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Logbook Scuba Dive # 137 - Flinders Pier

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Logbook Scuba Dive # 137 - Flinders Pier
Date: Entry Time: Dive Time: Max. Depth:
Sat, 18-Aug-2007 11:26:00 39 minutes 4 metres
Dive Location: City / Island:
Flinders Pier Western Port Bay, VIC
Country: Dive Master:
Australia Andy Lowther
Dive Shop: Dive Trip:
- -
Andy Lowther, Sam Lowther
Dive Details:
Entry: Boat Name:  
Shore -  
Start PG: Entry Time: Exit Time: End PG:
A 11:26:00 12:05:00 -
Altitude: Rep. Dive: Surface Interval:  
0 m No -  
Max. Depth:     Avg. Depth:
4 metres     3.17  m
  Dive Time: Deco. Dive:
  39 minutes No
Weather: Air Temp.: Water Temp.:  
Clear 14 °C 11 °C  
Water: Waves: Current:  
Salt No Waves No Current  
Visibility: Horizontal Vis.: Vertical Vis.:
Average Average - -  
Weight: Dive Suit: Dive Computer:
24 kg Drysuit Suunto Vytec DS
Equipment used on this dive:
Apeks ATX100 Regulator | Apeks ATX40 Octopus | Apollo Bio-Fin Pro | DUI Weight & Trim 2 Harness | Faber 12.2L Steel Cylinder | Northern Diver CNX2-RI Dry Suit | Northern Diver Superstretch 2mm Neoprene Gloves | Northern Diver Thermalskin | Ocean Suits 3mm Hood | Oceanic Spinner Pointed Dive Knife | OMS Compact Quick Dump Weight Pockets | OMS Dual Bladder, Banded Wing - Rec | OMS IQ Pack BC Harness | Sonar Explorer Blue Silicone Mask | Suunto CB-Two-In-Line Combo Console - 1 | Suunto SK-7 Compass Wrist - 1 | Suunto Vytec DS Dive Computer | Waterborne Safety Strap - Vytec
Cylinder Set #1
Cylinder Type: Cylinder Size: Working Pressure: Supply Type:
Steel Single Cylinder 12 litres 232 bar Open Circuit (OC) Open Circuit (OC)
O2: He: Min. PPO2: Max. PPO2:
21% - - 1.4 bar
Air Air MOD: EAD: END:
56.6 m 56.6 m -
Start Pressure: End Pressure: Diff. Pressure:  
210 bar 84 bar 126 bar  
Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
- -    

Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
3.17  m 29.43 litres/min    
Gas Mixture:
Divemaster: Andy Lowther

I met up with Andy and Samantha Lowther at Flinders Pier as arranged for my second dive in my dry suit.

It was a magnificent, sunny winters day. Quite a few people were walking along the beach and pier taking in the warmth of the sun.

I proceeded to clamber into my dry suit, load up the trolley and make my way slowly out to the right side (southern) landing on the pier.

With Andy's help I eventually got everything on and stepped into the water.

Again I was all over the place in the dry suit, really struggling to get my trim right. We started to make our way out to the end of the pier, checking out a few weedy sea dragons along the way.

I seemed to have even more trouble controlling my trim on this dive than my first dive in the dry suit, so I wasn't having a very enjoyable time of it.

On our way back to the landing I spotted a weedy sea dragon just as it came across a school of very tiny creatures. I watched as the weedy sea dragon started to feed on the school. Simply facinating.

Back at the landing I inflated my dry suit and needed Andy's help to get my BS and wing off. With the dry suit inflated I was able to stay afloat with the weight harness still on. I then took the weight harness off and climbed out of the water. This was effectively a test for small boat diving in the dry suit.

Then I went and had lunch in Flinders before heading over to The Scuba Doctor in Rye for airfills.

Andy suggested that I might improve my trim and bouyancy control with the addition of some ankle weights. So I ordered a set of McNett Ankl Weights size long, from The Scuba Doctor.

At 5pm we had the second Bass Strait Aquatic Club meeting with a healthy number of people in attendance and many signing up to join the club.


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