Neap Tide in the San Juans

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Neap Tide in the San Juans

Post by YellowEye » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:41 pm

Howdy
My friend Keith and I headed out to the San Juans yesterday on his boat. As it was a mild exchange with a flood, and winds were behaving, we got to do a nice set of dives out in the outer san juans... Long Island Wall, Whale Rocks, Deadman's Island... Doesn't get much better than that!

PS King crabs, tons of brooding and painted and snakelock anemones. Keith saw Candy Stripes and dozens of nudibranch as well (I missed most of them due to being on wide angle)

What a great day!
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Hope you all had a nice tide window!

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Re: Neap Tide in the San Juans

Post by Vjw » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:06 pm

Amazing photos - so colorful!! - wish I could have gone there too!!

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Post by ScubaJess » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:48 am

Wow so beautiful! So much life! Love the PSK crab & all the color. You guys are awesome! :)
I hope I can go soon. I'm in Candy Stripe Shrimp withdrawal!!
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Post by stphnmartin » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:36 am

Love the PSKC shot! Glad the winds cooperated.
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Post by Tom Nic » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:43 pm

Love it! Well done!

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Re: Neap Tide in the San Juans

Post by bradmond » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:19 pm

great shots Eric!!

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Post by Sharkb8 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:33 pm

Nice photos as always. So glad that the San Juan's charter season is here! Long Island wall was my intro to boat diving in cold water when I was still really new and it completely sunk the hook for my obsession. I had only done a handful of local shore dives up until then and had no idea that the sound could compete with the tropics for quality and quantity of life.
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Re: Neap Tide in the San Juans

Post by YellowEye » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:38 pm

Yes, Long Island is amazing. It is quite difficult to photograph though, as there's so much going on! I forgot to mention the huge carpets of strawberry anemones too :)

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