Dive Number: 29 22/04/2010 10.50 The Springs

Wind: 15 knot westerlies

Tide: 0.27 low tide at the heads

Conditions: Suface conditions looked good, but a fair current running from north to south. Visibility was fairly poor.

Bottom Type: Scattered reef and bommies on sand base

Visibilty: 4-5m

Water Temp: 18c

Bottom Time: 58 minutes

Max Depth: 4.1m

Air usage: 80bar/1200psi

SAC: 11.9 litres/min

Details: I hadn’t dived for a couple of weeks because of the flu, and i was really keen to get back in the water. I had a half empty tank, so thought i’d make a quick dive before work just to wet the pallette.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm fisheye, dual SS200 strobe.

Dive Report: The current was running fairly quick and i didn’t have a lot of air to wait for good photo opportunities, so this was more a dive just to have a look around and test out a new 6mm wetsuit i bought, and see how close my weighting was.

In a large sand hole in the middle of seagrass, were a large school of Old Wives:

I came across a couple of large objects that seemed unusually placed to be natural rock formations. I initially though one of them was an old mine, but i think it was just the number of abalone clinging to the sides that gave the impressions of the mine. I still have no idea what they are:

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