Steph and I had a good night dive on Monday.  We headed to Breakwater in Monterey early in the day to avoid traffic.  We found a really nice cafe, and I was able to get a decent amount of work done.  We grabbed a bit of dinner on Fisherman’s Wharf before heading back for the start of the dive.  I didn’t bring enough warm clothing so I got into my suit quickly to warm up.  That worked really well, as did the full bladder once we got in the water.  The water was a little murky, but still fine for a night dive.  We swam out decently far along the wall then did a one hour out and back.  The dive was nice and we saw a few nudibranchs, a few sheapshead crabs, and a large octopus.  I say large, but it is more that it was large for that area.  The octopus had a tennis ball sized head and was mainly bright red to say he was ready to fight.  We also saw a strange creature that looked like it had a shell inside, but it was covered in tentacles / feelers and was moving with jets.  I saw a tiny octopus about the size of a dime, and only really recognized it by the way it was trying to cover itself in sand.  I’ve learned the motion that octopi/cuttlefish make when they are trying to hid in sand.  It is adorable when they shuffle a bit down in the sand and then have two tentacles scoop up sand and bring it up and over their head.  The whole time you can tell they are staring at you hoping you don’t see them or make a move to eat them.  We got back home around midnight and had a quick clean up before crashing hard.20190722_164927.jpg