Bottom Time: 50
Buddy: Payal Razdan
Every time I go to Sunrise I find something new. I had been told that there was a boat somewhere out there at about at 100ft, but no one seemed to be able to find it. I decided to take a heading of 90° from the small boat (home to a GPO) next to large cut open cylinders (home to a couple wolf eels), and go out past the sea pens. it usually looks pretty baron but the visibility was great and the water was like glass on the surface.
suddenly i came upon it and it was a nice sized boat with lots of life hanging around. i saw the biggest lingcod ever! his head must have been the size of a soccer ball and he had to be almost 4ft long. on the way back, you could see the emerald green glow these waters are known for. i could see some pretty large schools of rock fish, too. as i made my way around to the port side, i could see another boat. its upside down, so be sure to look underneath.
I've been seeing more sailfin sculpin, a squid or two, prawns, crabs, greenlings, sole, and a plethora of starfish, anemones, and jellies as the water is getting clearer.
its usually about 50°F, so be sure to be drysuit diving. Frank, the owner lets me run line, and now there is a route from one of the pylons on the right side of the dock out to all three boats.
I'm going to go out a little further next time and look for 6-gill sharks!
Thanks to carlos6466 for submitting this review!