What a difference to our last dive here!

We entered via the ramp at the end of the beach away from the sailing club, and kept fairly close to the rocks on the way out into deeper water. This time, we saw lots of different Leatherjacket species, heaps of Snapper and Sweep, several Old Wives, a couple of schools of Zebrafish, and an enourmous school of East Australian Salmon. We could have spent the entire dive enclosed in the ball of Salmon. I could hear Kirsty squeal with excitement when she spotted them. There were a few more Lion's Mane Jellyfish around this time. Apparently there are reports of large numbers all round the top of the bay at present.

There were still large numbers of Sea Urchins present, and there were some barren areas, but this portion of the reserve hasn't been as badly affected as the area we were in on our last dive.


Divers: Kirsty Batchelor, Peter Batchelor

Weather/Sea: Calm.
Visibility: 5-6 Metres.
Water temperature: 20°C.
Maximum depth: 7 metres.
Time of entry: 8.02am
Duration: 87 minutes.