Dive Details

Location

Date

Saturday 2 July 2016

Time

6:05pm - 7:58pm

Details

As I was working Saturday and Sunday I had to do a night dive to keep my weekend run of diving going. It had been over a year since my last night dive at Camp Cove and I was excited.

I got in at the beach, I had only just descended and was still getting the camera ready when I spotted a striped pyjama squid on the sand. The depth was less than 2 metres. While I was photographing it I was mobbed by mysids and other invertebrates attracted to my lights - one of the problems with night diving at Camp Cove. I'd have to not stop for long for each critter.

I moved into deeper water and found more striped pyjama squid. I also found a southern dumpling squid. I meandered around over the sand for a while, finding many striped pyjama squid, quite a few luminous bay squid and a couple more southern dumpling squid. I also found some sea hares, a pleurobranch, a Euselenops luniceps, and a Maserati slug.

I slowly worked my way back to the beach where I got out. The dive was even better than I anticipated although I would have liked to have seen a bottletail squid and a blue-lined octopus.

Seas

Calm

Visibility

5+ metres

Duration

112 minutes

Maximum depth

5.8 m

Average depth

4.1 m

Water temperature

16.0°C

                                       

Site Map

Dive Profile from Citizen Hyper Aqualand

Tides at Sydney (Fort Denison) AEST

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

Low

12:15am

0.41m

High

6:09am

1.47m

Low

12:00pm

0.41m

High

6:33pm

1.91m