Whirlwind tour of the south sound

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!
Post Reply
User avatar
Vjw
Dive-aholic
Posts: 299
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:38 pm

Re: Whirlwind tour of the south sound

Post by Vjw » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:45 pm

Beautiful shots above and below the water! The head-on PSL shot is my favorite! :joshsmith:

User avatar
jmartel
Aquaphile
Posts: 198
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:38 pm

Re: Whirlwind tour of the south sound

Post by jmartel » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:51 am

That's the one from the first photo. Was good for photos because you could sit in front of it and wait for it to get super close. I haven't been to three tree in a while before this. Need to get back more.

User avatar
YellowEye
I've Got Gills
Posts: 2469
Joined: Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:08 am

Re: Whirlwind tour of the south sound

Post by YellowEye » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:57 pm

Cool adventure and great to meet your friend.

Funny you mention a blind ratfish. I think I saw one too, at Three Tree! It was looking confused and running into the kelp often.

User avatar
jmartel
Aquaphile
Posts: 198
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:38 pm

Re: Whirlwind tour of the south sound

Post by jmartel » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:14 pm

Thanks guys. And derek, he led the Guadalupe trip that I did last year. He's been talking about coming up to the sound for lumpies and ratfish pretty much ever since then. Finally decided last minute that last weekend would work.

And I think about 75% of the time I've been at Junkyard there's been a wolf eel in that duct.

Couple other snapshots.

Shaggy mouse nudi at junkyard

Image

Buffalo sculpin on the golf ball boat at Three Tree

Image

And Matt with the blind ratfish above

Image

User avatar
derekcs
Submariner
Posts: 547
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:14 pm

Re: Whirlwind tour of the south sound

Post by derekcs » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:17 am

Your friend is a mutual follow on Instagram whose photos I greatly enjoy.

Good photos! Really like the ratfish shot. I was photographing the same wolf eel at the Junkpile a couple weeks ago!
All underwater photographs of mine are posted at http://www.dereksinger.com
@dereksingerphotography on Instagram

User avatar
ScubaJess
NWDC Moderator
NWDC Moderator
Posts: 2121
Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:56 pm

Re: Whirlwind tour of the south sound

Post by ScubaJess » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:07 pm

Super cool!! It was great to dive with you guys at Sund Rock. Thanks again for the delicious bbq! :)
So glad you guys got to see lumpies at Redondo also and the salamander was crazy cute!
Live Long And Prosper!!!

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:

User avatar
Gdog
NWDC Moderator
NWDC Moderator
Posts: 3579
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:41 pm

Re: Whirlwind tour of the south sound

Post by Gdog » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:52 pm

So very awesome, love both topside and underwater!

User avatar
Tom Nic
I've Got Gills
Posts: 9312
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:26 pm

Re: Whirlwind tour of the south sound

Post by Tom Nic » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:40 am

Fantastic!

Lovely pictures, and a wonderful adventure!

We are so privileged to live here!
More Pics Than You Have Time To Look AT
"Anyone who thinks this place is over moderated is bat-crazy anarchist." -Ben, Airsix
"Warning: No dive masters are going to be there, Just a bunch of old fat guys taking pictures of fish." -Bassman

User avatar
jmartel
Aquaphile
Posts: 198
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:38 pm

Whirlwind tour of the south sound

Post by jmartel » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:18 pm

Had a friend from LA come up this past weekend so he could get some puget sound diving in and check off a few critters from his list. Lumpies, Ratfish, GPO's, and wolf eels were the big 4 he wanted to photograph. We didn't end up finding a GPO, but were able to get the others to at least show up.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

We had planned to do 2 tanks at Salt Creek, but his computer ended up saying he had to wait 24 hours to fly instead of the 16 my computer normally requires. Not all was lost, however, and we ended up taking a Christmas Eve dive around the Peninsula to a few spots in Olympic National Park.

Kalaloch

Image

Lake Crescent

Image

Hoh Rainforest

Image

Post Reply