Search found 168 matches

by Sharkb8
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Whidbey Keyline Pie, 11/9/19
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Whidbey Keyline Pie, 11/9/19

Last Saturday I got to take advantage of some special tides that allow for my favorite shore dive day in the sound. We headed out to Whidbey Island for two dives at Keystone, and then drove back to Anacortes for a dive at Skyline. Keystone of course was fantastic. The vis was good and the currents w...
by Sharkb8
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: A Howe Sound Weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: A Howe Sound Weekend

Glad you guys had fun! Hopefully Jess got her fill of squat lobsters. What other sites did you guys dive? Halkett Wall has cool topography for sure but is pretty meh for critters. The sites around Bowyer Island and all the cloud sponge sites are a lot more interesting. Jen T on the boat also?! Who w...
by Sharkb8
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294294

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Keystone yesterday in the morning was a nice 20 to almost 30 ft depending on where you were. The pilings felt like swimming in an aquarium. Skyline in the afternoon was the usual hazy 10 to 15.
by Sharkb8
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe

Amazing shots! I really like #3 and the last b/w photo. Thanks for sharing.
by Sharkb8
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Fall in the sound
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Fall in the sound

After a lot of diving and getting a new TG6 camera to play with in August, September ended up being mostly dry and lacking in any underwater action (due to work and vacation to the Oregon Coast). October luckily ended up being a little better. I was able to get wet a few times at 3 Tree, T Dock, Sky...
by Sharkb8
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Happy hour at Skyline
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Happy hour at Skyline

Last Friday I got off early enough to get a dive in after work. My buddy didn't want to drive down south from Bellingham so I had to settle for Skyline. It's still no Cove 2 or T Dock but it will do in a pinch.... :rofl: :stir: We had a nice slow drift in the waning slack tide on the way out, and wh...
by Sharkb8
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket Oct 7-11 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 710

Re: God's Pocket Oct 7-11 2019

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!! Love the rock greenling shots! I want to get up there soooo bad :burntchef: Where are Jess' photos?
by Sharkb8
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294294

Re: Viz Reports Thread

3 Tree yesterday afternoon on the last bit of flood was 20 ft or so and pretty clear. I came up at the end of the dive to a double rainbow also!
by Sharkb8
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: 3 Tree tomorrow afternoon 9/17/19
Replies: 1
Views: 190

3 Tree tomorrow afternoon 9/17/19

I’ll be in Burien tomorrow afternoon for work, and I’m hoping to head down to 3 Tree when I’m done around 3 or 4 to empty a tank and look for weird small things to take pictures of. If anybody is looking to get a dive in let me know.
by Sharkb8
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Victoria, BC Race Rocks Away Mission
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: Victoria, BC Race Rocks Away Mission

Last few photos from day two at Race Rocks https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48699177843_4b883498d8_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48699705247_57b2e1603a_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48699560866_ea6db4cf31_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48699211963_906b6d5d24_z.j...
by Sharkb8
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 32
Views: 2433

Re: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

Well shit. They are slowly releasing names of the victims, and a friend from my first trip to Hornby Island Diving was on the boat. She also joined Anacortes Diving on a couple trips. RIP Marybeth, sorry that I never made it down to dive with you :(
by Sharkb8
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Victoria, BC Race Rocks Away Mission
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: Victoria, BC Race Rocks Away Mission

What an amazing weekend!!! I still can't believe I was lucky enough to join in :luv: You guys were all so much fun to dive and hang out with. I can't wait to get back up there and spend more time exploring. I picked up a new Olympus TG6 camera days before the trip, and other then taking a couple ran...
by Sharkb8
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina

That was really really really nice to watch! Great editing and shooting. I just got a TG6 today so I might be asking you for some tips in the future!
by Sharkb8
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4287
Views: 437445

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

I saw the same thing near the T-Dock in Mulkiteo last weekend. It was disheartening with all the positive signs as of late
by Sharkb8
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: Howe Sound in early September
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: Howe Sound in early September

Planning is never for naught if you learn something from it that you can apply in the future! Have fun in Monterrey. You should still plan a trip up north sooner or later. We are coming up on the best months of the year for being underwater!
by Sharkb8
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Water Temperatures Past 45 Months
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Water Temperatures Past 45 Months

Nice! My wife doesn't currently believe me that the water temperature fluctuates more than 1 or 2 degrees. I'll have to show here this (in a nice way of course!). Are these average or lowest temperatures per dive? I'm not sure how the shearwater records temps, but my oceanic computer saves the colde...
by Sharkb8
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!

Nice work Jess! Sad that I missed out on a fun dive adventure. Keystone is so good right now! Where did all the love go for the pilings? :rofl: There's plenty to like 10 ft above the bottom, and the 1000 buffalo sculpin swimming around right now are highly entertaining, especially the males who thin...
by Sharkb8
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 274
Views: 54108

Re: Sea star die-off

Diving between the T Dock and old fuel pier location in Mulkiteo today we saw lots of wasting mottled stars. I didn't even try to count but I’d put the number well over 50. I haven’t seen this anywhere else recently so hopefully it’s just an isolated location?
by Sharkb8
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: Howe Sound in early September
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: Howe Sound in early September

I was out on the Sea Dragon yesterday, and even with the larger tide exchange the vis was great at depth. Once you got below 20 ft it opened up to 30+ vis at times. You guys won't have any problems. I'm going to guess that Whytecliff shore diving would have been the same. Have fun, and let us know h...
by Sharkb8
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Marine Id
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Marine Id

I found Keith’s website a few years ago and it is an awesome resource for not only critters but for also dive sites and planning! I still regularly look at it to read about the San Juan and Neah sites that I want to visit someday if I ever get (a friend with) a boat. I just picked up Greg Jensen’s n...
by Sharkb8
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Westport seabirds, whales, dolphins
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Westport seabirds, whales, dolphins

That sounds pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing.
by Sharkb8
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294294

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Keystone on Friday 7/26 after work was a little dirty but still 15 to 20 ft at depth. The shallows and pilings were very nice with the sun streaming down and schools of fish swimming around. Probably the nicest conditions I've seen out there all year!
by Sharkb8
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit repair
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Drysuit repair

See? I would have never known about that. I'll try that method before I take it to a shop. I patched a decent sized tear in my old crushed neoprene drysuit myself and it was quite easy. The tear was in the crotch which sees a lot of movement and it never failed on me. I used a suit patch with aquas...
by Sharkb8
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: Howe Sound in early September
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: Howe Sound in early September

I agree with Yelloweye! The vis should definitely be improving and the water will be nice and comfortable. If the vis is still mediocre you will still probably be able to go deeper and have it clear up at Whytecliffe and on the Sea Dragon. Porteau is shallower and farther up the sound so the vis cou...
by Sharkb8
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Equipment for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 486

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...