Redondo This Evening......

Tell us your tale of coming nose-to-nose with a 6 gill [--this big--], or about your vacation to turquoise warm waters. Share your adventures here!
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Redondo This Evening......

Post by cardiver » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:20 pm

Just a few pics from the south side of the boat launch. Viz was 15-20' @ high tide.....
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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by RoxnDox » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:28 pm

Nice pics, love the colors on the anenome!

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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by bucknaked » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:24 am

Very nice aneneame

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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by BASSMAN » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:03 am

Heeeeeeeeee's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaack! :taco:

Welcome back to the water, Ron! :highfive:
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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by pogiguy05 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:25 am

Also had a very nice couple of 1+hour dives and thanks to my trusty Suunto a total of 9 minutes of Deco on the second dive. Seem to be quite a few octos out and only seen 1 lumpy.
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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by Scubak » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:31 am

Very nice!!!
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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by eliseaboo » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:00 pm

BASSMAN wrote:Heeeeeeeeee's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaack! :taco:

Welcome back to the water, Ron! :highfive:


Yeah, seriously...I saw the topic and thought "I think I know that guy..."

Looks like you guys had some awesome dives, sorry I missed it! I've got all the rest of my Thursdays off though :taco:

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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by BASSMAN » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:29 pm

I also had a couple of great dives with Ya' All!
I don't have any pictures to load, at this time, but rumor has it, there was BACON :eek: involved! :nutty:

Still, No 6-Gill sightings for my birthday. :angry:

Maybe next time... :pacing:
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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by Tom Nic » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:08 pm

It was wonderful to see Ron back in the water again!

It was a very nice 3 dives, and with all the board members there it was a fine representation of NWDC - I love these mini-club dives! Some did the earlier dives, some did the later, some die-hards did all three. :calvin: But everyone had a great time, and several of us hung out bsing in the parking lot till well after midnight. I am getting too old for these Summer night dives! :rawlings:

Viz was stellar. Critters were everywhere, even though one of our SixGill pups never put in an appearance. I've never had a REEF survey where Blackbelly Eelpout were marked as Abundant, but this was definitely one of them, and the Snake Pricklebacks were close behind.

A few of my pics are here .

I especially loved some of the tiny critters. I spotted a juvenile Sailfin Sculpin that was maybe 1/2 inch long, and as I was trying to take a picture Matt was flashing his Dusty light at me to call me over to see another one the same size, then I saw another, and another.

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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by cardiver » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:42 pm

Thanks, guys (and gal). It was great to be back in the water again!
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Post by Grateful Diver » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:24 am

Man, y'all are taking some nice pictures lately. I was there Thursday evening teaching a class. Ran into BuckNaked and JeremyB ... thanks for stopping by and saying hello guys.

Redondo does seem to be coming to life lately ... there's just a ton of red octos out there right now. I gotta slow down on the classes a bit and get out more with my camera ...

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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by gutholmj » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:54 am

Some nice photos & Ron, it's good to see you're back in the water again.
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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by bucknaked » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:43 am

Will We be seeing you a little more often ron :smt064 it was good seeing you

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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by cardiver » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:05 am

bucknaked wrote:Will We be seeing you a little more often ron :smt064 it was good seeing you

Definitely....... I'm hoping that James is going to be joining us also....... :smt064
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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by bucknaked » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:57 pm

Tom Nic wrote:It was wonderful to see Ron back in the water again!

It was a very nice 3 dives, and with all the board members there it was a fine representation of NWDC - I love these mini-club dives! Some did the earlier dives, some did the later, some die-hards did all three. :calvin: But everyone had a great time, and several of us hung out bsing in the parking lot till well after midnight. I am getting too old for these Summer night dives! :rawlings:

Viz was stellar. Critters were everywhere, even though one of our SixGill pups never put in an appearance. I've never had a REEF survey where Blackbelly Eelpout were marked as Abundant, but this was definitely one of them, and the Snake Pricklebacks were close behind.

A few of my pics are here .

I especially loved some of the tiny critters. I spotted a juvenile Sailfin Sculpin that was maybe 1/2 inch long, and as I was trying to take a picture Matt was flashing his Dusty light at me to call me over to see another one the same size, then I saw another, and another.

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All in all a wonderful evening of all that we love about our fabulous cold water diving!

That is the price one pays for having a fish spotter :smt064

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Post by Tom Nic » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:30 pm

And a fine fish spotter you are, sir!
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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by BASSMAN » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:37 pm

Where's the Bacon pics? :smt064
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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by mpenders » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:01 am

A few shots from Thursday's dive at Redondo:

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Brittle Star on Squid Eggs


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Red Octo


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Red Flabellina


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Red Octo


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Saddleback Gunnel on Squid Eggs


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Was worried I'd found the Sixgill. Nope, just a crab munching on Dogfish remains.


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Another Red Octo. Found more than a dozen of them during the two dives.


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Star


Did someone say bacon?

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Bassman getting serious (yeah, right) about finding the Sixgill.

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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by BASSMAN » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:42 am

Nice! :supz:
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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by Tom Nic » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:28 am

I'm thinking the Bacon would have been more effective if we had fried it up, chowed down, then burped through our regulators.

Just thinkin'....
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Re: Redondo This Evening......

Post by BASSMAN » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:01 am

Hi, my name is Keith, and I'm a Dive Addict! :supz:

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