This trip was focused solely on wreck diving, so not much in terms of coral life or drift diving. Most of the wrecks are quite deep, about 20+m, and the waters had quite a lot of sediment in them. The visibility apparently was good by usual standards though. The waters could get a little choppy though – a lot of people couldn’t sleep the first night because the boat was rocking so intensely (I woke up occasionally but managed a decent rest), and we always had to fin to the front of the boat to descend along the line – so fighting currents at the start of a dive was always tiring!
We managed 1.5 days of diving – 4 dives in day 1 including a night dive, and 2 dives on our final day, after which we headed back to the jetty.
There were 3 divers in our group of about 17 that were on advanced course, the rest of us were leisure divers. My group was just me, my 2 friends P and S, as well as our DM Michelle. All 4 of us were equipped with cameras and had the luxury of being the group to suit up and head into the waters first.
Dive 1/6 (#54) 11th Aug 2012 8.16am (40 mins) 23.9m Snake Rock
First dive of the trip! Apparently this rock looks like a winding snake if the visibility is good and you observe it from a distance! It’s quite a small area
Dive 2/6 (#55) 11th Aug 2012 11.28am (47 mins) 21m Temu Wreck