Dive Number: 91 10/10/2010 15.55 St Leonards Pier

Wind: 10-15knot easterlies. (NE’s)

Tide:   0.5hr before 0.94 high tide at geelong

Conditions:  Dreaded easterlies can blow out the whole of the Bellarine peninsula, but i was dying for a dive, so i did a bit of a circuit to see if anywhere was diveable. The Springs were planned, but it looked surgey, so i swung past St Leonards. It was suprisingly flat, and the vis was ok too. Must be protected from the break. 

Bottom Type:  Sand bottom.

Visibilty: 5-6m

Water Temp: 15c

Bottom Time: 109 minutes

Max Depth: 3.5m

Air usage: 140bar/2000psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details:  I didn’t get out very far before spotting a Lions Mane Jellyfish. Then came another and another. I quickly realised there was a bit of a migration going on, and i was probably past by at least 300 jellies moving north to south by the current.  Most of them small  juveniles with a  few larger ones.  Stupidly, i stuck with the 100mm macro for the whole dive, but should have changed to a wide angle, since i blew a rare opportunity.   

Camera Details: Canon100mm , dual SS200 strobes.

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