May

21

Date: 21st May 2017

Conditions:

Visibilty:

Water Temp: 15c

Bottom Time: 30minutes

Max Depth: 10m

Details: Whale Season was close, and some Orcas had been popping up along the coast. So with the flat conditions and low wind i couldnt resist going for a spin from the Ocean Grove boat ramp down towards Port Phillip Heads, to see what might rear its head from the water. No luck today, so i dropped in on “The Rooms” to see if any Port Jackson Sharks were around. No luck with those either, but you have to be in it to win it!

Camera Details: Canon 60mm, 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

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Dec

24

Date: 24th December 2016

Conditions:

Visibilty: 7m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 20minutes

Max Depth: 8m

Details: One the way back from The Pinnacles, i popped into The Rooms to see if any Port Jackson Sharks or Wobbegongs were home. They must have been out and about today, so i only made this a short dive. A catshark was a good consolation, but it wasn’t a very photogenic one.

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

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Mar

3

Date: 3rd March 2016

Conditions:

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 40minutes

Max Depth: 10m

Details: On the way back to Barwon Heads after a great dive at the Pinnacles, i decided to check out whether “The Rooms” still contained some Port Jackson Sharks, which appeared to be residents of the area. Out of the whole coastline, some hooker divers just happened to be setup right next to The Rooms. I felt a bit awkward anchoring so close to them, but you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. So straight into Room 1 and sure enough a couple of jackos under the ledges. Not as many as last time, but still nice to know they are around. One gave me a nice big smile and showed off its killer teeth. A few blue devils were around as well…one was fascinated by my bubbles which hung trapped underneath a ledge. The vis was fairly murky, which was a bit of a surprise since it wasn’t all that far from The Pinnacles which had 15m+.

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

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Feb

28

Conditions:

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 80minutes

Max Depth: 10m

Details: Nothing is guaranteed with wildlife, but i had a strong feeling that the Port Jacksons would still be at “The Rooms” again today. I told Chris i had a Port Jackson site all lined up to dive, and i’m not sure he believed me. So after swimming about 10 metres and dropping straight into a hole full of 20+ Port Jackos, i could see the surprise and excitement through his mask. There was even a large Wobbegong sitting at the end of the hole. After 50-60 minutes of snapping away with the sharks, we explored some of the other ‘rooms’ in the area. The reef is really great around here…lots of fish with beautiful algea beds, and then shallow swim throughs and overhangs all inhabiting a blue devil, a cuttlefish or a crayfish.
A great dive, in great conditions.

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

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Feb

22

Conditions:

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 30minutes

Max Depth: 10m

Details: Have a few bar left in my tank i decided to check out another shallow site a bit closer to shore. The area was sounding up great with big drops in the shallow reef from 5-10m frequently. I jumped in and was soon onto a big grotto of Port Jackson Sharks. I couldn’t stick around for long due to little air, but it was great to finally see a large group of Jackos again.

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

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