Dive Number: 352 15/09/12 13.51, Symonds Channel

Wind: Light

Tide: Slack

Conditions: Calm

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: 12.4c

Bottom Time: 62minutes

Max Depth: 11.1m

Air usage:

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: Andrew Newton kindly shared some marks to a site in Symonds Channel of a sponge garden dive. I’d just got two new strobes, so it was going to be a fun dive to test them out. It was a really interesting area with mounds of sand covered in sponges with patches of ascidians, hydroids, etc..not much fish life around by it would be a cracker of a summer night dive. The area seemed like it would be perfect for cryptic critters like frogfish. We saw a small weedfish, but not a lot else fish wise. An interesting dive though.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-70mm, 2 X YS-D1 Strobes