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8/6/2007 Lobos Rocks aboard Escapade by Alberto Nava -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Alberto Nava, Susan Bird
Visibility: 40' Time:9:00 AM
Temp: 51F Surge: 6'
Max Depth: 100FSW Avg Depth:  
Bottom Time:   Total Time: 1:10
Bottom Gases: 30/30Deco Gases:O2
Backgas Config: Deco Tanks:
Deco Profile:
Saturday diving with BAUE team onboard on the Escapade with Jim Capwell and his crew. Weather was better than previous weekends so we decided to
dive north of Point Sur. We started by diving Lobos Rocks. This is always a great dive and we have several divers working on photos and videos of the area. Unfortunatly the Sea Lions didn't wanted to play with us. Maybe they knew about the landlord recent visits. Visibility was about 40ft with 4-6ft swells pounding on the rocks. It's always fun to hang watching the waves break on the wall :-).

For the second dive we headed up for Flinstone. We haven't dove it this year so it was time to jump on this incredible pinnacle. There were a lot of moon jellies in the water. Visibility was 40-50 but with a lot of particules in suspension. We dove the main wall that cross the pinnacle south-north.

I took my video camera out for a test ride after some repair so here and some videos of the dives:

Clip of Lobos Rocks

Clip of Flintstones

Good thing is the macro-blocking at the begging of the tape is fixed, bad thing is my monitor and one of my handles are out of batteries, and my E/O connector is not working all the time :-0

Photos from Clinton and Robert are in this album

5/12/2007 Lobos Rocks aboard Escapade by Dionna House -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Harry Babicka, Susan Bird, Mark Lloyd
Visibility: 40' - 50' Time:9:00 AM
Temp: 48F - 50F Surge: 1'
Max Depth: 90FSW Avg Depth: 60FSW
Bottom Time:   Total Time: 1:04
Bottom Gases: EAN32Deco Gases:EAN50
Backgas Config: Double LP80Deco Tanks:AL40
Deco Profile:

We had an early morning departure for a wild adventurous boat ride down south to Lobos Rocks. Anchor was dropped and after a quick GUE EDGE, Mark Lloyd, Susan Bird, Harry Babicka and I took the plunge. We started out going North East, crossed over a sand channel and came to a beautiful wall covered with life. Max depth was 90feet. We stayed there for about 15 minutes hoping to find a GPO, than came up to 80feet for about 20minutes. Visibility was in the 60ft range, almost tropical like, except someone turn up the heat. Only saw one sea lion that buzzed past us. The plan was to breathe down the stage and switch to back gas. When we hit the 50ft stop we did a gas switch to our 50% bottles. It is good to practice some of this stuff without having a real decompression. While taking advantage of the 50% bottle we were on our way back to the boat. We came upon an area covered with anemones and various giant spined stars. As we looked up to enjoy the top of the reef, we did see small amounts of white water with the sun shining down the water column. It was very much like “Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel”. We headed South West back to the boat and surfaced. While kicking back to the boat, the other divers on board were observing a whale. It was a Minke Whale. Susan was able to see it underwater. We motored to calmer waters and anchored at “The Needle” for some laughs, stories, sandwiches and clam chowder

The second dive was at “The Needle”. We circled the needle at 80ft for 10minutes then up to 70ft for 10minutes. As we were circling the pinnacle, we did see a large crab bite into something and slowly let go to fall upside down into the deep blue. We watched as the crab hit the bottom and quickly turn itself back on his claws again. Great agility!!! It was lots of FUN to be able to play around underwater with other BAUE divers. We went up to 60ft than 50ft has we approached the anchor line we saw other divers hanging out. Some did their hang a little further away from the anchor line while others were close by. Everyone came up with smiles. Visibility was about 50ft. Total run time was 55minutesSpecial Thanks to the Escapade crew for making the day great.

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