Logbook Scuba Dive # 78 - Blairgowrie Pier
|Logbook Scuba Dive # 78 - Blairgowrie Pier|
|Date:||Entry Time:||Dive Time:||Max. Depth:|
|Fri, 16-Feb-2007||18:09:00||79 minutes||5.2 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:|
|5.2 metres||3.38 m|
|Dive Time:||Deco. Dive:|
|Weather:||Air Temp.:||Water Temp.:|
|Clear||27 °C||22 °C|
|Salt||No Waves||No Current|
|Visibility:||Horizontal Vis.:||Vertical Vis.:|
|Weight:||Dive Suit:||Dive Computer:|
|14 kg||Wetsuit 3 mm Steamer||Suunto Vytec DS|
|Equipment used on this dive:|
|Apeks ATX100 Regulator | Apeks ATX40 Octopus | Apollo Bio-Fin Pro | Apollo Ecodiver Dive Boots | DUI Weight & Trim 2 Harness | Faber 12.2L Steel Cylinder | Northern Diver Superstretch 2mm Neoprene Gloves | 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 | Sonar Steamer 3mm | Suunto Vytec DS Dive Computer | Waterborne Safety Strap - Vytec|
|Cylinder Set #1|
|Cylinder Type:||Cylinder Size:||Working Pressure:||Supply Type:|
|Steel||12.2 litres||232 bar||Open Circuit (OC)|
|O2:||He:||Min. PPO2:||Max. PPO2:|
|24.9 m||16.6 m||-|
|Start Pressure:||End Pressure:||Diff. Pressure:|
|214 bar||50 bar||164 bar|
|Avg. Depth:||SAC Rate:|
|Avg. Depth:||SAC Rate:|
|3.38 m||18.93 litres/min|
|Arranged with Alan Dickerson at the VSAG meeting on Thursday night to do a shore dive together. I needed to try out my new Sonar Steamer 3mm wetsuit. Plus I need to do two shore dives on Nitrox to complete my TDI Nitrox course.
We met up at The Scuba Doctor. Peter Fear had a Faber 12 litre cylinder ready, filled with EAN40. So we got out the analysers and checked it. Then Alan and I headed off to Blairgowrie Pier.
It was a very hot day. We were both so sticky that it wasn't easy getting into the wetsuits. As we geared up it started to spit a bit of rain and the wind came up. Maybe it's going to get a bit stormy on us. We ambled out onto the pier, geared up and stepped in.
My weighting seemed reasonable, so we just headed out on the dive.
I focused on looking at the pier wall. Plenty of interesting macro stuff, a few crabs, plus some nudis. We slowly worked our way out to the end of the pier and along the inside of the sea wall. Sea horses and plenty of interesting fish.
This is just a delightful pier to dive. There is just so much to see. Taking it slowly as we were, you get to see plenty.
At 100 bar at the very end of the sea wall, we turned back. Still taking it relatively slowly. I came across a trio of seahorses and we followe dthem for a while.
Back at the exit point with 60 bar, I decided to do a proper buoyancy check. I found that dropping one of my 3.6 kg integrated weight pockets made me just about spot on.
The change from the 7mm to 3mm wetsuit and no hood was just delightful. I wasn't cold at any point of the dive. So I have my summer diving protection now.