Dive Number: 282 – 25/03/12 11.30, Kelp Beds Reef

Wind: ???

Tide: ???


Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: 16c

Bottom Time: 51minutes

Max Depth: 20.3m

Air usage: 170bar/2500psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: This dive started off with adventure and generally felt a bit dicey. The swell was up and the boat felt small sitting in the middle of the heads, but there were a flurry of dive charters turning up to the same area, so we felt assured of a rescue if anything went wrong. ;) My dive started with a backroll from the boat (usually its an in water gear up). Before i hit the water i realised Harry’s regs were coming for a dive with me, as they hitched a lift on my flippers and sunk into about 18m of water. Chris was already in the water so was straight off after them. I followed shortly but could find neither Chris or the regs, despite a 20 minute search of the area. Luckily Chris spotted them on the way down and managed to bring them back up to the surface. The dive turned out to be ok, but the current was ripping at the end, and it felt pretty hairy on ascent getting swept into the bay. Luckily it was in and not out.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS200 Strobes