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Posted by Merry on November 16, 2021 at 12:56:30:

Last month, Phil and I spent 2 weeks diving at God's Pocket Resort. It rained almost every day, sometimes with strong wind, which limited Captain Al's choice of dive sites. But in the company of experienced and lively dive buddies, as well as our incomparable dive master, Suze, we pressed on and enjoyed photographing species that are found further north.

One factor that determines sites and times is the degree of tidal exchange. We were there during large exchanges, so on some dives, we jumped at the end of the ebb, and were still in the water when the flood pushed us in the other direction. Sometimes, there was almost no slack. We learned that back eddies can be a welcome haven on wall dives.

Swimming along tremendous, anemone-covered rock walls, and often crossing debris fields of huge, fallen boulders, is a standard feature of Browning Pass and other sites. Life grows on top of life, plus marine life is BIG, which has drawn us back there seven times. In a word, it's exciting to dive there! Water temp was 48 - 50 degrees and pretty dark due to weather.

This post is for our friend, John Bibb.


White-spotted rose anemone and at left, fish-eating anemone


Fish-eating anemone, Urticina piscivora


White-spotted rose anemone, Urticina sp.


Crimson anemone, Cribrinopsis sp.


Giant plumose anemones, Metridium farcimen


Brooding anemones, Epiactis lisbethae



Brooding anemones, Epiactis lisbethae



Plumose anemone, Metridium senile


Plumose anemone, Metridium senile


Plumose anemone, Metridium senile



Giant plumose anemone, Metridium farcimen


Giant plumose anemone, Metridium farcimen


Giant green anemones, Anthopleura xanthogrammica


Anthopleura elegantissima


Painted anemone, Urticina grebelyni


Sand-rose anemone, Urticina columbiana




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