Keystone 8/28

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Keystone 8/28

Post by stphnmartin » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:17 pm

Dereck, ScubaJess, DLH and I ventured out for a dive at Keystone today. The water was nice and flat with a growing current towards the end of the jetty. We got in one dive before fighting traffic home. I was delighted to see a large sun star fully intact and in hot pursuit of a cucumber! Here are some video screen grabs:

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The ferry departing.

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The jetty looking west-ish

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The jetty painted white with bird excrement.

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Top snails.

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Sun star in hot pursuit of a cucumber.

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I can feel you.
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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:12 pm

Wow, the water looks very calm. Hope you are feeling better SM.


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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by stphnmartin » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:23 am

Scubie Doo wrote:Wow, the water looks very calm. Hope you are feeling better SM.


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Thanks Jessie. I'm almost back to 100%!
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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by ScubaJess » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:58 pm

I had a great time diving with you guys yesterday! It was nice to see 5 Warbonnets & tons of shrimp out on the line :taco: :eric: :luv: :pirate: :popcorn: :partydance: and huge schools of fish! We had great viz like 20 feet. Here are a few of my on land shots!
Great pics Stephen :)
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Nice calm waters! I love keystone :)
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Stephen his drone & Derek
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Me & Pat! She takes the most beautiful pics! I just love her! :)
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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by derekcs » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:58 pm

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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by ScubaJess » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:39 pm

Beautiful Pics Derek! :)
Now we need some from Dave (DLH).
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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by dlh » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:20 pm

Thanks to everyone from meeting up at Keystone this weekend! It's the first time I've been diving in about two months, and what a great way to get my feet wet again!

Here are my photos to share from Keystone:

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Lazy Lingcod Lolling Listlessly


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Anemoies


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Brain Corals


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Plumies (Spot the warbonnet)


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Mosshead Warbonet


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Lingcod


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Alabaster Nudibranch


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Four Alabaster Nudibranch (upper left one laying eggs)


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Black Rockfish
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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by ScubaJess » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:46 am

Really nice shots DLH! It was so much fun diving with you! :)
I'm glad you are back in the water. Have a great time at Gods Pocket!!!
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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by Gdog » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:40 am

Dad gum it guys, I gotta get out there and dive that site. Great photos!

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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by derekcs » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:44 pm

Really like that first photo, DLH. Good color.
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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by YellowEye » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:07 pm

Sounds like a great dive guys! :taco: Cool photos!

Dave, I like your "Plumies (Spot the warbonnet)" shot. But I couldn't find the warbonnet! :dontknow: Glad you got to go back out!

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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by RVbldr » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:19 am

Nice shots, but be careful with UAS operations in that area. You're 2 nm from Coupville Navy airfield, within Alert Area A-680 and potentially within Restricted Area R6701, prohibited even under the new rules for Commercial operators.

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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by stphnmartin » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:23 pm

My understanding consulting the airmap app was recreational flight was permitted with permission from Coupeville NOLF. I see now that keystone is very close to the boundary of a national park--Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. I didn't think about that as Fort Casey is a state park. Apparently it's simultaneously a national park and state park. The jetty sticks outside of the boundary.
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Re: Keystone 8/28

Post by RVbldr » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:03 am

I didn't even see the National Park issue until I went back to Altitude Angle. That entire area is a mess!

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