Logbook Scuba Dive # 138 - Blairgowrie Pier
|Logbook Scuba Dive # 138 - Blairgowrie Pier|
|Date:||Entry Time:||Dive Time:||Max. Depth:|
|Sat, 25-Aug-2007||11:09:00||69 minutes||6.1 metres|
|Dive Location:||City / Island:|
|Blairgowrie Pier||Port Phillip Bay, VIC|
|Dive Shop:||Dive Trip:|
|Start PG:||Entry Time:||Exit Time:||End PG:|
|Altitude:||Rep. Dive:||Surface Interval:|
|Max. Depth:||Avg. Depth:|
|6.1 metres||4.09 m|
|Dive Time:||Deco. Dive:|
|Weather:||Air Temp.:||Water Temp.:|
|Clear||20 °C||11 °C|
|Salt||No Waves||No Current|
|Visibility:||Horizontal Vis.:||Vertical Vis.:|
|Weight:||Dive Suit:||Dive Computer:|
|26 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 | McNett Ankl Weights | 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 Vytec DS Dive Computer | Waterborne Safety Strap - Vytec|
|Cylinder Set #1|
|Cylinder Type:||Cylinder Size:||Working Pressure:||Supply Type:|
|Steel||12.2 litres||232 bar||Open Circuit (OC)|
|O2:||He:||Min. PPO2:||Max. PPO2:|
|56.6 m||56.6 m||-|
|Start Pressure:||End Pressure:||Diff. Pressure:|
|230 bar||50 bar||180 bar|
|Avg. Depth:||SAC Rate:|
|Avg. Depth:||SAC Rate:|
|4.09 m||22.58 litres/min|
|On a very pleasant and fine winter day, Neil, Heather, Charles, Guy and I all met up at The Scuba Doctor in Rye. We waited for Peter Chew, eventually calling him to learn he was in bed crook. So off the Blairgowrie Pier we drove.
I parked as I usually do down the bottom at the entrance to Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. Turns out the others all went to the top car park. I got into my gear, loaded up the trolley and headed towards the pier. Spotted Neil coming down the steps and called out. He'd forgotten his fins and was wondering if I had a spare pair. No such luck.
I continued out to the landing where I waited for the others to join me. While I waiting I got chatting to a couple walking on the pier. He was a diver and we chatted about dive sites and dive clubs.
Eventually the others arrived. With Neil's help I got into my gear and into the water. As we headed off I couldn't find my instrument console. I tried to signal Heather, but we ended up surfacing to sort it out. Then we started on the dive proper.
The addition of the 1.75 kg ankle weights made a big difference to my ability to control my trim and buoyancy.
As always Blairgowrie Pier was delightful to dive. Heather managed to get some nice shots of nudis and sea horses.
While we were getting out, Neil reported than Ken and Takai had arrived and gone for a dive.
Eventually we finished the dive and made our way back to The Scuba Doctor where it was all happening. Peter Fear and Matt Kelly had the rubber duck ready to go with Matt as the designated driver, and Dave Kelly showed up with his boat as well.
Other divers showed up and eventually they all headed out for a scallop dive. I wasn't confident in my ability to do a small boat dive in my dry suit at this stage and opted out.
Eventually everyone arrived back at The Scuba Doctor from the scallop dive.
All in all a simply great day of diving.