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3/22/2003 Monastery North by Nick Radov -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Peter Gelbman, Alex Berthet, Nick Radov
Visibility: 20' - 35' Time:4:00 PM
Temp: 47F - 48F Surge: 1'
Max Depth: 103FSW Avg Depth: 70FSW
Bottom Time: 0:47 Total Time: 0:58
Bottom Gases: EAN32,30/30Deco Gases:
Backgas Config: Single,Double LP80,LP95Deco Tanks:
Deco Profile:
minimum
 
I had to sit out the first dive due to equipment problems. The other Carmel sites were blown out with heavy chop and large swells so we decided to return to the same site for the second dive. There was very little surface kelp today so we had an easy swim out to near the wash rock. Dropped down where it's about 30ft deep, did a quick round of gas sharing drills, and then followed the edge of the down to around 90ft. We proceeded along the contour at that depth for a while, then moved up shallower after turning the dive. Surge was very light below 70ft but somewhat worse in the shallower areas. For marine life we noticed an abundance of Cadlina luteomarginata. Also saw the usual rock fish and a single painted greenling. At one point a harbor seal flashed by, and then we saw it again later at the surface. Overall a nice dive, but water temperate was as low as I have seen it in a while. I was actually glad to be using a single tank today as it gave me a good excuse to call the dive after I got cold. :-)