Hey all - was diving for the first time off of La Jolla shores this past weekend (usually dive up north in Monterey/Carmel area), and along the canyon, at about 75', we encountered 3 very large octopus living within 5-10' of each other. The only one that we could coax out of its hole had a mantle of around 8-10" and arms of ~3'. Any idea of the species based on the description? Seems much too large for bimac.
Coloration was mottled brown, and no eye spot.