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Prawn 6 26 Aug 2018

Sunday morning BJ, Wolf and I all members of the Sea Wolfs Dive Club headed out from West Beach for a dive to a Mark that we call Prawn 6.
Our intention was to dive this GPS mark that had been given to us by a professional prawn fisherman.
This position is an area where professional fishermen have had there nets snagged in the past.
Our aim for the dive was to see what was causing the nets to be snagged.
The conditions for diving Sunday were excellent with seas flat calm and no wind and for the most part sunny conditions.
However as we approached the dive site we encountered a fog bank which closed visibility on the surface to about 100 meters.
By the time we were ready to dive the sun was breaking through which made for a perfect start to the dive..
Wolf and I descended down the anchor rope and immediately saw a wreck about 5 meters from where the anchor lay.
Swimming across and inspecting the wreck we discovered that It was a small tinny with packing crates attached to it.
These crates had been attached and held in position with tie downs.
I had taken my camera with me and although the visibility was remarkably good for the 30 meter depth,
I was only using available light and the resulting photos were not the best colour wise.
The wreck was about 6-8 meters long and with the crates about 1.5 meters high. There was a lot of growth on the sides so it had been in the water for several years.
Wolf and I spent about 20 minutes exploring around the site and then made our way back to the surface.
After briefing BJ who had stayed on the boat as boat cover we headed back to West Beach.
 
Written by Alan
 
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Ewens Ponds Snorkel 18 Aug 2018

On Friday my wife Julie and I headed to Cape Jaffa to meet up with other members of the Sea Wolf Dive Club who were planning to snorkel from Ewens Ponds along Eight Mile Creek to the sea.
Arriving at Cape Jaffa our accommodation was a comfortable B and B at The Cape Jaffa Marina Retreat. We soon settled in with others from the club.
Not long after arriving that we were treated to a spectacular lighting show and thunder storm.
Saturday morning we were all up early and headed off to Ewens Ponds. Getting changed into our wetsuits was the biggest challenge as it was a freezing cold wind ripping through the entry area to the ponds.
Once in the water it was a lot warmer than out. The current quickly took us through the three ponds. You could see the water bubbling out of the ground as you drifted along.  Several freshwater cray’s were also seen inside the ponds.
The journey down the creek is about two kilometers and takes about an hour and a half. Along the way you get see great diversity of colours and various marine plants. Along the way we encountered a large school of perch. A hail storm also made for an interesting time as you could feel the hail stones bouncing off your back. Finally we made it to the sea where we where meet by the non snorkelers with dry towels and hot coffee (in my dreams).
After Lunch the Sea Wolves set off for Carpenter Rock and Canunda National Park to drive the sand track through the park. On arrival at Carpenter Rock we tried to get on the beach however due to gale force winds and rough seas there was no beach. We continued along the track. For most of the track there was constant mound and dips almost like waves. We also encountered a lot of reasonably deep water along the track which made for some very interesting crossings. On more than one occasion water was over the bonnets of the cars. Three vehicles either lost their number plates or had them damaged. Fortunately this was the only damage sustained by the group.
Eventually we got through to the northern end of the park and made our way back to Cape Jaffa and a well deserved beer or two.
Written By
Alan

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Ewens Ponds Snorkel 18 Aug 2018

On Friday my wife Julie and I headed to Cape Jaffa to meet up with other members of the Sea Wolf Dive Club who were planning to snorkel from Ewens Ponds along Eight Mile Creek to the sea.
Arriving at Cape Jaffa our accommodation was a comfortable B and B at The Cape Jaffa Marina Retreat. We soon settled in with others from the club.
Not long after arriving that we were treated to a spectacular lighting show and thunder storm.
Saturday morning we were all up early and headed off to Ewens Ponds. Getting changed into our wetsuits was the biggest challenge as it was a freezing cold wind ripping through the entry area to the ponds.
Once in the water it was a lot warmer than out. The current quickly took us through the three ponds. You could see the water bubbling out of the ground as you drifted along.  Several freshwater cray’s were also seen inside the ponds.
The journey down the creek is about two kilometers and takes about an hour and a half. Along the way you get see great diversity of colours and various marine plants. Along the way we encountered a large school of perch. A hail storm also made for an interesting time as you could feel the hail stones bouncing off your back. Finally we made it to the sea where we where meet by the non snorkelers with dry towels and hot coffee (in my dreams).
After Lunch the Sea Wolves set off for Carpenter Rock and Canunda National Park to drive the sand track through the park. On arrival at Carpenter Rock we tried to get on the beach however due to gale force winds and rough seas there was no beach. We continued along the track. For most of the track there was constant mound and dips almost like waves. We also encountered a lot of reasonably deep water along the track which made for some very interesting crossings. On more than one occasion water was over the bonnets of the cars. Three vehicles either lost their number plates or had them damaged. Fortunately this was the only damage sustained by the group.
Eventually we got through to the northern end of the park and made our way back to Cape Jaffa and a well deserved beer or two.
Written By
Alan

02050310111214

Liberty Dive 17 June 2018

On the 17 June a group from the Seawolves conducted two dives on the Liberty shipwreck at Talumben the diving was good but the entry and exit was rough to say the least for a shore entry as the first two photos show. There was plenty of corals, fish and even a turtle on the wreck.

 

09 June 2018 Seawolf Dive

09 June ‘18 The club is conducting a dive on the Seawolf and Lumb.

Meeting O’Sullivan Beach Boat Ramp at 0830 for a 9am departure.

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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