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  • June 14, 2009

    Terranea Resort Is Now Open!

    Logged SCUBA Dive #344

    Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

    It’s time to get wet again, but this time Terranea Resort was open to the public – no more slipping the guard a beer for beach access.

    Conditions from yesterday were reported as “green with poor visibility.”

    Dove with Instructor Ron & Nick

    In With: 3000 psi
    Out With: 1500 psi
    Max depth: 34 feet
    Waves: Annoying surge at shore
    Visibility: 0 to 10 feet
    Temperature: 58 degrees
    Total Bottom Time: Exactly 20 minutes

    It was low tide and with the promise of pretty crappy conditions, we decided to go off the cove.

    We entered from the Cove.

    Max Bottomtime had reported that he had lost a camera light between the Cove and The Point, replacing it would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    We decided to search for it.

    For some reason, I have an uncanny ability to predict the future, hence my luck at the race track.

    With my excellent navigational skills and our perfect search pattern, Nick found the camera lighting…

    Nick found the camera lighting!

    Congratulations to Nick for scoring us all some beer!

    Neither Ron nor Nick were macho enough to carry the camera lighting (it weighed 20 plus pounds), so I put it in my game bag and lugged it around the entire dive.

    Vis sucked, so I’ll spare you the pictures.

    After 20 minutes went by, diving over the sand just to record this dive, we exited the cove.

    Instructor Ron helped carry the extremely heavy camera lighting to shore.

    Nick returns the camera housing to Max Bottomtime.

    Nick returns the camera housing to Max Bottomtime, our recovery team was rewarded with a case of Budweiser!

    Debriefing continued, but this time with safety cups and the glare of the public.

    Debriefing continued, but this time with safety cups and the glare of the public.

    Hopefully conditions will improve and maybe, one day, I’ll have something to write about besides diving here.


    1. Despite PSD’s excellent navigational skills and underwater machismo, special thanks go to Jillifish for carrying the electric weightbelt from the cove up to the parking lot…while pregnant!
      Also, thanks and King of Beers to all involved. You saved me hundreds of millions of dollars.

      Comment by Phil Garner — June 15, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

    2. PSD, FYI, I won’t make the next two debriefs. So you may want to bring your grill/stove lest the debriefs be liquid only (perish the thought).

      Comment by Not so new Chris — June 15, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

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