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Dive Report: Olympic Wreck and Oil Rigs, Sunday 8-2-20.


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Posted by Jeff Reeb on August 03, 2020 at 10:52:36:


So why do I endure the countless marginal dive days that I do, and still keep diving? Because you have to keep swinging the bat to occasionally strike those big hits. Yesterday we connected.
Olympic wreck: viz below 75' was...maybe the whole wreck? Coming down the anchor chain I could see the entire bow section tilted over on the bottom, telegraphing clearly that this is an actual shipwreck.
Oil rigs; Eureka was "cathedral like" below 75'. Looking down I could see the legs below me 100'-150', maybe more, into the abyss.
The murk layer is still present, it's just shifting all over the place. On Ellen it was 0-20' blue, 21'-75' murk, 76'-infinity clear, blue 51F water.
Just this past Tues., viz on the wreck was 5'-10', and the rigs didn't open up until below 95' and then it was dark.
I don't know how long this window will last, maybe while the winds remain off shore in the afternoons.

Jeff "J" Reeb
Darkthirtydivers@gmail.com
@divethegiantstride



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