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Octo action at Sunrise

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:25 am
by YellowEye
Last weekend a bunch of ThThTh divers and Marker Buoy Divers hit Sunrise for an early morning dive. We hit the tides just perfectly.

Towards the end of the dive Stephen Martin found this big huge octo out in the open! Val even saw a sea lion right above it.

Thanks to Stephen for showing me this amazing being! Getting a photo was challenging, as I had to chase him down to 90' to get this shot! And he was mopping up silt as he went a long
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Scubajess also found another octo on eggs. Several wolfeel and grunt sculpin were also seen.

Can't wait to go dive that site again!

Re: Octo action at Sunrise

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:06 am
by Vjw
It was absolutely amazing!! The biggest gpo in the open I’ve personally seen so far. Thanks Stephen for getting my attention while I was filming a snail as the octo was meandering by!

Then a huge sea lion swooped in- got a few seconds of video - came within inches of another diver’s head.

Each dive is an adventure as we never know what we’re going to find! This was a spectacular treat.

Re: Octo action at Sunrise

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:11 pm
by ScubaJess
Amazing photo!!!! Was great fun diving with you guys!!!

Re: Octo action at Sunrise

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:30 am
by JJHACK
I have been diving at surise for years, in all those countless dives I think I can count 5 or less times that I have not seen a GPO. However in my whole life of diving there I have never seen one out in the open this way. They have always been in a crevasse or hole/cave.

Lucky you, diving almost always offers some new adventure when in the sea. Even when diving the same place over and over!

Re: Octo action at Sunrise

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:07 pm
by Gdog
Eric, that is a fantastic shot!