Posts Tagged ‘Port Jackson Shark’

Bare Island east (#276, 9.1m, 74′)

September 18, 2008

Matt, Mogens and I jumped in on early Saturday morning on theScared of sharks? first day with summer like temperatures – that is, outside of the water. The 16 degrees water temperature did not prevent us from taking a long photo dive. We entered the water on the left side of the bridge and crossed the channel to dive the east side of Bare Island. We did not get too far though, once we arrived at the nice wall with lots of nudibranchs we simply got stuck as all ofBlue dragon (pteraeolidia ianthina) us had brought photographic equipment along. The visibility almost uniquely allowed for macro shots (the PJ shark picture was about the only exception), and that’s what we did for almost 75 minutes underwater…
It was a great start in the day, and what a difference to dry within minutes in warm wind rather than freezing badly due to a cold breeze as it had happened only two weeks before…

Pete’s Point night dive (#275, 9.1 m, 41′)

September 3, 2008

I almost thought the fate of last week would repeat itself, but in the end I found someone willing to join me for a night dive. Gypsy, BradPort Jackson Shark (Heterodontus portjacksonii) and I entered the water at Pete’s Point aka Windy Point in perfectly calm seas. The aim of the dive was to find a distant reef Gypsy had discovered some time ago which no one else had been able to find ever since. We entered the water on the south side of the Point and swam straight out in easterly direction. (more…)