Re: San Pedro Breakwall


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Posted by Melvin Pasley on February 15, 2004 at 09:00:29:

In Reply to: San Pedro Breakwall posted by seahunt on February 14, 2004 at 19:10:12:

Acutally there are three sea walls.http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/images/llports.gif

San Pedro, between Cabrillo and Angles Gate. Center break wall between Angles Gate and Queens Gate and the Long Beach Break Wall between Queens Gate and Seal Beach. For conditions along the sea wall check http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/llports/llpicsgif.html

I have dove these sites a few times and find the outside to be the better diving. Inside the break wall the water is rather murky during the dredging operations and the polution, well we won't even talk about that. Out side the breakwall the water clears up nicely.

Along the San Pedro and Center breakwall I have found lots of kelp. My last dive on the Long Beach breakwall turned up no kelp. That dive was the first day of a Santa Ana wind and we dropped anchor and dropped down in 60 FSW of green can't see 4 feet water. At 30 feet from the sea wall, the veil was lifted and you could see 30 feet.

Lots of fish and sea stars along the wall and a good dive. Natually your fellow boaters have NO CLUE what a dive flag means. A long line commercial fisherman passes 40 from our stearn dropping hoop nets attached to a long monofiliment line as we were getting ready to get into the water, dive flag flying and all. (Bad karma went out to that boat crew). At the San Pedro break wall we surfaced to a small pleasure boat happily fishing 20 feet from our dive flag and boat. Idiots!

Long Beach to Seal Beach Map http://mapserver.maptech.com/homepage/index.cfm?lat=33.7239776937&lon=-118.166422917&scale=80000&zoom=100&type=0&height=498&width=498&icon=0&searchscope=dom&CFID=2645167&CFTOKEN=2697420&scriptfile=http://mapserver.maptech.com/homepage/index.cfm&bpid=MAP0060030900%2C1%2C1%2C0&latlontype=DMS

Queens Gate to Angles Gate Map:http://mapserver.maptech.com/homepage/index.cfm?lat=33.7239625217&lon=-118.234997248&scale=80000&zoom=50&type=0&height=498&width=498&icon=0&searchscope=dom&CFID=2645167&CFTOKEN=2697420&scriptfile=http://mapserver.maptech.com/homepage/index.cfm&bpid=MAP0060030900%2C1%2C1%2C0&latlontype=DMS

San Pedro to Angles Gate:http://mapserver.maptech.com/homepage/index.cfm?lat=33.709627768&lon=-118.269232098&scale=80000&zoom=100&type=0&height=498&width=498&icon=0&searchscope=dom&CFID=2645167&CFTOKEN=2697420&scriptfile=http://mapserver.maptech.com/homepage/index.cfm&bpid=MAP0060030900%2C1%2C1%2C0&latlontype=DMS

Happy Diving.


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