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Logbook Scuba Dive # 200 - Mornington Pier

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Logbook Scuba Dive # 200 - Mornington Pier
Date: Entry Time: Dive Time: Max. Depth:
Wed, 07-Jan-2009 20:05:00 74 minutes 7 metres
Dive Location: City / Island:
Mornington Pier Port Phillip Bay, VIC
Country: Dive Master:
Australia Lloyd Borrett
Dive Club: Dive Trip:
Victorian Sub-Aqua Group (VSAG) -
Buddy/Buddies:
Alan Storen, Steve Lamb
Dive Details:
Entry: Boat Name:  
Shore -  
Start PG: Entry Time: Exit Time: End PG:
A 20:05:00 21:19:00 -
Altitude: Rep. Dive: Surface Interval:  
0 m No -  
Max. Depth:     Avg. Depth:
7 metres     5.08  m
  Dive Time: Deco. Dive:
  74 minutes No
Conditions:
Weather: Air Temp.: Water Temp.:  
Clear 18 °C 18 °C  
Water: Waves: Current:  
Salt No Waves No Current  
Visibility: Horizontal Vis.: Vertical Vis.:
Good Good - -  
Equipment:
Weight: Dive Suit: Dive Computer:
13 kg Wetsuit 7 mm Suunto Vytec DS
Equipment used on this dive:
Apeks ATX40 Octopus | Apollo Bio-Fin Pro | Buddy Surface Marker Buoy | DUI Weight & Trim 2 Harness | Faber 15L Steel Cylinder | Mirage A250 Wrist Slate | Neptune Scorpion Gold 7mm SemiDry Wetsuit | Northern Diver Mini Metal Wreck Reel | Northern Diver Superstretch 2mm Neoprene Gloves | 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 | OMS Stainless Steel Backplate | OMS Stainless Steel Single Cylinder Adaptor Plate | OMS VEGA 3 watt LED Flashlight | Princeton Tec Aqua Strobe | Princeton Tec Impact XL Dive Light | Princeton Tec Shockwave LED Dive Light | Sonar Explorer Aqua Silicone Mask | Suunto CB-Two-In-Line Combo Console - 1 | Suunto SK-7 Compass Wrist - 1 | Suunto Transmitter - Rec | 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:  
206 bar 92 bar 114 bar  
Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
- -    

Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
5.08  m 15.33 litres/min    
Gas Mixture:
Air
Dive Captain: Lloyd Borrett, VSAG

Headed down to Mornington Pier after work. Met another diver there who was going to be diving with a group organised by David Bryant.

Steve Lamb, Alan Storen and Alex showed up and we started to kit up. Then Greg Richards and two new VSAGers showed up as well. Alex and the two new guys decided to take there time so that it would be a night dive for them. Steve, Alan and I headed in with Greg joining us soon after.

We headed out on the surface past the Sydney to Hobart yacht Skandia and its tender, then over to the pier and descended. As we headed along the rock wall I spotted one medium and one small stingray. Then we were under the pier and seeing the usual inhabitants.

We pottered around slowly making our way out to the end of the pier and back. I didn't see any seahorses which was unusual for a dive at Mornington Pier.

My buoyancy control was noticibly a bit off as we began the dive, but by the end of the dive things had settled down.

Alan was diving with what was left in his cylinder after a dive earlier in the day so he depaterted after a while.

I noticed a stream of small bubbles coming from my Princeton Tec Shockwave LED dive torch when it was in certain positions, switched it off and turned on the OMS VEGA.

I was really enjoying just being relaxed on a long dive again. Eventually Steve signalled that he was down to 50 bar, so he headed to the surface, whilst I headed in underwater. I proceeded under Skandia and into the inlet. The keel of that yacht doesn't clear the bottom by much.

Alan and Greg helped me get my gear up the wall. Alan also flushed the flooded torch with fresh water.

After getting out of our kit, a group of us headed off to La Porchetta's for some food, drinks and yarns. A most enjoyable way to spend an evening.
 
 

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