11-22-2013
Good morning Divers!!!
Welcome those new to our list of local OC divers. Show up for a scheduled dive soon. Welcome aboard.

I got an email last night from the DFW about a review of the lobster fishery. Very interesting to read, looks like they are starting a review of lobster taking from the data they have collected from report cards and other sources. Makes me wonder if they are going to change the lobster season. We have seen the changes in Laguna, since it has been protected. Many of our divers, myself included, have noticed the size of the bugs and even their behavior is different, seems they know "You can't take me" because many appear to be out even in the day time. So if you are interested in receiving DFW stuff like this, sign up on the DFW web site.

Current diving conditions in Laguna Beach. County issued a rain advisory yesterday. I found it interesting that I did not get the email until 5 pm, when on the web site it was changed in the late morning. So basically, you should not be out there until Sunday at the earliest, if I have my timing correct on their advisory. So the water may look nice & clear, but high bacteria levels cannot be seen, you just feel it after your dives, head colds & worse.

Our plans. Well, it looks like we are not diving tomorrow. So what can you do on Saturday instead? Well, for those of you who are "Gear heads" the Mecum Auto auction is at the Anaheim convention center. I went yesterday. I have never been to anything like this, I found it very interesting. It goes on from today to Saturday. So get your honey-do's done and be ready to dive next Saturday. Stay tuned with SCD for diving plans & conditions.

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

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