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Logbook Scuba Dive # 97 - Blairgowrie Pier

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Logbook Scuba Dive # 97 - Blairgowrie Pier
Date: Entry Time: Dive Time: Max. Depth:
Sun, 15-Apr-2007 10:28:00 90 minutes 5.8 metres
Dive Location: City / Island:
Blairgowrie Pier Port Phillip Bay, VIC
Country: Dive Master:
Australia Alan Storen
Dive Club: Dive Trip:
Victorian Sub-Aqua Group (VSAG) -
Buddy/Buddies:
Alan Storen, Bridey Leggatt, Greg Richards, Tim Christian
Dive Details:
Entry: Boat Name:  
Shore -  
Start PG: Entry Time: Exit Time: End PG:
A 10:28:00 11:58:00 -
Altitude: Rep. Dive: Surface Interval:  
0 m No 86:26  
Max. Depth:     Avg. Depth:
5.8 metres     3.67  m
  Dive Time: Deco. Dive:
  90 minutes No
Conditions:
Weather: Air Temp.: Water Temp.:  
Clear 21 °C 18 °C  
Water: Waves: Current:  
Salt No Waves No Current  
Visibility: Horizontal Vis.: Vertical Vis.:
Average Average - -  
Equipment:
Weight: Dive Suit: Dive Computer:
13 kg Wetsuit 3 mm Steamer Suunto Vytec DS
Equipment used on this dive:
Apeks ATX100 Regulator | Apeks ATX40 Octopus | Apollo Bio-Fin Pro | DUI Weight & Trim 2 Harness | Faber 12.2L Steel Cylinder | 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 | Sonar Steamer 3mm | Suunto CB-Two-In-Line Combo Console - 1 | Suunto SK-7 Compass Wrist - 1 | Suunto Vytec DS Dive Computer | Waterborne Safety Strap - Vytec
Cylinder Set #1
Cylinder Type: Cylinder Size: Working Pressure: Supply Type:
Steel Single Cylinder 12 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:  
230 bar 48 bar 182 bar  
Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
- -    

Avg. Depth: SAC Rate:    
3.67  m 17.75 litres/min    
Gas Mixture:
Air
Divemaster: Alan Storen, VSAG

With no boats available the scheduled boat dive day for VSAG became a shore dive at Blairgowrie Pier. I arrived and parked near the beach huts and then went looking for the others. I found Alan Storen, Bridey Leggatt, Tim Christian and Greg Richards all in the top car park. With everyone present it was time to gear up and head out onto the pier.

Once we were all in the water we headed off at a delightfully leisurely pace under the pier. As usual there were plenty of interesting things to see. There seemed to be more crabs, seahorses and nudis about than usual. Or maybe I'm just getting better at noticing them.

Once we reached the end of the first section of the pier I started to systemactically work each of the pylons on the outer part of the pier. I was hoping to spot the angler fish, but no such luck. So instead I just settled for looking at the seahorses, nudis etc. Maybe it's a seasonal thing, but the seahorses I've been seeing on recent pier dives seem much bigger than usual.

I was taking so much time looking at certain spots that I found the others were quite some distance away. As I headed off to look for them I found Greg heading back. Then I met up with Alan and Bridey and we started the return journey.

After climbing out of the water I headed back to the car to change. Then others passed Ken and Takia heading out for a dive.

I headed back to The Scuba Doctor for an air fill, and both Alan and Tim joined me there. We popped around the corned for lunch at the Whitecliffs Cafe. They really know how to make a great steak sandwich there.

On arrival back at The Scuba Doctor, I was happy just to settle in on the couch and catch up with some of the others passing through for a while before eventually heading homewards.
 
 

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