Refugio at dawn

I dove at Refugio this morning, real early. Judging from my current pseudo-comatose state, maybe too early. This is minute 19 since my arrival at work and I feel no amount of coffee can save me now. Ben and I met at 6:30 AM at the Bacara to get in the water by 7:00, aka. sunrise. Haskell’s Beach looked gnarly so we drove to Refugio. And Refugio was pretty good, protected from the swell that came in last night and relatively clear. Diving at dawn was a genius move. It’s real nice out there with the sun coming up and visibility seems best at this hour. We wanted lobster but that didn’t work out. I’m sure they’re down there but they aren’t making it easy.

another day at Refugio

Refugio State Beach is great. Honestly, its probably my favorite beach in town. I dove there Friday with Paul and, despite lousy visiblity, had a great time. For most of the hour we were out I was doing 60 second dives. I felt really comfortable, relaxed and able to stay on the bottom plenty long. Well, I guess its never long enough but it was a long time considering. We had tried to get out to Naples Reef that day but determined at the last minute the access and paddle out looked too gnarly and it was getting late. I’m going to need to think of something better than hiking a mile and paddling a board 1.5 miles just to get to there.