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Posted by scottfiji on July 14, 2007 at 12:23:35:

Penny and I had a wonderful dive at Point Dume pinnacles yesterday.

Lots of fish were out, and we found many beautiful "oasis's of calm" between the pinnacles, filled with fish, where we had to swim out of them by going over a wall, timing it with the surge. how cool!

On our easy swim back, a large school of fast moving jack mackeral surrounded us, and swam around us closely for a couple minutes. right before we exited the water, we found a beautiful school of white perch swimming around some eelgrass. We didn't find the sand dollar bed, I'm hoping its still there, and we just missed it.

Dive time: 72 minutes
Max depth: 47ft
Vis: variable, up to 25ft (best vis at 25-35ft depth)
Temp: 60 at surface, 56 at depth
Surf: very low
Current: mild reverse current, perfect for bringing us back to shore :)
camera lens: 60mm

enjoy the photos!

Scott

Navanax on a sea cucumber

Small black-eyed goby on algae

Cabezon

BLue-banded goby on brown cup corals, in front of a featherduster worm

Fertilized garibaldi eggs

School of white Seaperch

Schooling Jack mackeral

Baby Treefish




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