Dive Report; Leo Carrillo State Park

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Posted by neil on September 10, 2005 at 13:20:47:

Date: 9/3/05
Dive Location: Leo Carrillo
Time: 1045
Bottom Time: 0
Max Depth: 12'
Vis: You mean, you're supposed to SEE things?
Wave height: 1-2'
Temp at depth: 60F Suunto
Surface Temp: 62F
Gas mix: Air (21%)

Got together with my O/W instructor Tony and his Divemaster candidate Tom right by the north-most tower.

After beach entry at Leo Carrillo North and swimming out a good 75 yards or so, vis was atrocious. Couldn't see my fins while bobbing on the surface, and my buddy and I lost each other in the soupy mix during decent.

Rather than have an unpleasant dive, the three of us chose to abort the dive. When does the red tide end? :(

But it wasn't all for naught - we were closely followed by a mottled-grey seal from the kelp beds almost all the way back to shore. He'd pop his head up 15' from us, swim underneath us, and pop up 15' away again. That made the swim out and back in worthwhile.

My shore exit wasn't great -- the waves were coming in threes, and I lost count after #2 (thinking it was #3), and was nearly tossed on my back. I fought the rip and got my feet on solid ground just in time.


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