Dive Logs

Memorial Day Channel Islands 2015

Memorial Day 2015 Overview: Warm water species—yellow tail, green sea turtles, black sea bass. Hundreds of pelagic red crabs at Santa Cruz. Fewer juveniles, fewer nudis, no bat rays. Heaps of juvenile garibaldi and blacksmith. San Clemente   East End Wall— slight current. 63 deg. Viz 40-60. Windy. polycera atra (tiny black-bearded dorid), fungina, octopus, abalone,

Espiritu Santo Archipelago and Cabo Pulmo Reserve

Isla Espiritu Santo Archipelago/La Paz: Water temp:  76  Viz:  50-30′. Fang Ming:  Intentionally sunk Chinese ship, 80′ max.   3 levels of good penetration, plenty of light and exits.   Big old turtle, octopus, pelagic puffers, symbiotic shrimp in Linkia’s ambulacral groove, leopard grouper, Cortez angels. El Bajito:  Small seamount near Los Islotes (lower viz

August 2014 Southern Channel Islands

Aug 15-19 2014 San Clemente Disneyland Temp= 74 deg. Viz 100′ bat ray, seal, moray, giant kelpfish, tons of abs, hornshark egg cases; like an aquarium Temp= 74 deg. Viz 100′ Pyramid Arch excellent visibility halfmoon and seniorita cleaning stations, YT school (100), batray, soupfin, GBSB, moray, octopus. Typical for site: sharks, huge sheephead. Enter

July 4th, 2014 Southern Channel Islands Trip

San Clemente Island: Day 1 Disneyland: Depth: 15-100’+      Current: none      Vis: 30′    Temp:  68 F Check out dive.  Shallow reef loaded with garibaldi and calico bass.  Outside wall, drops down to 100+ ft.  Bat rays in the sand, lobster, spanish shawl nudis. Octopus’ Garden: Depth: 35 to 90′     Current: moderate    Vis: 40′      Temp:  67 F

Best of the Philippines 2014

Tubbataha to Malapascua Aboard Atlantis Azores June 8-18, 2014 June 9, 2014 Tubbataha, South Atoll (Southern area) Triggerfish City Depth: ~100’ Viz: ~80’ Temp: ~87°F Life: Schooling Bannerfish, magic anemone coral (Actinodendron arboretum—disappears into quick sand when disturbed, leaving commensolate shrimp behind—be cautious of stinging cells), Giant trevally, brown boobie colony at the spooky lighthouse.

Memorial Day 2014 Channel Islands Dive Log

Santa Catalina Is. Ship Rock: 65 deg. low current. 40′ -60′ viz Anchored on west side, access to deep ridge at 213′ and NW wall at 125′.  Hornsharks, lings, keyhole limpet, jack mackeral, treefish, pink ab, parastichapus (sea cucumber), blue banded goby, rockfish, cabezon, octopus, sea lion, blacksmith schools with seniorita.  Cystosiera invasion. Arrow Point:

La Paz Log 2013

DATE     SITE        CONDITIONS      LIFE 11/9/2013            Los Islotes           60′ depth, 60′ viz, 79 deg, mild current.  With calm seas= 60 minute drive.            300 ‘cuda (small) tornadoing at current apex.  Tobies, cortez angels, porcupine puffers, golden grouper (1 in group of 7, large), flower urchin, Crown of Thorns 11/9/2013            Bajito    55′ depth, 70′ viz, 79 deg, stronger

Cozumel Log 2013-14

DATE     SITE        CONDITIONS      LIFE 12/29/2013         Chankanaab       83 deg, 75’viz, no current, sandy bottom check-out dive               3 sea horses, 2 ‘cuda, 2 coz catfish.  Corkscrew anenome with snapping shrimp. Sting ray.  Rainbow parrotfish.  Sailfin blenny.  Channel Cling Crab. Lizardfish.  Red Snapper.  Creolefish. 12/29/2013         Via Blanca           84 deg, 75’viz, no current, sandy bottom check-out dive               1 sea

Cozumel Dive Log (historic)

DIVE SITES Punta Dalila:  Nice reef, large nurse shark, eagle ray, turtle Tormentos:  Snowflake eel, turtle, midnight parrotfish, big lobster and many small lobsters in cave/ledges (one gravid). sea horses, Carla’s least favorite site. Palancar Gardens:  Super funky current (ups downs and outs).  Super steep wall.  Fun swim-thrus.  Nurse shark. Paradise:  Snapping shrimp in corkscrew

Channel Islands, August Limited Load

Southern Channel Islands Limited Load – August 16 – 19, 2013   Friday, August 16 – San Clemente Island Coral Gardens–Fantastic dive with clear water and incredible scenery! Fun site with lots of nooks and crannies, all covered in purple hydracoral, with huge schools of blacksmith over the reef. Lots of scorpionfish and cabezon, with

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