Well I just got back from Monterey, CA on a three day trip. Had my wife and 2 y/o grandson in tow. It was great sunny 74F weather and flat seas. I made one solo dive on Wed with my vintage gear at Breakwater beach. There were only 4 divers exciting the water when I arrived, wow I had the whole beach to myself. I suited up and headed in and made a nice leisurely dive. The dive was 32' for 40 mins with a water temp of 51F.
The funny thing was that the Monterey County Sheriff's Dive Team was just entering the water for a training dive. They had drysuits, HP tanks, & more hoses and gear than you could think of. Suddenly I popped out of the water right next to them. I was only wearing a 72cu tank, double hose reg, and No BC. I had 6 prs of eyes staring at me as I said, "Hello" and continued to walk up to the beach with a SA grin ;D
Don't you just love it?! I wonder how fast they can get all that junk on in a real emergency. I suspect they will make more recoveries than rescues for as long as they'll take.
I miss Monterey. Glad to know at least one of us made it there recently. I will be taking my boy on a school field trip there for a few days next week, but I won't get to go diving Maybe I'll accidentally roll my kayak
Silly humans, fins are for fish. Mammals use flippers.