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  • October 15, 2004

    Logged Dive #85, Lobster Hunting At Malaga Cove

    Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

    Night diving, lobster hunting with Nick

    In With: 3000 psi
    Out With: 1000 psi
    Max depth: 15 feet
    Waves: 1-2 feet
    Visibility: 5 feet
    Water Temperature: Cool
    Total Bottom Time: 50 minutes
    LOW, LOW TIDE!

    It’s been very rough the last week.

    I went down to Malaga Cove after work to check on the conditions.

    Tom from American Diving was leaving with two other divers and a lobster.

    Tom advised, “It’s good, but no tide… go diving.”

    I called Nick; we agreed to meet around 7 PM.

    We were the only divers there.

    In the water – off the sand – at about 7:20 PM.

    Since it was ultra low tide, the sand was a must.

    We went South-West searching for lobsters on water that didn’t get deeper than 15 feet.

    We caught several shorts, but released them.

    One big, legal one got away; I think it was the only legal one I saw.

    Fifteen shorts sighted for one legal I think was the ratio.

    My mask leaked until I fixed the purge valve.

    We exited with no problem.

    We met some other divers going in – one was a woman!

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