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Powerlines, Sechelt, BC Canada

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:43 pm
by doublesunder
What could one expect for depth and layout of this site ?

Thanks again

Re: Powerlines, Sechelt, BC Canada

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:58 pm
by Tom Nic
Is this also known as Agamennon Wall?

Re: Powerlines, Sechelt, BC Canada

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:43 pm
by CaptnJack
doublesunder wrote:What could one expect for depth and layout of this site ?

Thanks again


It couldn't be less complicated. Its a steep slope/wall. Basically linear-left and right of the power lines. Go as deep as you like, the channel is way beyond divable depths.

Re: Powerlines, Sechelt, BC Canada

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:37 pm
by json
Cloud sponges start around 70fsw and get bigger the deeper you go.

Re: Powerlines, Sechelt, BC Canada

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:41 pm
by doublesunder
Thanks for the responses, I have a trip coming up in the area. Was curious if it is worth the time to go deeper on this site.

Re: Powerlines, Sechelt, BC Canada

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:01 pm
by LCF
My understanding is that at about 140, you get into a mixture of cloud sponges and red gorgonians, and the gorgonians get bigger as you go deeper. This was one of the dives for which I got my tech cert, and I have yet to do it.

Re: Powerlines, Sechelt, BC Canada

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:13 pm
by CaptnJack
LCF wrote:My understanding is that at about 140, you get into a mixture of cloud sponges and red gorgonians, and the gorgonians get bigger as you go deeper. This was one of the dives for which I got my tech cert, and I have yet to do it.

Are you keeping or selling Nottie? We could do a trip in the late spring if you'd like. Bit of a drive and one ferry ride (which is admittedly expensive) but overall its not an unreasonable 4 day trip. Most of the sites in/around that area are pretty benign current-wise, so its more a question of tides not being uber-low creating launching hassles and not having bad winds.

Re: Powerlines, Sechelt, BC Canada

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:18 pm
by camerone
LCF wrote:My understanding is that at about 140, you get into a mixture of cloud sponges and red gorgonians, and the gorgonians get bigger as you go deeper. This was one of the dives for which I got my tech cert, and I have yet to do it.

Although it's been a number of years since I've been up there, this is true as of the last time I dived it - sometime back in 06 or 07 I think.

I went up with a mostly rec crew who came back from the dive and were talking about basketball sized gorgonians and sponges. I dropped to about 150-ish on some light mix and they were much, much larger and also more plentiful. We're talking people sized...at least the small ones :)

This is a great site to suck helium if you want to see the really cool stuff. It's great no matter what, but it's awesome 150'+

Re: Powerlines, Sechelt, BC Canada

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:51 am
by Grateful Diver
doublesunder wrote:Thanks for the responses, I have a trip coming up in the area. Was curious if it is worth the time to go deeper on this site.


If you're going to be staying with Porpoise Bay, ask Kal to take you to Captain's Island as well. The cloud sponges there aren't as big as the ones you'll see deep at Agammemnon, but they're shallower and more plentiful ... which can make for a longer dive overall ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

Re: Powerlines, Sechelt, BC Canada

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:05 pm
by doublesunder
Found some videos here and there, definitely looks worth packing some helium along. Planning on a few dives on the HMCS Chaudiere too, will be my first time on the wreck.

Thanks for all the helpfull input...