the scuba zone - west coast diving 2023
West Coast Diving - 2023
This is a log of my dives and pictures from Vancouver Island for 2023.
 
Chemainus (2023-01-29 11:30) *Prism Topaz Rebreather & Piranna Scooter & GoPro Hero8 & Canon G16 with ring light*

Great dive. Sunny but cold on the surface, and very cold underwater. No GPO this week but a nice big lingcod on an egg mass on one of the drydocks. Awesome dive!

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Chemainus Video Chemainus Video 

Chemainus Lingcod Video Chemainus Lingcod Video 

 
Chemainus (2023-01-22 11:30) *Prism Topaz Rebreather & Piranna Scooter & GoPro Hero8 & Canon G16 with ring light*

Great dive today. Sunny on shore, cold in the water. All my gear fixes worked. Same route as last week except for a 20+min stop on the small wall to video a GPO (about 25lbs). Awesome dive!

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Chemainus Video Chemainus Video 

Chemainus Octo Video Chemainus Octo Video 

Chemainus Short Octo Video Chemainus Short Octo Video 

 
Chemainus (2023-01-15 11:30) *Prism Topaz Rebreather & Piranna Scooter & GoPro Hero8 & Canon G16 with ring light*

Quite cold today underwater. Vis started poorly at the ramp on an incoming tide but cleared up at depth. Scootered to dock 1, then along the small wall to the deep wall. Back along the small wall to the end and over to dock 2. Swam the top of dock 2, then back to 1 and home. The dive was marred somewhat by the replacement Prism diluent LP hose, which bubbled from numerous places and was very loud and annoying. We got video of the bubbles front and back, but it was so loud as to be quite a distraction the whole dive. Still, I lost very little diluent. Again I'll have to replace the hose.

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Chemainus Video Chemainus Video 

Chemainus Bubbles Video Chemainus Bubbles Video 

 
Chemainus (2023-01-08 10:30) *Open Ciruit & Piranna Scooter & GoPro Hero8 & Canon G16 with ring light*

Good dive today. Went to the deep wall, then back along the small wall to where it begins. Found the small tire and headed south, arriving at dock 2 without difficulty, in part due to the good visibility. Swam the top of 2, then headed over to 3/4 and the boom boat. Scootered the 'crack o doom', then topside 4 before heading back over to 2, then 1. Swam the top of 1 and finally headed home. The Prism diluent LP hose was bubbling throughout the dive, so I'll have to replace it.

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Chemainus Video Chemainus Video 

 
Chemainus (2023-01-02 11:30) *Prism Topaz Rebreather & Piranna Scooter & GoPro Hero8 & Canon G16 with ring light*

Great dive today, though the water was the coldest yet. Scootered to deep wall then back to dock 1 where we swam a bit before heading in to the eel grass to photograph the hooded nudibranches. Awesome first dive of 2023.

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Chemainus Video Chemainus Video 

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