La Jolla Shores, Night Dive
After last Friday’s “Cove Soup” and this morning’s “50/50” dive, I’ve been pretty much skunked with any decent photos from my last two dives. And that’s not ok with me. 🙂 I was determined. Who cares that I had been up since 5:15 AM! That I got the workout of the year in this morning’s current at the Marine Room! That I still put in a full day at work! I want PHOTOS!!!! Yes there might have been a pout and foot stomp involved in that… 😀 So 6PM meetup for an evening dive it is! Ryan, Tim, Erin, and I head out to La Jolla Shores. The plan was to head to the angel at 112 feet. Waves were 1-2 feet, so much easier than this morning. Viz was about 10 feet and hazy with a decent amount of particulate in the water. But once we got to about a 60 foot depth, viz dropped to about 2 feet. Blah. So we turned around and went to the wall. And that’s the beauty of only 10 feet. That’s all you need on the canyon wall as you’re scanning looking for all the small things and in your macro mode! And the canyon wall does not disappoint! A decent sized octopus, tons of baby sculpin, and *happy dance* a spanish shawl!!! I think I’ve only seen a spanish shawl at the Shores maybe once before! Love, love, love their coloring! Good old faithful shores!
Max Depth: 67 feet
Temp: 49 degrees (buuurrrrrrr)
Viz – 2-10 feet
Current: light current taking us south
Bottom Time: 37 min
Eye Candy: Octopus, baby sculpin, baby horn shark, painted greenling, gobys, juvenile rock fish, sarcastic fringehead, sea hares, swimming crabs, graceful crabs, and the dust of a bat ray (I think)