We start off by exploring off to the West of the yacht club, where we had been told we might find some ledges where Port Jacksons could be seen, and perhaps even an Eagle Ray or two. Obviously we weren't in the right location, as while we did find some interesting features there was nothing like the ledges we hoped to see. The visibility was fantastic, particularly close in, where we could see over 10 metres. The sun, being a bit higher in the sky than on our last dive here, penetrated much more deeply into the water, and we found that we were able to swim much further apart than usual here.

Eventually we decided to head over to our usual area. It was a long swim, but well worth it, as we found a large school of Zebra fish grazing on one section of the reef, quite a few large Dusky Morwong, Old Wives, and some fairly large Snapper as well. No Banjo Sharks or Port Jacksons today though. Some of the Leatherjackets were occasionally hanging vertically in the water, so perhaps the agregation that we have observed in previous years is about to happen again.


Divers: Kirsty Batchelor, Peter Batchelor

Weather/Sea: Calm.
Visibility: 10 metres plus.
Water temperature: 19°C.
Maximum depth: 4.9 metres.
Time of entry: 09:55
Duration: 91 minutes.