08-19-2013
Good morning Divers!!!

Max Depth: 29ft
Dive Duration: 47:07
Time in and out: 9:10 − 9:57
Temp: 58 degrees f
Visibility: 10-15 feet
Conditions: Salt water, shore dive, moving to high tide, waves, surge.
Dive Buddies: Lisa. Total of 20.

We had a few new people join up with us at the mall. Since the tide was going to be high, that means we can go to south Laguna. We decided on Montage
Resort.

We arrived and didn't lose anybody and checked out the site. Hardly any surf but the reef looked rough. We suited up and headed down to the beach.

We descended a little past the reef and my little group took off. We headed West and I didn't see the reef. That means we were too far out and so I headed
south where we did reach the reef.

We got a little too shallow while exploring the reef so I headed north to reach the edge. I saw some lobsters and got a video of them in their hiding place.
Then we headed east along the edge of the reef.

We were getting too close to the other side, so we turned around and headed east. We were over sand, so I went north so we can see the reef. We got too
shallow again and then I headed south to deeper water.

We saw the usual fish, but not as many sheepshead as we saw at Heisler Park last week. We arrived at the reef point and I headed to shore. I decided it was
time to get some more video before we got to shore and shot a few minutes at the edge of the reef. The Magenta filter is causing some halos and next time
I'll try it without. But my camera seems to have a battery problem and it's dead. I'm having bad luck with little video cameras.

We arrived at the shore and we exited the water. The sand is soft and it's hard to get your footing. We walked up the stairs and headed for our cars to pack
up. After the dive we headed to Husky Boy's for food and conversation. It was a good dive for beginners today.

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS-2gX5ZOG8

Picture:
http://southcoastdivers.com/photos/DiveSites/Montage_2013_08_17.JPG

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

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