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Old 03-27-2012, 01:00 AM   #31
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Re: SLO Dive Conditions

http://cdip.ucsd.edu/?nav=recent&sub...UTC&pub=public

Might be worth looking at the water tomorrow. 4-5ft is the Cdip forecast, I think the water will still be pretty brown from the swell and rain though. Brown and chaotic was how it looked at Shell today.
The extended forecast looks pretty terrible all the way through Sunday.

Its not looking good for the abalone opener up North either. Anyone planning on heading up there for the opener? I am looking at the 14th weekend. Hope we don't take that much of a beating.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #32
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Got in today for a couple dives. There was some swell out of the West and a moderate surge. The wind was out of the south all day and less than 10kts. Had 20-25ft vis at one spot, 30-40ft vis at the other. It is a bit warmer in the water; I had 55 degrees on my computer. Both dives were near Lion Rk. Probably was clear a short paddle from Spooners.
Saw a lot of fish, including some young rockfish from last years crop (olives, B/Y, Grass). Saw a few nice calicos, some sheepies, and the standard CC fare. Nice day on the water. Did no fishing or photography today. Just a work day.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:24 AM   #33
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Re: SLO Dive Conditions

Went out in the Spooners area this morning--vis was great, top to bottom in many shallow spots, 20+ in deeper areas. Swell picked up as the afternoon came, however.

Dove yesterday as well--windy, lots of swell rolling through, and ~6ft vis.

Shot my ling limit, a few cabs (including a 23"er), and enjoyed seeing the cold-water fish.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:06 AM   #34
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Nice fish, that cabbie must have had a head like a volleyball. There have been a lot of lings swimming around this year. Has anyone else noticed the sharp incline of the kelp greenling population? I used to see 1-2 kg's on a dive, now they are everywhere.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:38 PM   #35
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I went salmon fishing for the opener this weekend. Water was 49degrees, green, but quite clear out deep. Not a lot of bait in the water, and not much on the meter. Saw a few nice fish arches, and a few pockets of bait up at the top, and some clouds at the bottom. Looks like spring is still on the upswing, and production is still going up. Plenty of cold, nutrient rich water. Should make for a productive summer.

Pulled up a few salmon up to 29inches on the boat. One was full of cancer crab megalops, the other two had empty guts. Another swell on the way, so we gotta get fish where we can.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #36
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Yea the greenlings seem to be everywhere between avila and morro. I saw more of them than rockfish the other day at MDO.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:59 PM   #37
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WSB are still around. 2 were picked up as bycatch salmon fishing.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:48 AM   #38
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It is raining as I write this post--rain is also scheduled for Friday and possibly Saturday.

There is an alternative to setting at home Saturday home picking your nose; the ~~~~~ Third Annual Professional diver's conference ~~~~~
This is the first year "The Conference" is open to the general public...

A few facts about the conference speakers...

4 are listed in "Who's Who of SCUBA Diving"
3 are SSI Pro 5000 divers (over 5000 logged dives)
5 are involved full time in the diving profession
1 is the only hyperbaric doctor between Santa Barbara & San Francisco
1 is the director of the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber
1 traveled the world as a UW photographer
2 made commercial UW movies
2 are ex LB Neptunes
1 holds a spearfishing record
1 was acclaimed as a "Father of free diving and spearfishing" @ FDL meet in 2000
1 served several tours in VN as a SEAL
2 are ex-military officers
7 have published numerous diving articles, papers
1 had 5 dedicated columns in national dive magazines
1 was the first guest editor of Skin Diver Magazine
2 produced commercial diving movies
6 are certified SCUBA instructors; LACo, NAUI, PADI etc
1 is a NAUI Life member
1 is the lowest NAUI instructor number (27) in California
1 was the outstanding UW Instructor of the year


Dr. SAM IV's presentation covers ALL aspects of "Medical & Cosmetic Implants" as related to free and SCUBA Diving.--He will be available at the breaks to chat about personal diving medical problems.

All have between 40 and 65 years of dive experience...

All presenters except one are residents of SLO county

Attendees are from as far away as Orange County in the south & Mendocino in north and Catalina to the west.

**** This is the last day for registration...If interested hobble,walk,run,but some how get the registration fee of $10.00 American Dollars to Chuck Rawlinson at Depth Perceptions in SLO before 6:00 PM tonight- Wednesday 11 April, 2012 ****

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Old 04-11-2012, 11:20 AM   #39
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Already had that lined up for my Saturday. Perhaps I will see a few of you guys at that meeting.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #40
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It is not a "meeting." It is a Professional Divers Conference. Most in attendance are professionals

Starts at 8: 00 AM-- suggest arriving NLT 7:30 AM

Are you REGISTERED and PAID IN FULL?

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Are you REGISTERED and PAID IN FULL?

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Yep. It's the one at the PG and E center on Ontario, right? Work likes it when I go to that meeting, and I missed it last year due to an abalone trip.
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Is Chuck in his shop today? Usually he is not around Wednesday and Thursday.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:05 AM   #43
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Yep. It's the one at the PG and E center on Ontario, right? Work likes it when I go to that meeting, and I missed it last year due to an abalone trip.
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Correct location suggest arriving early -7:00 to 7:30 for Coffee and Donuts (One of the basic food groups of of all police officers)--Starts at 8:00

Namor and I are meeting after the first presentation "To talk Guns" (Ala Wally Potts.) .you are welcome join us ...
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:43 PM   #44
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Great article about the SLO County S&R Conference by Patrick Smith. Pat drove from Huntington Beach in the rain to attend the conference. He had to drive back to HB immediately after the conference.

Some of you may recall his book "Shipwrecks of the Southern California Coast." Perhaps Soon there will be a "Shipwrecks of the Central California Coast."

Here are his comments:

~~ http://diver.net/bbs/posts003/85656.shtml ~~~

It is a pity so many of you tigers missed the conference...

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Old 04-19-2012, 12:22 AM   #45
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I am glad I made it. Too bad I did not get my copy of his book signed.

I like how they have some of the same lecturers every year at this event, but the topics are different. So start thinking about topics to suggest for next years discussions.
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