Sunrise Beach Park 2020/01/26

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Sunrise Beach Park 2020/01/26

Post by derekcs » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:02 am

On Saturday, 7 of us met at Sunrise for a dive.

Getting in was a bit difficult with the surface current pushing us out. We were crowded together hanging onto the buoy waiting for everyone to get ready to descend. Once we were down, the current did not really let up. I was trying not to get pushed out too far, so I spent most of my dive hanging out near where the buoy was anchored.

Luckily, there was a pretty cooperative red Irish lord right there. I spent a good 40 minutes taking various wide angle and zoomed in shots with my TG-6. It's always fun to see how the fish adapt to the colors of the reef. This one had a lot of purple/magenta to match the hydrocoral. With about 10 minutes left, YellowEye pointed out a wolfeel in a crevice right above where the Irish lord was. It was small adult sized but still had its orange coloration. It was pretty far back in his crevice, but a smaller rig made it possible to get some pics. And then right by them, there was a lingcod guarding eggs.

Coming back up, the surface current was pushing against me pretty hard even wading in 4 feet of water back to the entry point. With that and the hill to climb, brining the smaller camera rig was the right choice.

I know others saw more critters, so I'm hoping they'll post some photos. Others continued onto Redondo after lunch. So maybe some lumpy shots too?

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Re: Sunrise Beach Park 2020/01/26

Post by Gdog » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:22 pm

Hope crap those Wolfie pics are awesome!!

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Post by ScubaJess » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:51 pm

Fantastic work Derek! It was great fun diving with you guys. Those wolf eels snaps are crazy cool!!!!! :)
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Re: Sunrise Beach Park 2020/01/26

Post by Scubie Doo » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:30 pm

Love the screaming wolf eel! Great work Derek.


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Re: Sunrise Beach Park 2020/01/26

Post by Vjw » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:19 am

Thanks for sharing your awesome shots!! Great diving with you!
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