Archive for December 2013

Dive #136, #137: Fish Rock

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Place:Fish Rock CaveFish and Chips (by Fish Rock Cave) Buddy:Eithne
Weather:Sunny Type:Boat (The Sea Wolf)
Max. depth (m):23.426.5 Visibility (m):2020
Time down:08:1410:23 Dive time (mins):5648
Average depth (m):14.315.5 Water temp. (C):23.022.0

Notes: Double boat dive with South West Rocks Dive Centre.

Price: $140 for tanks (32% nitrox) and weights

Diving:

Equipment: Rented steel tank. 18 lb weight.

Accumulated time underwater: 3 days, 19 hours and 12 minutes

31-Dec-2013 08:11, Canon Canon PowerShot S95, 5.6, 6.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 160
31-Dec-2013 08:11, Canon Canon PowerShot S95, 4.0, 6.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
31-Dec-2013 08:16, Canon Canon PowerShot S95, 2.2, 6.852mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 400
31-Dec-2013 08:19, Canon Canon PowerShot S95, 2.8, 6.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 400
31-Dec-2013 08:20, Canon Canon PowerShot S95, 2.8, 6.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 400
 
31-Dec-2013 08:23, Canon Canon PowerShot S95, 2.8, 6.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 400
31-Dec-2013 08:26, Canon Canon PowerShot S95, 2.8, 6.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 100
31-Dec-2013 08:28, Canon Canon PowerShot S95, 2.8, 6.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 100
31-Dec-2013 08:31, Canon Canon PowerShot S95, 2.8, 6.0mm, 0.01 sec, ISO 400
31-Dec-2013 08:40, Canon Canon PowerShot S95, 4.0, 6.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 
31-Dec-2013 08:52, Canon Canon PowerShot S95, 2.8, 6.0mm, 0.01 sec, ISO 100
 

Dive #134, #135: North Solitary Island

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Place:North Solitary Island (The Bubble Cave and Anemone Gardens)North Solitary Island (Anemone Gardens) Buddy:Eithne
Weather:Sunny Type:Boat (The Kraken)
Max. depth (m):14.011.9 Visibility (m):1010
Time down:09:1711:26 Dive time (mins):4562
Average depth (m):9.46.7 Water temp. (C):20.020.0

Notes: Double boat dive with Wooli Dive Centre.

Price: $145 for tanks and weights only.

Diving:

Equipment: Rented aluminium tank. 18 lb weight.

Accumulated time underwater: 3 days, 17 hours and 28 minutes

Dive #133: Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, NSW

Place:Julian Rocks Buddy:Eithne
Weather:Sunny Type:Boat
Max. depth (m):21.0 Visibility (m):15
Time down:14:47 Dive time (mins):45
Average depth (m):12.5 Water temp. (C):18.0

Notes: Single boat dive with Sun Dive, based in Byron Bay.

Price: $65 for single dive inc. tank and weights.

Diving:

Equipment: Rented aluminium tank. 18 lb weight.

Accumulated time underwater: 3 days, 15 hours and 41 minutes

Dive #131, #132: Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, New South Wales

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Place:Julian RocksJulian Rocks Buddy:Eithne
Weather:Sunny Type:Boat
Max. depth (m):14.916.4 Visibility (m):1515
Time down:09:2812:31 Dive time (mins):4545
Average depth (m):8.811.6 Water temp. (C):18.019.0

Notes: Double boat dive with Byron Bay Dive Centre.

Price: $130 for two dives inc. cylinders and weights.

Diving:

Equipment: Rented aluminium tank. 18 lb weight.

Camera notes:

Accumulated time underwater: 3 days, 14 hours and 56 minutes

Dive #126-130: PADI Divemaster Course Part 3

Dive # Date Time Down Dive Time (mins) Max Depth (m) Average Depth (m) Water Temp. (C) Objective -- Notes
126 2013-12-04 12:35:00 23 7.3 4.5 22.0 Test HOG Backplate and Wing --
127 2013-12-04 14:00:00 22 6.4 5.2 20.0 Test Halcyon Infinity Backplate and Wing -- Did dive solo, just around Plunge wharf.
128 2013-12-07 12:32:00 41 11.3 7.3 19.0 Work on dive site map of Clifton Gardens -- Deployed a DSMB to mark the position of the big anchor (the one nearest the Clifton Gardens Wharf), so that bearings could be taken from various positions on the land. Measured the distance, using a long tape, from the anchor to the big buoy in Chowder bay.
129 2013-12-07 15:17:00 18 10.0 5.1 20.0 Work on dive site map of Clifton Gardens -- Took (surface) bearing from big buoy to SMB deployed on previous dive (290 degrees). Measured distance from the same SMB to the 4th pole of the Clifton Gardens wharf (26 m). Retrieved SMB.
130 2013-12-15 12:48:00 32 12.5 8.2 20.0 Try out new Halcyon Infinity BCs --

Accumulated time underwater: 3 days, 13 hours and 26 minutes

Dive #124, #125: PADI Deep Course Part 2

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Place:The Artificial ReefUnnamed Site at North Head, Sydney Harbour Buddy:Eithne
Weather:Fine Type:Boat (Plunge Boat)
Max. depth (m):35.624.7 Visibility (m):1510
Time down:11:1613:20 Dive time (mins):3342
Average depth (m):19.219.2 Water temp. (C):19.018.0

Notes: Final two dives of the PADI deep course that Simon, Ciara, Eithne and I did as an add-on to our Divemaster course.

Price: Discounted course price (due to being on DM): $325.

Diving: Dive 1: Eithne lead. No dramas. Dive 2: Ciara lead. Faked out of air, dodgy pony bottle, DSMB deployment (successful but clumsy).

Equipment: First dive with ScubaPro Jetfins AND Halcyon spring straps.

Accumulated time underwater: 3 days, 11 hours and 10 minutes