Deception Pass April 2018

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Deception Pass April 2018

Post by YellowEye » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:51 pm

Howdy Folks
Several NWDC'ers recently hit Deception Pass to take advantage of the tides.

Sunday, given the exchange we thought we should go in ~40 minutes before predicted slack. When we got in, the current felt like a force 5 hurricane and it didn't settle down much at all til 55 minutes into the dive. Once it settled, it turned quickly. JPA and I managed to eke out 78 minutes, mostly hiding in a crack in the shallows. We did manage a few minutes of relative peace (mostly on the ebb) and saw some sights like the first pic below. It was JPA's first time there and he did great, considering. A couple of our other divers bailed and clawed their way back, unsure what to expect. I learned a lot on this dive for reading the signs and giving briefings for future dives here. Diver Tab mentioned it was the second worse current he'd seen there in >100 dives!

Tuesday, conditions were great. No complaints, sun shining down on a 70+ minute dive, with no hiding the whole time. :)

Here were some of the snaps! It's so beautiful down there!
Kind request: Always keep your reg at the ready when entering/leaving the water (I suggest you keep it in your mouth to and from the shore)! 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: Deception Pass April 2018

Post by ScubaJess » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:51 am

Such beautiful snaps YE! :notworthy: :partydance: :taco:

Was great diving with you guys. :eric: :luv: :partyman: :pirate:

I can't wait to go back! So much color and life to look at and always an adventure! :popcorn: :calvin: :joshsmith: :taco:
Val, JPA & YE looking cool at DP! :)
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Re: Deception Pass April 2018

Post by H20doctor » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:32 pm

Tuesdays dive was Fun , But as i have been hearing from Jan And others ... The currents seem to be Having a Mind of there own ... When I got in the water with you guys and went Into the first cove Before the Bridge Footing , it was still moving east towards cornet Bay ... I hunkered down into a spot and stayed there the whole dive .. I was Kicking on this dive rather than using my Magnus Scooter and im not really fond of doing that ... I knew what was in store for me when I hit my turn pressure and had to head back to the beach, Lots of kicking and grabbing rocks. During my dive I felt the current slack down 3x .. but in the back eddy / Toilet bowl .. the current always flows east and never switches ..
Fun Day with Scuba Jess and YellowEYE ...
chris selfie.JPG
finger sponge.JPG
glove crab.JPG
the pass.JPG
deco crab.JPG
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Re: Deception Pass April 2018

Post by Vjw » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:50 pm

Beautiful pictures - the color is amazing! Glad you guys had a good time Tuesday!

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Re: Deception Pass April 2018

Post by Penopolypants » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:55 pm

Gorgeous shots! I love all the pink anemones!
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Re: Deception Pass April 2018

Post by stphnmartin » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:25 pm

So beautiful! Glad things settled down for you!
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Re: Deception Pass April 2018

Post by Gdog » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:10 pm

Wow sounds like a great DP adventure!

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