There were masses of Sea Stars off to the West of Rye Pier on this dive, particularly about half way along the pier. Some just seemed to be sitting on the bottom, but there wre lots that were seen hunched up, feeding on something they had caught. There were several Magpie Perch around, along with a few Senator Wrasse, and a good school of Herring. We saw lots of Feather Duster Worms on this dive, both under the pier, and out at Elsa's reef. We only spotted one Pale Octopus out past Elsa's. There were a couple of large Smooth Rays around, one with a tail and one without. Kirsty managed to film the one with a tail as soon as she got into the water, but I didn't see it. All in all, a nice way to end the year!


Divers: Peter Batchelor and Kirsty Batchelor

Weather/Sea: calm.
Visibility: 6-8 Metres.
Water temperature: 19°C.
Maximum depth: 9 metres.
Time of entry: 9:35am
Duration: 95 minutes.