Feb

28

Date: 28th February 2017

Conditions:

Visibilty:

Water Temp: 17c

Bottom Time: 40minutes

Max Depth: 22m

Details: This dive was at a different part of the Labyrinth..some structure to the west of the main area i usually dive. Not a heap around, but there were some really interesting deeper water sponges in this area. The purple hue in the first photo has to be seen to be believed…i think it would look great under UV on a night dive.

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

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Mar

12

Date: 3rd March 2016

Conditions:

Visibilty: 9m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 45minutes

Max Depth: 22m

Details: This was a site a bit west and north of the normal Labyrinth dive site. Once dropping in Phil, Deb and myself came straight across a very welcoming Cuttlefish. It became fixated with my gauges and followed me around allowing for some close up photos…as did Phil. We got a bit lost towards the end of the dive, but ended up surfacing right next to the boat.

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

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Jan

17

Date: 17th January 2016

Conditions:

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 22m

Details: Not a lot of action at The Labyrinth today, but just a beautiful dive. A Stingaree was an unusual surprise at that depth. And a White-ear was another interesting sighting.

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

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Oct

1

Date: 1st October 2015

Conditions:

Visibilty: 20m +

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 21m

Details: The great vis continued but it was a bit overcast and dark below. A catshark lurked around the anchor and lots of fish around the bommies.

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

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Apr

11

Conditions:

Visibility: 5m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 22m

Details: A dirty dive at the Labyrinth..the ocean just hasn’t cleaned up after the big SW swells we’ve been having recently.I did spot a lone Port Jackson Shark but he took off pretty quick.

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

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Dec

9

Conditions:

Visibilty: 15m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 22m

Details: Sooo many fish on first descent..i was being swarmed by perch and sweep. Always a lovely site to dive.

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

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May

25

Dive Number: 583 25/05/2014 The Labyrinth

Conditions:

Visibilty: 12m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 22m

Details: Lots of fish at the Labyrinth today.

Camera Details: Tokina 1017mm 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Jan

15

Dive Number: 543 15/01/2014 The Labyrinth

Conditions:

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 22m

Details: Sandy and Phil joined me for a dive and i showed them the Labyrinth. Sandy made made some big statements throwing around words like ‘word class reef structure’ and i couldn’t disagree with such a well traveled diver. I had some focus issues on this dive, but tried my best to get a sharp shot of a unique formation of hard coral.

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

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Dec

8

Dive Number: 524 08/12/2013 The Labyrinth

Conditions:

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 23m

Details: Went out to the Labyrinth with Chris where he had a close encounter with a large Smooth Ray that passed inches above his head. A great photo opp for Chris!

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

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Nov

29

Dive Number: 519 29/11/2013 The Labyrinth

Conditions:

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 45minutes

Max Depth: 22m

Details: Chris had recently bought a new DSLR setup, so we went out off Ocean Grove to check out a few sites. Not much around at the Labyrnth today, but great structure as always.

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

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Sep

15

Dive Number: 498 15/09/2013 The Labyrinth

Conditions: ?

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 45minutes

Max Depth: 22m

Details: Always a lovely place to dive. A couple of Sergeant Bakers performed some sort of mating chase on the way past me. Some great fans and structure as usual.

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

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Jul

29

Dive Number: 488 29/07/2013 The Labyrinth

Conditions: ?

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 22m

Details: What a day to have strobe issues. I dropped in on a den of about 20+ Port Jackson Sharks. They were everywhere. I had to make do with some ambient light photos. Love this site though.

Also included in this post is a picture of the anchoring solution I’ve come up with for my inflatable to allow the anchor rope to be tied off at any length while the rest of the rope remains on a reel in the boat. The bitter end remains permanently attached to the boat, and a green safety harness and T-bar is used as the tie off point which is permanently attached to the D-ring at the front of the boat.

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

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Apr

14

Dive Number: 464 14/04/2013 The Labyrinth

Conditions: ?

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 20m

Details: While my strobe was away being fixed, I decided to try my hand at video which I may upload in the future. Most dives in April and May will be video with the occasional ambient light/torch light photo. Dive 479 is my first dive back with the camera.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm I-Torch 4

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Feb

23

Dive Number: 443 23/02/2013 The Labrynth

Conditions: ??

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 50minutes

Max Depth: 22m

Details: An awesome site off Ocean Grove with clustered of bommies and gullies between them forming a labyrinth of passage ways to explore.

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

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