Big Sur Dive, Jade Cove

Two weeks ago, a group of us headed down the coast to dive Big Sur, Ca. I typically dive up North for Abalone, but since the season hasn't started and since it's been ridiculously nice weather, I thought this was a chance to check out what the Central Coast had to offer. 

After reading up on Big Sur's famous coastline, it didn't take long to find out about Jade Cove. Divers and rock collectors have been going there since the 70's in hunt for the precious stone, so we thought we'd take a stab at it and become filthy rich rock collectors.

The diving conditions were perfect. 12 ft visability and almost no swell, made it easy to do some exploring. Once I entered the water, I instantly saw a giant ling cod, and decided to change from rock hunting to spearfishing. I didn't get anything but I did follow Eric around, who got a nice Rock fish that we grilled that afternoon. No Jade was found underwater, but we all grabbed a few small pieces on shore.

I shot my little sea and sea camera underwater and my mamiya 7 on land. Here are the black and whites, a few colors to come. Check out George's blog for his photos and a more detailed tale of the trip. -Tim

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photos by Tim Gatto

Abalone

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Made it up to the coast this month to do some Abalone Diving in Mendocino. Possibly my favorite thing to do in the world. We drove the highway until we found the perfect spot, and got some abalone, urchin and some perch with the spears after about 3 hours of diving. I brought along an underwater film camera I bought. The visibility was too poor for any actual underwater shots, but got some pics none the less. β€”Tim

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photos by Tim Gatto

Zines.

I picked up a few zines last month. All of them are amazing and linked up below. I highly recommend spending the tiny amount of money needed to get these in your possession. DSCF2703_b Partner in Crime by Austin McManus. Really nice offset zine about vandalism stereotypes. Awesome stuff.

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^A place dear to my heart

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MUX issue 2 from Tj Nelson. Came out fantastic.

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Never heard of it by Brad Westcott through Blood of the Young. Incredible Train traveling pics.

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MUX Issue #2

Got word from TJ Nelson, that the second Issue of MUX magazine is out! Unfortunately the first run already sold out, but the second run can be pre ordered here. Really good looking stuff, hats are off. "The idea for MUX came from a desire to connect to photography in a tangible manner. Because of pocket-sized digital cameras and smartphones, we are amongst an unstoppable flood of images on the internet. Which, in its own way, is wonderful, but I find it difficult to connect to images on a screen. I created MUX because I wanted to act as a curator to gather the talent of my peers, and then encourage people to take a minute to hold a collection of work that deserves to be pondered on."

MUX issue 02 04.2013. 8.5" x 5.5". 84 pages. Design by TJ Nelson. Photos by matt bublitz, grant hatfield, sam milianta, josh anthony, ephraim chui, spencer davis, charlie wray, trever hadley and brandon getty. $20.

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