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The Pines

A few photos from the dive yesterday.

We were just a few kilometers off shore and not too far from Brighton Jetty.

There was excellent visibility and water was at 22c. The max depth for the reef system we were diving was 10meters.

The surface conditions were also excellent with almost no wind so the sea was flat like a lake.

Australia Day Long Weekend Dive

 A group of divers from the Sea wolves Went diving at Rapid Bay on Monday of the Australia Day Weekend. Meeting at 8am in the car park we all quickly geared up for the first dive. Conditions were not that promising as we could see the water ripping through the jetty leaving a trail at the pylons. Once in the water we were swept up with the current and once at the old jetty it was a continual battle to make headway without being swept away from the jetty. However despite the conditions there was an incredible amount of fish life all along the jetty. Trying to take photos was not easy and it was dig in and hold on whilst taking the shots but it was worth it as the fish life all along the jetty was amazing.

Rapid Bay 21 Jan 2029

Tuesday several members of the Sea Wolves dive club went for a week day dive at Rapid Bay

The water conditions were the best I have seen for as long as I can remember. Visibility out by the Tee was at least 20 meters. There was very little current throughout the dive.

Each time you dive Rapid Bay you see something different today there was two Blue Devils sighted, these fish are common in areas around SA but not regularly seen at Rapid Bay before.

Nudibranchs were seen scattered along the jetty however we did not see any Leafy Sea Dragons. There was plenty of life at the Tee with schools of various fish and a lot of juvenile Leather Jackets. There was a ray hiding under some of the wreckage of the old jetty. 

It was a relaxing dive with all of us spending 90+ minutes in the 21c water.

Rapid Bay 9 Jan 20

Thursday several members of the Sea Wolves Alan, Thong, Dong and Vicki went to Rapid Bay to dive the old jetty. It was an exceptionally hot day and I was happy that we were able to park close to the jetty. The walk to the entry point was uncomfortable to say the least and it was a great relief that I hit the water only to find that my recently serviced Air Two was leaking a considerable amount of air through the mouth piece. After descending and setting my buoyancy I disconnected the system and continued the dive.

Travelling north along the jetty we encountered various species of fish and crab which Included Leather Jackets, Morwongs, Magpie Perch, Old Wives and several Nudibranchs.

The water was quiet warm around 21C and really good vis. which was out to 10 meters and at the start of the dive there was very little current.

We slowly made our way through the jetty to the Tee where we were greeted by a school of Silver Drummer. As we started to make our way back towards the shore I came across a baby Sea Dragon it was only a few inches long so we spent some time trying to get the perfect picture.

On the return we swam through a school of Mackerel. It was with reluctance that we made our way to the exit after 90 minutes of diving and started the long hot walk back to the car where fortunately there was a cold beer waiting.

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Christmas Diving By Sea Wolves

Since the last meeting the club has been very active. Just before Christmas several members set out for Edithburgh for jetty diving. After dodging bush fires and electrical and dust storms the party made it to Edithburgh and conducted an inspiring night dive but the next morning conditions were not so good on the surface but still excellent in the water around Edithburgh with a great many photos taken. Next was Port Giles. When Alan jumped in off the jetty and turned toward the Jetty he could not see it, Vis was down to inches if that so that dive was called off. There was another night dive at Edithburgh and dives at Point Turton and a memorable dive at Port Hughes where a mobility scooter was found at the end of the jetty.

Cape Jaffa and the Cray Bash was extremely popular. One or two divers even had time during the hunt to look around and see creatures other than crays. Johnno mentioned that he saw an Eagle ray with a wing span of over two metres.

Wolf took Jugs under his wing and found him a small cray to catch this took Jugs most of the dive; meanwhile Wolf lands a giant of a cray. However next time out, Jugs is off catching his own reasonable size crays. New Years Eve saw Johnno and Mustard both bring in a 4.4 Kilo cray each only to be out done by Rod who landed a 4.85 kilo monster.

There was also a lot of local diving at the Dump, Lumb and Seawolf, Seacliff Reef and Victor Harbour with ideal diving conditions warm water and good vis. All the sites had an abundance of fish life and several Leafy Sea Dragons had been seen at The Bluff Victor Harbour.

Membership can be renewed by direct debit to the following account. Please ensure you print out your transfer receipt and bring to the next meeting.
Name: Sea Wolves Dive Club      BSB: 015208      Acc: 417913534

We meet every Tuesday evening, doors open from 7:30pm, meeting starts 8:30pm, 10 Bayford Rise, Morphett Vale, New Members Welcome!

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