Deception Pass 4/13/2019

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Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Gdog » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:37 pm

Several of the Ththth crew hit Deception Pass for the gate opening day dive. There were quite a few Marker Bouy members there as well. It was my very first time diving DP, and I was excited and anxious. Im so glad I went. The colors were a bit overwhelming. The current was all that I had expected, so I was prepared for that as much as you can be. Unfortunately my camera battery was trying to die, so I ended up with only a handful of photos. The real problem is there is so much life, where do you start?! The colors, the abundant life, wow. The dive went very well, met some new dive friends. The 2.5 hour drive north was worth it. I ended the trip with a post dive visit to Bastion Brewing for a really good burger, extra bacon, and a few fantastic ales. I look forward to my next trip there!

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Thanks to Jessica, Eric, Stephen, and Val for talking me into going!

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by orcasc205 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:54 pm

Awesome photos! Looks like it was an amazing trip.

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by derekcs » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:11 pm

Looking forward to getting out there this year. I had camera problems too the first time I went there.
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Jan K » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:01 pm

It was great to finally meet you in person. I hope you will make Deception Pass your frequent place (currents permitting) to dive. :)

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Gdog » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:09 pm

Thank you Jan! It was great talking with you. Hopefully we will meet up soon again at some dive site!

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Post by scubnewb » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:06 am

Looks great!
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Scubak » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:07 am

Wow!!!
Looks like a great time was had by all!
I love diving DP! Hope to make it up there soon!
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by fmerkel » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:48 pm

How is that Bastion Brew Pub? Certainly be more convenient than going into Anacortes. NO WAY am I hitting up Skagit Brewery in Mt. Vernon during Tulip Festival. Made that mistake once.
FWIW the Bowling Alley in Anacortes is a gem.
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by YellowEye » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:23 pm

fmerkel wrote:How is that Bastion Brew Pub? Certainly be more convenient than going into Anacortes. NO WAY am I hitting up Skagit Brewery in Mt. Vernon during Tulip Festival. Made that mistake once.
FWIW the Bowling Alley in Anacortes is a gem.


Great diving guys!

I've given up on Skagit Brewery altogether, the food is not good anymore! Looking forward to trying Bastion. Sorry we couldn't join you GDog!

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Gdog » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:28 pm

fmerkel wrote:How is that Bastion Brew Pub? Certainly be more convenient than going into Anacortes. NO WAY am I hitting up Skagit Brewery in Mt. Vernon during Tulip Festival. Made that mistake once.
FWIW the Bowling Alley in Anacortes is a gem.

Fritz, it was very very good. The burger was very tasty, with extra bacon in the patty! The fries were really good, and fantastic ales. I WILL stop there every chance I get. I agree, Skagit brewing has gone way down hill. We had a bad experience last time we were there last summer. But hey, Bastion is actually more convenient anyway!

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Gdog » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:29 pm

YellowEye wrote:
fmerkel wrote:How is that Bastion Brew Pub? Certainly be more convenient than going into Anacortes. NO WAY am I hitting up Skagit Brewery in Mt. Vernon during Tulip Festival. Made that mistake once.
FWIW the Bowling Alley in Anacortes is a gem.


Great diving guys!

I've given up on Skagit Brewery altogether, the food is not good anymore! Looking forward to trying Bastion. Sorry we couldn't join you GDog!

Join me next time YE! Dang, I was hoping you were about to post some of your shots from this last weekend.

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Post by fmerkel » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:34 pm

Planning on being at DP on the 27th. I'd check it out but have to be back in Seattle later.
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Gdog » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:36 pm

Great shots Fritz! I opted for macro, I shoulda went wide. Nice work!

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by stphnmartin » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:34 pm

Glad you made the trek gdog! Sorry I lost you 1 minute into the dive! Super colorful photos!
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Gdog » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:26 pm

stphnmartin wrote:Glad you made the trek gdog! Sorry I lost you 1 minute into the dive! Super colorful photos!

No worries SM. But...when is the video out??!!

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Tangfish » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:30 pm

I’m jealous but happy to see dive buddies soaking up all those gorgeous colors!

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Post by dlh » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:03 pm

Sounds like it was a great get together last weekend! I was really looking forward to joining the fun and do my first Deception Pass dives, but I had to leave town for a funeral instead. I'm loving the pictures, and hope to make up there soon.
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Post by ScubaJess » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:15 pm

Fantastic snaps you guys! :luv:
What a fun weekend of Deception Pass action! I'm so glad you made if Gdog :eric: :taco: :joshsmith:

Here are some on land pics :popcorn:
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Sharkb8 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:17 pm

Great report and pics! I had hoped to make it out also but my normal buddy bailed and it snowed at Baker so I made a poor choice.... :angry: :rofl: Hopefully see some of you guys at the end of the month for the next window!
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by YellowEye » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:24 pm

Tangfish wrote:I’m jealous but happy to see dive buddies soaking up all those gorgeous colors!


Calvin, you should join us some time! Are you in town?

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Vjw » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:09 am

Such a fabulous time!! I love this site!!! Saw more pink and orange mouth hydroids than ever before! And more Nudibranchs in one area too - wow! The tube worms at the base of the wall was truly spectacular!! Happy to get to spend it with such great dive buds!!! :joshsmith: :luv: :calvin:
Here’s a few screen shots from my footage -
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by ScubaJess » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:32 am

Here are some of my snaps :popcorn: :taco: :partydance:
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Adorable sculpins everywhere
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I always love to see the proliferating anemones at Deception Pass
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Shrimp on Jellyfish from Keystone after the pass on Sunday
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by fmerkel » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:16 am

Amazing to get that shrimp hitchhiking on the jelly. Really nice hydroid + nudi picture.
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Tangfish » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:42 am

YellowEye wrote:
Tangfish wrote:I’m jealous but happy to see dive buddies soaking up all those gorgeous colors!


Calvin, you should join us some time! Are you in town?


Yes and I really wanna join sometime! Are there any good tide days in the second half of May by chance?

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by YellowEye » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:44 pm

Tangfish wrote:
YellowEye wrote:
Tangfish wrote:I’m jealous but happy to see dive buddies soaking up all those gorgeous colors!


Calvin, you should join us some time! Are you in town?


Yes and I really wanna join sometime! Are there any good tide days in the second half of May by chance?


Around memorial day there are some days. We may do the Friday before memorial day. Then we're off to Campbell River/Seymour Narrows for the weekend if you want to join that.

There are several weekends in between that as well but before the second half of May.

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