Good morning Divers!!!|
Begin Time: 8:52 am
Time: 31 min
Max Dept: 50 ft
Temp: 58-63 F
Visibility: 10-12 feet
Conditions: Salt water, shore dive, Mid tide moving to high, waves, heavy surge.
Dive Buddies: James. Total 12.
The surf reports were saying that it would be no to very small surf, but that wasn't the case. Some good sized waves came it and it was choppy. Visibility wasn't
good. 12 feet at best, but mostly 10.
I arrived at the mall and met up with everyone and we had 4 new divers joining us. We debated the dive sites but Crescent Bay is the best place for visibility so we
stuck with that site. We got into our cars and drove down to the beach.
We checked out the conditions and it was really choppy and some good sized waves were hitting the shore. We decided to give it a try and we suited up and
entered the water. We had to wait for a break in the sets of waves and we entered without any problems. The swim out was rough with choppy waters.
We dropped down and headed to the reef. We reached the western end of the reef and swam along it to the eastern end. The Garibaldi were nesting and were
chasing fish away from their nests. A few CA Sheep Head were at the reef and swam around us checking us out. Lots of fish were around. When the new divers hit
1500 psi, we swam back and went through the inner reef. The kelp was thick with lots of fish hanging out in the kelp.
When the new divers hit around 800 psi, we headed up to the surface and swam the remainder to shore on the surface. Exiting the water was easy, no waves were
around when we left. We packed up our gear and headed to Husky Boy's for food and conversation. Not a good day of diving, but the new people had a good time.
Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...
Rich Parker & Louis Umphenour