Even more from God's Pocket - Oct 1-5 2019

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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Even more from God's Pocket - Oct 1-5 2019

Post by dlh » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:27 pm

Looks like lots of us visited God's Pocket this season! We really should try to coordinate this as an annual event.

As you've all heard by now the resort is as great as ever under the new management. I was able to visit in both Spring and Fall this year and had top notch staff on both visits. Chris, Bee, and Dan got the place back in ship shape in Spring, with Sten, Tanya, and Capt Al working the Fall season. They are all great folks, true professionals, and trusted friends we've been diving and visiting for over 15 years around the world. We are so lucky to have this place in our region!

The Oct 1st week was really great with top notch weather and diving conditions. Crystal clear skies the first couple of nights with lots of sun and good conditions in and on the water. Capt Al brought us to some of the classic sites but also a number we'd not ever been to in over a dozen visits to GP.

I didn't get any photos of Rocky, but I did spy him and his girlfriends getting busy in the kelp & surge. They must be having a a great year. :) My theme this visit was GPO's. I had several really special encounters with octo's, include one with probably the biggest one I've seen in the open. The big guy had arms that were at least 8 feet long in one direction, maybe 16 feet radial if fully extended.

Here are a few of my favorite photos:
Gods Pocket Surface September 29, 2019 036-HDR.JPG
Milky Way over God's Pocket
Gods Pocket September 30, 2019 207.JPG
Wolf Eel with a Crab Snack
Gods Pocket October 04, 2019 179.JPG
Illuminated crab molt
Gods Pocket October 04, 2019 143.JPG
Nudibranch
Gods Pocket October 04, 2019 069.JPG
Monster GPO at 120 feet on Alex Rocks
Gods Pocket October 04, 2019 062.JPG
Monster GPO at 120 feet on Alex Rocks
Gods Pocket October 03, 2019 359.JPG
Brooding anemones on the reef
Gods Pocket October 03, 2019 289.JPG
Medium GPO on the slope
Gods Pocket October 02, 2019 060.JPG
Candy Stripes!
Gods Pocket October 01, 2019 182.JPG
Bull kelp lifting their anchors
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Re: Even more from God's Pocket - Oct 1-5 2019

Post by ScubaJess » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:44 pm

Super beautiful report! That's soooooooooo cool about the GPO! I also love your Candy snap and the Milky Way over God's Pocket!!!!
I agree we need a NWDC invasion of GP soon :-)
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Re: Even more from God's Pocket - Oct 1-5 2019

Post by ScubaJess » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:44 pm

Super beautiful report! That's soooooooooo cool about the GPO! I also love your Candy snap and the Milky Way over God's Pocket!!!!
I agree we need a NWDC invasion of GP soon :-)
Live Long And Prosper!!!

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Re: Even more from God's Pocket - Oct 1-5 2019

Post by Gdog » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:09 pm

Those shots are crazy good. But that milky way photo... Wow!!

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Re: Even more from God's Pocket - Oct 1-5 2019

Post by YellowEye » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:03 pm

Cool! I didn't realize that octo was so big!!

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Re: Even more from God's Pocket - Oct 1-5 2019

Post by derekcs » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:09 pm

I love those GPO shots, Dave. Such good texture.
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