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by lologrande
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Salt Creek 1/24
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Salt Creek 1/24

That's the magic of the Tokina 10-17 lens!
by lologrande
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Salt Creek 1/24
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Salt Creek 1/24

Headed out to Salt Creek this past Thursday to take advantage of the better than average forecast. Visibility was mediocre at best - 10' or so. Started the first dive at around 10am. There was quite a bit of surge but nothing unreasonable. It just made for a bit of extra work. The site is just beaut...
by lologrande
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: SOLD -Sea & Sea YS-D1 strobes
Replies: 2
Views: 728

SOLD -Sea & Sea YS-D1 strobes

SOLD - 2x Sea & Sea YS-D1 strobes. $350 ea or $650 for the pair. In perfect working order. Never flooded or had any issues. I recently purchased new strobes and need to find a new home for these.
by lologrande
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo 10/25
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Redondo 10/25

Lumpies were on the north side. We went into the eel grass at the end of the dive and found them pretty quickly. Hopefully that is a sign that there are a lot of them around. Or maybe we just got lucky...
by lologrande
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo 10/25
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Redondo 10/25

Did a couple of dives at Redondo late yesterday evening/night. The parking lot was surprisingly empty. Conditions were fantastic - almost lake like and vis was 20+. Stumbled onto a dogfish laying about on the night dive. Tons of sailfins out and about but best of all lumpies! It's that time of year....
by lologrande
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock 7/13
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: Sund Rock 7/13

ScubaJess I would say there was a plethora of squat lobsters.
by lologrande
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sekiu 7/8
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Sekiu 7/8

Saw quite a few stalk jellies. I wish i had taken more pics during the dives. I mostly just spent my time simply looking at all of the life and the big picture views. Ohop tell us more about Hoko! Is it doable from shore?
by lologrande
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sekiu 7/8
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Sekiu 7/8

Thanks guys. I am going to try to spend a long weekend at some point this summer and do Salt Creek and Sekiu. Would be an awesome couple of days.
by lologrande
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock 7/13
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: Sund Rock 7/13

The stars are still in good health. I saw 4. Hopefully they will come back in force. There could have been more but the vis was so terrible I had to swim right on top of anything in order to see it.
by lologrande
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock 7/13
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Sund Rock 7/13

Went down to Sund Rock on a rare Friday off. It was a really big exchange and visibility was not good. Current was moving pretty good too. More than I have ever felt at Sund Rock. I had the place all to myself. First dive I went with the wide angle lens and switched to macro for the second. FYI coor...
by lologrande
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sekiu 7/8
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Sekiu 7/8

Finally made over to Sekiu. This is a dive I have been wanting to do for a long time. It is a really long drive over from Seattle but definitely worth it! Headed out Saturday afternoon after work and camped at a somewhat nearby campground. This what I think I will do for future trips over there. Oh ...
by lologrande
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: SOLD!!! a couple tanks, HP120, LP90
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: Selliing a couple tanks, HP120, LP90

PM sent on the 120
by lologrande
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: KVI Tower from shore
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: KVI Tower from shore

I did KVI from shore once. We made it out and after a lot of work and dropped down into 3' vis. Maybe. On the plus side you guys don't need to go the gym today!
by lologrande
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Pipeline 2/7
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Alki Pipeline 2/7

I went with Opossum Shrimp based on Lamb and Hanby Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest p283. A type of mysid shrimp. If I am incorrect please speak up. I have only seen one other - posted below. It was at the Alki Junkyard. Both have been in the sand. They are about the size of a large green pea. Y...
by lologrande
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Pipeline 2/7
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Alki Pipeline 2/7

Planned to dive the Junkyard today but the wind had things really whipped up. Decided to swing by the pipeline and was quite pleased with the difference. Splashed at around noon to zero current and mediocre viz. Perfect for some super macro shooting. I never made it to the end of the pipe. Max depth...
by lologrande
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock 1/16
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: Sund Rock 1/16

Outstanding shots by all involved. I gotta get down there!
by lologrande
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Super macro at the Junkyard
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Super macro at the Junkyard

Went down the the Alki Junkyard on Saturday to shoot some super macro in the eel grass. There is a lot to see there right now. Skeleton shrimp out the wazoo! Sadly I didn't get any really good shots of one. If I could only get the eel grass to stand still! The diopter and moving objects just don't m...
by lologrande
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Spiders at the junkyard
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Spiders at the junkyard

Thanks guys. They are some freaky weird critters. Gdog come on up or down. I live really close to the junkyard. I dive it pretty regularly. My schedule is somewhat flexible so hit me up when you want to go.
by lologrande
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Spiders at the junkyard
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Spiders at the junkyard

Went down the the Alki Junkyard a few day ago. The sea spiders are out in force. I was excited to find one with eggs. Now if they were just a little easier to photograph! :angry:
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Are those eyes?
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A slightly better look at the eggs.
by lologrande
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cove 2 - 12\13
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Cove 2 - 12\13

I figure it's about time I started adding to the discussion. Went down to Cove 2 this morning. Snowflakes were falling on the way down. Brrrrr. Viz was a bit on the craptastic side. Apparently all of the crabs were having a contest to see who could dig the deepest hole and subsequently stir up the m...
by lologrande
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Bubbles & Suds (7/21)
Replies: 60
Views: 6068

Re: Bubbles & Suds (7/21)

It was great meeting everyone and reacquainting with a few of you. I am looking forward to many more dives. It's good to be back in PNW!
by lologrande
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Big Island Diving - 1/18 through 1/21
Replies: 21
Views: 2402

Re: Big Island Diving - 1/18 through 1/21

Greetings all. I am a little late to this thread. I am not lurking too much these days. Anyone coming to Kona please feel free to contact me. I will give all the help I can and hopefully join for a dive or two. Feel free to pm me through the board. My account is still active.

Billy Ball
by lologrande
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Holy crap I can breath underwater?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1842

Re: Holy crap I can breath underwater?!

So I did move to Bali but my lovely wife and I did not really like it. It is an awesome spot for a vacation but not ideal for long term living. At least for us. Hello Hawaii! So far so good. It was especially nice to dive with a like minded diver again. Thank you Eric Vacation divers scare me. I can...
by lologrande
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: kids are really funny
Replies: 1
Views: 461

kids are really funny

Funny things kids said about the ocean
http://www.worldsbestdives.com/blog.html?bid=17