Bath Time!

9 09 2013

Sunday, September 8th, 2013 ~

Since the guys ditched me on yesterday’s dive, I met up with Jen, and we headed towards Kingston, where we caught the tail end of the Santi Demo Day, before heading a little further west, to DIVE!

We had never been to this site before, and we knew that it was going to be a shallow dive, but we wanted to check it out.

Entry…

We did our gear checks, and descended… well, swam down through a jungle of weeds, in about 5′ of water, and about 5′ of visibility. Did I mention that there were weeds? Perhaps it was the west end’s version of a kelp forest, without the little gaps to swim through. What seemed like an eternity of swimming through this vast lake jungle, and low visibility, we finally reached open water. Yahooooo! With this open water, came even worse visibility, so we finally decided to turn back. I don’t mind low vis., but this went to about 2″, and nothing but jello-like silt… besides the iced tea drink pouch and a piece of tree.

We swam back for a while, then decided to blow a bag, and surface swim… only because we didn’t feel like navigating the jungle, again. Up went the bag, followed by us. When we reached the surface, we noticed how far we had gone. We were way past the far marker buoy, that you can see in the above photo. Ah, well… It was a beautiful day, and we did have quite a few laughs, as we made our way in. We did happen to see a bass, and what we thought were a bunch of little gobies (through the murkiness).

Bottom Time: 47 mins.
Max. Depth: 28′
Water Temp.: 68F/71F
Vis.: What vis.?
Fun Factor, Anyway: High

We wanted to get a selfie, with the water in the background, so we kneeled down…

How low can you go?

….and we got a water shot!

 

I think we will need to return later in the fall, when the weeds die off! The visibility will more than likely be better, and we won’t have to swim through a wall of jungle!

 

 

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