Dive Number: 204  23/10/11  17.21,  Pt Lonsdale  – Kelp Forests

Wind:   15knot northerlies

Tide:   Slack Water at the Heads

Conditions:  Building swell creating surge and dark, dirt-ish water. Storm fronts approaching.

Visibilty:   6m

Water Temp: 15.6c

Bottom Time: 81minutes

Max Depth: 4.0m

Air usage: 70bar/1000psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details:  This is when an obsession turns dangerous. I ‘needed’ to dive the Kelp forest again, but the conditions were far from perfect. Storms were predicted and the swell was building, but i headed out anyway, feeling confident in my past experience with the area. I never would have attempt this a couple of weeks ago. The surge was annoying the water was dark, but being is this body of water during thunderstorm was exhilerating. Shooting the rain falling on the surface was a bit of fun.

Camera Details:  Tokina 10-17mm ,  SS200/SS400 Strobe