Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby WylerBear » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:00 pm

Three Tree North Sunday 11/23. At least 20' (Zen Diver will probably say more than that).
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Jan K » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:30 pm

Sunday 11/23. Possession Point ferry 20 feet. Beautiful day ...

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby BillZ » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:25 pm

Edmonds Oil Dock this afternoon was about 15 - 20 ft.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby DiverBob » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:44 pm

spatman wrote:anybody have a viz report for redondo within the last day or so?


This may be too late to be helpful this weekend, but we dove Redondo this afternoon at high tide, and it was about 15 ft. Bob
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby spatman » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:38 pm

anybody have a viz report for redondo within the last day or so?
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:44 pm

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby octofish » Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:41 pm

Whose eggs are those?
cardiver wrote:Viz at 3TN was 15-20fsw at depth today with a north running current for the entire dive.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby DiverBob » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:47 pm

Thanks to Cardiver, TomNic and Bassman for a great dive @ TTN on 11/20. When viz is bad everywhere else, it is usually good here. Here are a few pics to compliment Cardivers. Bob
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:14 pm

Viz at 3TN was 15-20fsw at depth today with a north running current for the entire dive.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:20 am

Wow! :smt119
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby divergirl07 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:59 pm

So this is what we saw yesterday on our safety stop at Three tree...
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby dwashbur » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:17 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 8:13 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 6:16 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 5:22 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 6:53 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 5:28 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 5:24 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 1:44 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 9:36 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 9:03 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 8:02 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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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Phineas Gage » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:35 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 5:46 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 5:33 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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