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Postby H20doctor » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:32 am

thanks evrrrrrrryyybody .... i appreciate All the Kudos .. lets dive !!!
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Postby H20doctor » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:30 am

Gdog wrote:Take off you hosers. Great shots, great reports!



thanks Bro !! U da MAn Gdog :supz: :supz:
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Postby H20doctor » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:30 am

Vjw wrote:Wow - you set a really high bar for pictures, videos, and travel log!!!

Looks like an amazing place I’m going to have to visit eventually...


thank you ... cant wait to dive with you again .. my hand healed up really good.. thanks Val
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Postby Vjw » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:51 pm

Wow - you set a really high bar for pictures, videos, and travel log!!!

Looks like an amazing place I’m going to have to visit eventually...

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Postby Tangfish » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:51 am

Tom Nic wrote:
Tangfish wrote:Pssssst.... Tom Nic,




BOULDER ALLEY!!!!


Miss diving with your crazy :bootyshake: Calvin!


Let’s go for a dive! I got one in with Bassman last summer, but he left his laser pointer at home so we didn’t see any sixgills.

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Postby Gdog » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:36 am

Take off you hosers. Great shots, great reports!

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Postby Diverdave68 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:15 pm

Nice pictures, and story. Looks like I need to test the water.

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Postby Tom Nic » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:13 pm

Tangfish wrote:Pssssst.... Tom Nic,




BOULDER ALLEY!!!!


Miss diving with your crazy :bootyshake: Calvin!
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Postby Seaslave » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:27 pm

ScubaJess wrote:Wow fantastic pics Seaslave! Good info on strawberry field!! Thanks!! :-)

I agree bacon song is awesome!!
Super cute seal shot!!


Thanks Jess!!!

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Postby ScubaJess » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:44 pm

Wow fantastic pics Seaslave! Good info on strawberry field!! Thanks!! :-)

I agree bacon song is awesome!!
Super cute seal shot!!
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Postby Seaslave » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:38 pm

YellowEye wrote:Probably a large portion of NWDC is wanting to get up there now... How shallow do those strawberry fields go?


Thanks YellowEye! The trip was a blast! As you can tell, we ate well and listened to some very inspiring music. The Strawberry's start around 20ft in some spots and go all the way down to 130ishft. They tended to be thicker the farther west of the point we went. They tended to be more patchy the shallower you went. From probably 60ft to 90ft it was pretty solid.

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Postby YellowEye » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:10 pm

Nice job SeaSlave! Great job on pic #2 and 3 especially, and I like the macro in there too!

OMG I just watched Chris' video with audio on for the first time. Too funny! Geddy Lee, the bacon song, two adult men serenading each other with Chicago. What a riot!

Probably a large portion of NWDC is wanting to get up there now... How shallow do those strawberry fields go?

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Postby Tangfish » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:34 pm

Pssssst.... Tom Nic,




BOULDER ALLEY!!!!

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Postby Tom Nic » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:34 am

LOVE. THIS. SO. MUCH!!!!
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Postby Seaslave » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:24 am

It was truly an amazing trip up to Tahsis this year! The weather, the crew, the food the diving and the oh so sweet visibility knocked this one out of the park! Chris is right, easily 80ft of vis and barely a spec of schmutz in the water! The ferry ride and the long drive from Nanaimo to Campbell River to Gold River and then to Tahsis can be grueling, especially in the winter and when the anticipation of one of the top dive sites in the northwest awaits you! We absolutely loaded a 3/4 ton truck bed with gear and food and headed North for what would be an amazing weekend. Here's a few of the photos I was able to capture!
I'd also like to throw out a big Thank You to Scott and Jude at Tahtsa Dive Adventures for keeping our tanks full all weekend and being an invaluable source of knowledge about the area! This trip would not be possible without their help!!!
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H20doctor himself and our host, captain and dive buddy Gabe!

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One of the larger gorgonians I saw on my deepest dive of the weekend, 178ft!

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Me at roughly 60ft on a deco stop, Chris at about 30ft and the shadows above him... the trees on shore above the dive site!!!

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Last time we were here, I only shot wide angle and was angry that I could not get macro shots of the corals close up. This time, I risked it and brought my trusty Casio Z1200 with me. Did not regret that decision! And what do you know, the housing rated for 140ft. did great at 178ft!

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Postby Jan K » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:20 pm

Chris, that is very nice, it makes me want to load gear and head up again. Your videos sure brought back memories of diving there. I did not dive deep to see the "Red Gargos". Diving solo on Al 80, I just did not have the urge.. :)

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Postby Gdog » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:55 pm

Chris, that is completely awesome. The colors...wow. wow. Overload. Very nicely done. Very fun to watch!

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Postby H20doctor » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:46 pm

GearHead wrote:Looks like a great area for diving! The other places I've seen 80' vis in cold water were at Magnolia Point north of Nanaimo and up around Browning Pass.


If I think about where I've watched dive trip movies and seen, really, really clear cold water visibility I would say the most spots where that happens is up on Vancouver Island... in the God's Pocket area .Everyone that I've talked to says that's where they experienced amazing visibility, During the right times of the year
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Postby H20doctor » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:42 pm

ScubaJess wrote:Nice report!!! :)
Now I want to go up there.


Thanks ScubaJess
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Postby ScubaJess » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:52 pm

Nice report!!! :)
Now I want to go up there.
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Postby GearHead » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:29 pm

Looks like a great area for diving! The other places I've seen 80' vis in cold water were at Magnolia Point north of Nanaimo and up around Browning Pass.

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Postby H20doctor » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:27 pm

stphnmartin wrote:Appreciate the finely detailed report to go with the great pics and videos. We'll have to somehow follow in your footsteps and get up there to have the Tahsis experience.

It's interesting how the gorgonias grow in desolate, isolated locations. The deep red against the dark wall is quite beautiful and probably the allure for making the trip.

Thanks for sharing!

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Postby H20doctor » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:24 pm

Well to go diving there you would have to contact Scott and Jude of Tahsta. Diving... and as far as sleeping Arrangements go there is a place called The Lodge but food is not provided and there are a couple of rental houses there that you can rent also
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Postby YellowEye » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:25 pm

Woohoo! Very cool!

Love the rockfish with strawberry fields behind them.

Looks like a great area. Love the scenery. Is the shallow diving pretty good?

Question: Does the charter provide housing and your meals?

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Postby stphnmartin » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:35 pm

Appreciate the finely detailed report to go with the great pics and videos. We'll have to somehow follow in your footsteps and get up there to have the Tahsis experience.

It's interesting how the gorgonias grow in desolate, isolated locations. The deep red against the dark wall is quite beautiful and probably the allure for making the trip.

Thanks for sharing!
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