Goooooooood morning Australia!!!!
After much planning, several episodes of poor weather and shuffling around we have finally managed to get out there (under there…) for another dive!
What a great day! Spending the first day of the Christmas break SCUBA diving practically in our own backyard in the Sunshine Coast at a locally known dive site, Hanging Rock.
Hanging Rock is easily accessible by boat. Leaving from SeaLife Aquarium, our trip out was about 10-15 minutes and was blessed with calm conditions. The site is mostly a leveled dive site which reaches a maximum depth of just over 18m with a centrally located rocky overhang sitting smug as the main event. This harbours coral, fish and various other creatures and critters.
Broadcasting out to 1/3 of the world… Merry Christmas & Happy Bubbles!
There’s turtles and fish
Always plenty to see
Divers floating by
Location: Julian Rocks, Byron Bay
Dive Time: 51 minutes
Max Depth: 14.7 m
Dive Buddy Rating: 10/10
Feel free to check out the short clip below of some of what we saw. There were also a few Grey Nurse Sharks but unfortunately didn’t catch any on film (yes, yes – that’s what they all say…)
Yesterday we were at the Gold Coast Seaway, where we went for a shore dive. After a range of hiccups during the dive from equalising problems to a broken fin straps, we managed to get a short dive in and a few pictures to go with it. There was also a Queensland Grouper in the area, which unfortunately I didn’t get to see. Maybe next time…
We’ve been pretty busy lately, so it’s been a while since posting and it’ll likely be a while before the next one. In the meantime, happy bubbles!
We went shore diving at Tweed River today. Visibility was nice for Tweed, but pretty poor compared to other dive sites such as our last trip to Julian Rocks, Byron Bay. It really makes us appreciate how clear the water was when we went diving with sharks!
Nonetheless, diving was fun and we got to try out some new toys – torch, diveslate, split fins and camera. The torch was bought on eBay for just over $20 and it was well worth the money, illuminating the murkiest parts under rocks and in small caves. Hope you enjoy!
Awesome dive at Julian Rocks today! Saw whales frolicking on the boat trip out. Underwater, we saw stacks on friendly grey nurse sharks, pufferfish, wobbegong sharks, potato cod, a massive starfish and so much more!
Here is a taste of what we experienced during the trip, but at supersonic speed.