|Dive Report -Topanga "Summer" Bug Fest|
Posted by Patrick on February 27, 2012 at 17:20:46:|
After a grueling week it was decided to reward ourselves with a Sunday of diving despite the dicey weather predictions.
She is 440 ft in length with seven decks and nearly 50,000 square feet of interior space including nearly 30,000 square feet of living space. This mega yacht features two helicopter landing platforms (one with a hangar), storage for a large submarine able to reach a depth of more than 100 meters, and a huge indoor seawater pool that can be also used for tender docking. Nice I guess, but not much of a dive boat.
So after a couple of pictures, I returned her to her reef, if not her precise ledge to hopefully make lots of bambino bugs. We always return the bigger bugs, particularly the females and hope if she is caught by a hoop-netter she’ll be returned to the sea.
Bill’s dive had also been productive and he had nearly a limit of nice sized bugs.
Andy’s dive too, was very productive despite the limited visibility. It was noticed by all of us there were carcasses of old and fresh-dead Mola Mola around the reefs, all with their fins missing. We speculated on sea lion predation as the cause, but didn’t note anything specific with the sea lions around us.
Over the course of three dives all divers took their limits and enjoyed the day immensely.
On the way back in, we again marveled at the opulence of the Serene, but pretty much decided that even though it was 415-feet bigger than the stalwart Moby Kate, we were having more fun.
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