Logbook Scuba Dive # 76 - Portsea Pier
|Logbook Scuba Dive # 76 - Portsea Pier|
|Date:||Entry Time:||Dive Time:||Max. Depth:|
|Sat, 10-Feb-2007||12:17:00||25 minutes||4.6 metres|
|Dive Location:||City / Island:|
|Portsea 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:|
|4.6 metres||2.87 m|
|Dive Time:||Deco. Dive:|
|Weather:||Air Temp.:||Water Temp.:|
|Clear||21 °C||19 °C|
|Salt||No Waves||No Current|
|Visibility:||Horizontal Vis.:||Vertical Vis.:|
|Weight:||Dive Suit:||Dive Computer:|
|14 kg||Wetsuit 7 mm||Suunto Vytec DS|
|Equipment used on this dive:|
|Apeks ATX100 Regulator | Apeks ATX40 Octopus | Apollo Bio-Fin Pro | Apollo Ecodiver Dive Boots | Buddy Surface Marker Buoy | DUI Weight & Trim 2 Harness | Faber 15L Steel Cylinder | Mirage A250 Wrist Slate | 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 | Princeton Tec Impact XL Dive Light | 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||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:|
|82 bar||30 bar||52 bar|
|Avg. Depth:||SAC Rate:|
|Avg. Depth:||SAC Rate:|
|2.87 m||24.24 litres/min|
|Having arrived back at Portsea Pier with plenty of air left in our cylinders, Neil and I decided to burn it off with a relaxing pier dive taking in the nearby reef.
I found that I was a bit under weighted and had problems staying under for much of the dive. I was using my Faber 15 litre steel cylinder, so I made a mental note that I would need even more weight with my 12 litre one.
Neil found a rather large weedy sea dragon under the pier. I spotted another one as we headed over to the reef.
By the time we reached the reef I was really struggling to stay down. Getting low on air we headed back to the pier.
This is just such a delightful dive site to explore. I must get back and dive it more often.
Dive over, we headed back to our cars only to find Ed had already arrived for the afternoon dive. Neil headed off home, and I switched cylinders ready for the afternoon dive. I had lunch and headed out onto the pier where I found Hev, Matt, Peter and Ed all waiting for the dive boat.