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by KeithBoll
Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Roatan and Utila March - April 2022
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Roatan and Utila March - April 2022

Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!
I also just retired and spent a month in the Philippines.
It was a great way to celebrate retirement - and just enjoy/explore a different country.
Love both shots of the eagle rays!

Keith
by KeithBoll
Sun Feb 13, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cockerell Dorids at different F Stops
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Cockerell Dorids at different F Stops

Went to Point Hudson (in Port Townsend) this weekend. Viz was still a bit murky - about 15 feet (20 at best). However - no problem looking for and shooting the small stuff. Saw several small grunt sculpins. Kelp is already starting to grow. And more nudies are out and about. Also - there is now an O...
by KeithBoll
Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: New Wide Angle Wet Lens at Flagpole
Replies: 5
Views: 792

New Wide Angle Wet Lens at Flagpole

This past weekend, as the rain finally subsided - visibility on Hood Canal started to improve. For the first 20 feet - there was a lot of silt in the water - below that, the water opened up to about 25 feet viz - but there was still silt in the water column. I went to Flagpole to try out my new Krak...
by KeithBoll
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Flagpole GPO Update
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Flagpole GPO Update

On a whim - I decided to go back out to Flagpole this past Saturday Thankfully, even with all the rain that we've had - viz was still at about 20 feet. (And - this weekend was a big tide exchange weekend.) During this Winter - I've now seen GPOs out in the open on three out of three dive trips. This...
by KeithBoll
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh reunion
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: ThThTh reunion

Great that you are all back at Redondo!
I will have to plan out trip to get out there (after dark)!
Say Hi to the Lumpies for me!

I used to live just a half mile from Redondo Beach and I totally miss not being able to just "drop in!".
by KeithBoll
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Recent Diving (God's Pocket, Campbell River, and more)
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Recent Diving (God's Pocket, Campbell River, and more)

Love all the pics! Thanks for sharing.
So glad to hear that you all had the usual GREAT TIME at God's Pocket.
Can't wait to return to that wonderful playground next year.
by KeithBoll
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Clearing Up on Hood Canal!
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: Viz Clearing Up on Hood Canal!

Thanks for the advice, Eric - I will be sure to look around. I didn't realize or think that babies not already hatched might survive the Mom.

Keith
by KeithBoll
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Clearing Up on Hood Canal!
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Viz Clearing Up on Hood Canal!

The last couple weeks - viz on Hood Canal has been improving. Yesterday - Flagpole presented a good 40 feet Viz. When viz is this clear - it is so cool to see more of the structure (all at the same time). The amount of schooling rock fish is also pretty cool to watch and take in! At Elephant Wall - ...
by KeithBoll
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: GPOS at Flagpole on Hood Canal
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

GPOS at Flagpole on Hood Canal

On what might be "the last day of summer" - we were able to go diving on the boat at Flagpole this Saturday. What a beautiful day! Sun was shining and the water was glassy smooth. Viz was at least 25 feet after the first 20 feet of water column. Lots of ambient light at the top of the pinn...
by KeithBoll
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Ed's Fault Boat Dive at Discovery Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Ed's Fault Boat Dive at Discovery Bay

Took the boat and went to Ed's Fault, located on Discovery Bay (somewhat near Port Townsend) on Saturday! This is the first time that I've been here in five years! Ed's Fault has fantastic structure - it's an underwater atoll that starts at 20 feet deep and runs North to South. On the North/Northwes...
by KeithBoll
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 528774

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Ed's Fault (Discovery Bay) 15 to 20 feet viz below 25 feet.
by KeithBoll
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Campbell River ththth Invasion!
Replies: 27
Views: 3283

Re: Campbell River ththth Invasion!

Thanks for sharing your story - and all the pictures!
by KeithBoll
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Flagpole and First Outing on the New Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Flagpole and First Outing on the New Boat

After waiting for seven months for my boat to be built - I finally got it delivered the night before my one week vacation! We spent time in Sequim going crabbing and shrimping - and that was a lot of fun. But the real reason for this boat - is for diving! My boat is a 24 foot North River Seahawk Har...
by KeithBoll
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Maui Away Mission aka my first time to Hawaii!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1993

Re: Maui Away Mission aka my first time to Hawaii!!!

Great to see that you two had such a wonderful time!
Years ago - work used to bring me to Hawaii a couple times a year.
I absolutely love the place!!!!
Great pictures - esp. like the baby frog fish.

Keith
by KeithBoll
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone Baby Album!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Keystone Baby Album!!!

Great and very fun pics!
By the way - how big (small) was the crab in the water column??
by KeithBoll
Sun May 30, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: New Dive Boat!
Replies: 11
Views: 1751

Re: New Dive Boat!

Thanks, all, for your interest! I'll keep each of you that responded up to date on progress as the boat goes "live". For electronics - the boat will have Garmin FANTOM 18 Radar, my main chart plotter is a Garmin 8610SXV with a GT-51 Transducer. I am also getting the Garmin auto-pilot setup...
by KeithBoll
Sun May 23, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Spring at Point Hudson
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Spring at Point Hudson

Yes - see the dive planning post - boat pics are included!
by KeithBoll
Sun May 23, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: New Dive Boat!
Replies: 11
Views: 1751

New Dive Boat!

Hi! A few years ago - I dove regularly with Deep Diver (Dale) on a fabulous 15 foot pontoon boat - perfect for diving! Now - it's my turn to provide the dive boat! I used to have a 27 foot cuddy - but found that too big to trailer to different places (usually just had it moored.) Now - I have ordere...
by KeithBoll
Sun May 23, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Spring at Point Hudson
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Spring at Point Hudson

Went to dive Point Hudson this weekend - since the currents were mild during daylight. I had heard that there were log jams a bit deeper than the barge that is on the sight. On the way to find the log jams - I ran into a very cute small GPO - hiding out in a ring of moon snail eggs! Found the log ja...
by KeithBoll
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: YSS Dive Charters Away Mission
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: YSS Dive Charters Away Mission

Thanks for the update!
Great to hear that another option is being provided for Hood Canal!
by KeithBoll
Sun May 03, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Point Hudson on May 2nd
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

Point Hudson on May 2nd

I was fortunate enough to make an appointment and get some air fills this last week! I spent two days diving at Point Hudson this Friday and Saturday. Currents were light - all lower than .6 knots during the daytime hours. Viz opened up to about 20 feet when you got thirty feet or lower. Lots of Spr...
by KeithBoll
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Warbonnets and Cloud Sponges - Sund Rock
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Warbonnets and Cloud Sponges - Sund Rock

Went to Sund Rock on Saturday - viz was a solid 30 feet for the first dive! Met a wonderful, young couple who just completed their certification this past week and completed three dives at Sund Rock in wet suits! I got cold just talking with them! However, I loved their enthusiasm - and they got to ...
by KeithBoll
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 11-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2228

Re: ThThTh 11-14-2019

Jess - your "Super Cute Lumpie" is a fantastic shot! Thanks for sharing!
Keith.
by KeithBoll
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Point Hudson
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Point Hudson

Hello Fellow Divers! I went out to Port Townsend for this Saturday's favorable (low) currents and dove two dives at Point Hudson. Viz was 15 to 20 feet - a little better than when I was here about a month ago. Lots of critters out and about! Several clown nudis on the barge. Also, a number of dendro...
by KeithBoll
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket Oct 7-11 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

Re: God's Pocket Oct 7-11 2019

It was a great week at God's Pocket! So glad to be able to join all of you for this trip!
Here are a couple of pics.