Sunday, San Diego divers David Hershman, Steve Murvine, Janet P. and Michael Bear enjoyed good visibility while diving in a location known locally as Christmas Reef, off Pt Loma, under sunny skies.
Visibility was estimated at around 20-25 ft in some places with calm conditions on the surface, with only the occasional 4 ft roller.
Pt Loma is known for its unique underwater topopgraphy, consisting of geological outcroppings running east-west, beginning in the kelp at around 60 ft. These outcroppings form rocky 'fingers' which in turn turn into steep walls and over-hangs which provide shelter for many types of local marine life.
Christmas Reef, discovered by diver Steve Murvine, is an excellent example of this, with long walls and overhangs and odd geological formations, which give divers plenty of places to explore and take photographs.
Examples of marine life seen yesterday were: male and female Sheephead, Rockfish, Bat Stars, Giant Spined Sea Stars, Blue and Yellow sponges, Volcano sponges, Giant Kelp, Elkhorn Kelp, Brown and Red Algae as well as Lacy Bryozoans and many species of sessile (attached to the bottom) marine life.
See attached photos and video for examples of Pt Loma marine life seen Sunday.