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24 March 2014 - 12:05 AM

I made the Saturday trip to Anacapa Island with the Spectre out of Ventura. Here are a few photos from the trip:


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Photos from San Carlos, Sonora, Trip

01 January 2014 - 06:33 PM

I just returned from San Carlos. The group I was with did a couple of days of local diving and a day out at the Isla San Pedro Nolasco. Winter upwelling from the deep underwater canyons reduced visibility, but diving was still doable. We dove the Sea Mount local site with fairly heavy current and reduced visibility. Sea Mount will definitely be worth another visit when conditions are better. Despite low viz conditions, divers saw large schools of barracuda and schools of frisky (guess it's spawning season) sting rays.

Sea lions did a nice job providing divers with encounters out at the island. Surprisingly, sea turtles are still hanging at the island despite winter water temperatures.

Here are a few photos from the trip.



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Gull Island - Santa Cruz Trip w. Spectre

31 October 2013 - 10:46 PM

I just returned from a trip to Southern California which included diving off Santa Cruz Island from the Spectre out of Ventura. The trip was intended to focus on dive sites around Gull Island, but the weather didn't cooperate. We managed only one dive in the marine reserve due to the wind presenting problems for the crew to anchor securely. They put us on some alternative sites on the leeward side of Santa Cruz Island which presented decent visibility.


Of course, the marine reserve had greater species diversity and larger critters than the sites outside of the reserve. I was setup for macro stuff so I missed a lot of wide angle opportunities. Based upon what I saw, I'll sign-on for another trip to Gull Island with the Spectre at a future date to shoot some wide angle stuff.


Here are a few photos from the trip:


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BTW... the Spectre crew runs a good op.





Dancing with Sea Lions

20 October 2013 - 09:51 PM

Just returned from a quick weekend in Rocky Point, Sonora.

The tidal flows were high so we had a lot of crud in the water which made shooting photos a challenge with the 10-24 Nikkor. We had lots of sea lion action.

Overall, it was a great trip! I've attached a few photos. Fun stuff!



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A Couple from San Carlos, Sonora

24 September 2013 - 08:10 PM

Just returned from a weekend San Carlos, Sonora, dive trip with lots of decent photos. Here are a couple that seem to work pretty well.