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Dive Report: Three Tree N. Saturday, June 1

posted Jun 5, 2013, 9:09 AM by Pieter Booth
Pieter Booth, Dave Wakeley and Mike Snow met for a couple of very nice dives Saturday morning at Three Tree Point.  Weather was calm and partly sunny with calm water and very little current.  Visibility was five feet above ten feet MSL, expanding to twenty feet below.  We saw lots of life scattered about the dive site: white and orange giant plumose anemones, sunflower stars, several brown and copper rockfish, mating red rock  and helmet crabs, a few painted greenlings, several sole, a few spotted ratfish, a wolf eel down in the white PVC pipe at ~60' and... octopi!  There was one way, way back under the golf ball boat, but you could barely see his tentacles.  The stars of the show were the red octopus Mike found during the safety on the first dive and juvenile giant pacific octopus Dave found on the second dive at ~50'.  Both were out in the open and tolerant of photography and gentle prodding.  Mike took off his glove and was able to pet the GPO.  We played with both for a good half-hour over the course of the two dives.  Max depth was 80' on the first dive, 65' on the second.  Great dives!
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