dive: 118


dive: 120

dive #: 119 date: 31 July 2005 time: 11:52

   Monterey, CA / The Needle

max. depth: 29.3 m
dive time: 45 min


First open water, non-training, dive w/dry suit.

Got a bit chilly, mostly hands. Need to close down valve and inject air before removing kit. Also need to use mid-weight undergarments (top and bottom).

Originally going to try to go Lobos Rocks to find Glenn's gear that got away. However, wind and waves kept us from heading south.

7 XXX whales from 100 meters.

Rock emerges from 35 m floor.

Wall covered with corynactus, hydrocoral, cowries, lemon and white nudibranchs. Lots of rock fish hanging out. Metridium bunch on north side.
Egg yolk jellies kept us on our toes.

surf: -
no deco: 5 min
avg: 18.4 m

buddy: Glenn Davis


visibility: 10.0 m
water temp.: 13 C
air temp.: 18 C
current: none
workload: light


suit: Mobby's Armor Shell Pro ( 15 lbs)

weight notes: Perfect?

tank 1: air ( Steel 100 ( 100 liter steel) @ 320 bar - 25 bar)


  depth     time     runtime     gas  

dive: 118


dive: 120