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by jmartel
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Isla Mujeres Whale Sharks
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Isla Mujeres Whale Sharks

Great photos. That silhouette shot is incredible! Thanks. Took me all 4 days to get that shot. Either it was cloudy, the sharks were coming from the wrong direction, the sun wasn't exactly behind them, or camera issues. Finally got it on my last round on the last day, and then my camera battery die...
by jmartel
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Isla Mujeres Whale Sharks
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Isla Mujeres Whale Sharks

While everyone here was busy playing with Sixgills, we were in Mexico snorkeling with whale sharks. You aren't allowed to SCUBA with them, but seeing as how they all fed on the surface, it wasn't that big of a deal. In Isla Mujeres, off of Cancun, Whale sharks congregate to feed in huge numbers. The...
by jmartel
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Mexico diving/snorkeling?
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: Mexico diving/snorkeling?

Thanks for all the suggestions and keep them coming. I seen Cancun has whale shark snorkel trips. Whale sharks are typically off of Isla Mujeres or Isla Holbox. If you want to do a whale shark trip, you are better off heading out to one of those islands and leaving from there. I'm actually leaving ...
by jmartel
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3009
Views: 232336

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Alki Junkyard was a good 10' today.
by jmartel
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Best dive tattoo shop in Seattle or Portland
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Best dive tattoo shop in Seattle or Portland

My wife has had good experiences at Damask in Seattle. Hers was a whale shark, not an octopus though. Did not have a very good experience at Slave to the Needle.
by jmartel
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3009
Views: 232336

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Crappy 3-5' at Edmonds high tide this morning.
by jmartel
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3009
Views: 232336

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Crappy 3-5' at Edmonds high tide this morning.
by jmartel
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sund Rock changes
Replies: 38
Views: 2353

Re: Sund Rock changes

I was able to contact Cindy Sund about access to Sund Rock going forward. Here are the details. They will open the gate on Saturday and Sunday with registration from 9-4. Weekday, off hours, night dives or group reservations can be made with Cindy personally at cindy.sund@alderbrookresort.com Acces...
by jmartel
Wed May 30, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sund Rock changes
Replies: 38
Views: 2353

Re: Sund Rock changes

Well that's a bummer. And a long swim. I've only ever dove at Sund Rock once and had planned on going a few times this year.
by jmartel
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 4/5 ThThTh Great Viz Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: 4/5 ThThTh Great Viz Edition

Out. Sick today so I can't dive.
by jmartel
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 4/5 ThThTh Great Viz Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: 4/5 ThThTh Great Viz Edition

I'm in. Could likely make an early dive again if other people are going to.
by jmartel
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The ROCK ...
Replies: 18
Views: 978

Re: The ROCK ...

Nice shots. Looks like a fun day, minus the short fill. Next time you guys do this, you should swing by Eagle Harbor and pick me up. Still haven't been out to Blakely rocks.
by jmartel
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone, March 25
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Keystone, March 25

Interesting. I've never gone down that line. Looks like I'll have to next time.
by jmartel
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone, March 25
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Keystone, March 25

Nice Photos. The visibility started going downhill after you left. Down to 10-15ft on the Jetty, was better over at the pilings.

Where was the wolf eel at? I missed him on both dives yesterday apparently.
by jmartel
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: WANTED Olympus PT0-056 Housing
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: WANTED Olympus PT0-056 Housing

Optical isn't going to have it. They cleared out their stock after the TG-5 came out. Your best bet is to watch ebay, wetpixel, and scubaboard classifieds.
by jmartel
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Keystone Sunday 3/25?
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Keystone Sunday 3/25?

I'll be on the 6:30 ferry from Port Townsend, so I anticipate getting there around 7-7:15am.
by jmartel
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Keystone Sunday 3/25?
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Keystone Sunday 3/25?

Tides are looking good to do Keystone on Sunday. If anyone is interested, I'm planning on doing 2 dives. Splash for the first dive probably around 8am, and second dive to catch full slack splash around 10:30am.
by jmartel
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Big ThThTh 3/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2073

Re: Big ThThTh 3/22

I'm planning on doing both.
by jmartel
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: God's Pocket Situation
Replies: 25
Views: 1809

Re: God's Pocket Situation

Well it looks like I'll never get the chance to go up there. No vacation time, unfortunately. What a bummer.
by jmartel
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Big ThThTh 3/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2073

Re: Big ThThTh 3/22

bradmond wrote:I'm in...doing an early dive, meeting at 4:00.


If you don't mind someone else tagging along, I think I can make a 4pm meet for the first dive.
by jmartel
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3009
Views: 232336

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Did you see a GPO on the upper reef at all? The shop on the island told me there was one towards the bottom of it. I haven't been out there since Jan.
by jmartel
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Big ThThTh 3/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2073

Re: Big ThThTh 3/22

Just one is fine. Thanks.
by jmartel
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Big ThThTh 3/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2073

Re: Big ThThTh 3/22

I'll plan on being there. Might be +1 with the wife.
by jmartel
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Palau & Peleliu Feb 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Palau & Peleliu Feb 2018

A lot of them were deeper, yes. Deepest dive was 111 feet. Shallowest was the mandarinfish which was an hour and a half at about 3 feet. Most of the wall dives you could go as deep as you want/nitrox mix would allow, and the top of the wall was in the 40ft range. Virgin Hole and Blue holes required ...
by jmartel
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Palau & Peleliu Feb 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Palau & Peleliu Feb 2018

Thanks guys. JT, I'd highly suggest going. This was my 2nd favorite trip now. If I didn't have so many other places on my list, I'd probably plan to go back. It's certainly nice diving in a 3mm shorty instead of a drysuit, of course. Although I gotta say my least favorite sites there were some of th...

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