Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Dusty2 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:17 pm

Did Redondo on low tide this morning. first half of dive it was awesome then the flood started and it got murky real quick.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:48 pm

Thursday, Sept 4th, Three Tree N. Awsome Vis on the first dive (Diving on the ebb) 40 feet easy! One of the best vis days At Three Tree N. for me. On the second dive, tide came in and the vis went to about 15 feet at best. Observation?
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Dusty2 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:55 pm

We did Redondo this afternoon around 3pM and the viz was great below 10 to 15'. Clearest I have seen. Could see my dive buddy at least 20' clearly. Very little water movement which meant that once a place got fogged in it stayed that way but move a few feet and it was fine again. The big octo is still in place under the boat and I saw at least 6 reds mostly about fist size. All but one were trying their best to hide while keeping an eye on that big black fish with bright lights. Several different nudies, the predominate being the white lined dironas but one nice big Janolus fuscus and one nice size Golden. One nice size Red Irish lord and lots of perch and small rock fish. Also saw a big red rock tearing another one apart. Lots of gunnel's some of which were the biggest I seen. All and all a great dive. If we had had a second tank we would have done a second dive for sure.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby LCF » Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:24 pm

Another shallow Cove 2 dive -- max depth 40 feet, viz at least 30 and probably more. A little bit of whale snot in the water still, but not much. Easy to see and enjoy the schools of fish glittering in the sunlight.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Grateful Diver » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:17 am

Vis at Cove 2 last night was awesome in the shallows ... we only went to 54 fsw, but down to that point we had a consistent 30+ feet. I heard from friends that it wasn't as good deeper, but it sounds like the zooplankton is in the "snot" stage, which means it'll be clearing up in a couple of days.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Gdog » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:28 pm

Titlow on monday, Sept 1st. Viz about 20', nice octo out under ledges. Didnt find the wolfies. Very nice dive.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Jan K » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:46 pm

Keystone 9/3
viz about 15 feet in the afternoon. Silt ( some of it coming from the ferry side - low tide) .

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby aquaholic24 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:31 pm

Redondo 9/3
Vis was EXCELLENT today--I could actually see my buddy clearly (20-25' away) at 80 fsw, instead of just a blackish blob. I know the sunny day helped. Didn't find the lobster-even though we hunted for 'im. Did see TONS of other cool critters, though! YAY!!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby H20doctor » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:36 pm

Dove cove 2 to the I beams on sunday aug 30 th. Viz was 30 feet or better .. Stellar
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:34 am

Sounder wrote:4 dives at TTN on the same day?! :smt119 Leave no rock unturned!!


Hmmm.... try 3 days, one day off for Sunday, 7 dives, 8+ hours bt, and AMAZING dives!!! It was fantastic, great company, not boring in the least, and a GREAT warm up for Bonaire! :supz: You should have been there! (What ARE they putting in that 'trox :smt119 these days!?!)
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Postby Sounder » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:32 am

4 dives at TTN on the same day?! :smt119 Leave no rock unturned!!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:30 am

Labor Day! :supz:

TTN delivered as always - 30' plus, just as clear in the shallows as at depth, TONS of critters out and about, 4 dives, 5 hours underwater, (love that 'trox!), Thank you Georgia & Ron!!! :notworthy:

Thanks for the reports, sounds like lots of folks had a great Labor Day underwater! :supz:
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby aquaholic24 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:13 pm

9/1 Edmonds UWP
Vis was about 5-10 feet when out a ways, much worse closer to shore. Some cool critters, but a LOOONG swim out to get anywhere near 40 fsw.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Jan K » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:48 pm

Labor :partyman: Day :
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby enchantmentdivi » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:17 pm

Norrander's Reef, 9/1: 10-15 ft
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby divergirl07 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:59 pm

Anyone seen what it looks like at Les Davies or anywhere on Ruston way for that matter??- Last time I was there it looked like moldy milk =(
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Scubak » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:56 pm

Viz at Redondo tonight at very high tide (7pm) wasn't too bad.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:56 am

Redondo... viz last night on an outgoing tide was maybe 10 fsw at depth. Not a lot of life about, other than three GPO's that we saw....
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Grateful Diver » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:13 pm

Port Hardy ... vis was mostly in the 80-100 foot range. Had one dive where it might've been as poor as 60-70. Had a couple where it was way more than 100.

Weather sucked, though ... six straight days of blustery wind, rain, and temps in the low to mid 50's. Unfortunately, I had packed for August. Fortunately, spent most of the week in my drysuit ...

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:46 am

BASSMAN wrote:Three Tree N. = 10 to 15 in the shallows but opened up to about 30 or 40 feet at depths below 50 feet.
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We did 3 dives, so were able to dive it at a very low tide and when tide was almost all the way in. Oddly enough, the viz at depth was better at the real low tide than it was at the high tide. And I think the "40 feet" might be a little generous estimate by my buddy Bassman, but 30 certainly was pretty spot on. Also, viz straight off the entrance at depth was better than viz at depth to the north in the junkyard.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby gcbryan » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:59 pm

BASSMAN wrote:Three Tree N. = 10 to 15 in the shallows but opened up to about 30 or 40 feet at depths below 50 feet.
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I was there tonight and it's now more like 20 feet below 50 fsw. It was worse in the shallows.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:41 pm

Three Tree N. = 10 to 15 in the shallows but opened up to about 30 or 40 feet at depths below 50 feet.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby aquaholic24 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:10 am

Redondo 8/28
2-5 feet--abysmal. :crybaby: The snot strings are gone, but there was a ton of gunk in the water. And a fair current, too, at around 50'--odd! :dontknow:
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby enchantmentdivi » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:12 pm

Redondo, 8/27: 2 ft to maybe 10 ft in spots (pretty dreadful!)
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Jan K » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:55 pm

Langley Tire Reef, Tuesday afternoon , Viz 5 feet on top, 15 on the bottom, lot of silt and some snot.


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