08-15-2016
Good morning Divers!!!

Begin Time: 8:59 am
Time: 46 min
Max Dept: 48ft
Temp: 64-69 F
Visibility: 15-20 feet
Conditions: Salt water, shore dive, high tide, small south swell waves, surge, current.
Dive Buddies: Ryan and Halley. Total 10.

The south swell was weak all week long and so we expected good conditions. This also allowed us to go to another site and check it out. Two new people joined us
and I gave them a tour of the reefs at Heisler Park.

Rich and I got to the mall and after a few minutes a few new people showed up. With conditions being good all week, I decided we could go to another dive site and
do something a little different. We chose Heisler Park.

We arrived at the site and checked out the conditions. Small waves were hitting the beach so we were able to dive this site. We suited up and swam out to the drop
down point. Visibility was good and we didn't have to be on top of each other descending towards the bottom.

At the bottom we waited a few minutes and I started to swim east with the group following me. We came across the reef and I swam south into deeper waters and
kept the main reef on my left. We came to one reef and there were 5 or 6 CA Sheep Heads swimming around. These guys were big and were curious at what we
were doing.

We continued along the reef and saw that the kelp was coming back. When my tank reached 1500 I turned around and swam slowly back to shore. We left the reef
and swam the remainder of the way over the sand. I was hoping to see some bat rays but didn't. We came to one of the closest reefs to shore and I checked on the
new people's air supply. It was time to come up and we swam the remainder on the surface. No problems getting out of the water.

We packed up our gear and headed over to Husky Boy's for food and conversation. It was a good day of diving. Looking ahead, the south swell is coming back in
force and we might skip next week.

Photo:
http://southcoastdivers.com/photos/DiveSites/HeislerPark_2016_08_13.jpg

Video:
https://youtu.be/9naPRecbe0Y

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

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