Wind: 10knot South-easterlies.
Tide: 2hrs before 1.31 high tide at the Heads
Conditions: Perfect weather with light easterlies meaning the west side of the peninsula were sheltered. No current in the water and vis was pretty good, but the muddy bottom is very easy to unsettle and as the number of divers increased, the vis became worse.
Bottom Type: Muddy bottom with mix of old wood pylons with new steel pylons. Rock break wall.
Water Temp: 14c
Bottom Time: 59 minutes
Max Depth: 8.2m
Air usage: 105bar/1500psi
SAC: ???? litres/min
Details: I can’t resist heading down to the mornington peninsula when i’m in melbourne, but it never ceases to amaze me how far it takes travelling along the Nepean Highway. I made a stop off at Mordialloc to see if i could twitch an Artic Tern thats been hanging around for the last couple of weeks. I had no luck, and just had to make do with seeing Nicole Brookers shots on her camera and pretending it was there. I headed down to Mornington, and decided to dive the pier which was under reconstruction, and was packed with dregders and construction boats. I buddied up with a guy called Andre who offered to be a guide, and he found a old bottle (marble-style) in immaculate condition thats been unearthed by the diggers for the new pylons. He also came across another “one pint” bottle. All up it was a enjoyable dive..i always love checking out new places, and although its muddy and overrun with feral starfish, it was an interesting dive.
Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , dual SS200 strobes(not working)