Logbook Scuba Dive # 30 - Blairgowrie Pier
|Logbook Scuba Dive # 30 - Blairgowrie Pier|
|Date:||Entry Time:||Dive Time:||Max. Depth:|
|Sun, 20-Aug-2006||17:01:00||24 minutes||6.4 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:|
|6.4 metres||4.71 m|
|Dive Time:||Deco. Dive:|
|Weather:||Air Temp.:||Water Temp.:|
|Cloudy||12 °C||11 °C|
|Salt||No Waves||No Current|
|Visibility:||Horizontal Vis.:||Vertical Vis.:|
|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 | Canon PowerShot S40 | DUI Weight & Trim 2 Harness | Faber 15L Steel Cylinder | Neptune Scorpion Gold 7mm SemiDry Wetsuit | Northern Diver Thermalskin | Ocean Suits 3mm Hood | Oceanic Spinner Pointed Dive Knife | Oceanic Vortex V8 Fins | OMS Dual Bladder, Banded Wing - Rec | OMS IQ Pack BC Harness | Sonar Explorer Blue Silicone Mask | Sonar Explorer Snorkel | 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||15 litres||232 bar||Open Circuit (OC)|
|O2:||He:||Min. PPO2:||Max. PPO2:|
|56.6 m||56.6 m||-|
|Start Pressure:||End Pressure:||Diff. Pressure:|
|60 bar||0 bar||60 bar|
|Avg. Depth:||SAC Rate:|
|Avg. Depth:||SAC Rate:|
|4.71 m||25.50 litres/min|
|Instructor: David Bryant
First dive with new Canon underwater housing for my old Canon PowerShot S40 digital camera.
David Bryant spent an hour with me before the dive going over the basics of the camera and the appropriate settings for using it underwater.
Then we journeyed down to Blairgowrie Pier to put the theory into practice.
Problem: Turned out the 190 bar fill I thought had been done the previous Sunday, hadn't actually happened. Thus I only had 60 bar. (Makes mental note to always check before leaving the dive shop in the future.)
Solution: Enter from the landing. Journey on surface out to the end of the pier. Then return on the surface after the photo session.
David took me to a pylon with a large stag horn on it. He found two seahorses there. And so, I began to take pictures.
Those available here are the best of a bad lot. You'll notice all of the classic mistakes being made.
Visibility was ordinary, but David still managed to find quite a few great subjects. Pity ,e and my camera work isn't up to par.
However, it was a fun introduction to underwater digital photography and I'm looking forward to learning more from David in later sessions.
Note: BYS has put up the new "Dive Safely" sign at the entrance.