A friend, Marty Snyderman, called when a friend of ours loaned him a dive expedition boat and crew while he was out of the country. Want to join him and maybe one other person for a few days diving off southern Calfiornia? Sure. I got a flight to San Diego and we we dove the Channel Islands. I have a drysuit, but don't use it that often. The water was cold, but I enjoyed shooting in the kelp.