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4/29/2007 Breakwater by Dionna House -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Dionna House, Robert Lee
Visibility: 5' - 15' Time:10:30 AM
Temp: 50F - 52F Surge: 5'
Max Depth: 64FSW Avg Depth: 48FSW
Bottom Time:   Total Time: 1:43
Bottom Gases: EAN32Deco Gases:
Backgas Config: Double HP100Deco Tanks:
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Minimum
 

After practicing on Saturday with some BAUE members, Robert Lee and I went out Sunday for a FUN dive. The goal was to get out to the Barge and look for critters along the way. It was a lot cooler top side and sea conditions look liked it calmed down from yesterday. The Cruise Ship had sailed out to higher seas. After our GUE EDGE, we trudged in to the waters at the Breakwater. Along the wall, there seemed to be lots and lots of tube anemones with Dendronitis Iris eggs attached. We did see several Dendronitis Iris nudes. We found the cinder block and I tied off and ran a spool to the line. Vis was about 10ft. While following the line, Robert and I visited his Sarcastic Fringehead friend. He had big eyes, like a bug!!! We got to the end of the line and saw two Hermissenda Crassicornis. Robert tied off his reel and we kicked out to the Barge. We took turns with the reel. While on the Barge, we saw Four Triopha Catalinae, three of them were on top of eachother and the fourth one off to the side. Survival of the Fittest in action. There were some Rockfish, but, not the schools that like to hang vertical in the water column. There was a slight current pushing us south west. It was noticeable when we stopped kicking. We hung out for awhile and looked into cracks and crevices. Saw the usual suspects. It was time to head back. On our way back on the line we saw three divers kicking out with stages and split fins. After we passed them, visibility went from 10ft to 3-5ft. We had the line and compass as our guide. We arrived at the spool that took us back to the cinder block. Once on the wall, I saw a Chestnut Cowry. We usually see them in Carmel. Also saw a pretty good size Octopus that didnít want to come out of his den. Next time I wonít shine my light on him to much. We cruised back on the wall at 30-40ft looking for critters. I invested in a VEST for warm and wanted to do a weight check. Felt good to be WARM again. Max depth was 64 feet. Average depth was 48ft. Total dive time was 103minutes. Thanks for the dive Robert.