Posted by Max Bottomtime on July 23, 2006 at 17:49:06:|
Date: July 23, 2006
Dive Location: Marineland
Buddy(ies): Divebum Don and Drysuit Greg
Bottom Time: 1:01
Max Depth: 55'
Wave height: 0-1'
Temp at depth: 55F
Comments: I lost a fin upon entry and my drysuit flooded, but it was a great dive. We entered at the Point to find flat seas and good vis. As I was sitting on a rock and cleaning my mask I dropped on of my Jetfins and helplessly watched it sink into the low surf. Despite the 15' vis, I was unable to locate the fin again. I decided to practice my dolphin kick and not pass up good conditions. I found the usual critters, but since today was also the fish count day I concentrated on the unusual number of fish on the reef today. I saw various Rockfish, Lingcod, Sheephead, Blacksmith and an assortment of Gobies. One of the things I didn't see, which is one of the things I like about Marineland is a Garibaldi.
I ordered a new drysuit after diving today. If nobody finds my fin, I'll have to make another trip to the shop.
Not sure which rockfish this guy is. I don't think the Blue rockfish has any yellow on its head.
Another one I can't identify.
This one, I know. Male Sheephead.
Sea Lemon and Spanish Shawl nudis.
Monterey dorid with fresh eggs.
Light bulb tunicates