Lots of firsts on this dive: first dive on Nitrox, first dive at Fish Rock, first time I've seen Grey Nurses in the wild...
We were on a guided dive with Brooke, a Divemaster from South West Rocks Dive Centre. We were diving on "The Pinnacle", on the northern side of Fish Rock, which rises 30 metres from the sea floor to within 7 metres of the surface. The swell was in excess of 2.5m, with quite a short period, so Kirsty didn't feel up to diving, but once we were in the water we didn't notice the swell at all. We had a great dive, and saw an amazing amount of life, including Grey Nurse sharks, lots of Wobbengong sharks, Lion Fish, Blue Grouper, and Moray Eels.
We stayed in the South West Rocks Dive Centre guest accommodation, which was great. We were literally only seconds away from the shop, so getting ready in the morning was very easy. We had planned on doing four days of diving, but the conditions weren't really conducive to relaxed diving, so we decided to cancel after only one day of diving. Kevin, at the dive shop, was very understanding about this, and only charged us for the dives we had done, and the two nights that we stayed there. I'm looking forward to getting back up there when the conditions are better, and getting more photos...
Divers: Peter Batchelor, Amelia Batchelor, William Batchelor, Brooke (South West Rocks Dive Centre Divemaster)
Weather/Sea: 10-15 kts Southerly, 2.5M swell.
visibility: 10 metres +.
Water temperature: 21°C.
Maximum depth: 29.4 metres.
Time of entry: 9:00.
Duration: 44 minutes.