LaBufadora july 29-30 photos/report

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Posted by scottfiji on August 02, 2006 at 10:34:02:

7 of us had a great weekend at La Bufadora (near Ensenada, Mexico). Really nice vis, lots of life.

Shore Dive: "The Arch"

black-n-yellow Rockfish

Octopus, goby

Senorita, Sunflower star

Baitfish (most likely Anchovies) being chased by Yellowtail

Gopher Rockfish

Sunflower star trying to eat 2 Hopkin's Roses

First Boat Dive: Submerged Pinnacles


2 Blue-ringed Top Snails

Baitfish blocking the sun

Cadlina luteomarginata Nudibranch

Two sets of nudibranch eggs

Slower-moving baitfish, Jack Mackeral

Rockfish and some kelp

Archidoris odhneri nudibranch, laying eggs

Sean. My Strobe set off sean's strobe

THe Jack Mackerel continued to pass us

Sean took this photo, this fish thought he was a dog, it kept trying to nuzzle sean.

My strobe didn't work on the 2nd boat dive, Candlesticks. I managed a photo of this nudibranch. The dive was nice though!

Atagema alba nudibranch

2nd Day, 1st dive: Eagle Reef. Vis was over 60ft below 100ft depth.


Finger sponge and brittle stars

Sea Fan and brittle stars

Canary Rockfish

7-armed Bat Star

THe last dive was at little white rock. The site was surgy in the shallows, but full of life.

7 Nudibranchs eating a sponge

Monterey's Dorid

Gopher Rockfish

Sean, Penny, myself, Kalani, Billy

Some surf near the shore

This is how "the arch" is dove from shore.

suds formed from the waves crashing

La Bufadora at sunset. Note how the ocean and clouds merge together, I've never seen that before.


Almost dark

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