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12/31/1969 Three Sisters by Gary Banta -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Gary Banta, Dionna House
Visibility: 150' Time:3:59 PM
Temp: 55F Surge:  
Scooter: Gavin Short Burn Time:  
Max Depth: 120FSW Avg Depth:  
Bottom Time:   Total Time:  
Bottom Gases: 30/30Deco Gases:
Backgas Config: Double Deco Tanks:
Deco Profile:
Dionna and I set out to see how good Lobos could be on a scooter when the viz was excellent. Well it can be REALLY good. We set out on the surface scootering out the sand channel until just before Hole-in-the-wall (HITW). We dropped down in to roughly 50ish vis and followed middle reef until the opening at Hole-in-the-wall and made a left following the wall on our left until the depth was 80 feet. We then turned north across the sand where the viz opened out to 150+! You could see the whole wall and the first Sister off to our right. Amazing viz. We arrived at the Sisters wall near a low cluster of white sponges. Then made a left following the wall to 120 fsw and then turned "in" (right) to follow a ramp that took us on top. From the top the the wall you could see a HUGE area to the south, ahead and the high sand to the north. We followed the wall until we circled Sister 1 and then shortcut back to HITW. There was not much fishlife out and the reef was a blur. It reminded me of all the foreign countries I've experience out the window of the cab to and from the airport.

It felt really good to execute a scooter dive as planned. Dionna did a great job of navigating and helping me learn the landmarks.