confessions of a colored buoy addict

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Posted by bubbapug on February 06, 2006 at 01:31:31:

It's not all about the bugs...there is the N2 buzz, the strange quietism which enrobes one in the gray flatness of the starkly littered open bottom strewn randomly with darkly ominous colored bull kelp hovering just inches off the sand.

Yes, there are the bugs, with that Oh Sh_t look as they all try to back into the brazilian dental floss bottom sized wisp of cover as you approach, their antenna flattened straight back to sense the impending flattenting smash grab.

And than the silt, the loss of vision in the area of intrigue, like the gossip after a cop car brings you from the front door in cuffs, only visual and cutting you off from your query, which uses the cloud as a veil to crawl away to the next dental floss strip of seaweed.

The silence and light of the place reminds me of a quiet snow storm at night on some remote michigan beach, and on a good day, the clarity, the emptiness can really take you with it, and did I say the N2 buzz?

How many bugs are in the zone? How may radials hold a cluster? How may of us would like to strap on double 120's with a dive tracker on the chain and spend the time to really understand the openenss, extent, and possibilities of the area?

It's one things to just jump in and grab, and thats a good thng too if you are night dive challenged or tired. But how many areas are JUST like this in Catalina?

Anyone care to guess?

And why is this one spot so productive with good sized bugs?

Anyone care to explain?

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