Dive Number: 77 29/08/2010 15.43 Steeles Rocks

Wind: 10 knot NW.

Tide: 0.5hr before 1.00 high tide at Geelong

Conditions: Light variable winds all day. The wind turned onshore but didn’t blow out the area. Vis was pretty good.

Bottom Type: Barrens type, scattered rocks and reef with sporadic patches of brown algae.

Visibilty: 6-7m

Water Temp: 11c

Bottom Time: 58 minutes

Max Depth: 3.7m

Air usage: 90bar/1300psi

SAC: ???? litres/min


Camera Details: Canon 100mm , single SS200 strobe

Dive Report: Nearly straight after decent Chris spotted a Port Jacko shark, which apparently did a couple of laps of us. I only saw it on our final pass, and didn’t have my settings set for a big subject. I got the focus lock perfect too, but the pic came out nearly black. Here’s a record shot with the levels pumped up.

A couple of smooth rays around. Here’s an eye shot:

A texture shot of stone coral:

A fanworm:

Chris spotted a cool little pygmy squid:

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