Evening Dive, La Jolla California
I was beyond antsy to get in the water with the swell report looking sooooo nice and the La Jolla beach cam taunting me. I met up with Kimo and Jovan at the Shores even though Jovan was trying to close me on going to the Cove. The Cove and I are still not on speaking terms after last weeks “non dive” and the fact it tried to steal my new Atomic fin. I still have bruise on my shin from launching into the water over the shallow rocks to grab my fin out of the tricky little seaweed hands that unbuckled my spring strap. Jerks. Those of you that know me, I’m sure you can picture me doing this being as graceful as I am…. ahem. Anyways, La Jolla Shores was flat and a super easy swim out with no wave facials for once. 😀 We dropped in about 35 feet of water and it was milky but clear enough. Maybe 10-15 feet. The goal tonight was trying to find the wolf eel again. We hit Vallecitos Point and start descending deeper and the viz went from 15 feet to about 3 feet. HA. We turned around to play on the wall instead. The sweet spot was about 50-65 feet. It was clear and calm and lots of the usual suspects out, especially the fringeheads. There is also a photo of a shrimp and…. something. Jovan said it was a hemphill crab and whether one was eating the other or they were just practicing circus tricks is yet to be determined. It was a very relaxing dive. But this girl made the most rookie mistake ever…. I forgot my memory card in my camera. So I quickly deleted my internal memory and used the little space I had, so there’s not many photos from this dive. It was chilly past 27 feet. 53 degrees, buuurrrrr. I was super stoked to hit 27 feet again because it jumped up to 60 degrees. Got to spend my safety swim in defrosting. 😀 All in all a good dive!
Max Depth: 83 ft
Temp: 52 degrees
Viz – 3-15 feet
Current: mild, pulling us south
Bottom Time: 45 min
Eye Candy: gobys, ronquils, octopus, juvenile rock fish, flat fish, sarcastic fringehead, brittle sea stars, graceful crabs, sheeps crabs, swimming crabs, pipe fish, painted greenlings, staghorn sculpin