GUE Fundys Sat Aug 2

On Saturday Joe, Amy and I met at 7:00 AM, did a quick pre-brief and then completed dive 1 of GUE Fundamentals.
Conditions were fairly flat and we were able to to spend most of the dive doing skills in 20 feet of depth.
Water was warm with a thermocline around 17 and deeper on around 30 feet or so.
We had a bit of rain between dives but fortunately nothing like the previous week.
Between dives we reviewed video shot during the first dive.
Then completed dive 2 and headed off to San Diego Divers to fill tanks, make a few gear adjustments and review video shot during the second dive.

Boundary Wall Dive Thursday 6:00 PM July 31

Karl, Walter made up 1 team and Peter and I made up the other.
Karl and Walter had the faster scooter - Karl - Cuda, Walter - Genesis and were in the water ready to go a bit before Peter and I. So the dives in the canyon were largely separate. Returning to eel grass we found 72 degree water at 40 feet so spent a bit longer in the eel grass then normal. Tide was out a bit although the waves were 2-4 feet.


Fundys Dive Day 1 La jolla Shores July 27

Joe, Amy and I met at 7:00 AM at La Jolla Shores.
After setting up the tent and stands we headed into the Village for breakfast and to review the Fundys video.
Returning to the Shores we moved gear to the site, reviewed Basic 5 and then it began to rain, lightning and thunder.
Made some adjustments to the gear and waited for the squall to past before entering the water.
Once the squall began to die headed to the Vallecitos restrooms to don the drysuit undergarments and found Vallecitos Street completely flooded.
Spillway leading across the beach and to the ocean had been spewing ugly brown smelly water for awhile so I cancelled the dives.
We headed to the YMCA to complete the swim test and then finished completed the final lecture and wrote the exam.

Boundary Wall Dive Thursday 6:00 PM July 24

Lauryn Evans joined us for the first after moving to San Diego from Singapore. We provided an excellent introduction to San Diego surf entries with a high tide and couple of feet of surf.
At high tide Marine Room typically produces a reflected wave moving south to north to complement the west to north swell. Tide was higher on the way out making for an entrusting exit up the walkway between Marine Room and the first house.

UB88 and Moody July 26

Robert and Allison Lee and Matt Vieta join Karl Haywood and myself for a dive on the UB88 and the Moody.
Dive on Sundiver III with Captain Ray at the wheel. All of us on GUE rigged JJ-CCRs.
Viz on both wrecks was decent. Lots of Wolf eels and lingcods.

UB88 Lingcod

Karl and I hit both ends of the Moody using an existing cave line run between the two pieces.