2 day Coastal trip-Peace-Nov. 14-15, 2015
The coastal trips on the Peace are always great and this one was no different! We had a great time on this 2 day trip sharing it with PCH Scuba. Saturday we started around the Deep Hole area and worked our past Point Dume where we anchored for dinner and the night dive. Because of the expected weather for Sunday we moved right after the night dive to Smugglers Cove at Santa Cruz Island where we spent the night. Sunday we did 3 more dives getting back before it got to bad out on the ocean.
We had almost a full boat and it looked like everyone enjoyed themselves and liked the different dive sites along the coast. There was still some kelp but it sure wasn’t like it used to be and part of the reason was the warmer water we had the months before. At least the coast didn’t get hit as hard as Catalina.
We had low 60 degree water temperatures and it was almost colder topside then in the water. We had anywhere from about 25′ to around 50′ visibility at Pt. Dume and an average of around 30-35′. We heard they had 80′ visibility the week before which I have personally seen in the same area many years back.
Saturday we did 5 day dives and 1 night dive and they were the outer Deep Hole area, west of the Ring by Neptune Net, outer Nicholas Canyon, middle Decker Canyon and Point Dume which was awesome by boat and then ended the day with a night dive at outer Lil Dume. On Sunday we did Pink Ribbon, Flame Reef and Alberts Anchorage off the backside of Santa Cruz.
When you consider all the dives you get on a 2 day trip along with not being rushed and doing sites you can’t normally do on a single day trip it just goes to show you the multi-day trips may seem a bit pricey but overall they ARE the BEST VALUE. More BANG for your BUCK!
If you want to get more trips like this in for 2016 keep an eye out for the new 2016 CIDA calendar and the special pricing we will have all year with our Multi-Mania deal!
By Ken Kollwitz