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11/7/2014 Crinoid Canyon by John Heimann -- [View this report only]
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Bottom Team: Kevin Dow, John Heimann
Visibility: 5' - 40' Time:9:00 AM
Temp: 50F - 60F Surge:  
Scooter: Halcyon T16 Burn Time: 1:30
Max Depth: 260FSW Avg Depth: 200FSW
Bottom Time: 1:03 Total Time: 2:04
Bottom Gases: 21/35,15/55Deco Gases:EAN50,O2,21/35
Backgas Config: Double HP120Deco Tanks:AL40,AL80
Deco Profile:
deep stops
6,6,6,6,6,30,6 up
I wanted to check out the reef indicated on underwater maps in the Pit area north of Twin Peaks. I had looked for it years ago with Devin MacKenzie but we found nothing down to 190'. This time Kevin and I went back with 15/55 (he used JJ CCR; I had a 21/35 stage for travel and deco) and found the reef (a field of large boulders) starting around 220' and dropping steeply to at least 260', where we spotted a crinoid. There was not a lot of encrusting life but there were a fair number of juvenile rockfish, ling, etc. We found the reef by heading North from the end of Twin Peaks, and following the 230' contour east.