Archive for July of 1998

Point Lobos State Reserve

July 31, 1998
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I had a new wetsuit which made me underestimate the weight I needed. I had to fight to stay below the surface which tired me out quickly. I blew through my air like it was unlimited. Next time I will grab a rock and place it in my BC to help compensate.

While I was down with Tin, I lost track of him. I searched for 1 minute and made a safe ascent. I found him at the surface where we rejoined and finished our dive by navigating back to shore.

Point Lobos State Reserve

July 04, 1998
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This was my first real dive with a buddy and no instructor. I love PLSR. There is so much to see underwater. Starfish are everywhere, the kelp is thick and beautiful underwater, and the fish aren't shy. Wow, this is what diving is about.

The second dive on this day was as good as the first. The top was a calm and glassy surface. There were some sea otters nearby. I saw a small ling cod and some cabezon (are these edible?). I got a few good photos underwater.