Dive Number: 78 09/09/2010 9.46 Gold Coast Seaway – Short Pipe

Wind: ????

Tide: 1hr past 1.45 high tide at the Seaway ( This site should really be dived right on high tide)

Conditions: A lovely sunny queensland morning with no clouds and a light breeze.

Bottom Type: Sandy river estuary with the banks lined by a rock wall. A sewer pipe on stilts extends out 100-200m.

Visibilty: 5-6m

Water Temp: 20c

Bottom Time: 63 minutes

Max Depth: 10.6m

Air usage: 170bar/2500psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: This was my first dive after flying into brissie. I hadn’t made a lot of plans, but i thought i’d tear down to the Seaway to do a shore dive. High tide is the preferred time to dive this site, because the current rips in and out of the estaury at other times. I arrived about 9am, running late and without a tank. Luckily the guys from Devocean were just finishing thier first dive when i arrived and they had a spare tank and invited me to join them on there second dive. By the time we entered the water it was a good hour after high tide and the current was pretty nasty, also stirring up alot of sand and making it mucky. It was a fairly interesting dive though…loads of fish and i’d imagine some good critters when conditions are right.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , single SS200 strobe

Dive Report: Some pretty ordinary shots in difficult conditions.