Archive for March 2011

Dive #87: Cook Island, New South Wales

Place:Cook Island (North side) Buddy:Eithne
Weather:Fine, sunny Type:Boat (Whale Watcher)
Max. depth (m):14.0 Visibility (m):15
Time down:10:06 Dive time (mins):45
Average depth (m):9.4 Water temp. (C):22.0

Notes: The second of a double at Cook Island, with Cooly Dive. See Previous.

Equipment: As before.

Accumulated time underwater: 2 days, 8 hours and 31 minutes

Dive #86: Cook Island, New South Wales

Place:Cook Island (North side) Buddy:Eithne
Weather:Fine, sunny Type:Boat (Whale Watcher)
Max. depth (m):12.8 Visibility (m):15
Time down:08:44 Dive time (mins):40
Average depth (m):9.1 Water temp. (C):22.0

Notes: We filled out a weekend at Surfer’s Paradise with a double dive at Cook Island, NSW. I booked a double dive at Cook Island with Ian Banks, but it turned out he just resold bookings with Cooly Dive (at the same price: $170 inc. gear). They picked us up at our accommodation ($20 extra) at some terribly early time on the Saturday morning and brought us about a half hour south to the dive shop at Coolangatta.

The dive boat was very nice. For we who had been deprived of breakfast there was a veritable smorgasbord: tea, coffee, muffins, hot cross buns, as well as fruit and biscuits. Then the diving was absolutely sublime. Warm and relaxing with lots of life: turtles, moray eels, wobbegong sharks and amazing mantis shrimps, as well as general reef life including anemone fish, damsel fish and the gobies that have have symbiotic relationships with prawns.

Equipment: Rented all the big stuff. Just had own mask, snorkel, computer.

Accumulated time underwater: 2 days, 7 hours and 46 minutes