03-04-2013
Good morning Divers!!!

Max Depth: 63ft
Dive Duration: 40:28
Time in and out: 8:52 − 9:32
Temp: 53 degrees f
Visibility: 12 feet
Conditions: Salt water, shore dive, low tide, waves.
Dive Buddies: Rich, Paul. Total of 11.

I get to the mall early and Rich was there. He said that surf had increased and getting good visibility was going to be a challenge. We decided to go to
Deadman's.

We arrived and checked out the conditions. The surf was bigger in the middle of Crescent Bay, but on the West side, it was much smaller. So it was a go and we
suited up.

I was the last in the water and I entered without any problems. I swam out to the drop down point and we descended. The visibility was not good. It was about
12 feet. At the bottom, we headed for the reef. We came along Deadhenge and followed it to the reef.

Rich led the group around the reef. He mentioned that he wanted to go to the edge. Paul and I followed Rich and we turned the corner. Rich disappeared from
us and so I led the group around. Then I turned around and headed to the edge where Rich was suppose to be. We didn't see him so we swam along the edge.

After 20 minutes, I decided to head back in and we left the reef and came across the inner reef. By keeping the inner reef to your left, you'll stay close to the
reef where the surf was the smallest. When we reached the shore, we surfaced and there was Rich a few yards behind us.

After packing our gear we headed to Husky Boy's for food and conversation. We chatted on many topics and headed home after an hour.

picture:
http://southcoastdivers.com/photos/DiveSites/CrescentBay_2013_03_02.JPG

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

Rich Parker & Louis Umphenour
http://southcoastdivers.com