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Catalina Dive Park Dec 30th

Discussion in 'SoCal' started by lamarpaulski, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. lamarpaulski

    lamarpaulski Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Calif.
    Did two dives yesterday...both were good ! Viz was 40-50ish and temps were 57 at depth to 59F near surface. Beautiful day. Days like that are why people in the Midwest and back East move here. Ran into Dr Bill, who directed me to piles of squid egg cases which I hadn't seen before. Thanks.

    On first dive we encountered a very large Torpedo ray. As we finished our diving the Goodyear blimp sailed by. The park was very active with divers, seal lions, comorants and pelicans doing their things. We saw whales on the boat trip to Avalon and dolphin on the way back to Newport Beach. GOPR1836.MP4_snapshot_04.21_[2013.12.30_19.40.13].jpg
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2013
  2. blue steal

    blue steal Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Southern California/Redondo Beach area
    Sounds like you had a nice day of diving. I'm surprised the dive park had a lot of divers on a Monday.
    Was the fill station open? I think the lockers are long gone.
  3. lamarpaulski

    lamarpaulski Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Calif.
    Fill station was open and doing a pretty good business. I always call in advance just to be sure when diving there in Fall/Winter. The number of people coming over on the ferry and diving at the Park surprised me too. BTW I left out that the tide was incredibly low... so low that you had to climb off the stairs and basically wade and stumble to diveable water. Still was a great day.
  4. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    Good to see you and meet your son. Diving was very good the week of Christmas extending into this week. Taking a break now to watch Bowl Games.
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Orca

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern California, USA
    Sweet photo of the torpedo ray!!!

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