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Old 06-28-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default 6/27/2010 Pt Lobos by Kenn Hwang

6/27/2010 Pt Lobos by Kenn Hwang -- [View in Reports Page]

Bottom Team:Kenn Hwang, Ted Pimentel
Visibility:10' - 15'Time:11:00 AM
Temp:47F - 53FSurge:2'
Max Depth:93FSWAvg Depth:38FSW
Bottom Time:2:21Total Time: 
Bottom Gases:EAN32Deco Gases:
Backgas Config:Double LP80Deco Tanks:
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Divers in the Mist

Sunday was a Lobos day with Ted. Lots of visitors were in the park, and not too many divers--pretty much the regular crowd.

We spent a few minutes admiring the Lees' new, completely decked out, customized, loaded, and not-at-all-creepy dive van:

http://imgur.com/IuGFk.jpg
http://imgur.com/qwkvA.jpg

There was thick fog blanketing Carmel and Lobos as we rolled into town. But it seemed to disappear by the time we were ready to dive:

http://imgur.com/RdG04.png

Well, it seems like the haze had just fallen from the sky into the water; after a short, sunny surface kick, we descended back into a milky white fog, and pretty much got ourselves immediately lost. So much for making it out to the 3 Sisters. Still, we took a bearing and started kicking, and after 20 minutes or so found ourselves at Sea Mount. Wow. So we headed to Beto's Reef instead, and ran into a scooter team on their way back in. It's pretty awesome swimming out there by yourselves, and suddenly seeing a gaggle of bright headlights coming at you!

After a short stint on the deep end, we made our way back to Middle Reef and Coal Chute Cove, where we spent the next two hours checking out various dead jelly parts (so that's what's been feeding the huge schools of blue rockfish) and almost falling onto the largest lingcod I've seen at Lobos. It was so big it just sat there ignoring us for the entire 5 minutes we circled it.

Just goes to show, you don't need great viz to have a great dive!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJfU1x_t9_Q

It was good to see Beto back in the water! He and Susan arrived after we started our dive, and emerged as we were finishing our clean-up.
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