News

Welcome to the SeaHorse Dive Club News.  Here you'll find articles about club events, cool dives your fellow members did and stuff they claimed to have seen, wild stories, nature stories, technology... You know, the kind of stuff you'd hear while you're standing around the compressor getting your tanks filled.  "Did you guys see the orca?!  No?  But it was right there!"  If you have your own whopper, I mean "story" to tell, let us know.  Send it to editor@seahorsediveclub.com and you might see it right here.

So, you want to be a reporter, do you?  You think you've got what it takes?!

If you're a SeaHorse Dive Club member, and want to contribute to the news, you've got what it takes.  Just send a note to webmaster@seahorsediveclub.com, and we'll get you fixed up.

Sea Horses 2020 Calendars Available

posted Dec 3, 2019, 9:26 AM by Editor SeaHorse

The 2020 Sea Horses calendars are available on CafePress. Each year we make up calendars from members photos. One is from the Photo Contest winners and entries, one is PacNW and one is Tropical. Get one for yourself or get more and give them as gifts so your friends get to see what you look at while diving. Just click on the link on the right side of this page, it will take you here: https://www.cafepress.com/seahorsedive

December Indoor Meeting, Hornby Island - 12/12 NEW LOCATION WOODINVILLE LIBRARY

posted Nov 9, 2019, 9:51 PM by Editor SeaHorse   [ updated Nov 28, 2019, 10:25 AM ]

.November 21, Indoor Meeting. No-host dinner at 6, program at 7 PM. Location is WOODINVILLE LIBRARY, 17105 Avondale Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 Program this month is - British Columbia has some of the best cold-water diving in the world. Clear water, big animals and tiny animals, great for wide-angle and macro photography. So where do you go? Port Hardy and God's Pocket have name recognition, and are a long ways away. Closer is Horseshoe Bay and the wrecks at Nanaimo. A little further is Powell River. How about we pick that sweet spot in between - Hornby Island. Not much on the way of rivers to silt up the visibility, only an hour's drive north of Nanaimo to the ferry, Lots of different kinds of underwater terrain from boulders and flats to huge walls. Let's go there. The REEF organization (reef.org) teams up with SeaDoc Society to do fish/invertebrate surveys each year. The last couple years were in the San Juan Islands. For 2019 they selected Hornby Island on the east side of Vancouver Island. Ed Gullekson was one of the REEF surveyors selected to make this trip and to contribute to expert data input into the REEF database. Come see a video and hear about what diving this spectacular area is about.

Randy Glenn Memorial Video and Photo Contest Results

posted Oct 24, 2019, 10:12 PM by Editor SeaHorse

Twenty-six Sea Horses came out to the Diamond Knot Pub to show and vote for favorite images and videos. The meeting was well organized by Chris McKenna so we all got to see the three videos first and then walk around with our ballots and vote for our favorites in each category. Making a come-back this year was film (yes real emulsion on plastic), shot by Norm Lau who won the cold water wide angle category with an image of a rockfish on squid eggs. Other  winners were Ed Gullekson warm water wide angle, French angelfish over reef which was also best of show. Ed with cold water macro, a Pacific spiny lumpsucker and Pieter Booth in the category warm water macro with an arrow crab. The special category of grunt sculpin was shot by Ed Gullekson and the video winner was Randy Pedersen with the story of his dive journey to Seku, WA (which included losing, then finding his camera). The last category of above water dive-related was a sunset shot through a small wave at Redondo by Ed. These images will be used to build calendars for 2020 and sold through Cafe Press. We will also use additional images to make a total of 3 calendars - Contest Winners; Northwest images; and tropical images.  You will be able to purchase these calendars by about the first week of December. We also give a Contest Winner calendar to each dive store that donated prizes to the contest. Our Next meeting will be November 21st (early due to Thanksgiving). The program will be review of the 2020 budget, elections and video/talk about diving at Hornby Island Canada.

Randy Glenn Memorial Photo and Video Contest - Oct. 24

posted Oct 6, 2019, 9:13 PM by Editor SeaHorse   [ updated Oct 9, 2019, 12:42 PM ]

The Annual Photo and Video contest is coming up on Oct. 24. It will be held at the Diamond Knot Brewery in Mountlake Terrace. No-host dinner at 6, contest at 7 PM. Come out and see some fun and exciting photos and videos. This is a participant votes contest, so whether you have images or videos to enter we need you to come out and vote. It is always a fun evening and the Diamond Knot is a great venue.  See the announcement on the club FB page for more details including the rules and categories. Here is a link to more information: http://www.seahorsediveclub.com/photography/photo-and-art-contest

Diving this Labor Day weekend

posted Aug 27, 2019, 5:48 PM by Editor SeaHorse

Want to dive this weekend? You can chase crabs at the Boeing Dock in Mukilteo with Gary Schnaith or look for sixgill sharks with Dave Wakeley at Redondo. Details for each dive is on the FaceBook page and on the calendar for this page.

Annual Beer Dive August 22

posted Aug 5, 2019, 1:18 PM by Editor SeaHorse

Annual Beer Dive

Date: Thursday 22nd.

Location: Magnuson Park Boat Launch,

Description:

Entrance to the park is at Sand Point Way and 65th street.

Sign up between 4:30 to 5:10 PM  

Splash time is 5:30.  Dive time 45 minutes.

Bring a mesh bag and compass.  Flashlight may be needed.

The Club provides hot dogs, chips and drinks.

 

We will meet at the pic-nic table just south of the shelter house.

Backup plan is to use the shelter house if it isn’t occupied/rented.

 

Event Coordinator: Brian Heath

June club meeting, June 27

posted Jun 19, 2019, 8:46 PM by Ed Gullekson

Event: June meeting & Crayfish dive

Location:  Magnuson boat launch shelter house

Signup time: 5 PM to 5:30 PM

Water entry 5:30

Length of dive: 1 hour or less

We will start cooking crayfish at 6:15 to 6:30 depending upon how successful divers are in getting them.

No license is required for harvesting crayfish. 

This is kind of a potluck dinner.  

Brian will try to bring a few backup foods (package of hot dogs & buns) to go with the crayfish in case we only get a few. 

Suggestions to bring: a few sodas, water, cookies, variety bag of chips  

Saturday June 15th The Last KVI Tower Shore Dive (Until next year).

posted Jun 11, 2019, 9:44 PM by Gary Schnaith

Meet at 8:00am at KVI Tower beach on Vashon Island and splash at 8:30am on Saturday. 
Bring your speargun and fishing license or your camera for one of  the best of Puget Sound shore dives. 
Plan on two dives with the minus tide at 10:30am. This sight has minimal currents even on big exchanges.

Saturday June 8th Dive KVI Tower Aritifical Reef

posted Jun 4, 2019, 10:19 AM by Gary Schnaith

Meet at 12:00 noon and KVI Tower Beach on Vashon Island for a 12:30 splash.
Bring two tanks for a 2nd dive. This sight is know to have Lingcod so bring your speargun
or your camera for one of the best dive sites in the south Puget Sound.

Sunday June 2nd shore dive at KVI Tower on Vashon Island.

posted May 28, 2019, 9:57 PM by Gary Schnaith

Meet at 9:00am for 9:30 splash. Bring 2 tanks for a 2nd dive. Bring your camera or your speargun for one of the South Sound's best shore dives.

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