Posted by Captain Tim Burke on January 19, 2009 at 12:33:49:
Monday, January 19, 2009
Well after over a year of down time, the Captain’s Log is back. Not my fault either this time. Anyway that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Saturday, January 17th, 2009
Great way to start out the New Year. We had two Mooseses on board this trip, and they have been so rare you would think it was moose season on the high seas. We had the normal rhetoric between then. “Shut up Mike. F*** you Arty” glad to see all is well in the world, or is it the forewarning of the “Four Horsemen and the Armageddon”?
We head out Saturday morning and headed out for “Black Rock” normally a very good dive, but as I pulled up on the spot, green water. (Last weekend, it was deep blue) So opted for land’s end. We pulled around the corner of Catalina and the water looked ok, but still not perfect. Gene had a great dive as he went down to about 110’. No current, and he said he had about 80’ vis. Most of the rest of the divers stayed about 60’ and it was not too good, with a hefty current that had picked during the dive.
Second dive I checked out Black Rock again, but still green. So we headed over to the sail boat wreck and I laid the anchore line right next to it. Well of course the mouse brother did not follow directions, and came back to the boat crying (is that mooseses do?). After the DM told them again where to go they found the wreck. Vis was about 40’ with no current.
The third dive was at Start Light and again vis was just ok. A shame, because last weekend we had great vis at this end of the island. That is the problem with Catalina. Once you commit to one end or the other you have no choice be to stay there. One nice large shark was spotted at Land’s End. The diver thinks it was a Blue. They came nose the nose around a rock at both jumped and swam away.
Next week, we are heading out for the first trip of the year to San Clemente with Reef Seekers. As of this writing, there are only two spots left if you are interested in going.
Until next time……….
Captain Tim Burke