Dive Number: 426 04/01/2012 Portsea Pier

Conditions: ??

Visibilty: 8m

Water Temp: ??c

Bottom Time: 40minutes

Max Depth: 5m

Details: No Camera, Just wasting some air.

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




Dive Number: 53 27/06/2010 15.33 Portsea Pier

Wind: 15 knot Westerlies

Tide: 3.5 after 1.40 high tide at the heads

Conditions: Shivery, icy cold conditions..dull and overcast. A great day for diving!

Bottom Type: Pier Pylons over sand with surrounding rocky reef .

Visibilty: 5m

Water Temp: 13c

Bottom Time: 40 minutes

Max Depth: 5.4m

Air usage: 70bar/1000psi

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: After reaching shiver point at Flinders pier, i drove over to Portsea hoping the car heater would get my body temp up for another dive by the time i reached Portsea. Their seemed to be a fair current flowing around the pier and the water was lapping up on an angle against new sand break walls that have been installed to protect the beach from washing away. I wasn’t sure whether it was going to be diveable, until talked to some divers who were heading in and they assured me that the current wouldn’t be very strong. I didn’t have much air so this was just a bit of a dive to bring back memories of my OW course which had its first dive here.

Camera Details: Canon 17-40mm , single SS200 strobe

Dive Report: I was mainly chasing more cowfish shots because i wasn’t happy with the ones i got at flinders. The only one i spotted kept on running away from me though, so just mainly looked around and concentrated on things that dont move much…like this thornfish.

And a few shots of the growth around the area.