Joakim and I went for a dive yesterday hoping to get some good conditions before the forecast swell arrives. We jumped in the water to find very blue and clear water near the boat ramp.
Our objective was to have a nice relax dive and look for the wolf eel at Beto's Reef. We scootered th Hole-in-the-wall, sea mount and finally Beto's reef.
There were several very large lingcods and several large packs of their eegs, plus the usual nudibranches at the bottom. We saw a very large tritona festiva climbing on a gorgonia. There was a large school of rock-fish on top of the reef.
Torwads the end of the dive we locate the Wolf Eel near the top of the reef. Somebody said that the Wold Eel is called Beto and that's why the reef is called Beto's reef. Probably right...
After about 45min bottom time we switch to our deco bottle and spend another 40min going around some of the shallow structures on the west side of Whalers cove. Visibility was so great that we looped several of the reefs and looked for anchor points for the May mapping project.
We looked for the resident sail-fin Sculpin but it was not at it useful location :-(.
On the way back to the ramp we found a nice swells shark, and we spend good 5-8 minutes looking at it.