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Dive #8 Off The Pacific Star – Keep Out Quarry
PSD - 11/01/2019 3:45 AM
September 22, 2019 It’s been a hell of a month, and I know this post has been sort of delayed, but at least I have something for October. We made our way to our final dive for this weekend. After careful consideration, Captain Dave anchored at a place he called “KO quarry” – or “Keep […]...
Dive Number Seven Off The Pacific Star – Bird Rock
PSD - 10/02/2019 12:30 AM
September 22, 2019 After breakfast, Captain Dave took us to the famous “Bird Rock.” There was a big debate among the divers whether “Bird Rock” should be called “Bird Island” since “Sutil Rock” is actually called “Sutil Island.” Again, I was the first diver off the boat. I descended… Logged SCUBA Dive #517 Solo Diving, […]...
Dive Number Six Off The Pacific Star – Eagle Reef
PSD - 10/01/2019 12:45 AM
September 22, 2019 After last night’s dive, there was some debate about where we should dive once we reached Catalina Island. We were suppose to do the back side, something that I have never experienced, but the conditions were reported to be green and crappy. Captain Dave said that he would anchor on the backside […]...
Fifth Dive Off The Pacific Star – Night Diving Sutil Island
PSD - 9/29/2019 5:52 PM
September 21, 2019 I rested in my bunk for an hour or so until I heard the announcement that dinner was ready. I made it to the galley and was greeted by Captain Dave who asked me, “Would you like to try our vegetarian meatloaf?” “What, no I like meat in my meatloaf,” I replied. […]...
Fourth Dive Off The Pacific Star – Sutil Island
PSD - 9/29/2019 3:33 PM
September 21, 2019 I fell asleep on the top deck of the Pacific Star, getting properly baked by the Sun. I woke up after hearing the announcement that the gates were open, and we were free to dive. Even though the last dive was great, I had no inclination to dive at that spot again, […]...
Third Dive Off The Pacific Star At Santa Barbara Island
PSD - 9/27/2019 2:02 AM
September 21, 2019 After great taco lunch, it was time to dive the South East Kelp Forest of Santa Barbara Island. Again, I was the first one off the boat. After taking a quick surface pee in my wet-suit, I submerged. Logged SCUBA Dive #513 Solo Diving, SoCal Buddy Diving South East Kelp Forest, Santa […]...
Second Dive Off The Pacific Star At Santa Barbara Island
PSD - 9/26/2019 6:13 AM
September 21, 2019 It was decided that we would stay at the Rookery for our second dive because of the vicious Sea Lion encounters. Having been a cage fighter in training for several years, I was not scared. During our surface interval, there were some reconnaissance Sea Lions that scouted our activity. Again, I was […]...
First Dive – Santa Barbara Island Off The Pacific Star
PSD - 9/24/2019 1:26 PM
September 21, 2019 I awoke to the boat moving with the engines still on… so I thought. Yes, the boat was moving with the slight swells, and yes, the generator was on, but there we were, anchored off of Santa Barbara Island at a place called “The Rookery.” After a great breakfast of bacon and […]...
Diving Santa Barbara Island! Two Day, Two Night Live Aboard!
PSD - 9/23/2019 7:54 PM
September 20, 2019 It’s time for a vacation. I have been slaving away at my new job, pretty much done liquidating my Father’s estate and am done with a bad business decision. What fit my budget was the super two-night, two-day dive package to Santa Barbara Island, Sutil Island and Catalina Island offered by ECO […]...
Conception Dive Boat Catches Fire – 33 Missing, 5 Rescued
PSD - 9/02/2019 4:10 PM
Breaking News from KTLA Channel 5: A 75-foot diving vessel named the Conception caught fire Monday while anchored off Santa Cruz Island, prompting a multi-agency effort to find and rescue 33 missing people believed to have been on board, authorities said. An unknown number of people are believed to be dead, according to the Ventura County Fire […]...
Back To Diving Terranea Resort!
PSD - 7/21/2019 10:29 PM
My life is slowly starting to come back to normal; I looked at the swell maps this morning and it was all dark blue around Palos Verdes. There was no way I could talk my way out of a dive, so I arrived promptly at 8:00 AM at Terranea Resort. I’m still trying to get […]...
I’m Back In The Water – Refresher Course
PSD - 6/29/2019 5:49 PM
After spending over a year liquidating my father’s estate and dealing with some bad business decisions, I said, “Fuck it.” I’m going back to my old life of diving, that I have missed, but never intended to leave. Sometimes you just have to call your losses and go on with your life. But, if I […]...
The SCUBA Show Returns To Long Beach – June 23-24
PSD - 6/01/2018 4:11 AM
The SCUBA Show is once again coming back to the Long Beach Convention Center, June 23-24! I used to be a regular attendee, but after the show kept looking the same year after year, I stopped going for a few years. I plan on going back this year, probably on Sunday, June 24th. I will […]...
Back In The Water – I Hope This Is A Trend
PSD - 2/19/2018 4:52 AM
It was Paris Hilton’s birthday yesterday; she is a fellow SCUBA diver, so Happy Birthday Paris Hilton, and congratulations on your engagement and not hooking up with me! Yeah, she is not one of my six readers, but it’s the thought that counts. There has been a lot of crap going on in my life, […]...
Thanksgiving Weekend Dive and Debrief
PSD - 11/27/2017 6:07 AM
I arrived promptly at 8 am to check the conditions; Reverend Al and other divers were already present. For the most part, the Cove was pretty calm with some waves rolling onto shore. The Point was a little different because some big swells were rolling into the rocks between lulls; I would have called it, […]...
Dive Report – Death Off The Oil Rigs
PSD - 11/13/2017 4:17 AM
I’m on a roll; I wanted to get back into the water again. Plus, I promised to bring some North Korean wine and mushrooms to barbecue for debriefing. I’m returning to my old macho self – all I have to do now is get back to cage fighting, but I just have a feeling I […]...
Back In The Water – Finally!
PSD - 11/06/2017 6:02 AM
I woke up to a solid blue swell map around Palos Verdes. Even the slight rain couldn’t be an excuse to stay away. I arrived at 7:30 am – it was calm. A couple of divers in the parking lot commented if they should be concerned that there are no other divers around. I told […]...
An American Dives In North Korea
PSD - 8/27/2017 5:28 PM
August 14, 2017 When I say I’m going to do something, I do it. I used to have that kind of persistency with women, but restraining orders, jail and getting beaten up all the time made me pursue traveling as a safer option. However, this will also probably be the lamest dive report that I […]...
Finally A Dive – And The July Trip Announcement!
PSD - 6/16/2017 11:16 PM
I know, I have not been in the water for a while. Sorry! I took the day off to take care of some stuff. I managed to do a solo dive off of Redondo Beach, just to make sure I still know how to dive. On July 3rd, I leave for a diving trip to […]...
May Is Great White Shark Month
PSD - 5/31/2017 3:31 PM
For some unknown reason, the month of May has brought many Great White sharks to the waters of Southern California. Great White sharks have been spotted as far North as San Francisco to as far South as San Diego. The Coast Guard and Lifeguards apparently use helicopters and drones to spot sharks and decide if […]...