Alki Reef

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Alki Reef

Post by H20doctor » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:21 am

i was very happy to get a chance to head out to Alki sunday to meet up with Bdub, capt Jack, and Jeanna.. The plan was to scooter to alki Reef.. this was my first time there and i have always wanted to scooter here.. we splashed at about 215 pm and hit the trigger, the viz in the shallows was very nice 20 feet and better.. the bottom has diff aspects to it, part were sandy and othertimes eel grass... then rocky... as we came up on the reef it opened up to a large garden of sea pens, i have never seen this many sea pens before and this was a first for me.. large orange flowers coming out of the sand , with the sun light filters trickling down on them... brilliant orange in color and swaying back and forth in the gentle current... as we hit the reef there were lots of plumose anamonies on the rocks, starfish, black rocks and other fishies... we all explored the rocks and soon it was time to head back as i hit my turn pressure... on the way back we got to kick it high gear and zip back to shore..
I want to say a big thanks to Capt Jack for the invite , and a big thanks to Bdub and Jeanna for being such a fun group of divers ...

[youtube]http://youtu.be/9o6NxmCATY8[/youtube]
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Re: Alki Reef

Post by CaptnJack » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:41 am

Nice Chris. Glad we got you out there, that was fun yesterday. Btw Jeanna' screen name here is "Edge"
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Re: Alki Reef

Post by thefeve » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:51 am

"... i do not want a scooter, i do not want a scooter, I DO NOT WANT A SCOOTER!"


dang it, that's not working...

Looks like a fun dive!
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Re: Alki Reef

Post by CaptnJack » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:00 pm

thefeve wrote:"... i do not want a scooter, i do not want a scooter, I DO NOT WANT A SCOOTER!"


dang it, that's not working...

Looks like a fun dive!


Its also a boat dive BTW. Although without a scooter you are restricted to visiting about two of the rock piles. There are roughly 9 piles total, its a little hard to tell where a few piles end vs the next starts. Max depth is about 70ft. On a scooter its a high tide only kind of dive. As a boat dive its do-able almost anytime. South winds make the scooter entry hazardous, its a bit less weather dependent as a boat dive.
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Re: Alki Reef

Post by LCF » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:15 pm

Love the description, Chris!

A few years ago, I had a friend from Monterey come up, and we took him scootering out there. We were on a mission to get to the reef, and at the end of the dive, Ben said, "Wow -- did you see all those sea pens, and the crabs and the nudibranchs? Sure wish we had gone a little slower through that part." Taught me a good lesson about what we see and what we dismiss.
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Re: Alki Reef

Post by H20doctor » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:44 pm

thefeve wrote:"... i do not want a scooter, i do not want a scooter, I DO NOT WANT A SCOOTER!"


dang it, that's not working...

Looks like a fun dive!


Here on the board we call it Crack... It took me 4 yrs to get mine, now I want something faster..
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Re: Alki Reef

Post by Jeff Pack » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:50 pm

When I walked out of Dive X with my Sierra, I looked around and Ben was watching. I pointed and said "I know what you are thinking Ben! There goes a future Cuda owner".
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Alki Reef

Post by CaptnJack » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:56 pm

H20doctor wrote:Here on the board we call it Crack... It took me 4 yrs to get mine, now I want something faster..


That's because you heard my cackling as I flew by you with my mask half full of water! :taco:
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Re: Alki Reef

Post by H20doctor » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:01 pm

CaptnJack wrote:
H20doctor wrote:Here on the board we call it Crack... It took me 4 yrs to get mine, now I want something faster..


That's because you heard my cackling as I flew by you with my mask half full of water! :taco:


yr new scoot is FAST.. !! I want ..
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Re: Alki Reef

Post by BDub » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:45 pm

Glad you were able to go, Chris. That was a lot of fun!

It'd been a while since I'd dived there. I really love that dive.
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Re: Alki Reef

Post by Jeremy » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:15 pm

Love the video!

I really need to do this dive sometime. Looks like a blast.

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Re: Alki Reef

Post by mjachetta » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:53 am

Thanks for sharing, I forgot about that dive, did it in 1996! Might have to scooter out there sometime!
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Re: Alki Reef

Post by Tom Nic » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:37 am

Great dive report, great video - looks like fun!

Diving = flying.

Scooter = add propeller.

I finally get it.
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Re: Alki Reef

Post by dwinslow1 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:33 pm

Nice video, hope to do the dive sometime. :pirate:
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Re: Alki Reef

Post by kdupreez » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:08 am

NICE Vid Chris!!

Great dive and looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I love the sea pens on the way out/in! its really really a cool dive, one of my faves!
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