Visibility is still good around Palos Verdes

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on September 18, 2023 at 16:43:22:

Merry Passage and I had completely different conditions than yesterday. It was hot and sunny, and the swells had picked up a bit. I told Merry we were going to Golf Ball Reef. On the way there, she said she wanted to make another dive on Torrance Reef soon. While she was on the bow performing her Anchor Girl duties, she mentioned that there were bubbles coming to the surface. I surprised her by taking her to Torrance Reef after all.

It's far from my favorite dive site, as photo ops are few are far between. I got lucky today. Although the hydroids that are home to Dotos were gone, there were still things to find. Sheep crabs were having a corporate meeting. They were all over the reef with one sitting on a high spot above the others. I found a beautiful red juvenile scorpionfish and pointed it out to Merry. I guess it really blended into its surroundings, as Merry didn't see it from just a few feet away. A three-foot halibut rested in the sand next to our anchor. It remained there throughout the dive.

The water temp was 57 with twenty-five feet of visibility. We'll probably dive again tomorrow as long as the conditions hold.

Bubbles coming out of the sand

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