Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by LowDrag » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:26 pm

Any chance the viz will hold out until Saturday with the temp's coming back up?

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Scubie Doo » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:24 pm

Not sure, but DIW was about 20-25' last night. I sure hope it holds out.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by RVbldr » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:57 am

Cove 2 is still holding pretty awesome viz as of 0800 Friday AM with outgoing tide.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by bm5w » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:40 pm

Cove 2 vis remains great, 30+ ft! Get out and dive!

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by McGlencoe » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:00 pm

Did a few new to me dive sites this past week.

Cove 2 on Thurs the 10th, viz was awesome! 30'-ish down by the I-beams a bit hazier up shallower.

Lake Washington on Fri the 11th, viz was a bit tighter, but still a good 15-20' though It sure was pretty dang dark below 80'!

Lake Crescent was an amazing 100' or so on Sat and Sun (12th/13th). It was incredible to keep dropping down, seeing the bottom, but taking forever to get there!

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by bike_reck_ben » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:34 pm

McGlencoe wrote:
Lake Crescent was an amazing 100' or so on Sat and Sun (12th/13th). It was incredible to keep dropping down, seeing the bottom, but taking forever to get there!


What's the water temp at Lake Crescent?
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Jeff Pack » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:11 am

cold... once you get below around 60ft lower 40's as I recall. Thermocline was nice though.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tom Nic » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:34 am

Viz at TTN last week was a disappointingly murky 10' after the reports of Cover 2'set stellar viz.

Time to try Hood Canal.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Jeremy » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:47 am

Edmonds Underwater Park was a spectacular 30+ viz dive yesterday.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by LowDrag » Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:22 pm

Cove 2 was a smutsy 15' to 20' at best yesterday. We went down to 73' and was still all stirred up even down there. On a high note though, I found the Honey Bear for the first time and saw the resident octo there. That was really cool!!!

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by McGlencoe » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:39 pm

bike_reck_ben wrote:
McGlencoe wrote:
Lake Crescent was an amazing 100' or so on Sat and Sun (12th/13th). It was incredible to keep dropping down, seeing the bottom, but taking forever to get there!


What's the water temp at Lake Crescent?


The coldest my computer logged at Crescent was 47* at 145' on Saturday. The first Thermocline hit us about 47-48' and then the next one at 70`-ish. It definitely felt cold at each 'cline. Plus we were breathing trimix, which chills you faster, I def was happy running argon in our suits (which really surprised me how warm it was compared to air).

Our deepest dive was 156' on Sunday, unfortunately I was trying a different computer and didn't get a temp reading.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tom Nic » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:43 am

Did 3 'birthday dives' yesterday.... Great day above and below.

Pt. Whitney was less than 10' in the shallows, very disappointing after stellar viz a few weeks ago. It cleared up below 50-60 fsw to about 20'

Marine Science Center Dock - Port Townsend. Gorgeous viz - 25 - 30 feet.

Point Hudson - 30' easy, one of the best dives I've done here. We entered the water a bit late, but still had very calm water most of the time. I wish this site wasn't so darn far away!

I've heard consistent reports of Sunnyside and Cove 2 having 25-30' viz. So, what is up with Redondo and Three Tree North?!?!? They should be great but what I've heard and experienced is nasty viz. :angry:
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Scubie Doo » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:44 am

Tom, thanks for the report and we have to dive together soon.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tom Nic » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:36 pm

Scubie Doo wrote:Tom, thanks for the report and we have to dive together soon.


Yes!

Gonna try and make Thursday.

If you've got other stuff on the docket please shoot me a message or a text and I'll see what my schedule is doing.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by McGlencoe » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:42 pm

Weds 23rd: Dickman Mill (aka the Ruins) Tacoma Waterfront. A dismal 8' or so, very snotty.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tom Nic » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:17 pm

Viz yesterday at Redondo wasn't bad in front of the mast - initially 15' or so. Going South and coming up in the shallows lumpie hunting we ran into a mini Redondo River and viz was considerably less.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by LowDrag » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:57 am

A group of us from the Oregon Scuba Club got together with Carey from Seven Seas Scuba in Vancouver and dove Alki Fishing Reef and KVI Tower with the Ocean Quest crew yesterday. Viz at Alki Fishing Reef was about 20' and a bit better at KVI right about 30' .

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by McGlencoe » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:20 pm

Weds 30th Tacoma waterfront was a hazy 10-15' lots of snot floating, but overall wasn't horrible.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Gdog » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:32 pm

October 1st, Redondo, 7:00 pm, vis about 35', with some snot in the column.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Penopolypants » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:13 pm

Viz at EUP was a fuzzy 20 feet or so. Loads of kelp and eelgrass bits were making a gnarly, thick sludge at the edge of the water at high tide.
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Post by ScubaJess » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:29 pm

Cove3 was great about 15-20 feet viz yesterday on the way to the pillings. :)
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by ohopdiver » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:53 pm

Camano Wall VIS 25 to 30 feet at 50 to 100 FSW.
About 15 feet at Gedney (Hat Is) Barges at 75 FSW - We saw nothing but rubble but may not have covered it all.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by McGlencoe » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:24 pm

Where is the stellar viz the last couple days? Want to dive on Sunday, hoping for someplace tacoma/Fed Way with 20'-30'.

Redondo? Anybody been to Titlow lately?

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by scubajen » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:26 pm

Has anyone splashed at Sund Rock in the past couple days? I heard last weekend was bad. Wondering if a trip is worth it with viz so spectacular around Seattle.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Penopolypants » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:08 pm

Keystone was a fuzzy 10-15. Glad we didn't have the club dive there, the current was erratic and quite stiff at times.
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