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by Sharkb8
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Good Sites for Low Tide?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

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...
by Sharkb8
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Spring diving at Deception Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Spring diving at Deception Pass

I was able to get out for a handful of dives this spring under the big bridge at the north end of Whidbey Island. Due to sheer luck and a little bit of great planning advice from a couple NW Dive Club trolls (seriously do you guys ever work?! :rofl: ) I was able to experience some of the best condit...
by Sharkb8
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone Jetty 2020/06/13 and 15
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Keystone Jetty 2020/06/13 and 15

Excellent shots! Welcome back to the water. That warbonnett shot is incredible. Keep us (me) updated on your MF-1 strobe usage. I am thinking about finally getting strobes for my TG-6 and that is definitely on my research list. I probably should have picked one up during the covid sale...
by Sharkb8
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Introducing Me...
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Introducing Me...

Hmm, I think you dove with me at Keystone right before the shelter in place! Let’s definitely go again sometime if that’s the case.

Ross from Bellingham
by Sharkb8
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Yellow Eye!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Happy Birthday Yellow Eye!!!!!!

Happy birthday Erik! Hopefully we get to do some belated celebrating at your second home this weekend :pirate:
by Sharkb8
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A couple IDs from Alki Junkyard please
Replies: 15
Views: 2104

Re: A couple IDs from Alki Junkyard please

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Look at the little babies! Wish I had spent more time trying to get a better shot, but hindsight is 20/20.
by Sharkb8
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Late spring diving in Candy Land
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Late spring diving in Candy Land

As we move closer to summer, the tide swings have gotten extreme and the vis has gotten poor in the sound. However, Skyline in Anacortes is continuing to deliver. There have been some really nice exchanges all spring and the vis was pushing 20 ft last week at high tide! Even better though is that wh...
by Sharkb8
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Scuba Jess!
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Happy Birthday Scuba Jess!

Happy Birthday!!!!! Hopefully it was spent in your happy place :bday:

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by Sharkb8
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A couple IDs from Alki Junkyard please
Replies: 15
Views: 2104

Re: A couple IDs from Alki Junkyard please

I found one of these little amphipods yesterday at Skyline in 85 fsw. It had the same coloration as the photos above. It was very small and hard to see, but I managed to get a couple almost in focus pictures before I got tired of fighting the moving water. When I reviewed the photos zoomed in on my ...
by Sharkb8
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3166
Views: 335261

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Went to Skyline today (6/2/20 ) afterwork expecting a macro hunt in the dark. Somehow the vis was almost 20 ft at times during slack, even with all the fornicating animals dirtying things up inappropriately! When the ebb kicked in it brought some dirtier water to the top 40 ft and the vis was back t...
by Sharkb8
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Critter creeper
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Critter creeper

https://www.nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.p ... ne#p285839

I remembered the H20 Doc posted this a few years ago after a scooter mission out deeper. Sounds like you had similar findings.
by Sharkb8
Fri May 15, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3166
Views: 335261

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Today (5/15/20) Keystone Jetty was dirty and brown at peak ebb tide this afternoon. 10 ft of hazy murk.
by Sharkb8
Sun May 10, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3166
Views: 335261

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Mukilteo T Dock on Saturday 5/9/20 had the usual swamp water down to 20 fsw on the first dive before opening up nicely to maybe 30 ft at the dome. With the huge exchange going into a minus 2 low tide, the layer of schmoo was down almost to the dome on the 2nd dive and vis was down to a dirty 15 ish....
by Sharkb8
Wed May 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Nudibranch ID Assistance
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Nudibranch ID Assistance

It looks like it could possibly be a British Columbia Aeolid?

http://www.bily.com/pnwsc/web-content/F ... a%202.html

Awesome find! I’m guessing based on the hydroid that it was quite small.
by Sharkb8
Sat May 02, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: April in Anacortes
Replies: 0
Views: 834

April in Anacortes

It's looking like our current stay-at-home restrictions are going to slowly start easing up soon for a bit, so it's time to think about more diving! I'm pretty lucky where I live up north, so I was able to sneak over to Anacortes for a couple under the radar dives this last month without drawing att...
by Sharkb8
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Elephant Seal in Anacortes
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Elephant Seal in Anacortes

I snuck down early Easter Sunday morning for a quarantine dive at Skyline before anyone else woke up. I noticed a sign by the parking lot that said a female elephant seal was in the area molting. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49772945993_7266ce3539_w.jpg I checked the area and didn't see anyth...
by Sharkb8
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501195

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: 1215

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: 1269

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: 8
Views: 2546

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: 1493

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: 1305

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: 1602

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: 1870

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: 1269

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...