25-26 February 2006
|Coordinator: Matthias Regner|
We'll be staying at River Haven Caravan Park, formerly known as Mogo Goldfields Caravan Park. Price is $10/night/tent/2 people. Extra person per tent is $10/night. That comes in squarely ast $10/night/head.
See http://scuba.club.anu.edu.au/sites/guerilla.php for more.
Given that this isn't quite as cheap as before anymore ($6), if the overwhelming majority is for staying at Tomaga River Caravan Park (also on that web site), I'm happy to rebook.
If you are a rusty or inexperienced diver and can't wait for the official Rusties' weekend, this is another trip with generally easy diving: The boat rides are short, the boat ramp protected, and the dive sites all less than 30m deep, in fact, mostly around 20m. Most of the diving will be around Black Rock, right in front of Mosquito Bay boat ramp. But we may also go to the Tollgate Islands to check out the Grey Nurse Sharks, as long as it is permitted.
BTW, have you written to (or called!) the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to protest against non-commercial Scuba Divers being locked out of GNS critical habitats? If not, it's high time to do it, or it might be your last Club dive with Grey Nurse sharks! More info on the club's enviroment web page.
Burrewarra Point, a little south, is a superb dive by any means and used to be one of the best rock hoppers on the NSW coastline. Well, it still is, but most of the Club divers have become lazy and do it as a boat dive nowadays.
For info on some sites, McFadyen's website has, as usual, plenty; Check out the Batemans Bay section.
As we may encounter Grey Nurse Sharks at the Tollgate Islands, it is imperative that you adhere to the code of conduct for diving with these splendid creatures. I also encourage you to report your sightings to DPI, on this form. However, given the DPI's intention to prohibit us diving in GNS habitats in the future, it is very important that you include a comment on your report, indicating that this information would not be available anymore if access to these habitats was prohibited for non-commercial divers.
I haven't sorted out fills yet. More info to come soon.
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