A continuing log of dives and commentary on items of interest to students at Cordova Diving.
16 May 2014
Trying to Find the Little Knoll
Visibility was not good, but it did not seem impossible, either. I swam out to the swim buoy and found the Big Rock, then headed off at 150 degrees, but the current seemed to shift direction and I ended up several times heading due East. After swimming for about 30 minutes, I assumed I had missed the little knoll and then surfaced to see I was South of Tower 14. I descended again and headed North, then NW and surfaced, but without ever seeing the knoll. I did get some pictures.
Got this shot of a Gray Angelfish on the way out.
Found this Seaweed Blenny near the Big Rock before I started the long swim to the knoll.
This Black Spotted Feather Duster was just one of many along the edge of the reef.
Saw a number of these Lantern Bass.
This Rock Beauty was a rare find. I think this is the first one I have seen this year.
Of course, a dive on the sand leading to the First Reef Line would not be complete without swimming with a Green Sea Turtle.