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Victoria Vis conditions?

Discussion in 'Western Canada' started by wedivebc, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. MarkH

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    Nasty visibility at Willis Pt. today. It was one of those days where you want to say visibility in the shallows was measured in inches, but realistically, when I held my hand out I could see it plus maybe an extra foot so it was probably about 4'. There wasn't a noticeable layer, but visibility slowly improved with depth. By 50' deep, visibility was 10'. Down on the wall below 80' deep, visibility was maybe 30'. Despite it being in the middle of a sunny day, it was too dark to see where I was going without a light.
     
  2. Divegoose

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    Oak Point was good yesterday, once we got below about 20 feet. Estimate 30 - 40 feet of vis at depth. Wind and waves had really stirred up the shallows, making an almost zero visibility exit.

    Divegoose
     
  3. MarkH

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    Pretty bad visibility at Henderson Point today. It was similar to Willis Point a couple of days ago. In the shallows, it was around 8' (I could see the end of my fins plus a foot or two). By 50' deep, visibility was 10-15' and below 60' deep, it cleared nicely to maybe 40' visibility. Of course with the reduced light it was kind of gloomy.
     
  4. MarkH

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    Visibility at Ogden Point today was about 20' out at the end of the breakwater. Closer in (back around the second corner) it was a bit less, more of a green and stirred-up 15'.
     
  5. MarkH

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    Great visibility at Orlebar Point (Gabriola Island) today. It was 25' in the shallows as I swam out to the wall. Below 40' on the wall, visibility was 80'+.
     
  6. Divegoose

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    Very good vis on the big wall at Madrona Point this morning. Estimate 50 feet of vis. Was at Oak Point a couple of days ago, and vis was good on the point itself. Stirred up somewhat in the shallows due to wind and waves.

    Divegoose
     
  7. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

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    About 20 feet of visibility at Wall Beach yesterday morning. Currents were kind of funky, changing direction 2 or 3 times. Heard that madrona was the sme.

    Divegoose
     
  8. MarkH

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    Visibility at 10 Mile Point today wasn't great, but at least it was average. Maybe 10' near shore and a dark 15-20' out on the wall.
     
  9. MarkH

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    Visibility at Spring Bay today was similar to Ten Mile Point yesterday.- About 10-15' near shore and 20' out on the rocky slope.
     
  10. MarkH

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    Visibility was kind of bad at high tide at McKenzie Bight this afternoon. It was a green, particle-filled 8' or so in the shallows. Below 60' deep, visibility was an ok 20-30', but it was very dark. My max depth was around 125' deep and there were still lots of small floating particles down there too. At the end of the dive visibility in the shallows seemed to have improved to maybe 10-15' with the falling tide.
     

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