La Jolla, California
I’m not a morning person. At all. I have people that will 100% agree with this statement and know they need to have coffee ready for me if they plan on forcing me to get up. hehe But diving changes that. As long as I can manage to not hit the snooze button and physically get out of bed, then the rush of energy comes and I’m excited! But 5:00 AM is still freaking early.
Erin is in town from Florida and needed her fix of some Cove diving. James and I were happy to oblige. 🙂 Did you know it’s still dark at 5:00 AM? Now I do. Haha! We met to gear up at 5:30 and were in the water by 6. (Work obligations made for such an early dive meetup) Topside the Cove was beautiful, calm and quiet. Just perfect. We even had dolphins jumping in the distance! Viz ranged from 15-20 feet, hazy in some parts. Temp was a lovely 61 degrees. Best part…no surge. 😀 Dive had the usual suspects along with a lot of bat ray fly bys. And no, I didn’t see any sharks. 🙁 Or this dive report title would have been VERY different. 😀 All in all a good dive and a great way to start the day. There are only a few photos because I’m testing out a new lens and I clearly do not know how to use it very well yet. My kelp shot came out but most were a bust. Had an epiphany by the end of the dive and I think I’m getting the hang of it. Practice, practice, practice! Going to try again this weekend 😀 Looks like it’s going to be calm next few days. See ya in the water!!
Max Depth: 36 feet
Temp: 61 degrees
Viz – 20 feet
Bottom Time: 46 min
Eye Candy: Senorita fish, calico bass, sheepshead, sheep crab, southern kelp crab, bat rays and spiny lobsters