Posted by Elaine on May 16, 2003 at 16:39:45:
In Reply to: conditions at casino pt. posted by lb spearo on May 15, 2003 at 17:12:13:
At Casino Point there is an air station that can rent almost anything you need, and, there are lockers if you need safe storage.
In the park you will see all of the usual CA critters and sometimes some unusual things as well. Some sights to see include a monument to Jaques Couseteau, a fairly intact sailboat, the remains of a swim platform/artificial reef, and what is left of The Sujac. Casino Point is a "do not disturb" and no hunting zone. Fish feeding does seem to be popular. The park has great stairs for entry/exit, and a maximum depth of about 90 feet. The park generally has good visibility, 20ft is about the worst I've ever seen, and usually it is closer to at least 50ft. Occasionally a current will run but most of the time it is pretty tame diving. All kinds of terrain can be found there, sandy bottom, kelp forest, rocky reef, etc.
I don't know where there are good local hunting areas so I can't help you there. Why not try a good disposable underwater camera? Last year about this time I had a great encounter with a giant black sea bass, unfortunately it was the one and only time that I didn't dive with a camera. How do fish always know?
Enjoy the diving.
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