Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby cardiver » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:17 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 9:15 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 10:44 am

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

Postby DiverBob » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:27 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.

Get out there and dive!
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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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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Jan K » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:51 pm

Thursday 9th. Langley Tire Reef, lousy viz all the way down to the deepest part. Ten feet maybe, filled with algae muck ](*,)

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:34 pm

OK, let's see:

Karpata, Bonaire - 100'

Three Tree North, Washington - 10' to 20'

There was this weird and disappointing algae bloom in the water today that made viz in the shallows 10' or less. It opened up to maybe 15' or a hair more in spots at depth, but it still wasn't good. So disappointing! As you're gearing up in the shallows it looks so promising, "Viz should be great!" - then you drop, and :toimonster: Oh well, good to be back diving in the cold!
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:05 pm

Tom Nic wrote:
BASSMAN wrote:Thea Park, AKA "The Mud Pit" On 9-27-08 Vis all the way down to 75 FSW = 1 to 3 feet!
vis opened up a little at 30 FSW coming back up and then went back to the 1 to 3 feet at 20 FSW, this Vis was the worst I've seen yet in P.S. Washington.


:toimonster: :violent1:


Sigh... Keith, Keith... what have I told you about diving around the Puyallup? :violent1: You expected different maybe? Did you even find the barge?



Nope! If we did, we did not see it!
We probably swam right by it or over it. :dontknow:
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Grateful Diver » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:37 pm

Just got back from three days of diving and camping at Porteau Cove, the dive park between Vancouver (BC) and Whistler.

Vis was amazing all three days ... 50 feet or better on every dive ... despite the large tidal exchanges. This was my sixth camping/diving trip up there in the past seven years, and by far the best vis I've ever seen there. Amazing what the structures look like when you can see them ... on one dive I could see the entire sunken bridge from the Granthall. That's gotta be close to 100 feet.

We attempted one dive at Whytecliffe, but currents damn near blew us off the wall and out into the deep ... so we turned the dive barely after it started. Vis was stil awesome ... I could see starfish and crabs getting blown off the wall from maybe 40 feet away.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:37 pm

BASSMAN wrote:Thea Park, AKA "The Mud Pit" On 9-27-08 Vis all the way down to 75 FSW = 1 to 3 feet!
vis opened up a little at 30 FSW coming back up and then went back to the 1 to 3 feet at 20 FSW, this Vis was the worst I've seen yet in P.S. Washington.


:toimonster: :violent1:


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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby dwashbur » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:52 pm

Harper's Ferry this afternoon was great, about 25 feet and very little guck in the water.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:38 pm

Thea Park, AKA "The Mud Pit" On 9-27-08 Vis all the way down to 75 FSW = 1 to 3 feet!
vis opened up a little at 30 FSW coming back up and then went back to the 1 to 3 feet at 20 FSW, this Vis was the worst I've seen yet in P.S. Washington.


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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby WylerBear » Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:42 am

Grateful Diver wrote:Cove 2 last night was awesome ... at least 30 feet of vis.

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And even better earlier in the day.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Grateful Diver » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:03 am

Cove 2 last night was awesome ... at least 30 feet of vis.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Benoit » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:25 am

Alki Pipeline 5pm yesterday - 15ft average with occasional 30ft. Still a nice colorful natural-light dive.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Jan K » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:30 pm

Friday - Sares Head 15-20 with silt
Strawberry Island in Deception Pass, very murky 5 feet at best.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby dwashbur » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:45 pm

Viz at Les Davis this afternoon was about 20-25 down around the reef. There was a pretty severe halocline up in the shallows, but it only went down about 5 feet.
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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Postby Sounder » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:42 pm

BASSMAN wrote:
Sounder wrote:I'm guessing, and hoping, that Tom is refraining from spending time on the computer and is, instead, diving his arse off.

You could say that again!

Oh, you already did!

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