Fall is my favourite time of year to dive at Race Rocks. From what I've seen, the visibility is at it's best, the sealions are in full force and the weather on the surface isn't usually bad enough to cause hypothermia on the boat ride out. After a few tries where the boat was booked up or cancelled because of the wind, I won the Race Rocks lottery and made it on the Ogden Point boat on Oct. 16, 2010. It was sunny and the water was dead calm. We saw a group of humpback whales spouting and sticking up their tails in the distance. For the first dive we found a spot that was sheltered from the current on the North-East corner of Great Race. Visibility was about 40 feet and I hung around in the shallows with the mobs of Steller's and California sealions. A few of them had large letters branded along their bodies from U.S. tracking programs. Even less lucky ones had loops of rope and fishing net cutting into their necks.