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by stphnmartin
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Crew 1/22
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Thursday Crew 1/22

I'm out, but will be back in next week.
by stphnmartin
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone 3
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Keystone 3

Love the greenling eggs shot!
by stphnmartin
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Alki Junkyard
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Re: Alki Junkyard

Nice work. I'm always jealous of people getting video of GPOs out in the open. I never seem to come across them out of their dens, much less cooperating with the camera! It's an outrage really! :-)
by stphnmartin
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3151
Views: 327723

Re: Viz Reports Thread

1/17 Blakely Rock 25 feet. Quite nice.
by stphnmartin
Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sea Lion vs Giant Pacific Octopus
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Sea Lion vs Giant Pacific Octopus

While preparing to dive Blakely Rock this morning the water was disturbed by the thrashing of a massive sea lion. It looked like it was feeding on something. I managed to get some footage of the battle. It's choppy because I had the camera setup for underwater use without image stabilization, but yo...
by stphnmartin
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Crew 1/15
Replies: 17
Views: 1365

Re: Thursday Crew 1/15

Nice meeting everyone last night and putting names to faces. Looking forward to the next one.

-S
by stphnmartin
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Another Redondo night dive
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Another Redondo night dive

I think I saw that same squid on Thursday, it had a half tentacle right in the middle. That was a total lucky catch on video for me. I was about to surface and it came up to check me out. I had enough time to flip the macro diopter, zoom out and hit record before it bolted into the dark. (Of course...
by stphnmartin
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Crew 1/15
Replies: 17
Views: 1365

Re: Thursday Crew 1/15

I'd like to join in as well. In 12 years of Puget sound diving I've actually never dived this site. If anyone would like to carpool from around the FremontWallingford let me know.

Stephen
by stphnmartin
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Reef Hooks
Replies: 6
Views: 3294

Reef Hooks

I'm planning a trip to Palau this spring and was wondering about the use of reef hooks. I've done some searching online and get the basic gist but wanted to hear from those with experience using them. Here are the main points I've picked up: 1. When preparing to hook the reef, get negatively buoyant...
by stphnmartin
Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3151
Views: 327723

Re: Viz Reports Thread

1/10 Blakely Rock, cloudy 15-20 feet.
by stphnmartin
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Another Redondo night dive
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Another Redondo night dive

Jeremy wrote:Love the vid....stubby burying itself was a treat to watch.


Yeah, I hadn't seen one bury themselves completely like that before. It must of been really annoyed by the lights. I like the way it curled in its tentacles at the end.
by stphnmartin
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Another Redondo night dive
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Another Redondo night dive

Dived Redondo after dark yesterday. It was a record for me coming in a 2 hours. And, my suit leaked in the right knee which made it extra cold. For that duration you can tell it wasn't a deep dive as I explored south of the boat launch. I didn't find any lumpies and seem to have bad luck in the rega...
by stphnmartin
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Possession Point Fingers gate
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Possession Point Fingers gate

Anyone know the secret to getting the gate opened at Possession Point Fingers? I've tried calling the ranger, but have only been able to get voice mail.

Thanks!
by stphnmartin
Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Fox Island Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Fox Island Bridge

I take it that you kicked out on the surface and then worked your way back underwater?? How far did you get out?? Did you nail slack at the bridge? How long before the current started up again??! Tom, yes, we surface swam out to the piling marked in the attached image and made our way back to shore...
by stphnmartin
Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Fox Island Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Fox Island Bridge

Dived Fox Island Bridge and West wall yesterday. It's been years since I hit the bridge and I had forgotten its interesting characteristics. The pilings are covered in giant acorn barnacles, but they are very smart. Since we dived at slack, there was little current and the giant barnacles seemed to ...
by stphnmartin
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3151
Views: 327723

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Tom Nic wrote:Awesome! Would love a report of your dive on the Bridge!


Tom, I took some video and will post once I have time to chop it up.
by stphnmartin
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3151
Views: 327723

Re: Viz Reports Thread

12/21 Fox Island Bridge 25 feet. Fox Island West Wall 20 ft.
by stphnmartin
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3151
Views: 327723

Re: Viz Reports Thread

11/12 EUP 20-25 feet
by stphnmartin
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3151
Views: 327723

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sunrise Beach, 11/9, 20 feet
by stphnmartin
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3151
Views: 327723

Re: Viz Reports Thread

10/8 Cove 2, 15-20 feet. There was also an amazing sunset:

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Sunset over west seattle
by stphnmartin
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3151
Views: 327723

Re: Viz Reports Thread

11/6 Redondo, murky 10-15 feet.
by stphnmartin
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Question about Saltwater SP - low tide and eelgrass
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Re: Question about Saltwater SP - low tide and eelgrass

I've never seen the eel grass exposed there. I've experienced some mega low tides where you walk most of the way out, but the eel grass remained submerged.