Labor Day Skyline/Keystone underwater extravaganza

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Labor Day Skyline/Keystone underwater extravaganza

Post by Sharkb8 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:34 am

This past Labor Day weekend the tides and weather aligned perfectly for slice after slice after slice of delicious keyline pie. There were perfect morning Skyline tides which left ample time to head over to the Keystone Jetty Aquarium for more afternoon fun. I was only able to eat pie on Monday but it was delicious :burntchef: :partydance: . I did manage to make the super early Skyline slack Saturday before heading back home to go on puppy adventures in the woods. Lots of people were able to join on the fun for several days, so hopefully more photos get added below.

We had an 6:30 am start on Saturday. ScubaJess, Yelloweye and Will didn't mind the early wake up. We got in a tad late but the slack was long so we were able to get a full dive in even with the swift drift back. Everybody was in candy stripe shrimp hunting mode and came away successful.

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Monday was a little later start in Anacortes. Lots of great people made it out and had a good time. We waited in the kelp for the current to die down and then had a perfect dive with slow drifts on both ends of the leisurely slack.

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After the candyland fun most people went home, so I headed out to Keystone to crash Anacortes Diving's group dive and eat their cookies. The diving was amazing as promised. After chasing baby mosshead warbonnets around the Rock of Life 1, I took Jess's advice and went to the end of the jetty in the shallows. Floating in the rockfish cloud was the highlight of the weekend. I’m Looking forward to more adventures soon with everybody!

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Re: Labor Day Skyline/Keystone underwater extravaganza

Post by YellowEye » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:30 am

Great stuff Ross! That weekend was a blast! I think jess said 21 friends were seen over the course of the weekend. Highlights were definitely the candy, warbonnets and rockfish schools! You did well on the rockfish school, those are so hard to photograph! Will post some pics too soon.
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Re: Labor Day Skyline/Keystone underwater extravaganza

Post by ScubaJess » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:35 am

Ross you are the BEST!!!!! Thanks for planning the perfect Skyline timing! :notworthy: :luv: Such a fantastic weekend of diving with tons of cool people and amazing sea creatures! I LOVE your ROCKfish school snap! :luv:

Headed back now for more action at the aquarium aka Keystone!

Hope y'all have a fun & safe weekend! :taco: :partydance: :eric:

Happy Diving!
Here are a few of my pics! :popcorn:
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Baby Mosshead Warbonnets everywhere at Keystone these days
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From the keystone fish rain storm
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Keystone macro garden gems
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Candy stripe shrimp smiling for it's close up
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Double the candy double the fun
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I love these flying pancakes at keystone
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CANDY Land action
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Sea star not ready to go to work the next day
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Momma alien checking on her babies :)
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Skyline surf anemones reaching out for a hug
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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:

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Re: Labor Day Skyline/Keystone underwater extravaganza

Post by YellowEye » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:50 am

Great diving with great friends! Here are some of my recent snaps from Keyline Pie!
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Re: Labor Day Skyline/Keystone underwater extravaganza

Post by Sharkb8 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:23 am

Ooooooh great shots both of you!!! :supz: :partydance: :norris: Erik, that doto shot is ridiculous!
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Re: Labor Day Skyline/Keystone underwater extravaganza

Post by Vjw » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:43 am

Beautiful pics!! Love the close up of the candy-stripped shrimp!! :joshsmith: :joshsmith:

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Re: Labor Day Skyline/Keystone underwater extravaganza

Post by H20doctor » Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:02 pm

Very nice report and pics, thanks for the eye candy
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