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by Sharkb8
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Belize Resort Recommendations Please
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Belize Resort Recommendations Please

Belize is a great spot! The best diving is in the atolls away from the mainland. Unfortunately shore diving is not a thing that (as far as I am aware) any resorts offer. I've been on Glovers Atoll where Off the Wall Dive is located. Its remote and the walls are spectacular. There is snorkeling insid...
by Sharkb8
Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Campbell River and Dodd's Narrows April 2022
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Campbell River and Dodd's Narrows April 2022

Better late than never? Here are a few of my snaps that I finally got around to dealing with. I had some equipment issues the whole trip..... and ended up taking most of my photos with my trusty single video light. The diving was still great, with the underwater highlight being 85 minutes of zero cu...
by Sharkb8
Thu Mar 17, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Campbell River March 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Campbell River March 2022

Man those are some great photos! Jess, aren’t you a quitter….?! You should have had plenty of time to go through and share your photos hehehe!
by Sharkb8
Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Fall quarter diving wrap up
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Fall quarter diving wrap up

Awesome photos Jess!!! Thanks for "hijacking" the thread. Tell Erik he's welcome to do the same. Did the Enterprise fire at the Skeleton Shrimp to break up the party or was it just observing?
by Sharkb8
Sat Feb 05, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Fall quarter diving wrap up
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Fall quarter diving wrap up

It's been a little quiet in here lately, so here are some photos I took from this past fall in the sound. T-Dock was fun right at the very end of summer. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51776680501_f6601ddb86_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51776940953_598f46bf84_z.jpg https://live.sta...
by Sharkb8
Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Recent Diving (God's Pocket, Campbell River, and more)
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Recent Diving (God's Pocket, Campbell River, and more)

Amazing photos guys! Erik, that first rockie shot is ridiculous
by Sharkb8
Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Campbell River ththth Invasion!
Replies: 27
Views: 3544

Re: Campbell River ththth Invasion!

I finally went through my 2nd day photos from this trip. Dive sites were April Point Wall, Copper Cliff and Tyee Cove East down south at Nanoose Bay. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51660122914_724f67323d_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51659678233_99e631240d_z.jpg https://live.staticf...
by Sharkb8
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Miami/Key Largo in December
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

Re: Miami/Key Largo in December

Hey everybody. Looking for recommendations for dive operators in the Miami/Key Largo area for this December. Staying in Miami, so more north end is better, but will likely make a trip or two down to Kay Largo to check out things down there. In Key Largo my favorite operation is Quiescense Diving, b...
by Sharkb8
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Campbell River ththth Invasion!
Replies: 27
Views: 3544

Re: Campbell River ththth Invasion!

I finally got through a folder of pictures from the first day, and since Jess is impatient I guess I can post a few :neener: The first dive at Seymour Narrows was pretty awesome. My TG-6 prefers macro but my brain was overwhelmed by the colors and wide angle possibilities so I had a really hard time...
by Sharkb8
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: August at Skyline
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Re: August at Skyline

Looking good! The colors really pop. Are you using a custom white balance or auto? I shoot in RAW with auto white balance and then correct in Lightroom. The strobe definitely helps with lighting and colors. I used to bump the saturation up a little when shooting fixed lights but now i actually have...
by Sharkb8
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Campbell River ththth Invasion!
Replies: 27
Views: 3544

Re: Campbell River ththth Invasion!

Wow, awesome shots Scubie and Gdog! Not even going to try and pick favorites. That was such a fantastic trip.
by Sharkb8
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Campbell River ththth Invasion!
Replies: 27
Views: 3544

Re: Campbell River ththth Invasion!

Awesome shots Jess!!!! Love all of them. That was such a fun time.

Erik, that 2nd shot is $$$$. Maybe next time you’ll get more keepers if you don’t try to shoot wide angle in a steep island tube worm poop storm :neener:
by Sharkb8
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Canada to open border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens on Aug. 9!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3083

Re: Canada to open border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens on Aug. 9!!!

I had one of the easiest entries ever back into the states with my Nexus card. 3 questions and 45 seconds total. Heading up was a bit longer since NEXUS was closed. They were being very thorough and chatty, taking almost 5 minutes with every car going through. I didn't have a print off of my negativ...
by Sharkb8
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: August at Skyline
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

August at Skyline

After a few years of shooting with a video light, I FINALLY got a strobe (and ikelite ttl convertor) for my little TG6. I took it out to Skyline a couple weeks ago to test it out. I definitely need some work on strobe placement but the initial results are encouraging. https://live.staticflickr.com/6...
by Sharkb8
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 8/12
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: ThThTh 8/12

I want to be in….! Just waiting to see if I can take a sick day Friday.
by Sharkb8
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 7/25 diver missing in Deception Pass
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: 7/25 diver missing in Deception Pass

If this is true I hope there was a happy ending. Today was not a day to be attempting a dive in there. I did see on the socials that a friend had a bit better SAC rate than anticipated at the Mulkiteo T Dock and since he dove his tank the authorities were called about the missing diver before he sur...
by Sharkb8
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 2021 diving has been good so far
Replies: 11
Views: 2592

2021 diving has been good so far

Hopefully everyone has been having great dives so far this year. I haven't been as wet as I normally am due to some life changes, a Mt Baker seasons pass and a new mountain bike, but I've been trying to make it count when I get to the beach. Besides the usual diving I do around Whidbey and Fidalgo I...
by Sharkb8
Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Keystone Sat 7/3
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Re: Keystone Sat 7/3

I’ll be there but I’ll probably skip the ferry part 😁
by Sharkb8
Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Ikelite DS-51 Strobes (3)
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Ikelite DS-51 Strobes (3)

I’m interested also in whatever is left over.
by Sharkb8
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Candy Stripe Shrimp midsound invasion
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Candy Stripe Shrimp midsound invasion

H20doctor wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:05 pm Wow... Candy at the Muk ? I did plant a crimson anem there at one time but I think it swam away ...
There is definitely still the one under the west side of the dome that I thought showed up randomly last year….
by Sharkb8
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 538193

Re: Viz Reports Thread

The rains from Sunday and Monday morning made a mess of the ok vis reports from the weekend in Mukilteo. Vis at the T Dock yesterday evening was horrendous (less than 5 ft) all the way down to 70 fsw. I'm pretty sure I swam completely through the middle of the dome before I realized I had found it.
by Sharkb8
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Candy Stripe Shrimp midsound invasion
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Candy Stripe Shrimp midsound invasion

Lately there have been reports of candy stripe shrimp at the north end of the Edmonds UP. Yesterday evening I found one under the geodome at the T Dock in Mukilteo. I was previously unaware of them being seen outside of the San Juans and Fidalgo Island. I haven't been diving long enough to know if t...
by Sharkb8
Fri May 28, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Big congrats to Scuba Jess!
Replies: 13
Views: 2730

Re: Big congrats to Scuba Jess!



Woohoo congrats again. Such a great dive 1000!
by Sharkb8
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5059
Views: 773683

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Jan, I’ve seen the exact same coloration of the juvie greenling there before. They are quite beautiful to see underwater!