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by ohopdiver
Mon May 16, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Saltwater Park Sunday 5/15
Replies: 0
Views: 2672

Saltwater Park Sunday 5/15

Mask and fins found on beach.
I found a GoPro at 55 feet on first reef. He had his name inside so it has already been returned to owner.

It pays to mark your gear.
by ohopdiver
Mon May 16, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 308547

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Saltwater Park:
3 feet at the buoy, 5 feet at the first concrete beam, 15+ & dark by the deep side of the 3rd rock pile/pillars.
by ohopdiver
Fri May 13, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 308547

Re: Viz Reports Thread

20+ at Edmonds Underwater Park yesterday 5/12
by ohopdiver
Tue May 03, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 308547

Re: Viz Reports Thread

15 ft below 50 at Possession Wall and Camano Wall on Sunday 5/1.
by ohopdiver
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Edmonds Rookie
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Edmonds Rookie

There's two Tugs in the park. Unless you have a knowledgeable guide stay away from the Alitak and Delion drydock. Get a waterproof chart from Edmonds UW Sports $10. Go west on jetty way. You can pick it up feet from the jetty or swim out to one of the yellow buoys. Take a right on Northern Lights (m...
by ohopdiver
Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Found item at Saltwater State Park
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Found item at Saltwater State Park

I was there this morning but don't think we lost anything.
Ocean Quest was also there today.
by ohopdiver
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Where have all the Titlow barnacles gone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1569

Re: Where have all the Titlow barnacles gone?

I was surprised at the absence of barnacles on the pilings at Wells Point last November.
I also saw very few crab, Cabezon and Ratfish that had been in abundance years before.
Similar at Haines Warf although I only saw a few outer pilings. Seems like a lot more Kelp crab though.
Photos available.
by ohopdiver
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Octopus Baby Hatch
Replies: 15
Views: 1826

Re: Octopus Baby Hatch

Very well done.
by ohopdiver
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sea lion friend or foe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Sea lion friend or foe?

Any damage to his head? I was on top of the Possession Ferry last summer when a sea lion made a beeline for me from about 20 feet away and didn't stop till his nose was inches from my mask. It seemed like it looked into my eyes for an uncomfortably long time. I foolishly reached to push it away with...
by ohopdiver
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: ratfish gathering question
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: ratfish gathering question

My dive log comments for Point Wells dock: Both mid day boat dives June 3, 1999 "30-40 FT VIS, Many big Cabezon, Ratfish, no crabs" My falable memory says there were hundreds of Ratfish. Nov 8, 2015 "15 FT VIS, No mature fish, tons of fingerling Rockfish, Perch, Tubesnouts, very few b...
by ohopdiver
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: ratfish gathering question
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: ratfish gathering question

I used to see hundreds under the Wells Point Dock. I thought it was in Fall but saw only a few last Nov 8.
Chris B. of Maritime Dock Society might tell you about Rat Fish there.
by ohopdiver
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 308547

Re: Viz Reports Thread

sunday 1/10/15
Tacoma Narrows east side: 10 ft vis
Fox Island east wall: 10-15 ft vis
by ohopdiver
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 308547

Re: Viz Reports Thread

EUP yesterday (Sunday 1/3). Vis was hazy 15 feet all the way out to Lopez pontoon
Small Ling guarding eggs near second buoy on Jetty Way bit my arm.
by ohopdiver
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Sekiu
Replies: 12
Views: 4451

Re: Sekiu

I can't imagine going to Sekiu without diving my favorite - Hoko Reef. Of course you have to have a boat (3 miles from Sekiu) or scooter (.2 miles from Kydaka point).
by ohopdiver
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 308547

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds Underwater park:
2 feet at the jetty,
5 feet at 3rd buoy on Jetty Way,
10 feet at Lopez Pontoon
by ohopdiver
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 308547

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Jeremy wrote:25-30 ft of viz on the General today. Maybe closer to 10 in the shallows

Where is that?
by ohopdiver
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: suckers galore
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: suckers galore

Where?
by ohopdiver
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: unknown dive site
Replies: 10
Views: 1514

Re: unknown dive site

I don't know but here's some info that may help your search. There are underwater remnants of WWI and WWII defenses around Puget Sound like the submarine nets in Rich Passage and the degaussing station near Point Jefferson. It's been a long time but I think the submarine net anchors are large concre...
by ohopdiver
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scootering EUP
Replies: 23
Views: 2615

Re: Scootering EUP

I'm imagining fining along at 2 ft per kick cycle in 5 to 10 ft vis when out of the darkness a squadron of high speed DPV's heading straight for me has to take evasive action to avoid running me over. Three of the scooters crash into the towers tructure knocking it over and scattering male Lings gua...
by ohopdiver
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3135
Views: 308547

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Camano Wall VIS 25 to 30 feet at 50 to 100 FSW. About 15 feet at Gedney (Hat Is) Barges at 75 FSW - We saw nothing but rubble but may not have covered it all. The wood piling seawall has been replaced by concrete since I was here last. Perhaps anchoring the work barge hastened the demise of the old ...
by ohopdiver
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Bizarre encounters with Steller Sea Lion at Possession Pt Pk
Replies: 20
Views: 3976

Re: Bizarre encounters with Steller Sea Lion at Possession Pt Pk

Apr 26, 2015 Possession Ferry: I was on top of the ferry when this guy came up over the side about 20 feet away. It made a beeline for me and didn't stop until we were nose to nose and it was looking into my mask. It swam off when I reached to push it away. I don't know why I thought I could or shou...
by ohopdiver
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cove2 & Edmonds Oil Dock
Replies: 10
Views: 1648

Re: Cove2 & Edmonds Oil Dock

Look for a big GPO inside the steel piling tubes (concrete cover with wire handle) or deep end of log/piling at about 85 FSW.

SONAR image Marina Beach;
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by ohopdiver
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: West Point Sand Bar
Replies: 3
Views: 2906

Re: West Point Sand Bar

by ohopdiver
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: New pricing - Selling Brand New Gear ...
Replies: 15
Views: 1685

Re: New pricing - Selling Brand New Gear ...

No response to messages. Did you sell everything?