Tahsis 2018 Dive trip

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  1. gabe0308

    gabe0308 Well-Known "Member"

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    Just got back from a dive trip up to Tahsis. One of the guys put together a short video.



    After learning about the cold water corals that I had been boating over for years I decided to get certified three years ago. It has taken me the last three years gaining experience to finally feel comfortable to actually entertain the thought of doing a dive to see them in person. Well it happened last week!
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  2. fishing fanatic

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    That looks unreal!
     
  3. Navanax

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    Nice viz. How deep are the larger corals?
     
  4. csimpson

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    Really like the cloud sponges and the nudibranch.
     
  5. Mazu

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    Thanks for sharing. Love the below and above water footage.
     
  6. AndyJ

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    Beautiful video. Some of the fish look like calico bass. Similar shape and checkers on top.
     
  7. gabe0308

    gabe0308 Well-Known "Member"

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    They are yellowtail rock fish and there are tons of them. They are not shy at all. Can swim right up to them.

    Well there are some tiny ones around 90 feet and they only get bigger and more prevalent the deeper you go. 135-145’ has quite a few and pretty decent in size. My buddy that is tech certified dove to 184 ft to get some of his pictures. With the vis at 60-80 feet the depth can sneak up on a person if not careful.
     
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  8. SalishFish

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    Cool, I really appreciate seeing the PNW soft corals and healthy habitat. I first certified in 1969 (think Mike Nelson of Sea Hunt and Cousteau still a young man) but now limit myself pretty much to zink changes and maintenance of our boats. Glad that new generations are appeciating the under-surface world.

    Thank you
     
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  9. RatherBfishN

    RatherBfishN Gone Coastal

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    Cool vid!
    Now it makes more sense why I keep getting snagged on the bottom...
     
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  11. Ugly Bayliner

    Ugly Bayliner I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Outstanding!!
     
  12. sgwill122

    sgwill122 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Cool video. Do you guys own all those tanks or are they rentals? If they are rentals, did you clean out the dive shop?
     
  13. gabe0308

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    About half the tanks were ones we own. The rest were borrowed from other dive buddies and a few were borrowed from a commercial dive buddy.

    Most dive shops only rent aluminum 80 cf tanks. My personal tanks are steel 130 cf since I want max bottom time and did a couple deep dives.

    There used to be a dive shop a couple doors down from our house up there but it closed this summer. Nearest place to fill tanks is now Campbell River which is about 4 hour round trip.
     
  14. Barracuda1

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    Very cool! That was entertaining to watch. Thanks for sharing
     
  15. Draht vom Hoko

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    I've been diving Neah Bay for decades, have had fun in Barkley too and it's amazing the difference in underwater marine life. So for you to get up north, kudos! I've been rallying my dive buddies for years about a Nootka dive safari and this will gain traction. Thanks for the share!
     
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