I had a stellar day at Catalina Friday October 16, 2009. The Visibility was 100 foot and more at Old Quarry. We stayed there for two dives. On the first dive I saw the Scythe Butterfly fish and other numerous creatures but I was shocked, to say the least, by the sight of this Green Sea Turtle cruising past. I always enjoyed seeing the Turtles in Hawaii but to see one here is very rare. This site is now my all time favorite!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
During the second dive of three at Catalina on Friday October 9, 2009 the four of us were treated to a real surprise. We were at Old Quarry, my son Andrew had spotted the Scythe Butterfly fish, I followed and filmed a Round Ray and just as we met back up with Ruth and Laura I saw a Blue Shark. I have only seen one other and that was looooong ago like 35 years or so. This one was at least five feet long, turned about a few times, which was very helpful as it took me what seemed like hours to get the point across to my buddies that there was a cool Shark just behind them!!! I nearly gave myself a concussion banging the side of my hand against my forehead, the sign for shark underwater. Luckily my brain finally caught up with my body and I managed to get about 8 seconds of video but my BBF Ruth's reaction after is priceless!!!