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Posted by Max Bottomtime on December 23, 2011 at 18:12:04:

After replacing a fuel pump on the boat this morning, we were anxious to get in a dive. I wanted to stay close to the marina, just in case, so we headed to one of our least favorite sites, the wreck of the Avalon. It's rare that we have good conditions here. Others seem to dive it when it's clear and calm, but not us. With a couple days of Santana winds, we had flat enough seas to expext decent vis. The top twenty feet were very nice. Unfortunately the wreck sits in seventy feet.
I took a few shots of the bow, then swam toward the stern in search of better visibility. It only got worse the closer I got. I made my way back to the bow and ascended, along with a floating kelp plant that drifted toward our line.
I trust the boat to make it to the south side of Palos Verdes tomorrow. I'll continue toe search for clear water.


Merry and No Pressure


Bow of the Avalon


Kelp Crab


Drifter



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