Viz Reports Thread

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Jan K » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:01 am

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

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by no excuses » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:14 am

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

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by smike » Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:23 am

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

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Tom Nic » Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:22 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:

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Nwbrewer » Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:50 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

Post by Zen Diver » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:54 pm

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

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by Bric Martin » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:48 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

Post by Tom Nic » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:45 pm

11-10-08, Les Davis, maybe 8' viz. :violent1:
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Post by mz53480 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:02 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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Post by cardiver » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:17 pm

Sounds like you might want to go there again tomorrow.... :dontknow:
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Post by 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

Post by Tom Nic » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:44 am

Redondo 11-3, 25 feet viz, maybe more! \:D/
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Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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.


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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by 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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