First dive of the year

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on January 28, 2023 at 10:23:34:

The ocean has been calm for three days. I hoped that would be enough for the visibility to improve after weeks of storm waves. We took our boat out for the first time since repowering. The gauge worked fine on the way out but stopped showing our fuel on the way back in. It gives me something to do tomorrow. 🙁
Visibility at Golf Ball Reef was a hazy ten feet. The steel barrel we use as a landmark was knocked over. I tried to stand it up but it was too heavy to move. The swells were much stronger than I am. I didn't find much to photograph. Nudibranchs and small fish were either swept away or hidden under rocks. Merry Passage had a different dive.
She found an Ingram's Shaving Cream bottle from the 1920s or 30s. While that is pretty exciting, that wasn't what made her scream. A Gray whale swam next to our anchor chain. Merry has now seen a great white shark and a whale underwater. I'm still at zero.

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