Good morning Divers!!!

Begin Time: 9:19 am
Time: 42 min
Max Dept: 52ft
Temp: 61-65 F
Visibility: 12-15 feet
Conditions: Salt water, shore dive, low tide, small south swell waves, surge, current.
and selfie stick.
Dive Buddies: Paul. Total 8.

There were 3 new people at the mall and another set of returning regulars. The weather was drizzle and over cast. The ocean was calm for a few days before the
next set of south swells hit the beach. The south swells are returning so we got a dive in before the next set arrived.

We went to the dive site and the ocean looked rough like two weeks ago. We decided to give it a try and suited up. On the swim out, I checked out the water and it
was looking good. The surface was rough but under the water it looked good.

We reached the drop down point or so I thought. I couldn't see the house between the rocks because the drizzle and fog. We dropped on down. At the bottom, I
led the group in a south direction. We didn't come up to the reef yet and we were in 50 feet of water. That means we were off course. I swam north back to the
shore and then swam west heading towards seal rock. Still we weren't near the reef. I motioned to Paul that I didn't know where I was going and he shrugged back.
We continued a little farther and then we reached the reef.

I headed east and we came to the peak of Deadman's Reef. Up and over and then we explored the reef. Kelp is coming back. The sargassum weed is gone. The CA
sheep head greeted us and they were swimming all around us.

It was time to come back in, so we headed north. We hit the inner reef and swam along it. We swam along the sand and in 15 feet of water, we headed up. No
problems getting out of the water.

We packed up and headed to Husky Boy's for food and conversation. It was a good dive. Better than 2 weeks ago. But the south swell is coming back and going to
make next week miserable.



Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

Rich Parker & Louis Umphenour