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Posted by Max Bottomtime on November 20, 2005 at 15:47:15:

Date: November 20, 2005
Dive Location: Pipe Farm
Time: 9:46
Bottom Time: :28
Max Depth: 144'
Vis: 10-15'...maybe
Wave height: Flat!
Temp at depth: 56F
Comments: After the poor vis along the Palos Verdes coast yesterday I was really looking forward to the reported blue water offshore today. We went out six or seven miles to find even more greenish-brown water. I was hoping it was just dirty surface water. We hit a thermocline on the way down and the vis cleared up, but it was so dark that we had night dive conditions. Ross should have taken his light, and his drysuit as well. :)
The anchor rested in the sand fifteen feet from the center pipe, but all we could see was a dark outline. Not a good omen, considering the pipes are covered with large white metridiums. The buttons stuck on camera housing, so I'm sharing Ross' images today. I hope to get back there in better conditions. It a beautiful little site, full of large fish and anemones.
All pictures courtesy of Ross Overstreet

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