04-27-2015
Good morning Divers!!!

Begin Time: 9:01 am
Time: 34 min
Max Dept: 47ft
Temp: 60 F
Visibility: 20-25 feet
Conditions: Salt water, shore dive, low tide, waves, current.
Dive Buddies: Josh. Total 13.

A big question mark about diving conditions. Rain was supposed to hit but never did. Turned out to be a good day of diving.

There weren't any new people at the mall. A few 2nd timers were there. Because conditions haven't been good all week, I decided on Crescent Bay's
Deadman's Reef again. Rich joined us at the mall but went home when we took off for the beach.

Conditions looked so-so. It was cloudy with rain on the way. The waves were big in the middle of the bay. We decided to go and went back to our cars
to gear up.

On the swim out to the reef, I turned over to see the clarity of the water. It was looking good - about 20 feet. The current was very strong and the early
birds were way off course. After getting back together and getting in place, we dropped down.

We weren't too far away from deadhenge and I saw it through the corner of my eye. I swam towards it with the group following me. I started to film and
came across a large sheep crab. It had attitude and wanted to snap at me. We continued along and there was a large halibut. I got some video of that.
We reached the coffin at the edge of deadhenge. I pointed out the coffin which looks like a large cement slab.

We swam up the reef and saw another sheep crab with attitude. We swam around the reef and I got video of that. We came across Sheephead City and
I got video of them. I had my hand resting on the rock and the fish seemed interested in it. After a few minutes of staring at my hand one of the female
fish tried to take a bite of my finger. I shook my hand at the fish and swam away.

My dive buddy was running low on air so it was time to head back. But I saw some interesting fish in the kelp forest. They were long and white colored
and the fins had a yellow color to them. I got some video of that but not close enough. They scattered the closer I got. We continue along and when we
got to the inner reef we had to ascend. Getting out the water was easy. There weren't any waves. We packed up and went to Husky Boy's for food and
conversation.

Video:
http://southcoastdivers.com/php/UtubeVideo.php?blog_date=%222015-04-26%2010:15:06%22

Photo:
http://southcoastdivers.com/photos/DiveSites/CrescentBay_2015_04_25.jpg

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

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