Logbook Scuba Dive # 86 - Portsea Pier East Reef
|Logbook Scuba Dive # 86 - Portsea Pier East Reef|
|Date:||Entry Time:||Dive Time:||Max. Depth:|
|Sat, 03-Mar-2007||12:54:00||90 minutes||4.9 metres|
|Dive Location:||City / Island:|
|Portsea Pier East Reef||Port Phillip Bay, VIC|
|Dive Shop:||Dive Trip:|
|Deb Serginson, Tony Dragon|
|Start PG:||Entry Time:||Exit Time:||End PG:|
|Altitude:||Rep. Dive:||Surface Interval:|
|Max. Depth:||Avg. Depth:|
|4.9 metres||2.94 m|
|Dive Time:||Deco. Dive:|
|Weather:||Air Temp.:||Water Temp.:|
|Clear||23 °C||19 °C|
|Salt||No Waves||No Current|
|Visibility:||Horizontal Vis.:||Vertical Vis.:|
|Weight:||Dive Suit:||Dive Computer:|
|11 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 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||12.2 litres||232 bar||Open Circuit (OC)|
|O2:||He:||Min. PPO2:||Max. PPO2:|
|56.6 m||56.6 m||-|
|Start Pressure:||End Pressure:||Diff. Pressure:|
|220 bar||65 bar||155 bar|
|Avg. Depth:||SAC Rate:|
|Avg. Depth:||SAC Rate:|
|2.94 m||16.23 litres/min|
|After refreshments in the Portsea Cafe with Andy, Sam, Tom and company, I headed back to the car. I came across Tony and Deb in the car park having finished their first pier dive. We decided to have lunch and then team up for a dive of Portsea Pier and out onto the reef.
We entered off of the beach, and proceeded slowly underwater out to the end of the Portsea Pier. We then turned left and headed over to the reef area.
We slowly explored the reef. Spotted a number of stingrays, plus two weedy sea dragons. Plenty of other interesting marine life everywhere.
When I was down to 80 bar we went back over to Portsea Pier and soon after ended the dive, exiting via the beach.
We changed out of our gear and caught up for an ice cream and drinks at the corner cafe. Then it was back to The Scuba Doctor for air fills and the wine tasting. The usual suspects were there.
Dr Stuart Cannon gave Dave and I a really good run through his rebreather setup and what the plusses and minusses of using them were.