Solo Dive at E. Beach


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February 14th 2013
Published: March 3rd 2013
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Dive 21. E Beach. Solo dive

I went back to E beach today to practice lighting techniques with the froggies. I could see the long swells from the look out area. There was some time in between swells but some of the waves were high and when that happens the ocean soaks ups the water in with some strength that can knock a diver with their gear down on the sand... It took me a while to decide. One of the freedive hunters at the beach offered to look out for me during the dive and meet me on the way out. So I went in. The yellow froggie was still in the same structure but on the bottom East corner of it and upside down and really difficult toget to. My head hurt from trying to take pics upside down. And the big painted froggie was in the same area. I missed it the first time around but I came back to it in a counter clockwise direction and I saw it on the opposite side (East) completely passed out sleeping. I wish I had my 60mm I would have video it. It almost looked it was snoring so funny. Good news: IT LOOKED PREGNANT. So, I hope my friend Sandi keeps and eye on it. Yes the blue dragons were still around but all curled up not moving like sleeping so weird. The surge was strong so I didn't even tried to get to any of them. I picked up a few shells and got out. The freediver, kept his promise and helped me out! Good thing! I love people in Hawaii. Everyone is nice. Nothing like Florida. :P Oh I saw the water actually coming out of the pipes: It looked very dangerous. I had a second tank obviously I didn’t use it.

Log 527. 30ft 60 min No computer dive but I am guessing. Out with 500 psi. 80cc AL filled at 3400 and because of the surge I soaked my tank fast.

Dive notes: Do not try E. Beach if there is surf or surge on your own, if you are an inexperienced diver or if you have lots of camera equipment.


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4th March 2013

Baby froggies -- always a good thing -- yay!

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