The water temperature is starting to drop, so this was a longer dive than we expected in the cooler water.

There wasn't as much life as we have seen around Rye Pier before, but we still managed to see a variety of worms, a Spider Crab and an octopus on the trail out to Elsa's Reef, Hermit Crabs, Spiny and Horseshoe Leatherjackets, Old Wives, Magpie Perch, Wrasses, Moonlighters, and lots of small Goatfish. Another, much larger, octopus was lurking under the wreck, but it was so far in that I couldn't get a photo of it. I spotted it because of the empty crab shells that were scattered on the sea floor nearby. There were also a couple of Stingarees around the wreck.  


Divers: Kirsty Batchelor, Peter Batchelor

Weather/Sea: Calm.
Visibility: 5-6 metres.
Water temperature: 14°C.
Maximum depth: 7.4 metres.
Time of entry: 14:35
Duration: 70 minutes.