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5/9/2004 Pt Lobos by Alberto Nava -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Susan Bird, John Heimann, Alberto Nava
Visibility: 20' - 50' Time:12:00 AM
Temp:   Surge:  
Scooter: Gavin Long Burn Time:  
Max Depth:   Avg Depth: 117FSW
Bottom Time:   Total Time: 1:52
Bottom Gases: 30/30Deco Gases:EAN50
Backgas Config: Deco Tanks:
Deco Profile:
Due to having a strange gas mix Sue, John and myself decided to do a different dive. We dove
Thumbs Up pinnacle using our scooters. This pinnacle is on the north-east corner of the
park, 2400ft from the boat ramp. We've never dove it but had heard Chuck T talk about
it many times.

Due to a very big tide, visibility was pretty good compared to previous dives this month. We had at least 40-50ft of vis. On the way there we saw several big lincods, one monster cabezon and
a couple of decent sized tree fish.

Once we got to Thumbs Up we circled the pinnacle looking at the terrain and marine life. We saw a huge male wolf eel, and then a 6ft shovelnose guiterfish. This is the biggest I've seen so far. We were able to approach it within 1 ft and stay there for a couple of minutes, then it took off at 5 knots... way faster than our scooters ;-), sorry no images :-(

Inside the cove there were big clouds of krill and several pipe-fish eating them... way cool!!!