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4/24/2005 Noonday Rock aboard Rapture by John Heimann -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: John Heimann, Chuck Tribolet
Visibility: 10' - 50' Time:10:30 AM
Temp: 47F - 47F Surge: 4'
Max Depth: 95FSW Avg Depth: 90FSW
Bottom Time: 0:35 Total Time: 0:42
Bottom Gases: EAN32Deco Gases:
Backgas Config: Double LP80Deco Tanks:
Deco Profile:
 
Kawika, Chuck, Clinton and I took advantage of the flat seas today and headed out to the Farralons in Kawika's and Chuck's boats. Noonday is a gorgeous pinnacle with spectacularly vertical walls dropping from approx 70' to 150+. Vis was low at the surface but became clear and blue below 40'. Perhaps because it's so far offshore and not subject to predation by otters, there was an abundance of shellfish (large scallops, barnacles...) at the site. There were also huge schools of rockfish, though they were more skittish than those we find in Monterey. The Farralons are a beautiful place when the ocean is calm, and just being out that far in small boats is an interesting experience.