10-03-2010, 11:33 AM
, Tech1, Tech2, Instructor
Join Date: Jun 2008
10/2/2010 Pinnacle Point Wall aboard Escapade by Alberto Nava
10/2/2010 Pinnacle Point Wall aboard Escapade
by Alberto Nava -- [View in Reports Page]
|Bottom Team:||Susan Bird|
|Visibility:||10' - 20'||Time:||1:30 PM|
|Max Depth:||195FSW||Avg Depth:|| |
|Bottom Time:||0:40||Total Time:||1:30|
|Bottom Gases:||18/45||Deco Gases:|| |
|Backgas Config:|| ||Deco Tanks:|| |
|Yesterday we went out for the Oct 2th BAUE tech charter. We wake up and the fog was better that it has been the last week. We could see Monterey from Seaside (we could not most of the week). We motored out towards Carmel and found the fog increasing as we traveled south :-(.|
We decided to invert our diving, by doing the rec dive first, and then the tech dive. We were hoping the fog will be better in the afternoon. We dove the Needle for the first dive, and I always like to go back and forth on the south wall while looking at the invertebrates on the wall. The highlight on the rec dive was a baby tree fish, and also a nice Cabezon on the wall.
The fog lifted a little bit more in the afternoon so we headed from Pinnacle Point Wall. The vis was 10-15ft and by the time we got to deep water it was quite dark, and miso soup style. However, there were tons of fish to see, including nice vermilion and a lot of lincods. The wall was covered with tons of gorgonias and some really nice yellow sponges. We located several yellow-eye rock fish, and several nice decorates crabs. We spent a good portion on the dive circling the top pinnacle and admiring the corynactus and the elephant ear sponges on the wall. Really nice terrain to loo at.
After 40min of fun we deployed the SMB and drifted our deco. There were tons of sea needles, some of them very large, which make it for an interested deco, taking sea needle from each other.