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    December 26, 2007

    Lobster Hunt Canceled Due To Small Craft Advisory

    Filed under: Called Dives

    The Island Diver lobster hunting trip was canceled tonight due to high winds and a small craft advisory.

    This was a last minute cancellation, so we made it a point to debrief at Rocky Point landing before heading home.

    December 25, 2007

    Logged Dive #268 – Pagan Dive At The Old Marineland

    Long Point, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    (aka The Old Marineland)

    Solo Diving, So Cal Buddy Diving with the Divevets

    In With: 2700 psi
    Out With: 1000 psi
    Max depth: 45 feet
    Waves: 2-3 foot swells, high tide
    Visibility: 20-30 feet
    Water Temperature: Cool
    Total Bottom Time: 35 minutes

    This was the Christmas “Pagan Dive” that was suppose to be held at Malaga Cove.

    We all met at the Gazebo that overlooks the proposed dive spot.

    As we looked down and saw big rolling chocolate milk colored waves, people started saying “O-M-L, O-M-L,”

    Ah yes, the dive was moved to the Old Marineland.

    This was the first time I actually dove Old Marineland since they closed the parking lot and opened the “temporary public access lot” over by the apartments.

    I geared up and walked down with Reverend Al and his son.

    The walk wasn’t bad, but the swells looked a little bigger up close than when we stared down from the cliff.

    Long Point has changed quite a bit with the construction.

    The shoreline looked a lot different than previously; it was high tide and most of the rocks that I have used to previously lean against to put my fins on were underwater.

    The view once out of the surf zone.

    I dawned my fins and rode a swell out over the submerged boulders.

    The water was cold, but nice for December.

    ‘The Point’ as seen from the cove.

    I swam out, submerged and headed to 120 reef.

    I had my camera and my game bag with me.

    Since I had my bag with me, I was sure not to see any lobsters.

    Spectacular vis for a beach dive at Long Point.

    The visibility was spectacular!

    The reefs were full of color and varieties of fish…

    A colorful reef off Long Point.

    A colorful reef off Long Point.

    A colorful reef off Long Point.

    I ran across a small arch that I think I had only seen once before…

    A small arch off of Long Point.

    It’s in about 40 feet of water off of 120 reef.

    In the distance, I saw a huge sheephead that out swam me – avoiding a picture.

    But a smaller Sheephead posed for a picture…

    A sheephead smiles for a picture.

    I could have stayed under for another thirty minutes, but I wanted to conserve my energy for the walk back up the hill.

    I started in; giving divers coming out a stellar report on conditions.

    I rode a few swells up on to the rocks.

    Ken was onshore giving exit support – he helped me out by holding my camera.

    After a brief rest, the first wave of divers began the long walk up…

    Looking back towards the Cove.

    Looking back towards the Cove.

    Looking up the trail…

    But we still have a ways to go.

    At the top of the hill it switches back.

    At the top of the hill it switches back.

    Looking back at the top of the switchback.

    Looking back at the top of the switchback.

    And around another turn, the parking lot is straight ahead.

    And around another turn, the parking lot is straight ahead.

    The wet wetsuit kept me cool and, being so macho, the walk back up wasn’t as difficult as I had anticipated.

    The Old Marineland tradition continued with world class parking lot debriefing.

    It feels great to be back at the Old Marineland!

    It feels great to be back at the Old Marineland!

    Oh crap! Hide the beer!

    But after a nice Christmas conversation with a Sheriff, he decided to hassle people somewhere else…

    The Sheriff leaves.

    Party hardy!

    The party has just begun.

    I show off my bling bling to impress the chicks.

    I show off my bling bling to impress the chicks.

    The party continues for a few more hours.

    The party continues for a few more hours.

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