Good morning Divers!!!
Welcome those new to our list of local OC divers. Show up soon for a dive and you'll have plenty of other divers to dive with. Welcome aboard.

Current diving conditions in Laguna Beach. I received a dive report from Deadman's Reef about viz being so clear they could see the surface from 60 feet, estimated viz 70-75 feet, thanks Dennis. Remember viz is measured horizontally, not vertically, but that sounds like great viz. Today, surf is much higher than yesterday, the storm rolling through. I looked at the streets outside and it looks like here in S OC we had some drizzle, I didn't see water going down the gutters. But is that enough for the County not to issue a rain advisory? We'll find out around 9 am http://ocbeachinfo.com check it out. So for today, viz should be lower at - 50 feet? Bad day compared to yesterday. It looks like surf drops again for tomorrow down to 1-2 or should I say it "Lake Laguna" surf. One dive I try to do when the surf is non existent is to circumnavigate around Seal Rock at Crescent Bay, it is very shallow on the back side, about 4 feet deep, but when you can do this at high tide, you get to have bragging rights for the dive. It's a wild ride even at high tide and no surf. Disclaimer - Do NOT do this without knowing what you are doing, it can be a very dangerous dive if you don't read the conditions right. If you head out today, drop me your dive reports.

Our plans are for Saturday. I expect big crowds at various dive sites tomorrow. I will predict that Deadman's will have the best viz, but the biggest crowds, so you might have to trade some viz for parking. Another good choice would be Crystal Cove, if you can handle the $15 parking fees. But we will have choices for Saturday, if we can avoid the Rain Advisory from the County. I will be sending out email tomorrow and Friday, so stay tuned.

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

Rich Parker & Louis Umphenour