Lost fin at Marineland, but found a lot of fish

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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
Time: 8:11
Bottom Time: 1:01
Max Depth: 55'
Vis: 15'
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.

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