Dive Number: 124 08/01/11 10.56  Flinders Pier, Mornington Peninsula.

Wind:   15knot  NE’s.

Tide: .5hrs after 0.84 low tide at Stony Point.

Conditions:    Freakin awesome!!!!!! A reasonable north easterly was blowing over the water, slightly onshore, and chopping the hell out of the surface. It didn’t look good and i was considering trying elsewhere. But decided to walk out on the pier and the water looked clear. Once under the water i saw how clear it was….crystal. This is the best shore diving vis i’ve ever had..better than Rapid Bay a few week earlier.

Visibilty: 20+m

Water Temp: 19c

Bottom Time: 147 minutes

Max Depth: 4.3m

Air usage: 200bar/3000psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details:  What an incredible dive. The water was crystal clear..almost too clear.. and there were too many Weedy Seadragons to count. As soon as i got in, i had two in my restricted mask vision, and there were at least 20-30 hanging around the jetty. They came in all shapes and sizes,  some with eggs, some injured and missing tails, others small juveniles, and some hanging around in pairs.  There were also large numbers of blue weed whiting feed ferociously. If it wasn’t for these guys churning up the bottom, the water would have remained totally clear. Oh and then theres the kids jumping off the pier, oblivious to the seadragons trying to live beneath. Made for some interesting photos anyway. Truly a once in a year dive…conditions dont come around like that very often.     

Camera Details: Tokina  10-17mm , dual SS200 strobes

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