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Posted by Max Bottomtime on August 06, 2005 at 23:40:43:

Date: August 6th
Dive Location: La Jolla Shores
Time: 8:52
Bottom Time: 1:06
Max Depth: 127'
Vis: 10-20'
Wave height: 0-1 in the surf zone, flat beyond it
Temp at depth: 55F
Surface Temp: 67F
Gas mix: Air (21%)
Comments: MissyP and I fought our way through the lake conditions at LJS this morning on our way out to the Cabezon Cruiser. The white buoy was nowhere in sight so we tried to wing it. We missed. We were too far North, but still had a great dive. Dendronotus iris nudibranchs were everywhere, as were California Arminas and Sheepcrabs. I found one crab with two Arminas on its shell. Fried egg jellies drifted above the wall, and a dead Black sea nettle was stuck in the sand. We later found another dead one at the Marine Room. We also found a few pipefish, octopus, sarcastic fringeheads and a batray stirring up the vis along the side of the wall. On our way out for our second dive at Vallecitos Point we discovered that the white buoy had been blocked from our view earlier by kayakers. Sad

Date: August 6th
Dive Location: La Jolla Shores
Time: 12:28
Bottom Time: 1:07
Max Depth: 73'
Vis: 8-10'
Wave height: 0-2
Temp at depth: 55F
Surface Temp: 67F
Gas mix: Air (21%)
Comments: We headed back out after an extended surface interval to visit the Sheephead family at Vallecitos Point. We found several, but the poor vis and cold water made us head toward the shallows soon. There we played with shells, living and dead. We spotted Halibuts, turbots and a guitarfish on the way in. When we were back nearshore Missy pointed out a massive red wall coming from the south. It actually had a verticle edge to it. Beachgoers even asked us what the red tide was.
After diving, we had lunch and went for a walk around La Jolla, ending up south of Casa Cove to sit on the sandstone cliffs and enjoy the view. A very nice day was had by all.

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