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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:39 pm
by YellowEye
Hi Calvin. Depends on where I click. Clicking the title takes me to the first post. Clicking the red page icon takes me to the last page. Clicking the date takes me to the last post. This is on mobile web.

Viz at deception today: epic

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:39 pm
by Tangfish
Can you guys please let me know, are you seeing this Vis reports thread in the right order; is it taking you to the newest vis report at the end of all the past ones, or are you starting at the oldest Tom Nic post? Trying to get this set right. Sorry for the confusion if it's not displaying as intended.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:54 am
by fmerkel
YellowEye wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Deception Pass viz yesterday was awful. There was a west wind blowing thru the pass, stirring up silt and sand and kelp into the channel. Good to know that west wind will likely equal poor viz in the future!
Were conditions as bad as the cancelled dive 4/27/19? Waves were 2'+ by the time we left. Getting out was extremely difficult for a few folks. Easy to get knocked down. Very hard to get back up as the wave period was very short.

Wind + water in the same direction > flattens the water; entry conditions. Doesn't look too bad but it could be bad later, especially if the wind comes up more.
Wind + water opposite direction > much larger waves; exit conditions :eek:

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:22 am
by ljjames
vis on the beams (at cove 2) today was EPIC!!!!! Even in the shallows (on the low tide) it was pleasant 10-15. beneath ~35-40' it was breathtaking. it wasn't that winter teal 80' we've seen now and then but its some of the better late spring vis I've seen in years.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:35 pm
by H20doctor
Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd .. low tide was epic 30 feet ... high tide was soup .. 10 to 15 feet .. with blowing snow algae bloom

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:13 pm
by ohopdiver
Sunday 6/23 viz was about 15 feet at Blakely Harbor Reef and Shilshole Vertical Barge.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:54 pm
by YellowEye
Wow, cool wolfie snap Dave! Interesting to hear of the varying viz.

Deception Pass viz yesterday was awful. There was a west wind blowing thru the pass, stirring up silt and sand and kelp into the channel. Good to know that west wind will likely equal poor viz in the future!

Keystone yesterday was a bit dark but we were diving it on a huge ebb. It was protected from the wind.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:09 pm
by Sharkb8
Whytecliff aka Canadian Cove 2 on Sunday, 6/23/19. Did two dives in the main bay with a newer diver. Vis was 2-3 ft down to 20 fsw, then blossomed to 5 ft for a bit. Big thermocline at 30 fsw, and then it started opening up a bit more into the 10-15 ft range. We didn't get any deeper than 60 ft or very far out but there were reports it was in the 30ft range deeper out and around towards the cut. Ahhhhhh summertime :luv:

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:14 pm
by dlh
Probably 30 feet at Day Island Wall today. Might have been more than 30 but there were too many wolfeels to see any further!
Day Island Wall June 23 2019-June 23, 2019-044.JPG

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:49 pm
by ljjames
vis at cove 2 on the i-beams was insanely awesome today... easily 50+ feet. 10-15 in the shallows. A wonderful respite from the pea soup of a week or so ago. ambient light was just dreamy..... Get while the gettin' is good :)

https://youtu.be/i37JC13uIBg

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:11 pm
by Jeff Pack
6/1 Lake Crescent. Nice and clear down down to 60, probably 100ft viz. Down deep a bit more murky in spots, probably 40ft viz at 200ft.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:36 pm
by ljjames
Alki Junkyard Friday, a bit worse than Thursday, and the just starting ebb downwelling was in fine form, with eelgrass and ulva tumbling down the slope. (When the water piling over the point on it’s way out in makes a fun downwelling at the Junkyard)

Photo from ~55’ on high tide

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:06 am
by Charles1910
5/31/2019 It was murky at the Mukilteo T dock too. :(

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 11:46 am
by ljjames
Alki Junkyard 5/30, very plankton-murky in top 30 3-5’, Cleared up to 10-15 at 40-50’. High tide, light ebb. Baby wolfie in residence.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 9:06 pm
by RVbldr
Cove 2, 5 May, Sunday AM 0900, steep ebb tide. Shallows <45' 4-6', then opened up to about 10-15' all the way down to 120'.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 7:43 pm
by Tom Nic
YellowEye wrote:Awful viz at Redondo last night. <2' until 45', then it opened a bit, maybe a hazy 5'


:eek: Welcome Spring! :eek:

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 6:51 pm
by orcasc205
YellowEye wrote:Awful viz at Redondo last night. <2' until 45', then it opened a bit, maybe a hazy 5'


Was a little better midday today at Redondo. Was <5' until 25' then maybe 15' below that. We saw a stubby squid, though (our first), so it was worth descending below the snot.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 12:23 pm
by YellowEye
Awful viz at Redondo last night. <2' until 45', then it opened a bit, maybe a hazy 5'

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:11 am
by derekcs
Anybody have a recent viz report for Sund Rock or Hood Canal?

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:18 pm
by Sharkb8
Edmonds this afternoon right before high tide was a really nice 25 to 30 ft, even with the jellyfish bloom :partydance:

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:58 am
by orcasc205
Redondo on April 9 was 10'-15' by the MaST center (maybe due to the low tide, recent rain and outfall there), but closer to 20'-25' a bit farther north.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:27 am
by Tom Nic
Redondo April 2nd was 20 to 30' depending... really nice and really happy that the Spring algae bloom has not started!

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:20 am
by njnigam
Octopus Hole yesterday:

0-10 fsw was 20ft viz
10-40 fsw was hazy 5-10ft viz
40-70 fsw was hazy 15ft viz

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 pm
by Sharkb8
Sunday 2/22 at Cove 2. Probably 25 ft away from the classes that were going on. I heard a rumor also of 30+ vis in Mulkiteo at T Dock

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:14 pm
by Sharkb8
Keystone, Sunday 2/17. Hazy 15 ft shallower, decent 20 ft at the end of the jetty and the barnacle reefs. Even better were the pleasantly cooperative currents and all the nasty crabs :eek: (Tiss the season for lithoid crabs lol)