temperature was about 62 degrees.
I entered the water and swam out to the reef
The top 8 feet of water was warm, but below that it was cold. My computer measured the temperature at 64 degrees, but I think the comput
er is miscalibrated. The temperature w
as likely 70 degrees. I followed the reef South to
where my mark should have been. Problem was that there was no mark there. The railing has been gone for a while and now the sponge is gone. I found the rock pile that used to hold the railing and the base of the sponge, so I focused on those
and headed out at 120 degrees. I did not find the mid-way rocks but I did swim around until in encountered the Ledge of Turtles. Some college
divers were there measuring things and had a tape strung across the staghorn corals. No turtles.
Got some pictures of fish. Swam back to the
beach but had a difficult time getting out through the loose sand. Once out of the water, I got out of my wetsuit and dried off. I warmed up in the sun.