At first, I wanted to take my camera, but the more I watched the waves the more I was inclined to leave the camera in the truck. While I might see a couple of really nice things to photograph, it wasn't worth risking the camera since the photos were unlikely to be really good. Visibility was a little better than yesterday, but it wasn't good. We went down just past the swim buoy and swam NE against a strong South current. Although I had hoped we would find the Big Coral Knoll, we did not. We swam over some large rocks that I did not recognize both going out and coming back. We went North along the Ledge and I saw a large Pederson Shrimp by a corkscrew anemone. I thought for a moment that I wished I'd brought the camera, but there were a lot of particles in the water and the pictures would not have been very good. We turned West to the beach when Luis and I hit half a tank at virtually the same moment. The trip back was with the incoming tide and we flew. We came out at Tower 18. I got out fine, but I got lucky and rode a wave in over the step. I could just as easily blown up. I was happy that I'd left the camera behind.
Luis decided against a second dive, but Leo and I wanted to get back in, so we did. I really wanted to find the Big Coral Knoll, we swam out to the swim buoy and I tried to just hold a 90 degree bearing, but we must have gone too far North, again. We went South along the Ledge this time though and I spotted the wall of finger coral. We turned West there and came just South of the Knoll. I happened to spot the SE corner and swam over and around the Knoll a bit, then went to the Fish Camp Rocks. The surge was pretty wild. I flew back and forth across the flat rock between the BCK and the FCR. We investigated the FCR a bit, then headed West to the beach. I found the Gray Mid-way Rock and the Cigar Rock, but that was the last thing I recognized until we passed the Sea Rod onto the sand at the beach. So much easier getting out of the water without the camera. I don't worry about losing it, or breaking it. If I fall, I just get back up. No big deal.