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Old 09-15-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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Default 9/13/2008 Local's Ledge aboard Escapade by Dionna House

9/13/2008 Local's Ledge aboard Escapade by Dionna House -- [View in Reports Page]

Bottom Team:Clinton Bauder, Dionna House
Support Team:Melissa Litwicki
Visibility:30' - 50'Time:12:00 AM
Temp:52F - 55FSurge: 
Max Depth:70FSWAvg Depth:50FSW
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Bottom Gases:EAN32Deco Gases:
Backgas Config:Double LP80Deco Tanks:
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It was definitely a weekend for diving... The BAUE scheduled recreational boat traveled to Locals Ledge for the first dive. Before arriving at the site we got a little side tracted watching breaching whales out in the outer bay. We arrived at the site and geared up. I had a little ear trouble going down, but, it eventually cleared up. Melissa had some issues with her depth gauge. Reading error... I guess it pays to wear a back up. Clinton and I kepted her in good depths. We meandered around as Clinton took pictures of the critters. Apparently spotted that wolf eel. Darn!! I didn't know that was what he was taking pictures of... I was just very happy to be underwater.

Our second dive was at one of the Outer Pinnacles. There was a little surface current while kicking to the anchor. We started our descent and was followed by Chad that asked to join us... Sure come along.. It was Clinton, Melissa, myself and Chad. Vis was not as good on this dive, there was some surge to play with too. Once again we meandered around looking at cool hydrocoral and critters. Ben Villao signed to me to do the chicken dance... Okay... I turned into the dead bug and did the dance... Are you happy Ben?? ;-). Staying at a depth of 60-70ft. Temperatures were around 52-55. Nice and warm... But, not for poor Chad... I was very lucky to be his buddy on his last wetsuit dive in cold water.
We got to the anchor line... there was some current.. so this kept Chad busy kicking and warm on our ascent.

After eating sandwiches and watermelon, we were entertained by Whales, sealion, and sea birds.

Good day of Flukes!!
and feasting on Oysters!!

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Old 09-15-2008, 04:49 PM   #2
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I'll just add onto Dionna's report...

We left the dock early morning with a forecast of flat water and a promise of good diving




As we cruised the bay we stopped for a bit of whale watching...



after hanging around a little Mr Whale gave us hint and we decided to go dive...



The water was still with just a touch of swell to remind us that we were at sea


Here's some more shots to share the day with everyone




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After the diving we had some nice Nat'l Geographic moments watching the sealions, birds and whales feed



It was a great day out on the bay.... The sightseeing was definitely a treat
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great surface photos Ben... ummmm.... did someone leave their cheese nips in my dive bag?? .. LOL.... Mango liked them.

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