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Logbook Scuba Dive # 28 - Melbourne Aquarium

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Logbook Scuba Dive # 28 - Melbourne Aquarium
Date: Entry Time: Dive Time: Max. Depth:
Tue, 08-Aug-2006 15:26:00 37 minutes 6.7 metres
Dive Location: City / Island:
Melbourne Aquarium Melbourne, VIC
Country: Dive Master:
Australia -
Dive Shop: Dive Trip:
Diving Headquarters -
Dive Details:
Entry: Boat Name:  
Shore -  
Start PG: Entry Time: Exit Time: End PG:
A 15:26:00 16:03:00 -
Altitude: Rep. Dive: Surface Interval:  
0 m No -  
Max. Depth:     Avg. Depth:
6.7 metres     3.66  m
  Dive Time: Deco. Dive:
  37 minutes No
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 - -  
Weight: Dive Suit: Dive Computer:
16 kg Wetsuit 7 mm Suunto Vytec DS
Equipment used on this dive:
Apeks ATX100 Regulator | Apeks ATX40 Octopus | Apollo Ecodiver Dive Boots | Apollo Proflex 2mm Gloves | DUI Weight & Trim 2 Harness | Faber 15L Steel Cylinder | Neptune Scorpion Gold 7mm SemiDry Wetsuit | Ocean Suits 3mm Hood | Oceanic Spinner Pointed Dive Knife | Oceanic Vortex V8 Fins | OMS Dual Bladder, Banded Wing - Rec | OMS IQ Pack BC Harness | Remin Kart-A-Bag Concorde III Trolley | Sonar Explorer Blue Silicone Mask | Sonar Large Draw String Catch Bag | Suunto CB-Two-In-Line Combo Console - 1 | Suunto SK-7 Compass Console | 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:  
174 bar 110 bar 64 bar  
Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
- -    

Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
3.66  m 18.99 litres/min    
Gas Mixture:
Shark Dive arranged via Diving Headquarters, 436 High Street, East Prahran VIC 3181.

Face-to-face with grey nurse sharks, seven gill sharks, giant stingrays and hundreds of exotic fish in Melbourne Aquarium's 2.2 million litre Oceanarium.

Briefing given by James. Diving instructor in the water was Andrew. Three first time divers and myself in the group. A negatively buoyant dive.

Entry: Down the steps onto the entry/exit ledge in about waist deep water.

Entered the water first, put on my fins and mask. Waited for one of the large sharks to go by and stepped in off the ledge.

Went down to the bottom of the deepest section (7m) and waited,. The others eventually entered the water and traversed on the surface with Andrew across to the 4m main area. Joined them there and started to check out the fish. One of the other divers was having trouble so went to assist, then Andrew came and helped her.

Eventually the group traversed down to the far end where we spent most of the dive. I eventually settled on my back and watched the fish go by. Touched a couple of the large stingrays.

One of the other divers got into trouble and was taken to the surface and out of the oceanarium by Andrew.

When out time was up, we headed back towards the entry/exit point. I didn't bother to go down into the deeper section again as not many fish were going down there. Waited until the others had all made it onto the entry/exit ledge and then joined them.

The diver who had finished her dive early was still having problems. She ended up being taken off in an ambulance.

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