Long Point, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
(aka The Old Marineland)
In With: 3000 psi
Out With: 1200 psi
Max depth: 40 feet
Waves: 1-3 feet
Visibility: 10-15 feet, silty
Water Temperature: Cool
Total Bottom Time: I think about 30 minutes
My Memorial Day Dive!
I stopped by Friday to dive, but conditions sucked.
I scouted today’s conditions – the Point was really choppy, but the Cove looked manageable.
A lot of the Divevets were there.
I entered from the Cove and swam East toward the first reef and submerged.
Vis was probably 10-15 feet, or a “good 10,” but pretty silty.
At one point in my dive, the water turned REALLY DARK.
I looked up as a thick school of mackerel (or sardines) passed overhead; I then got spooked by seeing two other divers.
Coming ashore, I couldn’t get one of my fins off to walk, so I crawled up on the rocks – sort of embarrassing because a lot of the Divevets were watching my not-so-graceful exit.
I was the first one in the water, and the first one out this morning.
Some divers were still entering as I was coming ashore.
I didn’t hang out for the traditional Divevets beer party.
I slammed a few of my own brews and left early.