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Victoria Vis conditions?

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

  1. MarkH

    MarkH Solo Diver

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    Visibility was pretty bad out past Sooke today off West Coast Rd. It was mostly 10'. Far out from shore on the deeper (50-60' deep) reefs it was maybe 15', but it was definitely the darkest 60' dive I've done at 1:00 in the afternoon.
     
  2. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

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    40 - 50 feet of vis at Dolphin this morning. Great vis at Oak Point and Tyee recently. Thigs are clearing up nicely as the water cools down.

    Divegoose
     
  3. MarkH

    MarkH Solo Diver

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    Pretty bad at Ogden Point yesterday. A not-bad 20' in the kelp, but down the slope it dropped to a dark 10-15'. This morning at Willis Point Visibility was great. Despite the dark, rainy weather on the surface, visibility was 20-30' in the shallows and maybe a good 50' down on the wall.
     
  4. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

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    Great vis at Tyee this morning. Estimate 40 - 50 feet - even nicer when the sun poked through. Guess all that wind and rain yesterday didn't have too much of an effect.

    Divegoose
     
  5. MarkH

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    At Sluggett Point (Saanich Inlet) today, visibility was 15' in the shallows. Below 25' deep, it cleared up to maybe 30-40' visibility. Below 60' deep, visibility was probably 50'. It wasn't even that dark either.
     
  6. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

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    40 - 50 feet at Madrona Point this morning. A bit stirred up in the shallows bue to low tide, but overall great vis. Only had to look at my compass once !!

    Divegoose
     
  7. coldwaterlloyd

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    15 feet at Maple Bay Oct 24
     
  8. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

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    20 - 40 feet at Madrona this morning. Stirred up some in the shallows, but better on the wall. Challenging dive due to currents, which at times seemed to swirl. Used a lot more air than normal, but got back to shore safely. Even experienced divers run into challenges sometimes !! :shocked:

    Divegoose
     
  9. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

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    20 - 40 feet of vis at Cottam Point this morning. Tide was on a high flood, but the current was negligible. Surface was calm. Lots to see and photograph. Air consumption back to normal !!

    Divegoose
     
  10. MarkH

    MarkH Solo Diver

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    Visibility was 15-20' at Hill Head in Sooke basin today. That's pretty decent for Sooke Basin, but it was still too dark below 60' deep to see anything without a light.
     

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