Pt. Pinos Oasis…

Fall can have some of the best diving conditions off the Central California coast and on this particular day, 11/01/2020, we had exceptional underwater conditions! This un-named spot off Point Pinos on the southern tip of Monterey Bay is quite a ways offshore and 170 feet deep, a very challenging dive. Jutting up from the sandy bottom are gigantic slabs of granite that are covered by spectacular strawberry anemones. Feeding off the cold nutrient-rich waters that are continually in motion due to strong currents and surge from passing swells they have found a perfect home to flourish. The dive to capture these images lasted 75 minutes with the first 25 minutes spent photographing the bottom structure before having to spend the last 50 minutes decompressing before returning to the surface. Well worth the effort!!!



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