Friday, December 01, 2006

All adverse conditions rolled in one

I went briefly at 4:30, and found about all adverse conditions, except a nearing Taifun. There was high water, adding an extra meter of depth. It was additionally very turbid; especially the top meter came close to milk. In effect, I swam most of the time without seeing the bottom (or anything else). As a result, I dove more than usual, with surface intervals as short as 20 seconds. The declining daylight did not help either. Luckily, I know the are well enough, to know where it is worthwhile going down. Also, I wore a long 3mm suit, which worked well, only I will have to bring more weight next time.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Visibility is rising, temperature is dropping. Next time I will have to bring a full length suit, add extra weight. Still no sign of the octopus.