Monday, August 3, 2015
dive #950 & 951 August 2 2015
Perfect summer day. Hot and sunny. Aboard Easy Diver with Fred and Chris in charge.The boat was chock-o-block full of divers.
Thank God we had Andy to help,especially with the anchor! That can be a "challenge'.
We also had onboard Pete,Kate, Jackie, Sandy, Pat S and his new dive buddy Maria. It was busy onboard but everyone worked well together taking turns to go in.
On our way over to Foley cove the ocean was pretty flat calm. Andy spotted a mola mola! This mola mola was a little guy. I remember seeing some pretty large ones in the past.
We anchored by the "restaurant". Water temp was mid 60sF on the surface with a chilly thermocline at 20 feet. The viz was remarkably clear at about 20 or so feet. I just followed the lobster lines and headed up to the wall. Kate showed me a method of "pre-clearing" your ears by jutting your lower jaw out to pop your ears. It worked pretty well!
Fred got in the water as well and was mighty pleased with himself. He had no problems"donning and doffing". When we got back onboard we had a feast sharing sandwiches, crackers and fruit.
I was glad I had my spare tank onboard. It was such a perfect day to be in the water. We moved the boat over to the mouth of Foley. It was deeper to about 50feet and downright COLD. I had a little problem this time clearing my ears. I think,perhaps, the cold temp might have been the problem. I swam over to the caves where it was shallow and warm with cunners swimming around. I only saw a few small lobsters.
Yup, it was another great day. It doesn't get any better than this. When I got home my dear husband took care of the birds (cleaned their cages and fed them dinner) and provided yummy take-out vegetarian Indian for dinner.
Seriously, how lucky am I!