I knew it was too ambitious to go to Bass Rocks for the last dive of October. October is always a wash out. The winds come with October and they sort of calm down in November. November comes with more possibilities of good diving, last opportunity to say “bye” to most fishes until next spring.
We did suit up for Bass Rocks but once we ended at the ocean landing we saw that the entrance and exit was quite rough. So, quick discussion and change of plans we decided to go to Stage Fort Park. I wasn’t necessarily excited about that dive but it has been too long since I got wet, so I would take anything so we headed there. It was probably fun for the people on the streets to see a fully geared up diver driving the car 🙂
We didn’t dive the regular spot but Half moon Cove, down the pavilion. It is a small sandy cove/beach. The entrance is quite easy, walk down the paved ramp and enter the water. Under the water it is mostly sand and grass. Mike and Geoff in our group followed ~120 degree out and reached approximately 30ft waters “with big rocks where things can hide under”. It turns out that they had the most exciting dive with a big searaven sighting. Rest of us mostly saw hermit crabs, grubbies, a single pipefish. It is a quite boring dive when you get excited for a small cunner swimming around. 🙂
Buddies: Bert, Dan, Mike, Geoff.
52F, 20ft, 60 min, ~10ft viz