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Posted by Max Bottomtime on June 25, 2011 at 20:15:59:

Between illness and lousy conditions I had only made one dive in the past seventy-eight days. I had to get out today or else I would have to take up knitting, or go on a killing spree. My chest cold cleared up a few days ago, but it appears the ocean hasn't.
Merry and I headed several miles offshore so I could have a turn at being a teabag looking for jellies. We found a spot with a strong current and fairly clear water so I inflated my liftbag and jumped in. The upper seventeen feet was light blue with very little to see so I dropped to where I found about twenty species of gelatinous critters. The visibility was very poor, about five feet, and most of the animals I saw were less than a quarter of an inch long. Naturally, I was set up for wide angle. I did the best with what I had to work with.
We motored up to the Star of Scotland for our next dive, but aborted after only a few minutes due to the two feet of vis at the stern. We're diving the T-pier in Morro Bay next month. I think the vis will be better for that muck dive than what we've had here.

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