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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Kawika's Garden

Rob, Kevin, and I were on the Escapade on Saturday for a tech boat.  The forecast looked fine... not great, but not bad.  So it was a bit of a surprise when we got our butts kicked trying to get out of the bay, actually before we even really got to the point where we were trying to get out of the bay!  So we tucked our tails and turned around an went back to Kawika's Garden for a dive.

The viz wasn't super good on the bottom, but it was surprisingly bright down there.  The main attraction of the dive was that it was super fishy.  There was a pretty big school of pretty big blue rockfish, quite a few BIG lingcod, several brown rockfish, lots of canaries (in general, plus a group of at least a dozen all in one spot).  And to top it all off, we found a Tochuina!

When we surfaced, it was pretty rough.  Getting back on the boat was a bit scary, the swimstep was really smacking up and down a lot in the wind waves.  Luckily it was a short ride back to shore :)

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