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Spring is in the air – and even in the water!
Dive Days I was desperate for a cure for dehydration and was devastated to hear from JL that he couldn’t raise a crew for Saturday. Even worse was the thought of having to go to work if I couldn’t get an appointment for treatment of dehydration. Then I received another call from JL late on Friday afternoon…… He was in as bad a state as I was – would I be interested in a dive in the bay on Anonymous Shoal, just the two of us?

Had to think that one over…. go to work (again) on a day that looked like being great… or go diving, boat to ourselves, have a relaxing lunch afterwards, nice leisurely start at 10.00AM.

Told the guys at work we could do Sunday if they had to work (and we did)!

Saturday exceeded our wildest hopes, crystal clear weather, no breeze and warmth in the sun. As we approached the dive site JL expressed concern that the water was a little ‘green’, but as soon as we slowed we found we could clearly see the bottom in around 4m. We literally ‘placed’ the anchor on a sand patch between the patches of reef and kitted up. Having done the scallop dive organized by Greg R I was pleasantly surprised to find the water not quite as icy upon entry. The reef was very pretty, lots of sea urchins and abalone, but not much fish life. However it was just great to be back under and we very much enjoyed our 50 minutes exploring. Back on board we were quickly warmed up by the sun and some hot soup. It was such a lovely day we motored up to Half Moon bay for some fish and chips, then went up to Sandringham to have a look at the sub in the marina. I had never seen this, it was interesting to compare it to the J4.

We eventually headed back and recovered the boat before heading to JL’s for a relaxing cup of tea. All in all a very pleasant way to partake in a cancelled dive day! Many thanks John for providing a treatment for my dehydration, may there be many more such treatments.


Posted by DavidG on Mon, 08 Sep 2008 08:48 PM (1011 reads)

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by BUBBLEDIVER on Mon, 08 Sep 2008 08:11 PM
....And add just a bit more to this brilliant day..just near Ricketts Point from under oily flat calm blue waters came a pod of dolphins hunting and feeding on the bait fish that have come into the Northern part around this time of year..such a great sight!!!

Apart from the great company of David this" made my day"

Smile Smile Smile Smile

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