This was intended to be a dive at either Pope's Eye or South Channel Fort, but it turned int oa comedy of errors, and I had to drive back to the house twice - once for my camera, and then for the life jackets that had not been stored with the boat. We missed the tide, so put in at Rye instead, and anchored to the West of the pier and swam in. We saw lots of juvenile Moonlighters feeding together. Most books suggest that juveniles re solitary, but over the last few dives we've seen lots of them in groups. A Pale Octopus was in the tyre off the end of the pier, and there were a few small schools of Calamary around. We also saw a couple of Big-belly Seahorses locked together by their tails. From the pronounced split on the belly of the male we think that they were getting ready to transfer eggs to his pouch.


Divers: Kirsty Batchelor, Peter Batchelor, William Batchelor

Weather/Sea: 5 Kts Northerly.
Visibility: 5 - 6 metres.
Water temperature: 20°C.
Maximum depth: 5 metres.
Time of entry: 10:45
Duration: 45 minutes.