Rockaway Beach. Max depth was 94'.
     
  6. Maxwelll

    Maxwelll Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Portland, OR
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    Very cool - I used to live in Seattle and actually have multiple friends who live on Bainbridge Island - did you ever visit the Good Egg restaurant by the ferry before it closed? The former owners are close, personal friends of mine. So I've always got a reason to head to Bainbridge and would be happy to dive there - let's stay in touch.
     
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  7. FlyinV

    FlyinV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: PNW
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    I dive up in Hood Canal 3 or so times a month depending on how many classes I have going and how much I can get out for fun dives.
    I own some property up there so I usually try to do multi-day dive trips.
     
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  8. DarrynSami

    DarrynSami Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
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    Yes, been to the "Good Egg". Wife is a chef on the Island. Let me know when you might be around. Pretty slow here due to social distancing for a while. Maybe in the spring things will open up some. We have been diving in pairs while gearing up apart until just before going in the water.
     
  9. LowDrag

    LowDrag Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, Oregon
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    Check out the Oregon Scuba Club Maxwell. We try to get out and dive once a month a do a couple of dives. Thanks to Covid things are a bit slow but it looks like things are going to pen back up for us to do monthly meetings.

    Dave
    OSC VP
     
  10. Bean341

    Bean341 Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location:
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    Hey I usually have every other Friday off and can make time on the weekends. I am really looking to get in some diving my regular dive partner is out for right now.
    I'm up for any kind of diving if you want to hit me up.
     

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