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.
Took a few days off around the long weekend and had high hopes of getting in a couple days of whale-watching, diving, and was hoping to shoot some new sunset coastlines. And then reality (fog and wind) set in. Still managed to get out for a couple bumpy boat rides and a quick dip in the harbor - no keepers, but a few interesting shots. The last couple show a sequence of the carnivorous sea slug Navanax inermis chowing down on a poor little Flabellina trilineata.
Had the pleasure of visiting Bermuda for a few days this week, and managed to squeezed in a few dives with Dive Bermuda while I was here. I was pleasantly surprised by how healthy the reef was - lots of healthy corals and gorgonians. And the wrecks were pretty cool to see as well.