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Old 01-26-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default 1/23/2009 Pinnacle Point Wall aboard Phil Sammet's RIB by Robert Lee

1/23/2009 Pinnacle Point Wall aboard Phil Sammet's RIB by Robert Lee -- [View in Reports Page]

Bottom Team:Robert Lee, Kevin Dow, Allison Lee
Visibility:70'Time:12:00 AM
Temp: Surge: 
Scooter:X-scooterBurn Time: 
Max Depth: Avg Depth:160FSW
Bottom Time: Total Time:1:10
Bottom Gases:18/45Deco Gases:EAN50
Backgas Config:Double HP100Deco Tanks:AL80
Deco Profile:
Allison, Kevin and I had this Phil date booked for some time, and seeing as Allison missed out on our Monday dive, we decided to repeat her plan for a slightly deeper dive. We loaded up with 18/45 and a bunch of GPS #s and hit the water.

The water was super calm again, and after some discussion, we settled on diving PPW. The plan was to drop and spend sometime in the 170ish range and then work our way south-east and shallower to the 150ish range and then ending up on the 100'ish spot.

We dropped into almost zero current and in short order found ourselves on the reef in about 130' amidst a HUGE school of several hundered blue rockfish. We spent some time with the rockfish taking pictures and video, and generally taking in the experience before deciding to explore a little bit. We hopped a small sand channel to visit a deeper rock in the 160-170' range to the SW, but pretty soon decided to head back to the first rock because it was prettier, and well, had hundreds of rockfish around it. We basically spent the rest of our dive circling the rock not moving a whole lot.

While we were planning on travelling a bit on the scooters, there turned out to be almost ZERO current or water movement, and the spot we dropped in was jsut gorgeous, so we pretty much stayed put. We put up the bag leaving the reef at about 130' and according to Phil, he could almost immediately look down and see our tanks. We were with the anchor line on deco well into the 50' stop until phil pulled the hook. At one point from 70', we looked up and could see the boat with phil leaning over looking at us. Totally cool.

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