Dive Number: 132 06/02/11  17.03 ,  Steeles Rocks, Portarlington

Wind:   15knot SW’s

Tide:  2hrs before 0.86 high tide at Geelong.

Conditions:  St Leonards looked choppy and milky, so we headed around to Portarlington. Water was nice and calm and vis was ok to. A slight southerly current was running towards the end of the dive.

Visibilty: 6-8m

Water Temp: 21c

Bottom Time: 133 minutes

Max Depth: 4.5m

Air usage: 170bar/2500psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details:     Caught up with Chris for a dive, and we headed out near the most easterly section of steeles rocks. About 20 Ruddy Turnstones were roosting on the rocks on the way out, but took off as we approached. After descending it took us a bit of swimming to get onto the reef that runs out to the north. Once we found it, it was teeming with  hulafish, and in amongst one school i came across what i think is a baby Blue-line Goatfish. Other highlights were a sleeping cuttlefish, and a large school of Australian Salmon. I was in a very lazy mood and was just enjoying the dive so didn’t concentrate on photography much. Here’s a few shots though.

Camera Details: Canon 100mm , single SS200 strobes.

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