Dive Number: 563 04/03/2014 Guerilla Bay
Water Temp: ??c
Bottom Time: 40minutes
Max Depth: 14m
Details: Guerilla Bay looked like an awesome spot to dive, however i didn’t really know where the best entry and exit points are. Luckily we ran into some divers who offered some advice on how to enter. The sheltered bay is shallow, and with the swell rolling in between the small gully of the island and mainland, it can create some difficult conditions. We found the small entrance to the gully which was deep enough not to be too affected by the swell, and followed in out the gap between the island – over the sunken rowing boat. We then decided it wasn’t a good idea to circumnavigate the whole island, because it was advised that missing the entry back into the bay, we might encounter some strong-ish currents. So we headed left after leaving the gully and along the cliff walls. The vis was murky and the walls where fairly bleak and barren. I’m not sure if it was previous dive experiences, but the area felt very sharky…it was probably just the lack of local knowledge, but a brief encounter with a seal didn’t help the nerves much. We turned around after 100m or so, and headed back past the gap and around the back of the island. Large barren boulders turned into a maze of gullies, and after turning back, things started to feel very unfamiliar. Eventually we found the gap back into the bay, but it was getting to the point where we were feeling very lost and surfacing against the swell exposed wall wasn’t an option. I think i’d love this site if i did it again, but this was a dive towards the scary end of the spectrum.
Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm 2 X YS-D1 Strobes