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  • September 4, 2016

    Flat As A Lake! Another Perfect Sunday Dive!

    The swell map was solid blue around Palos Verdes and there was a big turnout at Terranea today – maybe 20 divers and a lot of new faces.

    I was the first one off the Point – it was like slipping off the rocks and into a lake.

    Easy Entry.

    Having no idea where to drop on the statue and memorial rocks, I decided to follow Ben and his group.

    After a short surface swim, we submerged.

    Logged SCUBA Dive #501

    Dove with Ben, Randy and Rob

    The Point, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

    In With: 3000 psi
    Out With: 900 psi
    Max depth: 62 feet
    Waves: Flat
    Visibility: 15 – 20 feet
    Water Temperature: 67 degrees
    Air Temperature: 74 degrees
    Total Bottom Time: 42 minutes

    Surprisingly, I had no issues going down – it usually takes me a while to equalize.

    Diving off of Terranea.

    We followed Ben, who was carrying a memorial rock for his dead cat that he was going to place by the statue.

    So when all is complete, there will be three rocks – Shanon Wesserling and Dennis Gunn, who were regular divers in our group… and then Ben’s cat.

    Well, Ben did a better job of trying to find the statue than I did… but the thing is, we never found the statue.

    We started heading to the Cove after 10 minutes, Ben carried the rock for the entire dive.

    Lobsters!
    Lobsters!

    Following Ben

    Garibaldi
    Garibaldi!

    My photos were OK – they’re starting to all look the same.

    Nothing out of the ordinary or spectacular to report on this routine dive.

    Some other divers later reported running in to two divers measuring the reefs in the garden.

    Everyone made it out with an easy exit; OK, I tripped over a rock, but it was still easy.

    The crew - Rob, Me, Joe (kneeling), Ben and Randy.
    Today’s crew – Rob, Me, Joe (kneeling), Ben and Randy.

    Debriefing was light with potato chips and Budweiser, the King Of Beers.

    I complained to Ben that we were too shallow towards the end and that I kept floating up.

    Ben said, “You should have told me, I would have given you a rock for extra weight.”

    We saw the two divers who were measuring the reefs – they were carrying writing boards and had measuring tapes.

    Just like in a scene from a movie, these divers turned out to be two beautiful women…

    Emily And Jackie.
    Emily and Jackie were measuring algae in the garden.

    Ben and I gave them our contact information and told them to join us every weekend, usually here.

    They were very friendly and even took a Budweiser.

    I believe it is Emily that wants to be a Marine Biologist.

    I am going to try and break the routine and go diving down in Laguna Beach soon.

    Until next time!

    1 Comment »

    1. Laguna has been hit hard by south swell this summer, but that seems to be getting better now heading into fall.

      Comment by halibug — September 5, 2016 @ 1:17 pm

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