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New Bay Wreck Dive 29th April 2007
The dive day on Sunday 29th April is to be a new wreck which VSAG divers Mick Jeacle, Alan Storen, Barry Truscott and John Lawler found on info and GPS marks given by a fisherman.

Please note this dive is very much dependant on good bay conditions as the dive site is around 17kms out from land and is approx in the centre of the bay.

Conditions in the bay are generally low in visability however with no rain and little wind during April it could be a pleasent dive.

A second dive is planned on some reefs out from Rickett's Point.

Divers and boat owners planning to do this dive please book in ASAP on 0414 922 916.

If the weather conditions are not suitable this dive will revert to Sorrento at 9am.

Please note the dive will depart from the CARRUM (Patterson River) BOAT RAMP, Melway E6 page 97, off McLeod Road at 9.30am

Safe and Happy Diving.

John Lawler
DC 29/04

Posted by BUBBLEDIVER on Sun, 22 Apr 2007 01:42 AM (1516 reads)

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Re: New Bay Wreck Dive 29th April 2007 (Score: 1 )
by Briggsy on Sat, 28 Apr 2007 03:15 AM
As I am taking my boat tomorrow,the ute has an empty seat,anyone looking for a lift between Mooroolbark and Carrum call me at home on 97273947.
Briggsy

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Re: New Bay Wreck Dive 29th April 2007 (Score: 1 )
by lloyd_borrett on Mon, 30 Apr 2007 07:22 PM
On arrival at the boat ramp it was raining and conditions didn't look too good. We had John Lawler, Alan Dickerson, Peter Briggs, Bridey Leggatt and myself all there and waiting for the sixth diver. After failing to contact him by phone and waiting 30 minutes, we headed out in John's boat, leaving Peter's boat behind. Too many boats, not enough divers!

It was a long 25 km haul out to the new wreck site but conditions were improving all of the time. We arrived on site to find a fishing boat there! We put down a shot line and then anchored.

Bridey, Peter and myself geared up and went in. The visibility was very ordinary. We went down the anchor line, but even when we reached the chain we still couldn't see the bottom! Eventually we found the bottom, but couldn't see anything. Indeed, Bridey and Peter later reported that the vis was so bad they were having trouble reading their gauges and computers.

Torches were no use, so we decided to abort the dive. On the surface we discussed going down the shot line, but decided there was no point. Even if it took us to the wreck, we still wouldn't be able to see anything.

We all headed back in to a reef just of Beaumaris and Alan and John went in to check it out. Then Bridey, Peter and I spent an hour having a look around the reef as well.

It was certainly a very interesting reef with a lot of overhangs and swim throughs and abalone everywhere.

We headed back to Patterson River after another great day of diving.

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