Dive Number: 169  09/07/11  12.42,  St Leonards Pier

Wind:   25 – 30knot Westerlies

Tide:  2hrs before 0.44 low tide at Geelong

Conditions:  Cold windy day, but as St Leonards is protected from the strong westerlies, the water was fairly calm.  Vis was average, and it was freakin cold in the water.

Visibilty:   6m

Water Temp: 10c

Bottom Time: 51minutes

Max Depth: 3.8m

Air usage: 70bar/1000psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details:     The strong westerlies gave me two options;  Ozone or St Leonards. I opted for St Leonards as it was mainly a dive to try to see if my YS120 strobe was going to work as a slave when strobes where positioned for wide angle. The answer came out a NO, and i’m now going to have to make up an optical cord to get this strobe to fire reliably. On entry, it was almost like i wasn’t wearing a wetsuit at all, my legs froze instantly in the numbing 10c waters.  I’ve decided this is way too cold to be diving in a 6mm wetsuit, and i’m going to pull out the old clunky uncompressed neoprene drysuit for my next dive in the bay.  Not a lot of marine life around, but the sponge growth was looking healthy. Some pygmy squid and dumpling squid made an appearance in the shallows when i exited.  

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

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