Conditions at Catalina Wed. 25th

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Posted by Capt. Jerry dive boat Magician on April 25, 2007 at 19:54:53:

Just returned from Catalina...Here's the scoop. Leaving the harbor this morning the pungent odor of red tide filled the wheelhouse but we got out of it about 6 miles out. We arrived at Ship Rock a little before 9:00am...anchored on the west side. The water looked a bit green, Divers reported visibility from 25' to 30' shallow to around 60' deeper. (Boat Captains call it clean green...particulate and plankton in the water column making the water look green however the overall visibility is good.) Anchored up at Eagle Reef for the 2nd dive but before the divers jumped off the boat a extremely strong current came up and we were forced to try another spot. We anchored up between 4th of July cove and Cherry cove...Viz around 20' to 25'...got out of the current...Divers reported the spot as fair.
3rd dive was between Sea Fan Grotto and Blue Cavern Point...Viz 30' shallow to 60' deeper..Current came up toword the the end of the dive....Divers reported the site as best overall for the day. So far weather looks really good for the inner waters this weekend! Capt. Jerry

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