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Logbook Scuba Dive # 139 - Boarfish Reef

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Logbook Scuba Dive # 139 - Boarfish Reef
Date: Entry Time: Dive Time: Max. Depth:
Sat, 20-Oct-2007 13:50:00 46 minutes 21.3 metres
Dive Location: City / Island:
Boarfish Reef Port Phillip Bay, VIC
Country: Dive Master:
Australia Michelle
Dive Club: Dive Trip:
Bass Strait Aquatic Club (BSAC) -
Cameron Moir, Neil Richardson
Dive Details:
Entry: Boat Name:  
Boat Oceanic Explorer  
Start PG: Entry Time: Exit Time: End PG:
A 13:50:00 14:36:00 -
Altitude: Rep. Dive: Surface Interval:  
0 m No -  
Max. Depth:     Avg. Depth:
21.3 metres     14.89  m
  Dive Time: Deco. Dive:
  46 minutes No
Weather: Air Temp.: Water Temp.:  
Clear 18 °C 13 °C  
Water: Waves: Current:  
Salt No Waves Light Current  
Visibility: Horizontal Vis.: Vertical Vis.:
Average Average - -  
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 | Buddy Surface Marker Buoy | DUI Weight & Trim 2 Harness | Faber 15L Steel Cylinder | McNett Ankl Weights | Northern Diver CNX2-RI Dry Suit | Northern Diver Mini Metal Wreck Reel | 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 Single Cylinder 15 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:  
236 bar 48 bar 188 bar  
Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
- -    

Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
14.89  m 24.63 litres/min    
Gas Mixture:
Boat: "Oceanic Explorer", Bob and Michelle, Dive Victoria

Planned as a Bass Strait Aquatic Club dive, and my first boat dive in my drysuit, we headed down to Rye stopping off at The Scuba Doctor on the way to pick up my regs which had been in for servicing.

Mum and dad were in town for the weekend and dad came with me in the hope that we'd be able to get him onto the dive boat so that he could see what we get up to. We continued on to Portsea and had no problems getting a dad a spot as a passenger on the dive boat. As I started to gear up Benita and mum arrived on the scene.

Once into my gear we made our way out onto the pier and boarded the dive boat. Conditions we relatively calm and sunny as we headed over towards Boarfish Reef. It was a slack water dive and we had a while to wait before entering the water, which gave me plenty of time to gear up. I had some problems getting my drysuit inflator hose to connect, but Neil and Cameron helped me to sort it out.

Once in the water we descended down the shot line and onto the reef. My descent was as controlled as it should have been and I had problems with ear squeeze in my left ear.

As always Boarfish Reef was a very interesting place to explore, but the visibility was no real flash and I was more focused on sorting myself out in the drysuit. My trim was feet down so I moved the ankle weights and attached them to my BCD.

At one stage I started to ascend but got it under control and got myself back down. By the time I reached the turn around point I was starting to feel comfortable.

Eventually it was time to ascend. Neil signalled that he wanted me to do a DSMB deployment while on the bottom at 15m. I refused figuring I needed to focus on controlling my ascent and didn't need the additional task loading.

I started my ascent and ended up just staying about 1 to 2 metres off of Cameron. I managed to control the ascent reasonably well, but there are still a few things that I need to sort out.

Back on board the boat we headed back in and Benita and mum were there to meet us. They all headed off for a look around while I changed. They caught up with me in the cafe after the dive. Then I headed back to The Scuba Doctor for the Bass Strait Aquatic Club committee meeting followed by the general meeting.

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