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by ljjames
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 296252

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Pictures can be deceiving ;). Here’s the rough of the 10-15 foot vis ;)


youtu.be/Lz6b7LIW6cQ
Gdog wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Wow Laura, that is epic!
by ljjames
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 296252

Re: Viz Reports Thread

10-15 at Lime Kiln State Park
by ljjames
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: A Game Changer in Underwater Photography
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: A Game Changer in Underwater Photography

Interesting. Doesn't seem like it works with video. And how much calibration time does it take, and seems like it may not work very deep. I heard sea&sea has come out with some new dome tech at dema that is lighter than glass and not liable to scratch. That's sounds like something I could use! I ch...
by ljjames
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 296252

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Get out and get some!!! Vis at the junkyard was as far as our lights could shine....
by ljjames
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: keystone Jetty 360
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: keystone Jetty 360

:). Already working on it

Virtual Salish See:


youtu.be/cJ3Nl5h4Sn8
by ljjames
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: keystone Jetty 360
Replies: 3
Views: 630

keystone Jetty 360

G7OipoU16Qg This is a test with that sadly soft Keystone footage from last month. A quick re-edit with short narration for practice. Looking forward to going back with proper focused cameras and settings (as you can see in this dive it was CRAZY bright underwater and should have had the cameras loc...
by ljjames
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Scooters at C2
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Scooters at C2

Vis was fair to midland... Everything looked like a small octopus but wasn’t... still loads of baby rockfish, one diseased sea cucumber and the adolescent wolfie still in the 50’ rockpile. This was mostly just a gear testing dive to get the beam angle on the little lights mounted on scooter to assis...
by ljjames
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: 2019 first visit to the ‘the monster’ for a kickoff of the rainy season.
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: 2019 first visit to the ‘the monster’ for a kickoff of the rainy season.

Yes they were... yeah, no eye infections or anything ;)
YellowEye wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:35 pm
Hmm, were the tubesnouts feeding from the pipe??

Hope you're well!
by ljjames
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: 2019 first visit to the ‘the monster’ for a kickoff of the rainy season.
Replies: 2
Views: 354

2019 first visit to the ‘the monster’ for a kickoff of the rainy season.

The rain let up just as we were arriving at the dive site, but there was still a modest amount of street runoff making its way into Puget Sound.


youtu.be/N-QcHDGt9kg

A far cry from the squall we caught the timelapse of back in 2012


youtu.be/GWaI1ZLnyZM
by ljjames
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Dramatic Change at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

Re: Dramatic Change at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Biodiversity is on a declining trend in the Puget sound and Salish Sea on a whole due to a number of factors. It’s not the same as it was 20-30 years ago. To write things like this off as ‘eh don’t worry about it, just a cycle’ does a disservice. Maybe it is a cycle, maybe it’s a harbinger if things...
by ljjames
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Dramatic Change at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

Re: Dramatic Change at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

I'm with Yellow eye here... i have not seen a cycle like 'gone one year back the next', The cycle i'm used to is beds waning over the winter and come back in spring but not change dramatically same time of year same site unless as yellow eye mentions something changed in the near shore or there was ...
by ljjames
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Water Temperatures Past 45 Months
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: Water Temperatures Past 45 Months

Was your max depth the same on every dive? How much do you think the water temperature changes over the course of a year in Puget Sound? During the last 45 months I have collected 247 water temperature measurements using the same Shearwater Petrel 2. When I dive multiple times per day at the same si...
by ljjames
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 296252

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Vis is holding, c2 noon on Wednesday still a solid 30 at 30...
by ljjames
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 296252

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Yesterday, cove 2, didn’t even bother with a tank, sent my emissary instead ;)

https://youtu.be/tPM2iiV6VCY
by ljjames
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sea Stars are Back!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Re: Sea Stars are Back!!!!

+1 to what yelloweye said

Also it’s not Fukushima, that has been debunked like 10,000 times.

H2O, What species did you see in mass? Did you get pictures or video? I know Dr Harvell would love to see them.
by ljjames
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 296252

Re: Viz Reports Thread

vis on the beams (at cove 2) today was EPIC!!!!! Even in the shallows (on the low tide) it was pleasant 10-15. beneath ~35-40' it was breathtaking. it wasn't that winter teal 80' we've seen now and then but its some of the better late spring vis I've seen in years.
by ljjames
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 296252

Re: Viz Reports Thread

vis at cove 2 on the i-beams was insanely awesome today... easily 50+ feet. 10-15 in the shallows. A wonderful respite from the pea soup of a week or so ago. ambient light was just dreamy..... Get while the gettin' is good :)

https://youtu.be/i37JC13uIBg
by ljjames
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 296252

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Alki Junkyard Friday, a bit worse than Thursday, and the just starting ebb downwelling was in fine form, with eelgrass and ulva tumbling down the slope. (When the water piling over the point on it’s way out in makes a fun downwelling at the Junkyard)

Photo from ~55’ on high tide
by ljjames
Fri May 31, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 296252

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Alki Junkyard 5/30, very plankton-murky in top 30 3-5’, Cleared up to 10-15 at 40-50’. High tide, light ebb. Baby wolfie in residence.
by ljjames
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig

If you are not lugging doubles into the water I’ve found the OMS I-Q lite to be fantastic for my dual purpose needs. The 37lb wing and soft pack/harness pack super small and light for travel. I have had no issues dragging around HP100’s or CCR with multiple battery packs for video lighting and suit ...
by ljjames
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3126
Views: 296252

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2, Monday

(If you Watch in youtube app you can sweep around, if you have google cardboard it’s 3D)

by ljjames
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Insta360 One X in dive housing
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Insta360 One X in dive housing

Got the new little consumer 360 camera from Insta360, the One X. They also sell a little Dive housing rated to 30' / 60min

The housing is tiny and I was able to slip it sideways into the den of the Octopus den under the bow of the Honeybear....

Enjoy!