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    Diving with Sharks at La Jolla Cove

    Thanks for the compliment on the video. As for great white sharks, my understanding is that the Scripps Institute of Oceanography has a GWS monitoring station in La Jolla Cove and that they regularly record tagged great white sharks in La Jolla Cove. I am not too sure how excited I would be to...
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    Diving with Sharks at La Jolla Cove

    I was going off what Mike Bear said in this article: San Diego diver has close encounter with large Sevengill shark at La Jolla Cove - San Diego scuba diving | Examiner.com
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    Coldest it gets in Southern California (underwater)

    At recreational depths in southern California for general planning purposes, during the winter months, you should plan on diving in water that is in the low 50s. In summer, you should plan on diving in water that is in the high 50s.
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    Diving with Sharks at La Jolla Cove

    Yeah, that is the suggestion I gave in my prior post. I am glad you got a chance to see the seven gills too! Tyler, the seven gills are not common at the Cove. They only appear sporadically and no one knows why. For example, last year know one saw a seven gill at La Jolla Cove at all. I...
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    Diving with Sharks at La Jolla Cove

    Nice Socal_Celt. Here is a photo I took of one of the seven gill sharks from the same dive:
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    Diving with Sharks at La Jolla Cove

    This past weekend, I had another opportunity to spend quite a bit of time with several seven gill sharks at La Jolla Cove. My prior video of the seven gill sharks focused more on their tail as I stayed behind them as we glided through the water. This time, I swam parallel with them. So, this...
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    7 Gill Sharks at La Jolla Cove

    I have been seeing them consistently in an area about 50 yards east and little bit north of Buoy A at the Cove. So, if you were surface swimming out to Buoy A from the Cove, just head a little right of the Buoy and once you are in line or a little past the buoy, drop down and look for the sharks.
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    7 Gill Sharks at La Jolla Cove

    For the past few weeks, numerous people have been seeing large 7 gill sharks at La Jolla Cove. Yesterday, divers reported seeing dozens of 7 gill sharks. So, if you have a chance to dive La Jolla Cove soon, you should. Here is a video I put together from my scooter dive with the 7 gill sharks...
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    Komodo Liveaboards. Suggestions please...

    Yup. For a liveaboard trip, I would do it again. Doing 4 dives a day, my wife and I were extremely comfortable. By dive 3 and 4 of each day, some of the other divers were adding a 3mm wetsuit on top of their 5mm wetsuit. Nor did we ever overheat in the drysuit as we got dressed in the shade...
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    Komodo Liveaboards. Suggestions please...

    Right.... Mr. Gubbins. :) As I found out in Indonesia, drysuits are indeed optional in tropical water. The Mrs. and I just got back from diving the Great Barrier Reef. And, this time, we left the drysuits at home.
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    Dive-Xtras Sierra Scooter

    The Sierra has been sold.
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    Dive-Xtras Sierra Scooter

    I am selling a Dive-Xtras Sierra scooter. The scooter body was just professionally sand-blasted, primed and painted with 3M marine paint. I also recently changed all the seals and o-rings. Comes with NiMH battery and charger. According to the battery tester, battery is still getting 60...
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    Looking for dive buddy Point Lobos July 15th with scooters

    This is a very good example of what could go wrong. During our trip, one of the dive teams accidentally "finished" their dive in Bluefish Cove. When they surfaced, they realized they were in the wrong cove, but, had no idea which way to go. Luckily, they saw Phil's boat heading into what must...
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    Looking for dive buddy Point Lobos July 15th with scooters

    Navigating to the sites without a guide was not that bad. We definitely used the BAUE maps. We didn't use any "landmarks" per se. Using the BAUE maps, we navigated by compass headings and the depths of intended sites. Using this method, we were able to navigate to Beto's Reef, Three Sisters...
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    Looking for dive buddy Point Lobos July 15th with scooters

    FYI. I just dove Lobos for the first time a few days ago. All my dives were on a scooter. Right now, there is a huge plankton bloom going on. So, in Whaler's Cove, the viz was not good at all. So, finding the sand channel underwater was somewhat of a little exercise (though we did find it...
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