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11/7/2014 Crinoid Canyon by John Heimann -- [View this report only]
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Bottom Team: Kevin Dow, John Heimann
Visibility: 5' - 40' Time:9:00 AM
Temp: 50F - 60F Surge:  
Scooter: Halcyon T16 Burn Time: 1:30
Max Depth: 260FSW Avg Depth: 200FSW
Bottom Time: 1:03 Total 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.
1/1/1970 Crinoid Canyon by John Heimann -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Kevin Dow, John Heimann
Visibility: 5' - 40' Time:12:00 AM
Temp: 50F - 60F Surge:  
Scooter: Halcyon T16 Burn Time: 1:45
Max Depth: 260FSW Avg Depth: 200FSW
Bottom Time: 1:03 Total 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
 
Kevin and I decided to explore the "Pit" area North of Whaler's cove to see if the reef indicated on the bathymetry was real. We found it to be there, as a steep boulder field on sand. We scootered out to the end of Twin Peaks in marginal visibility and then took a heading due North until we found a steeply sloping canyon. At the

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