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Black Rock Sunrise Dive

To celebrate the first day of winter Yu, Alan, Marky and I struggled out of our warm beds predawn for a 6am dive at Black Rock.

Black Rock has a small pier, but the main attraction is the wreck of HMAS Cerebus, a Navy breastwork monitor ship that was scuttled as a breakwater off Half Moon Bay in 1924. Whilst it used to be a popular site for divers and picnickers (sections exposed above water), in 1993 there was significant structural collapse and the site now has a large exclusion zone around it, so alas there is not a lot to see.

A chilly morning (it was 3°C ❄️outside when we jumped into the 13°C waters!), but a quiet and peaceful way to start the winter months. Shallow site, great for playing with my new gear. Saw a tonne of flatworms in the water, as well as a fiddler ray straight up (camera wasn’t rolling!) and a few other critters came out to say hi. The best bit of a winter predawn dive has to be ascending to the crisp and clear sunrise 🌅

Location: Blackrock, Victoria, Australia
Water Temperature: 13°C
Average Depth: 2.5m
Maximum Depth: 4m
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Royal Beach & Schnapper Point (Mornington)

Another FABULOUS weekend of diving 😀 Here is the latest video from the dives Sarah and I did on Sunday, at Mornington. Fourth time using the camera underwater (first time with the filters), starting to get the hang of it, and starting to be able to ID some of the fishies! Once again, click the HD to see in all its glory. Highlight for me was the cuttlefish, magnificent creatures. The schooling fish were pretty awesome too 👌

Dive 1 (Royal Beach) was 35 min, with a max depth of 4.5m (average of 2.7m), 21°C. Dive 2 (Schnapper Point) was 64 min, with a max depth of 7.8m (average of 5.9m), 22°C underwater.

Am loving my new life under the sea, turns out perhaps Disney was right and I WAS supposed to be a mermaid after all!

Location: Mornington, Victoria, Australia
Water Temperature: 21.5°C
Average Depth: 4.3m
Maximum Depth: 6.2m