Recap of DCOSV Meeting on July 2nd

Local Diving:  

-          Ken and Marcello:  Carmel State Beach – surfaced in kelp and needed a machete to get back; before that, had great conditions with 30′+ vis; found a great wall at about 60′

-          Marcella and Octavio went boat diving with Mike and Tom;  a test run with their new boat; went to the Metridium Fields – lots more fun from a boat!

-          Terry did Monastery Beach a few weeks ago; took a picture of an anemone trying to eat a Salp

-          Kim: enjoys going out to the barge from the Breakwater wall; some kind soul has now attached a survey line from #11 to take you to the barge in about 15 mins; 3 Wolf Eels live there as well as sheep crabs, etc.  Takes at least 45 mins for this dive so you’ll need to be good on your air – make sure you have a signal tube in case you need to surface while still in the boat channel

-          Several members were on the Vision to the Big Sur for 3 days;  rough on the way out; very challenging diving with a lot of swell and surge; difficult exits; fantastic diving with an amazing amount of life on the pinnacles

-          Bob B, Mike, Kari  and others went out on the Peace two weeks ago; got up to 15 dives in 2.5 days;  had strong currents but still had good dives over the trip; went to Catalina and Santa Cruz Islands

 

Exotic  diving:

-          Char and Andy did 2 drift dives in Palm Beach and 2 more dives in St Martin as well as a bunch of snorkeling; saw the biggest turtle they had ever seen on one of the Palm Beach dives; lots of sharks and a nice wreck, too.

 THE GREAT ANNUAL FISH COUNT:

-          July 26th, Saturday

-          -RSVP by registering on the website so we can buy enough food for everyone

-          Mike is offering Basic Fish ID classes before then; more info on the DCOSV site

-          See Kari if you want to order this year’s Fish Count t-shirt ($15,or $16 for a v-neck); they are navy blue and  white; sizes available:  children’s all the way to XXL

-          Moving from Lover’s Beach to Breakwater  because the city is closing Lover’s beach that day;

 

Day-After Dive:

-          6th Annual Pt Lobos Day-After Dive

-          This is one of the best dive sites in our area!!! 

-          Reserve on the DCOSV site or talk to Walt to reserve your spot…

 

Next meeting:

-           July 16th; Shannon will run that meeting; bring your pictures!!!

 

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Great Annual Fish Count and BBQ

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Day After Event!

Join us for one of our favorite dives in Monterey. Pt. Lobos is an appropriate dive site for beginners to expert divers. Easy entry on the boat ramp and several underwater terrains to choose for your dive. Whalers Cove has easy parking bathroom facilities, and running water. We will set up on the picnic tables food and drinks for before and after your dive. Family and friends that are non-divers are welcome and encouraged as the park has numerous trails to hike and great scenery. See http://www.pointlobos.org/home for more information on the park.

Also for a few advanced divers a boat will become available around 11 am for those wanting to venture outside the cove. Cost will be $20/person based on a full load of 6. 2 spots already taken so hurry and sign up

See event on July 27 for details and to sign up

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Club T-Shirts

If you want to purchase club t-shirts the deadline to order is COB June 23, 2014

The shirts come in all sized S-XXL and children sized too.

Cost for the shirts are $15 ea for cash/check  (XXL $17)
To pay with paypal please add $1 per shirt to cover paypal charges 
Send payment to dcosv@paypal.com

Please let me know if you are interested  dcosv@dcosv.org

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Recap of DOCSV Meeting on June 4, 2014

Local Diving:
- David did his Advanced class at Breakwater; conditions were great –  like glass; also did a boat dive at Mono Lobo Wall, with 30′ visibility

- Tim has been diving on Del Monte, looking for the sailboat and the Amtrack; saw schools of either rubber lipped sea perch or pile perch (only Mike would know…);  saw sea hares and pipe fish

 - Jim saw a Starry Rockfish at DP3 near Pt Lobos (as well as a big wolf eel, but now he’s just bragging…)

Exotic  diving:

-          BobB just got back from Palau (he showed  great  pictures); he got to dive on two Japanese destroyers and took a helicopter tour over Palau, which was expensive but worth it!

- Jim organized a Tahoe dive; went to Rubicon Wall; didn’t see any crawfish this time

THE GREAT ANNUAL FISH COUNT:

- July 26th, Saturday

-RSVP by registering on the website so we can buy enough food for everyone

- Mike is offering Basic Fish ID classes before then; more info on the DCOSV site

- See Kari if you want to order this year’s Fish Count t-shirt ($15,or $16 for a v-neck); they are navy blue and  white; large variety of  sizes available:  children’s to XXL

Day After Dive:

- Sunday, July 27th, at Pt Lobos

- We have 22 spots.   Talk to Walt and sign up on the website if you want to go!!! There will be snacks and lunch and it is a beautiful easy dive site!!!

Underwater Life ID:

-  The Senorita (Oxyjulis Californica)

- Abundant in SoCal, but seen everywhere in California

- “Cigar-shaped” fish

- Habitats include kelp forests, shallow reefs, open water, and deep reefs; generally swim well above the bottom

- Travels  as singles and as large schools; cleans many species but will also feed on small invertebrates also

Next meeting:

-          June 18th, Dr Steve Lonhart comes to talk about Invertebrates

-        Please try to  send Mike at least ONE picture of something you’d like Steve to identify

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