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by dphershman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket October October 13-19
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: God's Pocket October October 13-19

ScubaJess wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Fantastic snaps Dan!!!!
I agree! Nice work finding Rocky!! Captain Al is the BEST!!! Sorry to hear about the weather. We are headed back next Oct 11-17 and one spot is still open on our trip. You should come.
oh my! where do I sign up?

Dan
by dphershman
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket October October 13-19
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: God's Pocket October October 13-19

YellowEye wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:12 am
Awesome! Glad you made it up there! And you're so lucky to find rocky on your first trip there!

Thanks! I owe Captain Al for Rocky due to his precise descriptions of the environment where they could be found :)

Dan
by dphershman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket October October 13-19
Replies: 5
Views: 288

God's Pocket October October 13-19

After many years of reading about everyone's adventures at Gods Pocket I finally had the opportunity to go. An amazing dive site, complete with Humpbacks circling right off the dock plus Sea Otters floating idly offshore. The only negative was that we got slammed by some severe weather... heavy rain...
by dphershman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: a gathering of Crabs at Redondo
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: a gathering of Crabs at Redondo

there's been something going on there for quite awhile. Odd groupings of animals.... one time its dozens of sea cucumbers. Another time its wall to wall striped nudibranchs. And this time a crab convention!
by dphershman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: a gathering of Crabs at Redondo
Replies: 6
Views: 633

a gathering of Crabs at Redondo

I saw something very strange out at Redondo today, along the rope line north of the Black Pearl. There was a gathering of dozens of crabs of all sizes and species. Plus a few sole hanging out as well. There didn't appear to be mating or even feeding taking place, just all of them 'hanging out' toget...
by dphershman
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Found weight belt at Redondo
Replies: 0
Views: 312

Found weight belt at Redondo

I recovered a lost weight belt from the eel grass at Redondo yesterday. I’m thinking it might be a student’s, it had masking tape with the name Rachel written on it. If you know who this belongs to PM me and describe it and it’s yours.

Dan Hershman
by dphershman
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Crab cleaning a fish
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Crab cleaning a fish

I was diving at Redondo last week and just as we started down the rope below the MaST I saw what appeared to be a Graceful Crab embracing a sole. I watched for awhile to see what was going on, and it was clear that the Sole was lifting up its head to reveal its underside, giving the crab clear acces...
by dphershman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Lumpsucker on Fox Island East Wall
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: Lumpsucker on Fox Island East Wall

Great find. I saw a huge yellow one there about 6 years ago https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190203/362006608602cc64cffc4223a2628a8e.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I wonder why they live down there? doesn't seem to be much in the way of food, but clearly they are doing well.
by dphershman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Lumpsucker on Fox Island East Wall
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: Lumpsucker on Fox Island East Wall

Scubie Doo wrote:Dan,

I’m curious. Was yours at the top of the wall?

SD


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



No, it was down at the lower shelves, at 65 feet.
by dphershman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Lumpsucker on Fox Island East Wall
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Lumpsucker on Fox Island East Wall

Yesterday my buddy Mark Nayer and I got up early to hit the slack at Fox Island East Wall. We don't dive this spot very often as the currents have to be favorable and there's always the 'climb of death' getting back to the parking lot at the end. The walls here are a crumbly gravel much like those a...
by dphershman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Selling Ikelite Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Selling Ikelite Parts

Derek

I've tried sending a PM but I'm having difficulty getting it to work. No matter what I do the message just sits in my outbox. (I'm going to try another browser and see if thats the problem). You might try sending me a PM then perhaps I can respond to it?

Thanks
Dan
by dphershman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Selling Ikelite Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Selling Ikelite Parts

do you still have these?

Modular Flat Front (5510.35)

thanks!
Dan
by dphershman
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sund Rock Nudibranchs today
Replies: 4
Views: 906

Sund Rock Nudibranchs today

My buddy Mark and I went to Sund Rock this morning. Viz went from bad to mediocre to fairly good at 40-50 feet, with a very warm surface layer of water at about 67 degrees, dropping to 53 at depth. This summer seems to be an especially good season for Flabellina trophina, we saw huge numbers of them...
by dphershman
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: White Juvenile sculpin?
Replies: 2
Views: 822

White Juvenile sculpin?

I was diving at Three Tree Today and came across an odd looking white fish. Looks like perhaps a buffalo sculpin juvenile? https://photos.smugmug.com/MarineLife/Marine-Life-of-the-Pacific/Fish/Fishes-of-the-Northwest/i-8xCrHDK/0/fdbc545e/M/_DSC6632-M.jpg I also found this really nice juvenile cabezo...
by dphershman
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Atomic Cobalt computer issues
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: Atomic Cobalt computer issues

Does you LDS sell Shearwater? I hope so. If they are talking down a product they carry in favor of another that is cool. If they are talking down a product they don't carry vs one they do, it will come back to bite them, and is one of the few problems I have with some local shops. To set the record...
by dphershman
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Atomic Cobalt computer issues
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: Atomic Cobalt computer issues

I know about the conservatism of the Suunto devices, I had a buddy for a number of years that used a Cobra and he was often getting close to deco while my computer still read green. I'm not much of a 'push the envelope' kind of diver, but getting locked out on a trip would be a bummer (unless of cou...
by dphershman
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Atomic Cobalt computer issues
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: Atomic Cobalt computer issues

thanks for the replies.... I'm going to look at the Perdix AI with a transmitter. Or perhaps a Suunto Eon.
by dphershman
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Atomic Cobalt computer issues
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Atomic Cobalt computer issues

I've used an Atomic Cobalt (1) for the past 6 years or so and I think I'm probably looking at a new device now. On my last dive instead of turning itself on automatically upon entering the water it showed the white screen of death. Im torn between sticking with the Cobalt or ditching it for a differ...
by dphershman
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Keystone Sat 1/28
Replies: 30
Views: 3113

Re: Keystone Sat 1/28

Its possible that I might be able to make it up there on Saturday, but I don't have a buddy available that day. it would have to be someone able to put up with a very slow photograher! Dan Hi Who's up for Keystone Sat 1/28? I'm happy to brief the site to people who haven't been yet. (Note: I'm not a...
by dphershman
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: incredible schools of shiner perch
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: incredible schools of shiner perch

Really cool shots! I noticed a ton of baby rock fish everywhere by Gods Pocket. I'm glad the fish are coming back. I hope it's a good sign, but I'm worried that maybe there are less big fish to eat the little fish? :( I haven't seen a lingcod at Redondo in years, but if one happened by it would be ...
by dphershman
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: incredible schools of shiner perch
Replies: 2
Views: 976

incredible schools of shiner perch

Mark and I did a dive at Redondo this morning, where I was amazed to see huge schools of shiner perch hanging around the carousel boat area I've never seen anything like it! https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater-Photography/Cold-Water-Diving/New-Underwater-Photos/i-rXzt9vF/0/M/_DSC6122-M.jpg https:/...
by dphershman
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: good viz at Sund Rock for Wide Angle
Replies: 8
Views: 1626

Re: good viz at Sund Rock for Wide Angle

fantastic shots! I'm glad the baby Rock fish are booming down there too. I saw them everywhere up in BC. Did you see a lot of squat lobsters and shrimp? Yes, indeed. Lots of life of all kinds. We even saw a couple of salmon swimming by close to the surface I didn't photograph smaller stuff this tim...
by dphershman
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: good viz at Sund Rock for Wide Angle
Replies: 8
Views: 1626

good viz at Sund Rock for Wide Angle

Mark and I went to Sund Rock yesterday for a bit of fall diving in Hood Canal. We weren't expecting great viz because of all the rain on Saturday but we were relieved to find that the cloudy freshwater runoff was limted mostly to the top 25 feet. Below that it opened up to about 30 feet of visibilit...
by dphershman
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Great night dive at Redondo
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: Great night dive at Redondo

nice lumpie! :)
by dphershman
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Galapagos!
Replies: 12
Views: 2388

Re: Galapagos!




Thanks! (sometimes things just work out really well, sometimes they don't)

Dan