Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dive report - La Jolla Cove 6/18/11

Spencer in the kelp forest.
Spencer in the kelp forest." alt="Spencer in the kelp forest.

Date: 6/18/11
Location: La Jolla Cove
Time in: 7:03 am
Time under: 76 min
Max depth: 31 ft
Ave temp: 63 F
Vis: 10-15 ft, hazy, but blue
Waves: 1 ft, easy
Buddies: Mike H., Steve L., Spencer T. with surface support from Laura C.

More Photos: http://www.underpressurephoto.com/Dive-Reports/20110618-Scuba-La-Jolla-Cove/

Highlights: My second dive at La Jolla Cove, hard to believe. The water color was still a nice blue. One small GSB.

Spencer in the kelp forest.
Spencer in the kelp forest.

We decided to forgo our normal LJS dive and do an early dive at the Cove, looking for sevengill sharks. Unfortunately, we were skunked. I saw one giant sea bass swim quickly in between us (no one else saw it) and later on a school of what I think were white sea bass. Visibility was not as great as earlier in the week, but the water still had a nice blue tint to it.

Giant Sea Bass (aka Black Sea Bass) (Stereolepis gigas) in the murky water with a diver in the background.
Giant Sea Bass (aka Black Sea Bass) (Stereolepis gigas) in the murky water with a diver in the background.

Steve and Mike in the kelp.
Steve and Mike in the kelp.