Dive Number: 267 04/02/12 10.46, Portsea Hole

Wind: ???

Tide: ???


Visibilty: ???m

Water Temp: 22c

Bottom Time: ???minutes

Max Depth: 20m

Air usage: ???

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: First slack dive from the boat with Chris and Phil and my old man as surface support.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS400/SS200 Strobes




Dive Number: 121 30/12/10 9.18  Portsea Hole

Wind:   15knot  SE’s???

Tide:  Slack Water Flood

Conditions:  Reasonable.. current was ok, but water was pretty dirty.

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: 16c

Bottom Time: 56 minutes

Max Depth: 20.1m

Air usage: 180bar/2500psi ????

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: Its been a while between boat dives and Chris was pretty keen to do a dive on the wall…and so was i.  But unfortunately the only option was Portsea Hole…which is suppose to be good enough in its own right, but its reputation as a training dive area had me  cringing a bit.  It ended up being an OK dive, but nothing that blew me away. I’m still not use to diving and photographing under 10m, and all my photos just seems to be stark, horrible lighting.  I think diffusers are important with less ambient light.  Anyway, the most impressive sight was some cream/white sponge gardens that sat in about 18metres and covered the top of a large flat bommie giving a sponge desert like appearance.   We also saw a draughtboard shark, large smooth ray and a couple fo cool nudibranchs. naother highlight was when we headed back to Portsea and there was a pod of about 10 dolphins feeding not far from the boat.   

Camera Details: Tokina  10-17mm , dual SS200 strobes

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