Dive Details



Wednesday 7 September 2016


1:49pm - 3:23pm


We jumped in at The Steps and descended. I thought I was leading the dive and was surprised when Roger swam off in a different direction and Greg followed. I waited for them to come back but they didn't so I continued on my own. When I reached the sand line I turned right and headed towards The Leap. Visibility was down a bit from the first dive but was still around 10 metres. The temperature was just under 17°C.

I swam along the sand line and spotted a small weedy seadragon in the kelp. I continued and found the male with eggs near Little Big Rick. He'd move since the earlier dive.

I headed to Diversity Rock and found both pygmy pipehorses. They'd barely moved since the earlier dive.

I continued along the sand line towards Big Rock. As I arrived at the rock with the other two pygmies (I'll call it Hand Rock because of the sponge that looks like a hand), I spotted Greg. Roger was in the distance. I pointed out the pygmies to Greg. Just as I was about to photograph the pygmies a big school of salmon swam past.

The three of us looked around the area for a while before starting to head back the The Steps. Roger spotted a tiny yellow painted angler. It was between 5 and 10mm long. By the time I finished photographing it, Roger and Greg were gone so I continued on my own, again.

I swam by the basket star and on to Diversity Rock for some more photographs of the pygmy pipehorses. I then headed inshore and looked around the rocks with sponges for seahorses. I gradually made my way to where "Di" and "Mikhail" used to be and then on to the exit. I swam up to the boulders in the middle of the Pleisiatrea colonies and started my safety stop which I completed at Split Rock. I exited at The Steps where Greg and Roger were waiting.


Roger Lee, Greg Dunning




5 to 10 metres


93 minutes

Maximum depth

14.5 m

Average depth

11.6 m

Water temperature



Dive Profile from Citizen Hyper Aqualand

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