We got to spend most of the Thanksgiving week in Monterey. Water conditions have been quite warm and clear recently, and we were able to get out for a couple of really nice dives.
A few from the last couple weekends of diving - cold clear water is in, so visibility has been great!
Had a chance to see the Blue Angels again at Fleet Week in SF from a front-row seat on a friend’s boat - drinks and camera in hand!
Another amazing weekend in and on the water - calm flat seas, plentiful humpbacks, playful sea lions and great visibility.
Had a nice change of pace in the weather, with the howling wind and fog giving way to a light breeze and clear skies. Took advantage to get out and see the whales that are feeding in town and to get in a great dive.
Managed to thread the needle and find a break in the smokey air to get up to Broken Top again. Unfortunately, the moon made for some tough shooting conditions, so not much to show for the effort this year.
Just finished up a week of diving in Anilao. Since choosing is hard, here are way too many photos...
Great light, calm seas, light winds, and lazy whales. Ah well - still love the flukescape...
Had a couple days off around the 4th and planned a couple dives to some of our favorite Yankee Point deep spots, ones we've been unable to get to so far this year because of bad weather. As usual, no good plan survives contact with the water - Day 1 we managed to get in a good dive in at Birthday Wall, but the 300' exposure caused a minor flood in my camera. Day 2, we got beat back off of Point Lobos by the wind, and tucked in at Deep E3. Got in some slug-hunting in the 10-15' murk.