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by Sharkb8
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Equipment for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Equipment for sale

Eugene- anything still left? I’m not the original poster or trying to hijack his thread (sorry!) but I have an entry level drysuit needing new seals, a nice jacket style bc and decent fins that I have been considering trying to sell. If nobody gets back to you send me a pm if any of those things ar...
by Sharkb8
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4188
Views: 415089

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Love the warbonnet almost all the way out of hiding! I had the same problem Sunday with the late slack in Anacortes, but it was still nice. Cool grunt sculpin also.
by Sharkb8
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Skyline Candy, 7/7/19
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Skyline Candy, 7/7/19

On Sunday morning my friend Cara and I got up early for a dive at Skyline. Thanks to the fun summer tides, the slack was ridiculously late (45 min?) so we spent most of the dive hanging on pretending we were at Deception Pass. We probably should have just surfaced and hung out in the rocks for awhil...
by Sharkb8
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Memorial Day Weekend Nanaimo Adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Memorial Day Weekend Nanaimo Adventure

Very cool! I don't think I've seen those jellies before. And to see the warbonnets and yelloweyes and abalone amongst the others is also very cool! That snake island overhang is awesome, isn't it? What size were the sunflowers? The overhang was pretty incredible. The vis was well over 30 ft and I e...
by Sharkb8
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: What is this little guy?
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: What is this little guy?

Tidepool Geek wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:25 am
Greetings,

I think that it's a White-Lined Ribbon Worm (Quasitetrastemma nigrifrons) http://www.marinespecies.org/nemertea/p ... pic=117171
I think you are correct! I thought for sure that those were poorly developed eyes on the end.
by Sharkb8
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Diver's Library (books)
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Diver's Library (books)

I will take them off your hands if you can wait for me to get down to Ballard! I live in Bellingham but I'm down in the Seattle area for work during the day usually a few times a week. I could also try and get down this weekend and use it as an excuse to get a dive in! PM me if that will work. Ross
by Sharkb8
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Memorial Day Weekend Nanaimo Adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Memorial Day Weekend Nanaimo Adventure

My friend Matt and I spent memorial day weekend in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. We booked a room at the Buccaneer Lodge and Saturday/Sunday charters with Sundown Diving. We had originally planned on diving the wrecks for day 1, but the wind and rain had picked up and the boat was unable to make it o...
by Sharkb8
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: What is this little guy?
Replies: 3
Views: 207

What is this little guy?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48176737506_c70e53a668_c.jpg I saw a couple of these little guys over memorial day weekend in the shallows at Madrona Wall on Vancouver Island. I am thinking it is some sort of very juvenile gunnel or prickleback, but I really have no idea. It was about the size ...
by Sharkb8
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Pickles Deli Reef, 6/27/19
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Pickles Deli Reef, 6/27/19

Work took me out to the south end of Whidbey Island this morning, so I thought I'd bring some gear along (my appetite) and catch an off slack dive at Pickles Deli before the lunch tide crowd showed up. Upon arrival I discovered some inconsiderate divers had vandalized a light pole in the parking lot...
by Sharkb8
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3094
Views: 278860

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Whytecliff aka Canadian Cove 2 on Sunday, 6/23/19. Did two dives in the main bay with a newer diver. Vis was 2-3 ft down to 20 fsw, then blossomed to 5 ft for a bit. Big thermocline at 30 fsw, and then it started opening up a bit more into the 10-15 ft range. We didn't get any deeper than 60 ft or v...
by Sharkb8
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Edmonds 6/22?
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Edmonds 6/22?

High slack tomorrow looks like it’s just after 8 am, so 6 am would work quite well. If you felt like sleeping in you could show up a little later also and still be fine. Usually with Edmonds I do one long dive right around high tide, and then we just deal with a little reduced viz and a small amount...
by Sharkb8
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Key Largo, 6/8/19
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Key Largo, 6/8/19

orcasc205 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Just curious if the guide you followed was Alexa?
Yes! She said she used to come up to Cove 2 and Redondo to dive when she was at school. She was really nice along with everyone else there.
by Sharkb8
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Key Largo, 6/8/19
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Key Largo, 6/8/19

I just got back from a week in South Florida. The main purpose of the trip was to visit my wife's Aunt in Miami Beach, lay on the beach and to eat cuban food, but we also went down to Key Largo for the weekend to stay at her Aunt's boyfriends place for a few nights. I was able to get out for a whole...
by Sharkb8
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday ScubaJess!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Happy Birthday ScubaJess!!!!

Happiest of Birthdays from Florida! Enjoy your scuba birthday party later!!! Looking forward to diving with you guys again soon :taco:
by Sharkb8
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Discovery Passage over Memorial Day Weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 621

Re: Discovery Passage over Memorial Day Weekend

YellowEye wrote:
How was your Nanaimo trip?
Fantastic even though the wind kept us off the boat for most of it. Chris and Ed say hi! I’ll post a report when I get back from Florida and get caught up on pictures.
by Sharkb8
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Discovery Passage over Memorial Day Weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 621

Re: Discovery Passage over Memorial Day Weekend

No shots of nipple sponges?! Lame :neener:

Gorgeous photos as always. That one with the jelly is especially cool. Glad to hear that Jess got her neck seal fixed! How were the currents in the narrows? Looks like the kelp was streaming pretty good!
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: 586

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: 441

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: 441

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: 619

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: 445

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: 445

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: 572

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: 4188
Views: 415089

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: 348

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!