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  • September 4, 2005

    Logged Dive #141 – Casino Point, Avalon, Catalina Island

    Casino Point, Catalina, CA

    Dove With Nick

    In With: 3100 psi
    Out With: 800 psi
    Max depth: 60 feet or so
    Waves: 1 to 2 feet, swooping
    Visibility: Great! 50 feet or more!
    Water Temperature: About 65 degrees Fahrenheit
    Total Bottom Time: 46 minutes
    Photos By: Nick

    I fixed my auxiliary second stage by resetting the diaphragm.

    For our second dive, we went to the left of the stairs to look for the barge.

    We spot a Sheephead.

    We spotted a Sheephead.

    Nick followed as I looked for the barge; I thought it was just over some kelp, but it wasn’t.

    I looked back, Nick had found it and was swimming toward it.

    It was a little over to the left.

    I look in the Barge.

    Me inside the barge.

    Messing around at the barge.

    Nick at the barge.

    We did a quick tour of the barge, which is in 50 feet of water near the edge of the park on the East side.

    The Jacques Cousteau Memorial at Casino Point

    We then made our way to the Jacque Cousteau memorial and came across a lobster head.

    The victim of a poacher?

    Obviously, I thought, the victim of a poacher.

    Someone told me later it could have been the shell after it molted – but, antennas and all?

    The view on our safety stop.

    Per Nick, we did our “safety stop” for five minutes at 20 feet.

    We dove all the way to the stairs, then out.

    I was almost trampled by someone in a wetsuit with no fins who rode a wave in to the stairs.

    Air is leaking from the stem of my yellow tank.

    Another day ends at Casino Point.

    Another day ends for us at Casino Point.

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