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4/19/2003 Aquarium aboard Escapade by Nick Radov -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Gary Banta, Nick Radov
Visibility: 15' - 20' Time:10:20 AM
Temp: 51F Surge: 1'
Max Depth: 76FSW Avg Depth: 65FSW
Bottom Time:   Total Time: 0:59
Bottom Gases: 30/30Deco Gases:
Backgas Config: Double LP104,HP100Deco Tanks:AL80
Deco Profile:
 
We headed mostly north from the anchor line, hopping from rock to rock. There were some nice clusters of metridiums on several of the rocks. Saw a single Dialula sandiegensis and an unusually large decorator crab (not sure if it was still alive). When we turned around I steered us too far to the right and we ended up swimming for a while across a flat sand bottom until we finally stumbled over another set of rocks with a few strands of giant kelp. Since we missed the anchor line we sent up a marker buoy and ascended under that. Gary tried carrying an 80ft^3 stage of bottom gas for the first time and breathed off that for the second half of the dive.

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