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6/16/2007 Hopkin's Deep Reef by Dionna House -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Harry Babicka, Mark Lloyd, Dionna House
Visibility: 20' - 25' Time:10:30 AM
Temp: 50F - 51F Surge: 1'
Max Depth: 80FSW Avg Depth: 55FSW
Bottom Time:   Total Time:  
Bottom Gases: EAN32Deco Gases:EAN50
Backgas Config: Double LP80Deco Tanks:AL80
Deco Profile:

The Nettles are Here !!!!!... Did two nice relaxing dives at Hopkins Deep Reef with Mark Lloyd and Harry Babicka. We have been working hard on our skills lately and really needed this kind of dive to chill out. Surface conditions were nice with no current. We each got a chance to run the reel. Visibility was about 20-25ft. On both dives we were visited by the Sea Nettle Jellies. One jelly had some small fish cleaning it. I think Kawika has a picture of this on his website. We also spotted several nudibranchs and of course lots of Metridium. The nudibranchs were two large Triopha Catalinae, a few Cadlina Luteomarginata and Doriopsilla Albopunctata. The best part of both dives was the ascents¡K. We were bombarded by the Sea Nettles from all directions¡K. It was rather comical trying to avoid them¡K. Then¡K.We gently pushed them away¡K.. Then¡K okay Get Out Of The Way!!!! LOL¡K. ƒº I heard from other divers that they were everywhere¡K. And I thought they were just attractive to Mark¡¦s underarm deodorant. :-p