Friday, April 22, 2005

Dive at Yellow House

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Had a great weekend dive trip with my buddy Brian. We drove up to Hood Canal and stayed in what divers simply call Yellow House in Hoodsport. We stayed with The Dive Club, a great group of divers who welcome divers and non-divers alike into their club! The Dive Club also plans bigger trips and it sounds like they recently bought a van or bus for dive trips here in the Northwest.

Yellow House was GREAT! Man, if you're gonna' dive Hood Canal, that's the place to stay. They've got one bedroom on the main floor, two bedrooms upstairs and then they have four curtained off areas in a nice finished basement with bunk beds.

Brian and I did three dives starting with a night dive Friday night. Among other things we saw a squid, lot's of squid eggs and the highlight of the dive for me was this little octopus that probably would've fit in the palm of your hand. He was actually a septapus...he apparently got in a little fight and only got away with seven of his eight arms!

Saturday and Sunday we tried to dive a site called the Pinnacle or Sea Mount, but the water was just to rough to anchor the boat. So we ended doing a 75' dive on Saturday at Point Whitney. Found the underwater pipes with lot's of life on them, including two octopus. And then we dove Sund Rock on Sunday. Saw about four very large wolf eels and lots of lingcod, some rather large :)

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