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Old 01-16-2011, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default 1/16/2011 Lunaticos Annex aboard Escapade by Ben Villao

1/16/2011 Lunaticos Annex aboard Escapade by Ben Villao -- [View in Reports Page]

Bottom Team:Ted Pimentel, Ben Villao, Robert Lee
Visibility:70' - 80'Time:10:08 AM
Temp:50FSurge: 
Max Depth:150FSWAvg Depth: 
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Bottom Gases:21/35Deco Gases:EAN50
Backgas Config:Double HP100Deco Tanks:AL40
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First boat dive after Tech 1...

Very foggy on the drive down and getting a Tech dive in was questionable due to the fog. We cast off anyway and motored down the coast... We were expecting to do a normal rec dive since the fog would have prevented a live boat but we were pleasantly surprised when it cleared up and Jim brought us to Lunaticos.

The site is a series of pinnacles... topping out at 100/90 with the sand around 200. We dropped in with a bit of a kick to the ball.... caught our breaths and then hit it. shot line was exactly where Capt Jim said it would be in between the 2 large peaks. After dropping for 4 mins we followed to the West wall and kicked down to 150. The vis was amazing. You could see this huge canyon and both peaks and another peak toward the end. Details were clear even though some of the structure was around 200 ft deep... the stunning geography of it all was awesome to behold. Rob showed us some boot sponges and also found a deep swim thru that might be worth revisiting next time around. I was very happy kicking thru the canyon and hanging there admiring how huge these pinacles were.

It was great to be able to finally go and do the dives we have dreamed of doing... Tech 1 class definitely paid off with some awesome dives with a solid team.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:41 AM   #2
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Great Report Ben. Glad you are enjoying your diving.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:54 AM   #3
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Hello Ben,

Great to see you and Ted going out and putting the skills into action, and having some great dives.

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Thanks Dionna and Beto. Thanks for all the mentoring and guidance. Hopefully we'll be a regular team on the Tech boats at least once a month
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