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beto 06-12-2011 09:21 AM

6/11/2011 Kawika's Gorgonian Garden aboard Escapade by Alberto Nava
<b>6/11/2011 <a href="/reports/dive_locations.php?locationId=111">Kawika's Gorgonian Garden</a> aboard <a href="/reports/dive_boats.php?boatId=1">Escapade</a> </b>by Alberto Nava -- <a href="/reports/trip_reports.php?reportId=511">[View in Reports Page]</a><br><br><table width="600"><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Bottom Team:</td><td>Dionna House, Alberto Nava
</td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Visibility:</td><td>10' - 25'</td><td>Time:</td><td>7:00 PM</td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Temp:</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>Surge:</td><td>3'</td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Max Depth:</td><td>127FSW</td><td>Avg Depth:</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Bottom Time:</td><td>0:30</td><td>Total Time:</td><td>1:00</td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Bottom Gases:</td><td>21/35</td><td>Deco Gases:</td><td>EAN50 </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Backgas Config:</td><td> </td><td>Deco Tanks:</td><td> </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3" valign="Middle"><td>Deco Profile:</td><td><pre></pre></td></tr><tr><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td COLSPAN="4">Yesterday we had a R3 trip scheduled on the Escapade. We were hoping to dive some of the amazing sites in Carmel/Big Sur, as for example, Flintstone, Soberanes Wall, Alan Arch and many others but the weather was less that cooperating so we ended diving in the bay. On the boat were Allison/Clinton, Brian, Ted and Ben, and Dionna and Beto.<br><br>The first dive was at Kawika's Gorgonias Garden. This is always a fun dive with a lot of gorgonias and nudies to see. Dionna and I found 2 toquinas, one of them a little baby that were eating the gorgonias. There we many large vermillions and tons of small lincods at the reef. <br><br>Second dive was at "The Drop Zone" #1 alias the Pipeline and we swam a long a nice ledge at 100ft for about 30min. We found a very nice octopus and some of the largest clown nudies I have ever seen. There were tons of juv rockfish on the reef which was really nice to see swim as we moved our lights.<br><br>Vis was 20-30ft at the bottom and 10ft during the ascend with tons of jellies to take care of during the deco.<br><br>All in all a fun diving in the bay<br></td></table>

BVillao 06-12-2011 06:27 PM

Here's some topside pictures... it was great day to be out on the water


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