Posted by Max Bottomtime on May 15, 2001 at 17:47:00:
In Reply to: Re: diveless one posted by seahunt on May 15, 2001 at 14:41:51:
Seahunt wrote:"As an experienced diver, I know that there is almost no reason to
go deep around here."
There are a multitude of sites that fall below the recreational diving depths in Southern California. As far a wrecks go, anything above 120' will usually have the same marine life on it as any reef in Laguna Beach. If you venture a little deeper, you will find life that is non-existant in the shallows. At the Ace One and the Caissons, for example, there are Metridium anemones at 115'. Large Lingcod, Pacific Electric Ray and ten pound+ bugs are common at these wrecks. During my first descent at the Caissons (155') I encountered a large school of Yellowtail and one Yellowfin Tuna. And this is only 3 1/2 miles from Cabrillo Beach! Chimney sponges can be found on the deeper reefs in front of Ship Rock. There are many reefs and wrecks that are beyond my reach, but for those who venture to them safely, I say more power to you. The lure for me is to see things that most will never see.
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