San Juan Diving

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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Re: San Juan Diving

Post by YellowEye » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:19 pm

oldsalt wrote:Thank you for posting. The San Juans were my diving destination for years. Yelloweye: the red beaked gull is a Heerman's Gull. I miss diving.
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Yep Heerman's Gull matches an image search. What a beaut. Thanks for the id Curt! Hope you're well!

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Re: San Juan Diving

Post by oldsalt » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:21 pm

Thank you for posting. The San Juans were my diving destination for years. Yelloweye: the red beaked gull is a Heerman's Gull. I miss diving.
-Curt
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Re: San Juan Diving

Post by Sharkb8 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:05 am

ScubaJess, that picture of the Zoanthids in the strawberry fields is soooo cool!
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Re: San Juan Diving

Post by Gdog » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:48 am

Wow nice report, great shots. What an epic dive!

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Re: San Juan Diving

Post by Vjw » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:54 pm

So glad to hear about all the anemones!! Such colorful pictures! San Juan islands have so much to offer. We live in a beautiful place!! :joshsmith:

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Re: San Juan Diving

Post by ScubaJess » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:25 pm

Fantastic report YellowEye! It was so much fun diving with you guys!!! :pirate: :partyman: :calvin: :notworthy:

It's always an Adventure in the beautiful San Juan Islands! So much life to see above & below! I love all the colors. :luv: :taco: :partydance: :eric: :joshsmith:

Here are a few of my snaps! :popcorn:
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Stay Warm underwater with the Weezle Extreme Plus undergarment! Please let me know if you would like to order one or have any questions. :luv: :partydance: :eric: :taco:

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San Juan Diving

Post by YellowEye » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:17 pm

Howdy
SJ and I went on our friend's boat up to SJI's yesterday. It was a great day! Super calm conditions, great viz, etc

Surface sights: oyster catchers, seals, cool red-beaked gulls (not sure of the id), porpoises, sea lions, cormorants, and we even saw a seal eating a salmon!

Below the water, we saw GOBS AND FIELDS of proliferating anemones in pink, yellow, white, peach and aqua... painted anemones, stalked PMH's, scallops, a HUMUNGOUS yellow eye rockfish (secret location), gooseneck barnacles, a fairly good variety of dotos and nudibranchs, candy stripe shrimp etc etc... all the good san juan stuff!!

Here were a couple snaps
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Nudibranchs checking each other out
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Candy Stripe Shrimp
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Proliferating anemones
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Gooseneck barnacles


Hope you had a great weekend!
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