Despite what you've heard, conditions are still bad

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on October 02, 2010 at 18:15:59:

I heard that the south side of Palos Verdes had been flat all week and the visibility was improving. We headed to Buchanan's Reef in hopes of getting some rockfish and nudibranch photos. The surface was pretty calm, but at sixty-five feet the surge was rocking and the vis was a murky ten feet. Photos were less than stellar.

We put our gear away and headed for home. As we approached the Avalon wreck we found green water but slightly better visibility than the south side. We put everything back on and dropped into the pea soup.
We know we are supposed to have our cameras on, ready for anything during the descent, but we got a little lazy. We each missed a great shot at a juvenile Mola Mola being cleaned by two senoritas right next to our anchor line. It quickly drifted out of sight.
I did manage to get the customary rubberlip and lingcod photos the Avalon is know for. Visibility here was a green fifteen feet. Both dives had 54F at the bottom.

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