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1/1/2012 Midway Pinnacle aboard Escapade by Alberto Nava -- [View this report only]
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Bottom Team: Susan Bird, Alberto Nava
Visibility: 20' - 40' Time:11:00 AM
Temp: 50F - 54F Surge: 6'
Max Depth: 195FSW Avg Depth:  
Bottom Time: 0:30 Total Time: 1:20
Bottom Gases: 18/45Deco Gases:EAN50,O2
Backgas Config: Deco Tanks:
Deco Profile:
After a long trip with the relatives and wild deers Jim Capwell finally came back home, and we decided what better way to start the year than a trip on the Escapade. Clinton, Dionna, Joakim, Jim, Susan and myself loaded at 9am on 1/1/12 and headed out to see what conditions were like.

We made it to Yankee Point w/o too many problems, and after a little bit of negotiation we decided to continue to Mid-Way. What better way to start the year than with a BigSur Banks dive.

Jared dropped the ball and it didn't look like much current, but after a while he came back and said it looked like some deep current at the pinnacle. We dropped down and found 30-40ft of vis with spotty current coming from the South. We headed out West looking for all the cute fish and we did find several large ones. Some displaying some territorial behaviour and other just posing for the divers.

We found some nice hydro-coral on the south end of the pinnacle and hung around near the top for the rest of the dive.

My suit developed a leak so we called the dive short, just after 30min.

The landscape was almost as good as the dive with great sunny sky and the amazing mountains in the background. You could clearly see Pico Blanco behind the light-house and most of Garrapata state park. What an amazing place we live on.

Great way too start the year!

Susan wanted me to mention that we saw about 20 whales on the way south, mostly grey whales migrating to the warmer waters of Baja. Lots of spouts and whales tails... making it a fantastic first day of the year.

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