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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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