Wind: 10knot N’s
Tide: 0.96 high tide at Lorne
Conditions: There was some small swell rolling in occassionally, but it seems fairly settled. In the water it was very surgery and alot of snad was being stirred up across the bottom.
Visibilty: 4-5m in parts. water was generally clear but alot of sand being stirred up.
Water Temp: 15c
Bottom Time: 42 minutes
Max Depth: 4.9m
Air usage: 70bar/1000psi
SAC: ???? litres/min
Details: It was blowing northerly today and the swell promised to be down along the coast, so me and chris cruised along the coast to check out some new dive sites. We ended up at Lorne Pier and talked to a commercial diver putting in a swell powered generator for the pier, who suggested the water was nice and clear, albiet surgey. We jumped in and came across some interesting critters..surf crabs, thornfish, and blennies on the pylons, and heaps of swimmer crabs on the sandy bottom. A big Smooth ray cruised around, probably feeding on the swimmer crabs, and chris found a huge pot-bellied seahorse. A nice suprise was a Shaws cowfish, and there were a few other fish species aorund too, like herring cale etc, but i didn’t get very good looks at any. Worth a dive out of interest.
Camera Details: Canon 17-40mm , dual SS200 strobes