Posts Tagged ‘scuba’

Pete’s Point aka Windy Point (#280, 12 m, 57′, 15 °C)

September 30, 2008

Pete’s Point (Windy Point) in Cronulla is the small brother of the Oak Park dive site. The reef to the south-east eventually joins withglance over the "shoulder" the second Oak Park reef. The parking is on Rostrevor St, three streets north of Jibbon St (Oak Park). After gearing up there is a small grassy patch leading to the esplanade, from there it is a short way down to the Point itself. The best entrance and exit is on the south side close to the very point from an overgrown sloping rock. What I like most about this dive site is that there is really a lot of terrain to explore. I think I never did the same dive twice here yet. (more…)

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…)

Shark Point (#274, 16.5 m, 53′)

September 2, 2008

It is hard to believe, but it took me 1.5 years in Sydney to finally dive Shark Point in Clovelly. The spot is considered as one of the best dive sites around Sydney. The sea has to be fairly calm though for a safe entry and exit.
Matt and I entered the water at the fissure a bit back on the left side of the point and descended fairly quickly to a depth of 15m. SinceTiny Nudibranch (pteraeolidia ianthina) Matt had not dived the spot too often himself we stayed rather shallow, making sure that we would arrive at the exit on the other side of the point with a conservative air reserve left in our tanks. The visibility was rather disappointing with a lot of heavy particles present. It looked as if the seas had been rough the last few days. (more…)

Canon G9 Underwater Photo Gallery

August 26, 2008

For those of you looking for sample pictures to evaluate the Canon G9 performance underwater:

– I have put a collection of recent shots on a separate page.
– my camera setup and the settings I use can be found on this page