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dive #: 59 date: 18 March 2000 time: 11:02


   Monterey, CA / Breakwater

max. depth: 21.4 m
dive time: 32 min

notes:

Metridium Field

Weather sunny.
Sea swell NW 10-12 ft., ebb tide, surf at Beach St., very surgy in shallows.

Huge surf at primary spot--Beach St.
Long surface swim to Metridium Field.
Dropped down to 21 m. Very dark. Could barely see metridiums. Swam directly back to shore. Ground sandy with few stars. Around 10 m, got more interesting with rocks and kelp.

nudibranch eggs
golf ball
gumboot chitons
whelks
sting ray
surf perch

20 lbs in belt, 4 lbs around ankles. Ankles *way* too heavy. Bad idea. Had to work to keep feet out of harm's way. Next time, just 2 lbs around yoke, 20 lbs in belt.

surf: -
no deco: -

buddy: Jon Baggot

conditions:

visibility: 2.0 m
water temp.: 11 C
air temp.: 21 C
current: none
workload: resting

equipment:

suit: Body Glove Nozip/Vest ( 24 lbs)

weight notes: ankle weights
computer: Suunto Favor

tank 1: air ( Steel 72 ( 0 liter steel) @ 170 bar - 0 bar)

schedule:

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