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Old 11-08-2014, 09:32 AM   #1
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Default 11/7/2014 Crinoid Canyon by John Heimann

11/7/2014 Crinoid Canyon by John Heimann -- [View in Reports Page]

Bottom Team:Kevin Dow, John Heimann
Visibility:5' - 40'Time:9:00 AM
Temp:50F - 60FSurge: 
Scooter:Halcyon T16Burn Time:1:30
Max Depth:260FSWAvg Depth:200FSW
Bottom Time:1:03Total Time:2:04
Bottom Gases:21/35,15/55Deco Gases:EAN50,O2,21/35
Backgas Config:Double HP120Deco Tanks:AL40,AL80
Deco Profile:
deep stops
6,6,6,6,6,30,6 up
I wanted to check out the reef indicated on underwater maps in the Pit area north of Twin Peaks. I had looked for it years ago with Devin MacKenzie but we found nothing down to 190'. This time Kevin and I went back with 15/55 (he used JJ CCR; I had a 21/35 stage for travel and deco) and found the reef (a field of large boulders) starting around 220' and dropping steeply to at least 260', where we spotted a crinoid. There was not a lot of encrusting life but there were a fair number of juvenile rockfish, ling, etc. We found the reef by heading North from the end of Twin Peaks, and following the 230' contour east.
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