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8/27/2005 Pt Lobos by Alberto Nava -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Anibal Mata-Sol, Alberto Nava
Visibility: 20' - 50' Time:11:00 AM
Temp:   Surge:  
Max Depth: 77FSW Avg Depth:  
Bottom Time:   Total Time: 1:17
Bottom Gases: EAN32Deco Gases:
Backgas Config: Double AL80Deco Tanks:
Deco Profile:
 
Visibility at Lobos Point Lobos has been really good in the last couple of weeks. For that reason Anibal and myself went down to Point Lobos for some simple diving with our scooters.

Each one of us had a stage with 32% and 32% on our doubles. Anibal had 80LP and I had a "spare" set of AL80 doubles that I want to test. I put a big 11lbs V weight on those thing to make them neutral. This are supposed to be the DIR ocean tanks so wanted to try them ....

We scooters to middle reef, then granite point and finally to the kelp forest on the East side of Granite Point. This is a great area with a very dense Kelp canopy with makes the area dark. There are a lot of invertebrates under the kelp including some of the best hydrocoral in the reserve.

Visibility was 50-60ft at the best and not less than 30ft under the dark kelp.

We saw a really big Cabezon on the north coner of granite point. I think it leaves in there.

We turned around based on time after 30min. The area we turned around had some great terrain with a 40ft tall wall full of sponges and hydrocorals. Next time we need to go there with some cameras...

Anibal said this was his 3rd best dive in this area and the best thing is we didn't need any He and it was a non deco dive :-).

Once we run out of He this is going to be a very popular dive ;-).