Dive at Shelly Beach, Manly, NSW, on 19/8/07 - ATJ's Diving Site

Dive Details

Location

Date

19 August, 2007

Time

10:45am - 11:39am

Details

Headed out to the bower and then out to the sea dragons.

Buddy

Tim Everest

Seas

Slight

Visibility

15m

Duration

53 minutes

Maximum depth

12.6 m

Average depth

8.2 m

Water temperature

15.5°C

                                       

Dive Profile from Citizen Hyper Aqualand

Tides at Sydney (Fort Denison), NSW (AEST)

Note that tides at dive site may vary from above location.

Low

5:42am

0.48m

High

12:15pm

1.39m

Low

6:31pm

0.62m

Species Seen

 

Species

Common name

Size
(mm)

Number

  Fish

 

Syngnathidae

 

Weedy seadragon

Large

2

 

Pomacentridae

 

Pomacentrus coelestis

Blue Damsel

Medium

1

 

Labridae

 

Thalassoma lunare

Moon Wrasse

Medium

1

  Sharks, Rays

 

Heterodontidae

 

Heterodontus portusjacksoni

Port Jackson Shark

Large

Many

  Sea Urchins

 

Toxopneustidae

 

Sea Urchin

Medium

1

 

Collector Urchin

Medium

Few

Camera gear

Camera

Nikon D70

Lens

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II +5 diopter

Housing

Ikelite 6807.1

Lens port

Ikelite 6" Dome Port 5503.50

Strobe

2 x Ikelite SubStrobe DS125

Photographs


Depth information, where present, indicates the depth of the camera when the photograph was taken and can be used to approximate the depth of the subject.


Sea urchin, Pseudoboletia maculata. 4.5 m.
 

Male Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni. 8.2 m.
 

Tunicate. 9.2 m.
 

Sea urchin, Tripneustes gratilla. 9.1 m.
 

Male Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni. 10.1 m.
 

Male Port Jackson shark, H. portusjacksoni. 10.2 m.
 

Egg from Port Jackson shark, H. portusjacksoni. 12 m.
 

Weedy seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus. 12.6 m.
 

Weedy seadragon, P. taeniolatus. 12.5 m.
 

Swimming anemone, Phlyctenactis tuberculosa. 11.9 m.
 

Zoanthids. 11.3 m.
 

Sergeant baker, Aulopus purpurissatus. 9.1 m.