It had been years that I have not dove at the left cove at Fort Wetherill. Since I primarily do night dives I find the right cove easier to navigate and I like the freedom of going back and forth to each side of the cove or just hang out in the middle. However, today I had a buddy for a pre-night dive and did a short dive in the afternoon exploring the left cove. It was a nice dive, I always enjoyed the rocky formations there with lots of life, but I like right cove much better, maybe it is just familiarity.
Yesterday I had met with my friends from New Jersey, with all the expectations of all the things I have seen here but the ocean was rough and the viz was horrible. I just wanted to share the kind of dive experience I had here with them but the conditions would not allow it 🙁
And what a difference a day makes; today the water was calm and the viz was much better and we saw lots of creatures. The squids were out sucking life out of fish, a tiny seahorse was hiding among the seaweed, a two dimensional moonfish made an appearance, there were many jellyfish getting eaten by the crabs and a cute little box crab was just being too cute. Such is life, you cannot order what you want to see, you take whatever it provides you and hope the best.
#443: 26ft, 50min, 64F. #444: 19ft, 111min, 64F.