Diving with Ross O
November 30, 2008
and Photos © Elaine
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Sunday Ross invited Phil, Merry, and myself out for
another dive day. Last weekend the ocean had hosted us with wonderful
visibility and conditions. We were eager to get out and get some
more of the same.
Everything was different today though, it was foggy
with poor vis above the ocean, and heavy with floating sand and
poor vis below. At Hawthorn's visibility was 10ft at best.. Even
at 70 fsw, there was plenty of surge. A very bad day for wide angle
Unless it was topside wide angle. This is what it
looked like near Old Marineland.
Anyway, Ross went into his role as "super model"
for a few photos at Hawthorn's, and I had to stay really close for
somewhat decent results.
Phil pulled out his macro and went to work in the
surge on the nudis and cone snails. Somehow I never got a picture
I think Ross got bored of being followed so closely
by a fisheye dome port as he started checking out every nook and
cubby hole in the reef.
He finally found a hole big enough to crawl into.
Hum, where in the world was Ross O?
Ohhhh! He was lobster hunting, and he caught one.
He let the lucky guy go.
After an hour we too a final look around and returned
to the surface.
Back on the boat the dive boat Sea Bass pulled up.
They reported poor visibility, even at the Avalon. So, after one
long dive - we called it a day.
On the way back to the slip, we passed a dead, bloated,
really stinky sea lion. A sad sight.