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by Sharkb8
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Skyline 1/20/20 Nastiest Crabs Edition
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Skyline 1/20/20 Nastiest Crabs Edition

This winter the overlords of the tides have blessed us with perfect weekend Skyline currents for a few months. Unfortunately the weather has been a bit more uncooperative but we were able to go for a dive on Sunday. The vis was maybe 10 ft, the cucumbers were not out feeding and it was absolutely fr...
by Sharkb8
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire, December 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: Bonaire, December 2019

I was referring to the flamingo pix. You see similar pix on the way to Lac Cai. But you can also see them way down south and some places way up north. Those look like south now that I look at them again. That picture was past Red Slave just north of the lighthouse. There were a lot down there. The ...
by Sharkb8
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)

Hi friends, I've recently graduated college and before going to graduate school for marine biology I want to get into underwater photography. Of course I'm on a budget. I want to mainly shoot macro but would like to be able to shoot quality video as well. Being on a tight budget, the 2 cameras I'm ...
by Sharkb8
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Critter Junkies in Ambon, Indonesia
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: Critter Junkies in Ambon, Indonesia

Val, that was absolutely stunning!!!!! Loved everything about it. Did you really shoot all that on your TG6?!
by Sharkb8
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire, December 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: Bonaire, December 2019

fmerkel wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:29 pm
Nice summary with pix to match. Looks like you did at least some east side diving? At least it's a site I don't recognize. If so, how did that go?
No east side diving for us. The winds were up and my wife doesn’t do well with sea sickness. Which photo are you referring to?
by Sharkb8
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire, December 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Bonaire, December 2019

My wife and I were able to head back to Bonaire the second week of December for another visit to the shore diving capital of the world. We stayed at the Sand Dollar Resort, which has a Dive Friends shop on-site and Bari Reef as the house dive. The resort had it's own dive pier stocked with tanks, be...
by Sharkb8
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: New Years Day diving...
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: New Years Day diving...

There may be some New Years Eve diving also if anyone is planning on celebrating well into the evening and won’t be up for diving the next day. I can post more details on Monday. It will probably be mainland side between Redondo and Mulkiteo.
by Sharkb8
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Keystone 12/26 and 27
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: Ketstone 12/26 and 27

I might be able to make it out also! What time are people meeting?
by Sharkb8
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Whidbey Keyline Pie, 11/9/19
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Whidbey Keyline Pie, 11/9/19

Gdog wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Ok I'll bite. What is the Dark Star
https://www.fremontbrewing.com/bbads-cvms
by Sharkb8
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Whidbey Keyline Pie, 11/9/19
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Whidbey Keyline Pie, 11/9/19

Last Saturday I got to take advantage of some special tides that allow for my favorite shore dive day in the sound. We headed out to Whidbey Island for two dives at Keystone, and then drove back to Anacortes for a dive at Skyline. Keystone of course was fantastic. The vis was good and the currents w...
by Sharkb8
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: A Howe Sound Weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: A Howe Sound Weekend

Glad you guys had fun! Hopefully Jess got her fill of squat lobsters. What other sites did you guys dive? Halkett Wall has cool topography for sure but is pretty meh for critters. The sites around Bowyer Island and all the cloud sponge sites are a lot more interesting. Jen T on the boat also?! Who w...
by Sharkb8
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 306248

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Keystone yesterday in the morning was a nice 20 to almost 30 ft depending on where you were. The pilings felt like swimming in an aquarium. Skyline in the afternoon was the usual hazy 10 to 15.
by Sharkb8
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Re: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe

Amazing shots! I really like #3 and the last b/w photo. Thanks for sharing.
by Sharkb8
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Fall in the sound
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Fall in the sound

After a lot of diving and getting a new TG6 camera to play with in August, September ended up being mostly dry and lacking in any underwater action (due to work and vacation to the Oregon Coast). October luckily ended up being a little better. I was able to get wet a few times at 3 Tree, T Dock, Sky...
by Sharkb8
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Happy hour at Skyline
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Happy hour at Skyline

Last Friday I got off early enough to get a dive in after work. My buddy didn't want to drive down south from Bellingham so I had to settle for Skyline. It's still no Cove 2 or T Dock but it will do in a pinch.... :rofl: :stir: We had a nice slow drift in the waning slack tide on the way out, and wh...
by Sharkb8
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket Oct 7-11 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: God's Pocket Oct 7-11 2019

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!! Love the rock greenling shots! I want to get up there soooo bad :burntchef: Where are Jess' photos?
by Sharkb8
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 306248

Re: Viz Reports Thread

3 Tree yesterday afternoon on the last bit of flood was 20 ft or so and pretty clear. I came up at the end of the dive to a double rainbow also!
by Sharkb8
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 3 Tree tomorrow afternoon 9/17/19
Replies: 1
Views: 347

3 Tree tomorrow afternoon 9/17/19

I’ll be in Burien tomorrow afternoon for work, and I’m hoping to head down to 3 Tree when I’m done around 3 or 4 to empty a tank and look for weird small things to take pictures of. If anybody is looking to get a dive in let me know.
by Sharkb8
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Victoria, BC Race Rocks Away Mission
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: Victoria, BC Race Rocks Away Mission

Last few photos from day two at Race Rocks https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48699177843_4b883498d8_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48699705247_57b2e1603a_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48699560866_ea6db4cf31_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48699211963_906b6d5d24_z.j...
by Sharkb8
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 43
Views: 3723

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

Well shit. They are slowly releasing names of the victims, and a friend from my first trip to Hornby Island Diving was on the boat. She also joined Anacortes Diving on a couple trips. RIP Marybeth, sorry that I never made it down to dive with you :(
by Sharkb8
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Victoria, BC Race Rocks Away Mission
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: Victoria, BC Race Rocks Away Mission

What an amazing weekend!!! I still can't believe I was lucky enough to join in :luv: You guys were all so much fun to dive and hang out with. I can't wait to get back up there and spend more time exploring. I picked up a new Olympus TG6 camera days before the trip, and other then taking a couple ran...
by Sharkb8
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina

That was really really really nice to watch! Great editing and shooting. I just got a TG6 today so I might be asking you for some tips in the future!
by Sharkb8
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4329
Views: 458316

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

I saw the same thing near the T-Dock in Mulkiteo last weekend. It was disheartening with all the positive signs as of late
by Sharkb8
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: Howe Sound in early September
Replies: 9
Views: 3899

Re: Howe Sound in early September

Planning is never for naught if you learn something from it that you can apply in the future! Have fun in Monterrey. You should still plan a trip up north sooner or later. We are coming up on the best months of the year for being underwater!
by Sharkb8
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Water Temperatures Past 45 Months
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Water Temperatures Past 45 Months

Nice! My wife doesn't currently believe me that the water temperature fluctuates more than 1 or 2 degrees. I'll have to show here this (in a nice way of course!). Are these average or lowest temperatures per dive? I'm not sure how the shearwater records temps, but my oceanic computer saves the colde...