Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby dwashbur » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:17 pm

Redondo today was about 10-15 feet, fairly consistent. We tried Les Davis first and came in after 15 minutes. Basically, it was the consistency of beef stew.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby BillZ » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:13 pm

With all of the muck in the water at the local sites we ran out to Keystone Jetty Saturday and did a couple of dives. Vis was ok, about 15 - 20 ft.

We found a juvenile wolf eel living in the pilings on the deeper side of the wharf. We tried to get a picture but he was a bit shy and we couldn't get him to come out of the crevice he's living in.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Zen Diver » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:16 pm

Redondo Nov 17: first 10 feet, viz less than 5 horizontal. Next ten feet, maybe 5-7. Below 20 fsw ~10-15 ft horizontal, varying somewhat depending on depth.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:22 pm

Three Tree North, Monday 11-17, 15 - 20' viz. Still alot of the fine silt in the water, hopefully that will be going away soon! Still the best viz in the Sound right now...
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Penopolypants » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:53 pm

EUP was 5-8 feet, with lots o' crud in the water, also with lots o' pregnant lings and cabezons to keep us company.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Kalatin » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:28 pm

Redondo today was better than the rest of the area, which is not saying a whole lot. Lots of debris in (and on) the water and low vis above 20 feet. Below that, it opened up fairly well.
Sund Rock/Octopus Hole yesterday was 10-15 feet, with occasional pockets of 3-5 feet.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Jan K » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:24 pm

Sunday 11/15/08. Onamac Point, Camano Island, chocolate coffee on top, clears up below 20-25' to about 15 feet horizontal viz. Dark.
Same in the mid section of Holmes Harbor.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Nwbrewer » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:44 pm

This may be one time where diving in the lake has comparably "good" vis. Dove from Matthews beach park this morning and vis was ~15. Down to about 30ffw you didn't really even need a light. Not much to see, found a few strange objects, some logs, and the storm water outflow.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby FishGirl » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:36 am

Dove Alki Cove 2...and I will confirm that viz was not even 2feet from 0-15 feet. Cleared up, if you can call it that below 15 feet to about 3 feet!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:03 am

DiverBob wrote:Hey Tom, did you see your Sea Lion friend again today? Shortly after we were on the beach, a "lumber yard" began floating by close to shore. Any problems with the exit? Bob


Nope, but I heard of someone else who did. Tim and I popped up in 5' of water at the end of the dive to see a log raft about 25 yards away headed our direction! :pale: Needless to say, it was a quick de-finning and shuffling out of the water! I heard someone say it was both low viz AND an overhead environment with all the logs and debris floating in the water! Pay attention people! :-)
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby LCF » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:02 pm

We ran out to the Possession Point Ferry this morning, and the water was still chocolate milk when we got there. We didn't dive for other reasons, so I don't know how deep the chocolate layer went.
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Postby Phineas Gage » Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:35 pm

Sund Rock this morning was 10' max. Halocline from 0 - 12', lower than that and it was just the usual muck.
Didn't seem to change any at 80', just got darker due to lack of ambient light.
Big octos, wolfies, lots of rockfish, a couple of really small grunt sculpins, and an itsy bitsy sailfin sculpin too.
A seal was hanging around, sneaking up behind divers when they were getting out.
Fun dive, despite the less than stellar viz.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Dusty2 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:46 pm

Did Point Hudson in Port Townsend today. Viz was OK but even up here we are starting to get allot of suspended particles and lots of logs and other stuff floating around. A couple of seals hanging around but they aren't interested in bubble blowers unless they are overhead and we just don't see them.

I did experiance a wierd current here also that only lasted a short time but was fairly strong and going in a different direction than I would have expected???

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby DiverBob » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:33 pm

Tom Nic wrote:Anecdotal news of Cove 3 being about 3'.


Well, I am 5'8" and could could not see my fins when standing in waist deep water, so 3 ft is about right! #-o
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby DiverBob » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:29 pm

Hey Tom, did you see your Sea Lion friend again today? Shortly after we were on the beach, a "lumber yard" began floating by close to shore. Any problems with the exit? Bob
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:40 pm

Three Tree North today was 10' at the beginning, with spots opening up to 20'. Weather was just gorgeous. There was a TON of large debris, branches, stumps, etc floating in the tide.

Anecdotal news of Cove 3 being about 3'.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby divergirl07 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:30 pm

We saw a big Sea Lion on Monday at Redondo too ...........
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Postby BASSMAN » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:16 pm

No pic's or no video of seeing Tom go... :smt119 :smt065 :boxing: :hello2:

As we were heading towards the Octo boat, I see a huge Sea Lion coming straight for us in a "S" pattern. I couldn't get Tom's attention until it was about five or six feet away. (Okay maybe ten.) Tom's reaction was Priceless! First it was :smt119 , then it was, :smt065 as he stuck out his Light! And then He fought it off with a few desperate light signals. And then it was, :hello2: Thank you for not running into us. And then the next pass, I did not see, but Tom said it came up from behind us and went up and over us.

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It was great! but I have to admit I was a little :smt119 myself, because it was about twice the size/length of Tom!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:11 pm

Three Tree North, 11-14, variable viz, but nice - as low as 10-15 with particulate in the water and as much as 25. - Still the best viz in the Sound on any given day, IMO! \:D/ Saw 4 GPO's, including 3 in one spot, all of the real good sized, one of them absolutely humongous! Sure seemed like love was in the air... No time to get pics up yet. Got buzzed by a very large male sea lion - easily twice my size and I'm not a little guy. Keith was shouting in his reg, I turned my head to look and this guy buzzed by about 10' away. :pale: Scared the crap out of me, and I'm not too proud to admit it! He did another pass so I got a clear look that wasn't under the shock and awe of adrenaline. This boy was big! Great day in the water - pics later.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Jan K » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:22 pm

Keystone Friday 11/14. Fine silt in water, viz 15 feet.

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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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