Today was one of the St George Scuba Club picnic and BBQ days, where members get a free boat dive on one of the members boats. Four Boats headed out today, I made 3 runs all to the Whale Watch Platform. The first run, Rudy, Michelle and Ian left Frenchman's Bay at 7:30am and headed to Bypass Reef, after stopping and dropping a weighted line down about 5m it was evident there was a raging current, the line with a 9lb weight was almost horizontal. With only limited time we decided straight away that Whale Watch should be better. We headed straight over there.
The anchor dropped 5m east of our normal spot, with vis around 5-8m it was pretty easy to navigate around. We headed south to the main cave, then further onto the next cave east around the boulder and up through the grotto, around slightly west through the amphitheatre and around past the sponge garden and around to the nudi rocks. A lot of fish life was around including a school of reasonable sized King-fish many PJ's, Pike, Cuttlefish and even a Moray Eel.
I hear the second dive, was just as good, however on the third run, Rudy and Myself along with Leo and Michael had a spectacular dive here, with 5 Blue Devil Fish. One in the main cave, one in the second cave, one in the grotto, one under a ledge near the sponge garden and one in the very small cave on the north western end. Got to be some kind of record.
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