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Old 08-01-2013, 03:47 AM   #81
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I just wanted 32 the first day because of the possibility of going down to 130 ft the next day it no concern so I figured a higher mix would buy me more bottom time
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Anybody still here? Or have we all gone south for the winter lol
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #83
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Still here. Winter here means waves. Expected 25 feet tomorrow.
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:35 PM   #84
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Still here. Winter here means waves. Expected 25 feet tomorrow.
Jeebus, no shore entries for you!
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Even the dive shops have been holding off. Too rough.
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Okay... just for some eye candy, crosspost from another sub...

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Got VERY lucky on that dive.

Farnsworth is considered an "advanced" dive, and conditions are always "iffy"

It's on the outside of the island, so there's no shelter and hard surge/currents are the norm. Viz is not always the best.

So we dropped anchor and went down, VERY little current... it was the setup for a perfect dive.
Normally, we might encounter a torpedo ray, maybe a sea lion... this dive, we hit EVERYTHING... Torpedo ray, angel shark, huge Lingcods... and a sea lion was VERY friendly with my buddy.
We actually encountered it twice. The 2nd time it was almost romantic, so of course, for the soundtrack for the video, I used Scorpions "Send me an Angel"


Oh ya... for the "bucket list"... Farnsworth Bank is one of the few places that you will find California Purple Hydrocoral above 200ft!





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Even the dive shops have been holding off. Too rough.
that sucks..... sadly my dive shop probably wont survive the winter
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BTW... For those not from California, this fucker is the Pacific Torpedo Ray.
Also known as the Pacific Electric Torpedo Ray.

He likes to "hover" facing into the current, and electrifies the water in front of him with around 200v, stunning his dinner and hoovering it in.

They are said to be aggressive, but in my contacts with them, I have simply found them to be curious. If we have encountered one and just gone about our business, they have followed us, but if we take a few minutes to check it out and for it to likewise observe us, it will stay put and be in the same place when we return to the anchor line.


An acquaintance came across one and thought it was an halibut.
He shot it.
Hilarity ensued.
He paid the "stupid tax" of one new Riffe speargun.
Like the Great White, we are above them on the food chain, we are not shark or ray food.
Like a 12pt buck during the rut, they can hurt us.




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BTW... For those not from California, this fucker is the Pacific Torpedo Ray.
Also known as the Pacific Electric Torpedo Ray.

He likes to "hover" facing into the current, and electrifies the water in front of him with around 200v, stunning his dinner and hoovering it in.

They are said to be aggressive, but in my contacts with them, I have simply found them to be curious. If we have encountered one and just gone about our business, they have followed us, but if we take a few minutes to check it out and for it to likewise observe us, it will stay put and be in the same place when we return to the anchor line.


An acquaintance came across one and thought it was an halibut.
He shot it.
Hilarity ensued.
He paid the "stupid tax" of one new Riffe speargun.
Like the Great White, we are above them on the food chain, we are not shark or ray food.
Like a 12pt buck during the rut, they can hurt us.




Glad I dive the right pond... And sorry for your friend.. I bet that hurt
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