|Max. depth (m):||18.9
||Dive time (mins):||49
|Average depth (m):||9.4
||Water temp. (C):||24.0
Equipment: Rented gear.
Notes: A dive not really intended. Unlikely I know, given the location. It was a flying diversion to the tropics for some hardcore tourism, then the day trip to the reef included a dive at no extra cost. Unreasonable to refuse #50 on the GBR. Familiar multitudes of colour contrasting barren bleached patches of dead coral. Fucking forgotten O-ring grease precluded photographic evidence. Perhaps I should have asked the amiable crew.
Accumulated time underwater: 1 day, 5 hours and 46 minutes
|Max. depth (m):||16.1
||Dive time (mins):||61
|Average depth (m):||8.5
||Water temp. (C):||16.0
Equipment: 24 lb. Steel 12.2 l tank.
Notes: Nice and long and leisurely at Chowder bay. A sandy silty bottom dotted with oases of activity around sunken yachts and boxes and a motorbike. Seahorses and Moray eels: lucky John has a keener eye than I. I tried to take some photos:
Accumulated time underwater: 1 day, 4 hours and 57 minutes
Now qualified to provide emergency oxygen to an injured diver, trained to assemble and dismantle the oxygen kit and do a basic check to see that it works. Not a huge amount to this course, and no diving at all, but the safety aspect makes it very worthwhile. It’s also one of the cheaper steps up the 5-specialty course ladder to the rather pointless PADI ‘Master Scuba Diver’ qualification.