Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

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 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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Re: Viz Reports Thread

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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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 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 » 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 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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Post by ljjames » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:49 pm

vis at cove 2 on the i-beams was insanely awesome today... easily 50+ feet. 10-15 in the shallows. A wonderful respite from the pea soup of a week or so ago. ambient light was just dreamy..... Get while the gettin' is good :)

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Post by dlh » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:14 pm

Probably 30 feet at Day Island Wall today. Might have been more than 30 but there were too many wolfeels to see any further!
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Post by Sharkb8 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:09 pm

Whytecliff aka Canadian Cove 2 on Sunday, 6/23/19. Did two dives in the main bay with a newer diver. Vis was 2-3 ft down to 20 fsw, then blossomed to 5 ft for a bit. Big thermocline at 30 fsw, and then it started opening up a bit more into the 10-15 ft range. We didn't get any deeper than 60 ft or very far out but there were reports it was in the 30ft range deeper out and around towards the cut. Ahhhhhh summertime :luv:
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Post by YellowEye » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:54 pm

Wow, cool wolfie snap Dave! Interesting to hear of the varying viz.

Deception Pass viz yesterday was awful. There was a west wind blowing thru the pass, stirring up silt and sand and kelp into the channel. Good to know that west wind will likely equal poor viz in the future!

Keystone yesterday was a bit dark but we were diving it on a huge ebb. It was protected from the wind.

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Post by ohopdiver » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:13 pm

Sunday 6/23 viz was about 15 feet at Blakely Harbor Reef and Shilshole Vertical Barge.

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Post by H20doctor » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:35 pm

Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd .. low tide was epic 30 feet ... high tide was soup .. 10 to 15 feet .. with blowing snow algae bloom
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Post by ljjames » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:22 am

vis on the beams (at cove 2) today was EPIC!!!!! Even in the shallows (on the low tide) it was pleasant 10-15. beneath ~35-40' it was breathtaking. it wasn't that winter teal 80' we've seen now and then but its some of the better late spring vis I've seen in years.
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Post by fmerkel » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:54 am

YellowEye wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Deception Pass viz yesterday was awful. There was a west wind blowing thru the pass, stirring up silt and sand and kelp into the channel. Good to know that west wind will likely equal poor viz in the future!
Were conditions as bad as the cancelled dive 4/27/19? Waves were 2'+ by the time we left. Getting out was extremely difficult for a few folks. Easy to get knocked down. Very hard to get back up as the wave period was very short.

Wind + water in the same direction > flattens the water; entry conditions. Doesn't look too bad but it could be bad later, especially if the wind comes up more.
Wind + water opposite direction > much larger waves; exit conditions :eek:
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Post by Tangfish » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:39 pm

Can you guys please let me know, are you seeing this Vis reports thread in the right order; is it taking you to the newest vis report at the end of all the past ones, or are you starting at the oldest Tom Nic post? Trying to get this set right. Sorry for the confusion if it's not displaying as intended.

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Post by YellowEye » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:39 pm

Hi Calvin. Depends on where I click. Clicking the title takes me to the first post. Clicking the red page icon takes me to the last page. Clicking the date takes me to the last post. This is on mobile web.

Viz at deception today: epic

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by orcasc205 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:06 pm

Really murky at Redondo tonight. Visibility was a couple of feet until it opened up at 60 feet — to 5 feet or so.

Still had a good time diving in the bottle field.

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Post by Gdog » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:46 am

Ugh. Spring Vis.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by YellowEye » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:22 am

7/18 high tide @ Three Tree North: Viz was a muddy murky brown 10 feet at depth. In the shallows worse.
7/14 high tide @ Sunrise: Viz was a green 10-15 feet

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by RVbldr » Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:25 pm

7/27 Cove 2, bottom of ebb tide. Maybe 5-8' viz all the way down to 75', then opened up to maybe 10-15' at the logs. With the overcast, even Honey Bear was a bit on the dark side.

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Post by YellowEye » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:59 pm

7/27 Deception pass (scubajess) was 15'
7/25 Redondo high tide was terrible all the way down

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Post by Sharkb8 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:59 am

Keystone on Friday 7/26 after work was a little dirty but still 15 to 20 ft at depth. The shallows and pilings were very nice with the sun streaming down and schools of fish swimming around. Probably the nicest conditions I've seen out there all year!
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Post by ScubaJess » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:00 pm

Cove2 NWDC club dive viz was a murky 6-8ish feet I think, but super fun!!!
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Post by ScubaJess » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:01 pm

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