11-21-2018
Good morning Divers!!!
Current diving conditions in Laguna Beach. The surf is lower than yesterday at 1-2+ feet and viz is running15-20 feet around the area too. Send me your dive reports.

Speaking of which, here's Marshall's report.
Hi Rich,
John the school teacher and I dove Heisler Park this morning. There was no surf and good but variable viz, I'd say 15-30 feet. Lots of fish wondering when the kelp's coming back. No current or surge to speak of. All in all a good dive and a great way to spend a Tuesday morning.
Marshall
Thanks Marshall. Please keep in mind that I've read some dive reports and they are saying they are seeing Yellowtail, The water here is too cold right now for these visitors from Baja, but that means they are seeing White Sea Bass, which until just a couple of years ago, we never saw before in Laguna, so this is a very rare sighting and we have been lucky to have them around here and not afraid of diver bubbles. We have been seeing them this time of the year too. There is a picture of one in the Photo Gallery taken by Mike so you can identify them on your dives in Laguna. A Yellowtail has a "V" shaped tail. We are also seeing Pacific Mackerel too, which has that similar yellow coloring, look that up on Google images for ID help. Send me your u/w pictures for help identifying what you see in the area. I know several biologists who can help.

Our plans are for Saturday. I'm still watching the weather forecast for rain. Stay tuned here for more.

Diving!! DO IT!! Safely...

Rich Parker & Louis Umphenour
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