Posted by Max Bottomtime on September 03, 2006 at 14:39:33:|
Date: September 3, 2006
Dive Location: Marineland
Buddy(ies): Merry and Ice, temporarily
Bottom Time: One hour
Max Depth: 69'
Wave height: Growing
Temp at depth: 56F
Comments: Someone was trying to tell us something today. Merry and I met ICE, I.C. Elguezabal in the parking lot. He was joining us for a slow, methodical photography dive. Naturally, his housing flooded on the entry. He ditched the camera in the rocks and rejoined us. After the long swim to the Point we began our descent. I couldn't clear my left ear at all. Merry then had fin and ear troubles. Hayward had come out to meet us after a rough entry from the Point. I suggested ICE and Hayward team up while Merry and I made the 1/4 mile surface swim back. After a few minutes we decided to try again and made it to the reef without much trouble.
The conditions were poor compared to yesterday. I shot a few pictures as we made our way back to the cove. I got some shots of the Newbern wreck's anchor and chain for Jeff Shaw and Patrick Smith, but the dive itself will be put into the Ehhh folder. Things will be better tomorrow, I'm sure of it.