06-19-2017
Good morning Divers!!!

Time: 34 min
Max Dept: 52 ft
Temp: 59-69 F
Visibility: 10-15 feet
Conditions: Salt water, shore dive, Low tide, waves, heavy surge.
Dive Buddies: James. Total 17.

The surf was reported to be low, but still some big waves hit the beach. The visibility was normal but better than last week. The tide was low and was going to
move to high after we finished the dive. A few new people joined us and some returning from a long absence. We chose Crescent Bay again hoping to find good
visibility.

The group met up at the mall and we met the new people. A few people were returning after a long absence. We were after good visibility and we wanted to go to
another dive site, but we knew the best visibility would be at Crescent Bay.

At the dive site, I noticed a few big waves hitting the beach but when I took the picture, it was calm. The tide was low so there wouldn't be too much of the surf
zone so we could pass through it quickly. We decided to give it a try and we went back to our cars and suited up.

We entered the water without any problems and the swim out was nice and easy. We all gathered at the drop down point and descended. At the bottom, I started
to get an ice cream headache. The water wasn't extra cold, but it sure did hurt. We swam out to the reef and then headed east to go up and over into the canyons.

We explored for 15 minutes or so and a few people were low on air and so we headed back. We swam to the inner reef and saw the kelp. It was growing nice and
thick. Which I forgot to mention, the kelp at Deadman's Reef was coming back. When the 2 divers I was with got down to 750, we went ahead and ascended. No
problems getting out of the water.

We packed our gear and headed to Husky Boy's for food and conversation. The dive was better than last week. The visibility was a little better and there was no
wind chop to stir up the water.

Photo:
http://southcoastdivers.com/photos/DiveSites/CrescentBay_2017_06_17.jpg

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

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