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12/31/1969 Thumbs Up aboard Escapade by Alberto Nava -- [View this report only]
Bottom Team: Susan Bird, Alberto Nava, Joseph (Karl) Haywood
Visibility: 30' Time:4:00 PM
Temp: 55F Surge: 6'
Max Depth: 151FSW Avg Depth:  
Bottom Time: 0:30 Total Time: 1:10
Bottom Gases: 21/35Deco Gases:EAN50
Backgas Config: Double Deco Tanks:AL80
Deco Profile:
Susan, Karl and myself together with the Kitties went out to Thumbs Up for the pre-project dives.

We had a dual objective of checking out the area in front of Thumbs Up and also setting the lines for the project day. We planned on doing the line setup during our deco.

We went out about 300ft from the North end of the pinnacle and found some cool boulders with some nice workfish and several big size lingcods. There were some large/dense clouds of krill about 150ft.

On the way back we were not 100% sure on the starting location for the lines so we decided to abort the second part of the dive and double check the location with the boat.

Second dive we laid the 80ft and 60ft survey lines around the pinnacle. It was a challenging work with the swells and the kelp.

Kitty team took GPS location for the start of the lines and enjoy a couple of nice dives while looking for possible areas for the nudibranch survery the following day.