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jheimann 06-01-2014 02:09 PM

5/31/2014 Flintstones aboard Escapade by John Heimann
<b>5/31/2014 <a href="/reports/dive_locations.php?locationId=19">Flintstones</a> aboard <a href="/reports/dive_boats.php?boatId=1">Escapade</a> </b>by John Heimann -- <a href="/reports/trip_reports.php?reportId=598">[View in Reports Page]</a><br><br><table width="600"><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Bottom Team:</td><td>Clinton Bauder, John Heimann
</td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Visibility:</td><td>60' - 80'</td><td>Time:</td><td>10:00 AM</td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Temp:</td><td>48F</td><td>Surge:</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Max Depth:</td><td>105FSW</td><td>Avg Depth:</td><td>90FSW</td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Bottom Time:</td><td>0:40</td><td>Total Time:</td><td>0:47</td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Bottom Gases:</td><td>EAN32</td><td>Deco Gases:</td><td> </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3"><td>Backgas Config:</td><td>Single LP95</td><td>Deco Tanks:</td><td> </td></tr><tr bgcolor="#E3E3E3" valign="Middle"><td>Deco Profile:</td><td><pre>1s</pre></td></tr><tr><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td COLSPAN="4">I'd been out of the water for a couple of weeks so was really looking forward to a dive Satuday - any dive. The weather was looking a little iffy with the hotel indicator flag in Seaside flying in the breeze, so when I joked to Clinton on the drive down that we might dive Flintstones today, he said "Not going to happen." To our surprise, the ocean was pretty calm heading out around the point, and Beto called out "Flintstones!" when we started talking dive sites. A blue whale swam close by the boat on the way down, which in itself was a treat. When we got to Yankee Point, the water was clean and clear, and there was no significant current - perfect rec and rec3 diving conditions! While our second dive site, Soberanes Wall, was not quite as clear, we had solid 50'+ viz there. While these dive sites are perfect for 21/35 - Andrew Hill got a treat for his sign-off dives - they are also very beautiful shallow, and it was a pleasure just swimming around with only a single tank and no deco bottles to deal with. Overall it was a terrific day out.</td></table>

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