Viz Reports Thread

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Post by Jeff Pack » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:11 pm

6/1 Lake Crescent. Nice and clear down down to 60, probably 100ft viz. Down deep a bit more murky in spots, probably 40ft viz at 200ft.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Post by ljjames » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:36 pm

Alki Junkyard Friday, a bit worse than Thursday, and the just starting ebb downwelling was in fine form, with eelgrass and ulva tumbling down the slope. (When the water piling over the point on it’s way out in makes a fun downwelling at the Junkyard)

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Post by Charles1910 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:06 am

5/31/2019 It was murky at the Mukilteo T dock too. :(

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Post by ljjames » Fri May 31, 2019 11:46 am

Alki Junkyard 5/30, very plankton-murky in top 30 3-5’, Cleared up to 10-15 at 40-50’. High tide, light ebb. Baby wolfie in residence.
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Post by RVbldr » Sun May 05, 2019 9:06 pm

Cove 2, 5 May, Sunday AM 0900, steep ebb tide. Shallows <45' 4-6', then opened up to about 10-15' all the way down to 120'.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tom Nic » Fri May 03, 2019 7:43 pm

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


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Post by orcasc205 » Fri May 03, 2019 6:51 pm

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


Was a little better midday today at Redondo. Was <5' until 25' then maybe 15' below that. We saw a stubby squid, though (our first), so it was worth descending below the snot.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 Gdog » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:37 am

Redondo 1/24 a very nice 25'.

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Post by ljjames » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:00 pm

Cove 2, Monday

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

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 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 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 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!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

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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