Diving the Strait of Juan de Fuca

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Diving the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Post by YellowEye » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:24 pm

Hi
ScubaJess and I and several friends have been making runs out to the Strait of Juan De Fuca lately. It's been a lot of fun exploring and learning, and we had some incredible luck with findings of Rock Greenlings (super elusive) and Gooseneck Barnacles! And I hope you guys all saw h2odoc's awesome video from Sekiu with the incredible swimming birds! (https://nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... iu#p296925)

Here are some recent photos:
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The elusive rock greenling. Aka Rocky!
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Gooseneck barnacle city! (Expand photo for less compression loss)
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Scuba Jess and Rocky
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Sea cave
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The surge zone is gorgeous
To complete the picture of what diving is like out there, here are some older pics from the site
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Old photo: Fish eating anemone
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Old photo: boa kelp
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Old photo: stimpson star
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Old photo: Fish eating anemones
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Old photo: Great macro subjects too
If you do ever head out there, be super careful. Diving in waves can be dangerous. Viz is bad when there's waves anyway. Have a plan b dive in mind (https://nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=25130). Scubie Doo pointed us to the surf report at magicseaweed.com, which has been very useful for planning. It can get super wavy out there even when there's no wind. It's best to go on a 1-star surf day, of which there's not a lot of this time of year.

Have a great weekend!
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Kind request: Always keep your reg in your mouth when entering/leaving the water! There's always a chance of a slip or a rogue wave, and several locals have perished from not having their regs at the ready over the years.

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Re: Diving the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Post by Tangfish » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:13 pm

Wow, the viz looks like it was fantabulous!

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Re: Diving the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Post by ScubaJess » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:33 pm

:goodpost:

Beautiful snaps Yellow Eye! :luv: :eric: :taco: :partydance: I love ROCKY :eek: :luv:

Here are a few of mine! :popcorn:
Happy and safe diving!!!

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Cool Diving duck
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Stalked Jellyfish
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Alien spaceship
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Sea lion blowing bubbles at my camera
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Fish eating Anemone
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Cool jellyfish
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Sea star and green Anemone friends
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Mom and baby Stalked Jellyfish :)
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Gooseneck Barnacles
Live Long And Prosper!!!

Stay Warm underwater with the Weezle Extreme Plus undergarment! Please let me know if you would like to order one or have any questions. :luv: :partydance: :eric: :taco:

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Re: Diving the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Post by Tangfish » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:14 pm

Fantastic shots. The one of the duck is so cute. Took me awhile to figure out what I was looking at on the pinniped pic!

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Re: Diving the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Post by oldsalt » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:20 am

Friends: You bring a great amount of pleasure to this old armchair diver with memories of Salt Creek/Seiku/Neah Bay. YE, each of your pictures is composed beautifully, any one could be framed and hung in my home. Wow. Jess, I love everything you do. I have yet to identify your duck, it is a different bird than Doc videoed. As with Calvin, I had to stare at your sea lion for some time to get it. Great job.
-Curt :rawlings:
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Re: Diving the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Post by ScubaJess » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:38 am

Thanks OldSalt!!! :luv: :eric: :taco:

It's a DUCK!!!
- Away Mission 886
- Salt Creek, WA
- The experts say long tailed duck (used to be called "oldsquaw") :rawlings:

As for the huge sea lion who blew bubbles at my macro lens I thought it was a funny snap! Not the correct lens but I liked the bubbles waterfall effect he created! He was a fun dive buddy at salt Creek! He was following me around! :luv:
Live Long And Prosper!!!

Stay Warm underwater with the Weezle Extreme Plus undergarment! Please let me know if you would like to order one or have any questions. :luv: :partydance: :eric: :taco:

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Re: Diving the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Post by Jan K » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:19 am

What a wonderful collection of photographs from the team of photographers who are diving relentlessly in all the dive sites accessible in our area.
True King and Queen of Salish Sea and beyond ! :)
Thank you for sharing the fruits of your work.

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Re: Diving the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Post by YellowEye » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:40 am

Thank you guys!
Kind request: Always keep your reg in your mouth when entering/leaving the water! There's always a chance of a slip or a rogue wave, and several locals have perished from not having their regs at the ready over the years.

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Re: Diving the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Post by SEAriously » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:56 pm

Totally amazing shots! Writing this down as a place we need to research further!

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