Jan

1

Date: 1st January 2016

Conditions:

Visibilty: 5m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 30minutes

Max Depth: 2m

Details: A quick snorkel around a new site at Curlewis just to see what was around. A Barred Toadfish and a Banjo Shark were the only critters of note to be seen. I did see a small snapper in the distance too.

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

Photos:

Dec

12

Conditions:

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 60minutes

Max Depth: 2m

Details: I took the wide-angle lens down to Curlewis in hope of some Blubber Jellies or Rays. There was very little around, apart from a banjo shark.

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

Photos:

Nov

27

Details: Curlewis was very quiet today on the macro front. A large Blubber jelly cruised past so i could only manage a close up of its’blubber’ with the macro lens on.

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

Photos:

Apr

13

Snorkel at Curlewis 13/04/2014

Visibilty: 10m

Water Temp: ??c

Details: Just testing out an old ss220 Strobe at Curlewis after doing some repairs on it.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm SS200 Strobe

Photos:

Dec

7

Snorkel at Curlewis 07/12/2013

Conditions:

Visibilty: 7m

Water Temp: ??c

Details: Fairly quiet around Curlewis today…just photographed some of the usual suspects.

Camera Details: Canon 60mmm 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

Photos:

Jan

2

Snorkel at Curlewis 02/01/2013 Curlewis

Conditions: ??

Visibilty: 5m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 60minutes

Max Depth: 2m

Details: Found a cool little Short-headed Seahorse. Never seen them before here.

Camera Details: Canon 100mm, 2 X YS-D1 Strobes

Photos:

Apr

29

29/04/12 13.34, Snorkel at Curlewis

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions:

Visibilty:

Bottom Time: 90minutes

Max Depth: 2m

Air usage:

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: Return to Curlewis to photograph the many Elysia Expansa that are currently in the area,

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS200 Strobes

Photos:

Dec

16

Dive Number: 228 16/12/11 18.12, Curlewis

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions:

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: ??

Bottom Time: 94minutes

Max Depth: 3.0m

Air usage: 170bar/2500psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: A rare dive on Scuba at Curlewis

Camera Details: Canon 60mm , SS200 Strobe

Photos:

Oct

13

13/10/2011 12.10  Curlewis

Tide:  High at Geelong

Wind: ???

Conditions: ????

Bottom Type: Sandy/rocky reef

Details: Curlewis is a great spot for anenomes. I tried some underover shots in the shallows and then headed out finding some nudibranchsand a big sea cucumber.

Camera Details:  Tokina  10-17mm

Photos:

Oct

2

02/10/2011 17.29 Curlewis

Tide:  high

Wind: Southerly

Conditions: ????

Bottom Type: rocky reef

Details: A rare snorkel at Curlewis with the fisheye on. I tried some underovers and some CFWA stuff of ceratasomas.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm 1.4x

Photos:

Sep

18

18/09/2011 17.50 Curlewis

Tide:  High

Wind: Southerly

Conditions: ????

Bottom Type: rocky reef

Details: Caught up with Chris for a snorkel at Curlewis. A flounder sat in the shallows, and Chris spotted a decorator crab. On the way i spotted a maugean bubble and a worm i’m yet to identify.

Camera Details: Canon 60mm

Photos:

Jan

27

Dive Number: 127 22/01/11  17.50 , Curlewis

Wind:   10 knot SE’s.

Tide:  0.90 high tide at geelong.

Conditions:    Fine conditions, but a mass bloom of the green hincksii  agae  covered the whole reef and clouded the water.  There seems to be a general lack of marine life around.

Visibilty: 6-8m

Water Temp: 22c

Bottom Time: 73 minutes

Max Depth: 3.1m

Air usage: 105bar/1500psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details:     I decided to scuba Curlewis and head out the back to see what was around. I was hoping i’d come across a school of blubberjellies, but didn’t see a single one. It was actually the most quiet i’ve seen curlewis and i think the bloom of green algae had something to do with it. The marine life that was around were very skittish.

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

Dive Report:

Jan

25

09/01/2011  10.46  Curlewis

Tide:  3hrs after 1.00 high tide at Geelong

Wind: Southerly

Conditions:  Always good on a southerly down here..no matter how strong.

Bottom Type: Sand with reef

Bottom Time: 120 minutes

Details: A snorkel to get some sea urchin shots required for an information sign.   Towards the end of the dive, i thought i’d try some underover shots of a pipefish..didn’t turn out very well though.

Camera Details: Canon 17-40mm , dual SS200 strobe.

Dive Report:

Jan

14

30/12/2010  ???  Curlewis

Tide:  high tide at geelong???

Wind: Southerly???

Conditions: Again, always pretty good on southerlies..water not the cleanest.

Bottom Type:  Sand and rocky reef lunnette.

Bottom Time: 120 minutes

Details:  I checked out the shallower rocky areas on this snorkel and checked out some of the blenny residents of the rocks. There’s always Tasmanian Blennies and Oyster blennies(feral imports) here.  Out a bit further i stumbled onto a Short-headed seahorse, which i haven’t seen at Curlewis before. A skeleton shrimp taunted the seahorse at one stage, then seemed to conduct an orchestra from a prominent position atop a weed  

Camera Details: Canon 100mm , single SS200 strobe.

Dive Report:

Jan

11

26/12/2010  17.41  Curlewis

Tide:  ?????

Wind: Southerly

Conditions:  Always good on a southerly down here..no matter how strong.

Bottom Type: Sand with reef

Bottom Time: 120 minutes

Details: More pipefish..feeding Fiddler Rays, floating anemones, mysid shrimps using dendrodoris nigra as protection, weedfish, maugen bubbles, gobies and weefish.  

Camera Details: Canon 100mm , single SS200 strobe.

Dive Report:

Jan

11

24/12/2010  19.16 Curlewis

Tide:  ?????

Wind: Southerly

Conditions:  Always good on a southerly down here..no matter how strong.

Bottom Type: Sand with reef

Bottom Time: 120 minutes

Details: Another poke aorund at Curlewis for nudi’s. Not many around, so made do with some pipefish shots, and watched an intriguing battle between a tiny pygmy squid chasing a slightly larger pygmy squid.  

Camera Details: Canon 100mm , single SS200 strobe.

Dive Report:

Jan

5

18/12/2010  ????  Curlewis

Tide:  ?????

Wind: Southerly

Conditions:  Always good on a southerly down here..no matter how strong.

Bottom Type: Sand with reef

Bottom Time: 120 minutes

Details: Attempt three at the pipefish…this time with the macro lens again. I almost got the shot  i wanted, but they are so hard to photograph. Also lots of larger nudis around..the abundant Ceratosoma brevicaudatum, as well as the second most common Dendrodoris nigra.  Found a few of these little Maugen Bubbles too: Haminoea maugenensis.  


 

Camera Details: Canon 100mm , single SS200 strobe.

Dive Report:

Jan

5

16/12/2010  ????  Curleiws

Tide:  ?????

Wind: Southerly

Conditions:  Always good on a southerly down here..no matter how strong.

Bottom Type: Sand with reef

Bottom Time: 120 minutes

Details: After finding the breeding pipefish, i had to make another visit with a different lens to try to capture the sheer numbers. I wasn’t very successful with a fisheye … and planned a return visit to get the shots i wanted. Of course when you have a fisheye lens, your always going to find some good nudi’s.  Gymnodoris alba (a 8mm species!!)  and Hoplodoris nodulosa ( a big mother).

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , dual SS200 strobe.

Dive Report:

Jan

5

15/12/2010  ????  Curleiws

Tide:  ?????

Wind: Southerly

Conditions:  Always good on a southerly down here..no matter how strong.

Bottom Type: Sand with reef

Bottom Time: 120 minutes

Details: I hadn’t been to curlewis for a while, so it was good to get back there.  Very suprised to find a area where pipefish were breeding prolificly. They seemed to like a particular brown algea weed, to which they were all clinged and feeding in a gentle current as the tide moved out.

Camera Details: Canon 100mm , single SS200 strobe.

Dive Report:

Oct

25

Dive Number: 92 20/10/2010 18.51 Curlewis

Wind: 10-15knot South-easterlies.

Tide:   4.5hr after 0.82 high tide at geelong

Conditions:  The tide was low and this is a site to snorkel at high tide, let alone scuba, but conditions were quiet nice so i gave scuba a go. 

Bottom Type:  Sand  bottom.

Visibilty: 6-7m

Water Temp: 17c

Bottom Time: 46 minutes

Max Depth: 2.1m

Air usage: 70bar/1000psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details:  The plan was to dive Pt Henry but the wind seemed to be more easterly when i arrive there, and the fairly long walk across the rocks (200m..huge) didn’t appeal to me, so i decided to head to Curlewis. On entering the water i soon discovered that my sync cord wasn’t screwed onto the housing tightly and let a small amount of water into the bulk head. Strobes were behaving erractically, so i switched them off so i didn’t do any damage. Light was also fading, so i didn’t take many pics..always just nice to be in the water down here though.     

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , dual SS200 strobes(not working)

Dive Report:

 

Oct

20

Dive Number: 90 09/10/2010 17.55 Curlewis

Wind: 10-15knot Southerlies.

Tide:   1hr after 0.92 high tide at geelong

Conditions:  Southerlies made it nice and calm at Curlewis, with great vis too.

Bottom Type:  Shallow Rock ledge and reef, and sandy out deeper.

Visibilty: 8-10m

Water Temp: 15c

Bottom Time: 72 minutes

Max Depth: 2.6m

Air usage: 70bar/1000psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details:  Caught up with Chris and Kerry for a late afternoon dive at Curlewis. I’d never scuba’d from shore here, and its a bit of a hike down the cliff, but it was pretty easy. Lots of fiddler rays around, and baby globefish. Didn’t spot any nudi’s though..maybe a bit early for them. 

Camera Details: Canon100mm , dual SS200 strobes.

Dive Report:

Oct

12

Dive Number: 84 22/09/2010 08.23 Curlewis (Boat Dive)

Wind: 10 knot W.

Tide: 0.35  low tide at Geelong

Conditions:  Overcast and wet but stable conditions.

Bottom Type: Sandy base scattered with ascidian clumps.

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: 12c

Bottom Time: 58 minutes

Max Depth: 2.7m

Air usage: 80bar/1200psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details:  Trevor had recently found a good spot for the  hydriod “Labatoria Newtoni”, and wanted to show Jan (hydriod expert) the area to collect some samples for analysis.  They invited me along on the  boat, so i grabbed the macro lens and spent some time with these ‘flowers of the sea’.  

Camera Details: Canon 100mm , single SS200 strobe and snoot.

Dive Report: I tried some photoshop on some of these shots. Some techniques i use to use on macro flower shots.