Dive Number: 164  30/06/11  16.05,  10B to Cottage Drift

Wind:   Cant remember..probably northerlies.

Tide:  20mins before 0.99 low tide at the Heads

Conditions:   Overcast evening making the water dark. Water seemed calm, and the current seemed negligible, but from the distance i travelled it must have been moving fairly quickly to the west. 

Visibilty:   6m

Water Temp: 12c

Bottom Time: 62minutes

Max Depth: 10.9m

Air usage: 120bar/1750psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details:      This dive was intended for Friendly Bommie, but for the first time i wasn’t able to find it. I deliberatly swum south-westerly from my entry point, and there was a slight westerly current, but after getting out and being totally disoriented again, i realised just how far i had drifted. The same tower of disorientation stood before me again, but i couldn’t believe it was the same one that was further west than the convent. Somehow i’d drifted all the way from 10B, through the cottage area, and exited past the Convent. This explained the 11m depth that i reached on this dive, which is the same depth i reached way out back of cottage a couple of dives ago. It was one hell of a walk back to the car!  Generlally, it was a pretty unexciting dive…a drift through the same sand dune valleys with a very dark banjo shark hanging out in the area, with little else until i struck some shallow ledges with some nice sponge growth and hydriods.

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

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