Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:55 pm

It has been strange lately. This was a VERY NASTY current that came out of nowhere and only lasted for about five minutes. :dontknow:
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Sounder » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:52 pm

What is up with Redondo currents lately? It's been almost a year of weird currents there that seem to come out of nowhere!! :dontknow:
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:50 pm

Did two dives with Bassman at Redondo today. Viz was a lousy 8 fsw at best and we had an interesting current during dive number two.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:50 pm

no excuses wrote:How bad is the vis going to be this weekend with all this rain in the octo hole and sund rock area?

thanks stan..


My guess is bad. Lots of streams that run into the canal mean a good halocline and often reduced viz, at least 30fsw and up. You might call Hoodsportndive for a report.

I like to head for the Hood after a nice stretch of cold winter weather. :bounce:
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Jan K » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:01 am

Keystone Jetty Nov. 12, was 20+ . Although dark under the rainy skies...

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby no excuses » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:14 am

How bad is the vis going to be this weekend with all this rain in the octo hole and sund rock area?

thanks stan..

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby smike » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:23 am

BHUT 11-9 (Saturday) - Vis was 15'

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:22 am

Zen Diver 2 wrote:Redondo, November 9; Below 20 fsw easily 40+ feet


Sounds like Redondo and 3TN are THE places to be right now for early winter viz! If you can get to the south end they are not to be missed... :bounce:

Thanks to all who contribute to this thread, BTW. The more people and the more often you post the more valuable this thread becomes for all of us! :notworthy:
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Nwbrewer » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:50 am

11/10 Mukilteo T-dock, 8-10'. Anybody know how long the geodome's been buckled?

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Zen Diver » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:54 pm

Redondo, November 9; Below 20 fsw easily 40+ feet

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Bric Martin » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:48 pm

11/08 Hoodscanal Pullali South 15 feet
Hoodscanal Pinnacle 15-20 feet
Hoodscanal south from the road looked very muddy

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:45 pm

11-10-08, Les Davis, maybe 8' viz. :violent1:
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby mz53480 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:02 pm

11-8-08
Octopus Hole (Hoodsport, Wa).
~10-15' vis down past 15'.
Lots of Octo's in the dens.
We had 1 come out and say "hi", but of course, didn't have the camera on that dive.....
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:17 pm

Sounds like you might want to go there again tomorrow.... :dontknow:
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:15 pm

Three Tree North, 11-7, 20 to 30 foot viz... mostly 30 or so. Just gorgeous!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:44 am

Redondo 11-3, 25 feet viz, maybe more! \:D/
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby DiverBob » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:27 pm

Redondo 11-02 about 2pm. We waited in the car for about half an hour for a rain and wind squall to pass. When we dropped there was a crud layer from the wind, but wasn't bad at all. Below was 20+ vis and the temp was 50. There was a strong current on the surface, but was very manageable below 30 ft. It was just my wife and I and we were able to work on our buoyancy that we struggled a little with on our last dive. We both had a great dive and surfaced with "high fives". :supz: Life is good! Bob
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:52 am

Thanks, Tom! That's what I thought also about that little octo. It just seemed to have so much "detail" to it. A very cool find on our way back up the big rope after our second dive. The hungry sculpin was also on our way in and was in about 6 fsw. There was no way he was going to get that perch down his gullet.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:21 am

Oops - I didn't realize this was the viz reports thread! :axe: More reports People!!

-Les Davis 10-27, 15'

-Sund Rock 10-23, 15-20'; 10-25, 5 to 10'

Cool Pics! I love the octo - it looks like an alien even more than "normal"! And the sculpin chowing down on a - what is it? - a perch? What a great find!

Lots of great stuff in the water right now - we've got the end of Summer warmth still (52 or so), beginning Winter viz, and still the number of critters that is left over from Summer before they start going whereever they go for the Winter.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:43 am

It was maybe 2-3 " across, Ben. We saw four baby reds, one GPO and a few grunts.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby airsix » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:38 am

Nice pictures as usual, Ron! How small was that octo? From its proportions it looks like maybe it was REALLY small?
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:47 pm

Did two dives with Bassman tonight at Redondo. Viz was 20-25 fsw and the critters were out in force!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:58 pm

cardiver wrote: Any pics/report to follow?


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Wish you could have been there as well!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:18 pm

Tom Nic wrote:Redondo, 10-16, 10-15'

Les Davis, 10-17, 10-15'.

(Yes Ron, THAT Les Davis!) \:D/

Anybody know when our Winter viz will finally arrive?

Good for you, Tom! I wish I could have been there today. Any pics/report to follow?
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:15 pm

Redondo, 10-16, 10-15'

Les Davis, 10-17, 10-15'.

(Yes Ron, THAT Les Davis!) \:D/

Anybody know when our Winter viz will finally arrive?
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