Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by scubajen » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:10 pm

Went to Sund Rock yesterday, 10-17, and it was very bad at the surface to about 35 fsw. Below 35', it opened up to a quite decent 15 fsw viz (defined as the ability to see how many fingers someone is holding up 15 feet away).

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by diverden » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:01 pm

I'd say viz is pretty much down to average.

Alki/Seacrest Cove 2: Thursday Oct 15th:
- 7p: 15 ft viz. #octopus count: 3
San Juans: Saturday Oct 17th:
- Dinner Rock 10:30a 30 ft viz (below 60 fsw)
- Noon Eagle Pt. Noon 25 ft viz

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by LowDrag » Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:40 pm

Any reports on Redondo by any chance? I am diving there tomorrow with a group.


Update @ 1:55 AM: Dove Redondo today, well yesterday now but I thought the viz was really good. There were quite a few divers there when we arrived, looked like a rescue class maybe with with some smaller groups of friends diving together. We talked to one diver coming out of the water and he said it was pretty good for Redondo so I was thinking it was gonna be kind of murky. When we dropped in at the end of the pier I was pleasantly surprised that I could at least 30'. We saw 4 or 5 octo's on our first dive, that was really cool, I love checking out the octo's.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Gdog » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:28 pm

Don't know about Redondo but Three Tree was about 20'+ on Thursday nite

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by CaptnJack » Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:57 am

Below 70ft in hood canal at pulali and rosie's ravine is exceptional right now. At least 50ft.

From 0 to 30 its poo, like 7ft, from 30 to 70 is good (20-25), you got to get below 60 70ish before it really opens up. No sign of hypoxia stress.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tangfish » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:28 am

vis was around 15-20 feet last night at Mukilteo t-dock, at high tide (with a bit of current moving)

Cove 2 today was really good down below about 50 feet things opened up to around 30' vis. It was probably 15' shallower than 40-50.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Novice » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:13 am

Keystone Sunday 11/15 nice slack and a good 20ft viz not bad with all the rain. I it was still a bit stirred up by the wind waves and so it might improve.

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Post by mz53480 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:56 pm

Hoodsport, 11-17:
Chocolate soup from 0-10fsw, then opens up nice below that. Maybe 15-20ft vis.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by SeaGal » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:34 am

Has anyone dived the coves after this last week's rain? What's the viz been like?
I have a class and my usual spot (Mukilteo T-dock) looks like chocolate soup.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by fmerkel » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:56 pm

Day Island: 11/14 - about 12', 11/18 -maybe 10' max.

FWIW the surface at the Aquarium, which gets more of the Duwamish flow than the Coves, is maybe 4 inches. The cold water exhibits which get their water (highly filtered) from about 50' deep show noticeable fine particulates.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by RVbldr » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:34 pm

Cove 2, Saturday morning 11/21. Let's just say that I had to find the line under the dive float by braille today - and you didn't dare drop a fin in the shallows (just not going to find it). First 10' was probably 6-10" (yes, inches, not feet) max, opening up at 25' to about 5', maybe up to about 8-10' or so in the 50-60 fsw range.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by mpenders » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:04 pm

Sund Rock, Saturday 11/21

0-10fsw: 3-5' vis. Noticeably colder, freshwater turbidity, thermocline at 10fsw
11-25fsw: 5-10'vis.
25fsw+: 10-20'vis

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by RVbldr » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:34 am

A great Thanksgiving started out at 0730 at Cove 2. Viz has noticeably better, considering the mud last weekend and the wind storm Tuesday, increased to a milky hazy 10-15 in the shallows and maybe 10-12 down below 20 or so. Water temp has evened out with no noticeable thermocline as of this morning. Should be a nice weekend.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Jeremy » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:27 pm

11/27/2015

KVI and China Wall were about 20 viz today. Nice with all the sunshine pouring down

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Scubie Doo » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:09 am

Redondo was 15' down to 60'. Not bad.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by YellowEye » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:11 am

Cove 2 viz tonight was pretty good! ...until the seal came around!

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Penopolypants » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:05 pm

Any recent reports on EUP? Thinking of heading there tomorrow if the wind cooperates.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by ScubaJess » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:12 pm

I was there last Sunday & it was not bad about 15 feet viz :) have fun!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by dlh » Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:42 pm

Did a bandito boat ride today and hit North Wall and Zee's Reef. 3 to 5 feet on North Wall with lots of actual trees floating by on the surface. Zee's was better at 5-10 feet of visibility with the aid of 1000 lumens. Lets just say it was a super macro +5 sort of dive.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Jeremy » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:37 pm

25-30 ft of viz on the General today. Maybe closer to 10 in the shallows

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by ScubaJess » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:56 am

Alki junkyard was about 10 feet viz all the way down to 65 feet.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by ohopdiver » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:23 am

Jeremy wrote:25-30 ft of viz on the General today. Maybe closer to 10 in the shallows

Where is that?

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by RVbldr » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:16 pm

Cove 2 Sunday AM, 0830, more of the same. Not as bad as a couple weeks ago, but about 5-8 all the way down to the Buddha at 100fsw.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tom Nic » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:51 pm

TTN was about 15' this morning. Looked like it was going to be amazing from the surface, but looks were deceiving. There is a ton of fine, grainy particulate in the water column, I'm guessing from the river runoff. Hoping things start clearing up a bit and we can find some of our Winter viz!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by ohopdiver » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:32 pm

Edmonds Underwater park:
2 feet at the jetty,
5 feet at 3rd buoy on Jetty Way,
10 feet at Lopez Pontoon

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