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7/24/2010 Pt Lobos aboard Escapade by Alberto Nava -- [View this report only]
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Bottom Team: Susan Bird, Alberto Nava
Visibility: 30' - 40' Time:10:30 AM
Temp: 50F - 50F Surge: 3'
Max Depth: 120FSW Avg Depth:  
Bottom Time: 0:50 Total Time: 0:55
Bottom Gases: 21/35Deco Gases:35/25
Backgas Config: Deco Tanks:AL80
Deco Profile:
 
We had an optional boat dive added to the Point Lobos BAUE event on Saturday. The plan was for two dives from the boat on some of the sites that are not as easy to get by scooter or swimming. Dive one was at 9:30 and dive two at 1:00pm. We dove The Neddle and Great Pinnacle.

The dive at The Neddle was great. I had forgotten how nice this site is as I have not dove it for several years. There is a sharp wall going from 45ft all the way to 85 ft and the a second slop that goes to 100ft and as you swim east get to about 120-130ft.

Susan and I dropped down to the the base on the south side and looked around for gorgonias, and I was trying to locate a nice canyon that I use to scooter by when coming from E3. I could not find it so either it's deeper or maybe I was narc ;-). We found a couple of nice lingcods and a bright red shrimp on one of the gorgonias. After about 20min of fun we headed up to the south wall.

The walls is all cover with invertebrates, and most times there is a school of rock-fish that hang around the wall. Seeing the divers swim through with their light with all the fish moving away is amazing view. We also located the eye of the needle which is a 6x2 ft crack at 80ft on the wall. After another 20min (using 325) at 70-60t we move to the top of wall at 50t.

Here Susan found a nice cabezon, tons of cowries and some health hydrocorals.

After about 50min of fun we headed up the up-line and back to the boat.

ahhh yes my suit totally flooded so I had to skip the second dive :-(

I went home, got my backup-suit and went out with Joakim for a scooter spin around granite point wall.

Great day out with all BAUE members and friends.