12-18-2017
Good morning Divers!!!

I'm back from my trip and I got sick on the last day. It's been about a week now and I wasn't ready to dive. I was close, but not enough.

No newbies were at the mall. There were some that haven't been around for awhile and welcomed them back. We decided to dive Crescent Bay and check out the
possibility of excellent visibility at Deadman's Reef.

It was looking good when we arrived but by the time the group suited up, the wind chop on the ocean was getting bad. The tide was high and surf was breaking on
the shore. Timing was important again. Rich and I watched the group enter the water without any problems.

The group averaged about 40 minutes in the water and when they came out, they reported 20 feet of visibility. At times it was a little better and at other times it
was worse. So the visibility was all over the place and depended where you were. The group talked about seeing a lot of lobsters everywhere. Every nook and
cranny had a lobster inside and some had multiple lobsters.

After the dive, we headed to Husky Boy's for food and conversation. We are wondering if we aren't going to have an excellent dive season this year. So far it's been
good, but we have seen better. Still everyone agreed it was worth the effort.

photo:
http://southcoastdivers.com/photos/DiveSites/CrescentBay_2017_12_16.jpg

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

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