Dive Number: 166  04/07/11  9.39,  Pt Lonsdale Outer Reef

Wind:   20knot north/north-westerlies

Tide:  Salck Water at 10.14

Conditions:   Northerlies continued to blow strongly, and the bay/heads looked flat. On arriving there was still swell breaking over the platform and the gutter looked fairly messy still. After entering though conditions were quiet good. Good vis,  the expected surge, but generally fairly good. Nice sunny conditions too.  

Visibilty:   10m

Water Temp: 12c

Bottom Time: 35minutes

Max Depth: 6.9m

Air usage: 70bar/1000psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details:      Met up with Phil Watson to hit the outer reef at Pt Lonsdale on Slack. We geared up and walked across the already flooded platform towards a small “bay” that makes for the ideal giant stride entry point. We dropped into about 3-3metres, surrounded by beautiful kelp and algae and nice clear water. We headed out SW and weaved our way through the maze of bommies, exploring the overhangs and watching sweep and zebrafish dart around the reef tops. After about 30minutes the swell and surge started getting a bit nasty and we exited back the way we came over the platform.  A great dive…my first scuba on the ocean side of the platform. 

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

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