Saturday, April 27, 2013
Laguna Beach Octopus
After never seeing an octopus while snorkeling at Laguna Beach, I saw two in one day. One at Fisherman's Cove and one at Shaw's Cove. The picture is not very good, but taking pictures of these is challenging. I can not tell what kind of octopus it is.
I think a lot of people are afraid of going out in the CA ocean because it is "cold". A lot of this is in your head, people swim in the ocean here all year wearing only a bathing suit. I have been snorkeling all winter and spring using the O'Neill Wetsuit Reactor 3/2mm Full Suit, it is among the cheapest ones you can buy and it is working just fine for me. I get at least 40 minutes in the water before I get cold. The water temperature has been between 55 and 62 this winter and spring. You will probably need a thicker suit for scuba diving in the winter.