Gorgeous. What a treasure we have in the diving up north....
More Pics Than You Have Time To Look AT "Anyone who thinks this place is over moderated is bat-crazy anarchist." -Ben, Airsix "Warning: No dive masters are going to be there, Just a bunch of old fat guys taking pictures of fish." -Bassman
Went back to God's Pocket for Bill and Annie's final week. It was another Richard Salas workshop, and this time he brought his wife and son. His wife is a very talented folk musician and performed a set after dinner one night. People got emotional during the last dinner but otherwise carried on like any other week. Visibility was sub par the first couple days but cleared up over the week. There was one GPO spotted (not by me) and a few Puget Sound King Crabs (not by me) and maybe a rock greenling (not by me) and a sea nettle (not by me). Lots of sun stars. A number of wolf eels. Lots of big orange peel nudis but not so many lemons. Lots of red Irish lords as always. Hoody Nudi Bay was covered in hooded nudibranchs. A stellar sea lion joined us on one dive but kept his distance. From the boat, we saw otters, porpoises, tons of bald eagles, half a dozen humpback whales, and some sea lions.
My favorite dive was probably Berry Islet, which they can't hit often because of tides/currents. At 80', there is a field of gorgonians (listed as "pink gorgonians" in the Andy Lamb book but were bright red and white) with basket stars intertwined.
Water temps were 48-53F depending on the site and depth.