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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: 306

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: 260

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: 260

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: 423

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: 281

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: 281

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: 375

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: 4153
Views: 400383

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: 207

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: 511

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: 375

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: 67
Views: 2271

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: 270

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: 207

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: 245

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: 3077
Views: 269985

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: 494

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: 1031

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!
by Sharkb8
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sea Dragon spring fun
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Sea Dragon spring fun

Thanks Jess. That would be lots of fun to all meet up there sometime. I want to do a weekend trip sometime combining that with some shore dives at Whytecliffe or Kelvin Grove, although day trips from Bellingham are easier than most of the shore dives we hit up :partydance: . Also, I didn't originall...
by Sharkb8
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket is back, and better than ever!
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: God's Pocket is back, and better than ever!

Thanks for sharing this on the board. I've seen your work on Scubaboard and IG and it is really great! Hopefully next year I will also be able to make it up there.
by Sharkb8
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sea Dragon spring fun
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Sea Dragon spring fun

After a month of being dry (skis and life got in the way) and a bunch of no camera dives during the winter playing with new gear or new divers, I finally got things back to normal last weekend in Howe Sound with the Sea Dragon crew. We once again lucked out with only 6 divers on the boat and had ple...
by Sharkb8
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Deception Pass opened
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Deception Pass opened

Looks like the 13th/14th will be a party then!
by Sharkb8
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh in Indonesia
Replies: 67
Views: 2271

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

There are so many amazing photos in this trip report I can't really pick out a favorite. Sounds like I have another place I need to convince my wife that we need to visit someday!
by Sharkb8
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Skyline Wall - St. Patrick's Day
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Skyline Wall - St. Patrick's Day

Sounds like an fun adventure even with the goofy currents. That warbonnet in the zoanthids is awesome! Low exchange days at Skyline are weird. Kelly at Anacortes Diving told me that you want to look for exchanges at or over 1 knot to get the flow to switch. We usually get in the water about 45 min b...
by Sharkb8
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3077
Views: 269985

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sunday 2/22 at Cove 2. Probably 25 ft away from the classes that were going on. I heard a rumor also of 30+ vis in Mulkiteo at T Dock

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