Sund Rock 9/29

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Re: Sund Rock 9/29

Postby Grateful Diver » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:05 am

Thanks ... I might venture down there this coming week-end, weather permitting ...

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Re: Sund Rock 9/29

Postby jmartel » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:08 am

Grateful Diver wrote:I need to get back down there one last time before I go ... how's the admissions situation since Hoodsport n Dive isn't doing it anymore? What's the procedure?

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Gate opens at 9am on Saturday/Sunday. Show up, pay your $15 per diver and go. Any other time, you need to set up a time in advance with the Sund's via their email at cindy@sundsonhoodcanal.com

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Re: Sund Rock 9/29

Postby Scubak » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:14 am

Those are some amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing.
I need to get back out there!
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Re: Sund Rock 9/29

Postby Gdog » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:34 am

Love the diver and wolf eel.... Great shot.

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Re: Sund Rock 9/29

Postby Grateful Diver » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:13 am

I need to get back down there one last time before I go ... how's the admissions situation since Hoodsport n Dive isn't doing it anymore? What's the procedure?

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Re: Sund Rock 9/29

Postby mz53480 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:07 pm

Very cool pics!
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Sund Rock 9/29

Postby Vjw » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:45 pm

I like the jellyfish and wolf eel pics! Nice to get into the water!!

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Re: Sund Rock 9/29

Postby jmartel » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:38 am

Yes, there was a ton of them. There's one in the photo with all the nudibranchs as well.

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Re: Sund Rock 9/29

Postby ScubaJess » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:40 am

Great report & pics!! :)
Did you guys see the squat lobsters?
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Sund Rock 9/29

Postby jmartel » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:27 am

Haven't been in the water much all summer, so I figured I was due for a couple tanks this past weekend. Headed out to Sund Rock since I've only been there once before, and managed to get there before the hordes of people. We showed up at 7:30, but when we got out of the water after the first dive, the parking lot was completely full.

Visibility was pretty horrible, but it was still a good day of diving. Upper 30' of the water column was <4' of vis, and below 35-40' it only opened up to about 10-12'. Down below, it was very dark. Wasn't sure I was going to be able to get any sort of green color to the water at all. Was certainly challenging to shoot with a fisheye lens in those conditions. Most of my photos ended up just being ID snaps. Also discovered one of my strobe cords is going bad, so it only fired the strobe once every 3 shots or so.

First dive was on the North Wall, and we went out to explore the sand/mud flats, and second dive was the south wall. Didn't go much deeper than 65 feet due to my wife's ears having trouble equalizing.

Some photos:

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Golf Ball Crab, I believe. First time seeing for me.

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Tons of 3-lined Aeolid Nudibranchs

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And a new Nudi for me, Yellow Margin. Cadlina luteomarginata

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