El Capitan's Dive Log


1 dives

Woodlands on 12/30/2004
El Capitan
El Capitan
Dec 30, 2004, 12:00 AM
The drive out to Woodlands is quite lovely, though the dive left a bit to be desired. From the mark, the bottom starts off in a gentle shell slope, and then drops off into a near-vertical, almost featureless wall. This in itself is unusual and interesting, but there are few places for life to take hold, leaving it quite barren. We explored down to 140', and found little change from the shallower depths. On the day we dove, there was minimal current, and vis was about 8'. The bay is ringed with docks, and we found some interesting debris, including a truck canopy on our swim back to shore. The beach access is difficult, so we opted to do our entry and exit from the public dock. Overall, it beat going to work, but it can't compare to some of our other excellent local shore dives. Cheers!