Dive report; African Queen

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on April 16, 2011 at 16:14:13:

It was time to see how much money we could throw into the ocean today, so on our way to fill up our gas tanks we headed out to the wreck of the African Queen. The wreck is a steel hull sailboat now laying in ninty feet a few miles off Long Beach. Ocean Defenders Alliance recently removed most of the fishing nets from the site.
The upper thirty feet of water was a dirty green with only a few feet of visibility. We descended right over the deck and marvelled as the metridiums came into view. Visibility on the wreck was a decent twenty feet plus. Water pemperature was a toasty 50F.
My first shot of the huge propeller was an attempt at ambient light photography...actually, I forgot to turn on the strobes.

It looks much nicer when lit.

A small wolfeel has moved into the hole where a larger one used to reside.

Bow of the African Queen

Yellow crab living in crowded conditions

Squid have recently visited the wreck as well

Despite the lack of current, most of the metridiums were open.

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