Visibility: 20m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 45minutes

Max Depth: 22m

Details: Our second dive of the day was at Bird Rock…a system of swim throughs and tunnels beneath the large rock that is visible from the surface and known as Bird Rock. (e.g. The one covered in white bird poo, and usually containing a large number of roosting birds…today, a boisterous seal.) The dive began at the edge of the rock and descending down you enter an overhang formed by Bird Rock itself sitting on another large boulder. There were plenty of fish in this small chamber and the ceiling was covered in jewel anemones. Continuing our descent we followed the edge of the rock through small lane ways between the boulders which would eventually lead to small cave-like tunnels around the back of the rock. This had us sitting in around 20m and then we circumnavigated the last square shaped rock, and returned along the same route. At the start point, we then went around the back of the rock and found the phallic shaped sea whip covered in pink jewel-anemones beneath an overhang that Bruce seemed to get excited about. It was very photogenic. This was a shallow site compared to most of the deep water dives at Bicheno, but still plenty to see.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm 2 X Inon z240 Strobes