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by Tom Nic
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3062
Views: 252458

Re: Viz Reports Thread

60south wrote:What are these particulates, anyway? Not sure it's from runoff as we haven't had much lately


I was referring to the particulate in Hood Canal, which is definitely River runoff
by Tom Nic
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Super Blood Wolf Moon Tonight
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Super Blood Wolf Moon Tonight

Beautiful. It was really gorgeous, and for some reason unexpected (by me, anyway). One of the nicer ones I remember seeing. At least it opened up for us in Lakewood, I know lots of folks were clouded out....
by Tom Nic
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3062
Views: 252458

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sund Rock on Monday 1-21 above 40 fsw was pretty bad, with tons of particulate in the water no doubt from the flooding rivers. The halocline was thick and 15' deep. Below 40 fsw viz was nice, 20-25', the place to spend as much of your time as your computer would allow!
by Tom Nic
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Harbor Seals at Cove 2
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Harbor Seals at Cove 2

Fun stuff!
by Tom Nic
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Thursday Night Crew hits Lumpy Night at Redondo
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Thursday Night Crew hits Lumpy Night at Redondo

Looks like a lovely lumpy evening!
by Tom Nic
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: NYE Skyline Crabfest
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: NYE Skyline Crabfest

Very nice! I need the secret code / handshake for best conditions to look for to dive here!
by Tom Nic
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Recent Dives
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Recent Dives

Lovely pics!!
by Tom Nic
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Nudi New Years
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Happy Nudi New Years

Yay Slugs!
by Tom Nic
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Sund Rock Dive on New Year's Day!
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Sund Rock Dive on New Year's Day!

I'm in for New Year's Day! Can't wait!
by Tom Nic
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Sund Rock Dive on New Year's Day!
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Sund Rock Dive on New Year's Day!

Scubak wrote:Happy New Year!!!
Hope the viz is good!
Kirsten


Are you going to try and make it? We will have had 3 days of sunshine by then!
by Tom Nic
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Sund Rock Dive on New Year's Day!
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Sund Rock Dive on New Year's Day!

Thanks for posting this. Still trying to work out details, but Monday / Tuesday will likely be my last dives of the week. I'll confirm here when I'm a definite!
by Tom Nic
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Whirlwind tour of the south sound
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Whirlwind tour of the south sound

Fantastic!

Lovely pictures, and a wonderful adventure!

We are so privileged to live here!
by Tom Nic
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Last ThThTh of 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Last ThThTh of 2018

Hmmm.... trying to talk some folks into doing Sund Rock with me tomorrow. If that doesn't pan out I'll most likely be there.... Dive #1300!
by Tom Nic
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Scattering remains?
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: Scattering remains?

Just one story... My brother was an avid fisherman. He loved Alaska. His two sons and I were in Alaska and we were out trolling for salmon in our small boat. A few words of memory, then each of us took a handful of his ashes and scattered them behind the boat as we were trolling. The only thing that...
by Tom Nic
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone -- after the storm
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Keystone -- after the storm

So.... every time I mentioned to someone that I had never dove Keystone they turned to me in wide eyed incredulity, "YOU'VE NEVER DOVE KEYSTONE?!?!" :tomnic: :nutty: :BDub: Wow... give a guy a break... Seattle traffic is evil and I live in the South end, which makes several awesome norther...
by Tom Nic
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3062
Views: 252458

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Keystone on 12-21-18 after a week of crazy storms was 8 to 10'. I want to see this site in good viz! Still awesome....
by Tom Nic
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: December in Howe Sound
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: December in Howe Sound

Great shots and a lovely dive! Thanks for telling the story here...
by Tom Nic
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone -- after the storm
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Keystone -- after the storm

Keystone definitely delivered in spite of the storm!

I will post pictures later. Thanks to Eric for a wonderful introduction to a wonderful dive site!
by Tom Nic
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 1942

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

I just read the whole thing. Even if I only take half of what he says as the truth, that is a classic example of a state agency steamrolling over a small business. I might have taken what he’s saying with a larger (maybe 3-5 shotgun shells worth of) grain of salt, but I myself have been on the rece...
by Tom Nic
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Home for the holidays! Let’s dive
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Home for the holidays! Let’s dive

I've got a chunk of days available to dive during that time as well. Please post your plans, and if you're having trouble figuring some out we can get creative! Not sure what tides are doing during that time but we should be able to find some great places to dive! (A day at Sund, anyone?!)
by Tom Nic
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: December Away Missions
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: December Away Missions

Very nice!
by Tom Nic
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Invitation by Yakima Dive Club to all.....
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Invitation by Yakima Dive Club to all.....

Thank you!
by Tom Nic
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lambeh Straits
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Lambeh Straits

Such beauty and diversity!

[Trying to figure out how I could do this without breaking the bank.]

In the meantime, back to Bonaire this Summer.... surprise, surprise.
by Tom Nic
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 1942

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

I dug out my old copy of Lange's Handbook of Chemistry. Lead oxide (PbO) is yellow. Lead chloride (PbCl2) is white. The milky stuff we are probably seeing from our soft weights is probably lead chloride (not definitive). It could form if some of the lead dissolved due to corrosion or some other typ...

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