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Old 04-14-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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Default 4/13/2013 Great Pinnacle by Gary Banta

4/13/2013 Great Pinnacle by Gary Banta -- [View in Reports Page]

Bottom Team:Suzanne Baird, Andrew Yasinsky, Gary Banta
Visibility:25' - 100'Time:10:30 AM
Temp:46FSurge: 
Scooter:Gavin ShortBurn Time: 
Max Depth:95FSWAvg Depth:60FSW
Bottom Time:1:20Total Time:1:40
Bottom Gases:EAN32Deco Gases:
Backgas Config: Deco Tanks:
Deco Profile:
 
Andrew, Suzanne and I converged on Whaler's Cove hoping for better conditions that previous weeks. The wind forecast was bad. The rec boat was cancelled but the surface conditions in the morning looked much better than Friday.

We planned to get as close to GP as we could based on viz. We provided a towing service to from the ramp to HITW for Fofo and Jiri. Viz was 25 (instead of 5 -10 like it had been during the few weeks. We struck off to Great Pinnacle following the 85' contour and made it in under 10 minutes. Viz was spectacular. At 90 feet the surface was visible as was the kelp on the structure. I couldn't see bottom on the north (160') side but the bottom on the Blue Fish side with visible at great distance.

After one lap, we followed the east side of Marcos Pinnacle up the "the pass" and crossed west into Blue Fish's shallows, turned and returned home.

The water was VERY cold at 46 degrees. I think the wind has driven the upwelling and delivered clean, cold water to the open areas. WIthout long period swell the deep water vis is quite nice.

A beautiful dive.

Gary
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