Dive Number: 39 16/05/2010 16.30 The Springs

Wind: light NW’s

Tide: 2.5hrs after 1.67 high tide at the heads

Conditions: The sun was near setting and behind clouds, meaning a very dark dive. Very surgey and vis was shocking.

Bottom Type: Shallow Reef on sand base.

Visibilty: 2-3m

Water Temp: 16c

Bottom Time: 36 minutes

Max Depth: 4.0m

Air usage: 70bar/1000psi

SAC: ??? litres/min

Details: I had some air left in my tank and was deperate for a dive after a day of R’n’R. I was considering cottage by decided just to check out The Springs. It wasn’t all that enjoyable with strong surge, but it was a good lesson in relaxation after freaking out a bit feeling like shark bait in a low vis/low light situation.

Camera Details: Canon 17-40mm , single SS200 strobe.

Dive Report: Conditions weren’t condusive to photography, but i just tried some surface shots of the delicate sunset just breaking through the surface.

At my feet while i was taking the above shot fish were darting in and out from under a ledge. This starfish was also trying hard to blend in with its pastel pink colours.

A large piece of kelp floated in front of me..seeming kind of abstract.

On my way in, a cuttlefish appeared in about 2 meters of water.

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