Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tom Nic » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:18 am

carlk3 wrote:Edmonds, Dec 7, midday low tide


Nice!!

Redondo on Dec 6th was a hazy 25'. Not spectacular, but not bad!
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Post by Sharkb8 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:11 pm

Sunday December 9th. Around Bowen Island in Howe Sound was a little gritty but still between 20 and 30+. Not bad at all.
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Post by Tom Nic » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:21 am

Three Tree on Dec 11th in the dark, rainy, and windy was a quite nice 30'+ under the waves!
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Post by Tom Nic » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:28 am

Keystone on 12-21-18 after a week of crazy storms was 8 to 10'. I want to see this site in good viz! Still awesome....
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by carlk3 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:27 pm

Edmonds on 1/13/2019 - 25 ft at morning high tide

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Post by Greg Jensen » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:07 pm

Salt Creek 1/13 was 15' at best

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Post by ScubaJess » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:19 pm

Junk Yard Sat & Sunday (1/12 & 1/13) fantastic viz 20-30+
Redondo Beach 1/13 @ 6pm really good viz 15-20+ in Shallows for lumpy hunting
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Post by Sharkb8 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:01 pm

Sunday 1/20/19. Keystone Jetty in the morning was 10 to maybe a dirty 15ft. Skyline in the pm was a silty 5 to barely 10 ft at the end of the flood. Deeper and farther out in the channel it teased 15ft luckily. Currents at both sites were running a bit stronger than the predictions. I blame the bloody wolf moon!
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Post by Vjw » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:12 pm

1/21 keystone jetty and driftwood 10 ft with lots of particulate (still lots of small things to see and 3 juvi wolf eels at driftwood)

1/20. China wall 30 ft
East wall Blakely island 20 ft

1/19. Sunrise 30-35 ft, beautiful!
Fox island west wall 10 ft

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Post by Tom Nic » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:36 am

Sund Rock on Monday 1-21 above 40 fsw was pretty bad, with tons of particulate in the water no doubt from the flooding rivers. The halocline was thick and 15' deep. Below 40 fsw viz was nice, 20-25', the place to spend as much of your time as your computer would allow!
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Post by 60south » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:57 am

What are these particulates, anyway? Not sure it's from runoff as we haven't had much lately.

Pt. Hudson yesterday was ~10-15ft, milky looking. All the way down.

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Post by Tom Nic » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:08 pm

60south wrote:What are these particulates, anyway? Not sure it's from runoff as we haven't had much lately


I was referring to the particulate in Hood Canal, which is definitely River runoff
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Post by ljjames » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:00 pm

Cove 2, Monday

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Post by Gdog » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:37 am

Redondo 1/24 a very nice 25'.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by carlk3 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:37 pm

Edmonds 1/27, on the morning high tide, 15' or 20'

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Post by 60south » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:21 pm

Point Hudson, 2/10. Windy with 9 inches of snow. Churned-up shallow, ~20ft vis at depth -- very nice!

Got kinda beat-up with the wave action on entry but otherwise a good dive. 42F water temp, yowsa.

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Post by Cetacea » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:16 pm

February 13th at Tacoma waterfront was a chocolate mess. Decided not to dive because it looked so bad. I’ll fru again next week..

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Post by Sharkb8 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:14 pm

Keystone, Sunday 2/17. Hazy 15 ft shallower, decent 20 ft at the end of the jetty and the barnacle reefs. Even better were the pleasantly cooperative currents and all the nasty crabs :eek: (Tiss the season for lithoid crabs lol)
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Post by Sharkb8 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 pm

Sunday 2/22 at Cove 2. Probably 25 ft away from the classes that were going on. I heard a rumor also of 30+ vis in Mulkiteo at T Dock
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Post by njnigam » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:20 am

Octopus Hole yesterday:

0-10 fsw was 20ft viz
10-40 fsw was hazy 5-10ft viz
40-70 fsw was hazy 15ft viz

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Post by Tom Nic » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:27 am

Redondo April 2nd was 20 to 30' depending... really nice and really happy that the Spring algae bloom has not started!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by orcasc205 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:58 am

Redondo on April 9 was 10'-15' by the MaST center (maybe due to the low tide, recent rain and outfall there), but closer to 20'-25' a bit farther north.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Sharkb8 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:18 pm

Edmonds this afternoon right before high tide was a really nice 25 to 30 ft, even with the jellyfish bloom :partydance:
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by derekcs » Fri May 03, 2019 11:11 am

Anybody have a recent viz report for Sund Rock or Hood Canal?
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by YellowEye » Fri May 03, 2019 12:23 pm

Awful viz at Redondo last night. <2' until 45', then it opened a bit, maybe a hazy 5'

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