09-11-2017
Good morning Divers!!!

A week of very little surf, so we were hoping for some good dive conditions. We chose Heisler Park and it was a very good dive. The waves were small, the ocean
calm; indicators of a good dive.The group wasn't disappointed and from what I saw with the smiles on the faces of our divers when they got out the water,
everyone had a good time.

Chuck and I arrived early at the mall and we met up with 2 new divers. One being just certified and the other - an instructor located in Mexico ready to do a dive
here. Many of the regulars showed up and we decided to to different and dive Heisler Park. We don't want to be known as the Deadman's Reef divers.

We all piled into our cars and raced down the road to the dive site. The ocean was looking good and the waves were small. The group suited up and swam out to
the drop down point. While Rich and I waited on the beach, we saw another large group come down and "chase" our group to the drop down point. Another smaller
group of 4 came and dropped down closer to shore.

Our group started to pop up after 30 minutes and more with smiles on their faces. It was a good dive! We packed up our and wen to Husky Boy's for food and
conversation.

Here's Chuck's Report:
Dive Location Heisler Park, Laguna Beach CA
Visibility 20-25 ft., plus
Air Temp 78
Surface Temp 68
Bottom Temp 62.
Start PSI 3,466 PSI @ 9:10 am
End 1,334 PSI @ 9:40 am
Bottom Time 30 minutes
Max Depth 38.9 ft
Dive Buddy Mr. "Jump"
Saw a soup fin sharks right after the drop as we swam across and about the southerly edge to the reef. As we headed over the reef to the south easterly point
came across a lots of large sheep head fish, lots of CA Garibaldi and some maceral, headed back when Jerry hit
1,500 as we came in we went across and up and over the reef through the kelp. A lot less Kelp then the last time, but still a significant amount. Heading back in on
the sand in about 20 ft., of water came across a leopard shark who was
cruising around at about 10 -15 foot in depth. All in all a good dive.

Picture:
http://southcoastdivers.com/photos/DiveSites/HeislerPark_2017_09_09.jpg

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

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