Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

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Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by theonly_JT » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:53 pm

Went down to Sund Rock with Bradmond, djmcmath, and Hoodsport_diver today and man was it a doozy. :calvin:

Met up at 8 at the dive shop got our passes and headed to Sund Rock, Geared up and splashed at 9:20. Water was clear and cold, just the way I like it :taco: First dive was fantastic, saw some cool things down deep then waited for Hoodsport diver to join the party. Dive #2 produced the highlight of the day: watching a seal go after a school of fish! Sadly only got a really short video clip and like 1 decent picture :angry:
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Saw all the usual suspects; squat lobsters, nudis, wolf eels (small one even came out to play.. sort of), sea whips and tons of rockfish. I had never been to the wreck so we headed over there to have a look. Sadly djmcmath was having suit problems and didnt stay for the 3rd dive.

Much thanks to bradmond for planning!
A+ day at the rock.
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Re: Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by ScubaJess » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:56 am

Very cool!! Glad you guys had fun! I miss y'all and the Squats too!! :eric: :taco: :partydance:

Did you guys stop by Hoodsport Coffee? That place is so good! :luv: :burntchef:
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Re: Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by YellowEye » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:54 am

w00t!!

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Re: Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by Tom Nic » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:56 am

Wow! That is so cool!!! Especially the seal and school of fish pic! And the viz looked amazing!
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Re: Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by Hoodsport_Diver » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:50 pm

:partydance: It was a great day. Lots of sun, good viz and plenty of life. Watching that seal chase the bait ball was a first for me. It went on for >5min. That little guy was fast and agile, but the entire school was able to avoid him.

It had been months since I visited the wreck and was quite pleased to see the amount of life congregated around it. We didn't see the huge lingcod, but the wreck was alive with juvenile surfperch. We even saw aquatic birds diving to try and catch them.

The wolf eels have pretty much taken over the North Wall and we saw more than we could count. The visibility helped the Fish Bowl (crown of the North Wall) live up to its name.

Sorry for djmcmath - he missed a great dive, but been cold is no fun...

Big thanks to bradmond for arranging the day and for providing freshly brewed coffee (Kurig powered from his generator) and BBQ hamburgers. He raised the bar for dive buddies. :partydance:

I hope to see you all at the Club Dive on Dec 9.
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Re: Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by Tom Nic » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:38 pm

What kind of fish were in the bait ball? Shiner Perch? Herring? Candlefish?
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Re: Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by ScubaJess » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:47 am

wow SOUNDS EPIC!!! Brad is such a great dive buddy!!! You guys are awesome!! Hope to dive with yall soon!
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Re: Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by bradmond » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:26 pm

Had a great time Saturday at Sund Rock. Other than Dan's leak, everything went perfect. A fun day of diving at a fantastic site with great dive buddies. What more can we ask for?

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Re: Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by theonly_JT » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:58 pm

And here is a video I put together from Sund Rock and other recent dives

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Re: Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by Tom Nic » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:16 pm

Nice Video!
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Re: Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by Gdog » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:46 pm

JT, that video was fantastic!!

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Re: Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by Hoodsport_Diver » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:01 pm

Tom Nic wrote:What kind of fish were in the bait ball? Shiner Perch? Herring? Candlefish?


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Re: Sund Rock 11/18 EPIC

Post by stphnmartin » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:33 pm

Looks like a great time. Nice video JT. The seal behavior was a great capture!
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