Deception Pass 4/13/2019

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Tangfish » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:29 pm

YellowEye wrote:Howdy Folks
What a great weekend of diving! So much fun seeing everybody, and meeting several new people to the pass.

Here were some of my snaps, which also includes a kelp shot from Keystone from Sunday. That was also a wonderful dive... we saw lots of jellies, cockerals dorids, as well as tubesnouts feeding on larval fish!

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Looooove this middle shot, what colors!!

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by YellowEye » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:51 pm

Howdy Folks
What a great weekend of diving! So much fun seeing everybody, and meeting several new people.

Here were some of my snaps, which also includes a kelp shot from Keystone from Sunday. That was also a wonderful dive... we saw lots of jellies, cockerals dorids, as well as tubesnouts feeding on larval fish!

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A smidge of life from the pass
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Proliferating anemones on kelp
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Keystone kelp streaming in the current
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by YellowEye » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:01 pm

Would have offered that but we'll be enjoying Seymour on those exchanges :partydance:

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by fmerkel » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:44 pm

Sunday/26 is probably a better day, and later!, with slack around 10. Monday is fine and an hour and a quarter later yet. Tues is maybe OK with slack around noon but the flood and ebb are nearly equal which could make some odd things happen. Last year we had a failure to reverse current for about 30" on an exchange like that. Not 'critical', but disturbing if you haven't had that happen there.
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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by YellowEye » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:28 pm

Only downside is that slack is at 720. We often stay at Anacortes the night before.

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Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

Post by Tangfish » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:52 pm

YellowEye wrote:
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.

Hope you're well!


Friday before memorial works great!

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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.

Hope you're well!

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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 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 ScubaJess » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:32 am

Here are some of my snaps :popcorn: :taco: :partydance:
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PMH clusters covered the walls
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Swimming nudi at keystone
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Tube snout at keystone
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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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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 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 5:29 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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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 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 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 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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