Redondo Beach, CA
Nick wasn’t interested in diving today because of the visibility yesterday.
Daniel M from Redondo Pier is getting his tank serviced but was willing to rent one.
I had to work early and didn’t want to wait for Daniel.
If I’m not going to see anything, I might as well go deep.
I got in the water about 9:45 AM.
Other divers were there, mostly students.
I descended to 20 feet and started heading West.
Visibility sort of sucked, but that was no surprise – it was about 10 feet.
I went over the shelf and kept swimming slowly to 85 feet.
I turned and started going East.
Coming up at 70 feet I found an “Alamo” baseball cap.
“Alamo” as in “Remember the Alamo,” not the car rental place.
I put the hat on and wore it all the way in.
At 60 feet I swam North and then back again.
I just took it slow.
I saw a group of crabs, some starfish, small fish and trash.
At 1200 psi I started to head in.
At 10 feet I ascended.
I was about 20 yards from shore, still wearing my baseball cap.
The waves were 2-3 feet but broke close to shore.
I took my fins off in the water and walked to shore.
In with: 3100 psi
Out with: 1000 psi
Maximum depth: 85 feet
Waves: 2-3 feet
Visibility: 10 feet
Water Temperature: Pretty Cool
Total Bottom Time: About 35 minutes