Monday, May 22, 2006 

Low Profile Keystone Dive

Wow, what a nice morning for a dive at Keystone Ferry Jetty. Sunny skies and small ferry lines greeted us. Hiller was nice enough to drive and we made easy time up to the park. There was a class going on, but we timed our entry to their exit and had most of the jetty to ourselves until the very end when the thundering herd and clouds of newby divers came by.

One instructor even kneeled on my fin as I took a shot, so I decided to use him as a foot stop and levered myself up! We could of shared our dive with fellow club members, but no one else showed up. Too bad!

Current was very low, we were near slck, so we went out to the end and even slightly around. I really was (trying to) focused on my camera and Hiller had better situational awareness of where we were. Viz was cloudy and up and down, maybe 10-15' - I've seen much better and worse. Certainly ok for a good poking around, and I found many Janolus fiscus nudis and one other Hermessenda crassicornis to shoot. Lots of the usual big Lings and Kelp Greenlings, which seemed happy the kelp was growing in so quickly. Hiller spotted only on octo and it blew a cloud of sand in his face and scooted back further into it's hole. We had a long hour dive to around 55' maybe.

We grabbed some food and had only a one boat wait back off the island.

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