12-31-2015
Good morning Divers!!!
I start this morning with the sad information about Laurel Silver-Valker, which many of you know that she disappeared Tuesday during a dive at Ship Rock at Catalina, the recovery efforts continue today. I was going through the "What if's" and "What happened?" when a friend of mine on the list reminded me to remember the good times & dives that we had with the fun & quirky friend that we once knew. I don't know if we will ever know "What happened" in the future, but we should focus on our late friend and have her family in our thoughts & prayers. Laurel started diving with us 15-20 years ago, we have a lot of fun stories & memories of her. Thanks everyone.

Current diving conditions in Laguna Beach. Actually I received a dive report from Catalina From Ruth. She told me conditions are 'Green' in Avalon. Here, the surf has decreased nicely, although I noticed that it comes up in the afternoon each day, surf is running 1-3+ feet today, viz should be in the 10-20 feet area. Send me your dive reports.

Our plans are looking good for Saturday, we will not be meeting up tomorrow, just Saturday. Stay tuned. Tomorrow's email will be a bit alter than today.

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

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