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by Sharkb8
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: A very thankful Thanksdiving
Replies: 2
Views: 334

A very thankful Thanksdiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I am extremely thankful for our local diving opportunities and community. Even with all the craziness of 2020 most of us have been able to still enjoy spending time underwater. This year has really made me appreciate how amazing our local diving actually is. I've spent m...
by Sharkb8
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Decorated Warbonnet Skyline Dive
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Decorated Warbonnet Skyline Dive

Back in August I met my friend in Anacortes for her first Skyline visit. I was planning on a short dive along the start of the wall with my HP80 since this would have been her first advanced current dive. Unfortunately she forgot her fins and had to bail. Luckily I had my bigger tank and pony with m...
by Sharkb8
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scooter Dives
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Scooter Dives

I’ve definitely talked to someone who goes out around the corner to the start of the Sares Head Wall. No idea if you can get farther down to the shallow crimson candyland field though. Only one way to find out!
by Sharkb8
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scooter Dives
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Scooter Dives

Northwest Island and also Sares Head from the same beach. Across the channel from Skyline to the SE corner of Burrows Island. The Diamond Knot from Salt Water...... :rofl: Stop with the scooter talk, my bank account is telling me no but my body, my body is telling me yes!
by Sharkb8
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3190
Views: 362757

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Saturday 10/24 in Mukilteo at both T Dock and the other park with the pier were 25 to 30+ below 30 fsw. It felt like we were in a Cathedral swimming around the piles with several giant bait balls swarming around getting blasted by Stinky the Seal. I was also at the top of the geodome at one point on...
by Sharkb8
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Current corrections
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Current corrections

Sounds like we will need to do some extensive field work for the next few months! Trying not to be tempted to join a scooter gang right now, but maybe next year.....we can start working on data from the weirder exchanges around Candy Land and Certain Death Pass
by Sharkb8
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 10/22
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: ThThTh 10/22

I want to come so bad! The next couple weeks aren’t looking good at work but hopefully after that I can make it down again. Tell the lumpies to stay put until I get there :rofl:
by Sharkb8
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Keystone closure
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Keystone closure

https://m.facebook.com/WashingtonStateParks/photos/a.413397252010305/4201068753243117/?type=3&__tn__=%2As%2AsH-R Looks like the rumored ferry lane dredging is starting this Monday and Keystone will be closed for the rest of the year while the spoils are being dumped on the beach. Fingers crossed tha...
by Sharkb8
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Viz & "beginner" questions about Edmonds
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Viz & "beginner" questions about Edmonds

What dates are you planning on coming up? As YellowEye said, the vis is probably fine these days. One piece of advice is to time your 1st dive near high tide at the tail end of the flood. Edmonds is pretty shallow and the vis will be the best at high tide. I avoid diving there on low minus tides as ...
by Sharkb8
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Labor Day Skyline/Keystone underwater extravaganza
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Labor Day Skyline/Keystone underwater extravaganza

Ooooooh great shots both of you!!! :supz: :partydance: :norris: Erik, that doto shot is ridiculous!
by Sharkb8
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Labor Day Skyline/Keystone underwater extravaganza
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Labor Day Skyline/Keystone underwater extravaganza

This past Labor Day weekend the tides and weather aligned perfectly for slice after slice after slice of delicious keyline pie. There were perfect morning Skyline tides which left ample time to head over to the Keystone Jetty Aquarium for more afternoon fun. I was only able to eat pie on Monday but ...
by Sharkb8
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 9/17
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: ThThTh 9/17

I might be able to join too, but someone has to promise to show me a horned shrimp and a 6 gill :partydance:

Hopefully I'll be down there around 4/4:40 for a warm up dive also. I'm in a red tundra with a black tool box and wheelbarrow in the back.
by Sharkb8
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: KeyLine Pass Rocks Summer Diving
Replies: 4
Views: 304

KeyLine Pass Rocks Summer Diving

Lots of working, diving and a puppy this summer has meant not a lot of computer time to sift through photos on the hard drive. I've been spending most of my bottom time on the outside of Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands shore diving the usual sites. There was a Deception Pass adventure back in July. http...
by Sharkb8
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB Worthington HP 119 or 130
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: WTB Worthington HP 119 or 130

richardg wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:56 am
Do you still need, dm if you’re interested


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DM sent just in case!
by Sharkb8
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive travel kinda bites right now
Replies: 22
Views: 1797

Re: Dive travel kinda bites right now

I've been focusing on hitting Deception Pass, Skyline and Keystone off slack to work on skills Wait. You've been diving them off slack ?? I'm hoping to do a long weekend shore dive trip to hit Salt Creek, Seiku and some other random sites out on the peninsula. A camp/dive trip to Salt Creek or Lake...
by Sharkb8
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive travel kinda bites right now
Replies: 22
Views: 1797

Re: Dive travel kinda bites right now

I've had two Vancouver Island trips cancel this year and haven't been able to plan another trip to Bonaire so I know the feeling. I've been focusing on hitting Deception Pass, Skyline and Keystone off slack to work on skills and get my fix of amazing underwater life that is almost as good as what I'...
by Sharkb8
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3190
Views: 362757

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sunday 8/9/20. We started at Skyline in the morning. Vis was less than 10 ft shallow but "opened up" to the average 10 to 15 below 40 ft. Keystone in the afternoon at max ebb was a glorious 30 ft near the end of the jetty.
by Sharkb8
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: Mukilteo slow dive
Replies: 6
Views: 2512

Re: Mukilteo slow dive

I’ve been down to the man before on my rec setup with a HP119 and a pony. On a minus low tide it’s actually not too aggressive of a profile with the right gas mix for someone experienced. The steep slope up past the porcelain throne makes for an easy escape from mandatory deco stops. Cool video also...
by Sharkb8
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Skyline is closed....
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Skyline is closed....

What a crappy start to the day!
by Sharkb8
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: What Shearwater to buy?
Replies: 3
Views: 508

What Shearwater to buy?

My wife needs a computer for when we are able to travel again. I’m pretty sure my current Oceanic Geo is perfect for her :angelblue: That however leaves me needing my own computer. I was going to get a Perdix like so many other people but the Teric also looks kinda cool. Has anyone used both and has...
by Sharkb8
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: DPV dives / "Northwest Island" ?
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: DPV dives / "Northwest Island" ?

Very cool. Were there proliferating anemones and finger sponges? It’s pretty similar to Sares Head or the less current intensive sites in the San Juans. It’s definitely not as pretty at the pass or skyline but I remember enjoying it a lot. There are lots of crimson anemones with candies (It’s where...
by Sharkb8
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Spring diving at Deception Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Spring diving at Deception Pass

Yes ScubaJess!!!!! Incredible stuff! I love your soft colorful backrounds :luv:
by Sharkb8
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: DPV dives / "Northwest Island" ?
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: DPV dives / "Northwest Island" ?

I’ve dove the west side off a boat and it was fantastic. If I had a scooter I would be diving there and around Skyline regularly.
by Sharkb8
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Spring diving at Deception Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Spring diving at Deception Pass

where you there during the crowed days ? i heard from other divers that 2 of the good days for the pass created over 20 divers there in the parking Lot .. WOW times have changed , that site used to be only a place very few would dive .. Great Pictures !! I think one of the days there were close to ...
by Sharkb8
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Good Sites for Low Tide?
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Good Sites for Low Tide?

Adding on to what others have said, it's a good idea to pay attention to the tide heights. Some main sites such as Keystone, Cove 2, Redondo, 3 Tree and Mulkiteo can be dove at most low tides (Keystone is still current dependent, and Mulkiteo can sometimes be). Shallower sites such as Edmonds and Ro...