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Posted by Max Bottomtime on August 07, 2005 at 20:16:28:

Date:August 7
Dive Location:Heisler Park, Laguna Beach
Time: 2:16
Bottom Time: 1:40
Max Depth:28'
Wave height: 1-2
Temp at depth: 63
Gas mix: Air (21%)
Comments: I made an afternoon dive with MissyP at Picnic Beach. The conditions were better than I expected. We found a patch of red tide but forthe most part the vis was 15 feet. While on the surface swim out a Black Sea Nettle floated between us. Once on the reef we were treated to the most octopus I've seen on a single dive. They seemed to be in every hole. There were a few lobsters returning to the shallows and a few nudibranchs including a long Spanish Shawl, a Facelina stearnsi, several Laila cockerellis and a Prostheceraeus bellostriatus dorid. A small Sheepcrab scooted by really fast just for our entertainment. I left my camera at home, which is probably why we saw so many cool things.

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