Had the chance to dive San Miguel Island this weekend aboard the Peace Dive boat. This island is the most westward of the Channel Islands. Due to this fact, the winds and conditions at SMI can be interesting. The ride out from Ventura was at night so I got to sleep through the chop. You could feel in your bunk how rough it was getting out there. I missed the first dive as I had just flown in from Calgary. I live here in so Cal but was up in Calgary for work. I missed the 2nd dive as well due to the fact that I had left my drysuit stuff out and before I retrived it, it had gotten wet . Luckily on the Peace they have a dryer. i was able to dry my stuff enough to dive. So the first dive I got to do was dive #3.
The night before I had checked my strobes and they fired fine. For some reason my sync cable had come loss so I was not able to fire my strobes. This was very aggravating as another diver had found a wolf eel and pointed it out to me. Luckily I was able to get some shots of it using the focal lights for light. On my SI, I fixed the loose cable and was able to get some nice shots I think of some sea lemon nudis.
Please see the below link to see pics from SMI: