02-23-2015
Good morning Divers!!!
Welcome those new to our list of local OC divers. Just show up for a scheduled dive soon and you will have plenty of opportunities to dive our local waters. Welcome aboard.

First, Saturday recap at Deadman's Reef. I had a scheduling conflict and I could not go to the beach, but I met up with everyone at the mall. Paul & Luca sent me dive reports. Luca gave me the plain facts, in feet, not metric scales. Luca said they hit 60 feet and made it around the reef, Paul said he saw & pointed out a large 3 foot Halibut. The one thing I read that got my attention was the fact that the County signs for water quality warnings were still out, I do know that the warnings were lifted around 9 AM, they did verify on the http://ocbeachinfo.com and the web site had already lifted the warning for Crescent Bay, so that was a smart move. But a good dive with 10-15 feet of viz, surface was choppy. The "Is it worth it" factor was positive after the dive. Thanks guys for the dive reports.

Current diving conditions in Laguna Beach. RAIN. That means rain advisory from the County today. So remember you cannot see high bacteria levels in the water, so decision making is tougher. But if you do decide to not heed the County's water quality warnings, use my recipe for ear cleaning, take a bottle of alcohol add a tablespoon (Or so) or white vinegar and use a dropper to put into your ears and let drain and air dry. At least the bacteria won't grow in your ears causing you to get sick. But the bottom line is I do NOT recommend diving until these advisories are lifted.

Our plans. Well we need to get past this rain first, so if it holds up, the County should lift the rain advisory by Wed or so. Then we can talk about diving on Saturday, so stay tuned.

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

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