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5/27/2006 Ballbuster aboard Escapade by Alberto Nava -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Susan Bird, Alberto Nava
Visibility: 3' - 30' Time:10:00 AM
Temp: 50F - 48F Surge: 8'
Max Depth: 147FSW Avg Depth:  
Bottom Time: 0:30 Total Time:  
Bottom Gases: 18/45Deco Gases:50/25,O2
Backgas Config: Deco Tanks:
Deco Profile:
 
Susan, Clinton, John, Dionna and myself went for a dive at Deep Ballbuster. This is a site that has been in the radar for a couple of years but there was always somewhere else to go. The wind was pretty strong today so diving in the bay was all we were going to get. The site is north of Ballbusters. The top of the pinnacles is about 100ft and the bottom about 140ft. There are two small pinnacles connected with a small channel.

There were a lot of nice metridiums, a couple of walls carpeted with red gorgonias, several little sandy patches with sea pens, and many species of rockfish. In particular we saw a brown rock-fish which is not that common around here, and one nice orange sea pen.

The highlight of the dive was a couple of big wolf-eels we found on the north side wall. They were pretty large, one on top of each other inside a large crack. We spend a good time looking at them and a couple of times they came out out of the crack half body lenght… where are those sea urchins when you need them ;-)

Some little maps: 2d , 3d