This was the best visibility we have ever seen on a dive in Victoria! Checking the pier in Google Maps showed that we had at least 20 Metres visibility today. Several days of light Southerlies, combined with diving a couple of hours before high tide, certainly helped. The visibility was double what we had two days earlier.

We found lots of Weedy Sea Dragons, including some that we had seen before. Directly below the entry platform we found three, including the one in the print I gave to Kirsty for Christmas. A great start to a fantastic dive!

This time we also saw several Cowfish, both Shaw's and Ornate, although most were still quite skittish. There were lots or Weed Whiting and Dusky Morwong out in the sea grass meadow at the end of the pier, and two two Smooth Rays patrolling the perimeter.

The Polar Pro Sitchblade for the GoPro Hero8 is working really well, with the macro lens providing great closeups when needed. I'm still coming to terms with the white balance options on the Hero8, but when set to auto it seems that the magenta filter is a better option than the red filter for diving under piers in Victoria


Divers: Kirsty Batchelor, Peter Batchelor

Weather/Sea: Light South Easterly.
Visibility: 20 Metres.
Water temperature: 17°C.
Maximum depth: 4.8 metres.
Time of entry: 12:09
Duration: 71 minutes.