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  • March 21, 2004

    Logged Dive #33 Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes, CA

    Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes, CA

    Dove with Nick (Photos By Nick)
    Malaga Cove
    We met at 8 AM.

    The waves were one foot at best.

    We met one diver who was scouting the conditions.

    He gave us some advise on the area.

    We went off the rocks just as the path down ends.

    It was very uncomfortable for me; I had a leak in my mask so it was half filled with water running up my nose.

    The further I got out, I didn’t see it getting any deeper; it’s very shallow for a long way.

    Nick did excellent on his first rock entry.

    Nick checked my tank at my request; the latch had come lose on entry.

    Rossler Pool From The Water
    The Old Rossler Pool From The Water

    Me Off Of Malaga Cove.
    Me Off Of Malaga Cove.

    We went out a ways parallel to the pool (the old Rossler pool).

    When we submerged we were no deeper than 15 feet.

    Max depth for the entire dive was 20 feet.

    Sand Shark Preparing To Attack Off Of Malaga Cove

    Me On The Hunt!  I’m So Macho!

    Cororful Malaga Cove Reef

    Kelp was scarce, but the bottom is one big reef.

    I didn’t see many big fish, but I saw several sand sharks and many lobsters (at least seven).

    A lobster hides during the day.


    We surfaced once because I couldn’t understand Nick’s hand signals; he wanted to know which way was the shore.

    Shore was to the South-East.

    We swam around for almost 45 minutes underwater.

    A shark ready to attack!

    Another shark ready to attack!

    I was hesitant to shoot any fish because I didn’t know if the many bottom dwelling sharks were vegetarian.

    Yeah, sitting is hard to do weightless!

    A crab attacks!

    A crab attacks!

    We came up farther out than our entry.

    We went ashore next to the pool where it looked like the rocks were smaller.

    Nick did great.

    He said, “I’m not afraid of rocks anymore.”

    In with: 2800 psi
    Out with: 300 psi
    Maximum depth: 20 feet
    Waves: 1-2 feet
    Visibility: 15 feet
    Water temperature: 58 degrees F, according to Nick’s thermometer.

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