Great dives at Scripps Canyon (photos, report, video)

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Posted by scottfiji on May 22, 2006 at 16:14:37:

Sean Dyer and I did 3 great dives in La Jolla this weekend. We started with a night dive sat. night at the shores, where we had 20ft+ vis, and saw lots of marine life. 3 large horn sharks, a large halibut, squid, many nudis, octos, and many fringehead made this a nice dive.

I also made a nice video from the dive, check it out! http://www.scubapost.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1935 (clickable link below)

Polycera atra

Sarcastic fringehead. We were able to watch 2 fringeheads feeding on small animals for a while.


Snail crawling on the back of a large Halibut

The next day we did 2 dives at scripps canyon, where there is a wall that drops from 80ft straight down to 250ft. what an incredible dive! 40ft vis made it nice. Lots of rockfish, 14 nudie species, swell shark, wolf eel, and a giant salp made the dives nice.

Sean took this photo of me, videotaping the Giant Salp.

Macfarland's chromodorid

Sean and simon, at scripps Canyon

giant salp

Doriopsilla spaldingi

Vermillion rockfish

Snubnose sculpin

Monterey dorid

Simon and sean, swimming under me while we cross canyons at scripps

more photos (paste link into browser)

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