Dive Number: 205 26/10/11 18.12, Steeles Rocks, Portarlington

Wind: 15knot aouth-easterlies

Tide: High Tide at Geelong

Conditions: Water was very dirty.

Visibilty: 1-2m

Water Temp: 16c

Bottom Time: 84minutes

Max Depth: 3.7m

Air usage: 70bar/1000psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: The water clarity was aweful, (which is really the norm at this site) but this was pretty bad. I found a cuttle under one of the ledges that looked like it was on it last legs/”tenticles”. It seemed to be panting for air and just laying there otherwise motionless. It felt wrong taking photos of it so i moved on pretty quickly. The vis made it hard to find any decent subjects, i photographed some sponge structures and saw a school of salmon. I was suprised to feel movement under my elbow, as was the stargazer that was under it. It raised itself from it buried position in the sand and stayed fully visible for a minute or so letting me get a phew snaps, then quickly took off after coming out of its stunned state.

Camera Details: Canon 60mm , SS200 Strobe