04-01-2013
Good morning Divers!!!

Max Depth: 52ft
Dive Duration: 51:59
Time in and out: 8:52 − 9:44
Temp: 53 degrees f
Visibility: 12 feet
Conditions: Salt water, shore dive, low tide, small waves, current.
Equipment: Custom wet suit, watch, steel tank, Hollis back plate BCD, Sony Action Camera.
Dive Buddies: Paul, Lisa. Total of 12.

Rich couldn't make it so I had to lead the group. Rich's dive emails favored good conditions for the past few days. We had a low tide on Saturday morning. Many
dive groups were planing Easter activities leaving Crescent Bay alone. So we had no choice but to go to Crescent Bay and dive Deadman's Reef.

We we got there the surf was low and the ocean very calm. The dive boat from Dana Point pulled up. We suited up and headed into the water.

We dropped down and headed to the reef. We started a little off and so we hit the reef in its middle. We swam around and then headed into the canyon. We saw
lots of lobsters hiding in their crevices and a few other divers saw moray eels. We came across the boat's anchor. The divers from the boat stayed close to the
anchor. I tried video taping some fish but when I got home I found out the memory card was not in right and didn't record anything. So I should do a test
before I suit up and make sure the camera can record.

We left the reef and swam back and then hit the inner reef. There we saw a large sheep head crab. This would have made a great video and I'm disappointed
that it didn't work. We swam along the inner reef and popped out at 5 feet of water and walked out. The surf was nonexistent when we got out.

I did notice the current was pretty strong during our dive. The kelp was on a 45 degree angle. Swimming against the current was a little hard.

After the dive we headed over to Husky Boy's for food and conversation. It was a good day of diving and the weather held out. It was suppose to be wet and
drizzly and some rain on Sunday, but it doesn't look it as I write this on Saturday evening.


picture:
http://southcoastdivers.com/photos/DiveSites/CrescentBay_2013_03_30.JPG

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

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