Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!

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Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!

Post by YellowEye » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:52 pm

Several us went up to Keystone on Sunday 8/11. The morning tide was super low, the skies were gray, with maybe a little wind in the forecast and the tides a bit strong, but we decided to give it a go. Glad we did because the conditions weren't too bad and the reef was looking fantastic!

Dive #2 was scuba jess' dive #700!!! It was a great day with great friends. 4 cockerel's dorids, mossy heads, threelined nudis, longfin and roughback sculpin, yellowtail, ling, tunicates galore. I saw my first British Columbia Aeolid!! Thanks to Jan for the id (and for coming by to say Hi!). Pat G (who jess calls the queen of keystone) showed us some cool cranes living near by!

The afternoon dive was off slack but things seemed to slow down by the time we went in, so ended up having a 90 min dive without too much current on that one too!
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Cockerell's
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Mossy
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British Columbia Aeolid
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Re: Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!

Post by KeithBoll » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:32 pm

Great pictures, as usual!
Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!

Post by ScubaJess » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:41 pm

What a fun day! I'm so glad I got to spend dives 699 & 700 at one of my favorite dive sites with some of my most favorite people! You guys are amazing! Also the reef is looking soooo good right now! :luv: :joshsmith: :eric: :taco: :partydance:

Fantastic snaps YellowEye! That mossy is adorable!!!
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4 super cute baby blue herons live at Keystone :)
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I love Pat aka the Queen of Keystone
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Re: Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!

Post by Tom Nic » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:14 am

Congratulations to the Diving Machine!! :joshsmith: :notworthy: :joshsmith: :supz:
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Re: Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!

Post by johndo88 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:39 am

Congratulations. Will you hit 1,000 by the end of the year? :)

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Re: Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!

Post by Sharkb8 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:11 pm

Nice work Jess! Sad that I missed out on a fun dive adventure. Keystone is so good right now!

Where did all the love go for the pilings? :rofl: There's plenty to like 10 ft above the bottom, and the 1000 buffalo sculpin swimming around right now are highly entertaining, especially the males who think we are tying to steal their ladies hahaha.
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Re: Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!

Post by Vjw » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:30 pm

Congratulations SJ!! Way to go!!!! Great pics above and below the water! :joshsmith: :calvin: :partydance:

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Re: Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!

Post by oldsalt » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:12 pm

Wow. We stopped at Keystone yesterday and I took pictures of the young herons. I wish I were still diving. Your pictures bring it all back for me. Thank you.
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Re: Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!

Post by ScubaJess » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:26 pm

Awe! I love you too Curt! :)
I hope we can go whale watching sometime this season!

PS Councilor Troi is awesome!!
I'm so excited for the new Star Trek Picard, I think she will be in a few episodes.
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Re: Keystone 8/11 -- dive 700 for scuba jess!

Post by DCMosley » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:28 am

Awesome pics! You rock.

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