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Casino Point July 12th

Discussion in 'SoCal' started by lamarpaulski, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. lamarpaulski

    lamarpaulski Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Calif.
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    Did 2 dives at the park. The coastal fog/clouds parted as we approached Catalina and we were entertained by a small pod of leaping dolphins. Once in the water, the viz was a disappointment...milky and particulate laden in many places. Had to make my way mostly by depth and feel to su jac. Some places in kelp at 20-30 were better. Also, very surgy for the park. Warm 70ish water near surface changed to very cold below 40 foot thermocline..I should have wore my hood ! However, my dive buddies saw and videoed a large GSB swimming by me that I never noticed! The abalone population has really made a come back. Saw the usual suspects and had a great day but Fall diving at Catalina has spoiled me.
     
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  2. blue steal

    blue steal Solo Diver

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    Location: Southern California/Redondo Beach area
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    Thanks for the report.
     
  3. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
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    Yep, surge has been pretty "bad" (at least for filming) lately. I haven't dived since Tuesday because of it. Unless it is fairly clear, I always find the best way for me to get to the Suejac is to move at 70' depth just outside the kelp beds and that way even if I can't see it, I'll bump my head on the hull
     

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