Saturday, June 20, 2015

Dive Report - Marine Room, La Jolla 6/20/15

Date: 6/20/15
Location: Marine Room, La Jolla
Time in: 11:03 am
Time under: 38 min
Max depth: 70 ft
Min temp: 54 F
Vis: 20-30 ft
Waves: Small, 1-2 ft
Buddies:Carolita & Virginia

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Highlights: Great vis at depth, but cold!

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Cold! The thermocline was at only ~15 ft, which was fine for me in my drysuit, but was a challenge for Carolita in her wetsuit. Virginia didn't seem to mind much in her 5mm (!). We did a surface swim out to the edge of the canyon, navigating the chop and northerly current and dropped down into ~25 ft of water. From the canyon wall, we headed north to see the part we missed last weekend. Below the thermocline, the vis opened to 20-30 feet and we could clearly see the outline of the small canyon wall and the slope down into the abyss. We didn't see too much in the canyon - a brown crab, sarcastic fringehead and an octopus were the notable creatures. We then turned up slope and headed back to shore for the long swim.

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More fun GoPro photos this week. I get my housing back on Tuesday, so I'm really looking forward to getting back underwater with the DSLR!

Scott

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