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by Sharkb8
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3057
Views: 251931

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sunday 1/20/19. Keystone Jetty in the morning was 10 to maybe a dirty 15ft. Skyline in the pm was a silty 5 to barely 10 ft at the end of the flood. Deeper and farther out in the channel it teased 15ft luckily. Currents at both sites were running a bit stronger than the predictions. I blame the bloo...
by Sharkb8
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4050
Views: 368476

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Is the parking area at Keystone man made? As we all know, mother nature usually doesn't take much pity on things that aren't supposed to be there! As long as the water keeps following the erosion back towards the road and they relocate the bathroom, I'm ok with it! More of the jetty underwater would...
by Sharkb8
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Edmond UW Slinky: "No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'!"
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Edmond UW Slinky: "No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'!"

Looks like a fun time! The big cabezon are always cool to see.
by Sharkb8
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Bowiebranchia
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Bowiebranchia

Some people have too much time on their hands, and I am eternally grateful for it! This is fantastic in so many ways.
by Sharkb8
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: NYE Skyline Crabfest
Replies: 4
Views: 179

NYE Skyline Crabfest

I was able to skip out of work early on Monday for our annual New Years Eve dive. This year the tides looked good so we headed to Anacortes for another splash at Skyline. Jan K showed up and I got to officially meet him which was cool! After some fiddling with malfunctioning gear (always seems to ha...
by Sharkb8
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Recent Dives
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Recent Dives

They are all fantastic so I am not picking a favorite! I do like the hooded nudibranch shot with the patterns in the wings though.
by Sharkb8
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Nudi New Years
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Happy Nudi New Years

Wow fantastic!!! What's the bottom middle one? Where did you see that? Yes let's dive soon! Hopefully keystone Sunday if wind allows :) That was a scrambled egg nudibranch I saw in Kona. I thought it was pretty neat! I am diving Saturday this weekend, so I won’t see you guys unfortunately. If anyon...
by Sharkb8
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Nudi New Years
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Happy Nudi New Years

Just thought I would share my nudi new years post from the social medias here because I only have a couple online friends who think that underwater slugs are cool. I hope that everyone ended the old or is starting the new year out with some good diving! We found some big king crabs and Jan K at Skyl...
by Sharkb8
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: December in Howe Sound
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: December in Howe Sound

ScubaJess wrote:Nice report! Awesome squat lobster snap!!!
I hope we can dive with you at keystone soon :)


Keystone has some great January tides! I do want to see some Lumpies at Redondo also.
by Sharkb8
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Scattering remains?
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Scattering remains?

Sorry to hear about your dad. My mother-in-law passed away a few years ago (also around the holidays) so I know how tough it is. We have been scattering her ashes all over the last few years. Several times we've just waded into the water off a nice beach (Belize, Catalina Island, Cannon Beach and So...
by Sharkb8
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone -- after the storm
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Keystone -- after the storm

Glad to hear the diving was still great (even with the plastic). I can't wait to see the new and improved ledge!
by Sharkb8
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: December in Howe Sound
Replies: 6
Views: 339

December in Howe Sound

A few weeks ago the weather forecast was not looking great for a Keystone dive, so my buddy Matt and I decided to head up to Vancouver to visit the Sea Dragon crew and dive off the Topline. We lucked out with only 7 divers on the boat and surprisingly calm seas considering the forecasted gale warnin...
by Sharkb8
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: December Away Missions
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: December Away Missions

I like the nudi shots! My buddy Matt that you met at Keystone is a Trekkie. Hopefully we can meet you guys for a dive next month and you two can geek out while I roll my eyes and make stupid Star Wars jokes :neener:
by Sharkb8
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: N End dive 12/20/18?
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: N End dive 12/20/18?

YellowEye wrote:I'm out today, it's windy out there. Will try keystone tomorrow... the forecast is looking better for tomorrow.


Don’t forget a shovel to dig a new trail down to the beach. I saw on the news that the main road flooded at high tide, so I can’t even imagine how eroded the bank is now!
by Sharkb8
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3057
Views: 251931

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sunday December 9th. Around Bowen Island in Howe Sound was a little gritty but still between 20 and 30+. Not bad at all.
by Sharkb8
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Edmonds Kelp Crabs and Friends
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Edmonds Kelp Crabs and Friends

Oh man that looks like it was fun. Edmonds with good vis is awesome! Nice shots and video :)
by Sharkb8
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Ambon Indonesia
Replies: 28
Views: 1079

Re: Ambon Indonesia

What, that was pretty awesome! Nice work!!!!
by Sharkb8
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Well this weather is kind of crappy for diving
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Well this weather is kind of crappy for diving

Lol, we bailed on diving Keystone last Sunday because I didn’t want to be out in the rain and wind. Luckily my buddy has a bunch of unused dragon passes on the Topline, so we got to still go diving and we didn’t have to get wet :pirate:
by Sharkb8
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Dives last weekend
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Dives last weekend

It was good meeting you guys finally! Looking forward to it again sometime. The jetty is in such good shape these days compared to the last couple years. Less barnacles and urchins, and more color than there's been. That big octo was really cool! Also, on our first dive after we finished checking ou...
by Sharkb8
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Skyline 11/17/18
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: Skyline 11/17/18

I'm sorry you feel that way I found a very rare nudibranch there last month.. Nice pictures by the way !!! Lol! I actually was remembering your report on the Doto’s and tried looking for them but my eyes didn’t want to cooperate. I gave up pretty quick and tried to imitate the flipping off fish Ins...
by Sharkb8
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Keystone Sunday 11/25 for Bob's going away party
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: Keystone Sunday 11/25 for Bob's going away party

It was good to finally meet a few of you guys out there. That was some fun diving! Hopefully everyone got to see and photograph the pretty orange juvenile wolf eels. Next time hopefully I will have more time to socialize. Have fun in Mexico Bob!
by Sharkb8
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Speaking of Keystone
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Speaking of Keystone

Thanks for the advice Dives were great, definitely going back to see this location again! Glad to hear it worked out! The more that you are able to dive it while learning how to plan around the currents, the less intimidating it gets! It also gets more and more fun when you start learning the nuanc...
by Sharkb8
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Skyline 11/17/18
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: Skyline 11/17/18

Skyline is one of the top Dives here ? Easily the worst dive around. Nothing to see but barnacles and hermit crabs. Plus the current will probably kill you even on a good day. Everyone should just go to T-Dock or Cove 2 :angelblue: In my previous non-career as a mediocre not good enough to be a pro...
by Sharkb8
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Keystone Sunday 11/25 for Bob's going away party
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: Keystone Sunday 11/25 for Bob's going away party

I’ll be out there around 11:45. I drive a maroon F-150 and my buddy and I talk a lot of smack to each other. Somedays we even kinda look like we know what we are doing!

Ross
by Sharkb8
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Skyline 11/17/18
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Skyline 11/17/18

My buddy Matt and I finally made it back down for a quick adventure last weekend at Skyline Wall. The vis was a decent 20 ft but the dive was pretty lame. The cucumbers were not out feeding and we found all of zero candy stripe shrimp. It was pretty much a waste of time even bringing the camera. We ...

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