Dive Details

Location

Date

Saturday 1 October 2016

Time

8:05am - 9:16am

Details

There was a very strong north-westerly wind blowing over the bay making the water surface very choppy but there was barely any swell. It was almost high tide when we got in so I slid down the wall. As I got in the sheath from my pointer fell off my camera rig. I let Sheree and Roger know I was retrieving it but a misunderstanding led them to think I was starting the dive. When I surfaced they had already gone. I chased after them but couldn't find them when I reached the sand line. I initially went quickly and then slowed down so they would catch up to me. Visibility was 10 to 15 metres and the water was between 16 and 17°C.

I slowly swam past Southern Cross Rock and on to Seadragon Alley. I found 3 weedy seadragons in Seadragon Alley. I took my time there and eventually Sheree and Roger caught up. Reunited, we continued on together.

We swam on past Big Rock to Hand Rock where I pointed out the female pygmy pipehorse. After a bit of searching I also found the male. We moved on to the rock where "Lee", the yellow painted angler that Roger found, had been but I was not able to find it. We continued on to Diversity Rock. The pregnant male weedy seadragon was not there and we could not find any pygmy pipehorses on Diversity Rock.

We continued on past Little Big Rock and to where the other seahorses had been before calling the dive and swimming to the boulders. We did our safety stops while swimming to Split Rock and then exited at The Steps.

Buddy

Sheree Rose, Roger Lee

Seas

Slight

Visibility

10 to 15 metres

Duration

70 minutes

Maximum depth

21.9 m

Average depth

14.4 m

Water temperature

16.2°C

                                       

Dive Profile from Citizen Hyper Aqualand

Tides at Botany Bay AEST

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

Low

2:11am

0.35m

High

8:23am

1.55m

Low

2:27pm

0.40m

High

8:33pm

1.57m