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by Sharkb8
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3090
Views: 274110

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Whytecliff aka Canadian Cove 2 on Sunday, 6/23/19. Did two dives in the main bay with a newer diver. Vis was 2-3 ft down to 20 fsw, then blossomed to 5 ft for a bit. Big thermocline at 30 fsw, and then it started opening up a bit more into the 10-15 ft range. We didn't get any deeper than 60 ft or v...
by Sharkb8
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Edmonds 6/22?
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Edmonds 6/22?

High slack tomorrow looks like it’s just after 8 am, so 6 am would work quite well. If you felt like sleeping in you could show up a little later also and still be fine. Usually with Edmonds I do one long dive right around high tide, and then we just deal with a little reduced viz and a small amount...
by Sharkb8
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Key Largo, 6/8/19
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Key Largo, 6/8/19

orcasc205 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Just curious if the guide you followed was Alexa?
Yes! She said she used to come up to Cove 2 and Redondo to dive when she was at school. She was really nice along with everyone else there.
by Sharkb8
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Key Largo, 6/8/19
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Key Largo, 6/8/19

I just got back from a week in South Florida. The main purpose of the trip was to visit my wife's Aunt in Miami Beach, lay on the beach and to eat cuban food, but we also went down to Key Largo for the weekend to stay at her Aunt's boyfriends place for a few nights. I was able to get out for a whole...
by Sharkb8
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday ScubaJess!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Happy Birthday ScubaJess!!!!

Happiest of Birthdays from Florida! Enjoy your scuba birthday party later!!! Looking forward to diving with you guys again soon :taco:
by Sharkb8
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Discovery Passage over Memorial Day Weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: Discovery Passage over Memorial Day Weekend

YellowEye wrote:
How was your Nanaimo trip?
Fantastic even though the wind kept us off the boat for most of it. Chris and Ed say hi! I’ll post a report when I get back from Florida and get caught up on pictures.
by Sharkb8
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Discovery Passage over Memorial Day Weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: Discovery Passage over Memorial Day Weekend

No shots of nipple sponges?! Lame :neener:

Gorgeous photos as always. That one with the jelly is especially cool. Glad to hear that Jess got her neck seal fixed! How were the currents in the narrows? Looks like the kelp was streaming pretty good!
by Sharkb8
Mon May 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: GPO attacks Gdog's camera and won't let go!
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: GPO attacks Gdog's camera and won't let go!

That octo is welcome to use my camera ANYTIME! So cool that you were able to capture a video of it!
by Sharkb8
Mon May 20, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Deception Pass-Mothers Day weekend warm up report
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Deception Pass-Mothers Day weekend warm up report

Great stuff everyone! Looking forward to another adventure soon :)
by Sharkb8
Wed May 15, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Deception Pass-Mothers Day weekend warm up report
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Deception Pass-Mothers Day weekend warm up report

Last Sunday I got to join in on some fun at Deception Pass. I've had one mediocre boat dive there on the south side of Pass Island a couple years ago but only recently felt like I could possibly handle shore diving from the beach. Thanks to Yelloweye's awesome dive briefing (serious thanks!!!) my fr...
by Sharkb8
Fri May 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Travel to Roatan
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: Travel to Roatan

A bunch of the Sea Tac hotels have the same long term parking deals. I wouldn’t wait too long to book though. We tried two months out for our upcoming trip to Florida and they were pretty much all full. We flew to Bonaire through Vancouver BC last year because it was $600 cheaper a ticket. It was al...
by Sharkb8
Mon May 06, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Far north ThThTh 5/2/19. Skyline-nasty and nude
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Far north ThThTh 5/2/19. Skyline-nasty and nude

Very cool! Awesome to hear about the nudi's. Not sure I get the nasty crab reference. A few months ago we found a huge old lithoid crab at Skyline that had so much stuff growing on it we couldn’t really ID it. I even took a picture of it and it didn’t even look like a crab. My buddy started calling...
by Sharkb8
Sun May 05, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Far north ThThTh 5/2/19. Skyline-nasty and nude
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Far north ThThTh 5/2/19. Skyline-nasty and nude

Last Thursday I had to work out on Orcas Island, and since the tides were great I meet my friend Matt for an after-work swim at Skyline in Anacortes when I got off the ferry. Once we got down to depth the vis opened up into a nice although silty 15 ft or so. Although we failed on spotting any pskc's...
by Sharkb8
Fri May 03, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: End of April adventure - shark!
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: End of April adventure - shark!

Awesome shots Jess. There are sooooooooooooooo many of those Aeolids on Whidbey right now!!!!!!!!! I thought there were a lot at Keystone until last night in Anacortes where there were literally thousands. I like the shrimp riding the jelly too. I've seen that before and always laugh through my reg.
by Sharkb8
Thu May 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4176
Views: 407728

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

We just saw a bunch of stimpson sun stars spawning at Skyline this evening. Pretty neat to watch!
by Sharkb8
Wed May 01, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Blown away by Keystone, 4/27/19
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Blown away by Keystone, 4/27/19

Good running into you guys out there, and glad you all made good decisions beforehand....! Hopefully you had a nice redemption dive. Derekcs, those are some cool shots!
by Sharkb8
Wed May 01, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 5/2
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: ThThTh 5/2

I still live too far away! One of these days I'll make it down. If anyone has the day off tomorrow we can have a far north ThThTh in Anacortes :funky: The tides are looking good for a pskc and candie hunt!
by Sharkb8
Wed May 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: End of April adventure - shark!
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: End of April adventure - shark!

Cool shots! Good to run into you guys at Keystone Saturday. Your picture from the pilings doesn't look like anything we were able to see lol.
by Sharkb8
Wed May 01, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh in Indonesia
Replies: 69
Views: 2839

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Simply stunning!!! Not much else to say. The ending...… :supz:
by Sharkb8
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Skookumchuck Narrows video short
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Skookumchuck Narrows video short

That was really REALLY nice! Thanks for sharing. I watched a bear once across the channel from observation wall try to swim between islands and get completely flushed out about 20 ft from his destination. Luckily it eddied out where it started but it sure looked like it was struggling for a bit!
by Sharkb8
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Blown away by Keystone, 4/27/19
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Blown away by Keystone, 4/27/19

Last Saturday I was buddy-less for joining the in-crowd under the bridge, but luckily I convinced my friend Austin to come out of self-imposed retirement to take advantage of the good Keystone tide. The gale warning wasn't exactly great news, but I hoped that the jetty would protect the area enough ...
by Sharkb8
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Keystone Sunday the 28th?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Keystone Sunday the 28th?

Just double checking with folks who are more familiar with Keystone- is Sunday AM a good time to dive that site? It looks like minimal current between slacks of 9:30 to 12:30? You are correct. It’s going to be great current wise! Get in the water by 9 am for maximum enjoyment. I was out there this ...
by Sharkb8
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3090
Views: 274110

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds this afternoon right before high tide was a really nice 25 to 30 ft, even with the jellyfish bloom :partydance:
by Sharkb8
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Campbell River Adventures
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Campbell River Adventures

Beautiful pictures! My buddy and I are going to try and make it up there Memorial Day weekend if any of the charters still have some room. I need some strawberry anemones in my life :)
by Sharkb8
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Deception Pass 4/13/2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1263

Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Great report and pics! I had hoped to make it out also but my normal buddy bailed and it snowed at Baker so I made a poor choice.... :angry: :rofl: Hopefully see some of you guys at the end of the month for the next window!