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Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:51 pm
by Tom Nic
Well, since the other thread got put in the planning section (which it technically could be) I'm starting a new Viz Reports thread in the Trip Reports section as well.

Please post your viz reports!!

Sund Rock 20 - 30 ft. today. Best I've seen all year! \:D/

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:41 pm
by cardiver
Go ahead, Tom......Rub it in!

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:36 pm
by LCF
Redondo last night . . . Weird viz; great in the very shallow water, moderate in the middle, better at depth. The crud is aggregating into whale snot again -- I suspect the viz this weekend may be fantastic.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:14 am
by Nwbrewer
That's about what I had at Mukilteo last night. Probably 15-20'.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:42 am
by BillZ
We were also at the Muk last night and as NWBREWER said, the vis was in the 20'ft range. Great dive until the end when we were almost creamed by some yahoo's in a fishing boat who wanted to check out what the big orange marker was that suddenly appeared out of nowhere. :dontknow:

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:48 am
by Nwbrewer
Hey I met BillZ last night! Did you get your Spool straightened out?

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:03 pm
by BillZ
Hey NWbrewer! I assume you were the diver with the pickup parked facing the Silver Cloud.

The guy with the spool was my buddy Rob. I was the slightly heftier guy. He knotted it up but probably needs to replace the line. It was strange that it broke since it was only the 4th time he's used it.

Next time you see us drop by and we'll buy you a beer at the Knot. :occasion5:

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:16 am
by Tom Nic
Three Tree North, 8-22-08, large snot globules in the 10 to 25 fsw range, but it was easily 30 ft. or more of viz below 40 ft. Hopefully the "snot globules" portend some even better viz soon. The best viz I ever saw here was a movie that was playing at TLSea that was purportedly shot in August a couple of years ago - viz was at least 70 ft - looked downright tropical!

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:46 pm
by LCF
Oh, I was in the water that August day, with Bob. We did Three Tree. The viz was INSANE. At 75 feet, we were watching the sunlight dance on the pebbles on the bottom. You could see forever. I'll never forget that dive, or the one I did a few weeks back in Cove 2, where the viz was darned near that good. It's AMAZING how your perception of a place is permanently changed, when you can actually see all of it!

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:32 pm
by ljjames
rather milky 10-15 at skyline

Downright crap at urchin rocks/rosario head. 5'? "DODGE THE KELP STALK!" (a new game)

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:14 am
by Jan K
Saturday 23 Keystone. Not that impressive 15' at jetty. Lot of silt in water.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:54 pm
by Tom Nic
Thanks for the reports! :notworthy: If we post them, this thread will have value!

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:31 pm
by Maverick
it was 30-40 feet at 185fsw on the coaster this past sunday. it was a great dive, I was safety, but only till i get trimix :bounce:

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:59 pm
by enchantmentdivi
Sunrise 8/24 20+ ft
Day Island Wall 8/25 20+ ft

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:53 pm
by LCF
Skyline Wall this afternoon, ten to 15 feet at best, heavy fine particulates in the water.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:47 pm
by aquaholic24
Redondo last night was pretty decent--you can kind of see around the long snot strings which makes it not too bad (around 10-15' or so at 80 ft.) Dragged my husband on his first *twilight* dive last night. Saw some sand lance,tube fish, and a (rather large!) sea cucumber. Sweet!! I just wish there were more hours in the day...

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:55 pm
by Jan K
Langley Tire Reef, Tuesday afternoon , Viz 5 feet on top, 15 on the bottom, lot of silt and some snot.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:12 pm
by enchantmentdivi
Redondo, 8/27: 2 ft to maybe 10 ft in spots (pretty dreadful!)

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:10 am
by aquaholic24
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:

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:41 pm
by BASSMAN
Three Tree N. = 10 to 15 in the shallows but opened up to about 30 or 40 feet at depths below 50 feet.
:supz:

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:59 pm
by gcbryan
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.
:supz:


I was there tonight and it's now more like 20 feet below 50 fsw. It was worse in the shallows.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:46 am
by Tom Nic
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.
:supz:


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.

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:13 pm
by Grateful Diver
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 ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:56 am
by cardiver
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....

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:56 pm
by Scubak
Viz at Redondo tonight at very high tide (7pm) wasn't too bad.
Lots of snot and lots!!! of life!
Kirsten