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10/28/2007 Pinnacle Point Wall aboard Escapade by Alberto Nava -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Susan Bird, Alberto Nava
Visibility: 20' - 60' Time:9:30 AM
Temp: 48F - 50F Surge: 3'
Max Depth: 160FSW Avg Depth:  
Bottom Time: 0:40 Total Time: 1:30
Bottom Gases: 21/35Deco Gases:50/25,O2
Backgas Config: Deco Tanks:
Deco Profile:
 
Yesterday we were diving on board the Escapade. Plan A was to go to Kawika's Garden in the Bay but due to the red-algae layer on the bay we decided to venture further out to Carmel.

We selected Pinnacle Point Wall, a 600ft long wall situated past the North-West corner of the Point Lobos Marine Reserve. We haven't dove this site for long time and the calm conditions made for a perfect day to dive this wall.

We had Clinton, Dionna and Mark in one group and Susan and myself on the other. Jim Capwell deployed his down-line at the top of the wall (120f) and the teams were deployed live.

The current was about 1knot so getting down required some effort. Susan and I landed at the top of the wall, and then second team landed on an annex pinnacle.

Visibility was very good, at least 60ft.. We could see Clinton's camera flashes and his team HID light 100 ft away.

Water was a little colder than previous weeks. We had 46-48 at the bottom and 50 during deco.

Here are some photos from Clinton, as well as surface shots of Orcas from Jim Capwell and a couple of sonar maps of the area.

A great way to finish a long weekend of diving :-)