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North Wall Caves: Saturday 19th Jan 2008
Dive Days It rained, it drizzled and the sun never made an appearance, but, 4 boatlaods of VSAG divers and friends made whoopee on the North Wall Caves.

With recent reports of 35m visability in the Bay and on the graveyard shipwrecks, it was always going to take more than a little topside rain to deter the keen VSAG frogmen (and frogwomen). A forecast of slight winds and flat seas saw us plan an 8.30 am Saturday meet at Sorrento ramp, to catch a high water slack at 9.45am.

After meeting up with Alan Beckhurst and another boat from Getunder dive club at the heads area we decided on diving "The Caves". So did several other charter boats and although there was at least 45 divers in the area as we all geared up it was not so crowded on the bottom.

Visability was down on expectations, but at 12m, it was still better than average. The dive spot is simply magic, with large ledges and overhangs as well as the caves themselves. Large Dusky Morwong lazily hung in your way as you cruised through the maze of the reef itself. Like all Lonsdale Wall dive spots the sponge and invertabrate life is simply stunning, with the added bonus of masses of small to medium sized fish milling around- this is one serously good dive spot.

After a lunch and de-gas interval we ventured outside and did a little exploration dive between Lonsdale and Ocean Grove. Large black rays, one cave with 4 weedy sea dragons in it and a few crays were sighted (some liberated). All this as well as wobbegongs, epaluette and cat sharks made this a very enjoyable 2nd dive.

A must to do again before the dredging starts up in ernest.

Posted by Shadow on Sun, 20 Jan 2008 01:56 AM (1044 reads)

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by BUBBLEDIVER on Sun, 20 Jan 2008 03:38 AM
Hey Shadow...I'm wih you on this magic dive site..yep Awesome and Knwesome are magic too but we must return to this place is also another "awesome"

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