Nov. 1, 2008
Logged dive: No. 20
Max depth: 60 feet
Bottomtime: 35 minutes
This was the last dive of the trip.
No sea lion rookery.
Conditions were not good apparently. So it was better to be safe.
Still, I really wanted to play with those sea puppies.
But all was not lost, we saw a frisky little sea lion at the end of the dive.
Read on to find out more about him.
Me, heading down the anchor line.
Same angel shark from a different angle. When we swam back by this way about 10 minutes later, it was gone.
Here is just a pile of the brittle stars. They were everywhere here, all over the rocks and all over everything else. MF said he got a little creeped out thinking about them just covering everything.
We came up the anchor line after a safety stop of our own then headed toward the back of the boat. As we got almost to the swim step to get out of the water... SEA LION!!
I was trying to get the camera to work, but the reaction time was too slow for the speedy sea puppy.
This one is my favorite. Just the tail and bubbles. That was pretty much what I kept seeing of this guy. He was so cute.
Finally, he took off. We waited a few more minutes to see if he would come back, but he did not.
So we got back on the boat.
It was good to finally get out of all the wet gear that we leave on between dives while the boat moves from site to site. It was good to get into dry clothes and have some lunch.
Now, just a 6-hour boat ride back to Long Beach. Perfect time for a nap.