Night Dive – La Jolla Cove, California
Friday night dive with Anna, Kimo, Ryan, and Jovan! Water looked clear enough, few minor waves rolling in, but nothing we couldn’t handle. We swam out towards the buoy and dropped, all of us hoping for a seven gill sighting. Nice and clear at 20 feet deep then BAM all the sudden I couldn’t see more than a foot in front of me. It was a weird cove soup. Thick and milky. So strange. Anna and I almost immediately got separated from the boys and after two minutes of still not being able to locate them, we surfaced. We all were intrigued at this weird viz but considering the viz was less than desirable we decided to drop back down and stay in the 20 foot depth range where we could see each other and head back towards the shore. The surge was strong, which is like a fun roller coaster, but being a photographer, it was frustrating at times. Ooooo an adult horn shark!! Camera aimed to shoot and WHOOSH away the surge takes me. I finally gave up trying to take photos and just enjoyed the ride. There was a pocket we hit in the cove where the viz opened up to 15 feet, but it was short lived. The cove always baffles me at its weird pockets of viz. The particulate was thicker than normal because of the surge stirring everything up, but we still had fun. Lots of adult horn sharks out tonight! Off the the La Jolla Brew House to laugh about our Cove soup dive! Diving, dining, and drinks! Can’t go wrong with that on a Friday night!
Max Depth: 27 feet
Temp: 63 degrees
Viz – 1 foot – 15 feet (for like 3 minutes, lol)
Current: mild, noticed it was pulling us north a bit on the swim out
Bottom Time: 30 min
Adult horn sharks, garibaldi, calico bass, spiny lobster, abalone, sting ray, rock fish and whatever bumped Ryan in the back…..hehehe