Viz Reports Thread

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Post by ohopdiver » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:13 pm

Sunday 6/23 viz was about 15 feet at Blakely Harbor Reef and Shilshole Vertical Barge.

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Post by YellowEye » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:54 pm

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.

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Post by Sharkb8 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:09 pm

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:
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Post by dlh » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:14 pm

Probably 30 feet at Day Island Wall today. Might have been more than 30 but there were too many wolfeels to see any further!
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Post by ljjames » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:49 pm

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 :)

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Post by Jeff Pack » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:11 pm

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.
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Post by ljjames » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:36 pm

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)

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Post by Charles1910 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:06 am

5/31/2019 It was murky at the Mukilteo T dock too. :(

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Post by ljjames » Fri May 31, 2019 11:46 am

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.
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Post by RVbldr » Sun May 05, 2019 9:06 pm

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'.

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Post by Tom Nic » Fri May 03, 2019 7:43 pm

YellowEye wrote:Awful viz at Redondo last night. <2' until 45', then it opened a bit, maybe a hazy 5'


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Post by orcasc205 » Fri May 03, 2019 6:51 pm

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.

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Post by YellowEye » Fri May 03, 2019 12:23 pm

Awful viz at Redondo last night. <2' until 45', then it opened a bit, maybe a hazy 5'

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Post by derekcs » Fri May 03, 2019 11:11 am

Anybody have a recent viz report for Sund Rock or Hood Canal?
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Post by Sharkb8 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:18 pm

Edmonds this afternoon right before high tide was a really nice 25 to 30 ft, even with the jellyfish bloom :partydance:
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Post by orcasc205 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:58 am

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.

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Post by Tom Nic » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:27 am

Redondo April 2nd was 20 to 30' depending... really nice and really happy that the Spring algae bloom has not started!
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Post by njnigam » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:20 am

Octopus Hole yesterday:

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

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Post by Sharkb8 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 pm

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
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Post by Sharkb8 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:14 pm

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)
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Post by Cetacea » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:16 pm

February 13th at Tacoma waterfront was a chocolate mess. Decided not to dive because it looked so bad. I’ll fru again next week..

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Post by 60south » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:21 pm

Point Hudson, 2/10. Windy with 9 inches of snow. Churned-up shallow, ~20ft vis at depth -- very nice!

Got kinda beat-up with the wave action on entry but otherwise a good dive. 42F water temp, yowsa.

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Re: Viz Reports Thread

Post by carlk3 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:37 pm

Edmonds 1/27, on the morning high tide, 15' or 20'

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Post by Gdog » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:37 am

Redondo 1/24 a very nice 25'.

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Post by ljjames » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:00 pm

Cove 2, Monday

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