Posted by Clinton Bauder on May 31, 2000 at 23:16:38:
In Reply to: Viz posted by Cormerant on May 30, 2000 at 19:54:11:
I've gotten to the point where vis isn't really a big issue. I dive most weekends in Monterey whatever the conditions. If the vis sucks I look at nudibranchs. If it's great I go for wide angle shots. For me the only reason to pay attention to the conditions is to make sure it's safe. If it's safe to dive I get wet. Heck - sometimes it's the days with weird conditions when you see the most interesting things. I did a dive a couple days after a huge storm in Monterey this winter. Conditions weren't great but I saw a Gunnel (actually two of them) which I haven't seen before or since and isn't in any of the ID books. It vaguely resembles a not-described-by-science-yet critter mentioned in the Petersen book but wasn't quite a match. I though this was pretty cool. Had I waited for "good" diving conditions I might never have seen it.
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