A continuing log of dives and commentary on items of interest to students at Cordova Diving.
19 March 2012
Solo on the Fish Camp Rocks
I got to the beach a little before 7:00 am. The fellow I had met in the Shop who so badly wanted to dive, was no where to be found. I suited up and got in. The surf was a little rough but manageable.
I descended just past the swim buoy. I had a +10 diopter on the 100 mm macro lens, so it was a supermacro dive.
There was a lot of surge, however, and holding and focusing the camera was very difficult. Spent the whole dive swimming out to the Fish Camp Rocks, Got some good shots, but lots of backscatter.
Took off the +10 diopter for the second dive. Just too hard to shoot. Couldn't hold the camera steady in the surge.
Swam out to the reef before descending and swam out to the Fish Camp Rocks, again. Finished by swimming over to the Big Coral Knoll and then heading back to the beach.
Spotted this Smooth Trunkfish on the sand on the way back in. Not a bad shot, but could have been better.
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