Lobos 11-24-02

Point Lobos

November 24, 2002

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 12:04:20 -0800
From: Kevin Metcalfe
To: baue
Subject: [baue] Pt. Lobos 11/24

A group of six BAUE members dove at Point Lobos yesterday. Myself, Will G, Mark Lanett, Alex Berthet, Pete Gelbman, and Nick Radov all swam out together and decided to dive as two teams of three, but more or less together. After surface swimming just past the Faralon islands, we dropped down and started the dive. Vis was really good outside Whalers cove at about 50-60 feet. Even inside it was a good 25 or so.i

After 5 days of abuse at the hands of AG and company Will seemed to be in a mood to cause trouble. At one point mid dive I got the feeling that something was up. I looked over my shoulder and saw Will with his spool out. I didn't really think much of it until I looked again and realized that he had clipped the line to ME and I was towing him around like a dog on a leash! Things deteriorated from there and at some point later Will's argon tank got turned off and it took him about 15 minutes before he realized it. He must have brushed up again something...

I ended up calling the dive early due to urgent nature issues and Will, Alex and I speed swam into Whalers Cove to the ramp.

79 ft. 49 minutes, 46 Oceanic degrees

For the second dive it was just Will and I, this time on singles. No grabass, this time. We swam over towards Coal Chute cove I believe it's called and saw a few interesting things. One, a Sheepshead that was stalking us. It was pretty good sized and every time we turned around it was following us. I think that it had a crush on Will. Also we saw a Cabezon sitting in the sand while a Sunflower Star was crawling over the top of it. I don't know if it was an overly ambitions star fish looking for a meal, or if he was just out cruising around, but finally the Cabezon got spooked and bolted.

~65 ft. for 45 minutes, 48 Oceanic degrees.

There was very little surge on both dives.

All in all, a very nice day of diving.

Oh yeah, and I finally bought a P-Valve at Manta Ray...

Kevin Metcalfe
Pleasant Hill, CA

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