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    January 30, 2009

    Operation: Lobster Liberation Part 2

    REMINDER – If you haven’t sent in your 2008 lobster report cards to the DFG, DO IT NOW!

    Logged SCUBA Dive #330

    Secret Location: 4e 6f 72 74 68 20 6f 66 20 74 68 65 20 67 61 74 65 73 20 6f 66 20 4d 61 72 2e, Palos Verdes

    Solo Diving/SoCal Buddy Diving

    In With: 2600 psi
    Out With: 300 psi
    Max depth: 50 feet
    Waves: Minor swells, but pretty darn flat
    Visibility: 15 feet+
    Temperature: 57 degrees
    Total Bottom Time: About 35 minutes

    Basically, this dive went the same as the last dive.

    I trolled around 40 feet most of the dive and pinned a couple of short lobsters.

    I wasn’t having very good luck at all; I saw one definitely legal bug, but it was too far in a reef to grab.

    Running low on air, I surfaced and had to bitch-crawl over massive clumps of kelp.

    John and Ron were already aboard the boat; John caught two more, Ron caught another one.

    So, out of three divers with two dives each, we caught a total of five bugs; all the bugs were caught in 40 to 50 feet of water.

    I tried to convince Ron and John that we should divide the bugs up evenly, so we could get used to Socialism.

    Ron said, “Well, three doesn’t go into five evenly so you’re out of luck.

    “But, look at the bright side, the world is safer now that five lobsters are no longer a threat to society.”

    After a couple of minutes trying to start the engine, we were on our way back to the harbor.

    After a couple of minutes trying to start the engine, we were on our way back to the harbor.

    It was frustrating and disappointing night, but luckily I still have seven lobsters on ice in my freezer.

    We are planning to check out our deep spots Tuesday night.

    Operation: Lobster Liberation Part 1

    Logged SCUBA Dive #329

    Secret Location: 53 6f 75 74 68 20 6f 66 20 74 68 65 20 67 61 74 65 73 20 6f 66 20 4d 61 72 2c 20 6f 6e 65 20 63 6f 76 65 20 6f 76 65 72 20 66 72 6f 6d 20 74 68 65 20 6c 69 67 68 74 68 6f 75 73 65 2e, Palos Verdes

    Solo Diving/SoCal Buddy Diving

    In With: 3000 psi
    Out With: 400 psi
    Max depth: 60 feet
    Waves: Minor swells, but pretty darn flat
    Visibility: 15 feet+
    Temperature: 57 degrees
    Total Bottom Time: About 35 minutes

    Instructor John and (Newly Certified) Instructor Ron and I took the faithful zodiac out tonight to liberate more lobsters.

    We were going to try a deep spot and then, maybe shallower.

    Hoop netters were already at one of our secret spots along the edge of the canyon – hoop netting in the exact location.

    We decided to try Palos Verdes.

    On the way over, we also noticed another hoop netter on the Palawan wreck; are the lobsters deep?

    We anchored in 50 feet of water; I was the first to submerge.

    Lobsters littered the floor – actually I should state that micro-lobsters littered the floor.

    I grabbed and pinned what I thought was a legal bug, but upon measuring it, it was a half inch short; I released it unharmed.

    Vis was good at the bottom; sort of murky at the top.

    There was a lot of interesting reef structure, ling cod and various other sea life; but, unfortunately no legal bugs.

    I was the first one back to the boat; John followed with one legal lobster.

    Ron displays his prize from this dive.

    Instructor Ron followed with one legal bug.

    We moved the boat further North for the second dive of the night.

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