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4/30/2006 Pt Lobos by Alberto Nava -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Devin MacKenzie, Alberto Nava
Visibility: 5' - 70' Time:12:00 AM
Temp:   Surge:  
Max Depth: 177FSW Avg Depth:  
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Bottom Gases: 18/45Deco Gases:50/25,O2
Backgas Config: Deco Tanks:
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Devin and I had reservation for Lobos today. Based on yesterday conditions Lobos was very promising diving. The high tide was a late 2pm so we decided to take it easy and meet the 10:30am caravan going south on Hwy 1. It actually left at about 12:00pm so we had plenty of time to set gear and chat. We got reports of big swells and bad vis at Point Lobos from some of the other divers waiting in the line.

We got to Lobos to find a half empty parking lot and conditions were not that bad. It was murky and muddy on the cove but the outside pinnacles were promising as always. With 4ft swells rolling through the cove. There were tons of seals at the little beach and two or three waiting for divers to jump in.

We headed towards Twin Peaks while enjoy a very nice descent through the kelp forest. Once we got to about 100ft we were reassured that the wait in the line had been worth it. We had at least 50ft of vis and it got better as we headed north-west. We did a couple of loop around Twin Peaks and found several nice simians on the gorgonians. Several rock crabs walking on the side of the clips and several tritona festiva. There were several big schools of blue rockfish at the top of the pinnacle and we found a pretty cool school of Olives on the west side. Visibility was at least 70ft :-)

After 30min of fun we headed back for the Cove and enjoyed the kelp while decompressing.

Here is a little image of the dive.