Second day of Memorial day long weekend. We hit the Folly Cove at low tide, not my favorite, but once you hit the water you forget about all the pain associated with getting in the water, until it is time to come out of the water, ugh. The positive side is much less surface swim to the left wall, you can almost walk to decent point.
First dive we were on the left wall, the visibility was not as great as you would expect from the calmness of the water, I would say in the 10 ft region, average. Saw a few nudibranchs, some were new to me. A more pleasing sight was their egg ribbons and how beautifully they ornament the tunicates with their eggs.
On the way back we came across a very excited searaven with a deep red color. I sufficiently harassed this pretty cool dude with my camera before we headed back. IT was tough to choose from all the photos I had of this one, searavens are always very photogenic, from all angles.
For the second dive we hit the reef in the middle. You should take 25-30 degree bearing from the center right of the cove, I was more on the right so I missed it and had to navigate back to find it. Our purpose was to find the oceanpout which has been seen around there recently. But apparently, based on other divers report, it chose to hang out at the left wall this time and we didn’t see it in the first dive, damn. Nevertheless it was a nice dive, completing the sculpin family sightings for the weekend with the cute longhorn sculpin we saw on the sand.
Completing two awesome dives at awesome weather. The low tide entrance and exit exhausted the hell out of me. I need a bumper sticker “I dove Folly Cove at low tide”. Last part of the diveathon, tomorrow Peirce Island.
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