A short video from an afternoon spent free diving off the craggy beach at Cambria CA.
The little Sanyo video camera I use in the water is only functional down to 3 meters, give or take. So Mike and I left the tanks on the beach for a while so I could shoot a teeny bit of video that might entertain the folks back home, particularly my nephew. I’ve got the camera out in front of me. Mike has the red striped fins. Lots of fans, small bull kelp, coralline algae and strawberry anemones, and a couple of starfish or two to look at.
The video is moving back and forth because of the tremendous surge in and out of this rock garden we found at about 15 feet and a hundred yards or so offshore. If you’ll look closely, you’ll see the small kelp plants bending back and forth as if in a big windstorm. The couple of times I managed to get motionless was thanks to those small bull kelp plants. They anchor to the rocks as if they were welded and make excellent handholds with which to defeat the surge.
More later I suppose but don’t count on it.