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Sun.morning Dive @ OML (Old Marineland)
Event Date Sun, March 4, 2012 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Location Long Point Terranea Trail, Rancho Palos, CA
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JMartin - View Member Calendar
Category: Dive Trip
Comments: 15


Meet time 7:30am Splash by 8:30am, looks like an awesome day for Old Marineland!

Conditions Expected: 0.5 - 1 ft surf, High Tide at 6:10am
Depth of Location: 15-50 feet
When to Dive: High tide makes entry easier

Site Hazards: Rocky entry
What you may find: Larger variety of fish,Harbor seal, Bat Ray, Guitar Fish, Kelp Bass, possible Blue sharks, you name it!
Address: 100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA90275


bluesteal - 3/05/2012 9:23 AM
You guys had a nice size group, maybe 12-15 divers. What does NBTT stand for? did you ever find the statue? We recorded a temp of 52 at depth, average 55 overall, VIS better than expected. Hope to see you all out there again sometime.
JMartin - 3/05/2012 9:27 AM
tmncali - 3/04/2012 8:49 PM
Thanks everyone, for the fun dive.
JMartin - 3/05/2012 8:49 AM
Yeah Bro that was a fantastic day, it was great to have there!... NBTT!!
tmncali - 3/04/2012 7:44 AM
Im here, hope this is the right parking lot. I am in the silver escort.
Tromptista - 3/02/2012 2:41 PM
All, its pretty warm today and will probably be warmer on Sunday so dont forget to bring a few jugs of water to pour into your suit for Sunday (when you get back to the car that is) . There is also a shower /drinking fountain half way from the walk back to the parking lot but you will probably need it.
bluesteal - 3/01/2012 8:32 AM
Weather should be very nice, sunny and even warm. Water temp last sunday was 54-55 at depth of 70’ and 57 at the surface, current westward, entry was easy, exit was walk right out. VIS of course can change daily, but Sunday was 15’.

I’ll be there.
JMartin - 3/01/2012 8:41 AM
Nice! haven’t done OML in awhile
Tromptista - 3/01/2012 12:01 PM
Dennis do you know how to get to the lady of the garden over there. Can you guide us to it? I heard it was like straight off the concrete post at the point?
Rich-D-Fish - 3/01/2012 8:41 PM
To find the Lady of the Garden, here are the steps I’ve used. There are actually two posts at the point. I line them up and head out to the deepest kelp area straight out. At that point I usually drop down to a depth of about 45-50’. From there I continue heading straight out, maybe another 40-60 yards to a depth of 60’. There is a huge Pinnacle about 30’ tall, and the Lady is located on the SE side. She is pretty encrusted with everything and very camoflaged at this point. She’s maybe 2’ tall and holding a bowl in front of her. The "garden" around her is the best part of the reef at OML. So much color and I have found more nudibranch’s per square foot there than anywhere.
bluesteal - 3/03/2012 4:58 PM
Topside report for OML, and other areas around PV: The weather could not be nicer, warm, sunny, close to 80 degrees. No wind in the morning, then around 11 some wind coming out of the N/NW. The ocean surface was smooth, no waves and the entry/exit looked like a lake. Christmas Tree cove, Neptunes, and the whale whale center next to point Vicente had what looked like good conditions, you could see the boulders on the bottom out pretty far. Now for the bad news. I talked to a couple of divers exiting OML, they had just dove 120. VIS was 6-8’. Well hopefully by tomorrow the VIS may improve. Another set of divers was claiming up to 15’ VIS, but not sure where they were diving at. It should be even warmer tomorrow.
JMartin - 3/03/2012 6:54 PM
Marco and I are planning on entering at the point, 120 reef Viz is a toss up.
bluesteal - 3/04/2012 3:56 PM
Hope your group had a nice 2 dives today. Conditions topside were ideal, hot, sunny. We entered at the point, made the kelp crawl to the outside of the kelp bed, then dropped down. At Ted’s pinnacle we checked out the statue and then made our way towards the cove for an exit. Saw lots of cool critters and overall we had a good dive. Post dive debrief was beer and chips/salsa.
Tromptista - 2/29/2012 9:22 AM
Nice! If this forecast holds should easily be able to get in from the point. (Click here for latest )

4 FT.
JMartin - 2/29/2012 9:46 AM
Man that sounds good! OML at its best!

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