I had intended to get to the beach around 6:00 am to be in the water by 6:30 am so I could be out and warming up by 8:30. Didn't quite work out that way. I got to the beach at 8:45 am, set up my tank and suit, then decided to set up my camera only to discover I had left it at home. Surf was up and visibility was terrible, so just as well. In the water I discovered that my computer was set to "gauge," which is not what I normally have it set on. A minor problem, but shows my head was not in the dive.
I swam on the surface to the Rock Pile and landed right on it, though I could not see it from the surface. I swam up the reef, but overcompensated for the current. I spotted a large brain coral I had seen before and knew that the Mid-way Rock and Turtle Rock were N E, so I swam over to them and then swam to the Ledge. Since I had no camera, though, I did not just hang with the fish on the Ledge. Instead, I headed East to find the Nipple Rock and Shark's Rock. I found neither. Went all the way to the sand East of the reef and then ended up way South as I was heading back to the beach. I swam North along the edge of the reef to find the Rock Pile, then stayed there until I made 2 hours. Then with about 300 psi showing, I headed to the beach. I didn't suck the tank dry, but I came close and got another 8 minutes of dive time.