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by ohopdiver
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 223351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

6/17/18 Fathers Day dive ... Always seem to make a dive on this day in memory of my dad....RIP pops (He was originally NAUI certified in 1970, old school dive buddy of Ohop Diver) PTownsend waterfront was 8`ish. Pretty hazy. Dove with 60South and A-Aron, thanks for coming along fellows. Many fond m...
by ohopdiver
Mon May 14, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 223351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

5/12 Blakely Harbor 5 feet, Alki Rock piles 10-15 feet
by ohopdiver
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gray whale behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Gray whale behavior

Maybe a combination of dredging a bit too far and decay. Toss in some damage due to anchoring the construction barge. It's still a decent dive but not a Ling hot spot.
by ohopdiver
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gray whale behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Gray whale behavior

I did not see the "No Diving" sign. The barges are still there, just decayed almost to the point of rubble. I don't believe they were dredged. Here's the marina plan that shows dredging was planned inside and was authorized only to the entrance. http://www.hatisland.org/library/timely_info...
by ohopdiver
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gray whale behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Gray whale behavior

Last Sunday I was diving Hat Island barges. Just as I was getting back on the boat a gray whale surfaced about 50 feet away. It showed its back and then flukes. It resurfaced a few hundred yards away in the bay south of the marina, splashed around a bit in shallow water then did the spy thing in you...
by ohopdiver
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 223351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sunday 4/22/18: Possession Wall 5 feet near surface, 15 feet at 60 FSW, 20 feet at 80 FSW
Hat Island Barges 10 feet near surface, 15 at 30FSW, 20+ at 95FSW
by ohopdiver
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Small tide change better visibility ???
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Small tide change better visibility ???

Too may variables that are usually more important than tidal current. All else being equal at a given site it may be true. However it may be the opposite if the site is silty and it gets stirred up by divers. Then you want current to clear the area.
by ohopdiver
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 223351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Up to 30 - 35 feet at Edmonds Underwater Park yesterday 4/3 at low tide
by ohopdiver
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 223351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Saturday 3/31: Omar and the Rock in Shilshole Bay 25 foot vis, Elliot Bay Marina Jetty 20 ft vis.
by ohopdiver
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 223351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

March 25: Boeing Creek 25 feet, Horizontal Barge Shilshole about 40 feet.
by ohopdiver
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 223351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

March 17, up to 30 feet at Saltwater Park.
March 18, 15 feet East side Duamish Head except 5-10 in the slide area.
by ohopdiver
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Hollis F1 Fins and tanks for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Hollis F1 Fins and tanks for sale

I pm'd for HP 119
by ohopdiver
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Neah Bay, August 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Neah Bay, August 2017

Thanks, it brought back fond memories of trips out there. It's called Cape Flattery. Cape Disappointment is at the Columbia R entrance. Some other great dives in that area are Waadah Fingers, Garbage Dump, Oley's Hole, China Wall, Andalusia and Duncan Rock.
by ohopdiver
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 223351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Mukilteo 2/ 3. cloudy river brown soup viz at the Geodome was 10 feet Sunday 2/4. Muk was brown all the way out on the surface , got in the car left and dove Lake washington 2/5. Whidbey island double bluff point.. Cloudy silty death .. 8 feet and Dark What's your access for Double Bluff- Shore, bo...
by ohopdiver
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC

Jeff Pack wrote:they would just take out the 2 of you?

yes, but sometimes we had 3.
by ohopdiver
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 2444

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Hey Tim, lets splash this year. I got 71 dives, nothing exotic, all Puget and BC. My faves were Snake Island Wall and Hoko Reef. It was a lot more shore diving plus charters as my boat was available only a few months. Ooh! Can can you post a trip report on snake Island wall on a separate thread? I ...
by ohopdiver
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC

August 28, 2017. Just Greg Smith and myself. Tsawwassen Ferry to Nanaimo BC. Stayed at Howard Johnson Harbourside at 1 Terminal Ave. Dive Charter with Sundown Dive Charter at 22 Esplanade. Two older small boats, 21 foot outboards. Don't expect to be pampered. Day 1: HMCS Cape Bretton, 30 ft vis and ...
by ohopdiver
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 2444

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

Hey Tim, lets splash this year. I got 71 dives, nothing exotic, all Puget and BC. My faves were Snake Island Wall and Hoko Reef. It was a lot more shore diving plus charters as my boat was available only a few months.
by ohopdiver
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: air consumption curiosity
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: air consumption curiosity

It matters for four reasons. 1. You use less air in a dry suit because you use less energy staying warm until you get a leak. 2. You will use more air staying warm by inflating your dry suit. 3. your going to use more air in a dry suit adjusting buoyancy. 4. Wet suits are usually more streamlined so...
by ohopdiver
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Six gill sighting, Tacoma waterfront
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Six gill sighting, Tacoma waterfront

Awesome experience
by ohopdiver
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 223351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Today: dark but 20-25 ft at Possession Fingers below 60, 25+ ft with a good light at Hat Island Barges.
by ohopdiver
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 223351

Re: Viz Reports Thread

5-8 ft at Edmonds last Friday and Saltwater today
by ohopdiver
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Dives near Bellingham (Keystone Jetty, Rosario?)
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: Dives near Bellingham (Keystone Jetty, Rosario?)

Shore: Skyline Wall and Washington Park in Anacortes. If you have a boat Big Cone Is
by ohopdiver
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Illahee Fish Haven (Illahee Dock)
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Illahee Fish Haven (Illahee Dock)

Thanks for the good report. I wondered what those three lines of bumps were.
by ohopdiver
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Pony tank question
Replies: 14
Views: 1208

Re: Pony tank question

I mount my pony to my main. It has a SPG on short hose I can read pre-dive but only a buddy can read during dive. I'm never in deco and I'm immediately going to 15 feet rest stop or the surface if I have to use my pony. Since I always breath the reg pre-dive and occasionally during rest stops it get...

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