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  • December 11, 2011

    Second Dive on The Star Of Scotland, Santa Monica, CA

    After an hour surface interval, we were back in the water again.

    Logged SCUBA Dive #397

    Dove with Joe R. and John J.
    The Star of Scotland, Santa Monica, CA

    In With: 3000 psi
    Out With: 400 psi
    Max depth: 80 feet
    Waves: Flat with some chop
    Visibility: 15 feet
    Water Temperature: 57 degrees
    Air Temperature: 67 degrees
    Total Bottom Time: 23 minutes, including an extended safety stop

    We made our way to the bow – we saw a lobster antenna sticking out of a crack in the hull, so thick, it must have been from a bug the size of a large dog.

    We also had an encounter with a baby black sea bass, that was still pretty damn huge.

    The rest of the dive was pretty uneventful.

    I motioned to Joe when I was down to 1000 psi – I was hoping he had a better idea where the anchor line was; I did not want to do a drifting safety stop.

    He brought me back to the anchor line and I started the slow ascent to the surface.

    Joe and John decide to move the anchor – it was on the wreck, with the potential of getting stuck – so, they picked it up and moved it to the sand.

    For whatever reason, they stayed down too long and both had to do a mandatory decompression stop.

    If you ever want to screw with someone doing a mandatory deco stop, try dry humping him – I only heard about this second hand, and I won’t go into the details.

    All made it back alive and well, and my ears were fine.

    Joe tried to charge John for “Technical Dive Training” because of the deco stop, but was nice enough to eventually wave the fee.

    The food and beer helped make the trip back to Redondo Beach a very short one.

    Below is the movie I took.

    If you do not have 3D glasses, you can turn the 3D off.

    Vis was 15 feet, so the movie is a bit green.

    If anyone knows why there are flashes of vertical black lines on the movie, please let me know.

    To view the movie on YouTube, click here.


    1. Hey Psycho Technical Diver, looks like a fun dive. Except for the black lines, looks like the new video camera is working well.

      Comment by halibug — December 13, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    2. Hey PSD, really enjoyed your write-up and the video. Good work. And thanks for not going into too much detail about the “dry humping” incident. It was rather embarrassing, but not undeserved. You see, I gave Teo a “Canadian Handshake” as he was climbing the ladder after the first dive. So, his attempt to molest me at the end of the second dive was simple retaliation. Now we’re even… until next time.

      Comment by Joe R — December 14, 2011 @ 9:30 am

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