Dive Number: 51 20/06/2010 15.28 St Leonards Pier

Wind: 10-15 knot Westerlies

Tide: 30mins after 0.40 low tide at Geelong

Conditions: Another ordinary overcast day, but the westerlies had dropped off, and St Leonards is nice and protected from Westerlies and the seas were calm there.

Bottom Type: Pier Pylons on sand base.

Visibilty: 4m

Water Temp: 12c

Bottom Time: 57 minutes

Max Depth: 8.2m

Air usage: 80bar/1200psi

SAC: 13.7 litres/min


Camera Details: Canon 100mm macro , single SS200 strobe and snoot

Dive Report: I had the snoot and macro lens for this dive, so gave these sand anemones a try. These are difficult to light normally, sinc ethe light bounces off the white sand and blows out the image, so they were the perfect candidate for a snoot.

The snoot also worked well on this ascidian to bring out more of the detail.

This dive was on dusk, and i saw an eye poking out of a old pipe. I haven’t been on many night dives to see octopus, so i was pretty happy to see this guy, even though i did have my macro lens on. I had to make do with lots of eye shots ; )

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