Dive Report: Heisler Park, Laguna Beach, Columbus Day 2016 8:00AM

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Posted by J. Reeb on October 12, 2016 at 05:32:29:

Hooked up with Moe to dive HP on a rare weekday off. Surface conditions were near Lake Laguna although there was a lazy 1.5' surface swell stirring up the near shore bottom.

Out on the reef conditions were good, viz 20' with spots to 25+', the water column was hazy. No surge below 20'. There is some sargussam popping up in the shallow areas, but it seems much reduced from last year.

We traveled to the very outer fringes of the reef and traversed East along the Southern border. Healthy kelp topped reef on our left, white sand stretching all the way to Catalina on our right. The reef tops were charged with schools of Blacksmiths and Moe attracted a posse of Sheephead as we kicked along. This outer area has become my favorite part of HP, as it tends to generate that feeling of a place less traveled.

People sometimes remark to me that "...you always dive Heisler." Lately, that has been the case. It seems the more I dive it, the more terrain I uncover, so it continues to hold my fascination.

Video clip: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLaBbh_hDTJ/

Divemetrics: 80min, 51' max, 58F.

J. Reeb
Dark-Thirty Divers

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