Viz Reports Thread

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Post by jeffgerritsen » Sat May 06, 2017 11:31 pm

May 6th 2017
At Lake Crescent diving the Warren and Steele cars, in the shallows 60-100 feet, below 80 - 40 to 60, below 150 about 30 feet. Surface temp 48, at 200 ffw 43. Not too much of a thermal cline. Enjoyable two hour and 20 min dive. During last deco stop saw a fresh water sculpin feast oh a fresh water krill.

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Post by MMB » Sun May 07, 2017 8:58 am

Skyline Wall May 6: 15-20 at depth, 10 in the shallows - around 3:40 PM.
high tide, slack current

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Post by Gregp » Wed May 10, 2017 11:46 pm

Saltwater 5/10, 5ft viz pretty much from the top of the south yellow buoy all the way to the bottom of it at 60ft, worse at bottom. It was a little better in the shallows, 10ft maybe.

Redondo 5/10: 5-7ft viz top 40 feet, didn't venture deeper. There were mild out/down currents. Got in a 35 min dive at least. Minimum water temp was 50 degrees F on my computer. Winter minimum temps are usually always 43-44 degrees for me in the South Sound.

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Post by Tom Nic » Thu May 11, 2017 10:00 am

Well, just finished two weeks in Bonaire.

Some of the more sheltered sites had close to 100' viz, oddly enough the in town sites had the better viz.

In the South, more exposed to wind sites things could get stirred up from the surge, dropping viz to around 50', maybe even less in the shallows.

60' - 80' was a good average.

My anecdotal observation over the last 9 years is that viz is poorer now. Admittedly, "poorer" is 50' - 60' rather than 100 to 120, so nothing to complain about, but definitely seems to be a trend. There seems to be quite a it of particulate in the water. Algae perhaps? Anyway, just some observations.
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Post by ljjames » Thu May 11, 2017 11:33 pm

Alki Point. Saturday 10' Tuesday: 5-8'ish, Wednesday 3-5' AKA craptastic
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Post by kerbyk » Fri May 12, 2017 8:25 am

Redondo, 05/11 6:30PM. 3-5 feet in the shallows...maybe 15 at 40-70+ It was dark...we used lights...then when we surfaced it was sunny 'cos the storm front had passed...
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Post by theonly_JT » Sat May 13, 2017 2:57 pm

5/13 Cove 2 was maybe 10ft at best on a very low tide
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Post by kerbyk » Sun May 14, 2017 12:01 pm

5/13, 1:30 PM, Les Davis just after low tide...15+ at 50, and not super bad in shallow either, I was blown away. Best dive there for me to date!
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Post by stphnmartin » Fri May 19, 2017 8:11 am

5/18 Redondo - once beneath 25 feet of muck it opened up to a nice, mostly particulate free 20 feet of viz.
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Post by ScubaJess » Fri May 19, 2017 9:00 am

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Post by Gregp » Fri May 19, 2017 6:46 pm

Saltwater was really quite nice this morning below 50 ft. which opened up to 20-30ft. Above 50 ft it was a yucky 5-10ft. :joshsmith:

In the afternoon below 50ft, viz was about 15-20ft. Top was the same as the earlier dive, not very nice.
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Post by ljjames » Sat May 20, 2017 12:35 pm

Similar at C2 on Friday (high tide) top 40' or so were craptastic, top 20 was likely student-o-cline with 5', 5-10 from 20-40 feet, with the planktocline at ~50 opening up to 15-20
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Post by Jeremy » Sat May 20, 2017 7:06 pm

60-70 ft today at Spongebob

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Post by MMB » Sat May 20, 2017 10:55 pm

Skyline: about 25-30 feet at depth, slightly less in the mid-range, and about 15 feet in the shallows; around noon - slack current at high tide. Weather up top was pretty nice, as well.

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Post by theonly_JT » Sun May 21, 2017 1:16 pm

Keystone Jetty yesterday. Not great, may 15ft. lots of particulate. Maybe slightly better in the pilings
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Post by Gdog » Mon May 22, 2017 9:06 am

Saltwater Park, Saturday. Top layer crap down to 30', slight improvement down to 50', then improved to about 15'

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Post by shaggie » Wed May 24, 2017 4:21 pm

5/22. Alki fishing reefs. Dark and dismal at 60 fsw. About 10 ft at best.

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Post by Gregp » Thu May 25, 2017 10:08 am

Redondo 5/24 deep line. Murky, 5-7ft viz down to 45 ft. Then some slight improvements with max 10-12ft. Still fun and worth it in my mind.
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Post by Tom Nic » Thu May 25, 2017 10:29 pm

Redondo tonight a foot or so down to 90fsw. Thought it could not get worse than this mornings low tide. I was wrong.
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Post by jeffgerritsen » Sat May 27, 2017 11:57 pm

Sat 5/27 lake crescent 100 plus viz above 20 feet @55 degrees, viz at 340 fsw was about 40 feet @ 43 degrees. Sledgehammer never ceases to impress all the way down to 330 feet or 100 meters.

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Post by Shaun_Darragh » Sun May 28, 2017 6:18 pm

Edmonds today perhaps unsurprisingly 2-4' - good time to practice nav skills.

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Post by Jeremy » Sun May 28, 2017 7:31 pm

30ft viz or so at Long Island West wall today

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Post by jmartel » Mon May 29, 2017 1:12 pm

Saturday night was all of about 3-4' at Rockaway on Bainbridge. Not that great viz was expected, but still.

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Post by Bric Martin » Tue May 30, 2017 11:19 am

5/28 Redondo, we had about 10 feet from 30-85 feet of depth.

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Post by Gregp » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:48 am

Wednesday 5/31, 5pm dive Redondo. Low tide (~0ft) close to slack/flood. Quite nice viz below 40ft- up to 15ft. Not great at the surface. We're coming off a spring tide phase into a neap tide. Yea!
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