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5/19/2010 Mt Chamberlin - South Wall aboard Escapade by Alberto Nava -- [View this report only]
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Bottom Team: Susan Bird, Alberto Nava
Visibility: 50' - 50' Time:10:30 AM
Temp: 46F - 50F Surge: 2'
Max Depth: 185FSW Avg Depth:  
Bottom Time: 0:40 Total Time: 1:30
Bottom Gases: 18/45Deco Gases:
Backgas Config: Deco Tanks:
Deco Profile:
 
After some very long dives for the BAUE project we were hoping to stay dry
for a few more days but forecast showed the best diving day will be Wed and CAP asked
us for a little spin on the boat.

Susan, Jim, Joakim and myself dove the south loop at Mt. Chamberlin.

We dropped on the north side of the canyon and scootered out. We found the small arch at 185ft
and push through it. At the end there is a window that pushes you out back into the canyon. Really nice terrain :-)

We reached the wall and went west on it for a while. Vis was 50ft but a little milky at the bottom.

We found some very large tritona festiva, some simnia snail on the gorgonias. We were looking for
ratfish but not luck. There were a lot of lincods in the area.

After 15min of enjoying the wall we headed back into the canyon and levelled of at 150ft for the second part of the dive.

We found some nice patches of gorgonias and the bottom was all covered with brittle start. Really nice to see..

We motored towards K2 and poke on the West wall at 120ft. I love to scooter towards the wall and past it.... it feels like taking off....

We went towards K2 and enjoyed a few minutes at the 100-80ft range looking at groups of cowries, huge school of rockfish and some very nice sheapheads.

After about 45min of fun we let go and drifted the deco. During it we saw a large purple jelly that was about 40ft long... really cool!