San Miguel Pinnacles

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Posted by Chris on September 25, 2000 at 23:20:27:

I came back Saturday night from a great two day dive trip on the Peace ( with the Sea Divers (
The ocean was like a lake for most of the trip.
Our first dive was at Boomerang Bank. No noticeable current, fair vis, big scallops.
We then moved to Richardson Rock. Again no noticeable current, a little better vis, and more big scallops.
Then on to Wilson Rock ... same great conditions.
From there we went to a spot between castle rock and Point Bennet. Here the water was so thick with krill the vis was only about 25 ft. If not for the krill it would have been much greater. There were very nice large vermilion rock fish. I also found a almost new UK SL4 flashlight with a broken wrist strap.
We did two more dives that day, and I decided to sit out the last dive. Bob Davis shot two nice halibut on that dive. I am still regretting sitting out that one.
We then had a great pork chop dinner on the peace with abundant wine.
On Saturday we started the day a Sky Scraper, a pinnacle near wilson rock. The viz opened up to about 80 ft. below the thermocline at 90 ft. Many more large scallops here.
From there we move to Egg rock, a beautiful spot between San Miguel and Sant Rosa. About 60ft vis here, a slight current, and many large scallops.
From there we went to Little Wilson, where I shot a 4 1/2 lb. Calico, and found another flashlight. This time a 3 C cell Pelican with a broken wrist strap. This one looked like it had been there for about a month. But it still worked!
It was a great trip.
Above water pictures from the trip can be found at

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