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by Sharkb8
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4362
Views: 474085

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Great stuff as always Jan! Good running into you Saturday, glad you got your weight belt back. What depth is that fish eating anemone? I need to stay off the bottom looking for octos more often since it seems like there is some cool stuff up higher!
by Sharkb8
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving during the lockdown
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Diving during the lockdown

Looks like all public water access has been shut down for two weeks per https://parks.state.wa.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=603 I have an email into them. But I suspect it will be low priority given all the more pressing issues our state, country, world is dealing with. I’ll keep y’all posted. Sent from...
by Sharkb8
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: March came in like a lamb at Skyline
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: March came in like a lamb at Skyline

Oooh what a cute barnacle! Did Eric get any ok pics? Lets do it again soon since we should be safe from corona virus underwater. We can eat cinnamon rolls after 6 ft apart on our tailgates and pretend we are at the trainwreck :burntchef:
by Sharkb8
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Brand new to diving, new to board
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Brand new to diving, new to board

Welcome! I live in Whatcom and work (and grew up) in Skagit. I also got certified to go diving in Belize, and haven't stopped since. Keystone and Rosario are great dives even for beginners when planned right, and driving down to Mulkiteo, Edmonds, and Seattle also isn't too bad. I'm going to guess t...
by Sharkb8
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Recent dive snaps for pie day!
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Recent dive snaps for pie day!

Awesome pics all, and great idea Jess. I ate pie but didn't dive on Pie Day unfortunately. Hopefully it's not too late to add a few more random pictures since the world is a bit crazy at the moment.... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49660374631_cabd182563_w.jpg 3 Tree Anemone https://live.stati...
by Sharkb8
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Galapagos on the Deep Blue
Replies: 13
Views: 567

Re: Galapagos on the Deep Blue

Beautiful photos. Did you give that red lipped batfish a big smooch from all of us?!
by Sharkb8
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: South Australia Adventure - Leafy Seadragons and Pyjama Squid
Replies: 20
Views: 749

Re: South Australia Adventure - Leafy Seadragons and Pyjama Squid

Incredible stuff! Those blue ringed octos and leafy sea dragons are amazing. It's cool to see someone posting about diving not at the GBR. Thanks for inspiring another bucket list dive trip.
by Sharkb8
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Critter Junkies in Ambon, Indonesia
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Critter Junkies in Ambon, Indonesia

We just got one of those fancy new smart tv's that you can watch you tube on. I watched your video on that and it was ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!! :supz: :supz: :supz:
by Sharkb8
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: March came in like a lamb at Skyline
Replies: 7
Views: 639

March came in like a lamb at Skyline

After the last several weekends of chasing 25 year old Swedes around the slopes of Mt Baker, my poor old knees needed a break. Somehow the weather FINALLY cooperated and allowed for an early morning splash at Skyline. Scuba Jess and Yelloweye braved the early wakeup and drove up from Seattle to meet...
by Sharkb8
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hornby Island Sea Lions 2020-01
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Hornby Island Sea Lions 2020-01

Awesome pics Derek! I'm so glad you made it safe and got to dive in the snow. That sounds so freezing. I hope you had some kind of hot beverage :) Those guys look so fun and crazy! Was there any macro around or just Sea Lions and urchins? I’ve been to Hornby twice in May which is not sea lion time ...
by Sharkb8
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 1/30
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: ThThTh 1/30

I could possibly show up?! I’ll probably be working in Yukwilla until 5 or so....
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: 302

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: 769

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: 1295

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: 18
Views: 1087

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: 769

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: 769

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: 571

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: 757

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: 588

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: 588

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: 502

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: 3137
Views: 313274

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: 886

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: 395

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...