Another surprising dive at Rye!

After a lacklustre start we saw a large school of small Leatherjackets being chased by a Cormorant, and then saw a massive school of Squid keeping station off to the West of the pier. More Hermit Crabs were found at the end of the pier, and Kirsty had a close encounter with a Blue Ringed Octopus whilst we were heading out to Elsa's Reef.

On the way back in we were surprised by a large Smooth Ray. Will practised a mask and regulator retrieval, and whilst he was doing that I spotted a large Shaw's Cowfish - the largest one I've ever seen, and the only one I've seen at Rye!.

There were lots of Moonlighters, Old Wives, and Wrasse out at the Eivion wreck, as well as Stingarees and Banjo Sharks.


Divers: Kirsty Batchelor, William Batchelor, Peter Batchelor

Weather/Sea: Light Southerly.
Visibility: 4 - 5 metres.
Water temperature: 22°C.
Maximum depth: 7.4 metres.
Time of entry: 15:32
Duration: 87 minutes.