Dive report; Redondo Beach

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on May 26, 2005 at 21:57:42:

Date: 5/26/05
Dive Location:Redondo Beach
Time: 6:25
Bottom Time: 55 minutes
Max Depth: 67'
Vis: 20-25'
Wave height: 2'
Temp at depth: 51F
Surface Temp: Much nicer
Gas mix: Air (21%)
Comments: Claudette (HBDiveGirl) wanted to get in a little more drysuit practice so we met with Jeff Shaw for a late afternoon dip. It's difficult to tell due to her perpetual smile, but I think Claudette loves diving dry!
We walked down to the Topaz Jetty in search of the pilings and Lion nudibranchs. We didn't find either, but still had a great time. Lots of small octopus, baby Horn sharks and the usual cast of characters were out and about. The top 35 feet of water was a reddish-brown pudding, but vis opened up to 20-25 feet below that. Looking up at the canyon dropoff reminded me of a red fog bank moving over the edge. We had a lot of fun playing with the critters and enjoying the good company. We even had a youg sea lion playing with us at the surface as we exited the water. Nice way to break up a long work week.

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