Dive report; Marineland 2/8/06

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on February 11, 2006 at 17:41:27:

Date: Ferbruary 11, 2006
Dive Location: Near Headhunter Reef (Marineland Platform) and Buchanan's Reef
Buddy(ies): Jeff Shaw and Beth Overstreet
Time: 11:22
Bottom Time: 1:21 total
Max Depth: 62'
Vis: 6-8'
Wave height: 0-3'
Temp at depth: 54F
Comments: Ross-O took us out for a couple of fun dives this morning. Jeff and I haven't been able to find the platform off Marineland for months, so we thought using a boat with a nice fishfinder would make it easier. No luck. We did manage to get Beth back in the water with us, which is always fun. Since there was nothing to see other than sand, we surfaced early and headed over to Buchanan's Reef to look for nudibranchs and maybe a lobster or two. No bugs, but a few nudis. I surfaced in a ripping current and got to use my freakishly strong (as Ross says) legs to make a thirty minute plus surface swim to the boat, which had a fouled anchor. I huffed and puffed my way back, then caught my breath for a few minutes before freeing the anchor.
I had a great time, as always when diving with Ross, Beth and Jeff. Unfortunately, Ross has the cold that Jeff and I have just gotten over, so he played DM today. Thanks again Ross.

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