Last dive at Marineland, as we know it.

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on April 01, 2007 at 15:18:44:

Today was the last day to dive Marineland without carrying your gear even further than we already do. The new, temporary parking lot is open a couple hundred yards east of the old lot. We will now have to hike in to dive here. The old sign was removed on Tuesday and work will now begin on the road down to the beach. We had a cold but clear day for our goodbyes. Reverand Al even saved my parking space for me one last time. :)
Today was a test dive for my strobe, so Merry and I decided to stay shallow.
We explored the small reef near shore before heading out over the sand. We found several piles of hermit crabs plus moon snails, sea stars, globe crabs, flat fish and a lot of Spanish Shawls laying eggs. The water was a brisk 52F and the sand was stirred up a bit since yesterday but we managed to get out after a little over an hour and keep the icycles from forming.

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