Jan

27

Date: 27th January 2017

Conditions: Southerlies

Visibilty: 4m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 40minutes

Max Depth: 3m

Details: This site is usually crystal clear vis, but today it was a hazy murky mess. A lot of dredging work for the new boat ramp has been happening lately, but i think this was storm water or something. Regardless, i had a quick dive and found an isolated stand of brown algae, that pipefish and leatherjackets called home. Aftyer a few pylon shots i called it quits early.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm, 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Jan

16

Date: 16th January 2017

Conditions:

Visibilty: 7m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 5m

Details: I felt an urge to dive from the boat around Indented Heads/St Leonards…just for something different. I think other times i had been out this way was in winter, so summer could potentially turn up some more interesting life out here. I decided on Price George Light. A shallowish reef rising from about 5m up to about 1-2m. Its pretty typical of the rest of the reef in the area, with sponge gardens and ascidians on the rocks, and kelp and algae on the higher, more well lit parts of the reef. Fishlife wasn’t great, and i didn’t see any rays or jellies (which was my hope), but still a nice little dive.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm, 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Mar

6

Date: 6th March 2016

Conditions:

Visibilty: 6m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 3m

Details: There is a marker stick out of Steeles Rocks that i thought marked a shallow reef, so i took the boat put and sounded around. Nothing came up so i ended up diving in close to shore…this dive could have been dived from shore, but it is difficult to access from shore. A cuttlefish was under a small ledge and was pretty much the first thing i saw. Not much else around, an Elysia nudibranch, and a few stingarees.

Camera Details: Canon 60mm, 1 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Nov

27

Date: 27th November 2015

Conditions:

Visibilty: 5m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 40minutes

Max Depth: 20m

Details: It was the 150th anniversary of the sinking of the City of Launceston, and Heritage Victoria opened up the wreck for diving to the public through a permit system. I jumped at the chance to get a permit, and we headed out into the middle of the bay in near perfect topside conditions to the exclusion zone. Heritage folks were very welcoming and informative and even helped us with our pre-dive preparations. The visibilty was pretty bad, but the wreck was amazingly intact with a great bow structure and the stern formed a nice little overhang. On the marine life front, there were a few Ling around which you don’t see around the heads or outside. The water column was filled with small jellies. Hopefully heritage will open this up in the future so we can explore this wreck further.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm, 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Oct

18

Date: 18th October 2015

Conditions:

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 3m

Details: Just a short dive to check some weighting down at Clifton Springs. A few banjo Sharks and Stingarees around, but generally pretty quiet.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mmmm, 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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May

15

Conditions:

Visibility: 8m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 30minutes

Max Depth: Snorkel

Details: After the pipelines, the original plans was to dive Governors Reef, however the current was building so i just snorkelled around the shallow sections of it. The low sunlight on the kelp was fairly impressive with a few schools of white bait darting around in the beams.

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

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Apr

12

Conditions:

Visibility: 8m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 60minutes

Max Depth: 3m

Details: On the way back from the zen gardens to the Clifton Springs boat ramp, i headed over to the old dell jetty. There were a few rays about, but they are pretty skitish in this area. The highlight was a jelly that i saw on the way back to the boat.

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

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Apr

12

Conditions:

Visibility: 5m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 30minutes

Max Depth: 5m

Details: With the dirty ocean conditions, i thought i’d stay in the bay today. So i went down to Zen Gardens off Curlewis. It was wintery quiet.

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

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Mar

1

Conditions:

Visibilty: 6m

Water Temp: ??c

Details: Suprisingly quiet down at Curlewis, A fews and thats about it. I just tried a couple of under-overs.

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

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Jan

26

Conditions:

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 5m

Details: Phil and Deb wanted to get a quick dive in Australia Day morning, but the conditions weren’t good for outside the bay, so we decided to head out of Indented Heads and go to Prince George Bank. The current was moving fast, but it was still manageable. We circumvented the shallow reef that was covered in sponge life and ascidians. A couple of rays layed low in the sand, but it was generally quiet critter-wise.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-170mm 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Dec

26

Dive Number: 533 26/12/2013 Grassy Point, Indented Heads

Conditions: Strong Southerlies

Visibilty: 7m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 60minutes

Max Depth: 4m

Details: About 2km off Grassy Point at Indented Heads is a couple of sticks marking shallow reef. This area had some nice sponge life but not a lot of fish life..a couple of rays and a flathead. Southerlies had picked up to about 25-30knots after i finished my dive making a very bumpy return to shore.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Feb

15

Dive Number: 440 15/02/2013 Dell Jetty, Clifton Springs

Conditions: ??

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 120minutes

Max Depth: 3m

Details: I tried some under-overs around the old Dell Jetty at Clifton Springs from the boat.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Dec

9

Dive Number: 417 09/12/2012 Curlewis China House Reef

Conditions: Ave

Visibilty: 6m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 60minutes

Max Depth: 3m

Details: A boat dive at Curlewis….a nice little spot.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm, 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Dec

9

Dive Number: 416 09/12/2012 Curlewis – Fortress

Conditions: Ave

Visibilty: 6m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 60minutes

Max Depth: 3m

Details: A boat dive at Curlewis….very little around.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm, 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Aug

4

Dive Number: 339 04/08/12 10.55, St Leonards Reef (North)

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions: ???

Visibilty: 6m

Water Temp: 10.4c

Bottom Time: 53minutes

Max Depth: 4.0m

Air usage:

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: This is a wonderful reef for critters. On decent i spotted an aggregation of about 20 eleven-armed starfish. These critters aren’t the most pleasing to the eye starfish in the world, but there was something special about the way they were grouped out here. They were scavenging like you usually see groups of these stars, so i suspect this was a breeding event. A Lions Made Jelly then sailed past in the current…always a good subject, but difficult in the reasonably strong current and shallows waters.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS200 Strobes

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Jul

21

Dive Number: 331 21/07/12 14.59, Prince George Bank – Iso Reef

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions: ???

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: 10.4c

Bottom Time: 42minutes

Max Depth: 15.0m

Air usage:

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: This was the second dive out on Prince George Bank at one of the sticks. Not much life around, but another nice shallow reef that will be great in summer.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS200 Strobes

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Jul

21

Dive Number: 330 21/07/12 12.12, Prince George Light

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions: ???

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: 10.4c

Bottom Time: 61minutes

Max Depth: 6.4m

Air usage:

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details:

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS200 Strobes

Photos: A day of westerlies, so i took the boat out with Hyeonji off St Leonards and explored some sites on Prince George Bank. First stop was Prince George light, and despite the Antarctic-like water temperatures, it was a nice dive. A shallow colourful reef that produced the biggest Cuttlefish i’ve laid eyes on. No cuttlefish were harmed in themaking of these pics…despite what it may look like. ;)

Jun

24

Dive Number: 323 24/06/12 13.17, Little Governor Reef

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions:

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: 10.4c

Bottom Time: 22minutes

Max Depth: 3.3m

Air usage:

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: A couple of stars at a quiet little governor reef,

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS200 Strobes

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Jun

9

Dive Number: 312 09/06/12 14.20, Prince George Bank – North Stick

Wind: Westerlies

Tide: ???

Conditions:

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: 12.2c

Bottom Time: 76minutes

Max Depth: 5.4m

Air usage:

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: I’ve started to scope out all the reefs on Prince George Bank for fall back dives when the winds are westerly and the swell is too much for anywhere on the coast/heads. Hyeonji joined me for exploring around the area and there was some nice colourful reef. Fishlife was again low with the cold water, but a nice little dive.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS200 Strobes

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Apr

11

Dive Number: 292 11/04/12 17.30, Little Governor Reef

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions:

Visibilty: -m

Water Temp: 17.2c

Bottom Time: 86minutes

Max Depth: 3.9m

Air usage:

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: Trev spotted a spider crab aggregation out near little governor reef, so i took the boat out to see if i could track them down. No signs, but a blue ringed occy put on a good show..not exactly a wide angle subject, but i made do.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS200 Strobes

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Mar

17

Dive Number: 277 17/03/12 11.30, St Leonards Reef

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions: Some current early.

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: 19.6c

Bottom Time: 70minutes

Max Depth: 3.6m

Air usage: 170bar/2500psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: This turned into a great dive. This was the reef out off St Leonards Pier. The area is dominated by rocks covered with sponge and brown algae. We dropped straight onto a cuttlefish and then explored the sponge area. After 10 minutes i came across two Port Jackson sharks spleighed across each other…as they do. A real suprise. Chris also saw some squid out here…a really productive area.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS200 Strobes

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Mar

17

Dive Number: 276 17/03/2012 10.00, Pt Edwards

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions:

Visibilty: 6m

Water Temp: 18c

Bottom Time: 17minutes

Max Depth: 5.4m

Air usage: 170bar/2500psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: No Photos…an exploratory dip with clary off Edwards point….just seagrass beds.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS400/SS200 Strobes

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Feb

24

Dive Number: 271 24/02/12 18.30, Near Joanna Wreck Area

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions: ???

Visibilty: ???m

Water Temp: 22c

Bottom Time: 29minutes

Max Depth: 3.2m

Details: We went out off St Leonards and followed some wreck marks i had in the gps to the joanna wreck.
A sign warned it was a protected area and diving by permit only, so just had a dive nearby on the seagrass beds. The area is very current affected and the dive was kept short. Plenty of flathead around.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm, SS200 Strobes

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Feb

21

Snorkel at Curlewis 21/02/2012 18.30

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions: ???

Visibilty: ???m

Water Temp: ???c

Bottom Time: ???minutes

Max Depth: 3m

Details: A snorkel at Curlewis to look for nudi’s. There were heaps of these philnopsis lineolata nudis around.

Camera Details: Canon 60mm, SS200 Strobes

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Jan

29

Dive Number: 266 – 29/01/12 17.42, The Old Dell Jetty, Clifton Springs

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions:

Visibilty: ???
Water Temp: ???

Bottom Time: ??minutes

Max Depth: 2m

Air usage: 170bar/2500psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: Hincksia blooms had struck the area and all pylons and ascidian life was covered in it. A short-headed seahorse was a good find.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS200 Strobes

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