Star of Scotland and Powerboat Rocks dive report

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on October 29, 2010 at 14:47:50:

The ocean flattened out nicely, thanks to Santana winds the past two days. Merry and I raced up to the Star of Scotland wreck off Santa Monica, hoping for a repeat of the giant sea bass convention of last October. I only found the resident juvenile, but the 25 feet plus visibility made up for it.
Among the interesting finds were a mating pair of Triopha catalinae, another resident of the wreck, Mr. Sheephead and a mola mola in the sand.
We then headed to Powerboat Rocks, a small reef off the Marina del Rey breakwater. It consists of breakwall boulders covered by gorgonians, a few fish, few lobsters, a toilet and the inverted hull of an old power boat. The reef is about the size of a city bus, but we didn't find a single nudibranch on it. You get a break today.

Star of Scotland photos

Powerboat Rocks

Merry shot some video on the Star and at the surface on the way home.

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