Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby smike » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:41 am

Muk this AM @ 8:00 - 15' vis, dark. Water 46 degrees.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:07 pm

Three Tree North, 12-8, 40' viz! ...and that was with overcast. If the sun had been out it would have been 50!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby spatman » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:25 pm

mz53480 wrote:Hi,
yes I think it helps for the loss of red color at depth. Here's where I got it from:
http://cgi.ebay.com/37mm-Polarized-Came ... otohosting

It's not a 'red' looking filter, but more of the 'magenta' you refer to.
I think FL means 'fluorescent' filter, mostly used when imaging indoors with fluorescent lights, but it seems to work ok underwater too.... :bounce:


thanks for the link. yeah, adding magenta offsets the pervasive green in our waters. if you ever white balance a digital camera at 60', then look at it topside, the image is saturated with magenta.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby mz53480 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:19 pm

spatman wrote:
what kind of filter is that? does it add magenta to the image?

thanks.


Hi,
yes I think it helps for the loss of red color at depth. Here's where I got it from:
http://cgi.ebay.com/37mm-Polarized-Came ... otohosting

It's not a 'red' looking filter, but more of the 'magenta' you refer to.
I think FL means 'fluorescent' filter, mostly used when imaging indoors with fluorescent lights, but it seems to work ok underwater too.... :bounce:

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby spatman » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:22 pm

mz53480 wrote:Sorry? :dontknow: what's 'green water'?
(I'm using a FL filter on the camera, maybe that has to do with the color?)


what kind of filter is that? does it add magenta to the image?

thanks.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby mz53480 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:07 pm

BASSMAN wrote:Nice! Where's all the green water?
Was vis actually that good?
I hope it holds out until Thursday!
Great video! :supz:





Sorry? :dontknow: what's 'green water'?
(I'm using a FL filter on the camera, maybe that has to do with the color?)

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby no excuses » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:30 am

sweet video
I hope the viz. holds throught the weekend :supz:

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:04 am

Nice! Where's all the green water?
Was vis actually that good?
I hope it holds out until Thursday!
Great video! :supz:
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Octopus Hole 12-6-08

Postby mz53480 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:45 am

Vis was ~15-20' @ ~45fsw, and just a very slight south current.

Here's video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnN3tNdP6OA


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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:05 pm

Kalatin wrote:12/7/08. Titlow was an aquarium. Probably 40 feet of vis in beautiful blue water. One of those dives that make you glad just to be alive.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Kalatin » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:37 pm

12/7/08. Titlow was an aquarium. Probably 40 feet of vis in beautiful blue water. One of those dives that make you glad just to be alive.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:22 pm

WylerBear wrote:Three Tree 12/7. Probably in the 40' range.


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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby WylerBear » Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:32 pm

Three Tree 12/7. Probably in the 40' range. It was amazing. No current, flat water, great viz. Didn't see the huge octos in the tire pile but Jeanne found a small one under the cabin cruiser.
2 great dives. No other divers were there the whole time we were there. I found that a bit strange but there certainly was a lot of room for parking.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:54 pm

Great pics, great report, though you should post a separate report and not clog up the Viz Reports thread!

A Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker!?! :smt119

I am SO jealous! What a perfect day for an awesome dive!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:00 pm

It really was amazing! No current on entry. A slight, southward current about 15-20 minutes in and then a gentle northbound current at about 48 minutes to push us back to the entry.
Now if they would only open that large lower field to parking..........
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:53 pm

=D> =D> =D> =D> .
Thanks Ron! :supz:
It was an incredible dive!
Every thing went better than planned!
The GPO's, The Wolf EEL and so many things to see!
Of course the SPL at the end of the dive was a real treat, Good find Ron =D>
There was many sea urchins but that one big red one was Huge! (Like a large cantaloupe).
There is also about a million shrimp, a million Gunnels and allot of scallops too.
The improvement to the entry site is really nice.
They have put lots of straw down, so it is an easy walk,
even with wet boots. Everything is leveled out going down a nice even slope.
The only somewhat difficult part was the last push up to the parking area. But worth it, to do this dive.
If I have my pick between Day Island and Sunrise, I will go to Sunrise!

The current Gods were on our side for this dive! :occasion5:
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:34 pm

For those of you who didn't take advantage of the tides and dive Sunrise......Vis was 15-20 fsw and current was nill.
I am posting pics of the walk down to the water since it seems to be a concern to some folks.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:57 pm

cardiver wrote:This morning, 12-1 @ 3TN viz was 20-25 fsw at depth.


Some of my pics from this dive are here ...finally uploaded.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Chevayea » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:49 pm

Les Davis was a crappy 10'. Owen beach was a little better at about 15'.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:02 pm

cardiver wrote:
Tom Nic wrote:Beautiful morning - Sun, nice cloud formations, great 71 & 60 minute dives! I must disagree with Ron on one thing, however, first dive viz was 30' at depth. Second dive was a bit less, 20-25. Great day, great company, great dives!

It's my conservative nature, Tom...... :dontknow:


Ah, me too... except that good viz is so rare you have to get credit for every foot! \:D/
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:53 pm

Tom Nic wrote:Beautiful morning - Sun, nice cloud formations, great 71 & 60 minute dives! I must disagree with Ron on one thing, however, first dive viz was 30' at depth. Second dive was a bit less, 20-25. Great day, great company, great dives!

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:50 pm

Beautiful morning - Sun, nice cloud formations, great 71 & 60 minute dives! I must disagree with Ron on one thing, however, first dive viz was 30' at depth. Second dive was a bit less, 20-25. Great day, great company, great dives!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:07 pm

Thanks, Jan! That one was a surprise when I saw it on my monitor. I didn't notice the shrimp when I was composing the shot.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Jan K » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:01 pm

Ron, very nice, especially the Dirona with the shrimp..

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:48 pm

This morning, 12-1 @ 3TN viz was 20-25 fsw at depth.
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