Archive for October 2010

Dive #81: Quarantine Bay, Sydney Harbour

Place:Quarantine Bay Buddy:Eithne
Weather:Rainy, cold Type:Boat (Sea Life V)
Max. depth (m):7.0 Visibility (m):10
Time down:11:13 Dive time (mins):46
Average depth (m):3.6 Water temp. (C):17.0

Notes: Second of a Pro dive double. Not too enjoyable- there wasn’t much too see and I was too cold to make the most of it. A few more octopii. I was a little under-weighted (21 lb instead of usual 24 lb) especially for such a shallow dive. At the end of the dive, we deployed our SMBs for hoots. They sailed up quite nicely.

Equipment: Usual. Next dive, will try to pack 6 lb into each of the back pockets in BCD, so I’ve got 24 lb integrated weight and no weight belt.

Accumulated time underwater: 2 days, 4 hours and 45 minutes

Dive #80: South Head, Sydney Harbour

Place:South Head Buddy:Eithne
Weather:Rainy, cold Type:Boat (Sea Life V)
Max. depth (m):9.7 Visibility (m):10
Time down:09:20 Dive time (mins):39
Average depth (m):6.7 Water temp. (C):17.0

Notes: With Simon and Ciara. Double-dive 4/5 of Pro dive package. Due to sea conditions the boat stayed in the Harbour, so the selection of dive sites was limited. South head is very shallow. Near Camp Cove. Cool octopus.

Equipment: Usual. Had proper lanyard on camera for the first time. New rashy didn’t help with the cold.

Accumulated time underwater: 2 days, 3 hours and 59 minutes