Nov

23

Conditions:

Visibilty: 2m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 40minutes

Max Depth: 8m

Details: The Point Henry Alcoa Smelter has finally shut its door for business. Since the pier was a working pier, the far end was off limits for diving, so this presented my first opportunity to see what was down here. The visibility was bleak, like all dredged piers…muddy and cloudy. The pylons weren’t that lush, and the shallow areas of the pier have much more interesting. The fish life was impressive however with big schools of salmon and trevally.

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

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Nov

17

Dive Number: 405 17/11/2012 Pt Lillias

Conditions: Crap!

Visibilty: 2m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 20minutes

Max Depth: 8m

Details: I decided to head over to Pt Lillias and sound around for structure. It wasn’t the best conditions for over this side of the bay, with NW really picking up. The vis was atrocious and after descending to about 8m, and finding nothing but mud, i decided to try to get some pics of some passing blubber jellies in the upper water column. I’d still like to try this side of the bay one day when conditions are better.

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

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Nov

17

Dive Number: 404 17/11/2012 City of Melbourne Wreck Search

Conditions: 4m

Visibilty: 5m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 60minutes

Max Depth: 4m

Details: I’d never boat dived Corio Bay, so i thought i’d try to find the City of Melbourne wreck located in Stingaree Bay…somewhere. i had gps marks, but had no luck finding it. The area is covered in seagrass and very shallow. Its probably under a couple of meters of silt.

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

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