Dive Logs

Labor Day Channel Islands 2016

Sept 3-5, 2016 Santa Cruz Island Windy– small craft advisory.  70 deg towards East End.  25′ viz.   Shades                 garibaldi, spotted kelpfish, painted greenling, bat ray, treefish, blue-banded goby, black eyed goby, blue rockfish, blacksmith, calico, zebra goby, lobster, octo, keyhole limpet, scaled worm shell, brittle stars, sea cucumbers, scallops.  Nudibranchs:  peltodoris, spanish shawl, clown,

August Southern Islands 2016

12-15 Aug, 2016 San Clemente     Hammerheads on surface.  70 deg.  Vis 40′.  South end closed. Coral Garden/9 Fathom GBSB.  Agggressive Kelp Bass.  Spanish Shawl, lobster, octo, CA Chromodorid, sea lions. Seal Cove Sea lion, purple sea fans, navanax, lotsa sp. Shawl, boa kelp. Eel Point Giant kelpfish. WSB. YT. Baracuda. Sheephead Swiss Cheese Rainbow scorpionfish,

Revillagigedos March 2016

March 11, 2016 San Benedicto Island El Canon Water Temp:  75 F Viz: 40’ Depth: 80’ on the ridge Animals (behavior):  Giant manta (1), white-tips (5, one pregnant), moray eel (free-swimming), Galapagos shark (1, trolling), Scalloped Hammerheads (5, quite close), lobsters, black jack (big!), blue-fin trevalle jack (3+2), big-eye jacks, Mexican cucumber. Second dive at

August Southern Islands 2015

Catalina Ship Rock 71 deg. 50′ viz Bat Ray, Boccacio, juv. Sheephead, hornshark, bugs, octo, bb gobies, peltodoris nudi 71 deg. 50′ viz Eagle Reef Follow N to outlying pinnacle. Abalone. ‘cuda school (25). Indian Rock hornsharks, kelpfish, eels. Farnsworth SE ridge to channel. torpedo ray. East wall = yellow zooanthids. North wall = straberries.

4th of July 2015

Santa Barbara 57 deg The Arch SLOT! gorgonian wall. Schooling blue rockfish and seniorita. Moray.   GBSB juv. Octopus. Big male sheephead.   Scorpionfish. Nudis: hopkins, lemon, festive, mexichromis Hidden Reef Sami came back to life. awesome thick arch with sandy bowl.   jack macs swirling. GBSB.   Brittlestars. Lotsa hydrocoral. Chestnut cowries. Schools of

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.

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