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Aussie diving - August 2012

Discussion in 'Australia' started by alcina, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. alcina

    alcina Missing Diva. ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Western Australia
    10,996
    144
    I still haven't been in the water since getting back from holidays - damn head/chest cold thingy!! Hope this month is better - I have new toys to play with!! What's up elsewhere?
     
  2. bfowles

    bfowles Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Australia
    146
    35
  3. alcina

    alcina Missing Diva. ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Western Australia
    10,996
    144
    Cute squid & octo!!!

    I picked up a Subsee +10 while I was home. Haven't had a chance to try it yet.

    Windier than snot here today. I haven't gotten out yet as I had a few unexpected photo jobs come up last week (yay!) and so have been slavin' away. Maybe later in the week or the weekend if the weather turns good :)
     
  4. ozzydamo

    ozzydamo Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location:
    540
    72
    Nice stuff Bfowles, lucky for a bay to have good viz like that! and commiserations to you Alcina, been a bad year for diving conditions my way too, just got a good week then 'bang more big southerlies hit. Hopeful we have a good summer.
     
  5. Griffo

    Griffo DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    1,359
    676
    I know the feeling. Over a month now, still got clogged Sinus and desperate to get wet again
     
  6. bryce1993

    bryce1993 Registered

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Australia
    41
    4
    Great shots bfowles! Love how the worm-eel is eyeing you off hah

    Alcina do you work in WA and go back to another city when on holidays?

    Damo whereabouts do you dive?

    I havent been in the water for 2-3 months now - went to Europe and as a uni student I'm bloody piss poor (lol) after paying car rego, Green slip, insurance, a fine and uni fees. I was hoping to buy a BC and Regs once I got home, but I got four letters when I arrived home. First was tax return YAY! the next three sent me broke haha..
    Booked a seal dive down in Wollongong and it was called off due to weather :( now I don't have the time to go this weekend.
    #Firstworldstruggles..
     
  7. ozzydamo

    ozzydamo Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location:
    540
    72
    I dive Brisbane mainly- anywhere along the SEQ coast(I have my own boat), but I holiday regularly also- Thailand is a favorite OS locale, but bay of islands NZ will my next trip in January.
    I am a bubble nut that's for sure!

    Sad predicament for you Bryce, good things take time man- you seem very committed! Knuckle down and you'll have a great diving future.
    Look for secondhand stuff, you'll save a packet!

    remember fines are a tax on the lack of self control...... don't be the fool that feeds them,lol
     
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  8. ferris213

    ferris213 Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Brisbane, Australia
    329
    109
    I had a couple of dives with Sundive on Saturday. It was a bit windy and cold making a pretty miserable trip out to the rock but once in the water everything got better.

    8m vis and around 20 grey nurse sharks down in the wide trenches. Plenty of very pregnant females and sadly a couple with hooks stuck in their mouths. We did see one with some old scarring around it's tail, possibly from where a rope had been removed?

    The cod hole was absolutely full or life, packed solid with jew fish that were well over a meter long, and heaps of brown sweetlip. A couple of big black cod too.

    Another highlight was hearing the whales singing the whole time. We saw them breaching about 200+ meters away when we pulled up to the mooring but once in the water they sound like they are on top of you. It really added to the diving.
     
  9. Mantra

    Mantra Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Brisbane Australia
    360
    225
    Julian rocks for us today too. Missed Ferris213 by a day! Wildlife was the same deal - we counted 24 nurse sharks, and the big black cod, sweetlip and Jew fish were still in the cod hole. Saw a very large bull ray. One good sized hawksbill turtle. Lots of nudi action. The weather was absolutely exceptional. Flat as a mill pond, no wind, and about 20m vis. Hearing whalesong under water was one of my top bucket list items. I cant believe it happened today. The whales were about 200m away today too. I'm so stoked. Still grinning. 10/10.

    I took my first ever gopro video today. It is jerky, but lots of grey nurse shark action. I think I got some whalesong on there too, although I only videoed the second dive and the whales were much closer on the first. I will edit it and post it up when I have something respectable.

    I think we will head back next weekend. It was really exceptional.
     
  10. Mantra

    Mantra Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Brisbane Australia
    360
    225
    Here's the little video I was talking about re the diving at Byron last weekend. We didn't make it back this weekend, so it's next weekend for sure!

    As I said, my first ever video, so a little bit cr*p. Suggestions welcome. No filter used. No light. Those are things I will look at fixing, plus trying to get a grip that makes stuff smoother.

    Scuba Byron Bay Grey Nurse Sharks 2012 - YouTube
     

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