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Dive Report: Redondo; viz? what viz?

posted May 25, 2013, 7:02 PM by Pieter Booth
Yup it was about 5 feet above about 30-60; and at best a very green hazy 10' at depth.  Dan Ritchie, Dave Wakeley, and Pieter Booth met bright and early at 8:00 and joined about 250 other divers (O.K. maybe a dozen)  and entered the water at 08:30.  We knew visibility was poor so the plan was to go down the rope and meet at around the wolf eel.  Turns out that wasn't specific enough. Dan and Pieter went doem the rope to about 45 fsw and waited a minute or two for Dave, then headed down to about 60 fsw and waited again.  We then decided to head back up slope and surface to see if Dave was waiting for us there.  Upon surfacing, we saw his bubbles at about where the deep boat would be, then saw him moving off south according to dive plan.  We knew we would not find him, and probably lose each other if we tried to descend in 70 feet of water so we went back down the rope and hung out at the shallow boat and observation pipe, where sure enough, after about 5 minutes, Dave caught up to us.  We then headed to the junkyard where Dave waved goodbye and Pieter and  Dan headed back to (again get separated) but surface at the entry point just a couple minutes apart.

Dan did not join us for a second dive, so Dave and I basically repeated Dive no. 1 except we skipped the junkyard when our 5 foot visibility went down to about 2 feet due to the two large group of students we encountered.  We decided to end the dive, and of course, got separated, but still surfaced at the entry just a couple minutes apart.  We did manage to see a stubby squid and two small red octos as well as a GPO under the shallow boat.  So in summary, two great Spring dives in Puget Sound!
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