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Dive Report: Cove 2, Tuesday June 4

posted Jun 5, 2013, 9:24 AM by Pieter Booth   [ updated Jun 5, 2013, 9:25 AM ]
Dave Wakeley and Pieter Booth met at 4:30 for a 5:00 splash.  Dive lesson for the day:  check tank o-rings before each dive.  The o-ring on my first tank blew as we were suiting up (better there than at 60 sfw!) leaving me with 2200 psi on an Al80.  So I switched to my LP 80 so we could do our deeper dive first.  Viz. was a very decent 20-30 feet, but where were the critters?  We did our standard dive no. 1 down the boundary line to about 75  fsw then across to the rock piles (no juvenile wolfie around), I-beams, up the slope to the pilings, then the honey bear, and home.  Other than a large ling, lots of shrimp, a couple rockfish, and tubesnouts courting in the shallows...not too much to see.  I could see Dave really well all dive, but he's not as photogenic as a stubby squid (sorry Dave).  For the second dive we kept it max. about 50 fsw and we still got 50 minutes out of my Al80.  Weather was sunny and warm.