Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby taylortex » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:20 pm

Turn island MPA was 20-30' viz yesterday morning. Saw orcas on the way back home.
Keystone jetty today was 20' viz during flood right after low slack this morning.


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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby stphnmartin » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:14 pm

Redondo 8/18, 3 nasty feet. Didn't go below 50 as suit flooded and dive computer battery died. But what I saw was awful!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:52 pm

Fox Island West Wall was 10 to 20, with viz in the top 30 fsw surprisingly good.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby TinyGypsy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:03 am

Dove Redondo yesterday 8/12 - maybe 10-15 feet of vis below 30 ft or so both on the shallow line and deep line before we kicked it up. Both were pretty dark at 8 and 9 am. We found a wolf eel in some sort of matrix structure on the deep line which made our day!

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby 60south » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:19 pm

Point Whitney on Wednesday-- mucky 6ft vis down to 35ft, then opening up to 15-20ft vis.

Lots of thermoclines. 81F on the surface! 47F at depth.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby ohopdiver » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:52 pm

5-8 ft at Edmonds last Friday and Saltwater today

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:57 pm

TTN was 5-10' today at a pretty low tide.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby KneeDeep » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:14 pm

Tangfish wrote:Viz at Cove 2 was about 12-15' before we stirred it all up earlier today.

Tangfish, it settled down fine after you guys got out... easy 15ft :)
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tangfish » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:01 pm

Viz at Cove 2 was about 12-15' before we stirred it all up earlier today.

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Postby theonly_JT » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:54 pm

8/8 Cove 2. Pretty nice day! 15ft probably. Good, but not great. :calvin:
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Postby mz53480 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:59 pm

theonly_JT wrote:Sund Rock 8/6. 2ft viz in the 75 degree top layer....


Yeah, you guys really silted it up there....
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby theonly_JT » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:10 pm

Sund Rock 8/6. 2ft viz in the 75 degree top layer. 15ft viz down past 40ish.

As previously noted. 25+ degree thermocline
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby jmartel » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:54 pm

Tom Nic wrote:Norrander's Reef on Friday was 5' down to 30 fsw or so then opened up to 15' or so on the first reef. We proceeded to the deep reef, which was really cool, but the viz dropped back to less than 10' below 60 fsw. The ropes from the buoy really make this dive site doable in almost all conditions. Grateful to those who maintain it. Really need to get back here when the viz opens up!


It's been pretty bad all summer. I live on the island so it's the local site, but it just hasn't been worth diving lately.

If you turn due north at the cinder block that's holding the line down there's another reef that extends out towards Seattle. Maybe 30-40 yards north of the block? Not as large as the main reef, but more nooks and crannies for stuff to hide in.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:12 pm

Norrander's Reef on Friday was 5' down to 30 fsw or so then opened up to 15' or so on the first reef. We proceeded to the deep reef, which was really cool, but the viz dropped back to less than 10' below 60 fsw. The ropes from the buoy really make this dive site doable in almost all conditions. Grateful to those who maintain it. Really need to get back here when the viz opens up!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby jmartel » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:01 pm

3 Tree was maybe 3ft down to 35ft. After that it opened to 15-20ft. Pretty nice dive actually.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Goodt_godiving » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:24 pm

Cove2 Sun 8/6/17 20 fsw!! Excellent viz at 7 AM splash! Dove Redondo Sat craptastic viz maybe 3 fsw. Total night dive at 45 fsw.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby McGlencoe » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:20 am

Aug-5 Mukilteo - Gnarley haze layer at ~20-25'-ish, below that viz opened up to 20' and was probably 30' at 130' deep.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:52 pm

Fox Island West Wall was murky above 20 faq. Below that it was 15 to 20, and lots of life.

East Wall was variable 5 to 15, lots of swirlies.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby djmcmath » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:53 am

Monday 7/31, Alki Cove 2: A little choppy at the surface (shallower than 15fsw), but ~15ft of visibility deeper than 15 or 20fsw. Barely needed my light for the first dive, in 60fsw.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:56 pm

Day Island Wall had a layer of yuck from about 20 fsw to about 15'.

Titlow was 10 to 15, more often 10.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby theonly_JT » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:42 pm

7/29 Cove 2 almost 20ft viz above 80ish. Surprisingly murkier at 100ft by the I-Beams.

Wonderful morning viz!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby 60south » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:55 am

enchantmentdivi wrote:... a spectacular color due to the coccolithophore bloom right now.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby enchantmentdivi » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:41 am

Sund Rock on Tuesday was 0 viz down to 35-40 ft. Opened up to 5-7 ft between 40-50 ft. Below 50 ft, we had about 10-12 ft. But, the surface of the water was a spectacular color due to the coccolithophore bloom right now.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Rockfish » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:42 am

7/22 Mukilteo at the site of future ferry dock.

Vis at surface 0 vis at -10 was 2 feet.

We had to swim a long way out to get to deeper water where the vis opened up to about 20 feet once you got below -50.

Water temp was very warm 54F.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:18 pm

Clay wrote:Anyone know how the vis is looking around Sund rock or Les davis? Trying to decide where to take a new diver tomorrow


What Jeff Said.

Sund was really good below 60 fsw or so this last month, but with a newer diver doing a deeper profile might be less desirable??

Although.... we discovered by accident that diving Les Davis at the end of a large EBB pulled much of the river silt out into the bay and at times resulted in almost spectacular viz at Les Davis.

Sadly, the chances of really good viz in the inner sound right now are pretty slim. I'd consider trying Three Tree on a higher tide as well, usually better than Redondo.
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