Posted by Max Bottomtime on May 27, 2006 at 16:05:12:|
Date: May 27, 2006
Dive Location: Dump site off Pt. Fermin
Bottom Time: 25 minutes
Max Depth: 113'
Wave height: 4'-monsterous
Temp at depth: 51F
Comments: The ocean wasn't cooperating with us today. The seas were angry, but we had a new site to check out, so Ross and I jumped in while Elaine and Merry guarded the boat. Once under water, the ocean was calm, but dirty. We found pilings, possibly light towers and a few Vermillion rockfish amidst the Corynactis anemones. With the sea being so rough and the vis so poor, we left the bottom after about 20 minutes. When we surfaced, Merry and Elaine were wearing life jackets. There were a few BIG swells while we were down.
We skipped the rest of the diving and headed to the Cabrillo boat launch for another round of nudibranch roulette. This time we found a couple dozen Triopha maculata, dozens of Melibe leonina, two Polycera atras, two Janolus barbarensis, one possible Dendronotus frondosus and some tiny shrimp-like critters.