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by taylortex
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Hood Canal Bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Hood Canal Bridge

The current can rip fairly hard there. It’s all sand with soft invertebrates hanging out. Might be great for crabbing!


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by taylortex
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Triton Cove Pinnacle
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: Triton Cove Pinnacle

Yep that one.


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by taylortex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Pinto Abalone Status Review
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Pinto Abalone Status Review

ATTENTION PNW Divers!!! Please show your support for Washington's abalone, and spread the word. Click here for more details: https://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/pinto_abalone/ Also, please see the attached pdf. PINTO ABALONE STATUS REVIEW Pinto abalone are iconic marine snails valued for their cultura...
by taylortex
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Triton Cove Pinnacle
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: Triton Cove Pinnacle

I have dived that triton pinnacle. It’s awesome! We went at a negative low tide and anchored at the high spot like 115’. There are massive wall ledges that staircase down in to the abyss of hood canal. Many medium sized cloud sponges all over and giant old rockfish too, red brots in the cracks and f...
by taylortex
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Duncan rock
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Duncan rock

Thanks for the input! Sounds like it’s worth the effort when conditions are right.


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by taylortex
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Duncan rock
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Duncan rock

I am planning a trip out to Neah Bay in September and hoping to dive at Duncan Rock if the conditions are favorable. Does anyone experienced with Duncan have some advice on how to plan the safest dive out there? We are certainly aware of how challenging this site can be. Please assume that my boat a...
by taylortex
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Les davis today was 15ft of viz. That little bit of afternoon sunshine made a big difference too.


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by taylortex
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Heard through a friend about recent 50ft viz in the straits near Port Townsend. Go get it.


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by taylortex
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Turn island MPA was 20-30' viz yesterday morning. Saw orcas on the way back home.
Keystone jetty today was 20' viz during flood right after low slack this morning.


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by taylortex
Thu May 04, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Today at Hood canal pinnacle and Pulali point, top 30' was a chunky 5' viz, and below that was 30-50' awesome viz!


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by taylortex
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Following last weekends post, mid-hood canal was a nice 20-30' viz, except for 30-50' depths which was <10' viz.


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by taylortex
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Find a Buddy
Topic: Looking for dive buddies March 25, 26, Hood Canal
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Re: Looking for dive buddies March 25, 26, Hood Canal

You're in luck! There's a 'fun dive' planned (on behalf of Underwater Sports Olympia) at Sund rock on Saturday 3/25. Meet them at hoodsportndive at 8am, and maybe good to respond on FB or call to check in. Lots of divers looking for a buddy!





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by taylortex
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hood Canal Adventures
Replies: 9
Views: 3048

Re: Hood Canal Adventures

I like to use the Triton Cove boat ramp to combo flagpole and Rosie's ravine, much closer and in between both sites


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by taylortex
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock - 11/12/16
Replies: 44
Views: 5935

Re: Sund Rock - 11/12/16

Greg Jensen wrote:Actually I think that's a brown cat shark egg case- very cool find

Brown cat shark in the nearshore?


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by taylortex
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock - 11/12/16
Replies: 44
Views: 5935

Re: Sund Rock - 11/12/16

Yay for red brots! I've seen 3 at fish pen wall on a single dive before.
Never seen the cloud sponge there, where is it at Sund?


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by taylortex
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Today at Sund Rock, nice vis over 30'


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by taylortex
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Today at Pulali point and Dabob pinnacle was 30-50ft of beautiful viz! Top 15ft is a murky freshwater lens, but lots of light penetrating down deep.


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by taylortex
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Eagle point on west San Juan island today was beautiful at 40-50 ft of vis


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by taylortex
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

KVI tower yesterday was decent at 15ft vis


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by taylortex
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds today was nice at 20-30ft vis


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by taylortex
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Hood Canal Phytoplankton visible from Space
Replies: 5
Views: 2056

Re: Hood Canal Phytoplankton visible from Space

Hood canal: top 40' is <5' viz, but below that is 15-20' viz


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by taylortex
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sund Rock, top 40fsw was <5' viz, below that was maybe 20' viz


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by taylortex
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sund Rock, Thursday 6/30.
Still has a layer of 5' viz from 20-30fsw, but 20'+ viz below.


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by taylortex
Fri May 06, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3137
Views: 313732

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sund Rock on 5/5:

20' vis from surface to 30' deep, 1' vis from 30-40' deep, and 20'+ vis below that midwater algae bloom.


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by taylortex
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Backup dive for Salt Creek
Replies: 22
Views: 2477

Re: Backup dive for Salt Creek

Fort warden uw park, keystone jetty, hood canal bridge