Izors Reef from a divers view 12/20/11

Hooops

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Nov 26, 2005
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My neighbor left about a 1,500 setup there a month or so ago.

That is a drifting spot for sure - or properly setup above the structure.
 

scubapro5

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Did you see any bug's ?
sorry no secret on this one at all....The poles are stacked 10ft high and the only way you would even have a chance of seeing or trying for a lobster while diving is to squeeze inbetween the poles which would be very dangerous and something I would never do.

I did not see any lobsters on my dive and I didn't even have my lobster card with me,the anchor was all I was targeting on this dive.

And as for hooping that spot you would lose alot of traps with the way the poles stick out everywhere.
 
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scubapro5

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Wasn't the current ripping ? How far from your boat were you when you surfaced ? I bet Izors doesn't even come close for lost anchors like the Farnsworth.
there was not much current on my dive and Chris was driving the boat and picked me up after the dive but at that depth I did not go very far from where I dropped in the water
 

flyliner

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Aug 19, 2007
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Cool stuff Roger.

I lost my anchor once on some structure at Catalina a couple years back. Put on the scuba gear and got it back, and also learned a lot about that particular high spot, how to fish it, etc.

Also learned later that there had been a great white in the area that week.....
 

FloMar

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I got called to duty to help out a BD member that got their anchor stuck in 90ft at Izors.

The anchor was suppose to be marked at the surface by a bouy/fender but after a long search there was no bouy be found.

Since I was there ready to dive anyways I suited up and dropped down to a reef I never dove before..

When I got to the bottom I quickly realized that finding it would be a needle in a hay stack since this reef is made of huge piles of what looks like telephone poles stacked upto 10ft off the bottom.

I started to swim looking for rope or chain and quickly saw a chain but after following it I found a small cheap anchor so I moved on and found another chain which turned out to be another cheaper anchor.

So I am swimming along again and yes another chain but it had alot of growth so I knew it wasn't the right one but it was a nice bruce anchor so I cut the rope and attached my lift bag and sent it to the surface.

I used over half my air and had 5min left to look around for the right anchor....I quickly find another chain and follow it to the anchor but it also was not the right one.

When I get back on the boat I find out that the anchor I found was the exact same anchor so I failed to find "his" anchor but atleast he got one that will work for his boat.

Now here is my views of Izors,its just mounds of piled up poles and is the worse reef I have ever seen for anchoring so let this be a warning to everyone DO NOT DROP YOUR ANCHOR IN THE REEF AREA OF IZORS or you will lose it.

Even if you have a breakaway between your anchor and chain it will not matter since not only was the anchors stuck the chain was wrapped around the poles.

P.S. the reef is full of life and I saw sheephead, calico's, sandbass, cabazon, and tons of smaller reef fish.
I certainly can vouch for your diving ability as it relates to finding stuff on the ocean floor.
Still have the SD8 Roger?
Happy Holidays!
 

scubapro5

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I certainly can vouch for your diving ability as it relates to finding stuff on the ocean floor.
Still have the SD8 Roger?
Happy Holidays!
Hey John yep still got the pole!

That was a fun dive in which I speared 2 halibut, found your pole and found another lost pole.

I looked everywhere on Allcoast for my dive report of that day but I could not find it :(
 
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Red Drum

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Hey John yep still got the pole!

That was a fun dive in which I speared 2 halibut, found your pole and found another lost pole.

I looked everywhere on Allcoast for my dive report of that day but I could not find it :(
I remember reading that report the day you posted it, that was pretty cool. Have a Merry Christmas.
 

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