18 January 2015

Luis and I dive on the Yankee Clipper Jacks

Luis got to the parking lot just a moment before I did.  We geared up and got in. It was cold on the surface. We swam out to the swim buoy, then descended. The water on the bottom was warmer than the water on top. We swam slowly to the East, but I got set a bit to the North. I brought the camera and got some okay shots:

This Saucer-eye Progy

 a Banded Butterflyfish,
 a Tube Dwelling Anemone
 a Basketstar
a Juvenile Blackear Wrasse
a Rock Beauty,and
a Star Horseshoe Worm.

I found a large Gaudy Natica on the sand but didn't think to take a picture of it. Had to swim South to get to the 3-tiered reef, then followed the sand South to the Jacks. I looked for the Lightning Welk from yesterday, but it was no where to be found. Same with the post-larval squid. Too bad. We headed back with lots of air, but I was shivering well before we left the Jacks. I surfaced in 8 ft of water and took care of the flag.  The step was not bad and I got out pretty easily without needing Luis's help.

Water temperature was 73 degrees; consumption was 29.51 psi/minute at an average depth of 17 feet; SAC rate was 19.48 psi/minute; RMV was 0.5 ft3/minute.