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4/15/2006 Pt Lobos by Dionna House -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Suzanne L (Suz) Baird, Dionna House
Visibility: 30' - 50' Time:10:30 AM
Temp: 52F - 55F Surge: 2'
Max Depth: 77FSW Avg Depth: 50FSW
Bottom Time:   Total Time:  
Bottom Gases: EAN32Deco Gases:
Backgas Config: Double HP100Deco Tanks:
Deco Profile:
Suzanne and I arrived at Pt Lobos to see flat seas,several newly harbor seal pups, and a good group of BAUE members. After deciding on a dive plan we suited up and got in. We swam out the sand channel to a pretty good guestimate on the end of the middle reef. We located the Beto's infamous navigational rocks with sponge on them. After doing a primary and secondary tie off, we went due North to locate the whale bones. Sure enough after about 120ft, A big whale bone appeared. This was enough to satisfy my adventure, we reeled back and cleaned up the line. We then took a compass heading of 60 degrees to head out to Granite Point Wall to count Nudi's. Lots of Archidoris Montereyensis, Anisodoris nobilis, Diaulula sandiegensis. Like always, that area is just beautiful topography. On the way back coming through the middle reef we were visited by 2 sheepheads, one big male and the other female. Great dive!!

During the surface interval, we had snacks with Mark Lloyd, Anibal, Clinton and John. Of course with this company lots of laughs and enjoyment. Everyone commented on how great it is to be a Pt Lobos. Some of us went up the hill to see the baby harbor seals. Looked like some were swimming for the first time gaining a big appetite to rest and be fed by their mommies.

Second dive was filled with practice and experimenting with a SS bp and different V-weight placement. The good part is I did see a cabezon, and tour other parts of lobos I have not seen. The not so fun is I did alot of flailing and have a some sore back muscles. Next time, the v-weight will be placed lower on the tanks.... All in All a fun day.