Long day for a half hour dive

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on September 18, 2011 at 18:40:48:

We needed to get gas, so rather than pay $5.53 per gallon at King Harbor we set out for Los Angeles Harbor, where we saved more than a hundred dollars. We picked up Charlie Bartleson at the Cabrillo boat launch and headed for the fuel dock. The Ocean Defenders Alliance boat, Clearwater passed by. We waved, but they didn't see us. Perhaps they were mesmorized by the avian life at the dock.

After receiving a watery salute by the Los Angeles Fire Department we headed for the wreck of the African Queen. Pat Smith tells me that's not the actual name of the wreck, but I haven't found the true identity.

We only found one of the wolfeels today, and despite our gift of frozen squid, he wouldn't come out to play.

The propeller is beginning to resemble a Christmas tree. I need to leave the camera on the boat next time and work on cleaning it up.

Bow of the wreck

Charlie surveys the wreck

California scorpionfish were all over the wreck

Token metridium shots

We had glassy seas this morning from Marineland to Long Beach, but during our 36 minute dive the wind came up, giving us a bumpy, wet ride home.

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