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Dive Reoprt: CortesBank & Santa Barbara Island on the Peace


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Posted by Chris on November 04, 2006 at 14:30:16:

This year's Dr. Death Invitational on the Peace was on Tuesday and Wednesday October 10-11, 2006. This year we licked out with light Santana winds and sea was flat calm for the whole trip. We left Ventura at 10PM on Monday night. Our first day at Cortes Bank produced bugs on every dive, but no monsters. Most people came back to the boat with one or two on each dive. However one pair of divers found a "glory hole" in the afternoon and came back with a bag full.

On the second day we went to Santa Barbara Island because the Navy had closed San Nic. On the first dive at Santa Barbara Island a few divers went into the boilers between Webster point and Sutil Island. All who did came out with nice bugs. On our last two dives we worked the moonscapes outside the boilers. The current was ripping, but many nice bugs came up from this area. I got a 6 lb. female and the winner for the day (and biggest) was an 8 lb. male caught by Mike Smith. At the end of the day many of the divers released their largest bugs.
The trip was highly successful. Everyone had a great time and the boat took 230 bugs for 20 divers.

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Kenny & Mel
Kenny & Mel
Trish & Sweet Cheeks
Trish & Sweet Cheeks
Suzanne, Chris, Mel, & Larry
Suzanne, Chris, Mel, & Larry
lost bird at Cortes Bank
lost bird at Cortes Bank
Conan & Jerry
Conan & Jerry
Brian & Captain Eric
Brian & Captain Eric
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Larry
between dives
between dives
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Captain Eric fills tanks
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Lee, Todd, & Steve
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Kenny
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Chris
Jack with the day 1 winner
Jack with the day 1 winner
the moon
the moon
Todd's bugs from the boilers
Todd's bugs from the boilers
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Todd
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Suzanne
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Suzanne & Chris
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Chris, Suzanne, & Chris
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Chris
Todd, Mike, Chris, Suzanne, & Chris
Todd, Mike, Chris, Suzanne, & Chris
Shel wieghs a bug
Shel wieghs a Mel's bug
Mike releases the day two 8½ lb. winner
Mike releases the day two 8½ lb. winner
Mike releases the day two 8½ lb. winner
Mike releases the day two 8½ lb. winner
Mel releases his big bull
Mel releases his big bull
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Jerry & Lee
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rear: Chris, Chris, & Curt
front: Suzanne, Carol, & Bob
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Chris


©2006 Chris Grossman, diver.net



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