Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tom Nic » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:46 am

Redondo is still less than 5' viz all the way down to 85fsw. Huge plankton ice critters / masses, especially above 30 fsw. Feels like swimming in amoeba soup.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tangfish » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:35 pm

Seacrest Coves had a green layer shallow that dissipated below about 30 feet and then it opened up nicely to about 20-25' of vis, with very little particulate matter in the water.

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Post by Gdog » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:41 pm

Tangfish wrote:Seacrest Coves had a green layer shallow that dissipated below about 30 feet and then it opened up nicely to about 20-25' of vis, with very little particulate matter in the water.

Awesome, sounds like it is breaking up!

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Post by ohopdiver » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:29 am

8/13/15
Hat (Gedney) Island fishing reef 20+ foot Vis
Possession Wall (Fingers) 20 foot vis

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Post by Novice » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:43 am

8/14 Cove 2 Afternoon. Super nice probably 30+ deeper than 30ft. The layer on top is there but its not that bad and seems to be thinning out.

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Post by stphnmartin » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:03 am

8/15 Cove 2. 30+ feet. The heavy rains didn't muck it up. Get it while it's good!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by RVbldr » Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:14 pm

8/15 0800, Cove 3. Really nice conditions (20-25 ft) for OW class today with outgoing tide.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by McGlencoe » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:01 pm

8-19 Sunnyside Park - Looked awesome in the shallows, but closed right up to 8-10' viz below 10' and never got much better out to the 60' range on the pipeline. Good ambient light down at depth though, so all in all it didn't suck too bad.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tom Nic » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:41 am

Neah Bay is a surgy 20-25' at Tatoosh South & Mushroom. Big swells, getting worse the next few days. It's going to be 'iffy' out there.

The Jetty barely had 10' viz as the surge pounded the shore.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Bric Martin » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:53 am

Has anyone dove Redondo recently? I am curious if the viz is any better than last weekend.

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Post by DecidedlyOdd » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:08 pm

Vis was pretty decent at Day Island Wall this afternoon (probably 15ft).

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Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:00 am

Redondo was 18-24" all the way to 90'

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Bric Martin » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:55 am

Scubie Doo wrote:Redondo was 18-24" all the way to 90'


Thanks for the update!

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by ohopdiver » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:41 pm

Possession Rocks 15 - 20 ft. Possession Wall 20-25 ft

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Post by Jeremy » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:58 pm

What is Possession Rocks?

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tangfish » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:25 pm

8/23/15: Alki Fishing Reef around 20-25', Blakely Rock was 25-30'

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by mpenders » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:40 pm

8/23/15: Saltwater St Park 25-30'

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by ohopdiver » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:57 am

Jeremy wrote:What is Possession Rocks?


https://pugetsounding.smugmug.com/North ... ion-Rocks/

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Hoodsport: Sund Rock, Octopus Hole 8/22, 8/23

Post by mz53480 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:41 am

Hoodsport: Sund Rock, Octopus Hole: 8/22, 8/23:
clear in the shallows, down to about 15ft.
real nasty layer of bloom from 20-30ft. Maybe 2ft viz, at best.
Clears up to 10-15ft viz below that, but gets dark at 60fsw.

Everything is up shallow right now. Rockfish are hanging out at 12fsw at Sund.
Edit: here's a video of the rockfish:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70SPMMV88mA

Didn't see any wolfeels on the north wall at depth at Sund. ZERO.
octos in the open at 20ft in the fishbowl.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Jeremy » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:30 pm

ohopdiver wrote:
Jeremy wrote:What is Possession Rocks?


https://pugetsounding.smugmug.com/North ... ion-Rocks/


Thanks

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by ohopdiver » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:41 pm

Boeing Creek yesterday: 15 - 20 foot vis on the rocks, 10 above, 25 below to 80 FSW

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Jeremy » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:35 pm

Cove 2 today: 35' viz per GUE Seattle secchi disk

It was like swimming in an aquarium!

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by RVbldr » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:31 pm

Cove 2 Thursday 0930, high tide starting outflow. Awesome fish-bowl viz continues, but there was a layer of misou soup about 20' or so. In the shallows, and once below, viz was most excellent.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tom Nic » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:43 pm

When I was landing at SeaTac yesterday I was amazed at the visibility from the air - you could see a ton of structure near shore. I'm glad that the reports confirm what I saw from the air - time to go diving!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by verrinne » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:01 pm

On Monday ill be flying in a plane with my little brother whos learning to fly.
Ill hopefully get some pictures of the water from the air.
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