1-2 March 2014
|Coordinator: Charles Adamson|
The trip to Batesman Bay was a success, with no confirmed reports of nudibranchs in the area. Unfortunately, the balmy 20C water temperature was still a little too cold for the sharks at the Dragon Rocks. A cool and overcast day on Saturday was met with similar cloudy underwater conditions, with interesting surge at Dragon Rock. Moray eels, lots of hungry Blue Wrasse and big wobbies were seen. Dive two was to the Bubble Cave at Black Rock (north end). Alas, the Bubble Cave was silted up and without a shovel, we were denied entry. A spectacular Sunday greeted campers, been warm, sunny, no wind and oily-calm waters. After a lazy breakfast, a fast zip in the Goat to Burri Wall revealed superb 20+ metre viz and spectacular walls, canyons and drops. And a rather large bull shark... The last dive of the day was a spec dive to the front of Jimmy's island. Again, lots of good fish life, varied underwater topography and clear water made for a memorable dive in 20+ metre of water. The dive was also memorable with Andrew and Michael proving you don't need fins to scuba dive.
-- A. Diver.
Ron has provided photos and a movie.