and warm up. Once I had, we geared up and got in the water.
We descended just past the swim buoy off Tower 4, but then headed out NNE. Spotted a lot of fish on a 3 foot ledge, so we headed there and followed the ledge around.
I got this shot of an Intermediate French Angelfish
and this shot of a Social Feather Duster.
Then we headed out due East. The topography was nothing like I expected. It was flat and grassy. There was one spot that looked like a ledge, but it was filled in with sand above and opened to a large sandy area. I found a large Gaudy Natica.
We turned the dive at 1500 psi, but Luis was cold and in a hurry to get out of the water. I was hoping to drag the return trip out so that I would get 2 hours, but I surfaced with 400 psi still in my tank. I could have made 6 minutes on that.
Bottom temperature was 75 degrees; dive time was 114 minutes; consumption was 21.75 psi/minute at an average depth of 18 feet and my SAC was 14.08 psi/minute on an aluminum 80.
Leo was at the beach and waiting for us when we got out from our dive, but I needed some time to warm up. Took an hour. Luis could have taken longer. We geared up and got back in. I explained to Leo that the topography was more interesting to the North so we tended in that direction.
I spotted this Atlantic Guitarfish and took this photo.
I was hoping we might find the anchor, but we didn't. Still it was an interesting dive and we saw a lot of life, though nothing stands out.
Bottom temperature was 76 degrees; dive time was 113 minutes; consumption was 22.90 psi/minute at an average depth of 17 feet and my SAC rate was 15.12 psi/minute on an aluminum 80.