04-03-2017
Good morning Divers!!!

Begin Time: 8:57 am
Time: 24 min
Max Dept: 53 ft
Temp: 55-60 F
Visibility: 10 feet
Conditions: Salt water, shore dive, low tide, waves, surge, current.
Dive Buddies: Su, George. Total 10.

A bad day of diving. Conditions were calm but still big waves from the west hit the beach. The water was like split green soup, so visibility was not good.

I met up with the group at Crescent bay and we checked out the conditions. We had large surf the week previously and it calmed down a bit today. We were hoping
for some good times, so we suited up.

While swimming to the drop down point, I took a look under water and it wasn't good. We reached the drop down spot and descended. The water was like split
green soup. We didn't see the sandy bottom until we were within qo feet of it. I was having troubles looking at my compass because it was so dark and we started
to head south. I looked at my depth gauge and we were already at 50 feet. Deadman's Reef is in 40 feet of water so we missed it again.

We came across a large sheep crab with his claws out ready to attack us. We let him pass and we started to swim again. Since we were so deep, I headed west. We
swam for a few minutes and the sandy bottom wasn't giving any clues to a reef. I gave up and headed north. We came across the same crab and passed him up.

I continued swimming north while some of the group split up. They actually found deadman's reef while I continued on. The sandy bottom seemed dirty. Full of
things floating around. In around 25 feet of water, I had enough and ascended. We were close to the inner reef and I thought I was in the middle of Crescent Bay.
We were about 20 feet from it but with bad visibility I had no clue.

We packed up our gear and headed to Husky Boy's for food and conversation. My little group was the only one that didn't make it to Deadman's. The rest of the
group stumbled on it. There was lots of life out there.

Photo:
http://southcoastdivers.com/photos/DiveSites/CrescentBay_2017_04_01.jpg
Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

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