Kirsty and I enjoyed another great dive at Ricketts Point in eerie conditions. There was a fog or smoke haze in the air which reduced visibility, making the water quite a bit darker. There was next to no wind, resulting in quite a smooth surface. There were lots of snorklers and a few other divers there, with lots of reports of Port Jackson sharks, although we only found two smallish specimens under some of the ledges. Apparently we shuld have followed the ledges, veered to the right a bit and continued on for 20 or 30 metres, where we would have picked up the next set of ledges, where there were many more sharks.

We did see quite a few large schools of Silver Trevally, with most accompanied by one or two Old Wives. I did see at least one Old Wife cleaning parasites off the Trevally. There were quite a few Moonlighters and lots of Zebra Fish, but not as many Snapper as we have seen recently. Several Leatherjackets (Horseshoe, Six-spined, Rough, and Yellow) were spotted, and a few Blue Throated Wrasse, Dusky Morwong, Scalyfins, and Fiddler Rays.


Divers: Peter Batchelor and Kirsty Batchelor

Weather/Sea: Calm / Foggy
Visibility: 6 - 8 Metres.
Water temperature: 18°C.
Maximum depth: 4 metres.
Time of entry: 9:43am
Duration: 97 minutes.